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Panasonic Unveils New Breakthrough Imaging and Surveillance Solutions at ISC West 2014

Companies mentioned in this article: Panasonic Corporation of North America

LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated video surveillance systems, today announced the expansion of its broad security solutions portfolio at International Security Conference & Exposition 2014 (ISC West) taking place April 2-4 in Las Vegas. Panasonic’s booth (#14039) showcases a comprehensive set of surveillance products and technologies that capture, record, control and analyze surveillance video and audio enabling security professionals to maximize the effectiveness of their surveillance platform investment.

“At Panasonic, we take great pride in our ability to engineer enabling technologies that exceed the expectations of customers in a wide variety of industries and markets,” said Charlie Hare, Panasonic’s National Category Manager, Panasonic Security and Evidence Management Solutions. “Our exhibit this year at ISC West highlights our commitment to providing our customers and resellers with security solutions that deliver industry-leading imaging quality and performance.”

Panasonic’s booth will showcase a wide variety of new products and solutions, including:

Next-Generation 3 Series i-PRO Camera Platform: Panasonic’s new 3 Series cameras provide security professionals with exceptional high-definition video performance at a mid-level price point. Built-on the same next-generation UniPhier® platform as the recently introduced 6 Series models, the 3 Series cameras deliver high-definition 720p resolution video images at a fast 60 frames per second and feature Panasonic’s Enhanced Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technologies which provide up to 133dB of dynamic range, making the 3 Series cameras high-performers in very dynamic lighting environments. All 3 Series cameras exhibit increased light sensitivity producing color images in 0.01 lux environments and also include Multi-process Noise Reduction (MNR) and Super Chroma Compensation (SCC) technologies as standard features, ensuring both bright and dark image areas are faithfully reproduced with minimum video noise and accurate color even under low illumination. Like the 6 Series line, 3 Series models can encode up to four H.264 streams and up to six JPEG streams, greatly increasing recording, viewing and mobile streaming options. The new indoor vandal- (WV-SFR310; WV-SFR311), outdoor vandal- (WV-SFV310; WV-SFV311) and indoor dome non-vandal-resistant (WV-SFN310; WV-SFN311) models will be available in July 2014.

WJ-NV300 i-PRO SmartHD Network Disk Recorder: The next-generation of the popular WJ-NV200 recorder, the new WJ-NV300 network video recording solution is designed to deliver an all-in-one PC-less surveillance solution out of the box. The NV300 delivers full camera viewing, control and recording capabilities through a built-in mouse-driven graphical user interface now supporting dual screen HDMI outputs. Featuring a standard 16 channels of full HD recording and field-expandable up to 32 channels, the NV300 supports a total record rate of up to 128 bits per second, twice the rate of its predecessor, the NV200. Additional features include built-in 360 degree video de-warping when used with Panasonic’s line of 360 degree cameras and easy export of recorded video to SD Cards or USB Drives. Additionally, the NV300 recorder features powerful video search capabilities, built-in alarm input and output notifications, and flexible event recording options making it ideal for security professionals looking to deploy an extensible single-box solution to manage small and mid-sized video surveillance systems without undue system complexity. The NV300, as well as all current model Panasonic recorders, can be remotely accessed via Panasonic’s Security Viewer 2.0 App, which supports easy mobile camera monitoring and recorder management via Panasonic’s rugged Toughpad™ tablets and is now available for free on the Google® Play™ and Apple® app stores. The WJ-NV300 recorder will be available in July 2014 in both single and dual 3TB or 4TB configurations.

New 6 Series i-PRO Camera Platform: Panasonic is exhibiting the full line-up of its new flagship 6 Series cameras introduced earlier this year and demonstrating many of the advanced image performance features of the line. Available in indoor and outdoor vandal dome and indoor non-vandal dome versions, all 6 Series models feature next-generation UniPhier® LSI processors engineered to capture superior image quality under any lighting conditions. Complete with Enhanced Super Dynamic technology, built-in LED illumination, Auto Back Focus (ABF), motorized lens control, dual SDXC card capacity and field upgradable software APP capability, 6 Series cameras deliver exceptional video performance in a full-featured package, making them ideal for security applications requiring the best image quality and maximum system flexibility.

