It's time for Infocomm 2011 which means a slew of new projectors (sadly, most are destined for boardrooms and auditoriums), and Panasonic is finally ready to announce its projectors will included in its 3D push. Unfortunately, there's no actual projector to speak of yet so all this news can do is get the world ready for a successor to 2009's PT-AE4000 (pictured above). Plasmas and LCDs are nice, but when you need a big image -- and can't afford a 152-inch display -- only a projector will do. If it follows the trend we should be hearing more in September, just in time for CEDIA, but for now the only details are that it's 3D and will be released this year.

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June 15, 2011 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Panasonic Announces Plan to Launch Their First 3D Home Theatre Projector
InfoComm 2011
Booth #3829

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced the development of 3D Ready Full HD home theater projector, successor model to its award winning predecessor, the PT-AE4000U. In the PT-AE4000U, Panasonic has inspired the use of 2.35:1 extra wide aspect cinemascope viewing with its Lens Memory Feature. Now it expands the viewing experience to 3D, bringing a whole new level of large screen excitement to movie/sports lovers' homes.

Panasonic has spearheaded the development and realized end-to-end 3D solutions from professional 3D camcorders for creating 3D content, to 3D authoring and encoding facilities (Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory) to revolutionary 3D VIERA televisions and 3D Blu-ray™ players. The new 3D home theater projector joins the wealth of 3D innovations from Panasonic and will encompass Panasonic originated technologies that enriches the high picture quality and 3D original features that has been fostered by other product lines and developed in collaboration with Panasonic Corporation's AVC Networks Company's Emotive Technology Development Center and Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory engineers, who have taken key roles in synthesizing industry standard for 3D.

Panasonic plans to release the new home theater projector for sale during this year and introduce yet another means of enriching the big screen entertainment experience.

For more information on Panasonic projectors, please visit http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/ or e-mail pjsolutions@us.panasonic.com.

Panasonic projectors will be on display during InfoComm 2011 in the company's booth (#3829) in Orlando, FL through Friday, June 17.

About Panasonic Solutions Company

Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company's portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company's full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

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Panasonic will, eventually, at some point, launch its first 3D home theater projector