Panasonic PT-RQ13K 10,000-Lumen 3DLP 4K Laser Projector (No Lens)

Panasonic PT-RQ13K 10,000-Lumen 3DLP 4K Laser Projector (No Lens)

Panasonic PT-RQ13K 10,000-Lumen 3DLP 4K Laser Projector (No Lens)

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  • 1Description
The PT-RQ13K 10,000-Lumen 3DLP 4K Laser Projector from Panasonic allows you to add 4K projection to any venue. Combining 3-chip DLP imaging with Panasonic's original SOLID SHINE Laser technology, the PT-RQ13K achieves 4K+ resolution with a high 10,000-lumen brightness level. Two powerful solid-state laser light-source modules and three independent DLP chips for red, green, and blue ensure high brightness, color accuracy, and contrast.

The PT-RQ13K achieves better-than-4K resolution by employing a high-speed 2560 x 1600-pixel (WQXGA) DMD chip that shifts each pixel vertically and horizontally, effectively quadrupling the pixel count. Working together with Real Motion Processor 240 Hz frame-creation technology, Quad Pixel Drive pixel-quadrupling technology produces detailed 5120 x 3200 pixel (4K+, 16:10) images that retain natural sharpness and clarity. As well as producing liquid-smooth and accurate video, the added detail also makes small text clearly legible on images used in presentations and lectures.

Unlike conventional lamp-based projectors, the PT-RQ13K's SOLID SHINE laser system allows free 360° installation through any axis. Together with extra-wide-range powered lens shift and a big range of optional lenses shared by Panasonic's 3-chip DLP projector family, the PT-RQ13K can be mounted in any way desired without picture distortion.

The PT-RQ13K features four built-in 3G-SDI inputs and a DIGITAL LINK terminal. The projector also features Panasonic's SLOT NX to accommodate optional terminal boards that offer a range of connections, including HDMI, DVI, and SDI.

SOLID SHINE Laser Technology

Accurate Color Reproduction
The PT-RQ13K captures more accurate Rec 709-compliant color space than comparable laser projectors. A blue laser ensures better precision, while an expanded color gamut improves white balance accuracy.
Laser Optical Engine for Continuous 24-Hour Operation
The dual-drive laser optical engine uses two discrete light sources grouping laser diodes into modules. A laser light source redundancy circuit ensures minimal reduction in brightness and color uniformity in the event of laser diode failure, making the PT-RQ13K suitable for applications where maintaining vision is critical. Further, brightness decreases gradually and in a linear rather than exponential fashion (as is common to lamp-based projectors) over its 20,000-hour maintenance-free service life.
Lower TCO
Expect up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free service at full power with no filters to clean or replace, thanks to a fully sealed optical block and redesigned air intake. Energy consumption has also been more than halved.
Dustproof for Endurance
The PT-RQ13K has hermetically sealed laser modules, a long-life Eco filter, and a new air intake system to extend life and maintain picture quality in dusty locations. SOLID SHINE laser products exceed rigorous dustproofing requirements for operation in environments containing 0.150mg of dust per cubic meter.
Efficient Cooling System Assures Reliable Operation
The PT-RQ13K employs a direct liquid cooling system for the laser light source that features a redesigned air intake, and a solid aluminum heat sink to suppress temperature rises. This allows stable operation in ambient temperatures of up to 113°F while reducing operating noise to just 46 dB.
Eco Filter Extends Replacement Cycle to 20,000 Hours
The Eco filter includes an electrostatic Micro Cut filter that collects minute dust particles with an ion effect. It joins with a dust-resistant cabinet to enable long-term use even in punishing conditions. A long maintenance cycle of up to 20,000 hours reduces hassle, while the eco-friendly washable filter can be reused to reduce cost and waste.
Safety Ensured
Panasonic laser light is no more harmful to eyesight than a regular lamp-based projector, as a diffusing lens reduces the concentration of beam energy. Accidental direct exposure will not result in damage to eyesight.

