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Company Overview of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc.

Company Overview

Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services digital and other electronics products for consumer, business, and industrial use in North America. The company offers televisions, Blu-ray and DVD products, audio products, cameras and camcorders, phones and home office products, home appliances, personal care products, and accessories; and A/C, vent fans, and tools for consumers. It provides assembly tools, automotive products, A/V solutions, BioMedical products, CardioHealth stations, commercial food equipment, computers and tablets, document management and imaging products, eco construction solutions, hearing in...

One Panasonic Way


Secaucus, NJ 07094

United States

Founded in 1959





Key Executives for Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 80
Chief Financial Officer
President of the Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
Age: 63
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc. Key Developments

Panasonic Introduces AW-HE130 3MOS HD Integrated Camera with Highest PTZ Image Quality

Panasonic has announced the new AW-HE130, a pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporating recently-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3" 3-MOS imagers that produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions. Revolutionary new features include Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) for easier integration, and multi-stream transmission of H.264 HD video and audio (up to 1080/60p at 25Mbps.) The new camera will debut at Content and Communications World in New York City, November 12-13, 2014. The HE130 adds many innovative features to Panasonic's AW-HE120 PTZ, which has become the de facto standard remote control camera for educational, government, and house of worship use, and is likewise prevalent in news, staging, sports and reality television production. New features in the HE130 are a 3G-SDI output (up to 1080/60p); stereo mic/line-level inputs for embedded and streaming audio; a Night Mode for hi-res, near IR video acquisition (using an optional IR-illuminator in the 900nm range); an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S); and IP-Live Preview for remote control and management of up to 16 cameras via Browser. With an exceptional signal to noise ratio of 60dB (F8/2000lx, minimum illumination, 2.0 lx), 1000 TV lines of resolution, and such advanced features as 12-axis color correction and Panasonic's exclusive DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) and Hybrid Digital Noise Reduction, the HE130 continues to set performance standards for integrated pan-tilt cameras. The HE130 includes the same new three 2.4 megapixel MOS imagers and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) used in Panasonic's latest broadcast camcorders, such as the AJ-PX270. Equipped with a fast F1.6 20X zoom lens plus a new high-res 1.4X digital extender, the compact HE130 is ideally matched to demanding applications in sports, rental/staging, news, and business and institutional video. Standard professional interfaces include HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and SD composite, as well as 3G-SDI for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60p. In addition to continuing RS-422 serial compatibility with controllers designed for use with previous generations of Panasonic remote camera systems, the HE130 supports both direct and Web-based IP remote control. Direct IP or serial control is possible using Panasonic's AW-RP50N and AW-RP120, as well as appropriately programmed systems from Crestron, AMX, Winnov and other manufacturers. In addition, the camera's built-in Web-server enables secure control, live preview, and setup from browser-equipped PCs--anywhere in the world. Streaming video output is available from the HE130 in several forms and formats, and at a wide range of transmission speeds. For remote production and video acquisition, four simultaneous streams are available in either H.264 or JPEG. Video resolutions of up to 1080/60p are available at rates of up to 25Mbps. For IP-Live remote monitoring and control, up to 16 cameras may be viewed simultaneously in a single Browser window, with extensive on-screen camera controls available when a single camera is selected for viewing. Other useful new features include: native 24p and 30p output for teleproduction; iPro(TM) support for synergy with Panasonic's high-end security systems; digital access authentication; MAC/Android support for web monitoring; color adjustment by color temperature; and VISCA remote control support. The HE130 delivers a breadth of international HD and SD video signal formats including: 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97psF, 1080/25psF, 1080/23.98psF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p/1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94p, 576/50p (HDMI), 480/59.94i and 576/50i. JPEG and H.264 video can be streamed over IP at up to 1080/60p. The HE130's optical zoom lens covers an extended range of shooting situations, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, with 35mm equivalents of 32.1 mm at the wide-angle end to 642.5 mm at the telephoto. The built-in remote-controllable four-position ND filter (clear, 1/8, 1/64, IR thru) facilitates flexible exposure control in brightly lit shooting situations. The camera's integrated pan-tilt head covers a wide range of motion, with a pan of +/-175deg and a tilt of --30deg to 210deg. The pan-tilt driver combines a high level of responsiveness with static precision. An NC (Noise Criteria) level of 35 is maintained for shooting in noise sensitive environments. Up to 100 preset positions and camera settings are stored in the camera, more than enough for the most demanding large venue installation. The camera weighs only 6.8 lbs., and consumes just over 21 watts at 12 VDC. The camera is exceptionally easy to integrate, and is available in two colors (-W: pearl white; and -K: black matte metallic) to suit a wide range of applications. A twist-lock ceiling mount is included as a standard accessory, and the HE130 is also equipped with a 1/4 -20 tripod mounting screw receptacle and a safety lanyard for use with many mounting and grip systems.

