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PANASONIC LAUNCHES TWO NEW STREAMING PLAYERS TO VIDEO PLAYER LINEUP
Sleek and Slim Media Players Feature Built in Wi-Fi for Easy and Versatile Video Viewing
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2013) – Panasonic, an industry leader and pioneer in emerging video technology, launches two new streaming media players, the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10 featuring VIERA Connect and IP VOD respectively. The two media players continue Panasonic’s innovation in the A/V category and feature VOD up-conversion and DLNA certification with other networking and video quality features.
“We’re proud to introduce these new and innovative streaming media players into our already extensive lineup of award-winning video players,” said Alex Fried, Product Manager, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “Featuring the same great technology found in Panasonic’s Blu-ray players, the MST60 and MS10 are simple and seamless devices giving consumers a new option for disc-less viewing.”
Panasonic’s 3D-capable streaming media player, the MST60, features Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1, which allows users to access their favorite online services including gaming, music, social networking, sports and VOD applications. The MS10 includes built-in Wi-Fi and contains access to IP VOD, giving users the ability to stream many of their favorite TV shows, movies and music from a variety of applications including Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube. The MST60 includes a Web browser with cursor for easy maneuvering, while both models feature Miracast, external HDD Playback, and a 2D-3D conversion function.
Panasonic’s streaming media players also feature display mirroring which takes into consideration the increased smartphone and tablet use while viewing programming on your TV. Now simply with a flick of the hand, users can take content on their smartphone or tablet (Android 4.2 operating system or higher) and view the same images, videos or games on a large screen to share with family and friends. Display mirroring is available on the both streaming media players.
In addition to Panasonic’s commitment to the highest audio and video standards, the 2013 devices all were created with a focus on design. Matching some of the design innovations seen with VIERA televisions, these new slim and sleek players enhance the décor in any home. Featuring sharp angles to take up less surface area, the compact main unit includes cardboard cushions to prevent any damage to furniture.
As with all of Panasonic’s products, environmental stewardship and specific energy- reducing technologies are featured in the 2013 line of media players to give the consumer the best at-home viewing experience without sacrificing performance.
The Panasonic 2013 media players will be available in February 2013. They will be on display at the Panasonic booth #9406 at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8, 2013 through January 11, 2013.
About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company’s portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.
1 Requires an Ethernet connection