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Laser Projection now available from Gearhouse Splitbeam


South African theatre technical supplier, Gearhouse Splitbeam, has just taken delivery of 2 x Panasonic PT-RZ12K 3-Chip DLP 12000 Lumens Laser Projectors through PanSolutions Holdings (PTY) Ltd. Their arrival was met with great excitement and the new units will soon be out on a production for Joburg Ballet. 

Projection in theatrical productions is being used more and more as a set design element as a replacement for the costly static painted backdrops traditionally used for scene changes. Using projection allows the designers to create dynamic scenes that can move and change effortlessly.

Laser projectors are at the forefront of technology. Compared to regular lamp projectors they tend to give clearer and brighter images and are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Fan units in traditional projectors can be noisy, which is a major issue in theatres, and so this efficiency makes the new laser models far quieter to operate.

The 12000 lumens brightness combined with the known reliability of these units, makes the Panasonic PT-RZ12K a winner for most theatre applications and offer around 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation.

Splitbeam is proud to be one of the first companies in the Gearhouse Group to stock laser projectors.

Photo caption: Splitbeam’s Tyrone Dobbin takes delivery of the new Panasonic Laser Projectors

 Story Robyn D'Alessandro

Jun 15, 2018

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