At the Panasonic InfoComm breakfast this morning, the tech giant announced several new product offerings as it continues to make a play into the digital signage market.
While Panasonic has been synonymous with "plasma," the company has decided to introduce two LCD displays (42- and 47-inches) for high-light deployments where the brigther LCD displays make more sense. Those will become available in July at price points of around $1,400 for the smaller and just under $1,900 for the larger.
The company also announced the availability of two new 3D-capable, full HD large-format displays (85- and 103-inches), also available in July, as well as a 152-inch full-HD, 3D-capable plasma display that should hit the market early next year.
Panasonic reps also showed off the company's crisp and extremely effective 3D capabilities, while also acknowledging that its position to this point as a provider solely of "3D with glasses" limits the technology's effectiveness in the digital signage space. The company believes the image quality with autostereoscopic just isn't there yet, and it wants to make sure it can do "3D without glasses" well before it tries to get it to market, reps said this morning.
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