Panasonic pushes innovation and analytics at IFSEC

Panasonic System Communications Europe IFSEC 2013Panasonic gave IFSEC visitors the chance to see its award-winning Full-HD cameras, a new line-up of i-Pro SmartHD surveillance cameras and experience Business Video Intelligence System (BVIS) analytics.

Visitors to Panasonic’s stand at Birmingham’s NEC could experience a host of the innovative surveillance solutions and speak to experts about transforming security using the latest technologies.

Highlights on the stand included Panasonic’s latest i-Pro SmartHD range of surveillance solutions, the WV-SW598, which boasts advanced features and has been built to withstand the elements.

The devices were developed to operate in temperatures ranging from -50c to +55c and Panasonic guarantees total dust tightness as well as total protection against water. According to the manufacturer, this means the WV-SW598 excels in inhospitable areas such as roofing edges and can operate in even the most extreme weather scenarios.

The WV-SW598 can produce images at 30 frames per second at 1080p full-HD resolution and offers an optical zoom of 30x as standard which, coupled with a 12x zoom digital capability, can achieve up to 1080x zoom in VGA resolution. Panasonic claims it indeed is the first camera in the industry to offer 30x optical zoom in Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution.

A ‘track and trace’ capability means cameras can send alarms between each other on the network for surveillance of suspects moving between camera coverage zones. In addition, the WV-SW598 can deliver 128x wider dynamic range and smooth 360-degree endless panning and PTZ.

Also on show was the new WV-SW400/WV-SF400 series of i-Pro Smart HD 360-degree network dome cameras, boasting 128x dynamic range and 360-degree monitoring capability.

Panasonic claims the devices can increase efficiency of surveillance while reducing costs for the user as they can produce 1080p HD images and have integrated face detection and mega super dynamic range for clear facial identification images.

In addition, the series can be programmed to trigger alarms based on pre-selected areas to reduce response times to security concerns and feature a vandal-resistant shutter which can be opened and closed as necessary.

Panasonic gave visitors to its IFSEC stand the opportunity to witness how video analytics can be utilised across broad range of industries through its BVIS. Demonstrations showed BVIS benefitting across the verticals of retail, baking, transport and logistics.

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