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Beijing—Dec 4, 2006
Panasonic Celebrates Supplying Over 2,500 DLP™-Based Projectors Installed in Cinema Theaters Worldwide
Panasonic, the brand name of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., boasts 2,500 installations of DLP™ projectors in cinema theaters worldwide. With an increasing number of installations, Panasonic now leads in the field of providing DLP™-based projectors for cinema applications.
With large orders of Panasonic DLP™ projectors from various locations, such as Europe, India, China, and Korea, the total number of DLP projector installations has already reached 2,500 units, and is expected to grow substantially over the next few years.
Panasonic supplies four types of DLP™ projectors to cinema theaters: PT-D7700 -- 3 panel DLP™, 1400 x 1050 resolution, 7,000 lumens of brightness and 4,000:1*1 contrast ratio; PT-DW7000 – 3 panel DLP™, 1366 x 768 resolution, 6,000 lumens of brightness, and 4,000:1*1 contrast ratio; and PT-D5600 – single panel DLP™, 1024 x 768 resolution, 5,000 lumens of brightness, and 2,000:1*1 contrast ratio; PT-DW5000 – single panel DLPTM, 1280 x 768 resolution, 4,500 lumens of brightness, and 2,000:1*1 contrast ratio.
Mr. Katsuaki Shimaoka, director of Panasonic Projector Business Unit, said, "We have further enhanced our family of DLP™ cinema projectors with the addition of the new PT-DW10000. With its advanced level of performance, we are confident that this powerful lineup will meet market demands for better-quality images and higher reliability. We are very pleased to be supplying our DLP™ projectors to cinema theaters all over the world."
Panasonic is globally advocating the use of digital technology for superior long-term picture quality, and hoping to aid the distribution of films by significantly reducing the cost of production and allocation.
The Matsushita group of companies (otherwise known as Panasonic) is a most comprehensive worldwide electric and electronic product manufacturer whose products range from electronic components to consumer electronic products, home appliances, factory automation equipment, and information & communications equipments. With this extensive line of products along with the companywide commitment for superior quality image, Matsushita is able to support the technology of digital cinema from start to end—production to reproduction. The projector production at Matsushita started in 1975 with the introduction of 3CRT projectors, and later moved on to digital projectors from 1995. Now, the company offers a full lineup of premium quality projectors from home cinema to wireless portable projectors, all the way to large venue cinema installation models, which are already employed in many theaters worldwide.
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