PANASONIC PT-MZ16K Black (Laser / 16,000 lm / WUXGA)
Clear, Long-Lasting Viewing for Efficiency and Comfort
Pure White Generator Enriches Colors with 16,000 lm* Brightness
New 1-inch LCD panels, Multi-Laser Drive Engine, inorganic phosphor wheel, and Pure White Generator combine to achieve brighter and more natural color expression. Pure White Generator reduces energy wastage from the light source using a Panasonic-original multi-reflection engine that collects blue laser light with very high efficiency. Pure White Generator harnesses the extra light to improve color accuracy and create vibrant, natural, true-to-life colors that appear brighter and deeper on screen. Regardless of the installation site and ambient light levels, audiences can enjoy immersive high-quality images comfortably viewed for extended periods.
Reliable Operation Reduces Callouts in Real-World Conditions
Our First LCD Projectors with Liquid Cooling for Multi-Laser Drive
The PT-MZ16K is our first LCD projector lineup to feature a liquid-cooling system for multiple solid-state laser modules, securing reliable projection stability. As well as raising the ceiling for high-brightness projection in elevated locations and in environments subject to heat, the liquid-cooling system contributes to whisper-quiet 32–38 dB operation (depending on the projection mode)* to minimize distracting noise within the learning space.
Panasonic’s Original Phosphor-Wheel Cooling System
The PT-MZ16K Series features a dedicated and original sealed cooling system for the phosphor wheel, which is made of durable, heat-resistant inorganic material. Extensive shielding around the phosphor-wheel assembly protects against dust-particle intrusion for extended reliability and consistent brightness.
Multi-Laser Drive Engine with Failover Redundancy Circuits
Multi-Drive Laser Optical Engine groups laser diodes into multiple laser modules. If one diode in a module fails, only a limited number of diodes in the affected series are bypassed. The remaining diodes continue to operate, maintaining close to full brightness. If a laser diode fails in other projectors, the entire module shuts down, resulting in a dramatic loss of brightness. The PT-MZ16K Series adds an invaluable layer of insurance when image presentation must not be interrupted.
Backup Input Switching Maintains Picture Display
This LCD projector series boasts a flexible backup input-switching function configurable to receive the same input signal via a combination of assigned primary and secondary inputs. If signal transmission to the primary input fails, projection continues via the assigned backup input without screen blanking. When communication is restored, the projector switches back to primary input automatically. This feature is invaluable when projection must be maintained without interruption.
New Information Monitor
To further simplify setup and operation of the PT-MZ16K Series, an Information Monitor is located on the rear panel adjacent to terminals and physical controls. The monitor provides menu-based navigation for smooth setup of Projector ID and basic network configuration. It also shows projector status including temperature, runtime, and active signal data, as well as error codes should a problem be detected.
Simplified Installation Streamlines Your Workflow
Supports 4K Signal Input
The PT-MZ16K Series supports uncompressed 4K/60p video-signal input via HDMI® or DIGITAL LINK terminals. The ability to play Ultra HD video at the projector’s supported native resolution is useful in situations where the same premium video content is intended for playback on multiple 4K and non-4K projectors or displays. It saves operators the hassle of re-encoding source video and allows the PT-MZ16K Series to be added to a projector network that includes 4K units, streamlining simultaneous playback of a single 4K video source on all compatible display devices.
First LCD Projectors to Support Geometry Manager Pro Software
These are Panasonic’s first LCD projectors to support free Geometry Manager Pro software traditionally available with our large-venue DLP™ projectors. The software expands built-in geometric and multi-screen adjustment capabilities with a Free Grid function that governs 4-corner adjustment, keystone correction, curved-screen correction, and free-form image correction via PC interface. Two upgrade kits can be unlocked with paid license keys to further deepen functionality. ET-UK20 adds uniformity correction and an extensive creative masking package, while ET-CUK10 features Auto Screen Adjustment for simultaneous setup of multiple screens (including curved-screen correction) using a compatible camera. These kits expedite edge-blending and color-matching images over multiple screens with automatic calibration for black level, brightness uniformity, and stacking.
