LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its VIERA Full HD 3D TC-L55WT60. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
The Panasonic VIERA TC-L55WT60 HDTV achieves the ultimate in advanced design with its evolving IPS viewing angle, more than double the backlight scanning motion of last year's WT50 model, superior contrast ratio, Energy Star 6.0 certification and narrow metal bezel, all in a stunning Full HD 3D display.
The TC-L55WT60 continues to represent Panasonic's forward thinking technology with its new advanced design. From its evolving IPS viewing angle in any points (brightness, color and contrast), twice back light scanning motion, improved contrast ratio based on much finer local dimming control, and narrow metal bezel, the TC-L55WT60 achieves the ultimate in modern design and technology. The WT60 features a minimalist design emphasizing a "floating image" form factor that blends into any living space.
"Panasonic is honored to be recognized for the VIERA Full HD 3D TC-L55WT60 as a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree," said Henry Hauser, Vice President Merchandising, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. "This award represents our hard work and commitment to creating advanced consumer products, and we will continue to improve our picture quality and design for the ultimate viewing experience."
The TC-L55WT60 IPS LED panel allows for a 178 degree wide-viewing angle which produces a clearer, crisper, viewing experience of 3D and 2D content from virtually any angle. The panel's backlight scanning utilizes 4,200 BLS technology which provides a clearer picture to enjoy fast-paced scenes.
Panasonic's VIERA Full HD 3D TC-L55WT60 is equipped with 1080p resolution and a wide viewing angle for crisp and superior picture quality. The 2D-3D conversion, transforms 2D content to 3D images in real-time, and local dimming and clear panel pro further enhance picture quality. The TC-L55WT60 also features three HDMI ports, allowing for 3D video and audio features. In addition, VIERA Connect has the ability to access applications across the globe, creating a more personalized viewing experience. The WT60 also features a built in Wireless LAN and web browser enabling consumers to access the internet from their TV, a Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine and Panasonic's first-ever built-in camera for seamless use of Panasonic's VIERA Connect features including Skype video calling.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Panasonic's VIERA Full HD 3D TC-L55WT60 will be displayed in Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product's intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicusa, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.