- Supports Crestron Connected™, Extron, AMX DD, and PJLink™
- 10 W speaker and microphone input
- Free 360° installation
- ECO Management System with 0.5 W Standby
- Presentation Support System
- Startup Logo Function
- Emulation function
- Presenter Light Software
- Audio Standby Mode
- DICOM Simulation Mode
High-Visibility Images in Bright Rooms
Introducing the World’s Smallest and Lightest LCD Laser Projector1
Weighing just 7.0 kg2 (15.43 lbs), The Panasonic PT-VMZ51BU Series is the smallest and lightest LCD laser projector in its class1 with up to 5,200 lumens from a compact, easy-to-manage body. Its lightweight design makes it easy to carry from room to room, and simple to install on the ceiling. The projector’s smooth styling and quiet operation harmonize with your interior space, blending in and keeping attention focused on the presentation.
Bright, High-Visibility Images in Well-Lit Spaces
Because office and classroom projectors are used with the room lights on and window blinds open, they need high light output to produce a bright image. Thanks to a carefully refined optical engine, PT-VMZ51UB Series generates up to 7,000 lm1 of brightness, more than most professional projectors of a similar size. Dim, washed out projections are history: expect big, bright, vivid pictures in bright environments to stimulate viewer engagement with the lesson or meeting content.
High 3,000,000:11 Dynamic Contrast
Input signals are analyzed frame by frame to regulate light output for best contrast performance in every scene. As well as accurately reproducing pictures that contain a mix of dark and bright hues, Dynamic Contrast is more energy efficient than other technologies and can be optimized to suit the content or the room’s lighting. The projector’s high 3,000,000:11 contrast ratio provides better detail definition in shadows with deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more natural skin-tones for a better sense of depth and definition.
Daylight View Basic Optimizes Image Quality in Bright Rooms
Daylight View Basic enhances image sharpness by clarifying detail definition in dark areas of the picture, which can be difficult to see in bright light. A sensor measures the amount of ambient light in the room and optimizes halftone color and brightness for best results according to surrounding levels of illumination.
Power Consumption Reduced by 20 %1
The PT-VMZ51BU projector uses about 20 %1 less energy than the previous series. Efficiency is further increased, and brightness optimized to suit ambient light levels, just by pressing the ECO2 button on the remote control. Adopting energy-efficient Panasonic projection in your meeting rooms or learning spaces helps you to achieve CSR environmental policy objectives while reducing waste.
Reduce Interruptions and Callout Frequency
In typical office and classroom environments, the projector’s reusable ECO Filter doesn’t need replacement until about 20,000 hours1. That equates to about 10 years of service assuming about 40 hours of projection per working week. If it’s necessary to maintain the filter before then, it can be washed and reused up to two times, reducing waste and parts inventories and contributing to your CSR environmental policy objectives.
Installation Flexibility Adapts Projection to Any Space
Versatile 1.6x Zoom with Wide-Range V/H Lens-Shift
Built-in 1.6x optical zoom (1.09–1.77:1) supports projection from close range or from a distance, enhancing projector location flexibility and bringing large, easy-to-see images to rooms of different sizes and shapes. V/H Lens-Shift function offers +44 % to 0 % Vertical adjustment, useful when projecting from a high ceiling, and ±20 % Horizontal adjustment to correctly place the image when projecting off-axis to the screen.
New Digital Zoom Extender Function
One consideration when updating your school or business projectors is: will the replacement projectors fit the existing mount positions on the ceiling? In some cases, the throw-distance required to produce an image at the desired size might exceed the projector’s optical zoom range. Panasonic answers the problem with a new Digital Zoom Extender function equipped for the first time on the PT-VMZ51BU Series. It provides a convenient way to fit the image to your screen beyond optical zoom range, reducing need to relocate your projector mounts and potentially saving you time, money, and hassle on your next refreshment cycle.
Note: Resolution decreases when using Digital Zoom Extender. 6-Point Screen Correction, V/H Keystone Correction, and curved-screen correction are not available when using this function, and range of corner adjustment is limited.
Easy Operation with 2x CEC Command-Compatible HDMI® Inputs
HDMI inputs are compatible with control signals sent via a CEC command compatible1 component, giving you limited control over the projector using the compatible source device’s remote control. The projector power ups from Standby and commences playback automatically on command from a compatible player, such as optional Wireless Presentation System PressIT, when connected to the projector via HDMI.
Supports 4K Input-Signals1 via HDMI and DIGITAL LINK2
Panasonic PTVMZ51BU Series accepts 4K1 video input signals via DIGITAL LINK2 and HDMI terminals. This is a big advantage when integrating the projectors into existing 4K-ready system infrastructure where 4K signals are distributed to a network of display endpoints with different screen resolutions without having to use an external converter or to reencode the source.
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK1 Solution
DIGITAL LINK1 is a single-cable AV and control solution based on HDBaseT™ that supports 4K2 video, audio, and control-signal transmission via a single CAT 5e STP cable (or higher) for distances of up to 50 m (164 ft) or 150 m3 (492 ft) for 1080p video, reducing cabling cost and installation complexity when projectors are at a long distance from the server room.
