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					Editorial Contact:                                                 Editorial Contact:
Jeffrey Ayers                                                      Bob Curci
Tel 516 609 9500                                                   Tel 201 392 6612
ayersj@us.panasonic.com                                            curcir@us.panasonic.com
http://www.panasonic.com/office




       Panasonic Debuts Three New K-12 Education Panaboard Bundles
       Interactive Easiteach software provides Math, Science, Language Arts & Science Lessons


       SECAUCUS, NJ October 27, 2008 — Panasonic Communications Company of North America
       (PCCNA) today announced the introduction of three new Panaboard Interactive Whiteboard
       elementary and junior high school education solutions featuring integrated RM Educational
       Software Easiteach teaching tools covering all four major learning disciplines: Math, Science,
       English Language Arts and Geography.


       "Panasonic designed the Panaboard with the education market in mind and their robust product
       technology is the perfect platform for RM Easiteach," said RM Educational Software Channel
       Manager John Chandler. "Our curriculum software bundled with Panasonic Panaboards adds up
       to a truly premium classroom solution, offering software tools to assist teachers and a
       collaborative vehicle to inspire the students to interact in the classroom."


       Unlike many electronic projection and whiteboard teaching aids, which are primarily one-way
       information delivery systems reminiscent of flat PowerPoint-type slides and their predecessor
       filmstrips, Easiteach solutions are based on interactive curriculum-focused toolbars designed by
       teachers for teachers.


       According to Panasonic Product Manager Bob Curci, "Easiteach's vibrant Flash-based lessons
       are truly interactive and multi-dimensional, which makes them a perfect match for models like our
       UB-8325 Interactive Whiteboard. What makes this the ideal platform for a classroom is the
       board’s flexibility which can easily adapt to various teaching methods. Not only are the lessons
       displayed on the board and controlled via an electronic pointer/pen, but the teacher can easily
       switch to a standard whiteboard mode and utilize standard dry erase markers. This flexibility,
       along with proven reliability are the ingredients that help make Panasonic a strong contender in
       the educational market.


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"We are delighted to be partnering with RM Educational Software to bring this 21st Century
learning technology to classrooms, students and teachers throughout the U.S." Curci noted that
each Panaboard/Easiteach bundle will ship with one interactive board and a single-user
Easiteach license that can be installed on up to two computers; one typically located in the
classroom and one on the teacher's home computer.


"Ensuring that students derive maximum benefit from Easiteach's adaptable, customizable
content requires that their teachers have access to the software whenever and wherever they are
preparing for upcoming classes," Curci said. "Since the demands of today's education
environment frequently make things like lesson planning part of a teacher's 'homework' we felt it
important that educators using Easiteach in the classroom also have access to the software at
home."


The Panaboard/Easiteach bundles introduced today include the UB-T780EW and UB-T780EM,
which mate, respectively Easiteach for Windows, and Easiteach for Macintosh with the 77-inch
(diagonal) Panaboard UB-T780 interactive whiteboard/projector screen, and the UB-8325EW,
which features Easiteach for Windows and a dual-screen Panaboard UB-8325 with integrated
printer.


Manufacturer's suggested retail prices are $2,295 for the UB-T780EW and UB-T780EM; $3,095
for the UB- 8325-EW.


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About Panasonic
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 9.07 trillion yen (US$90.7 billion) for the year
ended March 31, 2008. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New
York (NYSE Symbol: PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the
Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America markets a broad line of digital
and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the
principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation -- formerly Matsushita Electric




                          Panasonic Communications Company of North America
                               One Panasonic Way - Secaucus, NJ 07094
Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan -- and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales,
service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at
www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at
www.panasonic.com/pressroom.



ABOUT EASITEACH
RM Educational Software, Inc is part of the RM Group, one of Europe's largest, most innovative
and most respected suppliers of technology-based curriculum products for education. Founded in
1973 as a high technology startup by two colleagues at Oxford University, RM was a pioneer in
the application of technology to improve educational standards. The Easiteach family includes
nine different software titles inspired by teachers and developed specifically for interactive whole-
class teaching. For further details, please see the RM Company Profile at www.rm.com/company.


All brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

EDITOR’S NOTE
End users may obtain sales information by visiting http://www.panasonic.com/office or by contacting Panasonic at 1-800-
742-8086 or 201-348-7000. Please do not publish the editorial contact telephone numbers. If you wish to review this or
any other Panasonic document-imaging product, please contact Jeff Ayers at 516 609 9500.
Product images can be downloaded from Panasonic’s extranet site at b2b.Panasonic.com. Username: images, Password:
images. Select Image Gallery from the dropdown menu, select a Product Category, choose the appropriate image file.

*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Resellers must decide for themselves the prices at which our products are actually
advertised and sold.




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