Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America, a global pioneer in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, announces their new i-PRO S-series line of network cameras. With the new i-PRO S-series, the AI processing found in Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions’ premium products is available in their mid-range line of cameras, the S-series. Built-in AI operations The new i-PRO S-series comes with a built-in AI processor that transforms the camera into an edge-computing device to improve surveillance operations, and it also offers the ability to select and install third-party applications without a cloud- or server-based connection. Low-light image optimisation The new i-PRO S-series cameras provide stronger H.265 coding efficiency to conserve network bandwidth and server storage capacities, and stronger image processing optimisation allows them to adapt to changing environments. This means these new cameras produce clearer images with less noise even in low-light conditions. Sound classification The new i-PRO S-series is an extension of the flagship line of network cameras, the S-series Another addition to this new line is sound classification, which allows setting alarms for targeted sounds, such as gunshots, yelling, vehicle horns, and glass breaking, using an external mic. Plus, the new i-PRO S-series is compatible with i-PRO’s multi AI system, a time-saving search function that quickly finds people or vehicles through the video management software, Video Insight, and Genetec. Flagship network cameras “The new i-PRO S-series is an extension of our flagship line of network cameras, the S-series. This new line allows everyone the opportunity to experience the power of edge-computing technology,” said Bill Brennan, President, Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corp. of America. “At i-PRO, we believe that security is the top priority and offering premium features in our mid-range line of cameras allows more access to the technology that helps create a safer world.” Availability The new i-PRO S-series is currently available in three models, indoor dome, indoor vandal dome, and indoor box. With premium features now available in their most popular line, the new i-PRO S-series is setting the standard in surveillance cameras.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America, a pioneer of advanced sensing technologies, continues to expand its portfolio of AI-driven analytics that provide higher levels of intelligence to the company's unique offering of holistic solutions. The addition of intelligent analytics continues to drive a shift in emphasis from conventional surveillance and security monitoring operations to proactive predictive analysis and business intelligence applications that further leverage the versatility of i-PRO system solutions. Improving business operations "New AI solutions provide the means to leverage organisations' current investments in technology to further protect people, property, and assets from new and emerging threats," said Bill Brennan, President, Panasonic i-PRO. "At the same time, these very same AI solutions enable users to go beyond traditional security to deliver insights and intelligence enabling them to improve their business operations." These very same AI solutions enable users to go beyond traditional security to deliver insights" While artificial intelligence offers the power to drive a vast array of analytics solutions, many of the newest technology developments have been driven by the security and health safety challenges faced by businesses, organisations, and government agencies. Privacy concerns around facial recognition, detection and identification of individuals not complying with face mask mandates, and detecting when an individual has an elevated body temperature are among the many areas of focus for i-PRO AI solutions. AI network cameras i-PRO FacePRO facial recognition analytics employ AI and deep learning to recognise and authenticate the identity of an individual. The powerful software can identify a person even if their face is partially covered, if they are at an obscure camera angle or if they have aged - even over a significant number of years. Panasonic i-PRO also offers new extension software for its AI network cameras to detect if an individual is not wearing a mask. This is a critical feature for facilities and businesses that require masks to be worn upon entry, and in many cases is mandated by local or regional law. The advent of such powerful facial recognition has created more awareness around concern for the privacy of innocent individuals captured on video used for investigations and as evidence in public hearings or trials. Video management system Panasonic i-PRO offers an AI-assisted redaction plug-in for the Video Insight video management system (VMS) To help protect an individual’s privacy, Panasonic i-PRO offers an AI-assisted redaction plug-in for the Video Insight video management system (VMS). This software enables automatic redaction of faces on video, which saves hours of time for security personnel and law enforcement agencies, schools, municipalities, correction facilities, and others in responding to FOIA or FERPA requests. Through a partnership with MOBOTIX, i-PRO is now