SOURCE: Panasonic

March 27, 2008 11:02 ET

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Museum Installs Panasonic 103-Inch Plasma

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Panasonic Professional Display Company, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional plasma displays, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in conjunction with its partner organization, the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, has installed a Panasonic 103-inch plasma as the display system for the Isaac Fleischman Theater of the Patent and Trademark Office Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

The new Panasonic 103-inch plasma joins forty 42-inch networked Panasonic plasma displays installed at the Alexandria-based Museum. These 42-inch plasmas are used for a wide range of display purposes, including digital signage as well as motion graphic and still image reproduction.

"Our experience with the existing Panasonic 42-inch plasmas has been positive, and we've been very happy with the image quality and performance," said Jeffrey Dollinger, chief development officer, National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. "As soon as we heard about the 103-inch plasma, we felt it would be the perfect way to add impact to the high-definition inspirational films that are shown in the Museum's Theater. The current Theater program is 'Extraordinary Innovations,' which highlights the importance of patents and trademarks through the stories of X Games' sports inventors and designers."

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, The Patent and Trademark Office Museum's charter is to showcase the importance of patents and trademarks to society as well as to honor the men and women whose creativity has helped foster a strong and prosperous America. The Isaac Fleischmann Theater seats up to 22 people, and its programs are free to the public. The Museum's extensive networked content playback system -- where essentially each plasma in the facility, including both 42-inch and 103-inch plasmas, receives playback from its own dedicated PC server -- allows communication with each plasma via HDMI connection.

"The 103-inch plasma continues to demonstrate impressive capabilities as a multi-purpose, impactful high-definition display for a wide range of environments, from entertainment to digital signage," said Andrew Nelkin, president of Panasonic Professional Display Company. "What better way to help tell the rich story of innovation in this country than via the industry's largest commercially-available plasma? We're proud to be associated with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Museum."

About Panasonic Professional Display Company

Panasonic Professional Display Company, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is responsible exclusively for the professional digital display business. Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic markets a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic's exclusive Panasonic Plasma Concierge program for professional and consumer owners of Panasonic Plasmas is administered through its Virginia-based Call Center which has been recognized as a Certified "Center of Excellence" by the Center for Customer-Driven Quality™ at Purdue University. For more information on Panasonic Professional Display Company, please visit www.panasonic.com/proplasma.

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