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“World’s Largest Aqua Screen Projection” at Dubai Festival City uses Panasonic Projectors

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Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) along with its local agent, Al-Futtaim Panatech (a division of Al-Futtaim Group), has partnered with Dubai Festival City (DFC) for streaming multimedia shows at the “world’s largest Aqua screen projection” at the Festival Bay in Dubai Festival City. This projected image on the fountain was verified the Guinness World Records for the largest water screen projection on December 26th, 2016.

The total surface consists of 6 Aqua screens which are approximately 36 meters wide and 13 meters high, creating a spectacular world’s largest Aqua Projection screen and will showcase innovative and spectacular shows located within the Festival Bay bringing together light, water and fire to dramatic effect using over 70 nos. of top of the line Panasonic Projectors.

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The PT-DZ21K2E projector is an impressive 20,000-lumens projector that has been designed to work in multiple broadcast environments alongside LED screen display systems, and professional sound systems, making it an ideal choice for large-scale events.

PT-DZ21K2E was used at the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Light” in 2015 and 2016. Over 200 projectors including PT-DZ21K2E created a 50,458 m2 projected image at the festival in 2016 that was set the Guinness World RecordsTM. Recently over 110 PT-DZ21K2E projectors were used at the Rio 2016 Olympics to provide turnkey visual operations and facilitate magnificent broadcast of the games.

At the launch event, Daizo Ito –Managing Executive Officer for Panasonic Corporation, Regional Head India, South Asia, Middle East and Africa (ISAMEA) said, “Middle East is a strategic location for staging world class events and spectaculars shows. The world’s largest Aqua screen projection at IMAGINE, Dubai Festival City, exemplifies Panasonic’s corporate strategy, in bringing customized B2B solutions coping with the highest technical challenges with precision and quality.”

He added, “This is a very symbolic project to showcase the advanced technology which Panasonic provides in the market. We would like to deliver a never before seen experience for the audience with this remarkable show. We have worked closely with our local business partner Al-Futtaim Group (Al Futtaim Panatech: Division of Al Futtaim Group) in providing the best-in-industry projectors to Dubai Festival City and supporting them to make this project a success.”

Panasonic’s visual solutions have been associated with world events like Olympics for decades, epitomizing cutting edge technology and premium experience that the brand brings with it. The multimedia 360-degree show is expected to rival other popular waterfront shows across the globe making Festival City the ultimate entertainment destination for residents and tourists alike.

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Acer Launches Next-Level OLED Gaming Monitors

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Reporting from Taipei, Taiwan: Acer today announced three new gaming monitors in its Predator lineup, designed to appeal to professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts who want reliable machines for everyday use. The new models include the Predator X27U F3, Predator X34 X5, and Predator X32 X3 featuring brilliant OLED displays, high refresh rates, and ultra-smooth performance.

These powerhouse monitors are NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible to eliminate stuttering, flicker, and visual artefacts for a smooth and tear-free experience. The monitors also seamlessly integrate AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to eliminate ghosting, provide fluidity and ensure that every frame is rendered flawlessly. With true 10-bit colour depth, they deliver cinematic visuals with stunning contrast and vibrant colours further enhanced by DCI-P3 99% colour gamut and Delta E<1 colour accuracy. In addition, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 ensures deep blacks and incredible brightness for lifelike visuals.

Predator X27U F3
The Predator X27U F3 is a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor built for breakneck speed and ultra-smooth gameplay with a blistering 480 Hz refresh rate and a 0.01 ms pixel response time. It brings gamers into a world of stunning visuals with WQHD (2560×1440) resolution for sharp details. Outfitted with Type-C and two HDMI 2.1 ports, it supports both console and PC gameplay and includes a tripod mount socket on the monitor stand allowing gamers and streamers to attach accessories such as a webcam or screen light.

Predator X32 X3
The Predator X32 X3 offers a large 31.5-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160) OLED display with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms (GTG) response time to ensure super-fast and fluid gameplay. With Dynamic Frequency and Resolution, gamers are empowered with the versatility to prioritize either refresh rate or resolution, tailoring their gaming experience to their needs. They can opt for stunning 4K UHD at 240 Hz or smooth FHD at 480 Hz, depending on the demands of the game and their current task. Featuring Type-C and two HDMI 2.1 ports, the Predator X32 X3 ALSO offers versatile connectivity for both console and PC gamers.

Predator X34 X5
The Predator X34 X5 is designed to dominate the battlefield with its mammoth-sized display and first-rate performance. Gamers craving an immersive and responsive experience will be blown away by the monitor’s expansive view, 1800R curvature, and UWQHD (3440×1440) OLED panel. For seamless gameplay at lightning speed, the monitor delivers a blazing fast 240 Hz refresh rate and a near-instantaneous 0.03 ms (G to G) response time. Two HDMI 2.1, a DisplayPort, and Type-C support gamers with excellent connectivity options.