offering a new thermal camera solution to help organisations maintain the health safety of those entering their facilities. This solution combines MOBOTIX M16/S16 cameras with a new plug-in from Panasonic i-PRO's Video Insight video management system to automatically detect when an individual's body temperature exceeds a pre-set threshold and provides an alert to the appropriate personnel. This new solution offers businesses, schools, retail stores, and other public facilities another tool to keep their staff and guests safe. Motion detection analytics Panasonic i-PRO offers powerful and versatile AI-VMD extension software for a wide range of the company's AI network cameras. Far beyond conventional motion detection analytics, I-VMD provides multiple modes to detect intruders, loitering, the direction of an object's movement, if an individual has crossed a predetermined line, suspicious objects left behind, scene change if a camera is moved or covered, people counting, heat-mapping, and moving object remover to remove people from images and only show the background scene. Panasonic i-PRO offers powerful and versatile AI-VMD extension software for the company's AI network cameras This powerful suite of intelligent analytics adds further depth to any organisation's or municipality's situational awareness, increasing security and safety, and providing new data sources for numerous business intelligence applications. New sensor technologies and solutions can provide a wealth of data, effectively increasing situational awareness through autonomous detection. Advanced systems technology Through integration with the open platform, Panasonic i-PRO Video Insight VMS and MonitorCast access control, and intelligent Panasonic i-PRO AI cameras, security professionals can benefit from audio analytics that detects screams, gunshots, explosions, and glass breaking, along with environmental sensors that detect noxious fumes and gasses, smoke, vibrations from explosions or earthquakes and more. "This is the future of systems technology as physical security continues to converge with and deliver business intelligence," said Brennan. "Panasonic i-PRO will continue to support the development and integration of new AI-driven solutions to provide our customers around the world with the most advanced systems technology available."
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America announces the availability of a new thermal camera solution aimed at helping organisations maintain the health and safety of those entering their facilities. This solution combines MOBOTIX M16/S16 cameras with the functionality of a new plug-in from Panasonic i-PRO's Video Insight video management systems (VMS) to automatically detect when an individual's body temperature exceeds a pre-set threshold and provides an alert to the appropriate personnel. Combined functionality trigger "We are committed to developing and delivering better solutions to help organisations restore and maintain operations during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic," said Bill Brennan, President, Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America. "Our new Video Insight plug-in for MOBOTIX offers businesses, schools, retail stores, and other public facilities another tool to keep their staff and guests safe." Panasonic i-PRO's Video Insight VMS plug-in and MOBOTIX thermal cameras combined functionality trigger an alarm when a user-defined, pre-set temperature threshold is detected. The solution can define multiple areas of interest to set up temperature readings and can be set up in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. The system also allows one to edit the temperature threshold and review the detailed thermal readings at any time.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America announces the introduction of their new body-worn camera for law enforcement applications. Designed to provide officers and agencies with a superior solution for evidence collection and documentation, the new i-PRO BWC4000 features a 12-hour detachable battery that can be swapped quickly in the field with a compact spare. “Our new i-PRO BWC4000 equips law enforcement professionals with the superior video technology they need to help them capture and document evidence and interactions with the public,” said Bill Brennan, President of Panasonic i-PRO. “By extending battery life to 12-hours, law enforcement professionals can maintain their focus on public safety without the distraction of recharging dead batteries on long shifts.” Clear audio recording For crystal clear audio recording, the unit also incorporates four microphones with advanced noise reduction The i-PRO BWC4000 is packed with features to deliver the most dependable and reliable solution for evidence capture and documentation. To facilitate video storage and search, officers can quickly tag videos with essential metadata using a convenient and easy-to-use LCD menu. Recording in the MP4 video file format, the i-PRO BWC4000 offers H.264/H.265 video compression to maximise recording capacity in 1080p, 720p or 360p HD resolution while minimising bandwidth needs. Recording can be done in either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. Designed to perform in even in the most challenging