Image Quality and Reliability

Real Motion Processor
Panasonic's high-speed 240 Hz frame-creation technology, for up to 5120 x 3200 pixel (16:10) images, ensures smooth reproduction of fast-moving 4K+ sequences. Real motion processor uses sophisticated algorithms to create three additional frames for each image, boosting native 60 fps footage to 240 frames per second. The result is smooth and realistic motion rendering, particularly useful for the broadcast of sporting events and other fast-paced video. Further, images of up to 240 Hz can be displayed with SDI, DVI-D, and HDMI simultaneous inputs. A refined optical engine enhances focus performance for a lifelike sense of resolution, contrast, and fluidity.
Detail Clarity Processor 5+ Clarifies and Enhances Fine Details
Panasonic's circuit technology analyzes each individual image frame by frame to clarify areas containing fine details and textures. Powerful algorithms extract hidden information from the super high, high, medium, and low frequency video bands, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise to improve the sense of resolution. The PT-RQ13K adds a Refine Enhancer algorithm designed to clean and enhance the finest details contained in 4K+ images.
Dynamic Contrast Function for High 20,000:1 Contrast
The PT-RQ13K projector directly modulates laser power output to enable high contrast while reducing power consumption. Digitally controlled frame-by-frame scene-linking modulation ensures highly precise light output adjustment, and accurate 20,000:1 contrast (with Dynamic Contrast mode set to 3) is achieved even when bright and dark scenes suddenly or frequently interchange.
System Daylight View 3 Improves Color Perception
Panasonic's proprietary technology optimizes image quality to improve color perception of images projected onto walls and other exotic surface materials (suitable for mapping applications), as well as in environments with bright ambient light. Combined with high 10,000-lumen brightness, the PT-RQ13K delivers clear and comfortable viewing in challenging applications.
Selectable Operational Modes Maintain Image Quality Longer
In Normal mode with a maximum 10,000-lumen brightness, PT-RQ13K can operate continuously for approximately 20,000 hours. In Eco mode at 8000 lumens, this is extended to approximately 24,000 hours of continuous operation. These modes are suitable for education or signage applications.
Up to 10-Year Operation with Constant Brightness Modes
In environments where very high brightness is not necessary, such as surveillance, control, and simulation rooms, constant operation modes extend light source replacement up to 87,600 hours in Long Life 3 mode, with consistent brightness and color.
User Operating Mode
In addition to preset operating modes, the PT-RQ13K can be customized to achieve your preferred balance of brightness or extended life. Brightness can be set from 1900 to 10,000 lumens, or the lifetime set to a maximum of ten years.
Waveform Monitor Function
When the source device output level fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image cannot be reproduced correctly. The PT-RQ13K displays the waveforms on screen where they can be adjusted either automatically or manually as preferred.
DICOM Simulation Mode
This imaging mode is similar to the DICOM Part 14 medical imaging standard. It lends a film-like resolution to X-ray images, making the PT-RQ13K suitable for medical presentations and training. 1
Advanced Technologies for Better Image Quality
The PT-RQ13K supports various other technologies such as 3D color management system, Full 10-bit image processing, progressive cinema scan (3:2 pull-down), dynamic sharpness control, digital noise reduction, IP conversion, AI scene control, 2:2 pull-down mode, and sRGB compatibility.

