Panasonic launches new products at ASIS

new products include scalable network video recording solution, advanced facial search and recognition system, and next-generation camera line


CHICAGO, IL (September 24, 2013) – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, today announced it will be showcasing its latest video surveillance technologies and solutions here at ASIS International, September 24 - 27 (booth # 2263). New offerings on display include its surveillance video recording server, facial search and recognition system, high-performance camera line and innovative technology solutions for specific markets.

“Our ASIS exhibit highlights Panasonic’s commitment to providing customers across a wide variety of industries and markets with state-of-the-art technology solutions that meet and exceed their operational needs,” said Greg Peratt, Panasonic Video Solutions Integration Team senior director. “With the introduction of the latest security and video surveillance technologies, Panasonic continues to expand the capabilities of our security solutions portfolio to help protect people, property and assets across the world.”

Panasonic’s booth will showcase new products ready to hit the market, and next-generation technology under development for release later this year. These include:

· WV-ASR500 Scalable Network Video Surveillance Recording Solution: The new WV-ASR500 software recording solution offers extensive versatility as an expandable Windows® server-based video recorder, providing customers with the flexibility required to build a powerful surveillance recording and monitoring installation around a single scalable software-based platform. In addition to the high capacity and field extendable core recording capability, the ASR500 features include multi-camera-time-synchronized playback, event- and time-based search and multiple video export and archiving functions among other features. In addition, when coupled with Panasonic ASM200 or ASM970 client applications the ASR500 system serves as a complete video management solution (VMS) featuring broad support for IP cameras and encoders as well as integration with third-party security hardware and access control systems from a wide range of leading manufacturers. A mobile control client will also be available for Android and iOS phones and tablets. The WV-ASR500 surveillance recording solutions will be offered in a Pro-Series edition in both 32 and 64 IP channel configurations along with upgrade options that expand capacity to up to 128 IP channels. An Enterprise Series upgrade will deliver Active Directory support in addition to other enterprise features. Both configurations will be available later this year through authorized Panasonic resellers on pre-integrated server platforms with flexible licensing options for channel expansion. For more information on the Panasonic WV-ASR500 system, visit www.us.panasonic.com/asr500.

· WV-ASF900 FacePro Facial Search and Recognition System: The new cutting-edge, server-based FacePro™ facial recognition and matching platform enables high-speed facial search and matching on video from Panasonic i-PRO Cameras utilizing the Face Detection option. Boasting a real-time processing capacity of up to 20 cameras per server, FacePro can execute high-speed searches of up to 1,000 registered reference faces on both live and recorded video and each server can store millions of detected face images depending on configuration. Reference face images can be selected from source video or imported via BMP, JPG and PNG files and can be searched for a match in a matter of seconds. In addition, this breakthrough technology allows for advanced age and gender analytics reporting and the ability to set flexible alarm triggers on matched faces using live cameras. FacePro can support multiple simultaneous sessions using the Panasonic ASM200 and ASM970 client applications. The new system will be released later this year on pre-integrated and tested server platforms.

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