Panasonic Showcased Range of Integrated Education Solutions at ISTE 2013

  Panasonic Showcased Range of Integrated Education Solutions at ISTE 2013

 Interactive displays, EduCam and training programs illustrate commitment to
                              holistic approach

ISTE 2013

Business Wire

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- July 3, 2013

Panasonic, a leader in delivering technology solutions for the educational
market, showcased a wide range of technologies, professional development
solutions and financial incentives at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, June
23-26. The company highlighted new interactive displays and short-throw
projectors, video production curriculum and classroom camera solutions at its
booth. It also introduced new professional development programs and pricing
discounts for K-12 educators.

“Educators are being overwhelmed with new technologies designed to improve the
learning experience. Without the proper assistance, they will not be able to
maximize the learning potential of these new technologies,” said Scott Thie,
Vice President, Education at Panasonic System Communications Company of North
America. “At Panasonic, we are not only committed to providing leading
interactive and educational solutions, we are also committed to ensuring
educators have the tools to use them effectively.”

At ISTE, Panasonic launched a new professional development (PD) program for
K-12 classroom teachers, aimed at strengthening their use and adoption of
technology, ultimately empowering them to be more effective in the classroom
and maximizing return on technology investments. Developed in partnership with
Eduscape Partners, the PD programs cover timely and relevant topics such as
“Google Apps” and “BYOD Learning Spaces.” Unlike other PD programs available,
Panasonic professional development focuses on results and outcomes, rather
than specific products.

An established leader in video equipment, Panasonic announced a new video
production curriculum for K-12 districts that emphasizes college and career
readiness at ISTE. The curriculum is based on a toolkit that teaches video
production; it not only instructs students on the traditional skills of
capturing video, but also high-level editing. The program also offers cloud
video hosting, allowing students to access their content anywhere. Panasonic’s
partner JDL Horizons will be on-site to demonstrate this new solution at ISTE.

“While there are wonderful technologies that enhance and improve the learning
experience, most schools struggle with a budget to fund them. We want to make
sure that our learning tools can be within reach,” added Thie.

At ISTE, Panasonic introduced special pricing for K-12 institutions that will
become available in the near future. The discounts will be applicable to any
K-12 products, such as Toughbook and Toughpad mobile computers, displays,
projectors, security systems and classroom audio solutions.

This year’s booth demonstrated how various solutions can be integrated to
address challenges in the classroom, including office technologies such as
phones, document imaging solutions, laptops and tablets, and security
solutions. Highlights at Panasonic’s ISTE booth, #6240, include:

  *Interactive Displays: Panasonic’s PB2 Display of the Interactive Display
    series enables collaboration and idea sharing with a Digital Pen System
    that allows users to write, annotate and move items around the screen with
    pixel by pixel accuracy. The PB2 Interactive Display is available in both
    103-inch and 85-inch.
  *Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors: With up to 3,100 lumens and a
    contrast ratio of 8,000:1, the recently announced portable, ultra-short
    throw PT-CW330 Series produces bright, crisp, clear images and includes
    the interactive PT-CW331 model. These projectors are able to generate an
    80-inch diagonal image from less than two feet from lens to screen,
    delivering large image projection in confined spaces, without distracting
    shadows cast by teachers.
  *Classroom Cameras: Panasonic debuted EduCam, a multi-functional 360 degree
    camera designed specifically for the classroom. With EduCam, teachers are
    able to control the camera from their Enhanced Audio wearable pendant to
    record teacher mentorship programs, teacher evaluations, and for security
    and liability purposes.

For more information, visit
http://www.panasonic.com/business-solutions/education-technology-solutions.asp
or contact educationsolutions@us.panasonic.com.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Education solutions should be directed to
sales.psc@us.panasonic.com or 877-803-8492.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business
technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government,
healthcare, production, hospitality, education and a wide variety of
commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from
Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that
drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified
business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail
point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing,
visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and
HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D,
manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and
long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic
solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications
Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of
North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic
Corporation.

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notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by
calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.

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 ranked number four in Interbrand’s “Best Global Green Brands 2013”
report, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. Panasonic scored
especially well in “Products & Services”, “Governance”, and “Operations” in
the Green Performance category.
(http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2013/Best-Global-Green-Brands-2013.aspx)

As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North
America is relocating its headquarters to a new facility being built to meet
LEED certification standards, adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ.
Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

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