Bracknell, UK, 4-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Panasonic will exhibit its latest products and technologies at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) 2015, one of the biggest trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances in the world, in Berlin, Germany, from September 4th-9th, 2015.
Under the theme of ‘A Better Life, A Better World’ the Panasonic booth will present Lifestyle Showcases where Panasonic’s wide range of products, from audio-visual equipment to home appliances and beauty appliances are featured in living environments representing ‘the lifestyles we all desire’.
During the show over 40 videos will be produced and hosted at http://www.panasonic.com/ifa, the dedicated Panasonic Live@IFA 2015 site, bringing the Panasonic IFA experience and in-depth product information to people around the world.
Main Exhibits in the Panasonic Booth
Lifestyle Showcase: Better Living Tomorrow
Focusing on the themes of food preparation, family gathering, relaxation, and beauty and health, Panasonic presents the ‘lifestyles we all desire’, technically possible within the next five years. These themes will be presented in four living environments of the kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom, with home interiors and consumer electronics blended in harmony.
The kitchen encourages rich and healthy eating habits, like having your own professional chef and nutritionist in your home, through Panasonic’s advanced kitchen appliances and cloud services that make preparing nutritionally-balanced gourmet dishes as simple as a piece of cake.
- Built-in Kitchen
In addition to Panasonic’s free-zone induction hob and cordless kitchen appliances, its new ideas include a built-in food maturing stocker for fermenting and maturing food.
- Cloud Services
Centering around the Personal Kitchen Screen, demonstrations here will introduce how connected home appliances can enrich your eating lifestyle with cloud-based services, such as recommending recipes that match the family’s eating habits.
Here a family is able to enjoy a pleasant time together, full of conversation in a stimulating environment aided by an unobtrusively-designed screen, video and lighting effects and information updates.
- Transparent Screen
The transparent screen is an interactive window that functions as a windowpane when not displaying images.
- Smart Downlight
This novel downlight is similar to a projector and will both light up the table and project images.
In the living room Pansonic’s audio-visual equipment blends in as part of the interior décor and creates a relaxing atomosphere, whether you are alone or with others.
- Ambient Display
The smart display automatically changes its size to the optimum depending on the information displayed on it.
- Rug Speakers
These speakers are incorporated into the carpet. In addition to providing maximum 6.1-channel surround sound perfect for watching movies, they offer control over the reach of sound. The sound can be directed to people who want to listen to it or away from those in the room who may be in conversation or reading.
With built-in equipment and services fused with the bedroom environment, the room contributes to the healthy lifestyle of an individual with health and beauty information similar to that given by a professional advisor but in the comfort of your own home.
- Your Sleep Manager
To support a good sleep, Panasonic’s advanced technologies are integrated together, such as those in sensors, images, air conditioning and sound systems, as well as circadian lighting systems based on human biorhythms that are repeated according to the sun’s movements.
- Interactive Mirror
This mirror has been improved from the previous interactive mirror and now includes features such as vital statistics check, magnifier and rear view of yourself.
Lifestyle Showcase: Living
In the living environment Panasonic creates a high-quality audio-visual space with 4K organic light emitting diode (OLED) TV, 4K home theater systems, AllPlay™, SAT>IP (broadcast signal and IP conversion protocol) compatible equipment for home streaming and mobile monitoring cameras.
- 4K-compatible VIERA TV
Visitors can preview the latest line-up of Panasonic’s 4K VIERA TVs, including the new TX-65CZ950 featuring a 65-inch OLED screen, to be released in October in Europe. The CZ950 delivers the ultimate, high picture quality with high contrast and rich color expression, faithfully reproducing the director’s vision.
The technology exhibits zone will introduce the high picture quality technology of the 4K Pro VIERA TVs, along with the Firefox OS that makes web content more accessible and SAT>IP that allows for receiving TV broadcasts via LAN and wireless transmissions without using an antenna.
- Personal Screen (product development)
A development prototype of a waterproof, portable 24-inch TV will be on display. It uses wireless transmissions from tuners to allow users to enjoy TV broadcasts or recorded programs in rooms without antennas.
- Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Protocol-Compatible Player (product development)
This is a development prototype of the Ultra HD Blu-ray™ player compatible with the next-generation Blu-ray protocol, adopting the latest technologies like 4K and High Dynamic Range.
- AllPlay™-Compatible Products
This corner will introduce the Panasonic SC-ALL5CD compact stereo system and SC-ALL2 wireless speaker system, among others, that are compatible with the AllPlay™ protocol, which uses Wi-Fi to play music simultaneously on several speakers around the home.
- High Resolution Audio Products
Here visitors can find Panasonic’s audio equipment that reproduces richly detailed high-resolution sound in high quality, including the SC-PMX100/70 micro audio system, the RP-HD10/5 headphones and prototype in-ear headphones.
- Nubo Mobile Monitoring Camera
Taking advantage of 4G LTE, 3G or 2G mobile connectivity, Panasonic Nubo is the world’s first mobile monitoring camera that makes monitoring possible in places without Wi-Fi connectivity – such as a tent at a festival, a horse in a remote stable or a moored boat – you can protect the things most important to you, at all times.
Lifestyle Showcase: Urban Park
The Urban Park will showcase outdoor-oriented imaging solutions. Panasonic’s proposals for recording your outdoor action and precious memories include its wearable cameras and LUMIX cameras with 4K video recording capability.
