Panasonic unveils new range of energy saving ECONAVI air conditioners

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At the recently concluded Architect 2013 exhibition held at the BMICH Colombo, Panasonic, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products, and Softlogic, Panasonic’s sole distributor in Sri Lanka, launched 10 new models of air conditioners under the ECONAVI series.

The new range of energy saving ECONAVI air conditioners boasts the temperature wave feature which can give even greater energy savings of up to 38%. Panasonic’s other unique feature, the intelligent inverter technology, can also save up to 50% more energy compared to non-inverter models.

The new range of ECONAVI air conditioners are equipped with smart eco sensors which effectively detect any wastage of energy according to room conditions. The human activity sensor and sunlight sensor monitor human activity, location, as well as the presence and intensity of sunlight in the room. This allows the air conditioner to automatically self-adjust its cooling power so as to save energy efficiently without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

“The introduction of these new models of ECONAVI air conditioners is in line with our goal of becoming the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry by 2018. We are confident that these eco-friendly energy saving products will significantly appeal to Sri Lankan consumers and encourage them to save energy without any sacrifice in their comfort and convenience levels,” said Maresuke Nagatoshi, Manager, Panasonic Asia Pacific, who participated in the event.

“We want to empower our consumers to play an active role in contributing to environmental sustainability. Through our dynamic technology, Panasonic hopes to contribute to the progress and development of society by enhancing the quality of life of our consumers.”

In addition to advancement in energy saving technologies, the 2013 models also introduce improvements to the unique nanoe-G (pronounced ‘nano-E-G’) air purification system. The new nanoe-G in-filter deactivation feature can eliminate up to 99% of bacteria and viruses trapped in the air conditioner filter, offering a more robust air purification system which keeps rooms clean always. The nanoe-G system also works effectively on micro organisms in the air and on surfaces.

The entire range of Panasonic ECONAVI inverter models (1.0HP to 2.5HP) and deluxe non-inverter models (1.0HP and 1.5HP) have been awarded 5-star product rating for its high energy efficiency by the Malaysia Energy Commission, based on the results of energy performance tests conducted by the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM).

At the Architect 2013 exhibition, Panasonic, which has participated in the event for the last five years, displayed the entire range of state-of-the-art products for housing and office solutions under the concept of ‘Every Building Matters’. The product range includes the new ECONAVI air conditioners, FSV Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioners, ceiling fans, ventilation fans, private branch exchange (pbx), cordless phones, fax machines, multi-function printers, surveillance cameras, and electronic whiteboard titled ‘Panaboard’.

“As one of the international leaders in innovation holding the number one market share in Japan and other major countries in Asia such as Malaysia and Thailand for most of the product categories on display, it is our responsibility to comply with strict environmental standards and meet the varied manufacturing requirements of each country, before installing our products in homes and offices. Panasonic is committed to offer our consumers the best solutions because, every building matters,” Nagatoshi commented further.

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields – consumer, components and devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended 31 March 2012.

Panasonic’s stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York stock exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018.

Softlogic is one of the leading, dynamic organisations in Sri Lanka today, having expanded and diversified into the growth sectors of the economy in terms of retail, healthcare, ICT, automobiles, leisure and finance and holds authorized distributorships for some key global brand names. Softlogic today employs over 6,000 people in its offices located in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Australia.