Panasonic Highlights New Technology Solutions to Give Hoteliers a
Competitive Edge, Improve Guest Experience at HITEC 2013
New In-Room TVs, Tablet Computers, Digital Signage Solutions and Surveillance
Systems Will Be on Display at Booth 1733
MINNEAPOLIS -- June 25, 2013
Panasonic, a provider of hospitality technology solutions, will debut a wide
range of new integrated business technologies at HITEC 2013 (Booth #1733) in
Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27. A new line of high definition LED HDTVs for
in-room and public area entertainment, the LRU60 Series, will make its HITEC
debut alongside new rugged tablet computers, IP security cameras and
surveillance systems, professional displays and projectors as well as new
cloud-based communication systems.
“Now more than ever, hotels and resorts are under pressure to meet growing
guest service expectations, both in the guest room and throughout the
property,” said Scott Anderson, Senior Business Development Manager,
Hospitality, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.
“Panasonic, with its wide array of technology products, is uniquely positioned
to help hotels build integrated communication and information solutions that
will enable them to meet and exceed guest expectations from check-in to
check-out. These solutions will help hotels manage costs, increase
productivity, improve the guest experience while gaining the best return on
Highlights at HITEC include the following:
*LRU60 Series: Available in 32”, 39”, 42”, 50” and ultra-thin 65”,
Panasonic’s new Energy Star®-rated LED line of high definition hospitality
TVs deliver exceptional picture quality with the industry’s lowest power
consumption among comparable hospitality HDTVs in its class.* The LRU60
Series incorporates a new thin glossy-finish bezel that gives the guest
the appearance of more screen without taking up more counter space. The
65” model is designed with an ultra-thin bezel and is ideal for lobbies,
lounges and luxury suites.
*LF60 Series: The LF60 Series, available in 55-inch, 47-inch and 42-inch
models, features 700 cd/m^2 of brightness, making the LED displays easily
visible even in spaces with high levels of ambient light. The LF60 Series
is equipped with DIGITAL LINK, a feature that when connected to a
compatible switcher, makes it possible to transmit AV content and control
signals via a single CAT5e cable or higher – up to 328ft.
*Panasonic Interactive Displays: Panasonic Interactive Displays increase
collaboration and foster idea sharing by combining whiteboard-style
collaborative functions with Panasonic’s renowned high definition
displays. These displays are an ideal tool for staff training, boardrooms
as well as hotel meeting rooms. The PB1 Series, available in 103-inch and
85-inch, delivers interactivity in large format, while the PB2 Series,
available in 65-inch and 50-inch, features both pen and finger touch
capability. These displays feature a Digital Pen System, which enables
users to write, annotate and move items around the screen with pixel by
*Android™-powered FZ-A1 and FZ-G1 Windows® Toughpad tablets: These
10.1-inch rugged tablets are weatherproof, lightweight and, with a 4- to
6-foot drop rating and daylight-readable screen, are ideal for a number of
hospitality applications including workforce management, point-of-sale and
line busting, mobile surveillance, energy management and mobile concierge.
*IP Security and Surveillance Systems: These scalable systems include a
wide range of indoor and outdoor weatherproof and vandal-resistant IP
cameras and recorders that can be easily integrated into a hotel’s
existing surveillance infrastructure, enabling hotels to efficiently and
economically migrate to an IP networked platform.
*Unified Communications Systems: Panasonic offers a comprehensive range of
business communications solutions, including new SIP phones compatible
with cloud-based solutions, that leverage cutting-edge communications for
the front desk and guest rooms, to maintenance and guest services.
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technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government,
healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial
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help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives
innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified
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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad
line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer,
business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of
Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.
Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green
innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. : In the 2013 Interbrand
Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped from
number six to number four: www.bestglobalgreenbrands.com. As part of its
continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of
North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower
adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about
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*Compared to power consumption data of competitive hospitality LED and LCD
HDTVs available online as of April 1, 2013. Power consumption: On Mode Average
Power Consumption for Energy Star Application. Based on IEC 62087 ED. 2
Section 1.6.1 measurement method.
Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Devin Kingdon, 415-365-8528
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