Panasonic adds two new outdoor cameras to its analog offerings

Vandal-resistant CCD cameras offer enhanced features to support variable lighting conditions


LAS VEGAS, NV (April 6, 2011) – Panasonic System Networks Company of America continues its tradition of innovation and performance with the introduction of two new analog vandal-resistant fixed dome video surveillance cameras. Unveiled at the ISC West expo are the WV-CW364S and WV-CW334S Outdoor Fixed Dome Cameras with day/night capability. The high resolution (540 lines) analog cameras are designed with a number of image enhancing features as well as various adjustment features to ensure outstanding quality video images.

"These new cameras incorporate Panasonic hallmark technology that delivers image clarity and high performance functionality," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "They’re a practical solution for users looking to improve and enhance outdoor surveillance images."

These vandal-resistant cameras are IP66 rated for water and dust resistance and are compatible with the IEC60529 measurement standard. Engineered with a 1/3 inch CCD sensor (768 x 494 pixels), they offer high sensitivity in variable lighting conditions. The WV-CW364S boasts true day/night functionality with a minimum lux level of 0.6 in color and 0.05 in b/w. The WV-CW334S offers day/night functionality with operational minimums of 0.6 lux in color and 0.4 lux in b/w. Additionally, the camera’s Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technology enhances visibility of dark areas without degrading the image quality in bright areas.

Installation adjustment features include Back Light Compensation (BLC), Auto Tracing White Balance (ATW) and Automatic Light Control (ALC). Two white balance modes, Auto Tracking White Balance and Automatic White Balance Control, are selectable with a dip switch. The 6x (2.8 – 10mm) varifocal auto iris lens can be easily adjusted using the monitor output. Mounting options include flush mount, surface mount and embedded ceiling mount, and a three-way hinge (horizontal, vertical and swivel rotation) for easy installation. An optional heater, model WV-SW3H, is available.

For more information on Panasonic security products, please visit www.panasonic.com/security.