Panasonic nieuwsbrief november



november 2016

Visual Solutions



Welcome to the November newsletter from the Panasonic Visual System Solutions team –

your guide to the latest news, events and developments in projectors and displays.

  • Videoconferencing bundle creates a world first in meeting rooms
  • Beating the competition in a laser projector shootout
  • Panasonic projectors light up Edinburgh’s famous castle
  • Projection from above the earth in Germany
  • The global Olympic family connects with Panasonic
  • Customer Service Centre receives ministerial recognition


A world-leading combination creates a world-first complete integration platform for AV switching and videoconferencing

In an exclusive offer in conjunction with technology partners Atlona, Panasonic has created the world’s first complete integration platform for AV and videoconferencing in an exclusive proposal in conjunction with technology partner Atlona
This combined ‘bundle’ TH-75EF1-MRS and TH-84EF1-MRS brings together our TH-84EF1 and TH-75EF1 LCD displays and Atlona’s AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT conferencing system, delivering key business advantages in every meeting room:

  • Cost saving: fast configuration of fully automated AV Conference environment without the need of a Control System    
  • Simple Operation: No need for remote control with automatic Input Switching, authomatic on & off and Display Control    
  • Integrates Video Switching, Extension and Videoconferencing Equipment though one Cable   
  • Support of up to five presenters with HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort connections, plus USB hubs for all videoconferencing equipment     
  • Allows long cable runs between Source and Display of up to 100m    

Discover more about this world-leading conferencing solution>>



Panasonic projectors shoot down the competition

It’s always great to know how we measure up against the competition, and a recent ‘shootout’ of laser projectors proved we’re more than a match for the rest.
In the blind test, organised by UK systems integrator Pure AV, 6,000 lumens laser projectors from Canon, Christie, Digital Projection, Epson, Panasonic and Sony were assessed by industry professionals from sectors including education, health and enterprise at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.  
The shootout assessed uniformity, brightness, contrast, colour reproduction and greyscale, with the 1-chip DLP™ Panasonic PT-RZ660 taking first place with a score of 41.2 out of 50.
Get the lowdown on the projector shootout here >>



Projecting a display fit for royalty

Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle plays host to the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which every year attracts 220,000 spectators and a global TV audience of 100 million.
For the 2016 Festival, the Tattoo organisers felt that their incumbent projection systems were outdated and insufficiently bright, struggling to stand out against the rest of the lighting design and pyrotechnics, that had advanced year on year. 
So, following late night test shoots, organisers decided to invest in Panasonic projection technology. In total, 12 PT-DW17K2 3-chip DLP™ projectors were chosen, due to the incredible brightness and strong colour reproduction of the projector. Each features 17,000 lumens of brightness, has an extremely compact body and provides a variety of advanced features, such as portrait mode capability and multi-screen projection. 
The modern projection system has given the opportunity for the 3D video projection mapping experts at The Projection Studio to incorporate more complex visual elements into the show, such as geometric sequences, image montages and stone cracking effects, which all display brilliantly on the castle façade.
Read the full story of this epic spectacular here >>



Creating an out-of-this-world experience in Germany

In Germany's Ruhr region lies the landmark Oberhausen gasometer, a powerful symbol of the country's industrial heritage. Built in the 1920s, the tallest gasometer in Europe is now repurposed as a 7,000-metre2 exhibition space. 
The museum's latest exhibition, 'Wunder der natur' celebrates the variety of natural life by showcasing the very best of international nature and wildlife photography. 
The highlight of the exhibit is a 25-metre globe suspended within the 100-metre high space, designed by Intermediate Engineering. Here, Panasonic PT-RZ670 laser projectors show off the Earth using breathtaking high-resolution satellite images, obtained 36,000km above the atmosphere.
"The colour reproduction must be second to none, warping must be fine, high brightness, mapping must be great. As the centrepiece of the exhibition, the bar was high," said Heiko Wandrey, founder and Managing Director of Intermediate Engineering.
With a maintenance-free run time of 20,000 hours thanks to Panasonic's SOLID SHINE laser technology, the PT-RZ670 was up to the task. 6,500 lumens provide an impressive brightness level and the 360º flexible mounting options allowed such an unusual and eye-catching centrepiece to be projected perfectly.
Read the full story of this space-age projection here >>



HD Visual Communications System brings the Olympic world together

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne, Switzerland holds supreme authority of the worldwide modern Olympic Movement, and organises the Olympic Games and Youth Games, held in summer and winter.
To maintain constant, clear communication throughout its global family, the IOC makes extensive use of Panasonic high definition video conferencing systems for collaboration, meeting and discussion both within the organisation and with the array of Olympic Games Organising Committees around the world. And, thanks to the system, the organisation cuts travel time, costs and emissions significantly.
The Full HD image and sound quality of the Panasonic conferencing system means participants feel like they’re in the same room as each other, with an HDCV Mobile application allowing them to communicate wherever they are. For the ultimate in collaboration, the standard system comes with a six-site connection, with the option to expand to ten sites with a licence. Groups can connect just like a phone conference system, with the increased flexibility and utility that comes with adding high definition video.
You’ll find more details – and a video case study – here >>



Minister helps Panasonic celebrate a decade of service dedication

Welsh Government Minister Julie James has visited Panasonic Business’ European Service Centre in Cardiff, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. 
The site on Wharfedale Road, Pentwyn was established in 2006 and houses a repair centre, field support team and multi-language helpdesk to cater for B2B customers across Europe. 
The Minister for Skills and Science, said, “The Welsh Government is committed to delivering more and better jobs for Wales, through a stronger, fairer economy. The kind of commitment and leadership to developing new technologies shown by Panasonic can only help maintain our position as a hub for skilled workers.”
Donald Maidment, Head of Customer Service for Panasonic Business, said, “We’ve turned our business round from one which operates entirely reactively to one which is proactive and predicts when maintenance and repair are required.  Every day, we endeavour to continually improve our customer service level with system and training enhancements and we’re seeking to extend the remit of the team to cover a greater number of products, territories and to keep improving the lives of our customers globally.”
More details on Panasonic and its customer service commitment are available here >>



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