Panasonic will also be displaying its newest 6 Series model, which is scheduled for availability in September 2014, in a modular box style form factor. Complete will all the high-performance features of the 6 Series dome cameras, the new WV-SPN611 modular box camera model will feature an optional front cosmetic lens hood and IR illuminator add-on as well as an optional rear module supporting RS-485 control connectivity. Other front and rear modules will be announced later in the year.

WV-ASF900 FacePro™ Facial Search and Recognition System: Panasonic’s server-based facial recognition and matching platform enables high-speed facial search and matching on video from Panasonic i-PRO Cameras utilizing the Face Detection option. Boasting real-time processing capable of supporting up to 20 cameras per server, FacePro can execute high-speed searches of up to 1,000 registered reference faces on both live and recorded video and each server can store millions of detected face images depending on configuration. Reference face images can be selected from source video or imported via BMP, JPG and PNG files and can be searched for a match in a matter of seconds. In addition, this breakthrough technology allows for advanced age and gender analytics reporting and the ability to set flexible alarm triggers on matches using live cameras, making it ideal for campus security, airport, transit/public safety and enterprise applications. FacePro can support multiple simultaneous sessions using the Panasonic ASM200 and ASM970 client applications and is scheduled for release July 2014.

Mobile Control Room Solution: Enabling remote viewing and control of Panasonic IP-based i-PRO surveillance cameras and recorders using Panasonic Toughpad tablets, the Mobile Security Control Room solutions combine the ruggedness of Toughpad tablets with Panasonic’s advanced line of surveillance technology, providing a truly mobile platform for comprehensive monitoring and control. As demonstrated at ISC West, the solution offers remote access to live and recorded video feeds. On exhibit will be Panasonic’s fully-rugged Windows-based Toughpad FZ-M1, Toughpad FZ-G1 and the new 20-inch Toughpad 4K tablet running Panasonic’s full ASM200 client software and Toughpad FZ-A1 and FZ-B1 tablets running Panasonic’s Security Viewer 2.0. App, compatible with Android™ and iOS™ smartphones and tablets.

WV-ASR500 Scalable Network Video Surveillance Recording Solution: The WV-ASR500 software recording solution offers extensive versatility as an expandable Windows® server-based video recorder, providing customers with the flexibility required to build a powerful surveillance recording and monitoring installation around a single scalable software-based platform. When coupled with Panasonic’s ASM200 or ASM970 client applications, the ASR500 system serves as a complete video management (VMS) solution featuring broad support for IP cameras and encoders as well as integration with third-party security hardware and access control systems from a wide range of leading manufacturers. Additionally, Panasonic’s mobile control application for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets further enables users to view live and recorded video from up to 48 surveillance cameras from multiple ASR500 Series servers. The new WV-ASR500 systems are scheduled for release in July 2014.

WV-SW115 Super Dynamic HD Vandal Surface Mount Network Camera: Panasonic’s new low-profile weather- and vandal-resistant camera offers a wide 104° horizontal and 85° field of view while exhibiting very low optical distortion, utilizing a vandal-resistant IP66 rated (IK10) package to deliver excellent low light response at 720p resolution. In addition, Panasonic’s Super Dynamic Range technology, face detection capabilities and edge recording options further extend the versatility of these compact devices. Available now through Panasonic resellers, the new WV-SW115 cameras are ideal for video surveillance in confined public environments such as elevators or for use in applications such as ATM machine surveillance where a low-profile, vandal-resistant form factor and wide viewing angle is required.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic delivers reliable business technology solutions that connect data with decision makers to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at us.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI). As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.


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