Ongoing Developments in Digital Technology

Initiative Allows for Easy Transition to Digital
The Digital One initiative, launched by Panasonic earlier this year, provides a seamless transition for video surveillance, biometrics and data integration to a digital system. Its technology is designed to bridge the analog to digital gap.

Panasonic acknowledged that the migration from one platform to the next required a higher degree of integration between new digital and existing analog products. Their initiative is based on the fact that the dealers' customers have significant investments in analog-based systems and products. Panasonic's Digital One hybrid systems products offer the tools you need to enhance existing analog systems with digital-based systems solutions today and in the future.

New additions to Panasonic's existing line of Digital One hybrid cameras, servers, DVRs and processing devices include enhancements to the WJ-HD300 DVR Series, the new WJ-HD220 DVR Series and a new line of LCD Displays with multi-format display capabilities. Panasonic is offering an innovative digital matrix system that employs the WV-AS60 DVR Viewing Software, WJ-SX150A Matrix Switcher, WV-CU650 System Controllers, and the WJ-HD300 Series DVRs.

The comprehensive line of digital video recording solutions feature high levels of scalability, extended recording capacity, modularity and programmable operation for standalone, networked and enterprise level systems applications.

The WJ-HD300 Series DVRs have been further enhanced with the addition of 250GB hard drives which results in a total system capacity of 7.5 terabytes, new administration software with a quick set-up menu; a Real Time Operating System (RTOS); 16 independent recording profiles; multi-screen recording up to 120 images per second (ips); and the ability to assign specific recording speeds and compression modes for individual cameras at any time/date configuration desired with a 480 ips multiscan refresh rate.

When combined with Panasonic's WV-AS60 DVR Viewing Software, WJ-SX150A Matrix Switcher and WV-CU650 System Controllers, the WJ-HD300 Series DVRs can be configured to a truly Digital Matrix System. The Digital Matrix System configuration provides comprehensive control of up to 64 of Panasonic's dome camera systems.

Panasonic's Hybrid PSS300 Network Server Series server-based digital recording systems allow the seamless integration of IP addressable and conventional analog cameras in a networked environment.

Panasonic's TXDIS300 Data Integration Software provides comprehensive data read/write capabilities from any agnostic RS232 source such as point of sale systems, cash registers and access control systems. The software is compatible with Panasonic's WJ-HD300 Series DVRs and Hybrid PSS300 Network Server Series.

The WJ-HD220 is designed for stand-alone DVR operations and is the ideal replacement for conventional VCRs. For more information, visit

Real Time Features Built Right into the System
Real time video event detection is critical these days. Integral Technologies is licensing ActivEye's, Active Alert video management software for integration into its DigitalSENTRY products. The combination makes real time video event detection more efficient as operators also can instantly access and retrieve alarm events from a single screen.

Together, Integral Technologies and ActivEye are embedding the video content solution into the digital video management system itself. Up to 35 behaviors or events are standard. This simplifies setup and eliminates the need for an external CPU to analyze the video content. The integration of Active Alert into the DigitalSENTRY software creates alarm identification and behavior search functionality'all available using the native DSCLIENT interface. This enables end users to learn one user interface instead of two.

The software is based on user defined events and business rules. The integration with Intregal's DVRs offers a single interface delivering direct and immediate access to all alarm information required for decision making and first response.

The Active Alert software distinguishes between humans, automobiles, and environmental backgrounds. It automatically identifies, timestamps, and classifies behaviors of more than 20 people/objects simultaneously as they move through a scene. The integration of ActivEye's suite of software into the Integral product line enables the viewing, analysis, and use archived video material.

An integrated workstation is also now possible because Integral has grouped up with TAC and combined their systems into a single platform that offers the ability to view live and recorded digital video through I/NET Seven workstations. When an alarm incident or selected event occurs, users can review archived video without having to access a separate video management system or use multiple system interfaces. The video is transmitted across a local area network (LAN).

Additionally, the operator can request real time as well as pre- and post event video for an alarm directly from the alarm acknowledgement screen or from any camera. Recorded video can also be viewed while running a historical report; the system will find the video that matched the event time and date and display it on screen. For more information, visit