Panasonic and ViXS Collaborate on Updated UHD 4K Streaming Services Functions for AX800 TVs

ViXS Systems Inc. announced that Panasonic and ViXS have collaborated on updated UHD 4K functions for Panasonic's AX800 line of Ultra HD (UHD) 4K TVs, including UHD 4K Netflix streaming services. The ViXS XCode 6400 decoder-powered Panasonic AX800 line of Ultra HD (UHD) 4K TVs supports UHD 4K HEVC at 60 fps with 10-bit HEVC with Rec 2020, allowing Panasonic to move to market rapidly with their UHD 4K TV lineup. UHD 4K streaming services are migrating the delivery of high quality programming to end users using High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) in brilliant, highly detailed UHD resolution at 30 fps and furthermore at an ultra-smooth 60 fps. These next generation streams bring more than 1 billion colors to life while delivering visibly smoother color transitions, less "banding" and greater depth resulting in a stunning and immersive viewing experience for the consumer. The video and entertainment industries are witnessing an accelerating growth in UHD 4K 10-bit content and services.

Panasonic Introduces Powerful and Flexible Rugged 7-inch Android(TM) Tablet

Panasonic announced the launch of the Toughpad(R) FZ-B2, a rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android(TM) for field-based workforces. With durability, power and a range of configurability options -- at a price within reach of any business -- the Toughpad FZ-B2 is an ideal tool for field service, inspections, reporting, or as an upgrade from clipboards and pen-and-paper processes. Running the Android(TM) 4.4 operating system and powered by a Quad-core Intel(R) Celeron(R) Processor, the Toughpad FZ-B2 offers exclusive features not available on any consumer-grade tablet. These include enhanced enterprise features; a quick-charging, user-replaceable full-shift battery with optional bridge battery and high-capacity battery; a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works even when the user is wearing gloves, as well as with a fine tip stylus pen; and a wide range of configuration options to allow organizations to customize the ideal tool for their workforces. With its fully rugged, MIL-STD-810G sealed IP65 dust and water-resistant design, the thin and lightweight Toughpad FZ-B2 is built for long-lasting durability even when regularly used in harsh environments. Like Panasonic's entire range of enterprise-grade mobile computers, it is designed for longer life cycle management and for smooth deployments and ongoing support, providing a lower total cost of ownership. Toughpad FZ-B2: Key specifications: Fully-rugged: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops (up to 5 feet), shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and extreme temperatures. IP65 fully sealed fanless design. Portability: 1.2 lbs., 0.71" thin (standard configuration). Display: 7-inch daylight-readable, anti-reflective WXGA (1,280x800) LCD with extremely wide viewing angles and strengthened glass. Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) N2930 Processor (2 MB Cache, Quad-core 1.83 GHz up to 2.16 GHz). Operating System: Android(TM) 4.4. Storage and Memory: 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Battery: Approx. 7 hours operating time (user-replaceable), charging to full capacity in approx. 2.5 hours when powered off. Optional bridge battery, enabling users to switch out batteries without powering down the device, and optional high capacity battery (14 hours) available. Input: 5-point capacitive glove-enabled multi-touch screen that works with a stylus pen. Camera: 5MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light; 720P built-in front camera with dual mics. Connectivity: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC7260 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth(R) v4.0 (Class 1), USB 3.0, micro SDHC card slot, docking connector, and optional dual high-gain antenna pass-through. The Toughpad FZ-B2 offers optional 4G LTE embedded wireless broadband with satellite GPS. Available Configuration Options: Barcode reader, Ethernet, half-insertable SmartCard reader, Magnetic Stripe reader. Warranty: The Toughpad FZ-B2 is backed by the industry's most comprehensive 3-year warranty and U.S.-based customer support.

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