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HITEC NEWS: Panasonic Intros Solutions to Give Hotels Competitive Edge and Improve Guest Experience

Panasonic debuted a wide range of new integrated business technologies at HITEC in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27. A new line of high definition LED HDTVs for in-room and public area entertainment, the LRU60 Series, will make its HITEC debut alongside new rugged tablet computers, IP security cameras and surveillance systems, professional displays and projectors as well as new cloud-based communication systems.
Highlights at HITEC included the following:
  • LRU60 Series: Available in 32”, 39”, 42”, 50” and ultra-thin 65”, Panasonic’s new Energy Star®-rated LED line of high definition hospitality TVs deliver exceptional picture quality with the industry’s lowest power consumption among comparable hospitality HDTVs in its class.* The LRU60 Series incorporates a new thin glossy-finish bezel that gives the guest the appearance of more screen without taking up more counter space. The 65” model is designed with an ultra-thin bezel and is ideal for lobbies, lounges and luxury suites.
  • LF60 Series: The LF60 Series, available in 55-inch, 47-inch and 42-inch models, features 700 cd/m2 of brightness, making the LED displays easily visible even in spaces with high levels of ambient light. The LF60 Series is equipped with DIGITAL LINK, a feature that when connected to a compatible switcher, makes it possible to transmit AV content and control signals via a single CAT5e cable or higher – up to 328ft. 
  • Panasonic Interactive Displays: Panasonic Interactive Displays increase collaboration and foster idea sharing by combining whiteboard-style collaborative functions with Panasonic’s renowned high definition displays. These displays are an ideal tool for staff training, boardrooms as well as hotel meeting rooms. The PB1 Series, available in 103-inch and 85-inch, delivers interactivity in large format, while the PB2 Series, available in 65-inch and 50-inch, features both pen and finger touch capability. These displays feature a Digital Pen System, which enables users to write, annotate and move items around the screen with pixel by pixel accuracy.
  • Android™-powered FZ-A1 and FZ-G1 Windows® Toughpad tablets: These 10.1-inch rugged tablets are weatherproof, lightweight and, with a 4- to 6-foot drop rating and daylight-readable screen, are ideal for a number of hospitality applications including workforce management, point-of-sale and line busting, mobile surveillance, energy management and mobile concierge.  
  • IP Security and Surveillance Systems: These scalable systems include a wide range of indoor and outdoor weatherproof and vandal-resistant IP cameras and recorders that can be easily integrated into a hotel’s existing surveillance infrastructure, enabling hotels to efficiently and economically migrate to an IP networked platform.
  • Unified Communications Systems: Panasonic offers a comprehensive range of business communications solutions, including new SIP phones compatible with cloud-based solutions, that leverage cutting-edge communications for the front desk and guest rooms, to maintenance and guest services.
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