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Panasonic bolsters 4K display lineup with ten new panels announced at ISE 2019

Panasonic has bolstered its 4K display line up, with the expansion of the premium SQ1 series and the brand new entry range CQ1 series set to complete the company’s line up of 4K digital signage solutions, which now meets the needs of the entire market.

The SQ1 series is set to be expanded with four smaller panels ranging from 43 to 65 inches (TH-655SQ1/TH-55SQ1/TH49SQ1/TH43SQ1) but packed with the same high quality features as the existing 98 and 86 inch panels in the range. With a slim and stylish design, the range is well suited to digital signage in retail stores, conference rooms, broadcast studios and control rooms.

Capable of 24/7 continuous operation, the series is equipped with 500 cd/m2 brightness, In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) and anti-glare treatment to allow high levels of visibility from any viewing angle. The series is HDR compatible and features 12 axis colour management to ensure perfect colour reproduction.    

The series allows simple set up with Panasonic’s proprietary 4K DIGITAL LINK, based on the HDBaseTTM standard, which connects video, audio and control signals to external devices with a single LAN cable. A built in 4K USB media player means there’s no need for an external media player, while the displays can be integrated in a daisy chain video wall configuration.

“We are among the first to introduce the new Intel® SDM (Smart Display Module) slot to the SQ1 range,” said Hartmut Kulessa, Marketing Manager at Panasonic. “SDM boards can house either an Intel® CPU or interfaces such as SDI, NDI or VoIP. This means it’s possible to tailor the display and its connectivity to the application. When combined with the wide colour gamut of the ITU-R BT.2020 standard, HDR and active colour management these displays are unbeatable in terms of visibility and connectivity.”

In addition, Panasonic has announced the release of the commercial grade CQ1 series, featuring six new models with a brightness of 400cd/m2, 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and capable of supporting 4K/60p signals. Like the SQ1 series, the two larger 86 and 75-inch displays, feature In Plane Switching technology (TH-86CQ1/TH-75CQ1) while the smaller displays, available in 43, 50, 55 and 65-inch panels feature vertical alignment technology (TH-65CQ1/TH-55CQ1/TH-50CQ1/TH-43CQ1).

The CQ1 series is designed for 16 hours continuous daily operation and is fully equipped with basic terminals which support HDMI CEC, making the series ideal for use in meeting rooms and classrooms.

Hartmut Kulessa added, “The CQ1 series will meet the needs of the vast majority of organisations looking for 4K displays for information sharing and communication within classrooms and meeting rooms, but without the need for ultra-high brightness and round the clock operation.”

The CQ1 and SQ1 range join Panasonic’s existing professional entry range EQ1 series taking the whole 4K display lineup to 18 models.

Visit Panasonic at Booth 1-H20,Hall 1, ISE2019, Amsterdam RAI, February 5–8, or https://business.panasonic.co.uk/visual-system for more on the displays range and other Panasonic Visual Systems.