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Panasonic introduces new energy-saving technology

Wednesday, February 29, 2012    

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WORLD-leading electronics brand Panasonic has introduced its latest energy-saving technology — Econavi — as it continues to raise the bar on consumer 'green' appliances.

A news release from Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) — the exclusive dealers of Panasonic air conditioning in Jamaica — explained that Econavi (eco-navigation) is a combination of precision sensor technology and program control software that help conserve energy by adjusting and optimising appliance operations according to individual usage and environmental conditions.

The Econavi line functions across a range of home appliances, including refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines as well as air-conditioning units.

"Panasonic has again changed the game with their new energy-saving technology. They add up in savings, but do not skip on comfort," said John Walter, commercial operations manager at ATL.

"The Panasonic Econavi air-conditioner line boasts one of the largest energy savings in its class in the world today, up to 30 per cent," Walter said, adding that it is currently available at ATL.

"Its powerful sensor can detect and self-adjust the airflow accordingly to suit to the level of movement and activity in the room," Walter explained. "This technology, undoubtedly, is a stellar plus for our local market where energy bills are considerably exorbitant and fickle."

Panasonic, which has set its projection in becoming the world's number one green-technology company by its 100th anniversary in 2018, has made remarkable strides in eco-innovation and expects to generate about 60 per cent of its revenue this year from environmentally safe products.

"The environment is a key factor in all our business activities and we encourage eco-innovation," said Hiroki Kaji, president of Panasonic Latin America. "With this in mind, our goal is to become the number one green technology company in the electronics industry, leading green innovation for individual lifestyles."

Through its exclusive 40-year strong partnership with ATL, Panasonic has been making steady 'green' impact in Jamaica, most notably with the launch of the Panasonic Eco-Village at Sandals Montego Bay.

"Jamaica's first eco-village resort, the revolutionary accommodation offers two fully solar-powered, luxurious Presidential Suites designed to provide guests with a relaxing and comfortable space while reducing their carbon footprint," the news release said.

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