Panasonic System Communications Company of North America will showcase new displays, projectors and software at Digital Signage Expo 2014. Among the new products on display are the PT-RZ670U lamp-free projector, TH-47LFX60U ruggedized and weatherproof outdoor display, TH-47LFV5U video wall display and ET-SWA100 status-monitoring software, which enables customers to have clearer insight into the maintenance needs of their products.
“Companies across industries are embracing the benefits digital signage can offer, allowing them to respond more quickly to environmental changes, reduce paper waste and better attract the attention of customers. Having a deep understanding of the specific challenges our customers face enables us to deliver solutions that can adapt to a variety of environments, whether it’s a bus stop in Phoenix or a restaurant in New Hampshire,” said Art Rankin, senior director AV Technologies.
New Products on Display at Digital Signage Expo 2014:
PT-RZ670U Lamp-Free Projector: The new PT-RZ670U is a 1-chip DLP laser projector featuring 6,000 lumens of brightness — an ideal solution for large brilliant signage applications where flat panel displays are simply not large enough. With its laser light source and filter-free design, the projector can run without maintenance for up to 20,000 hours, reducing total cost of ownership and minimizing strain on staff or the need for AV specialists. The PT-RZ670U is also 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, from a distance of up to 328 ft. The PT-RZ670U will be available in Fall 2014.
TH-47LFX60U Ruggedized and Weatherproof Outdoor Display: The TH-47LFX60U display delivers a high-brightness of 2,000 cd/m, producing vivid images even under direct sunlight. Because of its extreme durability, the display can resist temperature changes ranging from - 4 °F to 122 °F. IP55 level dust and water resistance makes it ideal for outdoor installations, such as drive-through menus and public transportation signage. The TH-47LFX60U will be available in Spring 2014.
TH-47LFV5U Video Wall Display: As a highly durable display, the TH-47LFV5U can run non-stop, leveraging a cooling fan that can be set to operate automatically at high temperatures. Additionally, the display offers high definition and a wide viewing angle, making it ideal for high-traffic areas such as airports or museums. The display is also well-suited for the surveillance market, offering a super narrow bezel for seamless multi-screen layouts. The TH-47LFV5U will be available in Spring 2014.
Early Warning Software: The ET-SWA100 software monitors compatible Panasonic products connected to it — including all projectors and most flat panel displays in the DSE booth. The software enables customers to monitor devices remotely and receive alerts when a unit is not functioning correctly, has failed or needs maintenance. The software can also suggest maintenance scheduling and monitor device temperature to avoid future issues. As a result, customers are able to minimize downtime and reduce costly, inefficient visits.