Viera TC-L50E60 named as 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Best of Innovations Honoree


Panasonic has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Best of Innovations Honoree in the new Accessible and Universal Design Technologies product category for the Panasonic VIERA TC-L50E60. Products are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

The Panasonic VIERA TC-L50E60 HDTV builds on its predecessors to provide outstanding picture quality, easy operation, accessible features, advanced networking, sustainability and a sleek design, all with the end- user top-of-mind. The E60’s accessible features include voice guidance, a function to navigate on-screen sentences, VIERA Connect, and Swipe & Share 2.0 capabilities.

Panasonic’s new LED/LCD models transform the home, creating not only the ultimate viewing experience, but the finest in design innovation, allowing the television to become the centerpiece of the home” said Henry Hauser , Vice President, Merchandising Group, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “We’re committed to pushing the envelope in terms of form and functionality while maintaining our strong commitment to producing the most environmentally-friendly products.”

The 2013 Smart VIERA LED/LCD line-up features:

My Home Screen – a personalization function that allows each user in the home to create their own personal home screen giving them quick access to their favorite content.

Swipe & Share 2.0 – a connectivity enhancement that transforms the TV into a hub for streaming and sharing photo and video content seamlessly with Smartphone and Tablet devices. Through Panasonic’s proprietary VIERA Connect platform, users can transfer personal photos and videos from their Android or iOS devices directly to the large screen with a simple swipe of the finger and transfer them back to their smart devices the same way. Swipe & Share also enables sharing of user-generated photos and videos that are on the large screen with other Android or iOS devices.

Voice Guidance – an accessibility function that uses text to speech functions to verbalize text content as it appears on your TV.

Voice Interaction — by simply saying a key word into the Smart VIERA Touch Pad Controller or Smartphone (VIERA Remote 2 App must be installed), the search result is displayed on the VIERA HDTV screen and also verbally read out.

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.