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Company Overview of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc.

Company Overview

Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services digital and other electronics products for consumer, business, and industrial use in North America. The company provides various consumer products, including televisions, headphones, home theaters, sound bars, stereos, portable speakers, streaming video products, Blu-ray and DVD players, accessories, cameras and camcorders, home monitoring products, and home office products; shavers, trimmers, body grooming products, replacement blades, and accessories for men; hair care, hair removal, and skin care products, as well as replacement blades and accessories for wome...

Two Riverfront Plaza

Newark, NJ 07102-5490

United States

Founded in 1959

Phone:

201-348-7000

Fax:

201-392-6007

Key Executives for Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President
Age: 82
Chief Financial Officer
President of the Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc. Key Developments

Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America Launches the Latest Entry in Exterios Line of Ductless Mini-Splits and the Slim-Ducted Heat Pump

Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America launching the latest entry in their Exterios line of ductless mini-splits and the Slim-Ducted Heat Pump, an all-new mini-split product. The Slim-Ducted Heat Pump is a versatile new system that can provide heating and cooling solutions for the entire home, rather than just one or two rooms at a time using traditional single-zone systems. The Exterios XE series is Panasonic's most advanced Heat Pump system, delivering more efficient and versatile performance options for all HVAC customers, even in cold-climate conditions. The new Slim-Ducted Heat Pump assumes a low profile, as they can be hidden in floors or ceilings without disrupting the look and feel of a room. Serving as the newest product in Panasonic's HVAC lineup, this all-in-one heater and air conditioner is highly efficient in both the winter and summer, regardless of the function being performed. This commitment to energy efficiency is reflected in the inverter driven compressor and the DC fan motor, both of which allow for high efficiency and consistent performance. This system will be available in 5,000-7,000 BTUs for a multi zone, and 9,000-12,000 BTUs for single and multi zone HVAC solutions. Additionally, air flow can be increased to suit the customer's needs with the simple flick of the dip switch on the interior circuit board.

Panasonic Announces the FZ-Q2 Semi-Rugged 2-in-1 Tablet with Enterprise-Grade Features

Panasonic announced the FZ-Q2 2-in-1 Toughpad, the latest addition to its Toughbook product family. With a standard full-sized keyboard and built-in protection, the FZ-Q2 is purpose built from the inside out to provide the durability that mobile users need and Panasonic is known for. Designed specifically for the professional mobile worker, the FZ-Q2 provides reliable 4G connectivity and includes a field-serviceable solid-state drive (SSD) and battery to ensure the device has a long and stable life cycle—ultimately increasing return on investment (ROI) and lowering the total cost of ownership for enterprise customers. Equipped with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core m5 vPro processor, the FZ-Q2 2-in-1 combines advanced performance with a flexible form factor, making it ideal for enterprise deployments. Features like dual band 4G LTE wireless are ideal for field service and transportation applications that require reliable connectivity while retail customers can benefit from its rugged durability and desktop cradle solution for hybrid POS systems and back office environments. The FZ-Q2 can be safely sanitized with a disinfectant solution for home health and food service or inspection applications. Additionally, the FZ-Q2 is equipped with a HDMI-in1 feature for the cable industry and on-site diagnostics. Its flexible form factor combined with true enterprise-grade features make the FZ-Q2 ideal for highly mobile jobs that demand a semi-rugged tablet. The FZ-Q2 2-in-1 tablet comes standard with a full sized backlit keyboard to enable easy completion of heavy data entry tasks and can be easily detached to provide users with a lightweight, portable tablet. The spill-resistant keyboard uses a direct (non-wireless) interface with the tablet to ensure reliable connectivity in a variety of environments.

Panasonic Corporation of North America Introduces Toughpad FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android Tablet

Panasonic Corporation of North America announced the new fully rugged 10.1” FZ-A2 AndroidTM Toughpad®, the latest addition to its Toughbook® family. Equipped with powerful enterprise class features, the FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in. At just under two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is light weight for easy portability and has been certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet MIL-STD-810G certification to ensure unmatched durability. The FZ-A2 offers protection from drops of up to five feet1 and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water. Equipped with an 800 nit, 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, the FZ-A2 tablet provides bright, crisp imagery in any condition whether workers are using their mobile devices in an indoor hospitality environment or outdoors in the field. Additionally, its screen can be used with or without gloves to capture signatures or other annotations in direct sunlight or even in the rain. The FZ-A2 tablet is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera for high-quality, professional image capture. The fully rugged tablet is powered by an Intel® Atom™ Processor with software encryption for enterprise-grade security and management features, the highly secure platform is ideal for use in home health and other environments that must meet HIPAA requirements for enhanced data and privacy protection. Designed with enterprise class features such as an end-user changeable, hot-swappable battery, the FZ-A2 delivers more performance hours per shift. Its thin, powerful form factor with multiple interfaces is ideal for such applications as kiosk in retail environments. Programmable front facing buttons make daily tasks more efficient. The FZ-A2 tablet provides greater expandability with Panasonic’s industry leading reliable connectivity for mobile workers who need dependable and fast access to data or the ability to process documents in the field for guided selling and direct store delivery. Users can select one of three integrated configurations each equipped with optional features, including an integrated barcode reader for retail kiosk or warehouse and distribution applications, a Smart Card Reader for enhanced security, and an additional USB port for increased peripheral device connections. The optional forklift or vehicle mount and desktop cradle accessories, combined with the tablet’s thin, portable form factor, provide the flexibility for workers to use the tablet as a handheld or mount the device for delivery and route driving. Panasonic FZ-A2 Key Features: Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Powerful Processor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 processor (2M Cache, 1.44 GHz up to 2.4 GHz) RAM/Storage: 4GB/32GB; Camera: Front 2MP/Rear 8MP; Screen Visibility: 10.1-inch WUXGA, 800 nit daylight-readable screen with 10-point capacitive touch; Standard Battery: 9 hours2, hot swap capable with bridge battery; Remote Manageability: The Panasonic tablet also offers secure, remote manageability through its industry leading partners; Standard Features: Wi-Fi with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, Headset jack, Full-sized HDMI out, USB A 3.0 and USB C 3.1, Dual Microphones, MicroSD, Integrated passive pen and holder, and GPS; Optional Features: Integrated casing configurations for barcode reader or second USB3, Integrated Smart Card Reader3, AT&T or Verizon WWAN with 4G LTE, Dual Pass-Through Antenna for exceptional connectivity; Accessories: Desktop cradle, vehicle mount, active stylus pen and rotating hand strap. Pricing and Availability: The Panasonic FZ-A2 tablet will be available on January 12 at a list price of $2,189.

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