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Panasonic and Haivision Partner to Deliver a Fully-Integrated, All-In-One, CoolSign-Enabled Digital Signage Solution

Combination of Panasonic’s LCD displays and Haivision’s CoolSign® management software create an ideal solution for the digital signage market

Secaucus, NJ and Montreal, QC, Dec.14, 2010 – Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced a new partnership with Haivision, the leading provider of IP video and signage solutions, to create a complete digital signage solution for businesses that is easy to purchase, install and operate.

The solution combines Haivision’s CoolSign digital signage software platform, pre-configured on a powerful media player PC, and Panasonic’s professional LCD displays. This bundled digital signage package offers businesses unmatched quality, easy to specify ordering, simplified delivery, exceptional value with competitive pricing, pre-configured, CoolSign player license certificate plus a two-year parts and service warranty.

“Panasonic and Haivision are collaborating to ease the adoption of digital signage,” said Rick Albert, VP Sales, Professional Display Solutions. “Our partnership with Haivision will open up new opportunities for delivering quality digital signage solutions to specific vertical markets via the CoolSign software.”

This enterprise-grade solution is easily learned and used, allowing end-users to efficiently display, distribute, and control digital media on networked digital displays from a central location. CoolSign includes all the capabilities that marketing, communications, and IT managers demand including security, monitoring and device controls, n-Tier Architecture, multi-casting, and compatibility with most network types such as LAN, DSL, 3G/Cellular, and satellite.

“Integrators have wasted time and money managing the procurement and coordinating the delivery of numerous endpoint items”, said Bob Harris, Vice President, Business Expansion, Panasonic Solutions Company. “This signage solution combines best-in-breed software and hardware into one easily installed and simple to use digital signage solution for multiple applications. CoolSign software will allow companies to create, manage and deliver powerful, dynamic content across an unlimited number of Panasonic displays, helping end users drive business.”

The software will initially be bundled with Panasonic’s LF20 Series Full-HD LCD displays, the 47” TH-47LF20U and the 42” TH-42LF20U, the company’s brightest LCD models for retail signage. These displays are distinguished by a wide range of professional features, including high image clarity, a slim design, and light weight. This combined solution will drive business initiatives in signage venues such as shopping malls, public transportation, quick-serve restaurants and other commercial facilities.

“Panasonic and Haivision are strategically aligned to present value-added propositions in our focus markets,” said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision. “The time has come for simplification in the signage segment and we are excited to partner with Panasonic towards this end.”

About Haivision Network Video
Based in Montreal and Chicago, Haivision Network Video is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced and intelligent IP video networking and digital signage technology. Haivision’s products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies; in the most rigorous military and defense applications; in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training; in highly renowned educational institutions for IPTV, teaching, and signage; in the most efficient interactive broadcast applications; and within the world’s leading TelePresence suites. Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.

About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

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