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INTERSEC 2014: Panasonic unveils next-gen CCTV solutions

Electronics vendors’ solutions arm targets regional government with new innovations

INTERSEC 2014: Panasonic unveils next-gen CCTV solutions
Hayashi: We intend to introduce our products to airports and government [installations].

Panasonic is presenting its range of physical security products to the regional market at Intersec 2014, including new developments in its CCTV portfolio.

The company is targeting its next-generation IP video surveillance solutions at sectors such as justice, finance, and transportation, while demonstrating its new 6 Series i-PRO camera line to law-enforcement officials. The i-PRO is based on Panasonic's own UniPhier LSI processors and features 60-frames-per-second performance on both 720p and 1080p models and enhanced compression efficiency via UniPhier's new Shadow Compression Engine.

The company additionally highlighted its WV-SW115 camera, which is specifically designed for ATM surveillance. According to Panasonic, the compact model "is vandal-proof and weather-resistant, and records in wide-angle high definition with face detection".

"Our core business is video surveillance, but we are expanding, so this year we are also displaying fire alarms and access control," Noriyuki Hayashi, senior sales and marketing manager, System Solutions, Panasonic, told ITP.net.

Hayashi also spoke of the latest capabilities of Panasonic's CCTV camera systems. One feature includes face search, where a captured image can be compared to a database "blacklist" for pattern matching.

Panasonic exhibitors also demonstrated recent breakthroughs in camera-housing accessories, such as a dome that does not allow water droplets to form, thereby ensuring that recorded images are not obscured.

Also on display was a software tool that allowed security professionals to compensate for environmental conditions such as rain, snow, sandstorms and fog with custom filters including gamma correction and noise reduction.

Hayashi said he expected healthy growth in the region and that Panasonic would be focusing particularly on the government sector.

"We intend to introduce our products to airports and government [installations] such as customs [authorities]," he said.

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