SECAUCUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, today announced two new lines of high definition hospitality and digital signage LCD displays, the LRU50 Series and the LRU5 Series. Both new lines of LCD displays feature a faster boot time mode (three seconds versus conventional seven seconds), and are available in 32”, 37” and 42” models. The LRU50 Series also includes a new 55” LED model, the TH-55LRU50U, Panasonic’s first professional LED LCD display.
The LRU family of displays offer exceptional image quality, low maintenance and manageability that will appeal to customers, system integrators and IT staff. The displays are also equipped with essential functions for hospitality installations, luxury boxes and sports bars. These displays include initial input/channel/volume, maximum volume, button and input lock and a customizable welcome screen. They also include an SD Memory Card slot, which permits system-wide cloning of settings to a large number of units resulting in significant installation cost savings.
The LRU50 and LRU5 Series of displays are lightweight, with built-in bottom speakers and a stylish matte black bezel that blends in with any setting. The displays are equipped with a security-mount pedestal stand that rotates up to 90 degrees in both directions. Additionally, these displays feature an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with an ultra wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, guaranteeing that viewers enjoy clear images from virtually anywhere in the room.
“With the addition of both the LRU50 and LRU5 Series, we continue our expansion of versatile professional display solutions to fit the needs of large and small hoteliers, restaurants, sports arenas and bars for both in-room televisions and digital signage,” said Rick Albert, Vice President, Hospitality and Professional Displays, Panasonic. “These new displays feature an out-of-the-box failure rate of less than 0.5 percent that ensures a low total cost of ownership. Additionally, with the introduction of the 55” LRU50, we offer customers one of the broadest scopes of LCD, Plasma and LED displays from 32” to 152” – a solution for every application.”
Available in 32”, 37”, 42” and 55” models, the LRU50 Series feature a built-in digital tuner supporting MPEG4 and Pro:Idiom decryption and is compatible with most Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Guest systems. The displays come standard with integrated LodgeNet b-LAN technology. Large hotels may purchase the optional FMA-PA101 Free-to-Guest Management Appliance (FMA) server, allowing the hoteliers and their system integrators to map and manage Pro:Idiom channels for all displays from a central location. The 55” TH-55LRU50U model, Panasonic’s first professional LED LCD display, features increased brightness, lighter weight, improved energy efficiency, and a thinner size than standard LCD displays.
Shipping this month, the 32” TH-32LRU50, 37” TH-37LRU50 and 42” TH-42LRU50 LCD displays are available at a suggested retail price of $495, $630 and $770, respectively. The 55” TH-55LRU50 LED LCD display will be available in July at a suggested retail price of $2,125.
The LRU5 Series professional LCD displays, available in 32”, 37” and 42” models, deliver exceptional quality and performance and doubles as an extremely cost-effective digital signage display solution. Users can simply slide in an SD card loaded with images into the display and play them as a slide show, creating an affordable digital signage solution for applications that do not require robust software or the connection of multiple screens in different locations. The LRU5 Series still allows for Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Guest systems, making it ideal for smaller hotels that have no need for a fully networked in-room television solution.
The 32” TH-32LRU5, 37” TH-37LRU5 and 42” TH-42LRU5 LCD displays will be available at a suggested retail price of $465, $600 and $740, respectively and ship this month.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/hospitality.
The Panasonic Concierge Service Program is included in all models of the LRU50 and LRU5 Series of professional LCD displays and provides a standard two-year warranty. The service provides a toll-free hotline and 24-hour priority scheduling of on-site service if the display is in need of service or repair.
Both series of professional LCD displays will be available exclusively from authorized Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) resellers and distributors.
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