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Australian Maritime College (AMC)
"Our facilities are used for maritime human factors research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, and improving ship and port safety. They also help bridge the gap between theory and practice in the training of ship masters and deck officers. The upgraded Panasonic projector system enhances that capability and ensures AMC continues to be a leader in maritime simulation."
Professor Thanasis Karlis, (Director, AMC National Centre for Ports and Shipping)
- Why Choose Panasonic?
- World's smallest, lightest* laser light source 3-chip DLP・projector with 4K+ resolution.
- High 10,000 lm of brightness and an accurate contrast ratio of 20,000:1.
- Geometry Manager Pro Software (ET-UK20), and the Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit (ET-CUK10) were easy installed on the projectors to correct images on a 7.2 m radius by 4.5-m tall cylindrical screen.
- Based on HDBaseT・technology, DIGITAL LINK supports the transmission of 4K video signals through a single cable for distances of up to 50 m (164 ft).
* Weight and size claim is accurate as of November 2015 among 10,000-lm class projectors with 4K or higher resolution.
Australia's institute for maritime education, training and research
The internationally-renowned Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia’s national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research. It is one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities and is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania (UTAS).
AMC previously used seven lamp-type projectors for its maritime simulation. This limited them to using the most basic visuals, so they wanted to replace the system with projectors that would give them better images. Panasonic Australia proposed the PT-RQ13K 3-chip DLP・Laser Projector and they decided to use it. The PT-RQ13K is compatible with 4K+ resolution and delivers bright, high-quality images. The 4K+ resolution also made it possible to reduce the number of projectors from seven to five. Since the introduction was decided upon in December and installation took place the second week of January, the turnaround was very fast. For the installation, Geometry Manager Pro Software (ET-UK20) and the Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit (ET-CUK10) were used, which made it quick and easy without the need for complicated settings. In terms of maintenance, the laser light source eliminated the previous need to replace lamps once a year, greatly reducing both labor and expense.