About 50km west of Tokyo on an old Panasonic factory site PanaHome the housing division of Panasonic Group is building its vision of a smart and sustainable town. The 600 homes and 400 apartments have all the latest appliances and services of a smart home. All the homes are fitted with solar panels for feeding surplus energy into the smart gird, and the world’s first domestic ENE-FARM household fuel-cell generator.
The Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock Style DECT telephone system is also an entertainment system in one. You can connect your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone via Bluetooth or its lightning connector to make or receive hands free calls. It also offers on-base phone charging and with it’s built-in stereo speakers you can listen to your favourite music from your iPhone or iPod. The KX-PRL262B Dock Style cordless telephone system uses Panasonic’s popular Link2Cell technology to connect your iPhone via Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls anywhere in your home using the handset.
In anticipation of the converging technology between the home and utility grid, Panasonic has developed a new residential distribution panel board called “Smart Cosmo”. The Smart Cosmo, according to Panasonic, will play a central role in the distribution and information management in future homes. Thus, allowing users to better understand their energy use.
Gitex, One of the leading Technology conferences in the Middle East, kicks off this week in Dubai. This year’s show is expecting over 3,500 ICT vendors from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and South Asian markets demonstrating their technology. A number of vendors such as Cisco, Buffalo, Netgear and Panasonic are expected to be spreading the concept of the connected home and showing visitors what is possible within the home using the latest in wireless technology.
For its new range of wireless and home automation products Panasonic has selected Dialog’s DECT ULE (ultra low energy) Technology. Its modules are the industry's first commercially available DECT ULE devices. The DECT ULE platform forms the core of Dialog's newly introduced SmartPulse wireless sensor network devices.
Panasonics is planning to show off its latest in consumer electronics at this year’s IFA show in Berlin Germany and for those who cannot make it to the show Panasonic is planning to take the show to you via live and interactive broadcast. Through its online portal viewers will be able to explore the Panasonic stand via live webcams and ask product experts questions about the latest Panasonic products, will be in three categories Digital AV Network, Green Technology and Energy Solutions and 3D.
In an effort to help and reduce the level of Carbon in the environment Hitachi and Panasonic are to join their respective technological knowhow to create products for the smart grid sector. Both companies will jointly develop products and standardisation initiative within the smart grid community. The agreement is both companies are to establish a cooperative relationship in the smart community-related business in the global market with a goal of helping to realise a low-carbon society.
Panasonic who earlier this year in partnership with Best Buy released a new range of VIERA Plasma HDTV and 3D Blu-ray Disc Players; this month debuted what it said is it’s first full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc home theatre systems. The new models (SC-BTT750 and SC-BTT350) allow users to experience full 3D HD entertainment experience from the comfort of their home. Both systems deliver 5.1-channel sound and virtual 7.1-channel surround to reproduce the dynamic sounds that further enhance the enjoyment of 3D entertainment.
Panasonic is releasing a new set of HD 3D VIERA plasma TV in response to consumer request for smaller models for video gaming. The new line of Full HD 3D Plasmas will come from Panasonic’s VIERA GT25 series which will offer a 42-inch (TC-P42G25) and 52-inch (TC-R52G25) screen sizes.
Panasonic has partnered with Netgear to offer wireless internet video access via its VIERA TVs. Starting with the Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter and other adapter will be by a “Compatible with Panasonic” sticker. With one less wire to run, the partnership enables users to easily connect their Panasonic Television to a wireless router and access online content from their living room through the TV.