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PANASONIC NAMED AS CES INNOVATIONS 2014 DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARD HONOREE
New Home Communication Devices from Panasonic are Recognized in the Annual Awards Program
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced that the KX-PRW120W Premium Design Series Cordless Telephone and the KX-PRL262B Dock-Style DECT Telephone have been named International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories. Panasonic’s award-winning products are available for preorder at www.shop.panasonic.com. For additional product information please visit www.Panasonic.com/CES or Panasonic’s home microsite (www.home.panasonic.com).
The Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock-Style cordless telephone system, an Honoree in the Wireless Handset Accessories Product Category, acts as both a home telephone system and a chargeable docking station for iPhone 5/5s,iPod touch and iPad mini models. By simply connecting the iPhone 5 via Bluetooth® on the Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock-Style cordless telephone system, users can play music or make and receive hands-free calls from their iPhone, through the phone’s speakers via Bluetooth® technology. Using Panasonic’s popular Link2Cell technology to connect a user’s iPhone with the KX-PRL262B’s DECT handset, allows users to make and receive cell phone calls anywhere in the home. To ensure important text messages are not missed, the phone offers a talking text sender alert that announces the name of the sender when a text message is received on the iPhone. Designed for convenience and the ultimate in usability, the Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock-Style DECT telephone system’s easy-to-read display angle allows Facetime video communication on the iPhone while it’s docked and being charged. The Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock-Style DECT telephone system incorporates superb high-quality stereo speakers for crystal clear playback when streaming and listening to music. A swing-type, 36-degree movable Lightning connector, allows users to easily access and remove the iPhone seamlessly from the dock.
An Honoree in the Home Appliances product category, the Panasonic KX-PRW120W Premium Design Series Cordless Telephone has a slim and stylish design with a unique, lay-down style for easy grab-and-grip and comfortable one-hand or hands-free operation. The phone includes a Smartphone Connect feature that allows consumers to make and receive landline calls throughout their home using a smartphone or tablet device. Users can also upload images, wallpaper, ringtones and audio files as a way to customize the Panasonic KX-PRW120W handset.
“Panasonic is grateful to be included as an Honoree in the 2014 Design and Engineering Awards for two of our new home telephone systems,” said Jhun Kim, Senior Product Manager, Home Appliance Group, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We are committed to providing innovation in our telephone systems, be it with the unique designs and styles or the advanced technology and connectivity options and this award will allow us to further promote that message.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Panasonic’s honored products will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
· Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
· Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
· The product’s intended use/function and user value
· Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
· How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screen, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/19WFSpu).
To learn more about our products, visit www.shop.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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