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When you think of the hassle of having to open and close the curtains, and turn the lights on and off each time you want to display something, it would clearly be better if you were able to use the projector while keeping the room lit. However, the images of conventional projectors wash out and become difficult to see when sunlight enters the room during the daytime, or when the room lights are turned on.
And when you show things like upcoming events and campus announcements in bright places like cafes and libraries, the information tends to get buried and doesn't reach the intended people.
It's easy to lose concentration with images that are washed out by the effect of sunlight and room lighting.
The System Daylight View circuit, which produces sharp images even in brightly lit rooms, is also featured on Panasonic high-end projectors.
In addition, by using a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically detects the room brightness, the Daylight View Premium/Daylight View Basic feature on models for medium to small classrooms automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast of the images according to the surrounding illumination.
This makes the projected image easier to see and understand not only in brightly lit classrooms, but also in places like cafes and library lobbies when used as digital signage on campus.
With bright, sharp images, you don't lose the true coloring even in brightly lit rooms.
When projecting fine art pieces, like paintings, photos, or movies, as educational materials, the true value of the artwork cannot be properly conveyed if the original colors and details are lost due to poor image quality. Also, it's only natural for today's students, who are familiar with advanced image environments, to want the same high level of quality in the images that they use in class. Visual aids with poor image quality greatly lower their levels of understanding and interest.
Poor image quality is especially a big problem for art related classes.
In response to the increasing popularity of wide-screen image viewing, Panasonic is offering a broad range of native WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200-pixel) and Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel), wide-screen projectors capable of displaying highresolution images with a 16:10 (or 16:9) aspect ratio.
The native WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200-pixel) and Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) resolution models bring you lifelike projection of intricate, highly detailed images.
Enjoy easy-to-see, wide-screen images by combining the projector with a wide screen.
Exclusive to Panasonic, this image-processing circuit analyzes the video signal frequency range for each scene by extracting data on the distribution of high, mid, and low-frequency components, and brings out fine details accordingly. The resulting images have a more natural, three dimensional appearance with crisp, clear detail.
The RGB Booster, which dramatically improves image quality in lamp-based 1-chip DLP™ projectors, consists of two functions. The first, Vivid Color Control technology, is used to maximize the color segment areas of the color wheel. And the second, the Lamp Modulation Drive System, controls the lamp intensity for each of the red, green, blue, and white segments of the color wheel separately. The RGB Booster achieves high image quality with a level of brightness and color reproduction that makes each color stand out.
In addition, models equipped with Dynamic RGB Booster analyze images frame by frame, and modulate the lamp output to match each scene. This achieves optimal brightness and color reproduction for a wide variety of scenes.
I know that the use of wide-screen PCs is rapidly growing, but there are still many projectors that do not support them.
When wide-screen content is projected on a conventional 4:3 screen, the left and right sides are sometimes cut, or the image quality is degraded due to insufficient resolution. This can be a major problem.
There are also other, similar problems with DVD and Blu-ray Disc content.
When using a projector with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the projected image sometimes does not fill the screen, and the screen sometimes shrinks.
In addition to WXGA models for viewing conventional wide-screen PC sources, the line-up includes WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 16:10 aspect ratio) models that handle all of the rich data from Blu-ray Discs, and models that are compatible with the high-resolution WUXGA of the newest wide-screen PCs. The Panasonic lineup supports a variety of wide-screen sources.
Sometimes I want to show two images together ‒ like the external appearance and the drawings of a machine, a painting together with another art object from the same period, or a PowerPoint presentation and a moving picture that shows it in motion. This can often make it easier to understand the lecture. However, school budgets often allow only one projector per class.
It's difficult to describe related information when you can only show one image at a time.
Panasonic recommended projectors let you display two different image sources at the same time.
The Side-by-Side function* splits the screen left and right for a 2-window display of a PC image and a DVD image, two PC images, and a variety of other combinations.
The Side-by-Side function takes full advantage of the wide-aspect screen.
Additionally, the Picture in Picture function* lets you freely change the display size and the positions of the main and sub windows, for flexible 2-screen applications.
Enjoy a more flexible display with the Picture in Picture function
* The Side-by-Side and Picture in Picture function cannot be used with some input signals and selected inputs.
When only my own materials are displayed, the lesson becomes too one-sided.
When using a projector equipped with the interactive function, you can write letters or draw figures on the projected image with an interactive pen. Then you can store these letters and figures in a computer. In addition, when you select dual pen mode, two users can write simultaneously.* The interactive function allows efficient and effective teaching and promotes information sharing.
* Dual pen mode is compatible with interactive short-throw projectors except for the PT-TW231R.
[Method 1] Project images with Wireless Manager ME Software
When using a projector equipped with the wireless function, the students' computers can be wirelessly connected to the projector without requiring cables, in the same way as the teacher's. The students can then project their reports or website pages onto the screen to enable active discussions and debates.
- Students can compare several responses and ideas that they've brought to class, making for very lively discussions.
- Multiple sets of data can be compared on the large screen, so it cuts down on the trouble of printing up paper materials, and helps to achieve ecological, paperless lessons.
"Wireless Manager ME" software provided with the projector offers a host of convenient wireless functions, including Multi-Live mode. In Multi-Live mode, you can simultaneously project the images from up to 16 computers.
displays up to 4 computer screens at a time.
