Panasonic Nieuwsbrief september 2016


September 2016

Visual Solutions


Welcome to the September newsletter from the Panasonic Visual System       Solutions team – your guide to the latest news, events and developments in   projectors and displays.


Welcome to the September newsletter from the Panasonic Visual System Solutions team – your guide to the latest news, events and developments in projectors and displays.

  • Panasonic B2B Partner Portal – now richer, quicker and easier to use
  • New compact and maintenance-free 1-Chip DLP™ laser projectors
  • RZ575 laser rear projection: the perfect fit for control room applications
  • New 20,000 hours warranty offer of laser projection
  • The full picture takes to the big screens with the EF1 series
  • Panasonic projectors create absorbing showcase at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Over 4,000 Panasonic displays delivered in Toyota showrooms
  • Panasonic CARES to keep things on track in London
  • Panasonic nominated in five categories at AV Awards 2016


Discover how we have been supporting the Rio Olympics with our Visual Solutions

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Discover the benefits of our brand new Partner Portal                                     


We’re proud to unveil an improved Portal in support of our B2B Partner Programme. With an upgraded look and feel, the Portal now instantly provides AV professionals with all the latest Panasonic information, including training, events, news, featured products and promotions.
A full Product Line-Up Comparison, based on series specifications, allows a comprehensive overview of all our ranges, with the ability to see all new products at a glance.
Richer product pages now feature: 
•    Full product description with unique product features
•    Key product technologies 
•    Quick access to product images
•    Links to accessories, upsell and downsell models
•    Related technical, product and marketing files
•    Extended product specifications
To help you find what you need, faster, there’s also a powerful resource finder section that allows swift and seamless filtering of all types of content. 
Are you a Panasonic professional distributor, dealer, system integrator or AV rental company and not yet registered to our programme? Register Here












Experience extraordinary SOLID SHINE™ power from new RZ770 and RZ660 laser projectors                                                                                                 


Available from October 2016, Panasonic is introducing two new ‘no-maintenance’, ultra-compact 1-Chip DLP™ laser projectors: the PT-RZ770 series (two models up to 7,200 lm) and the PT-RZ660 series (two models up to 6,200 lm).
Aimed at exhibition, staging, signage, control room, education and meeting room applications, the projectors have airtight and dust-resistant optical drives which eliminate the need for filters and lamp replacement, providing  maintenance-free service life of to up to 20,000 hours. 
Delivering natural colour reproduction, outstanding brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio, they’re optimised for bright rooms and mapping projections.
Other key features are:
•    Contrast sync and shutter sync function for multiple-unit projection
•    360º free installation (vertical and horizontal)
•    DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed Full HD video, audio, and control commands through a single cable for distances of up to 150m.
Get the full details on the PT-RZ770 and PT-RZ660 >>
Learn more about the benefits of Panasonic SOLID SHINE laser technology here >>





















PT-RZ575 rear laser projection: the perfect fit for control room applications  


Launching this autumn, the new PT-RZ575 is equipped with a fixed zoom lens for short-throw rear projection and is the perfect solution for control rooms or surveillance centres.
Combining SOLID SHINE laser and DLP™ technologies, it delivers 4,800 lm of brightness and WUXGA-grade picture resolution for optimal clarity and contrast. 
With over 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation, this model offers users reliable, long-life performance with a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership. With operating mode set to “long life” the light source can even be extended to 10 years (87,600 hours of light source free-maintenance).
Find the full details on PT-RZ575 here >>
Learn more about our the benefits of Panasonic SOLID SHINE laser technology here >>










New standard warranty offer protects your laser projectors for their lifetime  


Based on solid-state laser light sources, Panasonic’s proprietary SOLID SHINE™ laser technology is delivering a level of picture quality and long-lasting brightness never previously seen in conventional lamp-based projectors. 


Panasonic’s SOLID SHINE laser projector range also boasts exceptional 4K resolution models, rich colour enhancement, dust-resistance, and rapid warm up and cool down times.    


Now Panasonic is offering an extended standard warranty of 20,000 hours – effectively covering the full lifetime of the laser light source of the projectors. You can look forward to consistently low running costs with maintenance-free, continuous and low-temperature operation for your whole projector; with no need to replace the light source or air filter. 


Learn more about SOLID SHINE technology and products, and our warranty scheme here >>>




Get the full picture with bigger screen sizes on our EF1 professional display line-up                                                                                                              

October will see the launch of new 75” and 84” models in the entry-level EF1 range. They form part of a series that offers expanded connectivity signage display line-up and follow the 32” model launched in July.

