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Panasonic Singapore New Products Launch for 2013 – Brings People Closer Together

By , March 27, 2013 3:08 am
Panasonic product launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Panasonic product launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom

On Monday (25 Mar), Panasonic Singapore launched its next generation of SMART VIERA TVs, LUMIX cameras and AV systems, seeking to bring together a seamless connective experience that makes it easy to share memories.

I was invited to the launch at Intercontinental Hotel to learn more about their new products for the beginning of 2013 and to be among the first in Singapore to try out the products.

What’s new?

Interact with your Smart VIERA TV with a personal touch
Panasonic introduced ‘my Home Screen’ which provides instant access to your favourite content through customisable home-screens. These home-screens are activated through face and voice recognition, so each member of the household can easily personalise and access your favourite TV shows, movies, internet, videos as well as photos. The ‘Voice Interaction’ function also enables operating the TV and surfing the internet by talking into the Touch Pad Controller. Use the Voice Guidance function to read out search results so you can keep your fingers free for that cup of coffee or have a facial treatment while lying on the sofa. It even works on smartphones or tablets, through a downloadable app.

 New Panasonic Smart Viera TVs
New Panasonic Smart Viera TVs

‘Swipe & Share 2.0’, an upgraded photo-sharing feature where users can share images on the TV easily is also a key feature in the new upgrade. By tapping onto a shared Wi-Fi network, users can send photos and videos from their smartphones to the Smart VIERA TV with a flick of their fingers, showing images in large format. Friends and family can ‘capture’ the same images on their phones easily with an inward flick of their fingers, enabling rapid sharing of memories and experiences.

First hand experience with the Smart Viera TVs
First hand experience with the Smart Viera TVs

These new features can be enjoyed on the Smart VIERA LED WT Series with 3D TV capabilities, featuring an advanced design with unique high-quality IPS panel, and the Smart VIERA Plasma VT Series which offers supreme picture quality with the newest smart functions. The VT Series TVs are also touch-screen enabled with an electronic ‘Touch Pen’, allowing words, pictures and diagrams to be drawn directly on it, which is perfect for party games as well as for educational uses.

Technology to bring people closer together
Technology to bring people closer together

Superior sound and seamless connectivity with HD 3D Blu-ray home theatre systems
Complementing the new TVs are an array of improved FULL HD 3D Blu-ray™ home theatre systems that focus on high-quality picture, sound, design and smart networking, led by the trail-blazing SC-BTT430. New micro Hi-Fi systems with wireless speakers provide massive sound in a small package, making it easy to implement a flawless sound environment in your home. Equipped with Cinema Surround Technology as a standard feature, the new models are also suitable for high-definition 3D videos.

Speakers, headphones, docking stations and other audio products
Speakers, headphones, docking stations and other audio products

The new home theatre systems tap upon new technologies to enable sharing in the home environment and also provide a seamless integration of existing media libraries. Panasonic has developed the Panasonic Music Streaming App which allows a user to view all music that has been archived onto a NAS or PC on a home network, and stream them to the SC-NE5 and SC-NE3 wireless speakers. The app makes it possible to control DLNA, AirPlay or Bluetooth® wireless technologies by itself, eliminating the need to switch between different apps that can only match an individual wireless system and also expands the playable music list from beyond just what is on the mobile device.

The Panasonic Music Streaming App will be available in Singapore and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

Go further with LUMIX
Panasonic will also be introducing the latest members of the LUMIX camera family, including the new pocket-sized high performance LUMIX DMC-TZ40 with 24mm ultra wide angle 20x optical zoom LEICA DC Lens. The advanced optical design makes the camera the world’s slimmest in class[1], and its advanced lens system supported by Intelligent Resolution technology further extends its already impressive zoom ratio to 40x equivalent, with minimum deterioration of picture quality.

The new Lumix cameras
The new Lumix cameras

Those with an active lifestyle and who want to capture life on the edge will love the extremely tough and rugged LUMIX DMC-FT5, with its dustproof, freeze-proof of up to -10 degrees Celsius, waterproof of up to 13m (43 ft), and handling up to 100kgf of pressure capabilities. Complementing it is an in-built GPS and an internal geographical dictionary of place name information, compass, altimeter and barometer, so you always know where the picture was taken.

