Nov 29, 2016

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Experience the Camera Sharing Service, "PaN," at the Mercedes-Benz Christmas Event in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has set up its camera sharing service, "PaN(*)" to provide an all-new photo experience at the "Mercedes-Benz Connection NEXTDOOR Star Garden," organized by Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.

The camera sharing service, "PaN", is a new service that allows visitors at tourist spots, theme parks, event venues, etc. to share the cameras installed in these locations. Visitors can take photographs from angles never before possible without having to carry equipment of their own. The photographs shot from these cameras can then be downloaded onto smartphones and PCs whenever, wherever. Panasonic developed this service in cooperation with NTT Communications Corporation and is currently conducting demonstration experiments in order to fully launch the service in 2017.

About the photo experience event

Nov. 30 (Wed) to Dec. 25 (Sun), 2016; 16:00~22:00 (registration closes at 21:30) (JST)
(No reservations necessary)
Mercedes-Benz brand communication center
At the Star Garden located within Mercedes-Benz Connection NEXTDOOR (Roppongi, Tokyo)
Roppongi 7-3-10, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel: +81-3-3478-8381
Website (Japanese):

One of the largest, Christmas wreaths in the world made of real pine trees shaped to resemble the Mercedes Benz's "three-pointed star" has been decorated with colorful, vivid Christmas ornaments and 15,000 LEDs. Visitors can step inside the wreath and using the camera sharing service, "PaN," they can take wide angle, aerial photos from the center of the wreath as well as close up selfies. This service is available free of charge and a digital copy of the photographs may be downloaded onto smartphones and PCs.

"PaN" creator, Akihiro Miyazaki, Manager of Technology Strategy Department of Groupwide CTO Office in Panasonic Corporation, commented, "This service places the PaN camera in tourist destinations, amusement parks, or at other events such as the one here, and lets people have fun taking selfies with the camera. The photographs can then be downloaded to your computer or smartphone through the cloud network. We hope that everyone can enjoy using this service, so we would like to place the PaN camera in various spots wherever you go by 2020. Your memories will be collected and always be stored by using this one card. That is PaN's appeal."

*PaN: Stands for Photo and Network. Combining Panasonic's photo technology and NTT Communications' cloud/network technologies, the PaN brings to life an all-new photo experience and cloud storage service.

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    A photograph of the entire wreath taken from above

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    A close-up photo of the visitors can also be taken at the same time

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    Pass a special shooting card in front of the barcode reader to start shooting

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    The shooting data can be downloaded at any time from the visitor's smartphone or computer

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    Image of the camera sharing service "PaN"

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    Camera sharing service "PaN" logo

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