SOURCE: Panasonic


October 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Panasonic HD Visual Communications System Featured at New York's World Business Forum 2010

Cutting-Edge High-Definition Video Conferencing System Will Connect Speakers During the Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) - Attendees of the 2010 World Business Forum, the largest business event in the United States where top business, political and academic figures meet to debate pressing issues, will see the Panasonic HD Visual Communications System (HDVC) in action. As the Official Video Conference System of this year's Forum, the Panasonic HDVC will take center stage for use during long-distance Q&A sessions. The World Business Forum takes place October 5 and 6 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Panasonic HDVC system will be used to connect leaders representing major companies in other parts of North America to the live presentation. Questions posed by the executives will be seen and heard in High Definition on multiple displays on the main stage.

"Only a video conferencing solution of the highest caliber fits the bill for an event featuring influential business leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore and former GE Chairman and CEO Jack Welch," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Panasonic's HDVC makes it possible for businesspeople to easily and naturally bridge distance and time zones. This is not just a conference phone with video -- it's an innovation that replicates the experience of being in the same room with colleagues who work in a different state or half way around the world."

Delivering Full HD video and 360º full duplex HD audio, the HDVC system surpasses the collaboration capabilities of conventional video conferencing systems, providing businesses and institutions with a genuinely viable alternative to business travel. The Panasonic HDVC system is scalable, meaning it allows for Full HD images to be displayed on a wide range of HD monitors, from desktop LCDs all the way up to a 152-inch class HD Plasma display, or even projected with an HD projector. The system also allows for multiple HD cameras to be utilized, so a second camera can zoom in and share detailed images such as solder joints, chips on printed circuit boards, manufacturing lines, or even close-up details during medical procedures.

"The extraordinary resolution of this system allows you to share details that can't be easily seen with the naked eye, even by people who are present in the same room," Mr. Taylor explained. "The mobility provided by the portable HD cameras and scalability of this system are potential game-changers for a variety of applications, opening up a broad spectrum of new collaborative possibilities in healthcare, education and manufacturing, to name just a few."

A complete HD Visual Communications System is comprised of a main system unit (the codec), a Panasonic 50-inch Full HD VIERA® Plasma TV, two HD Video Cameras, a 360º HD Audio microphone, a VPN Router and an intuitive Remote Control, along with standard cables and accessories. H.264 video compression is combined with Panasonic's proprietary codec technology, enabling 1080i video to be delivered over a standard broadband connection. The system includes on-screen guidance and one-touch memory keys for frequently called conference locations and also includes both on-site and remote technical support from Panasonic.

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About Panasonic System Networks Company of America 
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). A comprehensive business-to-business solutions provider, the company develops and delivers reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for communication, collaboration, security and productivity. The complete suite of solutions addresses home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected, informed, accessible and secure. Information is available at Additional company information for journalists is available at

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