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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Pat Lamb 518.692.8150 pat.lamb@cohnwolfe.com

PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com

 

 

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES ULTRA-RUGGED BT-LH2170 HIGH-PERFORMANCE MONITOR WITH NATIVE HD RESOLUTION AND ADVANCED 3D ASSIST FUNCTIONS

 

21.5” Monitor Offers Full HD IPS Panel and Stunning Color Reproduction

 

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 15, 2012) – Panasonic has introduced the BT-LH2170, an 21.5” LCD production monitor with native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, advanced 3D assist features and significant advances in functionality.

 

A powerhouse choice for production and broadcast, the LH2170 offers a 3D look-up table (LUT) producing faithful color hues and smooth gradation; a production-tough aluminum die-cast chassis and 12V DC operation that make it ideal for field use; and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight.

 

The LH2170 offers critical viewing with 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution. The monitor’s high brightness (250cd /m²), high contrast (1000:1), horizontally-aligned IPS panel has 178 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles; it delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in brightness and color due to the viewing angle. The LH2170’s 3D-LUT with six-pole color correction includes a look-up table for each signal level, and applies 10-bit image processing to each RGB color to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY), resolving color drifting at low light levels and keeping colors vividly natural.

 

The 3D assist functionality is ideal for production crews that require 3D review in the field, such as when using a 3D rig system. The LH2170 augments 3D assist functions with the introduction of a top and bottom display in addition to side-by-side display (for a 2D view of various 3D checks including composition, convergence, color and luminance, focus and zoom position, and parallax); a Focus-in-Red focus assist, including in Side-by-Side mode; an additional 1.5% interval vertical marker, and not only gray but color subtraction in overlay.

 

Advanced features new to the LH2170 are an in-monitor display; a Y-Map display that makes it easy to confirm luminance level map; a Zebra display that is the same function that a pro camera utilizes to detect the level over or assigned in between level portion; and a two-window display that can be used in combination with the Y-Map or Zebra displays. The LH2170 will display closed captions with an SDI or video input; it supports the EIA/CEA-708 and EIA/CEA-608 SD-SDI closed captioning standards,

 

The LH2170 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to realize superb operability in a system configuration, including 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI (with loop-through) HDMI, Digital and analog DVI-I (Single Link), composite and GPI inputs, as well as RS-232C and RS-485. The new RS-485 Serial Remote permits up to 32 monitors to be connected in a loop-through configuration, each of which can be designated and controlled by a distinct ID number. TSL commands allow text display (8 alphanumeric characters) and tally indication. The monitor also supports unique Panasonic commands (equivalent to RS-232C).

 

 

The BT-LH2170 will be available in Winter 2012 at a targeted suggested list price of less than $4,500. For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

 

Panasonic Solutions for Business
Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays 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, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without 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 (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.  Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx).  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 Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/.  Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

 

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