Panasonic has added the EF1 series of networked digital signage displays available in 32in, 75in and 84in models. The new series complements the existing LFE8 series, which has 43in, 48in, 55in and 65in displays.
The EF1 series focuses on high image quality, reliability, and self-contained functionality in an IPS panel. Each features a built-in USB media player, eliminating the need for a set-top box or a connected PC for basic functionality. It’s also possible to have synchronised playback on multiple screens using the USB media player, when connected via LAN and a hub.
Panasonic European marketing manager Enrique Robledo, said: “With efficient LED technology producing 350 cd/sqm of brightness at full HD resolution and Panasonic’s IPS panel affording wide visibility whilst maintaining off-axis colour performance, the EF1 represents an impressive yet cost effective solution for digital signage or for general use in the office or classroom.”
The EF1 series has multiple connectivity options, with two HDMI, DVI-D, USB, PC/component, and video inputs joining LAN, RS-232C, and IR in/out terminals. In total, 59 PC signal types are supported.
The series is compatible with Panasonic’s free Multi Monitoring and Control software. This extends the network capabilities to include content distribution to multiple displays via PC and the ability to automatically power on/off, switch to USB input and play content according to a schedule, suitable for schools, showrooms, retail spaces and offices.