Buying a Tracking Device and a high quality screen and running your simulator on a decent PC means that you will need a decent projector to make sure your simulator experience is as crisp as possible.
All the tech specs are listed below, but here's the key points summarised in a few lines: this is that this is an extremely powerful 5,000 lumens model that projects in 1920x1200 HD, with superb contrast and picture clarity, making it an excellent choice for home simulators and even home cinema. There are a host of apps so you can project from your phone, tablet or PC either wirelessly over wi-fi, or via cable.
We have an option to purchase a mount with it - this mount is specifically designed for use with this model, so it is the only one we stand over for safety reasons, but there are probably other mounts that you could buy elsewhere that would do the trick.
So here's Panasonics full list of features:
Deep Imaging Power
Boosted Picture Quality with Up to 5,500 lm and 16,000:1 Contrast
WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixel) resolution native to the PT-VZ585N/VZ580/VZ470 brings crisp Full HD to meeting spaces and classrooms for immersive viewing. With brightness of up to 5,500 lm and a class-leading 16,000:1 contrast ratio, your audience is treated to vivid colors, inky blacks, pure highlights, and clearly legible text reproduction even in bright conditions.
6-Colors Adjustment and Color Correction Functions
Correct slight color variations in the reproduction range of individual units set up for multi-projection. This is particularly useful for side-by-side configurations delivering ultra-wide-screen pictures. Very large images can be seamlessly presented in auditoriums and boardrooms.
Daylight View Basic
Panasonic technology assures sharp and comfortably viewed images even with the blinds open by enhancing fine details (particularly in dark areas of the image) that are normally difficult to see in bright rooms. A built-in sensor measures ambient light while Daylight View Basic adjusts halftone color and brightness to suit ambient illumination.
Technologies combine to keep noise levels down to just 29 dB, so the sound of the cooling fan is less distracting. This helps to keep attention focused on the presentation and quiet video scenes.
Comprehensive Wireless Support
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast
Supported on Windows PCs and Android devices, next-generation Miracast is a low-latency protocol that provides high-bandwidth mirroring of video, stills, and web content with fast connection and a range of exclusive and practical features for users.
Full-screen Wireless Playback
Miracast supports stutter-free audio and Full HD video transmission from device to projector screen at 1:1.
Supports Multiple Display Modes
Easily control how content on your device is displayed on the big screen by selecting the appropriate mode.
To ensure confidential information isn’t mistakenly transmitted to another display, users can enter a PIN code before casting media via Miracast.
Apps Support Any Device
Panasonic offers free applications for smartphones, tablets, and personal computers enabling 3-step connection to get your media on the big screen swiftly and easily. Further, a new plug-and-share feature allows your to cast from PC without software or driver installation.
Plug and Share
Insert a USB memory device into the projector port. In less than a minute, configuration setting files and an application are copied. Plug the USB memory device into your PC, click the player icon, and transmit video and stills wirelessly to the projector—no software or network setup required.
Wireless Manager ME 6.4
Included Panasonic Wireless Manager software for Mac and Windows PC lets you cast media from the screen of your computer via wireless LAN with a host of display options right at your fingertips.
Dedicated apps for iOS and Android devices feature simple 3-step initial connection and support a variety of media and business document transmission. These apps also allow SSID and key information to be easily obtained via a QR Code that’s projected on a standby screen, again saving on setup time.
Applications for PC, iOS, Android, and the optional Easy Wireless Stick dongle support Multi-Projector Mode. This function enables media display from up to 16 different devices in split-screen configuration. You can also transmit content from one PC to up to eight projectors or displays.
DIGITAL LINK Connection
DIGITAL LINK transmits uncompressed video, audio, and control commands through a single CAT 5e or higher STP cable for distances of up to 150 m (492 ft). Optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box further simplifies installation, reduces cabling and associated costs, and enhances reliability.
You don't need a computer to start presenting—just insert a USB memory device containing media and start projecting straight away. This includes Full HD video as well as still images. A simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) assures a smooth and stress-free presentation.
Supports IEEE802.1X Protocol
Only authenticated users can connect to the IEEE802.1X network (EAP over LAN), preventing access by unauthorized users. Compatible projectors support IEEE802.1X protocol over wired or wireless LAN.
1.6x Zoom Lens and Lens Shift Function
Zoom lens allows you to project from wide range of distances from tabletops or ceiling. Use vertical lens shift to quickly adjust image position without distortion.
Quick Lamp and Filter Replacement
For convenience, the filter can be replaced via the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. There’s no need to remove the unit from its ceiling mount for periodic maintenance.
Auto Screen Image Rotation
Images are automatically rotated depending on installation orientation—upside down on the ceiling or set on a table—using a built-in angle sensor.
Easy Geometric Adjustment Function
Horizontal, vertical, and corner keystone correction adjusts the image shape for clear visibility when projecting off-axis or from an unusual angle. Curved Screen Correction allows for the projection of natural, distortion-free images onto curved or cylindrical surfaces.
USB Display Function
Install Wireless Manager software on your PC, connect computer and projector with a USB cable, and Wireless Manager will automatically start up and output media (including audio) to the projector.
Panasonic PT-VZ580 5000 Lumens Projector
1 Panasonic PT-VZ580 Desktop projector with optional mount