M. Faisal Pandit
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America has appointed security industry executive Bill Brennan as Director of Sales and Marketing for its security solutions in the surveillance and medical sectors. “Bill is highly respected in the security space as a seller, a channel partner, and a representative,” said M. Faisal Pandit, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “His industry knowledge, aptitude with our technologies, and sense of the customers’ voice are sure to drive implementations of our new solutions in the market. We are very pleased to have him join our team.” Vast B2B experience "I’m honoured to lead Sales and Marketing for Panasonic’s robust line of security solutions,” said Bill Brennan. “With game-changing technological advances like the FacePRO deep learning system and other technologies supported by Panasonic’s Digital Solutions Center, we’re taking differentiating factors to a new and unprecedented level.” Brennan brings nearly 30 years of B2B industry expertise to his role. Prior to joining Panasonic, Brennan was Vice President of Security Solutions at Jenne Inc. Brennan began his career at Panasonic and went on to serve as Vice President, Channel Sales for the security solutions group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Central Florida.
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America will showcase its latest innovations and a diversified technology portfolio of end-to-end security and evidence management solutions at ISC West 2018 Booth 10037, April 11-13, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Expanding upon the broad collection of fixed, mobile and body-worn hardware and software surveillance platforms unveiled late last year, Panasonic will exhibit a collection of highly-integrated products and services to easily connect and manage the fast-changing security industry. New products include FacePRO facial recognition software with deep learning technology; the new Video Insight VI 7.2 VMS; the i-PRO EXTREME 33MP (4x4K) Multi-Sensor camera; the i-PRO EXTREME 9 Megapixel 360 degree dome camera series; and the i-PRO EXTREME 5 Megapixel Fixed camera series. ISC West serves as an important platform to show the significant investment Panasonic has made in security technology" Unified Security Management Solutions “ISC West serves as an important platform to show the significant investment Panasonic has made in security technology to provide integrated solutions that are easy to use across numerous key vertical markets including education, public safety, and transportation,” said M. Faisal Pandit, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “We are committed to delivering comprehensive, turnkey, video surveillance hardware and software solutions that work together to keep cities, schools, and our communities safe.” This year the new Unified Security Management Solutions exhibit demonstrates Panasonic’s VI 7 VMS Solution, MonitorCast Access Control, Transportation Solution and Advidia Cameras. The Unified Public Safety area demos body-worn-cameras, UEMS (Unified Evidence Management System) and the new FacePRO high-precision facial recognition software with deep learning technology. The new I-PRO Extreme Products display showcases FacePRO facial recognition software and its integration with the new i-PRO EXTREME line of cameras (Multi-Sensor, 9 Megapixel 360, and 5 Megapixel camera series), as well as the cameras themselves, and a new NVR. The Strategic Partner Zone includes v5 systems a portable outdoor security solution, Optex an intrusion detection security demo and integration between Genetec / FacePRO. FacePRO high-precision facial recognition software can identify faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technologies Showcase details Details on the Panasonic technology and solutions to be showcased in ISC West Booth 10037 include: New FacePRO Facial Recognition – Featuring a “deep learning” core engine that boasts the world’s highest face recognition performance, FacePRO high-precision facial recognition software can identify faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technologies, including faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, and those partially hidden by sunglasses. FacePRO even works better with the feature "iA (intelligent Auto) mode" that camera automatically adjusts settings to shoot optimal