Panasonic Debuts New Line of Wireless Speakers and Expands Compact Stereo System Line for Superior Sound Quality and Enhanced

  Panasonic Debuts New Line of Wireless Speakers and Expands Compact Stereo
       System Line for Superior Sound Quality and Enhanced Versatility

New Panasonic Music Streaming App Available for Apple and Android Devices
Allows Users to Control Where Their Music is Played Wirelessly Across All

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced six new
personal audio units including three new streaming wireless speakers, many
featuring Bluetooth® technology. The HC Series, comprised of the SC-HC58,
SC-HC38 and SC-HC28, features a USB cable connect and a dock that works with
iPhone5/iPod touch (5th generation), allowing users to play music from a
variety of sources including iPod/iPhone/iPad, while the new NE (Network Era)
Series includes the SC-NE1, SC-NE3 and SC-NE5 and features the ultimate in
sound quality with full wireless connectivity.

"Panasonic is committed to providing the listener with the highest quality
audio products and the 2013 speaker and stereo system lineups produce
unparalleled sound quality with the finest in design innovation," said Troy
Livingston, Product Manager, Entertainment Group, Panasonic Consumer
Marketing Company of North America. "We're always striving to make the
listening experience richer and as easy as possible. With new, advanced
networking features, users can listen to their music seamlessly in the home."

Panasonic's new NE series has the latest in advanced networking features with
enhanced high-quality sound for the ideal listening experience as well as a
curved aero stream port to control the airflow and reduce the noise emitted
from the ports, resulting in clearer, more robust sound. This new wireless
speaker concept is designed with the consumer in mind, allowing for streaming
music without the need to dock the device.

The NE5 includes a lightening pin connection to seamlessly work with the
iPhone 5 /iPod touch (5th generation). It also includes a USB cable connect
while the NE5 and NE3 can be synced through DLNA, AirPlay® and Bluetooth® for
other Apple or Android devices. AirPlay® allows users to wirelessly stream
music from an iPad, iPhone, iPod or MAC/PC directly into the device through a
wireless LAN network.

The NE5, NE3 and NE1 all include a Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker, pure direct
sound system, direct-vocal sound and 2-way Speaker System. Providing rich and
strong sounds from treble to bass, the 2-way Speaker System treats listeners
to clear, well-balanced sounds. The rigid lightweight Nanosized Bamboo Cone
speaker with high acoustic velocity is used to achieve sounds with high sound
pressure and clarity. Enclosed in the system is a three-inch Long Stroke
Woofer which employs large-amplitude vibrations to produce the genuine deep
base sounds. The clearest treble sounds are also produced with the embedded
one-inch Tweeter providing the listener with an unmatched audio experience.

The Panasonic HC Series of micro stereo systems improves upon 2012 with both
high-quality sound offerings and smart networking. The HC58 features the
Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker and also includes a Dual Passive Radiator and
Direct-Vocal Sound (found on HC38 as well). Networking capabilities are also
further advanced with a re-mastered Bluetooth® on the HC58 and HC38, easy
setup for AirPlay® (HC58) and iPod/iPhone/iPad Connection through USB (HC58 &
HC38) as well as a lightening pin connection on the HC28 to work with the iPad
mini/iPhone5. These sleek and slim devices featuring a pure direct sound
system also include high-quality metal to enhance the luxurious look of the
product. The HC58 and HC38 can be wall-mounted with brackets included.

Additional advancements to Panasonic's 2013 compact audio lineup includes the
new Panasonic Music Streaming App (not available on the HC28), allowing users
to wirelessly stream music from a smartphone or tablet with just the press of
a button. The app, which is available in the Apple Store or through Google
Play, provides users the option to choose which device they want to listen to
their music on without the need for a physical connection to the device**.
Once the app is installed, a user can select from a list of all available
devices and begin transmitting music wirelessly to audio devices. The
Panasonic Music Streaming App is available through DLNA, Bluetooth® or

The Panasonic 2013 HC and NE Series Personal Audio products will be available
in March 2013. They will be on display in the Panasonic booth #9406 at the
2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8, 2013
through January 11, 2013.

*"Made for iPod", "Made for iPad" and "Made for iPhone" mean that an
electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or
iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone may affect wireless

*AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and
iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and
any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license.

*Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

** LAN network must be set-up when using DLNA and/or AirPlay.

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North
America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal
North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of
Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a
wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's
portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D
Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio,
Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's
natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas
programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the
Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six:
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