Panasonic System Communications Company Europe News

Panasonic helps reduce hooliganism and increase safety at Danish Superliga football club Brøndby IF

The Danish Superliga football club Brøndby IF were aware that family attendance had fallen at some of the more high-profile games, such as the local derby with F.C. Copenhagen, due to concerns over hooliganism and safety. With an average attendance of 14,000 people per game, and up to 100 registered persons on the stadium blacklist for causing trouble, the football club wanted to find a way to make genuine fans feel safer by preventing problems before they could occur. Improving security...

Panasonic security cameras and FacePRO facial recognition software ensure enhanced security at Danish Football Stadium

Danish Superliga football club Brøndby IF’s stadium is the first in Denmark to utilise facial recognition technology, provided by Panasonic, to ensure a safer stadium experience and alleviate the strain placed on staff during high profile matches. Panasonic security cameras The system is being deployed to automate the process of identifying blacklisted persons and prevent them from entering the stadium, a task which was previously undertaken manually by security personnel. Panason...

Panasonic announces unveiling high-tech ultra-wide angle PTZ camera at InfoComm 2019

Panasonic Business has announced the latest addition to its PTZ camera range at InfoComm 2019, with the brand new AW-UE4 set to enhance the flexibility and usability of filming solutions for AV professionals. AW-UE4 PTZ camera In celebration of the ten year anniversary of Panasonic’s PTZ camera range, the AW-UE4WG/KG has been revealed as the successor to the popular AW-HE2 remote camera, offering upgraded features which include 4K resolution and an ultra-wide viewing angle of 111 degrees...

Panasonic sells large quantity of AW-UE150 and AW-HE130 PTZ cameras to ES Broadcast Hire

ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast hire division, announces the purchase of a large quantity of Panasonic’s AW-UE150 and AW-HE130 PTZ cameras, for high-end 4K and Full-HD remote production across a range of verticals. The announcement coincides with the company’s ‘4K Fact or Fiction: A Live Production Showcase’ which took place on the 9th May. The Panasonic’s PTZ camera line-up has been recognised as an essential addition to ES Broadcast’s dry h...

Panasonic expands the i-Pro Extreme series with six new cameras featuring IR illumination

Panasonic has expanded the i-Pro Extreme series with six new compact models which feature Infra-Red (IR) illumination, to provide accurate colour footage both day and night. This makes the range suited to high end surveillance applications, where the reliability of evidence is paramount should incidents occur. The inbuilt colour night vision functionality improves the user’s ability to distinguish between shades of clothing and cars in extreme low light environments (minimum luminance req...

Panasonic’s facial recognition technology helps Jumbo Ten Brink Food win the safest store award in the Netherlands

Jumbo Ten Brink Food introduced the face server into their store environment in March 2017 after discovering that almost 80% of shoplifting took place via large shopping bags. Since then, Jumbo has installed 80 Panasonic cameras in-store, helping them to win the award. Previously recognised by the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) as the most accurate on the market, Panasonic’s face server uses deep learning technology which maximises the performance of the core engine to...

Panasonic opens customer experience centre in Bracknell to showcase its B2B solutions

Panasonic Business opens the doors to its new Customer Experience Centre in Bracknell, showcasing its range of cutting edge B2B solutions both physically and virtually. Situated at the new UK headquarters on Western Road, Bracknell, the Customer Experience Centre is experienced as two zones. The first is an immersive 270 degree interactive presentation space, built around eight separate virtual vertical environments, and a demonstration space that allows customers to get hands-on with the lates...

Panasonic's new upgrade to EVA1 camera features HEVC H.265 codec

Panasonic has announced its third firmware upgrade to the EVA1 camera which provides greater cost efficiency and futureproofing for the handheld cinema camera. The free upgrade is available this month, with a key feature being a new HEVC H.265 codec that can record in 4K 50p/60p video with 4:2:0 10bit video sampling. Compared to the H.264 codec in version two, this allows up to twice the amount of compressed data, while maintaining the same high-quality video resolution. EVA1 camera upgrade N...

ONVIF holds 10th Annual Meeting to elect new committee members and recognise individuals from its technical committees

ONVIF, global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November this year, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an advancement which represents how ONVIF keeps pace with technological advancements that affect product development and interoperability between IP-based physical security products. Profile T for...

TCA installs Panasonic CCTV cameras with ClearSight coating, saving thousands of Euros

TCA, the provider of security services for North Lanarkshire Council, has seen savings of around £50,000 a year, after installing 300 Panasonic CCTV cameras, waterproofed with a unique ClearSight coating. Located east of Glasgow, North Lanarkshire has challenging weather conditions for any technology, which has previously hindered the provision of cost-effective security in the area. High levels of rain resulted in watermarks, dust spots and condensation, which meant heavy maintenance bur...

Panasonic’s cyber security and secure communication platform felicitated at IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018

Panasonic’s secure communication platform has been named as the holistic security system of the year at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. Cyber security deterrents The package of cyber security deterrents was developed to mitigate the risk of attacks on IP surveillance systems and protects against video tampering, altering, spoofing and snooping. All firmware is encrypted to reduce the possibility of it being downloaded from the manufacturer’s website and d...

Zetes installs turnstiles with Panasonic’s facial recognition technology at RWD Molenbeek

Season-ticket holders at Belgian football club RWD Molenbeek will soon find it easier to enter the stands at their stadium, thanks to facial recognition technology that is set to be introduced at the turnstiles. Although the project is still in the test phase, fans ordering their season tickets on-line can already upload an ID photo. This photo will be compared in real time with images taken by two cameras installed in the season-ticket holders’ queue at the stadium entrance, allowing sup...