The new ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens allows projection distance to be shortened by approximately 60 per cent when compared to traditional short throw lenses.

The new lens complements Panasonic’s existing ultra-short throw lens designed for one-chip DLP projectors (ET-DLE030). Both lenses offer installers maximum flexibility and are backwards compatible with older projector models.

When the lens is installed on a three-chip DLP projector, a 200-inch screen can be created from 1.5m; compared to a distance of 4m with a traditional lens.

3D visualisation solutions specialist, EON Reality recently used Panasonic ultra-short throw lenses to create an immersive multi-wall environment in which participants become completely surrounded by virtual projected images and sound. Called the lcube, it is used in applications such as professional training exercises and amusements.

“Thanks to the ultra-short throw lenses, we have been able to design a new generation of compact lcube which requires 40 per cent less space, while maintaining all other key parameters like resolution, brightness and screen size,” explains Mats Johansson, CEO of EON Reality.

“This new design is of great value to our customers who are freed from previous space constraints and benefit from lower operational costs. Three-chip DLP technology will further improve the quality of the 3D experience in the EON lcube”.

“Our ultra-short throw lenses are offering installers the ability to utilise dead space, reduce costs through less rigging and create new projected images which engage and excite customers,” adds Hartmut Kulessa, marketing manager for Panasonic.

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