Geometric Adjustment with Free Grid Correction via Remote Control
Panasonic has added a new Free Grid function to existing Geometric Adjustment that enables convenient grid-based image adjustment using the projector’s remote controller. Grid resolutions of 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 5 x 5, 9 x 9, or 17 x 17 can be projected and areas of the image reshaped or geometrically altered to compensate for screen distortions. This correction is easily performed by adjusting control points located at grid-line intersections. Move freely between grid resolutions to achieve the desired level of granularity without losing work progress. This clever data-saving function allows technicians to smoothly create a distortion-free projection in a wide range of installation situations.
Remote App with NFC Function*1 and Projector Auto-Focus via Device’s Camera
Smart Projector Control app for Android™ and iOS now includes Near Field Communication (NFC) function to instantly pair smartphone to projector just by touching them together. Once linked, the app accesses an information settings menu that’s readable and writable*2 for easy adjustment without turning on the projector. As well as showing data and allowing certain settings to be changed, the app features an auto-focus function that uses the smartphone’s camera and app UI to achieve fast yet precise image focus.
Dedicated Lenses with AFO*
A new lineup of seven optional lenses for PT-MZ16K Series projectors provides gap-free throw-ratio coverage from 0.480–0.550 to 4.14–7.40, seamlessly integrating projections into almost any installation site. The lenses are compatible with all models in the series regardless of brightness. Powered zoom and lens-shift are available via remote control and Smart Projector Control app. Also included is an AFO* sensor which optimizes focus as lens temperature fluctuates, keeping images pin-sharp and reducing need for manual calibration.
Optional Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens Enables Installation in Limited Space
ET-EMU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens, which has a throw-ratio of 0.330–0.353:1 and can project a screen size of between 100–400 inches has been added to the lens lineup. This lens allows a large screen to be projected in a limited space and eliminates the gap between the top of the image and the ceiling. The lens also enhances flexibility in post-installation adjustment using optical zoom, which provides an expanded choice for immersive spatial performance.
Quiet Operation for Distraction-free Viewing
With intended deployment in secondary and tertiary schools, seminar rooms, conference centers, and other training spaces, the PT-MZ16K Series is engineered for quiet operation at as low as 32 dB* in a quiet mode.
* For the PT-MZ16KL, 38 dB in NORMAL Mode.
Dynamic Contrast of 3,000,000:1* for Natural Image Expression
Precision laser power output modulation achieves high contrast with low power consumption, enabling superior expression of light and dark scenes for a natural, comfortable viewing experience. The PT-MZ16K Series features high 3,000,000:1* dynamic contrast.
Detail Clarity Processor 4 Provides Pin-Sharp Insight
Proprietary circuitry analyzes individual video frames to clarify areas of each image containing fine details. Algorithms pull information from four frequency bands of the signal, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise for a vastly superior picture.
Color Adjustment Function
Color Adjustment makes it easy to correct slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual units set up for multiple projection, particularly those in side-by-side configuration. Correction is performed on 3 or 7 colors.
No Light-Source Replacement for 20,000 hours*
Laser light-source lifespan is extended to 20,000 hours*, cutting running costs, labor, and wastage in comparison to lamp-based projectors. By reducing use of consumable parts, organizations can also streamline spare-part inventories.
Reusable ECO Filter Replacement Extended to 20,000 Hours*1
Eco Filter includes a Micro Cut Filter that collects minute dust particles with an electrostatic effect. Together with dust-resistant projector cabinet, Eco Filter enables long-term use in dusty conditions with less downtime. Replacement is at about 20,000 hours*1, and the filter can be washed and reused*2.
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Connection for AV and Control Signals
Based on HDBaseT™ technology, DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of Full HD video, audio*1, and control commands through a single CAT 5e or higher STP cable for distances of 150 m*2 (492 ft). An optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box further streamlines installation in large venues.
Separate LAN/DIGITAL LINK Terminals
Separate terminals for LAN and DIGITAL LINK enhance versatility. Installers can assign 100Base-TX- and 10BaseT-compatible control signals via LAN terminal, freeing up DIGITAL LINK for video.
Multi-Screen Support System
Optimally adjusts multiple screens with edge blending, color matching, and digital image enlargement.
Edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.
Corrects color reproduction variations of each projector via PC control software.
Free 360-degree Installation
SOLID SHINE Laser technology enables free 360-degree installation through any axis. Together with powered lens shift and a wide range of optional lenses, the projector can be mounted in any way desired without picture distortion temporarily or in permanent applications.