images best suited for facial recognition. When used with Panasonic's i-PRO EXTREME series network cameras installed with “Best Shot feature,” only the “best shots” will be sent to the server for face recognition. Using FacePRO with cameras equipped with the iA function enables image analysis to be performed on the camera instead of the server. As a result, only the best images are sent, reducing server and network load and total system cost. Video Insight VI 7.2 Video Management Software – An integral component of any school or city safety solution is video surveillance management. Video Insight VI 7.2 is the latest generation of VI’s open-platform VMS and is faster and is reimagined from the ground up to be more intuitive, easy, and powerful, while offering new premium functionality for key vertical markets: Panasonic Body-Worn Camera Support – Ability to connect to Panasonic body-worn cameras and can transfer video and audio to VI MonitorPlus. The new i-Pro EXTREME Multi-Sensor cameras deliver extreme image quality for evidence capturing Vehicle Incident Detection (VID) – Capture and highlight video of stopped and wrong-way vehicles. Transportation Functionality – Transfer and review video and audio from Panasonic body-worn cameras. LPR License Plate Recognition (LPR) Plug-in – Integrate with LPR cameras to capture, monitor, and review video associated with recognised license plates. FacePRO Integration Plug-in – Detect registered faces and retrieve recorded snapshots and associated video. Panasonic NVR Integration – Ability to connect Panasonic NVRs and cameras for live and recorded video. New i-Pro EXTREME H.265 Multi-Sensor Camera – WV-X8570N, WV-S8530NThe new i-Pro EXTREME Multi-Sensor cameras deliver extreme image quality – 4x4K (33 MP), 3840x2160, 15 FPS – for evidence capturing under the most challenging of conditions which makes it perfect for use in safe city and traffic applications. i-Pro EXTREME Multi-Sensor cameras have four repositionable lenses, 4K image sensors, offer sharp and clear images of fast moving vehicles with iA (intelligent Auto) and ClearSight Coating. Durable, with outstanding low light performance, the i-ProEXTREME Multi-Sensor is an excellent choice for nighttime applications. H.265 compression with new smart coding, self-learning ROI (Region of Interest), and the highest in data security make the i-Pro EXTREME Multi-Sensor a technologically superior line of video surveillance cameras. The i-Pro EXTREME 9 MP 360 video surveillance cameras are perfect for transportation, retail, logistics, campus, city and healthcare applications New i-Pro EXTREME H.265 9 MP 360 Degree Camera – WV-X4571LM, WV-X4571L, WV-X4171, WV-X4170The i-Pro EXTREME 9 MP 360 line of video surveillance cameras is perfect for transportation, retail, logistics, campus, city and healthcare applications. With a clearer – and less distorted – image of faces and objects near the edge of the fisheye, the camera provides 9 megapixel fisheye images up to 30 FPS and instantly responds to sudden light changes. It also has Auto Shutter speed control for fast moving objects, Super Dynamic 108dB for backlit situations and shadows, and built-in IR LED for clarity in zero lux conditions (*). H.265 compression with new smart coding, self-learning ROI (Region of Interest), and the highest in data security encryption make the i-Pro EXTREME 9 MP 360 camera a technologically superior line of video surveillance cameras. (*IR LED is outdoor models only) New i-Pro EXTREME H.265 5 MP Fixed Camera – WV-S2550L, WV-S2250L, WV-S1550LPerfect for safe cities and campuses, as well as for transportation, retail and finance implementations, the new i-Pro EXTREME 5 MP fixed camera line offers Auto Shutter speed control for moving vehicles, sharp images of a person walking in daylight or at night, outstanding low light performance, and Super Dynamic 120dB for backlit situations including headlights or shadows on streets. With 5 megapixel images up to 30 FPS, efficient H.265 compression provides longer recording and less storage compared to any other H.264 techniques. New self-learning ROI (Region of Interest) detects movement within an image and compresses areas with little motion to reduce transmitted data while maintaining the quality of the image. Full end-to-end system encryption with i-PRO EXTREME Recorder and devices provide protection from IP snooping, IP spoofing, and data alteration.
