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Pantel Debuts 52- and 65-Inch Outdoor Weatherproof LCD HD TVsâ€? at InfoComm ’08

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., May 30, 2008 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has added three new screen sizes to its acclaimed line of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs. Now, along with the already available 32- and 42-inch screens, Pantel now offers 20-, 52-, and 65-inch models (now available as special orders; 30 days from order to receipt). The new screen sizes will debut at InfoComm 2008, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N7453.

“Pantel’s 32- and 42-inch outdoor weatherproof TVs have already made their mark in the industry by providing a unique outdoor experience second-to-none,� explained Joe Pantel, Chief Executive Officer of Surfside Concepts and Pantel Corp. “Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof TVs have changed the way people entertain. With the weather being a threat to what most people can do outside to entertain, Pantel Corp. makes it easy without worry. Now, we offer even more solutions with five different screen sizes to meet the needs of nearly every application.�

Pantel’s new outdoor weatherproof 52-inch (PAN-520) and 65-inch (PAN-650) LCD screens come available with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1080 (480i to 1080p) native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. The new 20-inch (PAN-200) LCD screen has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 1366 x 768 (480i to 1080i) native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Outdoor residential and commercial entertainment used to be a very concerning and expensive project due to the threat of unpredictable weather. High definition TVs used outdoors had to be utilized under canopies or other types of overhangs, but that still did not always protect them from cold, heat, wind, and dust. Pantel TVs now allow homeowners and businesses to break free from the hassle, excessive expense, and these constant concerns thrown at them by Mother Nature.

“Besides residential use, such as on patios and in the back yard, Pantel outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs are perfect for commercial applications such as amusement parks, concert venues, race tracks, sports arenas/stadiums, outdoor exhibitions, restaurants, bars, hotels, and more,� added Pantel. “Our new larger screen sizes, the 65- and 52-inch, will make for the ultimate outdoor home theater experience. They can also be utilized for large venue consumer or commercial applications where bigger screens are required.�

Beyond being weatherproof, Pantel TVs come complete with an industry leading 802.11a wireless package that allows the user to broadcast audio and video wirelessly up to 150 ft. Additional features of Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs include:

• Native resolution (32- and 42-inch models): 1080i
• Contrast ratio (32- and 42-inch models): 1600:1
• Remote: waterproof
• HDMI inputs: one
• Weatherproof:
- rain/snow shielded
- wind/dust shielded
- operable from -40 degrees – +140 degrees Fahrenheit
• Super bright panel; can be used anywhere inside or outside the home, designed specifically for viewing outside during the middle of the day
• Ultra-Wide 85/85 Degree (H/V) viewing angle; the picture will look clear and bright even at extremely wide viewing angles
• Anti-glare/anti-reflective screen material for outdoor daytime use
• MSRP:
- PAN-650 (65-inch): $25,999
- PAN-520 (52-inch): $9,999
- PAN-420 (42-inch): $4,450
- PAN-320 (32-inch): $3,950
- PAN-200 (20-inch): $2,999

Pantel has designed and tested its line of outdoor TVs in both extremes…the searing heat of Arizona desert summers, and the bitter cold of Minnesota winters. Pantel’s proprietary dual flow ventilation system keeps Pantel TVs cool when it’s hot and its state-of-the-art heating system creates heat to keep Pantel TVs working in colder climates. Pantel also has an Anti-Reflective glass screen that projects the sun’s glare out of the viewing angle so you can enjoy watching a Pantel TV in any weather setting.

Pantel TV’s can come in customizable packages that include mounting solutions and dust covers. For more information, including finding a dealer near you, please visit www.panteltv.com, email info@panteltv.com, or call 888-726-8350.

About Pantel
Since its conception, Surfside Concepts/Pantel Corp. had a dream. Our vision is to create and provide a total outdoor environment with entertainment, beauty, and convenience in mind. Surfside Concepts/Panel Corp. has two key types of products of focus: weatherproof high-definition televisions and synthetic landscaping. The two combined create a beautiful, relaxing outdoor environment that is stress and maintenance-free. We noticed a specific need for the outdoor television that would enhance the lives of consumers and open a new world of marketing and convenience for corporations. Such products could be used at sports fields, restaurants, back yards, golf courses, amusement parks, and where ever entertainment, advertisement, and demonstrations would be held outdoors. Being entrepreneurs and seeing a niche business opportunity, we seized this dream. We watched this vision become a reality by producing The Pantel Weatherproof HDTV, one of the two key products produced by Surfside Concepts/Pantel Corp., the leader in artificial landscapes and outdoor entertainment!

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