Multi Monitoring & Control Software and Early Warning Software
Panasonic Multi Monitoring & Control Software supports up to 2,048 devices over LAN and features system map visualization or auto-search of devices to be registered. The free software is available with Early Warning functions (automatic free 90-day trial available). These advanced functions enable real-time monitoring, abnormality detection, and notification before servicing is required. Administrators can achieve seamless control and real-time monitoring while preventing potential problems, saving time, and enhancing system reliability.
Quick Start and Quick Off
The laser light source doesn’t require any time to warm up, so images appear almost instantly on projectors with Quick Start/Quick Off function. There’s also no cool-down needed when turning the power off. It’s safe to switch the projector on and off any time desired.
Fade In and Fade Out
Another benefit of digital laser output power modulation technology is a handy Fade In/Fade Out function, which allows users to commence or conclude their presentation to professional effect.
|Projector type||LCD projectors|
|Panel size||25.4 mm (1.0 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)|
|Display method||Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)|
|Drive method||Active matrix method|
|Pixels||2,304,000 (1920 x 1200) pixels x 3|
|Light source||Laser diodes|
|Light output*1||16,000 lm|
|Time until light output declines to 50 %*2||20,000 hours (NORMAL)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Contrast ratio*1||3,000,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
* With [Dynamic Contrast] set to .
|Screen size (diagonal)||2.03–12.7 m (80–500 in), 2.54–10.16 m (100–400 in) with ET-EMU100, 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Center-to-corner zone ratio*1||85 %|
|Lens||Optional powered zoom lenses|
(from center of screen)
|±60 % (±40 % with ET-EMW200, ±50 % with ET-EMW300, +50 %, -20 % with ET-EMU100) (powered)|
(from center of screen)
|±20 % (±19 % with ET-EMW200) (powered)|
|Keystone correction range||Vertical: ±40° (±14° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±22° with ET-EMW400/ET-EMW500, ±5° with ET-EMU100), Horizontal: ±15° (±8° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±0° with ET-EMU100)|
|Keystone correction range with optional ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit||Vertical: ±40° (±14° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±22° with ET-EMW400/ET-EMW500, ±5° with ET-EMU100), Horizontal: ±40° (±8° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±15° with ET-EMW400/ET-EMW500, ±0° with ET-EMU100)
When [VERTICAL KEYSTONE] and [HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE] are used simultaneously, correction cannot be made exceeding a total of 55 °.
|Installation||Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation|
|SDI IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD-SDI input|
|HDMI IN||HDMI 19-pin x 1 (Compatible with HDCP 2.2, Deep Color, 4K/60p signal input*3)|
|DVI-D IN||DVI-D 24-pin x 1 (DVI 1.0 compliant, compatible with HDCP, compatible with single link only)|
|RGB IN||D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)|
|SERIAL/MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)|
|SERIAL/MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC OUT||D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control (RS-232C compliant)|
|REMOTE 1 IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) × 1 for external control (parallel)|
|REMOTE 2 IN||M3 x 1 for wired remote control|
|REMOTE 2 OUT||M3 x 1 for link control (for wired remote control)|
|DIGITAL LINK||RJ-45 x 1 for network and DIGITAL LINK (video/network/serial control) connection (HDBaseT™ compliant), 100Base-TX (Compatible with PJLink™ [Class 2], Art-Net, HDCP 2.2, Deep Color, 4K/60p signal input*3)|
|LAN||RJ-45 x 1 for network connection, 10Base-T, 100Base-TX (Compatible with PJLink™ [Class 2], Art-Net)|
|DC OUT||USB Connector (Type A) x 1 (Output 5 V/2 A)|
|Power supply||AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Power consumption||1,050 W|
|Cabinet materials||Molded plastic|
|Filter||Included (Estimated maintenance time: approx. 20,000 hours)|
|Operation noise*1||38 dB (NORMAL) / 30 dB (Quiet)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||650 x 211*4 x 440 mm (25 19/32˝ x 8 5/16˝*4 x 17 21/64˝ ) (Without lens)|
|Weight*5||Approx. 22.3 kg (49.2 lbs)|
|Operating environment||Operating temperature: 0–45 °C (32–113 °F)*6; Operating humidity: 10–80 % (no condensation)|
|Applicable software||Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Early Warning Software, Geometry Manager Pro (ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit, ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Kit), Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™|