Corporate / BusinessJapan
- Installed system:
- Date of installation:
- December 2022
- Shikoku area, Japan
- Creating a space that delivers the thrills of playing on a real golf course with bright and vivid image quality, within the limitations of installation condition restrictions.
- Installed an LCD laser projector with high brightness of 7,000 lm in a lightweight, compact body.
This projector is compact and can be installed in confined spaces. The image produced is bright and vivid, and we are extremely satisfied with the greens and blues.
Showroom Where Customers Can Try a Golf Simulator
Inside this showroom located on Kukodori street in Matsuyama City, there are two simulator booths where customers can play and experience the functionality and usability for themselves. In addition, audio equipment is in place, so the booths can also be used as theater rooms to test out the projectors for non-golf purposes.
- 6-17-2 Kukodori, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime, Japan
Background of System Installation
Indoor Golf Simulator with the Top Domestic Market Share
GOLFLAND CORPORATION, one of the top companies in its industry, is engaged in diverse business ranging from development and sales of top-performing domestic golf simulators such as the JoyGolf series to establishment and operation of various sports facilities and provision of consulting services.
The company uses approximately 300 Panasonic projectors per year for its golf simulator video equipment needs, and for this project, GOLFLAND chose the lightweight, compact, high-brightness (7,000 lm) PT-VMZ71J LCD laser projector for its Matsuyama Showroom, which is the base of operations for the Chugoku-Shikoku region.
Reasons for System Installation
Overwhelming Brightness in a Surprisingly Compact Body
In addition to facilities such as driving ranges and golf bars, there have been increasing numbers of installations in private homes and corporate welfare facilities following the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. This product is being increasingly adopted for various uses such as theater projection.
“Up until now, we mainly used LCD projectors in the 4,000–5,000 lm brightness range, considering factors such as light weight, compact size, and projection distance. Although the high-quality colors were already well-received by our customers, the 7,000 lm achieved by the newly installed PT-VMZ71J was a surprisingly large increase in brightness. We are especially likely to recommend this model to people who want to use the projector not only for golf but also home theater applications.” (GOLFLAND CORPORATION’s Mr. Ikeda) This comment shows how highly the vividness of the projected image is appreciated.
Effects Achieved by System Installation
Stress-Free Installation and Satisfying Image Quality
Reduced Maintenance Burden with a Laser Light Source
Express the Appeal of the Product to More Customers
“Moving forward, we will expand our golf simulator line, increase the precision of our products, and create something that can be applied for pro use as well. Alongside these efforts, as our products break into the general family household market and e-Sports golf becomes increasingly familiar, we plan to offer combined usage such as home theater that whole families can enjoy together. To achieve this, I hope to not only develop the functionality of our own products but also continue to focus on the details in our projector selections, expressing the appeal of this technology to more customers in an easy-to-understand way.” (Ikeda)
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