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Panasonic Withdraws from IBC 2020, To Unveil VF2 Series in Europe

Panasonic has withdrawn from IBC 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in September later this year. In addition, the company’s flagship VF2 Series LCD video wall displays will go on sale in Europe in May.

IBC 2020
Instead, the organization is focusing on supporting its partners and customers through its online initiatives, with the launch of its own Technology Experience Zone to help share expertise and information for the industry.

“It has been a very difficult decision. As much as we look forward each year to welcoming visitors at this important industry event, we must prioritize the well-being of our staff, partners, and attendees,” says André Meterian, Director of the Professional Video Systems Business Unit for EMEA. “In the meantime, we will focus on creating additional activities and work with partners and industry leaders to continuously develop new content for our Technology Experience Zone, including live streaming, webinars, video podcasts, and training. We will further expand our offering and aim to provide online virtual experiences to ensure our customers can stay in touch with the latest news from Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV.”

VF2 Series
The VF2H and VF2 displays deliver near-seamless multiscreen images thanks to their market-leading narrow frames and are ideal for use in retail, public spaces, control and board rooms.

When looking to create impactful and large digital signage indoor installations, the VF2 Series offers a number of advantages over LED video walls. Images are sharper at a closer distance, which is important for control and meeting rooms, and benefit from better viewing from side-angles. From a practical perspective, they also offer a wider connectivity choice and shallower depth when installed into walls. Failover and failback safeguards are built in, making it a reliable solution designed for 24-hour continuous operation.

Truly spectacular large-format images
The narrow frames on Panasonic’s VF2H/VF2 Series reduce bezel-to-bezel distance to a near-invisible 0.88 mm (0.035″). Even when viewed close-up, screen borders are almost indiscernible, resulting in stunning seamless large-format images.

Delivering the highest levels of picture quality, the two 55” frameless D-LED LCD models have luminance ratings of 700 cd/m2 (VH2H model) and 500 cd/m2 (VF2 model). To ensure clear viewing from any angle, both have an anti-glare surface on the IPS panel that diffuses light from the sun and lighting equipment and suppresses external reflections, making them ideal for monitoring rooms and public areas.

Optimized for vivid image quality and reliability
Each multi-screen display is pre-calibrated to keep color differences to a minimum, ensuring 24/7 consistently vivid image quality and easy set-up. Using Auto Brightness Adjustment both series of display automatically correct backlight brightness to deliver high contrast performance, at optimized power levels, for longer.

Simple configuration
The displays use DIGITAL LINK for simple installation and configuration. Based on HDBaseT technology, DIGITAL LINK supports audio, video, and control signal transmission over long distances, and can also be used to daisy-chain displays via a single cable – eliminating the need for video splitters and other routing devices.

Failover and failback safeguards are built in. If the main video and audio signals are interrupted, the system immediately switches to alternative signals. If the main signals are restored, the original image is displayed. This makes the series well suited for use in control rooms and in other applications where uninterrupted playback is essential.

“Delivering large format images that have to be seen to be believed, the VF2 Series combines leading design with reliability and simple installation and configuration,” said Florence Antony, European Marketing Manager for Flat Panel Displays at Panasonic Visual System Solutions.

For more information on Panasonic, please contact Steve Milley at stephen.milley@us.panasonic.com.

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