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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES NEW INTEL® CORE™ i5 PLUG-IN PC FOR AN ALL-IN-ONE DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOLUTION

Secaucus, NJ, June 5, 2012Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, announced today the compatibility and availability of the new PLUGTHA-54 Plug-In PC for Panasonic’s professional displays and SLOT 2.0 architecture. This Intel® Core™ i5 processor-powered PC supports all major digital signage software platforms with multiple zones of content. It was designed to create an “all in one” digital signage solution, while providing the flexibility for servicing the PC without dismounting the display from the wall.

 

Panasonic worked with leaders in the digital signage software industry and designed the new Plug-In PC to offer the highest performance available in graphics while supporting additional features for content management not found in past PC card options such as Windows 7 OS, built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet port and a 320GB hard drive. The PLUGTHA-54 is simple to configure, install and maintain and is ideal for running both large and small 24/7 digital signage networks that require high reliability and a clean, all-in-one design. The device simply slides into the SLOT 2.0 architecture built into any Panasonic professional LF Series LCD or PF Series plasma displays.

 

The Plug-In PC is primarily for digital signage, but is also perfect for driving applications for other uses such as touch panels for wayfinding, customer feedback or games, as well as part of an in-classroom annotation solution. 

 

“The Plug-In PC offers the greatest processing power available for digital signage solutions today,” said Rick Albert, VP, Panasonic professional displays. “This PC, combined with our professional displays that feature the lowest out of box failure rates in the industry, offers our customers a powerful, reliable digital signage solution that eliminates the need for an external PC and the clutter of external cables. The PLUGTHA-54 will simplify installation and limit field support and therefore cut down on operational expenses for users.”

 

Panasonic offers a wide range of Digital Signage Solutions, from all-inclusive bundles to custom-designed enterprise networks. The company is uniquely qualified to deliver greater efficiencies, true scalability and unmatched value through its digital signage system. Available services include planning, deployment, remote and onsite diagnostics and troubleshooting, content management, network hosting, dedicated project managers, swap service, asset management, 24/7/365 call center support and warranties on all equipment and software — including all third-party elements — for total accountability. Panasonic offers the widest selection of digital signage displays available, from 42” to 152” Full HD plasmas, to semi-outdoor, water and dust proof LCDs, to a vast array of projectors, delivering up to 21,000 lumens of brightness.  No matter what your messaging objectives, Panasonic provides the world-class hardware, software, installation and support to achieve your goals. For more information, go to http://www.panasonic.com/business-solutions/digital-signage.asp.

 

The PLUGTHA-54 is available at estimated retail price of $1,500 from authorized Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) flat panel resellers and distributors. It comes with a standard two-year warranty, expandable up to five.

 

Key Features

- Intel® Core™I5 Processor

-Windows 7 OS standard

-24/7/365 operations

-2 year standard warranty
-Optional 3 to 5 year extended warranty available

-Plug In card design for integrated solution with fewer points of failure in the field

-Simple service (hot swappable)
-No OS optional with software imaging services available

-320GB HDD

-Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity

-HDMI out for second monitor/projector

-Proposition (USP)

-SLOT 2.0 compatible

 

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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).

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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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