Business Systems Blog

Panasonic customised digital signage unveiled at new look Macquarie Centre
July 24th, 2014

The curved display was designed and built at our Panasonic factory precisely to the installation requirements so it fits into the ceiling space.

22-metre customised digital panel adds excitement to customer shopping experience

Shoppers using the travelators at the new look Macquarie Centre in Sydney’s North Ryde are being transported into an exciting visual world created by a 22-metre curved LED digital signage display from Panasonic.

As customers travel along, the ceiling-mounted display shows ever-changing overhead effects that take advantage of its unusual location.

Peter Huljich, Panasonic Group Manager, Panels and Projectors, said: “This curved configuration at the Macquarie Centre is a first for Panasonic in Australia.”

“Our strategy is to provide customised solutions for business. The display was built precisely to the installation requirements at our Panasonic Corp. factory. Modular 800mm x 800mm LED panels were manufactured with a curved design to fit into the ceiling space and then shipped to North Ryde, where they were installed in time for the opening of the first stage of the revamped centre.

“These panels have a very fine 6mm pitch, allowing us to deliver the high-resolution, immersive experience the client was looking for.”

The panels support the Centre’s complete digital signage solution that provides both the ‘wow factor’ and point of difference for the shopper and also the versatility to change images and messages instantly as the Centre requires – from stunning graphics to advertising and store messages.

For more solutions, visit Panasonic Professional Displays website.


Is your tablet enterprise ready?
July 22nd, 2014

Can your tablet handle your business?

Whether issued by companies or brought in by workers themselves, off-the-shelf tablet computers intended for consumer use have found their way into the enterprise in recent years.

But as new research from IDG Market Pulse indicates, organisations are “starting to bump up against challenges” around deployment and support of these devices, as they face the reality that popular consumer-grade models are hamstrung by limited functionality and are not robust enough to withstand rigorous enterprise use.

So what are the factors to determine if your tablet is enterprise ready?

According to the research, sponsored by Panasonic, some of the top considerations cited by respondents are device security, integration with existing infrastructure and business systems, Windows support, device durability and overall support and maintenance of the tablet.

More about each of these factors at Panasonic Solutions for Business website.

“Popular consumer-grade models are hamstrung by limited functionality and are not robust enough to withstand rigorous enterprise use” -IDG Market Pulse research.


Watch Panasonic’s customised digital signage in action
July 22nd, 2014

If you are looking for a display solution, be inspired by our amazing 22-metre curved LED digital signage display that is enriching the looks of the newly open Fresh Food Market, in Macquarie Centre (Sydney).


Panasonic’s new broadcast-grade 2ME switcher on show for the first time in Australia
July 21st, 2014

For the very first time in Australia, Panasonic will debut a 2ME Live Switcher at a number of broadcast events to be held around the country. The AV-HS6000, notable for its wide system adaptability, intuitive operation and high reliability, will be on display at the upcoming ENTECH exhibition in Melbourne, followed by Brisbane and then the ABE Exhibition in Sydney.

While Panasonic 1ME broadcast, live event and network switchers have been available in Australia for many years, this is the first time we will be launching a 2ME switcher outside of Japan. Given that in Japan, Panasonic holds significant market share (over 50%) and that we have been making switchers for more than 30years, there is an invaluable wealth of knowledge that has gone into this latest model.

Mathew Alexander, Product Marketing Manager, Broadcast and Professional Video, Panasonic, said:

“The AV- HS6000 is a highly compact live switcher, and is a convenient solution for broadcast, production and live event applications In addition, with the Software Development Kit provided by Panasonic, third-party vendors and SI System Integrator professionals can freely develop plug-in software that adds new functionality.”

The new Panasonic broadcast 2ME live switcher features a stylish design matched with an intuitive button layout and has an optional 25.7 cm (10.1 inches) touch-operated menu panel, which can also show input and output video, WFM display and multi-view display. The switcher can alternatively, be equipped with a commercially available VGA monitor. A web server feature enables users to select menu settings on a PC through a LAN connection. Furthermore, a Software Development Kit (SDK) ensures excellent expandability.

In order to best demonstrate the AV- HS6000’s extraordinary abilities, US based switcher demonstrator, Robin Shahid, will be in attendance at all three broadcast exhibition events. Mr. Shahid boasts years of experience using and training on 2ME switchers, so he is perfectly placed to answer questions and show attendees’ just what this innovative switcher can do.

See the AV-HS6000 2ME Live Switcher in action

  • Melbourne

July 23 & 24
Entech Show – Royal Exhibition building

  • Brisbane

July 29 & 30
Contact Rob Myers on 0414-249-377 to arrange a demonstration.

  • Sydney

August 5, 6 & 7
ABE  – Manly Pacific Hotel


Panasonic Announces New Broadcast Grade 2 M/E Live Production Switcher at IBC.

AV-HS6000 2ME Live Switcher product page.

Download the brochure (PDF).


Join us for the Toughbook Tech Forum 2014
July 17th, 2014

Experience the latest and greatest rugged mobility solutions at the Toughbook Tech Forum 2014. What’s more, the first 30 guests to RSVP will receive 1 ticket to a hospitality suite for Round 9 of the V8 Supercar Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park 400 (Friday August 22 to Sunday August 24).


Held on the 30th of July at Waterview in Bicentennial Park, attendees at this summit will enjoy presentations from our partners, customer testimonials, and hands on time with the latest and greatest Toughbook products, some of which will be unveiled for the first time in Australia.

Presenting at the Toughbook Tech Forum 2014:

  • MixTelematics: A Panasonic integration partner and a global provider of fleet management, driver safety and vehicle tracking services and solutions.
  • Intel: The world leader in silicon innovation and the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer, and a trusted Panasonic industry partner.
  • NRMA: A Panasonic case study presented by Australia’s largest member organisation that provides roadside assistance and a diverse range of other motoring, travel and lifestyle benefits.

Wednesday 30th July 2014.
Doors open at 9.30am.
Tea, coffee, and lunch will be provided.

Waterview in Bicentennial Park - Bicentennial Drive, Bicentennial Park, (Off Australia Avenue) – Sydney Olympic Park

Monday 21st July 2014.
Click here to download the invitation.