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Panasonic demonstrated an innovative new short-throw projector lens designed to project large images in tight spaces, for a range of digital signage and staging applications at GITEX 2013.
Panasonic's new ultra-short-throw lens ET-DLE030 enables large-screen projection from a short distance. Applications greatly expand for digital signage in show windows, stores, train stations, and other locations.
Commenting on the new ultra short throw lens for Panasonic, Mr Yuichiro Suzuki, said, “Over the years Panasonic has accumulated short throw technology know-how over the years. This new lens with the world’s shortest throw is an integration of Panasonic’s optical engineering and projector engineering technology and creates a new dimension whilst uplifting and expanding the usage of projectors across various verticals and industries. The projector has a ratio of approx 0.38:1 with WUXGA and is compatible with a wide range of single chip projectors from 5,000 lumens to 10,000 lumens. In short, we would like to say, that with this unique product from Panasonic, you can make the impossible, possible!”
By mounting the newly developed ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lens onto Panasonic's 1-chip DLP projector, the projection distance can be shortened by approximately 60 % compared with other Panasonic short throw projectors.
This huge savings in space opens new opportunities and usage for projection in spots where previously not possible - such as places where the ceiling is too high, or where there is not enough front or rear space for projecting.
Large images can be projected onto a screen at the back of a shallow show window without blocking the view of the products on display. Similarly, projection onto a large screen or where the ceiling was too high or where the stage was too shallow, becomes possible with this lens. Likewise, dead space, such as pillars, can be used to save space compared to conventional installations.
That’s not all, with the new lens advanced image content can also be displayed in facilities where there previously wasn't enough space to install a projector, greatly increasing the power of the attraction.