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Devin Kingdon, Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
PANASONIC LAUNCHES NEW INTERACTIVE PROFESSIONAL PLASMA DISPLAYS
65”, 85” and 103” PB1 Series Allows Simultaneous Multiple User Input
Making Them Ideal for Classrooms and Boardrooms
Secaucus, NJ, June 13, 2012 – Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, today announced new interactive plasma displays, the PB1 Series. The new displays offer pixel-for-pixel accuracy, full whiteboard and presentation capability, and are ideal for higher education settings as well as corporate meeting rooms.
The PB1 Series features high-speed and simultaneous multiple-input drawing capabilities via the new electronic pen system. This system detects and displays the pen position 60 times a second on each pixel. The system allows up to four pens to be used at once for actions such as written annotation, drawing and moving items independently around the screen. Additionally, the system includes handwriting recognition software. Because the technology is based on fixed location pixels, the device requires no calibration, which decreases total installation time as well as follow up maintenance.
Offered as the 65” TH-65PB1, 85” TH-85PB1 and 103” TH-103PB1, these professional plasma displays also feature flexible wireless connectivity* via a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Previously, if several users wanted to share the screen, they would have to switch connection cables manually. Now, with the Panasonic Easy Wireless Stick (ET-UW100), users can automatically show their PC or Mac screens on the display without installing any software using their PC’s Wi-Fi or changing any of the computer’s network settings. With the Easy Wireless Stick, the PB1 Series requires no connection cables and allows up to 16 PC connections to be shown on the screen in different cells at any given time via the Multi Live Mode.
“There is a growing need for interactivity and collaboration in both corporate and educational environments. These concepts often lead to an enhanced learning experience as well as increased productivity, and it was with that in mind that we developed the PB1 Series and its Digital Pen System,” said Rick Albert, Vice President, Hospitality and Professional Displays, Panasonic. “In the past, having multiple users interacting with a multi-touch screen at the same time had proven troublesome. With the Digital Pen System and the PB1 Series, we’ve found a way to mitigate those issues, and can now offer our customers a new tool to maximize collaboration and interactivity with their respective audiences.”
The PB1 Series come from a proven line of Panasonic Professional Plasma Displays known for exceptional image quality, energy efficiency, crisp, smooth playback of images, deep, rich blacks, and reliability. The PB1 Series also features SLOT 2.0 Architecture, allowing for PC expandability to run even the most robust software while also providing the flexibility for servicing the PC without dismounting the display from the wall.
The TH-65PB1 will be shipping this summer.. The TH-85PB1 and TH-103PB1 is targeted for shipments later towards the end of the year.
Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s PB1 Series of interactive displays should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-803-8492.
For more information, visit visit www.panasonic.com/infocomm or http://panasonic.net/prodisplays/specialissue/interactive_pb1/.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/infocomm or http://www.panasonic.com/business/flat-panel-displays/index.asp.
*Panasonic wireless module (ET-WM200U), sold separately is required.
The TH-65PB1 and TH-85PB1 interactive professional plasma displays are a part of theThe Panasonic Concierge Service Program .The service provides a toll-free hotline and 24-hour priority scheduling of on-site service if the display is in need of service or repair. The displays come with a standard two-year warranty.
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