As with all of our professional displays, the TH-32EF1, TH-75EF1 and TH-84EF1 focus on high image quality, reliability and flexible functionality in sleek IPS panels. 


With efficient LED technology delivering up to 410 cd/m2 of brightness (TH-75EF1) at full HD resolution, wide visibility and off-axis colour performance, the EF1 series offers excellent visibility and exceptional image quality that are perfect for digital signage applications. 


Add to that extensive connectivity options (in total, 59 PC signal types are supported), compatibility with Panasonic’s free Multi Monitoring and Control Software, and the ability to play synchronised content on multiple screens using the USB media player, and you have an impressive, self-contained and cost-effective signage solution for schools, showrooms, commercial spaces and offices alike. 


Click here for full product details>>








Panasonic projection allows visitors to enjoy Guinness in iconic surroundings


Every year, 1.5 million people visit The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one tourist attraction. As well as enjoying a refreshing pint of expertly poured stout, they’re taken on a seven-storey, fully immersive journey into the history of the perfect pint.
When Guinness wanted to update its interactive experience, it knew it needed a reliable partner to work with.  “We have to have confidence in our technology…to ensure [our visitors] get an enjoyable experience,” Eibhlin Colgan, Archive Manager at Guinness Storehouse, explains.
As well as servicing the Cooperage & Transport exhibit with two PT-D5700 projectors and lighting up the gift shop with a 16,000 lumen 3-chip DLP projector, Panasonic helped with one of the attraction’s most awe-inspiring exhibits, the ‘World of Advertising’, that needed the latest in projection technology to bring Guinness’s iconic advertising campaigns to life.
Using a total of 12 PT-DW640 projectors to achieve 250º projection with seamless edge-blending, Panasonic effectively surrounded visitors with the very best of Guinness’s digital and TV campaigns. Mindful of the tight timeframes for maintenance at such a busy attraction, we used a dual-lamp system to ensure that if one projection lamp fails, the other keeps the show running. Our original Eco Filter allows the feature to run for up to 12,000 hours before replacement is needed, meaning a cost-efficient service with minimal downtime for the client and a little more time to savour that pint.

Read the full case study here >>


















Panasonic drives Toyota’s New Digital Retail Concept                                     


When Toyota was looking to revolutionise its digital capabilities in 2,100 showrooms across 28 European countries, it came to Panasonic.


Alongside our logistical knowledge and capabilities with large-scale projects, our high-resolution, optimal-brightness screen offerings were an integral part of creating the new dynamic needed to engage with customers increasingly gathering product information online before visiting a store.


 To offer the most customised purchasing experience possible, digital product specification stands were placed next to newly launched models and best sellers. Sales staff operated tablets, linked with LFE-series totem display screens around the showroom, to configure the ideal car for each customer, based on their specifications, and alongside online resources such as online product and technology videos. 


Our top-of-the-line displays have allowed Toyota to step away from static paper brochures into the digital age, offering customers a ‘real view’ of the car they are buying.


Learn more about our fruitful partnership with Toyota >>













Duty of care: how Panasonic keeps things moving at Euston Station              


Dominating the concourse at London’s Euston Station, large-scale projection operates for 21 hours each day, highlighting travel offers, tweets and other crucial marketing messages to around 100,000 potential customers. 


The frenetic environment and extended hours of operation means frequent and comprehensive maintenance is crucial, but the usual ‘return to base’ model means costly delays and unnecessary downtime for the client. 


Panasonic’s CARES (Customer Assurance through Remote Monitoring and Enhanced Service) has pioneered a predictive service via our Mobile Virtual Network, using 3G technology, alarms and system diagnostics to remotely monitor the Euston projectors from the Monitoring and Repair Centre in Cardiff. It means problems, such as lamps and filters that need changing, can be identified before they occur and dedicated Panasonic engineers dispatched to repair the projector out of hours before service is interrupted. 


Panasonic is looking to expand the scope of products we can monitor with CARES with the aim of making the use of our products hassle-free for all our customers, and connecting them to additional value-adding services.


Get the full story on how Panasonic has used CARES at Euston Station here >>

And more information on Cares services here >>













Panasonic nominated in five categories at AV Awards 2016, including           Manufacturer of the Year                                                                                  


On 30 September this year, AV Magazine will host their prestigious AV Awards ceremony, celebrating the very best of the Audio-Visual industry, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Panasonic is delighted to have been nominated in five of the prestigious categories, including for the most-coveted spot as Manufacturer of the Year. 
The Nominations are:



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