Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) is bringing its extensive array of leading integrated security and video surveillance solutions to ISC West 2017, April 5th-7th at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Introductions to i-PRO Extreme series
Introduced to wide acclaim at ASIS International 2016, Panasonic will be showcasing new additions to its i-PRO Extreme technology platform which delivers a full H.265 system solution along with demonstrable enhancements in image quality, system reliability, IP security and embedded intelligence. Building on this initial introduction, Panasonic is pleased to announce the availability of its new i-PRO Extreme Recorder (WJ-NX400) and i-PRO Extreme Video Management Application (WV-ASM300), now making Panasonic one of the first surveillance solutions companies to be shipping a fully secure, end-to-end H.265 video surveillance platform including cameras, recorder and system software. In addition, all new i-PRO Extreme-based cameras and recorders now ship with a limited 5-year factory warranty.
Panasonic is also introducing its new extension software plug-in (WV-AS306) for the WV-AS300 Video Management Application. The plug-in enables Video Insight servers to be utilised as video recorders on i-PRO Extreme-based software clients (ASM300) adding flexible migration and system architecture options for i-PRO customers.
PTZ vehicle analytics plug-in
Also making its debut is an expanded line-up of new i-PRO Extreme cameras including Panasonic’s newest H.265 Extreme PTZ camera, featuring a powerful 40x optical zoom, gyro-driven zoom stabilisation, and an optional Vehicle Incident Detection Analytics plug-in. The new PTZ Vehicle Analytics plug-in is the latest addition to Panasonic’s full portfolio of Extreme Analytics technologies on exhibit at the show, which comprise a variety of solutions designed to automatically track both humans and vehicles, enhancing security efficiency and elevating situational awareness.
The new ASM300 software features an improved GUI design, integrated set-up and configuration functionality within the main GUI
WJ-NX400 i-PRO Extreme recorder
Now available for delivery is the new WJ-NX400 i-PRO Extreme H.265 Secure System Recorder, the much-anticipated successor of the long-standing WJ-ND400 i-PRO recorder. The new 64 Channel WJ-NX400 recorder features H.265/H.264 recording and increased recording bandwidth up to 384Mbps and field expandable up to 128 recording channels. It also includes an integrated GUI capability, enabling a complete Camera/Recorder/Viewing solution without the need for a separate PC client.
WV-ASM300 i-PRO Extreme video management application
Also available now is the new WV-ASM300 i-PRO Extreme H.265 Secure Video Management Software application, a major new update of Panasonic’s popular WV-ASM200 software. The new ASM300 software features an improved GUI design, integrated set-up and configuration functionality within the main GUI, a new time-line search capability and full H.265 compatibility among other improvements. ASM300 is a powerful Windows application that enables a secure, scalable H.265-ready, multi-camera, multi-recorder surveillance management environment and is fully compatible with Panasonic’s legacy i-PRO line of H.264 cameras, recorders and encoders.
Other Panasonic technology and solutions to be showcased in Booth #23057 include:
VI MonitorPlus VMS
Panasonic will be previewing VI MonitorPlus, the latest generation of VI’s open-platform video management software. Building on the success of VI’s current Monitor 6 software, VI MonitorPlus software represents a comprehensive ground-up redesign delivering enhanced performance and stability, increased scalability and offering new premium functionality for key vertical markets.
New VI Monitor Plus features include:
A highly durable mechanical design ensures a superior quality surveillance solution for outdoor applications
- New Client UI allows greater flexibility with UI customisation and graphics with clear separation between UI and application logic
- Full H.265/HEVC compatible support improves performance by reducing bandwidth and data storage requirements while supporting live video streaming, playback, clipping and snapshot creation
- GPU Hardware Acceleration assists in video image processing to free up server CPU resources for other tasks, enhancing scalability and lowering TCO
- Plug-in Ready allows users in specific markets to expand the functionality of the system, including Point of Sale, GPS Geolocation, FacePro analytics plug-ins and many more
- Enhanced Timeline identifies motion apart from general recordings, making locating and retrieving evidence quicker and easier
Panasonic continues to distribute the Video Insight VMS solution to the systems integrator channel with a bundled camera license for recent model i-PRO and all Advidia cameras providing wide camera compatibility and an excellent value proposition.
i-PRO Extreme X-series PTZ
The new i-PRO Extreme X-series PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras with optional Vehicle Incident Detection analytics feature a completely new imaging system based on Panasonic’s recently introduced high-performance i-PRO Extreme platform. Boasting an enhanced optics package, the new H.265/H.264 compatible outdoor PTZ cameras feature high-quality Full HD (WV-X6531N) and HD (WV-X6511N) video resolution with outstanding low light sensitivity of 0.015lx. Offering full 360° continuous panning and an ultra-long 40x optical zoom lens with integrated gyro-sensor, the new PTZ provides Intelligent Zoom Stabilisation (IZS) that produces remarkably stable images even at longer zoom distances. A highly durable mechanical design ensures a superior quality surveillance solution for outdoor applications.
Aero PTZ ruggedised camera
On exhibit and now available for shipping is Panasonic’s newest and most durable PTZ camera, the Aero PTZ (WV-SUD638). Designed for a wide range of extreme environments, the Aero PTZ provides full HD surveillance images at 60fps and includes a 30x optical zoom lens. The Aero PTZ is ideal for a variety of applications including ports, transit yards, airports, city surveillance, highways or any area or location prone to severe natural weather conditions or other factors that might wreak havoc on the operation and reliability of a typical video surveillance camera.
Aero PTZ incorporates a strong but lightweight fiberglass body enabling the camera to be resistant to salt-air corrosion conforming to ISO14993
First unveiled at ISC West 2016, the Panasonic Aero PTZ network camera provides reliable and sustainable operation for mission-critical and other applications under severe weather conditions, from rain and snow to extreme temperatures and hurricane force winds. Its highly rugged, 360-degree aerodynamic spherical surface design minimises drag for heightened mechanical stability in high winds and the camera features built-in image-stabilisation capability to maintain crisp images in the presence of mechanical vibration. Aero PTZ incorporates a strong but lightweight fiberglass body enabling the camera to be resistant to salt-air corrosion conforming to ISO14993. Further, the cameras wide operating temperature and rugged construction means it is resilient in arctic-to-desert climate ranges.
i-PRO transit solution
Panasonic’s ruggedised multi-channel mobile transit surveillance video recorder solution is supported by an Intel Core i7-based Platform with integrated 4-port PoE switch and wide DC input range (9V-36V). The Transit solution supports up to 16 IP network cameras with dual 2.5” storage bays and optional external MIC support. Solution cameras include the WV-SBV131M (1080p) resolution, WV-SBV111M (720p) resolution, and optional WV-SW458 (1080p) vandal resistant cameras, featuring H.264 streams, up to 30fps, a built-in SD Card slot for edge recording. In addition, their IP66 and EN50155 rated design, make them ideal for transportation applications. The platform specifications confirm to most major third-party VMS software requirements and is available through authorised Panasonic resellers.
Arbitrator MK3 body-worn camera
Panasonic’s next generation Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera (BWC) MK3 offers industry-leading battery life, durability and compatibility. Incorporating feedback from law enforcement agencies around the country, the Panasonic MK3 camera is designed to be rugged and reliable in any situation. New features of the Arbitrator BWC MK 3 include more than 12-hour battery life, IP67-rated design that makes the body-worn camera resistant when exposed to dirt, drops, water submersion and other environmental conditions, and compatibility with Panasonic’s Enterprise-Level Evidence Management Software and In-Vehicle recording systems.
Panasonic will showcase these and many other security solutions, analytics and software at this year’s ISC West.