Technology

Panasonic announces advances in Plasma TV sets in the US













MUMBAI: Electronics firm Panasonic says that its plasma TVs are the first in the US market to feature lead-free Plasma Display Panels. The display panel is the Plasma TV’s glass-sealed image display device, equivalent to a cathode ray tube in a conventional television.


In addition to the elimination of lead in the panel, Panasonic has made significant advances in enhancing the performance of the phosphors used to render colors on the screen.

 

In conventional manufacturing processes for Plasma Display Panels, lead oxide glass is used in the dielectric layer, electrodes, glass sealant and other structural elements. Lead oxide glass was valued for its ability to stabilize production yields and quality. Now, as a result of advances Panasonic has made in material sciences and manufacturing processes, stable production yields can be secured without the use of lead oxide. In this way, the company has been able to eliminate all of the roughly 70 grams (0.15 pounds) of lead used in a 37-inch plasma panel.


Panasonic US director of environmental affairs David Thompson says, “Panasonic is committed to achieving a sustainable future through the development of environmentally conscious products. Now with this achievement, we believe that Panasonic plasma displays have outpaced our flat panel TV competitors in an important area of environmental performance: the elimination of hazardous heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury -- commonly used in backlit LCD TVs and in projection TV lamps.


"In fact, we estimate that worldwide the elimination of lead from our Panasonic plasma panels will mean a reduction of close to 300 metric tons of lead – the approximate weight of two 747 commercial airliners -- that would otherwise have been used in their manufacture each year.”

 

Noah Horowitz, a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), commended Panasonic for being the first in the industry to eliminate lead in its new plasma TVs and for significantly reducing the energy consumed by their new models. “NRDC is very supportive of Panasonic’s longstanding record of consistently delivering some of the most environmentally friendly products in the market.


“Panasonic’s leadership in this area is noteworthy and we challenge the rest of the TV industry to implement similar improvements to their products” he says.


Thompson adds, “Panasonic is also making progress on reducing the amount of energy each Plasma TV consumes. There is an inaccurate but persistent myth that Plasma TVs consume much more energy than other types of digital television The truth is that large screen TVs consume more energy than the smaller screened CRT-based TVs they replace. Our research indicates that energy consumption by large-screen Plasma, LCD and DLP TV sets is on average comparable. But as a relatively new technology, compared with LCD, Plasma is capable of becoming considerably more energy-efficient, and Panasonic plans to lead the way to this goal.”


Panasonic’s advanced phosphor technology is estimated to deliver 60,000 hours of use -- more than 25 years at seven hours of viewing a day – before reaching half brightness. Phosphor improvements have also led to the virtual elimination of the burn-in phenomenon in Panasonic Plasma TV. Long-life products translate into lower use of environmental resources for the simple fact that they need to be replaced far less often

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/17/Dalet.jpg?itok=0-5wx5GR
Dalet to expand opportunities for b'casters & content producers

MUMBAI: Dalet Digital Media Systems will present its forward-thinking, agile media solutions at the BroadcastAsia2017 show (BCA), held in Singapore from May 23-25, on stand 4T3-05. Dalet solutions streamline a wide range of workflows for broadcasters and media organizations around the world,...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/17/LG%20%26%20SES.jpg?itok=IJvnNLDE
LG & SES to demonstrate 4K high frame rate tech

MUMBAI: SES and LG Electronics will demonstrate OLED TV’s cutting-edge 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) broadcast at the tenth SES Industry Days conference in Luxembourg on 16 & 17 May. The 4K HFR content will be transmitted live via an ASTRA satellite at 19.2 degrees East and displayed on LG’s OLED TV...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/16/Michael%20Hawkey.jpg?itok=4U-bvF_d
TiVo brings entertainment to Panama Cable Onda subs

MUMBAI: TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Cable Onda, a leading television service provider in Panama and long-time TiVo partner, has agreed to expand its offerings and will soon offer its customers the latest TiVo Gateway DVR...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/11/Ian_Goldsmith-David_W_Jones_0.jpg?itok=PipNfkbS
Irdeto helps Rogue Wave Software secure banks & PSPs

MUMBAI: Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, and Rogue Wave Software, maker of Akana and a leading provider of API Management, API security and Microservices solutions for digital businesses, have announced a partnership to help banks and payment service providers (PSPs) protect...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/08/Nadeem%20Khan_2.jpg?itok=zyJc49bI
Gartner sees VIDIZMO as a 'challenger' for Enterprise Video Content Management

MUMBAI: VIDIZMO, a leading enterprise video platform provider, has been recognized as a challenger by information technology research and advisory firm Gartner Research, Inc. in its annual Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management. The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates vendor...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/05/LATAM.jpg?itok=uWgTkYY0
Virtualise content: Prime Focus signs deal with Turner LATAM

MUMBAI: Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has signed an agreement with Turner Latin America, where PFT’s CLEAR™ Broadcast Cloud will provide work order and supply chain management along with end-to-end process monitoring of critical tasks, with reports and...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/04/Anil%20Ambani.jpg?itok=Dhy1Ez2I
R-Com signs pact with Aegis for VR & gaming, $ 36bn HPC market forecast

MUMBAI: Reliance Communications' undersea cable unit Global Cloud Xchange has entered into a HPC pact with two companies to provide cloud computing services. Traditionally, HPC has focused on serving end users, but the growth of IoT and Big Data, combined with the emergence of virtual reality and...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/03/chris.jpg?itok=jVQOBS-4
Content & OTT solutions: Alliance & India's Fullorbis tie up to sell NETArchive

Data archiving leader Alliance Storage Technologies and Fullorbis Technologies have teamed to expand sales throughout India. Fullorbis intends to sell and promote Alliance’s purpose-built NETArchive solutions to help archive, manage, optimize and protect critical data serving customers in a variety...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/03/Vynsley%20Fernandes%20and%20Sunil%20Ranadey.jpg?itok=oLYj8SoV
CastleMedia sets up Spyke for CPE and STBs repair

MUMBAI: Here’s some good news for the DTH Operators, MSOs and LCOs who used to get their STBs repaired from the neighborhood electrical shop at the hands of untrained, unqualified electricians.

Technology Hardware Set-top Boxes

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories