SourceSecurity.com RSS - Panasonic Corporation of North America news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Panasonic Corporation of North America news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/co/panasonic-corporation-of-north-america.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2015 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Milestone XProtect IP VMS improves school security for San Diego Unified School District, Californiahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-12610-ga-co-2685-ga-co-2851-ga-co-2060-ga-co-1151-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9381-ga-co-9935-ga-co-3743-ga.18422.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-12610-ga-co-2685-ga-co-2851-ga-co-2060-ga-co-1151-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9381-ga-co-9935-ga-co-3743-ga.18422.htmlApplications NewsWed, 26 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Milestone XProtect VMS open platform allows schools to manage 1,169 video cameras from a mix of manufacturers</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has greatly improved security for the second largest school district in California. The San Diego Unified School District&rsquo;s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated, which was awkward and cumbersome. Programming cameras required navigating two operating...Frank De Fina – remembering a security industry iconhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12558-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9381-ga-sb.18268.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12558-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9381-ga-sb.18268.htmlSecurity BeatFri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Frank De Fina&rsquo;s death this week came as a shock to everyone in the security industry. The industry has lost both a giant presence and a good friend. He made his mark as a talented executive at some of the biggest companies in the security industry.</p> <p><strong>The &ldquo;Dark Restaurant Society&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>I saw Frank De Fina a lot in dark restaurants. I was honoured to be among the security industry journalists invited to his twice-yearly press dinners, held at nicely accoutred (if dimly lit) restaurants in places like Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas, wherever there was a security industry trade show.</p> <p>Frank named the gatherings the &ldquo;Dark Restaurant Society.&rdquo; More than anything else, it was a meeting of friends. Conversations could go in any direction, whether music (Frank Sinatra or Rock and Roll) or any number of other topics. Frank would hold court amidst a long table of journalists (some squinting to read the menu in the low light)....Matrix Comsec’s SATATYA interoperable with Panasonic IP camerashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8173-ga-co-6080-ga-npr.18044.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8173-ga-co-6080-ga-npr.18044.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Matrix Comsec is a leading manufacturer of enterprise-grade telecom and security solutions. The company has announced interoperability of SATATYA, its IP video surveillance solution with select models of Panasonic IP cameras. This interoperability, will offer customers the flexibility to have a wide range of IP cameras to choose from. Enterprise customers need flexibility in implementing video surveillance security due to their complex functioning and geographically scattered operations.</p> <p><strong>Supports camera configuration in three modes</strong></p> <p>Matrix SATATYA IPVS supports camera configuration in three modes - ONVIF, Brand Model and Generic. This interoperability is a part of Matrix R&amp;D teams&rsquo; overall objective of supporting cameras of established brands. This will offer the users the advantage of having the best of both worlds, i.e. best in class video recorders and IP cameras.</p> <p>&nbsp;Matrix tested the Panasonic IP Cameras to ensure the...Matrox demonstrates Mura IPX Series cards at InfoComm 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9825-ga-co-6080-ga.17775.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9825-ga-co-6080-ga.17775.htmlEvents NewsWed, 03 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img src="/images/moreimages/pressrelease_2015/June_2015/Matrox-logo-220x220.jpg" border="0" alt="Matrox&reg; Graphics Inc. recently announced Matrox Mura&trade; IPX Series, a new line of 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards that let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality, low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. The first two Mura IPX Series cards will be introduced at InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19, booth 4053). Designed to work with Mura MPX video wall capture and display boards and Matrox C-Series&trade; multi-display graphics cards, Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode functionality onto a single PCIe&reg; card to simplify integration and reduce installation costs. The MURA-IPX-I4DF 4K capture and IP decode board provides four HDMI 1.4a inputs for direct...Panasonic's Paul Schomburg receives SIA Statesman Awardhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-1508-ga.17542.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-1508-ga.17542.htmlEvents NewsFri, 08 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The SIA Public Policy Dinner is open to registered attendees of the SIA Government Summit</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/security-industry-association.html" class="blue_bold">Security Industry Association</a> (SIA) will honour Paul Schomburg, senior manager of government and public affairs at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/panasonic-corporation-of-north-america.