Predator OLED Monitors
For maximum comfort, the new monitors offer adjustable tilt, swivel, and height, allowing gamers to find the perfect viewing angle for any environment. They also come with two 5-watt speakers for quality audio, and a built-in KVM switch to effortlessly switch between two PCs with a single keyboard and mouse setup. Designed for marathon gaming sessions, they feature BlueLightShield Pro, flickerless, low-dimming, and ComfyView technologies to help prevent eye fatigue.

Acer has also implemented several OLED screen protection mechanisms to help extend the monitor’s lifespan and maintain image quality; Display Saver (always on) for automatic dimming when inactive, Constant Brightness, plus Image Retention Refresh and Screen Move (always on) to minimize stuck pixels and images.

The Predator X34 X5 will be available in EMEA in Q4, starting at $1,399. The Predator X32 X3 will be available in EMEA in Q4, starting at $1,399. The Predator X27U F3 will be available in EMEA in Q3, starting at $1,199.

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Dell Technologies Launches P and S-Series Monitors

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Dell Technologies has announced its new P- and S-series Monitors suited for a wide variety of use cases and price points that best cater to user needs. The P-series monitors are targeted at business professionals who are looking to maximize their work productivity while the S-series monitors are meant for families, students and general consumers who are after entertainment, enjoyment and lasting comfort.

P-series Monitors
For working professionals who crave all-day comfort and easy connectivity, the Dell 27 / 24 USB-C Hub Monitors (P2725HE / P2425HE / P2425E) offer enhanced eye comfort features as well as extensive connectivity ports. See below for a breakdown of the top features:

  • Improved Productivity: An improved 100Hz refresh rate on an ultrathin bezel screen, FHD/WUXGA (1920×1200)​resolution featuring IPS technology for colour consistency and smooth viewing experience.
  • Comfortable Viewing: With TUV Rheinland 4-star eye comfort certification, users can benefit from the improved ComfortView Plus feature that reduces harmful blue light to 35% or less to help reduce eye fatigue, along with flicker-free vivid visuals with a 1500:1 contrast ratio and 99% sRGB colour coverage.
  • Extensive Connectivity: Transform the monitor into a productivity hub with RJ45 for wired Ethernet connectivity and single cable solution USB-C (power delivery up to 90W) — all in a clutter-free setup. Extensive connectivity ports allow for easy connection to a variety of devices. Dell upgraded one USB-A port to USB-C to address the increasing demand for USB-C ports for easier connectivity to peripherals and fast charging.
  • Convenient Design: Connect to your external devices easily with intuitively designed quick access ports on the bottom bezel or attach an optional snap-on soundbar (sold separately) for audio. The height-adjustable stand with bi-directional tilt, pivot and swivel function provides a personalized setup.

Also launching are the Dell 27 / 24 / 22 Monitors (P2725H / P2425H / P2425 / P2225H), geared towards the no-frills, task-oriented professionals looking to benefit from an uninterrupted and productive workday. These monitors do not come with USB-C upstream ports.

S-series Monitors
For lifestyle-inspired needs, Dell is announcing the new S-series monitors, the Dell 24 / 27 Monitors (S2425H/HS, S2725H/HS/DS), which showcase modern designs and features for everyday versatility and comfort. These S-series monitors bring together impressive screen performance as well as audio enhancements for everyday entertainment and usability features in a stunning design, showcasing Dell’s ambition to continue elevating and enhancing users’ home office and entertainment setups.

See below for a breakdown of the top features:

  • Visual Excellence with Entertainment in mind:27-inch QHD & FHD resolutions and 23.8-inch FHD IPS monitors are certified by TUV Rheinland for 4-star eye comfort with improved ComfortView Plus to help reduce blue light emissions to 35% or less and 100Hz refresh rate (VRR for S2725DS only) to deliver smoother motion visuals perfect for casual gamers. Users can seamlessly switch between streaming and casual gaming with the built-in dual HDMI connectivity ports. Users can enjoy vibrant colours with 99% sRGB colour coverage and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.
  • Impressive Audio: Elevate the audio experience with integrated dual 5W speakers that offer deeper, punchier bass and wider soundscape showcasing impressive audio capability. Easily choose between 5 presets (Standard, Movie, Game, Music, Voice) and 1 customisable audio profile to tailor for every moment.
  • New Modern Design: Beautifully crafted ultra-thin bezels and a subtle textured pattern at the back inspired by Japanese sand-raking provide a modern-styled design perfect for any space. These monitors come in Ash White color which is soothing to the eyes and complements any environment, matching lifestyle needs. Users will also enjoy all-day comfort with a height-adjustable stand with tilt, pivot, and swivel functions (available on S2425HS/S2725HS/S2725DS only).
  • Tailored Convenience: Improved cable management design offers a clutter-free set-up. Convenient primary connections and easy side-access secondary connections offer multiple input ports for a multi-device set-up. Navigate and manage the OSD menus with the new joystick and shortcut buttons on the back of the monitor.

