Panasonic continues to innovate with i-PRO SmartHD technology

New security cameras introduced at ASIS have more intelligence, expand application possibilities


DALLAS, TX (October 12, 2010) - Panasonic System Networks Company of America showcases its expanding line of i-PRO SmartHD products at ASIS 2010, highlighting the ways in which its IP-based technology can transform system functionality, efficiency and reliability at an affordable price. In addition to launching their face detection solutions, Panasonic will also debut its proprietary UniPhier LSI (Large-Scale Integrated circuit) computer chip, which increases capabilities across the line of Panasonic i-PRO SmartHD cameras.

The more efficient H.264 High Profile format affords superior HD quality for video streaming (up to 30 images per second) using as little as half as much data. A new 1.3-megapixel MOS image sensor enables high sensitivity and efficient power consumption. Additional intelligence inside the cameras empowers new advanced features including face detection.

The newest i-PRO SmartHD cameras also offer Face Wide Dynamic Range to overcome challenging lighting conditions and detect faces even when there are multiple people in a frame. A new i-PRO SmartHD Network Disk Recorder, being previewed at the show, completes the application with Real Time Face Matching to compare registered faces to a face displayed in the live image and to trigger an alarm if there is a match.

A new i-PRO SmartHD PTZ dome camera, also being previewed at ASIS, combines HD imaging with a feature-rich all-in-one pan-tilt-zoom dome providing auto-tracking, auto-flip function, and new "Drag and Zoom" operation. A 360-degree map shot provides the full 360-degree field of view, separated into eight thumbnail images taken at 45-degree intervals; clicking on any thumbnail easily directs the pan/tilt/zoom functions of the camera.

Panasonic will also show the analog video surveillance line and a variety of system solutions for professional security applications beyond the company's leading line of video surveillance systems. The breadth of Panasonic products includes an innovative IP PBX Communication System, Color Touchscreen IP Phone, HD Visual Communications Systems and Point-of-Sale (POS) Workstations.

Emphasizing open systems interoperability at ASIS 2010, Panasonic will re-launch the expanded and enhanced Panasonic Solution Developer Network (PSDN), which now covers a wider array of product lines and provides additional resources including a larger, more responsive developer support team, additional joint marketing opportunities and an expanded web site.

"With our worldwide research and development resources, Panasonic can bring more capabilities to the market," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Video surveillance is a cornerstone of many business operations, and our solutions offer a multitude of opportunities to make businesses more secure and efficient."

For more information, contact Panasonic by calling toll free 1-866-PAN-CCTV (1-866-726-2288) or visiting www.panasonic.com/security.