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Panasonic Introduces 2 Cutting-Edge High Def Visual Communications Systems

15 Jun, 2011

Panasonic Introduces 2 Cutting-Edge High Def Visual Communications Systems

ORLANDO, FL -June 15, 2011 – Panasonic today announced the introduction of its next generation High Definition Visual Communications (HDVC) Systems, which will be unveiled at InfoComm, June 15 -17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL at Panasonic Booth #3829 . The two new models, KX-VC600 and KX-VC300, use low bandwidth to deliver a stunning Full HD experience with life-like audio and video. The systems are interoperable with other brands of video conferencing devices. The currently available KX-VC500 is also interoperable with other devices through a free software upgrade.

“Panasonic is building upon the success of its ground-breaking first system, with two models designed to bring high-quality video conferencing to more businesses,” said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America.” The KX-VC600 and KX-VC300 HD Visual Communications systems are designed to be versatile and practical, with simple set-up and operation. They are portable and highly efficient, allowing businesses to conduct productive real-time collaboration while minimizing the business disruption of travel.”

As the fastest growing collaboration technology, video conferencing facilitates real-time, face-to-face communications. Panasonic is leading the way in this powerful HD technology, enabling businesses to maximize productivity and increase revenue. The two new cutting-edge Panasonic HDVC systems are easy to set up and operate and include an array of features that facilitate outstanding visual and voice communication.

Features of the KX-VC600 and KX-VC300 include:

Easy operation – Panasonic’s systems are easy to set up and use. Operation is simple and does not require an IT expert each time you want to initiate a video conference.

Stable connection – ensures smooth and reliable image and sound transmission
Low bandwidth requirements – 3 Mbps min for 1080i, 1.5 Mbps for 720p* optimal performance without the need for a high bandwidth connection.

Computer connection/sub-camera connection – effective communication is possible while showing the other party a PC screen or second camera image.

Compact and lightweight design – the VC600 and VC300 main units occupy 54% less volume than the VC500 and weigh in at a lightweight 4.4 lbs, making the units extremely portable so you can take them wherever you need to have a video conference.

Both the VC600 and the VC300 connect to a wide range of monitors from table tops to projectors for a complete collaborative experience. Charts, graphs and other important content on a PC can be easily viewed by all parties for efficient business communication. The camera is also capable of taking precise close-up HD snapshots of important details.

The KX-VC600 delivers 1920 x 1080i resolution and offers multi-point video conferencing simultaneously connecting up to four parties. The system also boasts 360° full duplex audio. The KX-VC300 comes standard with a two point-to-point (four optional) video conferencing capability and delivers 1280 x720p resolution with 360° full duplex audio.

Panasonic’s HD Visual Communication Systems will be available in July 2011, featuring an array of component options, configurations and packages. Additional information can be found at www.panasonic.com/hdvc.

*These values are for reference purposes only. The actual value may vary depending on the image and communications conditions.

About Panasonic System Networks Company of America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). A comprehensive business-to-business solutions provider, the company develops and delivers reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for communication, collaboration, security and productivity. The complete suite of solutions addresses home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, medical imaging, office productivity and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected, informed, accessible and secure. Information is available at www.panasonic.com/psna.

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