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Panasonic introduces WV-SW598, i-Pro SmartHD surveillance solution

Published on 21 May, 2013

Built to withstand extreme operating temperatures ranging from -50°C to +55°C, Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU) is proud to introduce the latest addition in the i-Pro SmartHD range of surveillance solutions, the WV-SW598. 

With full ratification from ONVIF, the specification that defines a common protocol for network video devices including automatic device discovery, video streaming and intelligence metadata, PSCEU promises installers and end users some of the most advanced features and best return on investment available in the security technology market today.

Seamless continuity of FULL HD images even in the most extreme environments

With Ingress Protection Rating certified at IP66, the new Panasonic WV-SW598 takes extreme resistance against the elements to the next level by guaranteeing total dust tightness, with no ingress of dust possible, as well as total protection against any harmful effect on the camera’s enclosure caused by even the most powerful jets of water blasted at it from any direction. This means that when located in highly inhospitable positions like high roofing edges unsheltered by roofing eves, even in violent storms, the WV-SW598 will provide the continuity of service needed to meet the highest expectations in the security industry.

Up to 1,920 x 1,080 HD resolution images are delivered across the network through multiple H.264 and JPEG encoded streams for simultaneous real time monitoring and HD recording which is powered by UniPhier, the proprietary Panasonic system LSI platform. At 1080p full-HD resolution, progressive scan images are produced at no less than 30 frames per second, enabling security professionals to see every detail and movement necessary to provide the best possible surveillance recording and monitoring and resulting in better delivery of total security management.

Enhanced zoom, MEGA SuperDynamic range and a host of intelligent features

With a massive optical zoom range of 30x as standard, plus a 12x digital zoom capability it is possible to achieve up to 1080x zoom in VGA resolution. What’s more, with an advanced track and trace feature an electronic handshake between cameras sends an alarm to up to 8x cameras in sequence to pick up the surveillance of a suspect moving between camera coverage zones. Plus, with Panasonic MEGA SuperDynamic Range and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technology on board, the WV-SW598 delivers 128x wider dynamic range compared with conventional surveillance cameras. Face Super Dynamic technology is designed to ensure the clearest facial images are reproduced, whilst high sensitivity functionality is possible with 0.5lux sensitivity in colour mode and 0.06lux in mono at F-stop 1.6 aperture providing true 24 hour day/night performance.

360° endless panning and PTZ control is both smooth and progressive with 16 speeds of pan/tilt and new “Drag and Zoom” operation enabling finer control. Up to 256 control speeds are available when used with the WV-CU950 Ethernet system controller and with Advanced Auto Tracking the camera will automatically pans and tilt to follow a moving subject keeping it within the centre of the image.

An intelligent solution for the smartest installers

Jeroen Cleijne, Security Product Manager at Panasonic System Company Europe explains: “This really is an incredible surveillance camera, it’s really tough and it’s packed with the most advanced features available anywhere. The full technical specification of the WV-SW598 is available on our website and we are expecting a huge response, especially from top tier installers who are seeking the highest quality solutions and the greatest return on their customers’ investments. The camera features our newly developed 2.4 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor and numerous other features in direct response to what the security industry has asked for.”

The latest in the Panasonic i-Pro SmartHD range comes fully supplied with all accessories including alarm cable, connector kit and front and rear sunshields. With the WV-Q122A bracket readily available for installers seeking to wall mount the device, every detail has been taken into account and it’s clear that as the latest Panasonic intelligent i-Pro SmartHD WV-SW598 will be specified by the smartest of installers seeking to deliver the very best outdoor surveillance available.

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