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Panasonic Space Player to go on sale in Japan from July 2014

Panasonic Space Player, a new type of lighting equipment combining the functions of traditional lighting and video projectors to create new options and ideas in spatial lighting for the ambient lighting market will go on sale in Japan from July 1, 2014. The newly developed Space Player realizes a new concept of projection lighting, utilizing projected visuals for lighting to create a wide variety of ambient lighting possibilities that were previously unavailable. For example, the new projection spotlight can light up an object while projecting video or product descriptions onto the surrounding space, or capture the attention of customers on a product on display through moving illuminations. One-touch switching between lighting mode and projector mode by remote control makes it very easy to use.
spaceplayer_black_whiteIn addition to a design which is in the shape of a spotlight, allowing it to fit in any surroundings, Panasonic Space Player adopts a wiring duct installation method, a structure where the lighting direction can be freely changed and the ability to playback from SD cards or over a Wi-Fi network. These features make the Space Player easy to install in stores and facilities. The Space Player will be available in black and white. The Space Player utilizes a laser as the light source, realizing a lifetime of 20,000 hours (when brightness falls to 50% of the original level), reducing the burden of replacing lamps when used in facilities and stores for long periods of time.
panasonic_spaceplayer_showwindowPanasonic will not only sell the Space Player unit, but provide total ambient lighting solutions for entire spaces by offering the Space Player in combination with its suite of other lighting products. Panasonic will also offer video content for the Space Player to meet the various needs of its customers, thereby developing the lighting business by providing everything from hardware (manufacture and sale of lighting fixtures) to software (space design proposals by using its proprietary software technologies like “Feu”) to video content.
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Features of the Space Player:-
1. Equipped with projector function for projection lighting
One-touch switching between “lighting mode” and “projector mode” by remote control (comes with a remote control)
Can realize a wide range of ambient lighting by using video as the projected light.
In addition to standalone playback of pictures and videos from an SD card, capable of projecting images and video from a diverse range of sources, such as from a PC or tablet over a Wi-Fi network or using an HDMI connection
Can play pictures or video from an SD card, change the brightness of the light source, or switch the power on or off following a schedule
Utilizes a laser as the light source, realizing a lifetime of 20,000 hours (when brightness falls to 50% of the original level), reducing the burden of replacing lamps when used in facilities and stores for long periods of time
2. A design that fits well with its surroundings and a high degree of freedom in installation
Spotlight-shaped design that fits well with spaces, such as facilities and stores, that require the high-level design
Product lineup of two colors (black/white) that fit well with interior colors
Adoption of a wiring duct installation method to easily fix, unfix and relocate after installation
Adjustable structure that can deliver light in every direction downward below the horizontal line
Remote control-operated electric powered 2.2 x zoom and focus, enabling remote operation by hand even when installed in high locations.