Additional LAN Terminal for Dedicated Control
You can control PT-VMZ51BU Series via a dedicated LAN terminal or via the HDBaseT™-based DIGITAL LINK1 connection. Both interfaces support 100Base-TX and 10Base-T compatible control signals via Panasonic, PJLink™, Crestron Connected™, AMX DD, and Extron® device control and management applications.
New 6-Point Screen Adjustment for Projection into Room Corners
PT-VMZ51UB Series is the first Panasonic projector to feature 6-Point Screen Correction. It allows you to perform 4-Corner and Horizontal/Vertical Keystone Correction via remote control to remove trapezoidal distortion when projecting from an angle, such as a high ceiling. An extra two control points located at center top and bottom of the screen can be used to remove distortion when projecting an image into the corner of a room.
Screen Adjustment Function
Screen Adjustment fits the image to the screen when projecting from an unusual angle. Curved Screen Correction removes barrel or pincushion distortion for projection onto curved surfaces.
Shutter Function is Great for Short Breaks
Press a button on top of the unit or on the remote control to block light-output temporarily via the shutter function. This feature is useful when taking a short recess during lessons or meetings, or whenever you want to pause content without showing an image, but keep the projector on and ready to go again instantly.
Enjoy Smooth and Effortless Collaboration
Easy QR Code Connection to Wireless LAN1
You can connect your mobile devices to the projector over wireless LAN1 just by reading a QR Code displayed in the projector’s OSD menu with your smartphone’s camera. No password or SSID entry is required. Then use our free Wireless Projector app2 to beam select media stored on your device to the big screen. This feature saves time and prevents disruption to the flow of the class or meeting.
Introducing PressIT1, the One-Press Wireless Solution
Mirror your device’s screen on the projector screen almost instantly, no software needed. Wireless Presentation System PressIT1 can connect up to 32 devices to the projector wirelessly, and allows people to display their screens and switch presenters with a single button-press. PressIT comprises a CEC command compatible2 HDMI receiver on the projector side, and transmitters that connect to PCs or mobile devices3. Just connect, press a button, and your device screen is displayed on the projector via the system’s secure 5 GHz 802.11ac compatible wireless LAN. Get more value from face-to-face interactions and streamline communication without cable hassle at a safe social distance.
Power Selected Devices via USB-DC Terminal
The projector includes a 5 V/2 A USB-DC terminal to power optional Wireless Presentation PressIT1 or a compatible HDMI media streaming device2 for a neat installation on the ceiling without need of extra AC outlets.
Quiet Operation to Limit Distractions
Whether your class or meeting is face-to-face, broadcast to remote participants via IP camera, or a mix of both, it’s important that noise from the projector doesn’t distract attention from the content or the discussion. PT-VMZ51UB Series includes a Quiet Mode enabling operation with as little as
26 dB1 of noise, helping the projector to fit unobtrusively into the installation environment while keeping your group’s attention focused.
No Light-Source or Filter Replacement for 20,000 Hours1
PT-VMZ51UB Series features Panasonic’s SOLID SHINE Laser technology and long-life ECO Filter, which do not require replacement for 20,000 hours1 when used in a typical office or classroom environment. As well as reducing the cost, hassle, and callout frequency of projector maintenance, you don’t need to keep a large inventory of consumable parts on hand since ECO Filter can be washed and reused up to two times2.
Multi Monitoring & Control Software with Optional Early Warning Functions
Panasonic’s free AV management software for Windows® PC lets you monitor and control up to 2,048 compatible display devices of any brand via LAN to reduce maintenance hassle within display networks of any scale. Multi Monitoring & Control Software enables status monitoring, device control, content playlist delivery, playback scheduling, and system-map visualization. A free 90-day trial of optional Early Warning software is included. It notifies the operator in the event of a playback or device error, and sends alerts when symptoms of trouble are detected. Maintenance reminders help in the management of consumable parts inventories and the scheduling of maintenance, while operational reports can be generated and exported as a text file. The software links with compatible network cameras for live screen-monitoring, and you can monitor devices remotely from a tablet via VPN. Software data may be acquired via Web API and installed onto an existing control application.
Simple Operation with Auto Signal Switching
PT-VMZ51UB Series makes life easy for faculty and staff, who use the projectors every day. Auto Input-Signal Search function detects the active source device, switches to the corresponding input, and allows playback to commence without the user having to manually perform these operations.
Quick On/Quick Off and Direct Off
PT-VMZ51BU Series also supports Quick On/Quick Off. When the projector is switched on, the startup screen is displayed almost instantly at full brightness, with no gradual fade-in you expect from a lamp projector. This helps to maintain the momentum of your lesson or meeting. And unlike lamp projectors, you can switch off the VMZ51BU Series projector and unplug it without waiting for cooldown. Direct Power Off function allows the projector to be safely shut off via the room’s breaker switch.
Plug-and-Play Display with Memory Viewer
You don’t even need a computer to start presenting—just insert a USB memory device containing compatible still images to the projector’s USB port, press the NETWORK/USB button on the remote, select MEMORY VIEWER, and start presenting. Advance or go back to the previous slide using the arrow keys on the remote.
Panasonic PT-VMZ71 Specification sheet