Panasonic Viera TC-L50E60 Named As 2013 Design And Engineering Awards Best Of Innovations Honoree


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 08, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV – Panasonic today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Best of Innovations Honoree in the new Accessible and Universal Design Technologies product category for the Panasonic VIERA TC-L50E60. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

The Panasonic VIERA TC-L50E60 HDTV builds on its predecessors to provide outstanding picture quality, easy operation, accessible features, advanced networking, sustainability and a sleek design, all with the end-user top-of-mind. The E60’s accessible features include voice guidance, a function to navigate on-screen sentences, VIERA Connect, and Swipe & Share 2.0 capabilities.

The TC-L50E60 has been designed with an ultra narrow metallic bezel, giving the display a cutting-edge appearance and an elegant, overall design that harmonizes with virtually any room interior. The super resolution LED panel display provides crystal clear picture quality for a remarkable viewing experience.

The TC-L50E60 which refined its high trans-reflective property from previous models, to further improve picture transmission and increase brightness. The high-efficiency Advanced LED Backlight further boosts brightness while lowering power consumption. Also, 240 BLB (Back Light Blinking Technology) frame rate helps reduce motion blur and loss of detail in fast-moving images.

With 1080p resolution and dot noise reduction, the new VIERA TC-L50E60 not only has superior picture quality, but also comes with advanced features for high connectivity. Swipe and Share 2.0, which transfers media files from a Smartphone to the TV, and vice versa, 3 HDMI and 3 USB connectors, along with VIERA Connect, allow consumers to connect to applications through the Internet, so they can multi-task while watching TV. Voice guidance and built-in Wireless LAN further support the TV’s new design. The TC-L50E60 also features Eco Setting functions to minimize the power consumption of connected AV devices by using VIERA Link control. Panasonic’s new LED/LCD models are Energy Star 6.0 certified. (except the 50-inch class and 39-inch class VIERA B6 Series models).

“Panasonic is excited to have the VIERA TC-L50E60 recognized as an honoree in the new Accessible and Universal Design Technologies product category,” said Henry Hauser, Vice President Merchandising, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “This award validates Panasonic’s leadership in innovation as we continue to produce high quality Plasmas and LEDs with aesthetics in mind and a strong dedication to the environment at the forefront of our strategy.”

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Panasonic’s VIERA TC-L50E60 will be displayed at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

· Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used

· Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided

· The product’s intended use/function and user value

· Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive

· How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs. Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company’s portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicusa, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.



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