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A COMPACT IMAGING SOLUTION FOR MEDICAL, INDUSTRIAL, SCIENCE, BROADCAST AND MORE

BRACKNELL, UK. 03 SEPTEMBER 2012

Panasonic System Communications Company Europe, Professional Camera Solutions is pleased to announce a new range of micro camera equipment suitable for many applications including medical (hospitals, microscopy, dental practices), industrial (quality control, inspection), live science (research facilities, laboratories) and broadcast (for example in nature documentaries). Panasonic has created a flexible range of micro (also called remote head) cameras including the GP-KH232E, which can be purchased in full or as individual components in OEM state to suit custom needs.

The new GP-KH232E camera, consisting of the Remote Head and the Camera Control Unit, is ultra compact, yet does not compromise on picture quality in terms of resolution, sensitivity and colour reproduction. It has a single chip CMOS approach for high image quality and new Digital Signal Processing resulting in a very small digital HD camera head with standard C-Mount type lens interface. It supports a number of video formats; 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p/480p and 576i/480i and it achieves a horizontal resolution of 900 TV Lines, with a required illumination of 2000lx at F5.6. The camera system also features Electronic Shutter, Gain Control, Scene File, White Balance Control, Electronic Zoom, Image Freezing, Flip & Mirror modes and Dynamic range expansion that can be activated to enhance the simultaneous display of light and dark objects. Supporting a head-CCU cable range from 2m to 15m and having two CCU versions with three simultaneously running video output terminals among Component/RGB, HDMI, HDSDI and Y/C (depending on the box type) make this camera great for narrow space solutions as well as supporting almost all types of video monitors.

To discuss the possible applications of the GP-KH232E in your business please join Panasonic at the International Broadcasting Convention at the R.A.I in Amsterdam on September 7th on stand C45 in hall 9. Alternatively, more information can be found on our Business Solutions website.

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NOTES TO EDITOR:
Full Technical Specifications:

GP-KH232E Components:
- GP-KH232CUE CCU Control Box
- GP-KH232CSE CCU Control Box with HDSDI
- GP-KH232HE Remote Head with C-Mount
- GP-KC232M4 4m Cable (2m, 6m and 15m also available)

The GP-KH232E Panasonic 1MOS remote head camera with high definition up to 1080p Full HD:

- 1/3-inch 3.3 Megapixel CMOS chip
- High Definition up to 1080p
- Multi Format
- Brilliant Colour Reproduction
- Ultra compact size
- Available as OEM components

The GP-KH232E with its ultra compact size makes no compromise for picture quality in terms of resolution, sensitivity and colour reproduction.

Thanks to the 1chip CMOS approach and new DSP, the digital HD camera head becomes very small. The video formats 1080p (through HDMI), 1080i, 720P, 576P/480P and 576i/480i are supported. The Video Out Terminals digital HDMI as well as analogue RGB/YPbPr and Y/C all run simultaneously. Another box version GP-KH232CSE supports HDSDI, HDMI and YPbPr. The camera achieves horizontal resolution of amazing 900 TVLines with a required illumination of 2000Ix at F5.6.

The camera system also features Electronic shutter, Gain control, Scene file, White balance, Electronic zoom, Image freezing, Flip & Mirror and Dynamic range expansion that can be activated to enhance the simultaneous display of light and dark objects.

Besides the boxed version the new HD micro camera system will be also available as OEM components for the camera head and the CCU control board for customer made solutions.

About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)

PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.

The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:

• Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems.
• Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays. Panasonic
is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.
• Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
• Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook is European rugged notebook market leader with 62.9% market share in 2010 (VDC, June 2011).

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen (€71.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2012. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/

Press contact:

Paul Smith
paul@ambergroup.net
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525

Adam Logan
Adam.logan@eu.panasonic.com
Tel: +44 (0)1344 853255

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