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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY OF NEW WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEMS

 

Secaucus, NJ (April 25, 2013) – Panasonic today announces the pricing and availability of the new NE (Network Era) Series of wireless speaker systems.  The SC-NE1, SC-NE3 and SC-NE5 feature the ultimate in sound quality with full wireless connectivity.

 

Panasonic’s new NE series has the latest in advanced networking features with enhanced high-quality sound for the ideal listening experience as well as a curved aero stream port to control the airflow and reduce the noise emitted from the ports, resulting in clearer, more robust bass.  This new wireless speaker concept is designed with the consumer in mind, allowing for streaming music without the need to dock the device. 

 

The NE5 includes docking/CD unit with a lightening pin connection to seamlessly work with the iPhone 5 /iPod touch (5th generation).  It also includes a USB terminal making it possible to connect with a wide range of music devices, while both the NE5 and NE3 can be synced through DLNA, AirPlay® and Bluetooth® for other Apple or Android devices.  AirPlay® allows users to wirelessly stream music from an iPad, iPhone, iPod or MAC/PC directly into the device through a wireless LAN network.  The new Panasonic Music Streaming app makes it easy for a user to control all the music streaming directly from their smartphone or tablet, no matter what wireless connection they use.    

 

Providing rich and strong sounds from treble to bass, the NE series features a 2-way Speaker System to treat listeners to clear, well-balanced sounds.  The rigid lightweight Nanosized Bamboo Cone speaker with high acoustic velocity is used to achieve sounds with high sound pressure and clarity. Enclosed in the system is a 3-1/8 inch Long Stroke Woofer which employs large-amplitude vibrations to produce the genuine deep base sounds.  Crystal clear dialog and vocals are also produced with the embedded one-inch Tweeter providing the listener with an unmatched audio experience.  A Pure Direct Sound System reduces distortion from sound reflection and the Direct-Vocal Surround feature positions musical instruments in a surround configuration, accentuating vocals in the center so a user can enjoy a concert-like experience.

 

The Panasonic SC-NE5, SRP $449.99, and SC-NE-3, SRP $299.99, will be available in May 2013 for at retailers nationwide and www.Panasonic.com.  The SC-NE1, SRP $199.99, is currently available.   

 

*“Made for iPod”, “Made for iPad” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone may affect wireless performance.

 

*AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license.

 

*Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

 

** LAN network must be set-up when using DLNA and/or AirPlay.

 

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company’s portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

 

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicusa, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

 

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Editorial Contacts:

 

Lori Chiazzo (Panasonic)                        201-348-4178     Lori.Chiazzo@us.panasonic.com           

Blayne Murphy (Cohn & Wolfe)              212-798-9763     Blayne.Murphy@cohnwolfe.com

 
 
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