Panasonic New Zealand is showcasing its innovative new range of
business systems solutions and developments in technology at this
year's Business Systems Expo, taking place at Eden Park, Auckland
until Thursday 23 July 2015.
The 2015 Business Systems Expo is an opportunity for Panasonic
to present its diverse range of business systems solutions
including Security, Video Conferencing, Projectors, Professional Flat Panel Displays, Toughbook, Data Archiving, Professional
Video Equipment, and Lithium-ion Storage Battery Systems.
Panasonic's large line-up of Projectors demonstrate the latest
in 4K, Laser, 1-Chip DLP, and filter-less technologies. Laser
Projectors are setting new standards for reliable, high-quality
projectors. The new PT-RZ12K is the world's first laser light
source Projector with up to 12,000lm of brightness. It uses a new
heat-resistant material to withstand the high output of the laser
light source whilst maintaining eye-popping image quality.
The PT-RZ670 Laser Light 1-Chip DLP Projector has
a filter-less and lamp-free design which helps maintain performance
in tough usage conditions; it lowers the total cost of ownership
(TCO) and no maintenance is required for up to 20,000 hours of
usage. Both projectors can be installed vertically, horizontally
and tilted for a 360-degree projection from the laser-light source.
This flexibility allows for projection from virtually any angle,
which is not possible with traditional lamp-based projectors.
The industry's first projector with beyond 4K resolution was
also on display. PT-RQ13K is equipped with a Quad Pixel Drive,
next-generation Detail Clarity Processor and System Daylight View
for exceptional image quality and fluid motion reproduction. It is
also the world's lightest 3-Chip DLP projector weighing 45kg.
Using industry-leading technologies, Panasonic's extensive
line-up of professional displays, interactive panels and video
walls were also on display including products from the LFE7, LFE8
and LFV Series.
The stylish LFE8 and LFE7 Series Professional Displays
combine the best of all worlds - brilliant imaging performance,
cost effectiveness and a stylish, slim design. They present
eye-popping brightness and vividly clear pictures, and their
ultra-narrow bezel design draws the viewer's attention directly to
the images on the screen. These thin, lightweight Displays can be
installed horizontally and vertically to meet a wide range of
The LFV5 display use industry-leading technologies
and a range of special features for reliable, quick and easy
installation. Designed with an industry-leading, ultra-slim bezel
(3.5mm), borders between multiple screens are virtually
The Security Solutions Team showcased their impressive new
Transportation Solution with live footage from one of Coastguard
New Zealand's vessels. Coastguard New Zealand approached Panasonic for
a camera solution to record activity on board their vessels;
however it needed to perform in a challenging environment. Their
boats are equipped with 12 cameras which feed live footage to the
two recorders on board the boat. Live footage can be viewed via an
internet connection on board, and footage can be recorded and
download for training purposes back at the base.
Helping reinvent the retail security space, Panasonic's new
security cameras are equipped with Facial Recognition Software and
POS integration technologies. The Facial Recognition system uses
face detection technology to identify people caught on camera, and
it's proving to be a useful application for the retail sector.
After faces are caught on camera, a snapshot of that person is
analysed and it's stored on a central server. Staff members are
then notified when a registered person is matched.
Panasonic has also developed a new software platform especially
for point of sale. It synchronises security video platform with
point of sale transactions allowing retailers to review video
footage and transactions. The software is part of Panasonic's ASM
video management platform which gives security staff a unified
application to conduct enquiries. The software is also incredibly
flexible and can be easily customised for different requirements.
Because the POS software has been developed by Panasonic, and not a
third party, it seamlessly integrates with their cameras and
Toughbook showcased their new CF-19 fully-rugged convertible Toughbook tablet
PC. Featuring a revolutionary LCD screen which transforms from a
high-performance notebook into a portable tablet PC, the CF-19 is
equipped with optimised transflective plus display technology which
allows for perfect visibility and reduced reflection in direct
sunlight. Its waterproof structure complies with IP65 water and
dust-proofing standards and a special HDD-heater offsets any
adverse temperatures making the CF-19 perfect for use in extreme
Also on display were the FZ-G1 and FZ-X1 Toughpads. The FZ-G1 next-generation fully-rugged pro tablet
sets a new benchmark for outdoor viewable tablets. With a
mulit-touch display, digitiser pen and flexible configuration
ports, the Windows 8.1 FZ-G1 can view high-definition images and
documents with multiple connectivity options to ensure that data
can always be viewed and accessed when needed. The 5" handheld
FZ-X1 tablet brings together the best elements of handheld,
smartphone and Barcode reading functionality into a single, compact
tablet form. This Android tablet is fully-rugged, with a 3-meter
drop resistance; it's the ideal tool for mobile workers in
transportation and logistics, postal services, defence, emergency
and public safety, utilities, retail, and manufacturing
Panasonic's new range of High-Definition Visual Communications
Systems allow for stress-free and flexible videoconferencing. The
KX-VC1600 videoconferencing unit was set-up in
a boardroom scenario at the Business Systems Expo to showcase its
exceptional image and sound quality and user-friendliness. It can
easily connect to multiple sites for videoconferences, and mobile
devices can also take part in videoconferencing from various
locations. KX-VC1600 utilises Uniphier technology to make it seem
like everyone is in the same room - it helps convey facial
expressions and gestures in clear, Full-HD, enhancing the visual
Panasonic is also utilising 3rd party software called FaceMe to
make the videoconferencing experience even more seamless and
hassle-free. FaceMe solves challenges caused by scale, security,
network and bandwidth, and lets users meet from any device.
Panasonic presented its newly-developed Home Storage Battery System. The compact
Lithium-ion battery is an efficient and environmentally friendly
energy source which benefits and meets the demands of consumers,
small businesses and utilities.
The Lithium-ion battery system stores excess electricity
generated during the day by solar panels to provide a reliable,
efficient base load for solar-installed households to use around
the clock, even when the sun goes down. This allows for maximum
utilisation of clean energy and it will help consumers reduce their
energy bills. With the product's Demand Response Platform Software,
retailers will be able to monitor its charge/discharge programmes
which will help address pressures and network inefficiencies across
New Zealand's distributed energy network.
This system will benefit energy distributors and retailers,
reducing grid infrastructure expenses, and will allow consumers to
more effectively manage usage during peak periods and it will offer
longer term contracts and savings to the consumer.
Panasonic is working closely with Plan B to make data storage
solutions more accessible for New Zealand businesses with the
LB-DH8 Series Data Archiver. This scalable optical disc library
system is a highly-reliable option for long-term data storage.
Panasonic has leveraged its optical disc drive, media and
advanced robotics technologies to develop a scalable module
expansion configuration that can support an increase of data with
high reliability which is crucial for long-term data storage.
The system consists of data archiver magazines which each hold
twelve optical discs, and each magazine can store up to 1.2TB of
data. The system has a magazine writer unit (base module) and a
magazine loader (expansion module) that can house up to 76 data
archiver magazines. By further installing additional expansion
modules on the 19-inch rack, a flexible configuration can be
created and high-volume optical disc storage of 638TB per rack can
It uses RAID technology to provide a high-speed data transfer of
up to 216MB/s and high reliability to protect data from unforeseen
failures. The optical discs have a storage life of up to 50 years
and it uses only 7W to power, significantly lowering power
consumption and running costs for data centres.