Both models feature Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, which allow users to enjoy flexible shooting styles, and is also helpful for long-exposure shots which require an absolutely still camera to avoid shaking or blurred images. Users can remotely control the setting focus, zooming, shutter release and several other extensive recording settings through a smartphone or tablet away from where the camera is positioned.

The newly added Instant Transfer function allows the camera to transfer the photo data to the designated electronic devices automatically whenever the shutter is released, and some models like the LUMIX DMC-TZ40 even archive images automatically to your PC or compliant Panasonic AV devices via your home Wi-Fi. This feature can be accessed through an easy-to-use interface; photos can also be transferred seamlessly from camera to mobile device, and easily uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, without having to use a computer. In today’s high-speed society, this provides consumers with the option of capturing and sharing memories instantly, like sharing that cool picture of a sea turtle off the coast of Bali or that close-up shot of sun-rays peaking over the top of Mount Fuji within minutes.

Capturing life’s moments with Panasonic
Camcorders have also joined the fun with the HC-X920M, which is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi function that enables Real Time Broadcasting of important events via Ustream, while recording images in Full-HD. It also features the new 3MOS System PRO which uses a BSI (Back Side Illumination) Sensor to provide excellent shooting performance even in dim lighting situations and reduces noise by 50% compared to previous models. Another exciting product is the HX-WA30, which is waterproof down to 10m, shockproof to 1.5m, freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius and dustproof. Allowing one-handed shooting even in harsh environment, it is great for windsurfing, diving or mountain climbing.

For more information on the products, please visit www.panasonic.com.sg.

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2 – Eco Crafts for You and Your Lil’ One!

By , July 7, 2012 9:50 am

As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.

The first workshop on 26 May was a photography workshop with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng sharing tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2 Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2

The second workshop took place at Fullhouse Cafe Singapore on 16 June and was hosted by blogger and actress, Joanne-Marie Sim. Attendees were parent-child pairs who came to try out some hand-ons eco craft while educating the children on the importance of being eco-friendly.

Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts

At the workshop, attendees learn how to make a cushion pillow from an old tee-shirt; a dish made from magazine pages; and a pencil holder/ flower pot from old socks.

Here are some of the event photos:

Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous HotelHost Joanne working on her eco crafts Host Joanne working on her eco craftsJoanne warming-up the kids with a little game Joanne warming-up the kids with a little gameThe kids having fun The kids having funA father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little sonThe first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socksSticking eyes onto the socks Sticking eyes onto the socksKids at work Kids at workA mother helping her daughter with the glue A mother helping her daughter with the glueJoanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holderJoanne inspecting a sock holder Joanne inspecting a socks holderMoving on to the tee-shirt pillow next Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow nextJoanne doing a demonstration on stage Joanne doing a demonstration on stageStuffing the tee-shirt Stuffing the tee-shirtA mum helping her daughter on the stuffing A mum helping her daughter on the stuffingGluing the seams Gluing the seamsCompleted pig pillow Completed pig pillowCloud pillow Cloud pillowPower ranger pillow Power ranger pillowTwo sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillowsBlogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillowTwo sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creationsAnother little boy getting interviewed Another little boy getting interviewedTea-break and some light snacks for everyone Tea-break and some light snacks for everyoneA group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stageAnother group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillowsLast eco craft for the day - making paper dishes from old magazine pages Last eco craft for the day – making paper dishes from old magazine pagesGluing the paper sticks together Gluing the paper sticks togetherParents chipping in to help Parents chipping in to helpA girl with her completed paper dish A girl with her completed paper dishAnother two girls with their completed dishes Another two girls with their completed dishesSmiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an endParents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco craftsA little boy taking a photo with our working staff A little boy taking a photo with our working staffEveryone wanted a photo with Joanne the host Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host

I had fun watching the children exercise their creativity when completing their various eco crafts. When my baby son Asher is older, I will love to teach him how to make a cushion pillow from his old tee-shirt too.

Everyone, both young and old left the workshop with a big smile on their faces and a bag full of self-made items to bring home. The little ones also learn a bit more on caring for the environment – a small step towards a greener tomorrow.

Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.

There will be one last workshop featuring a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. Due to overwhelming response, registration is already closed.

Nonetheless, stay tuned to omy.sg for other interesting updates and more such exciting events. 🙂

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 – Blog your way to the Macau International Fireworks Festival!