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Security Group, introduces FacePRO, a deep learning facial recognition system using extreme sensing and enhanced detection technology to identify persons of interest and alert authorities of their presence in real-time. Visitors to ISC West, Booth 10037 will experience Panasonic’s core engine that boasts the world’s highest face recognition performance. FacePRO high-precision facial recognition software can identify faces that are difficult to recognise with conventional technologies, including faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, even those partially hidden by sunglasses. Panasonic continually delivers innovative, highly-integrated solutions to numerous end markets" Intelligent Auto (iA) mode “By offering a diversified technology portfolio of end-to-end security and evidence management solutions like FacePRO, we keep communities safe,” said M. Faisal Pandit, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Panasonic continually delivers innovative, highly-integrated solutions to numerous end markets including law enforcement, transportation, and educational institutions.” The new software, which fits into the Panasonic unified and secure ecosystem, features the ‘iA (intelligent Auto) mode’ that automatically adjusts settings for the camera to shoot optimal images best suited for facial recognition. When used with Panasonic's i-PRO EXTREME series network cameras installed with the included ‘Best Shot License Key’, only the ‘Best Shots’ will be sent to the server for facial recognition. Using FacePRO software with cameras equipped with the iA function enables image analysis to be performed on the camera instead of the server to send only the best images to the server Cost reduction up to 50% The combination of Panasonic core devices and the facial recognition software maximises performance to achieve high-precision recognition. The company plans to add a function to recognise partially covered faces with a surgical mask, which is difficult with conventional systems, by the end of this year. Additionally, using FacePRO software with cameras equipped with the iA function enables image analysis to be performed on the camera instead of the server to send only the best images to the server. This will result in reducing server and network loads, which leads to overall system cost reductions. When 10 or more network cameras are connected to the system, the cost can be reduced by up to 50% compared to conventional systems that do not use the Best Shot function. Key features: High precision The world’s highest facial recognition engine as evaluated by NIST (IJB-A face challenge) - iA function and Best Shot images maximise facial recognition engine performance and provide high recognition precision System cost reduction Sends only 'Best Shot' images to reduce server and network load System expandability Registers up to 30,000 faces (available as an option) - Integrated management with i-PRO monitoring system enables integrated management of a facial recognition system and monitoring system with the same GUI
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has formally incorporated its Security Business Group into the company’s longstanding video surveillance systems business with the business of Video Insight, the video management system software and storage company that Panasonic acquired in 2015. With a newly consolidated technical and operations campus in Houston, Texas, Panasonic will now have a unified sales force made up of both Panasonic and former Video Insight employees. The Houston technical center will house the company’s core software development team and with their co-located support teams, enable faster response times for our customers for both development and support. Delivering connected solutions “We are proud of the work that has been done to integrate Video Insight into the Panasonic Security Business Group. It’s been a long road, but having the team in place, on our consolidated Houston campus, with a unified sales, development and support teams is a huge achievement,” says M. Faisal Pandit, Senior Vice President, who leads the Security Business Group. "The aggregation of Panasonic’s broad portfolio of surveillance hardware with Video Insight’s open platform software will allow us to meet and exceed customer needs more rapidly and effectively. “This integration allows Panasonic to become a more solutions focused company, making it easier for customers to have a full experience from product to service. A stronger focus will be put on delivering connected solutions that will truly provide superior business outcomes for our customers.” Panasonic Security Business Group will continue to provide technology solutions through authorised resellers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives.
The business integration will bolster the ability to provide end-to-end video and access control solutions Panasonic Corporation of North America announced that its Panasonic Security Business Group has formally integrated the company’s security camera and related devices business with the business of Video Insight, the video management system software and storage company that Panasonic acquired in 2015. Positive business outcomes Based in Houston, Texas, Panasonic Security Business Group will focus on delivering technology solutions that will truly provide positive business outcomes for customers. Panasonic Security Business Group will continue to provide its technologies through authorised resellers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives. Video and access control solutions “This important milestone bolsters our ability to provide end-to-end video and access control solutions to our customers in every market, regardless of complexity and budgets,” says M. Faisal Pandit, Senior Vice President, who leads the Security Business Group. “With this integration of operations, we are well-positioned to take the Panasonic security solutions business to a whole new level.” For more information about Panasonic Security Business Group, and its latest video surveillance and access control technology, visit the Panasonic booth #23057 at ISC West 2017.