The new P-and S-series monitors are designed using 85% post-consumer recycled and closed-loop ITE-derived plastic, 50% recycled steel, 100% recycled aluminium and at least 20% recycled glass. Additionally, the P-series monitors also meet the latest environmental standards such as EnergyStar, EPEAT Gold, TCO and TCO Edge. With the new EPEAT Climate+ designation, these monitors have met the industry’s best practices around decarbonisation.

Users can now conserve energy when the monitor is not in use with PowerNap mode in Dell Display Manager, which dims or puts the monitor to sleep and lowers energy use by up to 14.8%. Lastly, all the monitors also ship in boxes that are made from 100% renewable content and can be recycled, and they come with fibre-based cushioning that is more sustainable to the environment.

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Acer Launches Curved OLED and MiniLED Monitors for Avid Gamers

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Acer has expanded its Predator gaming monitor line for hardcore gamers with four premium models designed to make gaming more immersive than ever with wide curved screens, spectacular picture quality, and smooth performance. The new monitors include a pair of 2304-zone MiniLED models, with the flagship Predator Z57, the largest of the group with a 57-inch DUHD (7680×2160) at 120 Hz display, and the Predator X34 V3 with a 34-inch panel, an immensely popular size for PC gamers. In addition, the powerful 39-inch Predator X39 and the 34-inch Predator X34 X with bright OLED displays offer smooth and captivating visual experiences with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate and blazing-fast 0.01 ms pixel response time.

Predator Z57
The massive 57-inch Predator Z57 with a DUHD (7680×2160) resolution at 120 Hz is a gaming goliath for conquering the fiercest battles. Leveraging the 2304-zone MiniLED technology, it provides superb picture quality and brightness when showing dark scenes and black backgrounds. The wide 32:9 aspect ratio and 1000R curvature draw users closer to the gaming environment and increase their field of vision when playing or working. In addition, top-of-the-line VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 certification ensures that it achieves up to 1000 nit brightness, produces highly accurate colours, and maximizes light and dark contrast to illuminate fine details, a total difference maker during intense gaming sessions. Combined with a wide DCI-P3 98% colour gamut, the Predator Z57 creates visuals so realistic, it will thrill even the most experienced players.

The ultra-wide viewing area is ideal for multi-tasking along with productivity-enhancing features, which include picture-by-picture that splits the screen in half to showcase output from two different sources simultaneously, and picture-in-picture that divides the screen with displays on the main screen and another in an inset window. Two HDMI 2.1 ports support the latest consoles (PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series X), while a DisplayPort 1.4 port also provides fast and reliable connectivity. The Predator Z57 is also VESA-compliant for hanging on a wall to save desk space and its base is elegantly sleek, yet robust and offers adjustable height, tilt, and swivel to suit individual preferences. This model also has two powerful 10W speakers to amplify sound effects.

Predator X34 V3
The Predator X34 V3 has a 34-inch curved MiniLED display with a 21:9 ultrawide QHD (3440×1440) resolution to support avid gamers with smooth performance and a broad view of the action for a competitive advantage. The 1500R curvature deepens immersion and improves peripheral vision, while the high DCI-P3 94% colour gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification showcase titles in vibrant colour and luminosity. A fast 180 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms (G-to-G) response time support fluid, uninterrupted gameplay with minimal ghosting. Excellent connectivity via two HDMI 2.0 ports and DisplayPort 1.4 lets players connect to the gamut of sources available today. The Predator X34 V3 can also be hung on a wall and has an adjustable height, tilt, and swivel to optimize viewing comfort. In addition, two 5W speakers provide quality audio for games, music, and movies, and a wall mount is provided, making it ideal for console gamers.

OLED Models: Predator X39 & Predator X34 X
Acer’s newest OLED models include the 39-inch Predator X39 and the 34-inch Predator X34 X, enabling high contrast for incredibly detailed images and ultra-fast refresh rates and response times for the smoothest possible performance. They also support accurate views, even at tight angles of up to 178 degrees. Both deliver UWQHD (3440×1440) resolution with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.01 ms pixel response time, ensuring gameplay is smooth and free of stutter and lag. The 800R curvature broadens the peripheral view and amplifies the line of vision to deepen engagement. A broad DCI-P3 99% colour gamut supports a vast array of colours and shades, while VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 showcases details often hidden in the shadows so no details are missed. These new models are also Eyesafe 2.0 certified and default to image retention refresh to help prevent eye strain.

Key Features in All New Models
All new models feature AMD FreeSync Premium which smoothly renders fast-paced action scenes without screen tearing and flickering. They also have a USB Type-C 90W PD port to deliver display, data transfer, and device charging simultaneously and a built-in KVM switch for swapping sources without having to reconnect peripherals.

Pricing and Availability
The Predator Z57 will be available in EMEA in Q2 2024, starting at $2,399. The Predator X39 will be available in EMEA in Q2 2024, starting at $1,499. The Predator X34 X will be available in EMEA in Q2 2024, starting at $1,299. The Predator X34 V3 will be available in EMEA in Q2 2024, starting at $849.

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