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic Corp</a>. of North America, with the SIA Statesman Award during the SIA Public Policy...New features of Video Insight's Monitor v6 VMS to be showcased at ISC West 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3194-ga-co-3057-ga-co-6080-ga.17132.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3194-ga-co-3057-ga-co-6080-ga.17132.htmlEvents NewsFri, 10 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Visitors will get an opportunity to see how to save time and labour costs with the new camera configuration tool</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/video-insight-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Video Insight</a>, a leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance software, will showcase new features for VI Monitor v6 at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/isc-west-2015.html" class="blue_bold">ISC West 2015</a> in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted at the Sands Expo Center, ISC West is the leading event...Genetec’s unveils software-based LPR solution - AutoVu Plate Reader Cloudhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2566-ga-co-9935-ga-co-6080-ga-co-227-ga-npr.17074.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2566-ga-co-9935-ga-co-6080-ga-co-227-ga-npr.17074.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 08 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Genetec&trade;, a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions, recently announced AutoVu Plate Reader Cloud, a new software-based license plate recognition solution for its AutoVu Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system. This new module will allow customers to enhance standard IP video surveillance cameras with ALPR capabilities instead of requiring a specialised license plate recognition unit. AutoVu Plate Reader Cloud is expected to be available in the United States early summer 2015, with other regions to follow.</p> <p><strong>Recognising high-speed vehicles</strong></p> <p>AutoVu Plate Reader Cloud will offer an accessible solution that provides the same high accuracy delivered by AutoVu specialised units in situations where vehicles are moving at speeds of up to 15 MPH (25 km/h), such as parking lot monitoring, automatic gate or garage door operations and data mining, to name a few.</p> <p>The AutoVu Plate Reader Cloud ALPR engine will be hosted in the cloud,...Custom-built IP cameras to boost transport securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9935-ga-co-3289-ga-co-1277-ga.16121.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-6080-ga-co-9935-ga-co-3289-ga-co-1277-ga.16121.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr class="smalltxt"> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>The ability to clearly see facial features <br />and other identifying characteristics on <br />each passenger greatly enhances security</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Some of the video technology used in the transportation vertical is purpose-built, but the wide range of applications and environments is conducive to a variety of general-purpose technology, too.&nbsp;Leading IP camera makers like Axis, Sony and Panasonic have introduced new products to enhance safety and security of travel in &nbsp;trains, buses or other public transport systems.<br /><br /><strong>Axis Communications network solution for transportation</strong><br /> <p>Among <a...Hardware vs. software-based surveillance recorders: which is best for you?http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga.16567.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga.16567.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 299px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Coming of age: storage devices have evolved to better record, manage and play back high-quality images</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Video surveillance and security technology continues to come of age. The sophistication of cameras that have moved to high-definition, high-resolution, megapixel imagery has transformed what users see on playback and greatly enhanced the usability of recorded video feeds. As the evolution continues, from the early days of grainy footage and barely recognisable images to HD, Full HD and now Ultra HD (four times greater resolution than HD), perhaps the...Future optimistic for enhanced usage of security systems in transportationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-823-ga-co-1097-ga-co-1151-ga-co-6080-ga-co-1753-ga.16114.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-823-ga-co-1097-ga-co-1151-ga-co-6080-ga-co-1753-ga.16114.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 11 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 142px; height: 310px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Better, faster networking plays into the optimistic outlook for the transportation vertical</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Our market has plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of security systems in the transportation vertical. <em>&ldquo;Given the advances in processing power and technology, we can only imagine what the capability of an IP camera will be in five years,&rdquo;</em> comments Anthony Incorvati, business development manager, critical infrastructure and transportation, <a...Onboard surveillance offers high-quality video for transportation verticalhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1097-ga-co-9935-ga-co-6080-ga.16099.