CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic Brings Education Solution for K-12 to Market in Collaboration with Intel and Microsoft

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic Brings Education Solution for K-12 to
  Market in Collaboration with Intel and Microsoft

   **2-in-1 convertible device is rich with software, developed to increase
                   productivity in and outside classroom**

CORRECTION...by Panasonic ISTE 2014

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- June 30, 2014

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boilerplate for the release dated June 29, 2014.

Panasonic, a leader in holistic technology solutions for the education market,
today announced it ha ...

Panasonic, a leader in holistic technology solutions for the education market,
today announced it has collaborated with Intel and Microsoft Corp. to deliver
a purpose-built mobile computing solution for the K-12 education market. The
2-in-1 convertible device, the 3E ("Engage, Empower, Enable"), features a
tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver laptop capabilities
and aims to engage students, empower teachers, and enable IT. (Photo: Business
Wire)

The corrected release reads:

 PANASONIC BRINGS EDUCATION SOLUTION FOR K-12 TO MARKET IN COLLABORATION WITH
                             INTEL AND MICROSOFT

   **2-in-1 convertible device is rich with software, developed to increase
                   productivity in and outside classroom**

Panasonic, a leader in holistic technology solutions for the education market,
today announced it has collaborated with Intel and Microsoft Corp. to deliver
a purpose-built mobile computing solution for the K-12 education market. The
2-in-1 convertible device, the 3E (“Engage, Empower, Enable”), features a
tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver laptop capabilities
and aims to engage students, empower teachers, and enable IT. The company
unveiled the 3E today at the International Society for Technology in Education
(ISTE) Conference.

“Any one of our companies could design and develop a mobile computing solution
for the education market,” said Rance Poehler, President, Panasonic System
Communications Company of North America. “Delivering a student device was not
our goal; we wanted to deliver the solution to the challenges faced
specifically by K-12 students and educators. With our combined resources and
vast education market experience, these three companies have the ability to
collaborate on a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts. By
working together, Panasonic, Intel and Microsoft are helping bring to market a
purpose-built education solution that will promote digital literacy and
deliver truly personalized learning.”

Designed from the ground up for the K-12 market, every aspect of the 3E was
conceived to encourage inquiry-based learning, to boost engagement and nurture
analytical skills that will help students succeed in STEM subjects. The device
is also able to alleviate teacher anxiety by empowering them to deliver
personalized learning for students while maintaining whole group instruction.

Created Specifically for Today’s K-12 Student

Developed to foster active learning and effective classroom management, the
10” touch-screen 3E 2-in-1 features education-specific software, such as KNO,
from Intel and Microsoft. The 3E also includes a detachable keyboard for
maximum flexibility, in addition to:

  *Interactive STEM-centric Features: The 3E includes a stylus for easier
    note-taking, an attachable magnifying lens that turns the camera into a
    microscope, and a temperature probe for lab experiments. These interactive
    features promote inquiry-based learning and facilitate training in STEM
    subjects.
  *Durability: As a manufacturer of mobile devices that can survive the
    world’s most extreme environments, Panasonic has infused the student
    devices with similarly rugged technology: the 3E is able to withstand
    three-foot drops in addition to being spill and dust resistant, meeting
    IP51 standard. Such a level of ruggedness increases where and how lessons
    can be taught, and reduces the risk of device replacement costs.
  *Classroom Management: The 3E promotes student collaboration with
    reversible docking, and allows teachers to control what the students are
    doing by viewing or unlocking their devices to ensure everyone is on the
    same page and tracking with the lesson.

“As educators, it is our imperative to support extended learning and expose
students to the tools and environment that await them in the work world,” said
Jason Messer, Superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District and 3E
customer. “Devices that are purpose-built for K-12 education, like the 3E, are
ideal to meet the needs of this market and help the students leap into the
digital age.”

“At Intel, we’re inspired by the potential of technology to bring learning to
life and equip students with the skills they need for future success,” said
John Galvin, vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group at Intel and
general manager of Intel Education. “Devices such as the 3E are powerful
learning tools that transform how students learn and teachers teach. We’re
doing more than simply giving students devices to take notes – we’re
empowering teachers to have more control over their lessons and incorporate
interactive features that inspire student curiosity and promote inquiry.”

“Digital inking makes a significant difference in student outcomes in the
areas of math and science,”said Margo Day, vice president, U.S. Education,
Microsoft. “We are deeply committed to improving student success through
innovative technology. Our collaboration with Panasonic to create a
STEM-centered Windows 8.1 student device at an affordable price is an
important pillar in that effort.”

Additional features include:

  *Range of I/O ports: The 3E offers wide compatibility, with Micro HDMI,
    Micro SD, micro-SIM card, audio/microphone combo jack, USB 3.0 and power
    ports.
  *Leading processor and operating system: The 3E is built on an Intel® Atom™
    quad-core processor and runs Windows 8.1 PRO right out of the box.
  *Long battery life: The 3E can last a full school day with a tablet battery
    life of eight hours, plus an optional keyboard with carrying handle that
    can extend the battery an additional three hours.

For a full list of 3E specifications,
http://www.panasonic.com/business/3e/3e-2-in-1-device-specs.asp.

Accessibility for Range of School District Budgets

In spite of its rich features and rugged technology, the 3E comes at an
affordable price point, starting at $499. By offering an affordable device
that will promote digital literacy, heighten student engagement and help
districts meet benchmarks, the 3E takes aim at the inequality currently
weighing on the education system in the U.S.

Panasonic also offers grant-writing assistance to ensure that schools with
tighter resources are able to provide students with technology that will
engage and inspire them. The program is part of Panasonic’s end-to-end
education solutions offering, which includes custom system design, deployment
and support. Additionally, the recently launched program Panasonic Education
Pricing (PEP) offers K-12 institutions deep discounts from retail pricing. The
initiative includes Panasonic’s suite of products for the classroom and will
extend accessibility of its product and services to all students and faculty,
without breaking the budget.

The 3E 2-in-1 and full Panasonic connected classroom are on display at this
year’s ISTE. At booth #901, attendees can experience the connected classroom
and see how compatible products such as projectors, tablets, lecture capture,
enhanced classroom audio and security can work together to improve the
learning experience for students and ameliorate obstacles for staff and
teachers.

Availability:

The 3E will be available in the United States only, through authorized
Panasonic resellers, in Fall 2014. For more information, visit
us.panasonic.com/3E or contact educationsolutions@us.panasonic.com.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Education solutions should be directed to
sales.psc@us.panasonic.com.

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use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka,
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“Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and
the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability
efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to
a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark
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