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Panasonic

June 09, 2010 11:00 ET

Panasonic Redefines Whiteboards With Three-User Capability & Fingertip Drawing

New UB-T880 Series Interactive Panaboard Offers Unprecedented Classroom and Boardroom Collaboration

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  infoComm - Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced release of the world's first interactive multimedia whiteboards allowing simultaneous operation by as many as three students, seamless fingertip or electronic pen drawing, and full-screen media display.

Available in two screen sizes and aspect ratios(1), the new elite Panaboard UB-T880 models also feature Panasonic's exclusive low-glare, classroom-tough screen surface technology, a built-in stereo amplifier with recessed speakers subtly integrated into the Panaboard's frame, single-button initialization of image or other media display through a supported document camera and a robust array of standard options(2).

"I won't claim that Panasonic has totally reinvented the multimedia whiteboard with the UB-T880 Series," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "But we have certainly redefined it."

Mr. Taylor noted that the basic chalkboard introduced into American schools more than 200 years ago enabled a degree of shared effort unobtainable with previous-generation electronic whiteboards, which compromise a teacher's ability to send a group of students to the front of the class to collaborate on solving equations, drawing maps and a host of other tasks.

"The UB-T880, which allows up to three students to work on assignments concurrently, merges the interactive whiteboard's ability to capture, present and manipulate full-color static, animated and auto/video media with the traditional chalkboard's capacity to teach the value of cooperative effort," Mr. Taylor added.

In addition to their revolutionary multi-sensor screen technology, both UB-T880 Series models incorporate advanced circuitry enabling graphics to be created or moved around the board by finger gestures, electronic pen or Panasonic's four-color electronic marker. A boon to teachers who find electronic pens and pointing devices intrusive, the UB-T880's "finger-painting" technology also translates into bottom-line cost savings for financially challenged school districts -- particularly when more than one student is working at the board. 

The suggested retail price* of Panasonic's Panaboard UB-T880 is $2,695, and the suggested retail price for Panasonic's Panaboard UB-T880W is $3195.

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 www.panasonic.com/psna. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

EDITOR'S NOTE

End users may obtain sales information by visiting http://www.panasonic.com/office or by contacting Panasonic at 1-800-742-8086 or 201-348-7000. Please do not publish the editorial contact telephone numbers. If you wish to review this or any other Panasonic document-imaging product, please contact Jeff Ayers at 516 609 9500.

(1) UB-T880: 77-inch diagonal, 4:3 AR; UB-T880W, 83-inch diagonal, 16:9 AR

(2) Standard UB-T880/UB-T880W accessories include an electronic pen and the latest versions of Panasonic's highly regarded education and lesson-enhancing applications - the elite Panaboard teaching software module and the elite Panaboard book media gallery creation software.

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Resellers must decide for themselves the prices at which our products are actually advertised and sold.

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