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1097-ga-co-9935-ga-co-6080-ga.16099.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 09 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 253px; height: 323px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>In-vehicle technology allows security officials to view live footage from the bus&rsquo; cameras during an emergency</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>One of the biggest security opportunities in transportation is onboard surveillance for buses and trains. While most transit organisations have invested heavily in <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/video-security-systems.html" class="blue_bold">video security</a> for facilities such as terminals and stations, far fewer have taken the next step and installed IP cameras...Making a move in education: Panasonic buys Video Insighthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-3057-ga.16464.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-3057-ga.16464.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 05 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Education is always a hot vertical market, so <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/panasonic-corporation-of-north-america.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic&rsquo;s</a> acquisition of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/video-insight-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Video Insight</a> is not a surprise considering the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/video-management-system" class="blue_bold">video management system (VMS)</a> supplier&rsquo;s popularity among school professionals. Panasonic cameras have been installed in a lot of schools, too, and the Japanese conglomerate has several other product categories that also play in the school market, such as interactive white boards, audio systems, etc.</p> <p>The surprising aspect of the acquisition, announced this week, is the purchase of an open-system VMS supplier by an equipment manufacturer (shades of <a...DVTEL webinar launch for United VMS 6.4 platformhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9665-ga-co-1277-ga-co-6080-ga-co-2988-ga-co-3415-ga.16461.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9665-ga-co-1277-ga-co-6080-ga-co-2988-ga-co-3415-ga.16461.htmlEvents NewsThu, 05 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 233px; height: 279px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Technical webinar to be conducted on 11 Feb 2015 will cover features and benefits of United VMS 6.4</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/dvtel-inc.html" class="blue_bold">DVTEL</a> announces the general availability of our United VMS 6.4 platform.</p> <p>The United VMS 6.4 platform allows to monitor all of their systems - whether Latitude, Horizon, or Meridian - concurrently, remotely, or locally over any network type.</p> <p><strong>Features &amp; benefits</strong></p> <ul>...Panasonic acquires VMS developer Video Insighthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-3057-ga.16440.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-co-3057-ga.16440.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 04 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The acquisition is part of Panasonic&rsquo;s strategy to expand business opportunities in the North American education market</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/panasonic-corporation-of-north-america.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic Corporation of North America</a> recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares of Houston, TX-based <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/video-insight-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Video Insight,...Panasonic introduces new i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic camerashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.16222.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.16222.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 15 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Panasonic System Communications Company of North America recently announced the immediate availability of its new i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFN480) and outdoor IP66 rated weather and vandal-resistant (WV-SFV481) fixed dome 360-degree cameras offering ultra-high resolution, ultra-sensitivity, ultra-intelligence and ultra-toughness.</p> <p>The WV-SFN480 and WV-SFV481 are the first of a series of models based on Panasonic&rsquo;s new, ground-breaking 12 megapixel sensor and 4K ULTRA HD engine. The cameras produce a 9MP (3K x 3K) Fisheye image at 15fps and a 4MP Fisheye image at 30fps to capture crisper edge-to-edge images that deliver virtually the same resolution and coverage area as four conventional 720p security cameras, thereby increasing system efficiency.</p> <p>The new half-inch 12MP image sensor delivers high-sensitivity at less than 0.4 lux for sharp images in colour and black-and-white. In the event the IR cut filter is removed to gain higher sensitivity...Exacq Technologies updates exacqVision 6.6 and Enterprise System Manager version 3.0 with ESM Failoverhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3094-ga-co-3107-ga-co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-10023-ga-co-1437-ga-co-1726-ga-co-1795-ga-co-6080-ga-npr.16140.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3094-ga-co-3107-ga-co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-10023-ga-co-1437-ga-co-1726-ga-co-1795-ga-co-6080-ga-npr.16140.