Panasonic launches 20 Series plasma range with New NeoPDP technology
42” and 50” models offer higher efficiency for corporate and digital signage applications
The newly developed 20 series panels are the successor to the 12 series range and the first available are 42” HD, 42” Full HD, and 50” Full HD models. Each one is equipped with new function slots called "Slot 2.0” to support various digital interfaces, full range of video inputs and network functions to control displays through LAN, which is ideal for integration into conference systems with existing displays or projectors as well as multi-screen configurations for complex digital signage applications. The New Neo PDP technology offers greater brightness with 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio in the Full HD models, lower power consumption and a Nanodrift saver, which dramatically reduces screen image retention, prolonging the life span of the display.
“We’ve evolved our NeoPDP technology to cater to the various digital signage and corporate install needs of customers,” said Enrique Robledo, Panasonic’s Display Marketing Manager in Europe. “We’ve paved the way for large format displays with our 12 series range and the 20 series takes our offering a step further providing a dynamic display for smaller digital signage or corporate applications. The 20 series meets the industry demand for high definition screens that are flexible and light”.
According to a study by FutureSource, the demand for flat panel displays in corporate settings is going to increase by 25% this year, while digital signage will increase by 33%. The 20 Series is designed to cater to the specific requirements of both markets. The Wide Angle Display for example, is ideal for corporate presentations as attendees can see a clear picture from any angle. The high contrast ratio and rich colour gamut creates a sense of depth and reality for moving images used for signage even in bright locations and lobbies. Its also provides a stronger videoconferencing experience and life-size upper body viewing.
The TH-42PH20E, TH-42PF20E & TH-50PF20E displays are available now.
Panasonic plans to roll out further models of the 20 series range in the second half of this year.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.77 trillion yen (US$78.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges.
About Professional Projectors and Displays Europe (PPDE)
Panasonic Professional Projectors and Displays Europe (PPDE) is part of the Panasonic Audio Visual Company Systems Europe (PAVCSE), a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH. The division is a leader in the development of professional AV equipment with a core focus on display and projector products. It offers solutions for professional installation for digital signage, public display, education, rental & corporate applications.