The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcases
next-generation innovations in consumer technologies. Held annually
in Las Vegas, Panasonic showcased its innovative new range of
products, solutions and technologies designed to provide a Better
Life, a Better World for its customers at CES this year.
Panasonic showcased their Smart Town concept which consisted of
four areas - Smart Home, Business/Retail, Mobility and
For Smart Home, CES attendees could view Panasonic's latest
products in the entertainment space, Bathroom, home office and
creative garage. Other related products were shown in the Green
Energy and 4K sections.
With Panasonic's advanced kitchen appliances and cloud services,
the Kitchen space enforced Panasonic's vision for healthy eating at
home. Panasonic showcased prototypes of free-style induction hobs
and cordless kitchen appliances, such as an automatic stirrer and
built-in Smart food pantry for fermenting and maturing food. The
Connected Home Appliances also make cooking more enjoyable thanks
to cloud-based services, such as recipe recommendations which can
be tailored to suit a family's eating habits.
In Panasonic's Living Room space, a transparent LCD
display provided an atmosphere where you can relax. The screen
showed different scenes according to the mood, as well as showing
high-resolution videos whenever you want. The display functions as
a windowpane when not displaying images.
Speakers were also built into the carpet and integrated into the
living space. Users can control the reach of the sound - with
sounds being directed to people who want to listen to it or away
from those who might be reading or enjoying a conversation in the
Visitors could try out Panasonic's new micro-foaming facial
cleansing device, which gives a luxurious facial cleansing at home.
Other personal-care devices on display included the Nanoe hair
dryers, facial steamers using ionic steam, and five-blade shavers
that closely contour to the skin for optimal shave.
In this space, visitors found Panasonic's
easy-to-install-and-use home monitoring system that works in synch
with a smartphone, and Panasonic's prototype RULO robot vacuum
This area included an in-house garage which doubled as a hobby
room. Panasonic's showcased the world of "4K imaging" - doing
everything from capturing and editing to uploading 4K images at
home, using Panasonic's line-up of 4K products.
In the outside garage, a Tesla Motors Model IS was parked.
Panasonic's 18650-size lithium-ion batteries are used to power
Telsa's Model IS cars. The garage roof was also covered with
Panasonic's solar panels.
Panasonic's premium 4K products were found in the space,
including the world's first* 65-inch LCD
television supporting the Ultra UH Premium** specs (TX-65DX900).
Also on display was Panasonic's Blu-ray Player which supports Ultra
For Business/Retail, Panasonic utilised advanced technology and
solutions through a Station and Premium Department Store setting,
Technics audio products were also shown in a flagship store within
For a busy station, Panasonic's informational digital signage
and multi-language-support Light
ID solutions provided help for people who used the station. Other
solutions ensure safety and security shown in the station back yard
setting include a network camera that can monitor 360-degree views
and provide images with resolution higher than 4K, bone-conduction
headphones and a noise-cancelling microphone.
Light ID Solutions
Visitors experienced multi-language-support technology by using
their smartphone running iOS. Smartphones read ID signals sent by
lighting that flickers on and off.
Panasonic presented solutions to protect IoT devices with
limited CPU resources from hacking, using its own cybersecurity
Premium Department Store
In a high-end department store setting, this section displayed
how store windows using its transparent screens, high-speed
projection mapping system and digital signage can help create a
sophisticated and completely new look for stores.
High-speed Projection Mapping System
Panasonic unveiled its projector technology for high-speed and
synchronised mapping on target objects that are not marked, such as
people, as a new form of projection mapping.
This interactive mirror can be used at cosmetic shops which
offer skin consultations and make up advice to customers.
Commercial 8K Display
Visitors were shown two 8K displays, which evolved from 4K to
deliver even higher definition images. One solution is a table top
style 55-inch 8K display that features a touch panel for better
interactive control. The other, shown on a hanging style 8K
display, is a cable technology that enables the transmission of a
large volume of 8K content over a single cable.
freeze-ray (data archiver)
This is Panasonic' latest data archiver designed for data
centres. It features the latest technology for long-term storing of
a large volume of data using optical discs.
In the setting of a roadside flagship store, the Technics Grand
Class SL-1200GAE was unveiled. This turntable commemorates the 50th
anniversary of the Technics brand. Visitors also found new products
from Technics Grand Class G30 Series, including the SU-G30 Network
Audio Amplifier and ST-G30 Music Server, as well as all-in-one
OTTAVATM Premium Audio System and the EAH-T700 stereo
Direct-drive Turntable System
This turntable incorporates a newly-developed direct-drive motor
and high-precision motor control technology that reduce vibrations
of the motor and rotational speed fluctuations. The platter
consists of three layers of brass, aluminium die-cast and deadening
rubber, which have improved rigidity and rotation. Further, the
tonearm uses Technics' traditional gimbal suspension in which
lateral and vertical axes of rotation cross at one point. Panasonic
has combined traditional and state-of-the-art technologies in
pursuit of high-quality sound.
A wide variety of Panasonic's mobility solutions were presented
in the setting of a modern airport and premium car dealer shop.
Here displays and presentations using globe projection
introduced a full range of Panasonic's technology and services for
airlines, including the latest business class concept seat
featuring a 4K display, in-flight Internet connection service and
In addition to a prototype of its e-cockpit with the latest
infotainment technology (gesture camera, curved display,
line-of-sight detection, smart mirror, head up display, etc.),
Panasonic displayed a real car installed with its ELS premium audio
system, Sync3 infotainment system and batteries.
Against a stadium backdrop, Panasonic introduced its AV
solutions for the entertainment industry, such as large LED
displays and image distribution systems, along with digital imaging
AV Solutions for Entertainment Industry
This technology will be demonstrated by filming a performance of
a Spartan Race (an obstacle race held first in the U.S.) with
Panasonic's professional 4K studio camera, VariCam and
pan-tilt-zoom camera, and screening the video on a large LED
display set up in the booth.
LUMIX Digital Cameras
This area focused on the new and existing models of LUMIX
digital cameras and interchangeable lenses. Demonstrations
showcased Panasonic's unique and innovative photographic ideas,
such as 4K PHOTO that captures 30 frames per second continuously in
4K and Post Focus that lets the user select the focus area after
A tower with large LED displays presented videos of the
four areas, as well as Panasonic's solutions that support the Rio
2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Gogoro's Smartscooter was also
featured here. Gogoro aims to bring about an urban energy
revolution with its electric scooters powered by Panasonic's
18650-sized lithium-ion batteries, along with Gogoro's battery
* As of January 6, 2016, according to Panasonic
** The highest quality 4K Ultra HD specs set by the UHD