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Pantel Launches Weatherproof Digital Signage-Specific LCD Monitors

Pantel’s new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitorsGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV and monitor solutions, is proud to announce that it will launch multiple new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitors at the 2009 Digital Signage Show (DSE), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Feb. 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #1853.

The new 42- and 52-inch models have been designed specifically for use in commercial applications, whether indoors or outdoors in the elements. They are available with an optional internal computer package and also in either vertical or horizontal configurations. The new 42- and 52-inch models have a price range of $5,999.99 to $12,999.99 apiece, respectively, with additional computer and heating options also available. All models are scheduled for availability in Q1 2009.

“The desire for outdoor signage is booming, yet integrators and commercial customers up until now had very limited options when selecting a flat panel that meets their very specific needs,? explained Joe Pantel, Chief Executive Officer of Pantel Corp. “Pantel now has the answer. Our new digital signage-specific weatherproof LCD monitors are perfect for commercial applications such as movie theaters, amusement parks, concert venues, race tracks, sports arenas/stadiums, outdoor exhibitions, restaurants, bars, hotels, and more. They come available in both horizontal and vertical configurations with optional integrated CPUs to help run business-specific audio and video messaging, as well as available heating options for those applications where the climate necessitates it.?

Outdoor commercial advertising used to be a very concerning and expensive project due to the threat of unpredictable weather. “Up until recently, high definition televisions and monitors 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 added. “Our new digital signage monitors now allow businesses to break free from the hassle, excessive expense, and these constant concerns thrown at them by Mother Nature. We have designed and tested our products extensively to ensure they perform in both cold and heat extremes, as well as being protected from rain, snow, dirt, insects and other natural elements.?

Beyond being weatherproof, because many commercial outlets utilize video advertisements in an ongoing loop specific to their business (such as a movie theater promoting its current lineup or a restaurant promoting its menu), Pantel offers with its digital signage monitors an optional internal CPU package to run such audio and video advertisements.

Additional features of Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs include:
• Utilize high quality LG panels
• Contrast ratio: 1600:1
• Weatherproof (meets IP56 specifications)
- rain/snow shielded
- wind/dust shielded
- operable: -32 degrees to +145 degrees Fahrenheit
- storage: -40 degrees F to +160 degrees F (when left plugged in)
- heating system (optional; $1,499.99)
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Screen alignment: horizontal or vertical
• Touch system: optional
• CPU: Intel Celeron M440 1.86GHz 1ML2-Cache (optional; $1,499.99)
- Memory: 1 GB DDR2-667 ELPIDA
• VESA wall mount configuration: 600×400
• Super bright panel (850cd); can be used anywhere inside or outside; designed specifically for viewing outside during the middle of the day
• Ultra-Wide 88/88 degree (H/V) viewing angle
• Anti-glare/anti-reflective/anti-UV glass material for outdoor daytime use

“Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof TVs have already made their mark in the industry by providing a unique outdoor experience that is second-to-none,? concluded Pantel. “Now, our outdoor weatherproof digital signage monitors will change the way businesses market their products and services. With the weather being a threat to what businesses can do outside to advertise, Pantel now makes it easy without worry.?

All pricing and specifications subject to change without notice.

Pantel products are available 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
Pantel Corp., based in Orange County, Calif., is a worldwide leader in the design and distribution of high-end, weatherproof and water-resistant LCD television solutions and accessories for nearly unlimited indoor and outdoor applications. Pantel’s product line consists of five screen sizes of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs with integrated wireless distribution packages, four water/weatherproof “Mirror TV? screen sizes, wireless speakers, dust covers, consoles, and mounting solutions.

Pantel has created such products for use in both residential and commercial applications, such as in backyards, sports fields, restaurants, golf courses, amusement parks, and wherever entertainment, advertisement, and demonstrations would be hosted outdoors. Other such indoor residential and commercial applications include bathrooms/showers, spas, saunas, and wherever a customer wants video entertainment without fear of it being damaged by moisture.

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