Panasonic Introduces New 42” Healthcare-Grade LCD Display for Patient Room Use
Published on Monday, 04 June 2012 14:01 Written by TradersHuddle StaffSECAUCUS, N.J.-( Business Wire )-
Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, today announced a new high definition, 42”, healthcare-grade display, the TH-42LRH50U. The new display is UL 60065 Annex Q certified to ensure hospital safety standards are met for patient and waiting room use. The display is also fully compatible with pillow speaker interface systems, allowing for easy integration with existing in-room patient entertainment systems. Combined with the 32” TH-32LRH30U, Panasonic now offers a family of healthcare-grade professional LCD displays that deliver the reliability and superior image quality the company is known for.
The new TH-42LRH50U features a fast boot time of three seconds (versus the conventional seven seconds). The display’s SD Memory Card slot permits system-wide cloning of settings to a large number of units resulting in significant installation cost savings. The displays are also equipped with essential functions for hospital installations, such as initial input/channel/volume and maximum volume settings.
The TH-42LRH50U LCD incorporates the Pro:Idiom® digital rights management system eliminating the need for a separate set-top box to deliver protected HD programming. The Panasonic Concierge Service Program, which is also included, provides on-site service and support for the warranty term.
“With the addition of the TH-42LRH50U LCD, we now offer hospitals and other medical facilities a choice in healthcare-grade displays to meet their patient room needs, all of which are UL60065 Annex Q Certified,” said Scott Thie, Director, Healthcare, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “The TH-42LRH50U features low failure rates for a professional display solution with a low total cost of ownership and a high return on investment.”
The new display features a wide viewing angle of 178º to ensure clear images from virtually anywhere in the patient room. Panasonic’s unique Fine Black Panel also achieves stunning images with deep, rich blacks. The Intelligent Scene Controller produces crisp, easy-to-see images with a high contrast ratio. The units’ C.A.T.S. (Contrast Auto Tracking System) automatically senses the ambient light conditions and adjusts brightness and gradation, ensuring the best possible image contrast while reducing power consumption.
The Panasonic Concierge Service Program is included TH-42LRH50U professional LCD display and provides an industry leading three-year warranty. The service provides a toll-free hotline and 24-hour priority scheduling of on-site service if the display is in need of service or repair.
Select Features and Specifications for the Panasonic TH-42LRH50U:
- Screen Size: 42.0-inch
- Aspect Ratio:16:9
- Boot-Up Speed: 3 seconds
- Panel: LCD IPS 1080p (WSXGA)
- Pixels: 1,920 x 1,080 pixel
- Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
- Inputs: HDMI, Composite, YPbPr, RGB(VGA)
- Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC (MPEG2, MPEG4/H.264 support)
- Pro:Idiom: Integrated b-LAN
- Power Consumption: 205W (Energy Star 5.3, CEC)
- 50,000 hour life cycle to half brightness
- Warranty: 3 years parts and labor
- Safety Regulation: UL 60065 Annex Q and UL 6500 Ver 2
- Compatible with all VESA standard mounts
*Specifications subject to change without notice
Pricing and Availability
The TH-42LRH50U will be available at a suggested list price of $950 from authorized Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) resellers and distributors in June 2012.
Considerations for Professional Displays in Healthcare
Panasonic recently commissioned a white paper from BizTechReports discussing the growing market and applications for flat panel displays in healthcare, including patient-room displays such as the TH-42LRH50U. The white paper, “Digital Concierge: Flat Panel Display Technologies In Hospital Settings Serve As Ubiquitous Point Of Interaction Among Patients, Families, Healthcare Professionals And Hospital Administration,” found growing evidence that taking a strategic and integrated approach to deploying a professional display solution, in tandem with other clinical and digital signage applications, creates a real value proposition for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
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For more information on Panasonic’s healthcare solutions go to http://www.panasonic.com/business-solutions/healthcare-technology-solutions.asp.
About Panasonic Professional Displays
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America markets a line of professional Full HD Plasma and LCD displays that provide breathtaking imagery for the hospitality, healthcare, education and utility markets. Panasonic professional displays are designed from the ground up for professional installations and are engineered separately from the Panasonic consumer models, with different performance characteristics. Professional models also offer a unique appearance and durable design, which is a key differentiator over some competitive models. Panasonic’s advanced plasma technologies deliver vivid colors, rich blacks with exceptional contrast ratio, sharp and crystal clear fast motion video, 3D capabilities and seamless, integrated solutions. Panasonic displays are easy to setup and install whether it's one unit or a multi-screen system. Panasonic Professional Plasma Displays are among the most reliable in the industry with 100,000 hours of service life.
Panasonic Solutions for Business
Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC).
All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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