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Panasonic Announces Pricing and Availability of HC Series of Compact Stereo Systems

Monday, March 11, 2013

Panasonic Announces Pricing and Availability of HC Series of Compact Stereo Systems09:00 EDT Monday, March 11, 2013SECAUCUS, N.J., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced pricing and availability on the HC series of personal audio units.  The HC Series, comprised of the SC-HC58, SC-HC38 and SC-HC28, features a USB cable connect and a dock that works with iPhone5/iPod touch (5th generation), allowing users to play music from a variety of sources including iPod/iPhone/iPad.The Panasonic HC Series of micro stereo systems improves upon 2012 with both high-quality sound offerings and smart networking.  The HC58 features the Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker and also includes a Dual Passive Radiator and Direct-Vocal Sound (found on HC38 as well).  Networking capabilities are also further advanced with a re-mastered Bluetooth® on the HC58 and HC38, easy setup for AirPlay® (HC58) and iPod/iPhone/iPad Connection through USB (HC58 & HC38) as well as a lightening pin connection on the HC28 to work with the iPad mini/iPhone5.  These sleek and slim devices featuring a pure direct sound system also include high-quality metal to enhance the luxurious look of the product.  The HC58 and HC38 can be wall-mounted with brackets included.Additional advancements to Panasonic's 2013 compact audio lineup includes the new Panasonic Music Streaming App (not available on the HC28), allowing users to wirelessly stream music from a smartphone or tablet with just the press of a button.  The app, which is available in the Apple Store or through Google Play, provides users the option to choose which device they want to listen to their music on without the need for a physical connection to the device**.  Once the app is installed, a user can select from a list of all available devices and begin transmitting music wirelessly to audio devices.  The Panasonic 2013 SC-HC series will be available in stores in March with the following SRP's: SC-HC58, $249.99, SC-HC38, $149.99, SC-HC28, $99.99.*"Made for iPod", "Made for iPad" and "Made for iPhone" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone may affect wireless performance.*AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license.*Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.** LAN network must be set-up when using DLNA and/or AirPlay.About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicusa, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom. SOURCE PanasonicFor further information: Lori Chiazzo (Panasonic), 201-348-4178, Lori.Chiazzo@us.panasonic.com; Blayne Murphy (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9763, Blayne.Murphy@cohnwolfe.com