- LUMIX Digital Cameras
The line-up on display will include Panasonic’s latest LUMIX camera models and lenses, such as the new GX8 digital single-lens mirrorless camera capable of 4K video recording, the FZ300 bridge camera and the new LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single-focus lens.
In the technology exhibit zone, the world’s first six-axis dual image Optical Image Stabilizer can be found in the LUMIX GX8 as well as a new technological function called ‘Post Focus’ which enables photographers to select whichever part of the image they want to be in-focus with easy one touch operation.
Furthermore, a photo gallery will show photos of decisive moments captured with 4K photo mode.
- Video Cameras/Wearable Cameras
Panasonic will highlight its “wireless twin camera” solution by wirelessly connecting its A1 compact, lightweight wearable camera and the WX970 4K video camera. Videos taken with the A1 will appear on the sub-screen of the WX970. Panasonic’s line-up of video cameras and wearable cameras will also be on display.
Lifestyle Showcase: Salon
Professional hair stylists and advisors will show simple and convenient ways to enhance your beauty at home, using a wide range of Panasonic’s beauty appliances, from health to skin care.
- Beauty Appliances
Visitors can experience first hand Panasonic’s unique ‘nanoe’ hair-care products that infuse moisture into hair while drying, as well as facial steamers that allow moisture to penetrate and clean deep into the skin’s pores, plus the ES-WH80 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Epilator.
- Men’s Grooming
Male visitors can try out Panasonic’s 5-blade ES-LV95 Lamdash shaver that allows for gentle and close shave with an advanced pivoting head, and the ER-GB80/70/60 beard and moustache trimmers that feature 39 settings for personalized trim length.
Here an impromptu stage performance will introduce Panasonic’s intelligent AutoCare function that ensures an optimum washing performance by using optical sensors to automatically detect stain levels and the type of laundry detergent in use.
- Washing Machines
Panasonic’s rich history of washing machine manufacturing, beginning in 1951, will be shown, with the very first commercial model on display.
Visitors can see Panasonic’s latest line-up of washing machines equipped with AutoCare including the 10 kg capacity NA-140ZS1/XS1/XR1 offering superb efficiency and ease of use and the NA-140ZS1/XS1 and 168ZS1 that feature a powerful steam function to help soften the fabric without using fabric softener.
Lifestyle Showcase: Kitchen
A food specialist will offer a mini-cooking school, using Panasonic’s slow juicer, steam microwave oven and breadmaker to show how food can be freshly prepared for a healthy eating lifestyle. An instructor from a famous Japanese cooking school, the Tsuji Culinary Institute, will also be preparing Japanese cuisine using Panasonic’s induction hob.
Panasonic’s refrigerators on display here combine sophisticated exterior design with innovative features inside. Demonstrations highlight various features from the viewpoints of ecology, health and freshness, with videos showing a real-size touchscreen display.
- Built-in Equipment
This corner demonstrates Panasonic’s full-scale entry into the European appliances market, with products on display including built-in kitchen equipment such as induction hobs, steam microwave ovens, dishwasher-dryers, range hoods and refrigerators. The exhibits will highlight features unique to Panasonic using its technology and usability honed over many years in Japan. They include the KYT-B915/925/935 and KY-B615/625 induction hobs and SX485 compact oven.
- Kitchen Appliances
Visitors can experience Panasonic’s latest kitchen appliances first hand, such as the MJ-L500 slow juicer to make fresh juice and frozen deserts, the NN-CS894 combination steam microwave oven for steam and grill cooking, and the SD-ZB2512 breadmaker that allows the user to enjoy freshly baked bread at home.
- Panasonic will show a prototype of an analog turntable with a newly developed Direct Drive (DD) motor, as well as a video introducing the history of the Technics brand that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Products on Display
- SU-G30 Grand Class Network Audio Amp (to go on sale in Europe in spring 2016)
This Hi-Fi network amp designed for the high-resolution era realizes the ideal of simplicity with high performance. Inheriting the advanced digital technology featured with the Reference Class, the amp with a simple configuration delivers uncompromising audio quality.
- ST-G30 Grand Class Music Server (to be released in Europe in spring 2016)
The Hi-Fi music server offers a high-quality sound and premium user experience. You can rip your entire CD collection without compression and makes your old music easier to access and enjoy without having to worry about a loss in sound quality.
- SC-C500 Premium Class All-in-one Hi-Fi System (to be released in 2015)
Combining a SU-C501 CD Stereo Amplifier, powerful OTTAVA speakers and high-resolution audio support, the latest addition to Technics’ range of HiFi systems offers a compact design and stunning audio quality that will enhance the style of any home.
- EAH-T700 Premium Stereo Headphones (to be released in 2015)
The first headphones released since the brand’s relaunch in 2014, the EAH-T700s embody decades of Technics heritage, deliver outstanding audio quality and have a stunning, ergonomic design.
Visitors to the listening room can enjoy the superb sound produced by current Technics models, including the Reference Class R1 Series, the Premium Class C700 Series and the new Grand Class G30 Series.
Panasonic Booth at IFA
Period: Friday, September 4 to Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Location: Messe Berlin, Hall 5.2 a/b
Booth size: Approx. 3,300 m2
Exhibits: Latest consumer electronics products
Panasonic Live@IFA 2015
The dedicated Panasonic Live @ IFA2015 site, bringing the Panasonic IFA experience and in-depth product information to people around the world.
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Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.