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[Method 2] Project images from iOS/Android devices
In addition to using a PC and "Wireless Manager ME" software for Multi-Live mode, you can use the following method.
[Method 3] Project images without downloading software
- Simply plug the optional Easy Wireless Stick* into your PC's USB terminal. The Easy Wireless Stick integrates a wireless application and a wireless LAN adapter, so you don't have to install any complicated application software or make time-consuming settings.
* The ET-UW100 Easy Wireless Stick supports only the 16-Window Index Style when Multi-Live mode.
The availability of the ET-UW100 varies depending on the country.
Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)
It's difficult to directly write things like precautions and key points into the projected teaching materials. They have to be verbally explained or written onto a separate blackboard, which is a bother.
A projector with Panasonic's interactive function lets you use the included interactive pen/pointer and special application software* to write text or draw figures on projected images.
* In order to allow the sensor of the projector to accurately detect the position of projected screen, please install the Light Pen software and execute the calibration first.
･For better understanding of lectures:
Teachers and students can write notes and point out information on the screen with the interactive pen/pointer. By doing so, students can increase their feelings of involvement in the class and their levels of understanding.
･For more efficient classroom sessions:
During lectures, you can operate the computer by using the interactive pen/pointer on the projected image surface. This means you no longer have to walk back and forth to the PC screen while explaining the lesson, enabling a smoother teaching rhythm.
･For effective use of added, handwritten information:
You can instantly store the comments and figures that you have written onto projected teaching materials and share them with students or other teachers.
When I stand in front of the screen to give my lesson, the projector's light shines in my eyes, so I can't see the students' faces. My shadow is also cast on the screen, making the screen image difficult for the students to see.
I'm always concerned about where I should stand while teaching.
Short-throw projectors enable close-range projection so you no longer have to stand between the projector and the screen. This keeps the projection light out of your eyes. You don't have to worry about where you stand, and you can clearly see the expressions and reactions on your students' faces.
This allows greater freedom and comfort in teaching. Your shadow is also not reflected on the screen, so the students can see the image more clearly, helping them to concentrate.
The heat produced by bright projector lamps cannot be avoided during operation. Many projectors use a design that cools the projector by using multiple built-in fans to expel the accumulated heat. The sound of the fans resonates quite loudly in a quiet classroom. This makes it harder to hear the instructor's voice and prevents concentration.
The noise is often caused by built-in cooling fans and a cooling mechanism.
The noise is created not only by the cooling fans but also the cooling mechanism. When using the cooling fans, it is important to carefully design the airflow to minimize the noise.
The cooling mechanisms employed in many Panasonic lamp-based DLP™ projectors are carefully designed to minimize noise. The same is true for the heat-pipe cooling system in the SOLID SHINE Series projectors. Both DLP and SOLID SHINE models achieve a minimum noise level of 29 dB. Furthermore, Panasonic has engineered a Liquid Cooling System that uses a pump to circulate a cooling liquid behind the DLP™ chips to absorb heat and reduce operating noise.
Depending on usage a projector lamp may burn out unexpectedly.
Even when you try to replace the lamp in a hurry, if the projector is installed on the ceiling or in a tight space it could take considerable time, and there's a chance that you'll have to simply do without images for the rest of the lecture.
If you're not able to use the visual aids that you worked so hard to prepare, you're forced to change your teaching plans on short notice, which can lower both the understanding and the satisfaction of your students. This may ultimately result in a loss of valuable time.
A burnt-out projector lamp can be fatal for lessons that center around visual content.
The Dual-Lamp/Four-Lamp Optical system allows the projector to keep working even if a lamp should fail.
If a lamp burns out while the projector is operating, this mode simply switches to another lamp so the image isn't interrupted.
You don't have to rush to replace the burnt out lamp. You can do it later at your leisure.
When you use a SOLID SHINE Series projector with the LED/Laser-combined light source, there are no lamp burnout problems during use, so reliability is further increased. Moreover, the SOLID SHINE Series' linear brightness drop provides greater brightness over a given time. This light source requires no maintenance for approximately 20,000 hours.* In many cases, this means no maintenance until your next refresh cycle.
* A guideline for light source replacement. The maintenance-free period may be shortened due to environmental conditions.
I want to start my lessons smoothly and on time, but it always takes so long to connect PC cables and get everything ready.
- Bothersome cable connection.
- Cable length is limited, so a flexible layout is not possible.
- Cables pose the risk of accidents from people tripping over them.
Even a classroom or lecture hall that's otherwise neat and clean ends up looking messy and cluttered with all the cables and extenders.
A DIGITLA LINK-ready projector simplifies cabling and layout. Used together with the Panasonic Digital Interface Box or other compatible equipment, a variety of output signals can be transmitted to the DIGITAL LINK-ready projector through a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher.
- When the room is dark, it's difficult to take notes and I sometimes fall asleep.
- I can’t convey the intended meaning with poor-quality images.
- I want to display a wide PC screen.
- I want the flexibility of showing more than one type of content at the same time.
- I want to make my classes more engaging.
- I want to give more effective lessons by adding handwritten text and highlights to projected screen images.
- When I stand in front of the screen, the projection light gets in my eyes.
- The projector noise is so distracting I can't focus.
- I can't have a projector lamp burn out during a lecture.
- Having to connect PC cables is bothersome.
- All the cables connected to the projector clutter up the classroom.