outdoor environments, the i-PRO BWC4000 is IP67/MIL-STD-810H rated to provide officers with a more reliable way to capture video. For crystal clear audio recording, the unit also incorporates four microphones with advanced noise reduction. Digital evidence management software Hands-free recording activation and the Klick Fast mounting system enable officers to initiate evidence capture swiftly and easily, while the easy-to-read LCD status screen provides detailed verification of battery life, remaining recording capacity, operation mode, status, and more. The i-PRO BWC4000 also offers built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The i-PRO BWC4000 integrates seamlessly with i-PRO’s Unified Digital Evidence management software. It also works in unison with the Arbitrator in-car video system and i-PRO fixed surveillance cameras to form a unified management platform that preserves the chain of custody.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America is reaffirming its position as a recognised provider of advanced technology solutions for law enforcement applications at IACP 2020 with the introduction of the BWC4000. This new body-worn camera features a unique 12-hour field-swappable battery, providing law enforcement and security officers with extended camera operation without having to deal with cumbersome charging cables. All they need to do is quickly and easily swap a discharged battery with a charged replacement if they remain in the field for more than 12 hours. Law enforcement challenges The new i-PRO BWC4000 also features the ability to quickly tag videos with essential metadata “Panasonic i-PRO is a new highly versatile and agile company structured to establish and implement new innovative technologies and strategies for specific market applications, such as public safety and secure cities, that deliver higher ROI and lower TCO,” said Bill Brennan, President, Panasonic i-PRO. "This represents a significant shift in vision for our organisation as demonstrated by the addition of the next generation i-PRO BWC4000 to our continually expanding portfolio of solutions for longstanding and emerging law enforcement challenges.” Fixed-surveillance cameras The new i-PRO BWC4000 also features the ability to quickly tag videos with essential metadata using an easy-to-use LCD menu; MP4 file recording; H.264/H.265 video compression to maximise recording capacity; and 1080p, 720p or 360p HD resolution in either the 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. For use in harsh conditions, the new BWC4000 is built to the demanding MIL-STD 810H military testing standard with an IP67 weather-resistant rating. For added deployment versatility, the new BWC4000 also offers built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and much more. Part of a comprehensive system solution, the new BWC4000 seamlessly integrates with i-PRO’s Unified Digital Evidence management software. It also works in unison with the Arbitrator in-car video systems and i-PRO’s fixed-surveillance cameras to form a unified evidence management platform that preserves the chain of custody.
Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America, formerly Panasonic Security Group in the U.S. and now branded as i-PRO, is launching its new series of surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) engines. The new i-PRO X-Series enable analytical applications on the network edge, further optimising performance, system bandwidth and storage requirements. “Our new i-PRO X-Series take imaging to a whole new level by providing intelligent video analytics at the edge while maximising network and bandwidth efficiencies,” said Bill Brennan, President, Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corporation of America. “The introduction of these intelligent edge devices is indicative of the new direction we are taking with the formation of our new company, i-PRO, to deliver proactive security with cutting-edge technology.” Optimise video compression A new software development kit (SDK) is also available for third parties to develop compatible software The new i-PRO X-Series employ an AI engine with on-board analytics to detect suspicious changes in scenes, automatically adjust image settings of the scene being analysed, and optimise video compression to conserve network bandwidth and server storage capacities. The new cameras can install up to three video analytics applications, with two applications available in July. The two analytics now available include: Intrusion Detection, capable of detecting any human, vehicle, two-wheel motorcycle or bicycle; and Privacy Masking to detect and recognise human figures in a video scene and pixelate their figures or faces for privacy protection. A new software development kit (SDK) is also available for third parties to develop compatible software. Outdoor vandal-resistant dome The new i-PRO Extreme X-Series includes six new models with 5MP or 4K resolutions in indoor and outdoor vandal-resistant dome or box configurations. The 5MP models will be available in August, and the 4K models will be released in October. Additionally, the new cameras are bundled with i-PRO Video Insight 7.7 VMS software and feature a five-year warranty.
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