The World’s largest plasma HDTV – Installed in New York City’s High Tech City Hall

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New York, NY (July 23, 2007) – Panasonic, a leader in High Definition flat panel displays, announced that its103-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV – the world’s largest High Definition Plasma TV on the market today – has been installed in New York’s newly renovated City Hall. In addition to the 103-inch Plasma, Panasonic also installed its BD-10A Blu-ray Disc Player for playback of 1080p High Definition video content.

The Panasonic’s 103-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV will help the Mayor’s Office monitor news and play back other video content in High Definition. In addition to television channels, the Plasma HDTV will display real-time 311 call statistics and live video feed from NYC-TV’s City Drive Live traffic cameras.

“Panasonic has been a great corporate citizen, and I would like to thank them for their generous donation,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “New York’s City Hall is the oldest in the nation to still house its original government functions, and this desperately-needed renovation, including this 103-inch High Definition Plasma display, has given the building new life – making our office safer, more efficient and more technologically advanced.” “It is a great honor for Panasonic to have the flagship of our market-leading 1080p Plasma HDTVs become a part of New York’s City Hall,” said Joseph Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, Panasonic Corporation of

North America. “Just as this cutting-edge display provides amazingly sharp, crisp video for entertainment purposes, it is also a great way for the city’s leaders to share remote video and other data vital to the safe and secure operation of the city’s systems.”“It is wonderful to see New York’s City Hall moving so quickly to utilize such an advanced flat panel display for information display and video needs,” said

Tom Campbell, technology adviser to the project. “City Hall has set the standard for high-technology implementation in the municipal space.”
The Panasonic TH-103PH9UK provides stunning widescreen progressive display featuring full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical, a contrast ratio of 5,000:1, and 4,096 equivalent steps of gradation for excellent color reproduction and pristine, lifelike video. Its effective display area is more than 89.3” wide by over 50.2” high with a size equivalent to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays. Panasonic also offers a free three-year in-home limited warranty on the 103-inch plasma display, unprecedented in the industry, via its Panasonic Plasma Concierge customer support program.

The 103-inch Plasma TV is a part of Panasonic’s line of industry-leading consumer and professional large-screen Plasma HDTV’s available in 37” (professional model only) 42”, 50”, 58” and 65” diagonal screen sizes.

For more information on the Panasonic 103-inch HDTV, please visit www.panasonic.com/proplasma. If you are interested in sales or rental of the 103-inch Panasonic in Canada, please go to www.apgdisplays.com .

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