Panasonic is a provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises. Today, the company was proud to announce the release of their latest plasma HDTV line, the PH30. This series includes two new displays, the TH-42PH30U and TH-50PH30U, which measure 42 and 50 inches, respectively. Both displays feature a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and an impressive 2000000:1 contrast ratio. These displays are not intended for home entertainment, but instead are more geared towards advertising and public areas like bars, restaurants, and so forth. The series was built for longevity and to be eco-friendly. The screens are expected to last up to 100000 hours, which is a huge improvement over the typical 60000 hours for most TVs. â€œWith the PH30 Series, Panasonic can offer its customers top-of-the-line plasma picture quality in an energy-efficient and economically priced package,â€ said Rick Albert, VP Sales, Professional Display Solutions. â€œThese new displays help diversify our product offering, helping to make sure our customers are outfitted with the right solutions to fit their individual needs.â€ The TH-42PH30U and TH-50PH30U are available now for $880 and $1200, respectively.