Installation Flexibility

Single-Cable 4K DIGITAL LINK Connection
Based on HDBaseT technology, DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of 4K video signals and control commands through a single cable for distances of up to 164'. An optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher or ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box further simplify installation in large venues while reducing costs and improving reliability.
Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens
With edge blending support, the edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled. The Color Matching function corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors. PC software assures easy, accurate control.
Digital Image Enlarging
PT-RQ13K features a digital zoom function that allows images to be enlarged up to approximately ten times (horizontally and vertically). Up to 100 units (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at a time to create large, multi-screen images.
Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
This function automatically corrects brightness and color fluctuations that occur over time in individual projectors in a multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors connected by a hub can be controlled, increasing to a maximum of 2,048 projectors with Multi-Monitoring & Control Software.
Geometric Adjustment for Specially Shaped Screens
This adjusts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical, and other specially shaped screens. Adjustments can be easily made using only the remote control, with no external equipment needed. Four-Corner Adjustment and Keep Aspect Off functions also simplify fine adjustment.
Geometry Manager Pro and Optional Upgrade Kit
Geometry Manager Pro software enables more flexible and complex adjustment to expand built-in geometric adjustment functionality. The free software package includes functions such as color matching and edge blending for multi-screen projection and easy adjustment of multiple screens over the network. An optional ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit adds creative masking capability using four lines or bitmap data as well as uniformity correction. Furthermore, the PT-RQ13K projector supports the optional ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade kit.
Backup Input Setting Assures Reliability and Optimizes Performance
In the event of signal disruption, a Backup Input setting allows the primary signal to be switched to a backup input signal (combination of primary/secondary input terminals is fixed). This function ensures reliability and is suitable for mission-critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and other applications where image display should not be interrupted. Supported standard combination is SDI 1 (primary) and SDI 2 (secondary), with a variety of combinations available with the addition of optional terminal boards, excluding the combination of DVI-D and HDMI. 2
Four-Input Multi-Display Function with No Processor Required
A four-Input multi-display function allows users to switch from a single full-screen image to a four-way split screen mode displaying images from up to four source devices, all without need of a dedicated external processor. This adds versatility for use in a wide range of applications, such as videoconferencing, digital signage, monitoring and surveillance, and education. This function does not support 4K signals, dual or quad-link inputs, resolutions above 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), and dot-clock frequencies above 162 MHz.
Quick Start and Quick Off
The laser light source does not require any warm-up time, so images appear almost instantly. There's also no cooling time required when turning the power off. Users can turn the projector on and off immediately as many times as necessary.
Art-Net DMX Compatible
The PT-RQ13K is compatible with Art-Net DMX protocol for lighting management. Art-Net compatibility allows the projector to be connected to a lighting console with easy control of functions, such as shutter on/off, input change, power on/off, and more, together with lighting control.
Multi-Monitoring & Control Software
This software lets you control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over wired LAN. If a problem occurs, an alert is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC.
Early Warning Software ET-SWA100 Series (Optional)
Early Warning software monitors the status of projectors and displays connected to an intranet, informing the operator when an abnormality is detected or predicted, and when there are symptoms of trouble. This minimizes downtime to provide more stable operation.

Other Features

  • Lens-centered design
  • Shutter effect with fade in/out
  • Image rotation function
  • Scheduling function
  • Long-range 98.4' wireless remote control with LED backlight
  • Anti-theft features with chain opening
  • Control device setup function
  • ID assignment for up to 64 units
  • Built-in test pattern
  • Selectable ten-language on-screen menu
In the Box
Panasonic PT-RQ13K 10,000-Lumen 3DLP 4K Laser Projector (No Lens)
  • Power Cord
  • Wireless/Wired Remote with Batteries
  • Lens Drop-Prevention Screw
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Limited 10,000-Hour Warranty on Lamp
  • Limited 30-Day Warranty on Accessories
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    Image Display
    Display System 3-Chip 0.9" / 2.29 cm DLP
    Native Resolution 5120 x 3200

    With Quad Pixel Drive set to On.

    Pixels 12,288,000

    49,152,000 with Quad Pixel Drive set to ON at 240 Hz.

    Brightness 10000 Lumens
    Uniformity 90%

    Center-to-corner uniformity.

    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000:1
    Features
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Projection Tilt Option Yes
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 6x 5-BNC Video
    3x 9-pin VGA Video
    1x M3 Control
    General
    Light Source Laser-phosphor
    Life Normal Mode: 20000 Hours
    Eco Mode: 24000 Hours

    At half luminance.

    Fan Noise Normal Mode: 46 dB
    Maximum Pixel Clock 594 MHz
    Remote Control Yes
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Normal Mode: 1270 W
    Standby Mode (Eco): 0.3 W
    Standby Mode (Normal): 4 W
    Altitude 0 - 13779' (0 - 4200 m)
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)

    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) at altitude 4593 to 13,779' (1400 to 4200 m).

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 22.7 x 10.6 x 28.5" / 57.7 x 26.9 x 72.4 cm without lens, feet, or projections.
    Weight 108 lb / 48.99 kg without lens.

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