Laser projection is now more cost effective than traditional lampbased technology, claims Panasonic following the publication of a new study by ROI team.
ROI team evaluated the performance of the Panasonic 6,500 lumens RZ670 laser projector against a range of popular lamp-lit projectors in three key verticals – museums and galleries, higher education and rental and staging.
ROI team found that the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Panasonic’s laser projector was 11% lower in museums and higher education and 54% lower in rental and staging, where the move to laser could transform working practices.
Because the likelihood of laser projector failure is very low, ROI team says that pre-hire checks can be compressed and carried out at the next hire location, triggering big savings in transport and storage. It calculates that point-to-point hiring would save 86 redundant days per projector per year, representing a 33% increase in productivity.
In addition, ROI team suggests that only one back-up projector is needed to cover ten projectors in the front line. With AV professionals telling researchers that one projector in every fie is on location to provide ‘hot back-up’, this creates a potential saving of 5%-10% of hire costs.
In addition to its cost and productivity benefits, the RZ670 laser projector had 26% lower carbon emissions and 22% greater light output.
Hartmut Kulessa, marketing manager of Projector Products at Panasonic Visual System Solutions, said: “This is an important piece of research that should provide confidence to end users that the switch to digital will not only be cost effective, but brighter and more energy efficient.”