Published on 17 July, 2014
Panasonic, a leading company of video surveillance cameras and solutions, announced recently two innovative Network Microphones. The WV-SMR10 Network Microphone and the WV-SMR10N3 Network Microphone Kit provide next-generation audio and video surveillance, featuring clear pinpoint audio monitoring in any direction. As pan-tilt-zoom cameras capture videos where one wants to see, the new Network Microphones capture the sounds where one wants to hear.
Having audio capability with video surveillance is a big step toward making business more secure and productive. Audio monitoring allows an operator to hear what is or was taking place and helps them control the situations. The Network Microphone equipped with a 360-degree Network Camera is ideal for businesses such as stores, banks, customer service centres, casinos, etc.
Equipped with a 16-microphone array and Panasonic’s advanced audio processing technologies, the Network Microphones pick out clear sounds around 6 meters (20 feet) away under the sound level of noisy environments (65dB SPL), electronically generating 20-degree directionality (half-width at half maximum) in any direction. Integrated with the WJ-NV300 or WJ-ND400 Network Disk Recorder, and/or the WV-ASM200 i-PRO Management Software, the Network Microphones can be used in small to large systems. The IK10-rated impact-resistant WV-SMR10 Network Microphone can be installed with a Panasonic 360-degree Network Camera.
The WV-SMR10 Network Microphone is available worldwide through Panasonic distribution channels. TheWV-SMR10N3 Network Microphone Kit is released in some countries.
Finally Panasonic suggests checking the relevant laws and regulations before installing audio devices because some countries and areas prohibit or restrict audio surveillance.