Published on 13 September, 2012
|The Panasonic exhibit encompasses education, retail, and public safety
Panasonic demonstrates the practical benefits of a broad range of technologies working in harmony in a simulated “Connected and Protected City” at ASIS 2012 Booth # 3715. The Panasonic exhibit encompasses multiple “experiences” that focus on applications in education, retail, and public safety, all feeding into a central command center.
“Panasonic products are not just integrated but are pre-engineered to work together,” said Greg Peratt, Panasonic's Director of Sales, Video Solutions Integration. “Seeing is believing, and attendees at ASIS can view up close how the benefits of a technology investment today can expand and multiply tomorrow with products engineered to work together in various real-world settings.”
In the education environment, for example, Panasonic video surveillance products complement and expand the capabilities of other Panasonic education technologies such as classroom audio systems and ToughPad ® tablet computers. To demonstrate this integrated solution, Panasonic created a simulated classroom setting with video surveillance cameras that are equipped with privacy-shuttered eyelids that open only in an emergency and otherwise stay closed to preserve privacy. The video surveillance products are also integrated with a classroom audio system that allows teachers to signal an emergency using a button on a pendant microphone. The combination of these various technologies not only enhances the learning experience, but also adds an element of security without compromising the intimacy and privacy of the classroom environment.
For retail environments, intelligent video systems now offer new capabilities such as face detection and matching as well as the ability to approximate the relative age and gender of customers entering a store. By integrating video surveillance, and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, Panasonic is demonstrating the ability to capture, monitor and document various activities and cash register transactions. With the ability to network these systems across multiple locations, video images and data can be easily accessed from any location and analysed for enhanced loss prevention and management practices.
Integrating a unique combination of Panasonic video surveillance solutions enables public safety and law enforcement officials to vastly increase their ability to detect and respond to incidents in real time. To demonstrate the increased coverage capabilities afforded by this integrated solution, outdoor PTZ cameras, cameras mounted in vehicles and cameras mounted on personnel are managed using proprietary software.
New products and technologies being featured by Panasonic at ASIS 2012 include:
i-PRO SmartHD 360° panoramic 3.0 megapixel dome camera which combines 1080p HD resolution with numerous performance features to deliver wide area coverage at an economical price point.
Dynamic Tone Curve Correction is a firmware upgrade for Panasonic video surveillance cameras featuring UniPhierS imaging chipsets. The firmware upgrade provides automatic contrast correction to improve visibility for low contrast images typical in adverse weather conditions (fog, dew, snow, rain, sandstorms, etc).
Specialised Dome Coating that prevents rain drops from accumulating on dome surfaces and helps keep dome surfaces clean virtually eliminating the need to schedule dome cleanings.
Panasonic is also demonstrating the performance benefits and overall efficiency of its comprehensive analogue, network and hybrid video surveillance product lines. In addition, the exhibit highlights Panasonic's “eco ideas” commitment to produce energy-efficient products, reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing, and encourage the global growth of environmental activities.