Panasonic has announced a new high brightness, lightweight, portable projector series which has been designed for use in offices and classrooms.

The PT-VW360 3LCD projector is capable of 4,000 lumens of brightness at WXGA, and promises quiet operation at 29dB. Panasonic claims that this projector should be the lightest and brightest in its class, and is capable of producing a screen size up to 300in. Its contrast ratio has been boosted with an iris mechanism to 20,000:1.

Available from May 2018, the PT-VW360 can assist with focus, screen-fitting, and wall-colour compensation, meaning projector setup and realignment should be easy. A flexible 1.6x zoom lens, curved screen and corner keystone correction are among the features available for ease of projecting off-centre at various throw distances.

“The projector’s daylight view lite detects the levels of ambient light level and optimises brightness output for enhanced picture quality,” explains Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic.

“However, it’s the 3.3kg weight that will appeal to teachers and office workers who need to carry projectors from room to room.”

Plug-and-play connectivity allows access to two HDMI inputs, USB input display from PC, and a memory viewer function so that content can be projected from a USB flash-memory drive. The addition of an optional ET-WML100 wireless module, enables projection over Wi-Fi.

“With robust construction, low maintenance, and high brightness, the PT-VW360 Series punches above its weight in both cost and performance, while enabling users the flexibility to project anywhere,” added Hartmut Kulessa.

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