AGISAT Serves Italian Mobile Market with Panasonic P2

Wiesbaden, (PresseBox) - Italian satellite and ENG service provider AGISAT has installed tapeless Panasonic P2 technology to provide a mobile service for its roster of major international broadcast customers. AGISAT® will initially deploy two AG-HPX500E cameras, one AJ-HPM110E player/recorder, one AV-HS400E mixer and two BT-LH80WE monitors in its P2 mobile unit in news and sports productions for Mediaset, BBC and NHK.

"We expect Panasonic's P2 to become the standard in this industry," said Stefano Sestini, AGISAT's CEO. "Our broadcast customers are very happy for us to be using P2 for acquisition because of its deserved reputation for quality, and for us, it's fast and convenient to work with."

The AG-HPX500E camera features a 2/3-inch lens mount that accepts interchangeable lenses, HD/SD multi-format compatibility with 50/60-Hz selectability and a variable frame rate function with cine-like picture quality. Equipped with four P2 card slots, the AG-HPX500E allows extended HD recording time and delivers the high reliability, quick recording starts and IT benefits that distinguish P2 and revolutionise the recording and editing workflow.

"P2 technology offers particular benefits in mobile operations," said Jaume Rey, director of Panasonic's Professional and Broadcast IT Systems Business Unit (PBITS). "AGISAT's productions with its major broadcast customers exemplify the widespread consensus that P2 is the outstanding format for production today."

More information is available at www.panasonic-broadcast.com or by calling +49 (611) 235 481.

About AGISAT
AGISAT, with headquarters in Florence, Italy, and operationally located in Arezzo, provides SNG HD/SD satellite services and ENG facilities from Tuscany to all Europe and the rest of the world. For more information visit the company's Web site: http://www.agisat.com or write to agisat@agisat.com.

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Panasonic is a brand name for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd. of Japan (MEI), one of the world's largest manufacturers of consumer electronics and ranked third on the Fortune 500 Electronics and Electrical Equipment Index. The company was founded in 1918 in Osaka, Japan, by Konosuke Matsushita and has grown from just three employees to more than 328,645 people worldwide. Panasonic has been operating in Europe since 1962, when it established its first sales office in Hamburg, Germany. The company's presence has increased throughout Europe following major investment programmes in manufacturing and sales operations.

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