Orlando, FL -- Panasonic Security Systems, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA), is previewing a new network recording solution called X-Protect here at ASIS 2005. A future addition to the companyâ€™s i-Pro Series of network solutions, X-Protectâ€™s versatile architecture will provide live viewing with recording and system control capabilities for network based video surveillance systems. In support of Panasonicâ€™s open infrastructure initiative, the system will also provide new levels of open architecture capable of accommodating IP devices from a wide variety of manufacturers.
â€œNetworked systems offer a tremendous degree of versatility with respect to how they are configured, controlled and dispersed, as well as in their processing capabilities,â€ said Steve Surfaro, Senior Manager of the Enterprise Project Group, Panasonic Security Systems. â€œThe X-Protect system was developed by Milestone Systems to further explore the realm of systems design and implementation â€˜outside of the boxâ€™. This is a significant market trend that supports Panasonicâ€™s open infrastructure initiative aimed at providing the best possible technologies to our customers at every level of application.â€
There are tentative plans to release two initial versions of Panasonicâ€™s X-Protect System: the Basis+ capable of handling up to 25 network cameras; and the Professional for up to 36 cameras. The systems will be capable of recording a maximum of 600,000 still images per day/per camera with JPEG and MPEG4 video streams, and motion and/or event activation. Telemetry for PTZ control with preset functions and alarm notification via e-mail will also be provided. Additionally, the systems will provide audio recording with a â€œlisten-inâ€ capabilities.
Panasonicâ€™s X-Protect joins the new WJ-ND300 NDR and WV-NP1004 and WV-NP244 Network Cameras as part of the companyâ€™s newly branded i-Pro Series of IP products. Additional i-Pro Series IP devices include Panasonicâ€™s WV-NS324, WV-NP472, WV-474S, WV-NM100 Network Cameras; GX Series Encoder/Decoders and WV-AS65 NDR/DVR Software.