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 12 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the ability to set up and manage failover on exacqVision servers with exacqVision 6.6 and Enterprise System Manager (ESM) version 3.0, a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision Enterprise networked video recorders (NVRs). The new exacqVision version 6.6 VMS (video management system) also includes updates to the views and event monitoring features in exacqVision, faster searching with the Exacq mobile app and additional updates to ESM.</p> <p>The new ESM failover functionality continually monitors exacqVision recorders. A system failure can be detected within 15-30 seconds and an actual failover to a spare server or servers can be automatically instigated in a matter of minutes. Failover functions include IP cameras, recording schedules, user rights, event linking, serial profiles, archiving configuration and more. Once the protected recorder is back online, ESM automatically transfers...Remote video monitoring – the smarter way to enhance business security effortshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga.13876.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga.13876.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 06 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 171px; height: 255px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Remote monitoring offers a multiplying effect on security efforts</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong><em>The growth of IP-based networks has made it possible for security professionals to easily monitor surveillance activity from any internet-enabled PC, smartphone, or tablet anytime, anyplace. More and more, businesses are realising that remote monitoring can have a significant impact on their bottom line. Whether you&rsquo;re a retail outlet, bank or hotel, remote monitoring offers a multiplying effect on security efforts and can help increase overall productivity among security staff, explains Dave Poulin, Director -...Innovations at ASIS 2014 leverage camera intelligence at the edgehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2214-ga-co-3107-ga-co-177-ga-co-227-ga-co-2679-ga-co-9619-ga-co-6080-ga-co-10885-ga-co-9381-ga-co-10820-ga-co-5384-ga-co-1090-ga-sb.15321.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2214-ga-co-3107-ga-co-177-ga-co-227-ga-co-2679-ga-co-9619-ga-co-6080-ga-co-10885-ga-co-9381-ga-co-10820-ga-co-5384-ga-co-1090-ga-sb.15321.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 02 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Video cameras were big news at the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/asis-international-2014.html" class="blue_bold">ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits</a> in Atlanta, but the eagerly anticipated new 4K Ultra-HD cameras took a back seat to other camera innovations, including a rash of new panoramic view cameras in various flavours and types (including faster frame rates) and a renewed emphasis on cameras as intelligent system components.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/samsung-techwin-america.html" class="blue_bold">Samsung</a> announced its new Open Platform program that leverages the added computing capacity of Samsung&rsquo;s WiseNetIII computer chip inside each camera to enable third party partners to add new features and functionalities at the edge. The Open Platform program can be compared to the &ldquo;apps&rdquo; approach familiar to smartphone and tablet consumers. In effect, new...New Panasonic WV-SFV631LT full HD fixed dome network camera unveiledhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.14924.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.14924.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 19 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, recently announced a new Full HD 1080p outdoor vandal resistant and waterproof Fixed Dome Network Camera (WV-SFV631LT). As the latest addition to its 6 Series i-PRO camera line, the new Fixed Dome Network Camera is IP66 rated water and dust resistant and features a built-in long-focus variable-focal lens providing advanced functionality.</p> <p>The WV-SFV631LT with its variable focal length of 9mm to 22mm is ideal for applications where the camera needs to produce an exceptional image but be located some distance from the subject, such as on a high ceiling in a large lobby.</p> <p>Leveraging Panasonic&rsquo;s advanced, next-generation UniPhier&reg; LSI processors, the new 6 Series camera delivers high definition video images in 1080p resolution and an up to 133dB of dynamic range thanks to its Enhanced Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS)...Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announces availability of its 3 Series HD Camerashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.14591.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6080-ga-npr.14591.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, recently announced the availability of its next-generation 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same high-performance UniPhier&reg; LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series line, the new 3 Series cameras provide the latest in high definition surveillance capabilities at a price point that is ideal for small to mid-sized enterprises, government and public safety applications.</p> <p>The new 3 Series cameras deliver high definition video images in 720p resolution and an up to 133dB of dynamic range thanks to its Enhanced Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technologies, making the 3 Series cameras ideal for low-lighting conditions. The 3 Series cameras produce high definition resolution at 60 frames per second, enabling the capture of exceptionally clear images of moving objects, and feature the ability to encode up to four simultaneous H.264...