By , April 11, 2012 12:54 pm

The Singapore Blog Awards is here again!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012

Singapore Blog Awards 2012

This is the fifth year I am running the Singapore Blog Awards together with the omy.sg team. Time flies, seriously.

Yong Wei was still under 16 and was a finalist in the Best Youth Blog category in the first year. Now, he is working at omy.sg a few tables away from me.

This year, we have over $30,000 worth of prizes lined up for participating bloggers and voters, including a trip to Macau for the International Fireworks Festival; Panasonic cameras and camcorders; Casio Sheen watches and more!

Register your blog or nominate your favourite blogs now! Do not miss the deadline on 6 May 2012.

A few tips for bloggers taking part:

– you do not have to wait for others to nominate you, just register your blog directly. You have a public blog, you can’t be that shy! (besides, you cannot tell if a blogger was nominated or registered directly on the website)
– you can register for as many categories as you like if you deem them relevant
– omy.sg accept blog registration from foreigners outside of Singapore; get your foreign blogger friends to join too
– the new Best V-Log category accepts youtube pages or other video hosting pages and not just conventional blog hosting sites
– do not clutter all the registration in the Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Individual Blog categories; look through the other categories and join them too if they are relevant. The more bloggers there are in a category, the lower the chance of getting selected as a finalist.

Special categories to watch out for:

Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog: All ten finalists will get S$100 Gmarket shopping credits each! Three winners from among the finalists stand to win over S$1,000 worth of Gmarket shopping credits and products!
– Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog: All ten finalists will get to organise a spa party at a Mary Chia outlet for your friends – with expenses covered by Mary Chia! The top blogger in this category stand to win over S$5000 worth of products and services from Mary Chia!
ST701 Best Blogshop: All ten finalists will get S$1000 worth of banner impressions on ST701.com to promote your own business. The top blogshop will win an additional S$5000 worth of banner impressions!

Create Your SuperPower Contest

You can download the official Singapore Blog Awards 2012 logo and superpower speech bubbles to come up with your own creative images. Submit your photo to campaign.omy@gmail.com and stand to win a mystery prize if the team at omy.sg likes your creation!

Here’s the official media release sent out today:

Singapore, 10 April 2012 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards return for the fifth year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, to experience the annual International Fireworks Festival in Macau, among other attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, and presented by Panasonic, the Singapore Blog Awards honour new-age wordsmiths who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.

There is a total of 10 main categories, two celebrity categories and three sponsored categories. A complete list of award categories can be found here.

This year, omy.sg introduces the “Best V-log” award, a brand new addition to the 10 main categories of Singapore Blog Awards, created to acknowledge the increasing popularity of home-made videos shared on YouTube and other online video services as a form of blogging.

The two celebrity categories, “Panasonic Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “Panasonic Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting.

The sponsored categories are “Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog”, “Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog”, and “ST701 Best Blogshop”.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “Thanks to the growing support and participation from bloggers and the online community over the past four years, the Singapore Blog Awards has established itself as one of the biggest social media event which everyone looks forward to annually.

This year, we will be expanding the Singapore Blog Awards platform into an umbrella of social media events under the omy.sg’s Singapore Social Media Fiesta brand. Upcoming events include Singapore Check-In Bonanza, Singapore Twitter Frenzy and Singapore Social Media Day, spread across four months from now till July, reaching more audiences through various social media platforms.”

Nomination and registration is now open till 6 May, followed by a voting and judging phase which will end in June. This year’s Singapore Blog Awards will see a series of exciting events in the months leading to the finale event in July. These include three bloggers’ workshops hosted by Panasonic andomy.sg as well as a slew of other engaging events organised with other sponsors.

In line with the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Blog Awards, omy.sg would be acknowledging five “Super Bloggers” who have contributed to the blogosphere in their own unique ways. The identities of these bloggers will be revealed on the official Singapore Blog Awards site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) on a later date.

This year’s award ceremony will be held at Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, where invited guests will get to sample the best of local hawker delights at the Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s-themed food street, while the winners of the respective categories are unveiled.

Members of the public can log on to the official SBA site to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta (http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta), an omy.sg social media initiative.

This year’s Singapore Blog Awards is made possible by our generous presenting sponsor, Panasonic; main sponsors, Casio Sheen, Macau Government Tourist Office, Domino’s Pizza, Gmarket, Mary Chia, SOLD.SG, Singapore Flyer and ST701; sponsors, Golden Village and Singapore Food Trail.

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