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Panasonic to Launch Flagship Devices in India

To give users an enhanced user experience with AI, Panasonic recently launched smartphones equipped with "Arbo" - an in-house AI-based virtual assistant

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Panasonic. IANS

After creating its space in the entry-level and mid-price segment, Panasonic is geared up to launch two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled premium smartphones in the Indian market on October 4.

The flagship devices will hit the shelves next month as the festive season inches closer, industry sources told IANS on Monday.

The devices sporting stainless steel body will have features like wireless charging and other top-of-the-line specifications.

The Japanese technology company’s foray into the mid-price and premium segment comes on the heels of strengthening its distribution network that takes care of 80 per cent of its smartphone business in India.

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The flagship devices will hit the shelves next month as the festive season inches closer, industry sources told IANS on Monday. (IANS)

In a recent interview with IANS, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, had aspired to to be in the top 10 brands in India.

“Distribution is our core strength and currently 80 per cent of the business comes from our distribution channel network and 20 per cent from the online channel. Going forward, we believe online will grow up to 30 percent,” Rana had anticipated.

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To give users an enhanced user experience with AI, Panasonic recently launched smartphones equipped with “Arbo” – an in-house AI-based virtual assistant.

“With ‘Arbo’, we began positioning of intelligent phones and, because of this, we were able to spread our wings in the market very quickly,” Rana said. (IANS)

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Panasonic Boosts Smart Factory Business in India

Panasonic also plans to open a technical centre for its smart factory solutions which will act as a strategic base that validates smart factories with customers and be used as a training centre

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Panasonic also launches mobile computing devices in India. Flickr

Targeting Rs.1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.

The smart factory solutions proposition will enable Panasonic to deliver high value-added smart solutions and services along with world-class hardware to the manufacturing industry, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.

The company targets to achieve Rs 1,000 crore in revenue from its smart factory business in the next three years in India, with solutions and digital manufacturing expected to contribute 15 per cent to the total smart factory business revenue.

“India is adopting new-age technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI and others at a rapid pace and we will only see more investment in these technologies as we move forward,” said Hiroyuki Aota, President and CEO, Global Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions.

“To be able to cater to these growing demands, having the right and smart capabilities in manufacturing will be key, and this is what we are addressing today,” he added.

The smart factory solutions mean integrated line management system (ILNB), automated process tracker, digital reporting system and more.

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Panasonic. IANS

Panasonic’s recently introduced solution ILNB can communicate with the entire line of machinery and can automate up to 70-80 per cent of manual processes.

The digital reporting system allows real-time access to information, helping build agility and overall transparency of systems.

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“The key technology to realise a Smart Factory is to connect various equipments through the Internet of Things (IoT), synchronize them and collect and control data in real time for entire production processes,” said Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India.

Panasonic also plans to open a technical centre for its smart factory solutions which will act as a strategic base that validates smart factories with customers and be used as a training centre. (IANS)