Development of “Smart Cosmo ™” a Residential Distribution Panelboard for Home Energy Management Systems
Panasonic has announced the development of “Smart Cosmo” a distribution panelboard capable of foreseeing all energy usage at home, paving the way for future Smart Grid Society. The new panelboard will play major role in power distribution and information management in the home. The new Panelboard will promote Home Energy Management System (HEMS), paving the way for future Smart Grid society. The “Smart Cosmo” will visualize energy usage at home, including electricity, gas, and water through use of measurement data. In addition to supporting photovoltaic power generation systems, home fuel cell systems, as well as company’s energy creation storage linked system, it will also support new equipment which will be installed in the future at home through a simple installation, reducing the required work for the installation. Read more
Panasonic has announced that it will commercialize its Autonomous Delivery Robot for Hospitals or otherwise known as HOSPI robot. HOSPI’s main function will be to courier critical medicine and samples around the hospital facilities all on its own allowing nurses and other hospital staff to focus more on bedside support of patients. Panasonic has been actively testing the robot since 2010 at Matsushita Memorial Hospital in Osaka. Read more
Panasonic has announced the development of world’s first home fuel cell targeted for condominium market requiring more restricted conditions for installation. The new “Ene-Farm” is the first commercialized fuel cell in the world where the fuel cell unit, hot water unit and backup heat source unit can all be stored in the pipe shaft of the condominium. Read more
High Precision, Wide Field of View Radar Technology capable of Detecting Pedestrians and Vehicles during Night
Panasonic has announced the development of high precision, wide field of view millimeter-wave technologies capable of separately detecting cars, pedestrians and bicycles in less than 0.1 seconds, on the condition that they are separated by 20cm. The new technology will be applied to 79GHz radar and will be used in detection sensors in avoiding occurrence of accidents at intersections. The new technology has been developed based on unique coding technologies to millimeter-wave radar in order to attain rapid scanning and detection in a data cycle of less than 0.1 seconds. Read more
Panasonic has released a compact high efficiency power supply circuit with industry’s lowest DC resistance (36 milliohm). The new power chock coil is suitable for large current applications as well as for Electronic Control Units (ECUs) for gasoline, HEV and EV vehicles. The new power chock coil comes in a form factor of L 5.0 mm x W5.5 mm x H4.0mm a 40% reduction in comparison to the current model. It offers low loss, improving the efficiency of power supply, enabling an increase in the number of ECUs and control functions, in addition to simplifying circuit design for heat dissipation as well as other features. It also offers a heat resistance of 150 degrees Celsius /2000h and vibration resistance of 5 Hz to 2 kHz/15G. The mass production will being in October of 2013.
Panasonic has developed industry’s first communication LSI compliant with the latest HDMI 2.0 specifications which enables optimal transmission of high definition 4k 50/60 image data. HDMI 2.0 basically increases bandwidth up to 18Gbps supporting transmission rate that fits the 4k (2160p) need, contributing to 4 times the clarity of already commercially available Full HD (1080p). Read more
Panasonic has announced the development of a new multi-band wireless communication technology capable of supporting all frequency bands (400 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.2GH and 2.4GHz) within wireless sensor networks. The new technology provides a low powered stable communications between devices with different standards. The new technology has been designed with an aim to accelerate the spread of M2M Sensor Networks that supports cloud-based data exchange without any intervention from human. Read more
Panasonic has demonstrated a highly efficient (0.2%) artificial photosynthesis system capable of generating organic materials from wasted carbon dioxide and water generated from incinerators, power plants or other industrial processing plants. The system uses simple structure by applying a nitride semiconductor as a photo-electrode as well as metal catalyst generating mainly formic acid from CO2 and water with light, making it a real advantage in scalability for commercial system in the near future. Read more
Release of 65-Inch Self-emitting “Interactive Plasma Display” for Business and Educational Environment by Panasonic
Panasonic has recently released a 65-inch self-emitting plasma display panels, and a new electronic pen system allowing user to write quickly and draw with up to four electronic pens simultaneously. The new TH-65PB1 interactive plasma display offers user superb visibility and operability based on advantages of self-emitting plasma panel displays, which includes a large screen, rich color expression, wide viewing angle as well as high-speed response, make the new TH-65PB1 ideal for interactive display applications but also for use as a meeting room monitor. The TH-65PB1 can be installed horizontally or vertically. When installed vertically, it can display a whole page of digital textbooks on the screen. Other application for the new display includes dividing the screen into two areas, where the upper section showing images and lower section used as an electronic whiteboard. Supporting the wireless connection, the new plasma display can be used as a presentation monitor for meetings or lectures to display electronic data stored in information terminals such as personal computers without any requirements for cables. The electronic pen system features a drive systems capable of detecting and displaying the pen position at 60 times per second with respect to each pixel in full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 : 2.07 million pixels). As a result of this the location of the pen tip coincides with the drawing point providing smooth and natural writing, and fine lines and characters which can be displayed clearly. Further to this the electronic pens are designed with weight balance for easy gripping and feature multifunction buttons on it, allowing users to perform basic operations without the use of tool bar on the panel, including display of drawing menu and mouse operations. Other features on the new display is the ability to display moving and still images in multiple PCs, displaying of content in iOS devices on large screen. The new display is equipped with SLOT 2.0 function slot, allowing to mount HDMI and DVI terminal boards and digital tuner boards (sold separately).
Development of a Novel Air Purification Technology Helping to Create Healthy Environment for Pet Owners and Pets
Panasonic has developed an air purification technology that uses nano-size electrostatic atomized water particles to keep your pets away from those nasty allergic reactions, yes, your pets. The electrostatic atomized water particles are formed by applying high voltage to water helping to keep your dog’s skin and hair healthy. Japan is going through a pet boom, where 72% of pet owners keep their pets indoors. Like humans, pets are susceptible to allergic effects caused by house dust and other allergens, where skin disease, including allergic and atopic dermatitis, is the most common disease in dogs, making up of about 40% of all cases. Read more