Panasonic to Showcase new i-Pro IP Video Solutions

Sept. 24, 2007
New i-Pro products offer enhanced control, cost efficiency and imaging superiority

Las Vegas, NV (September 24, 2007) - Panasonic Security Systems, a leader in professional video surveillance and security systems for 50 years, has further enhanced its industry renowned line of i-Pro intelligent and professional network products with the introduction of several new models. New i-Pro models include: the WV-NS954 Network PTZ with Super Dynamic III (SDIII) technology; the WV-NW964 Weatherproof Outdoor Network PTZ with SDIII technology; the WV-NS202A Day/Night Color Network PTZ Camera; the WV-NW484S Vandal-Proof Network Dome Camera with SDIII technology; the WJ-NT314 Video Server with built-in analytics; the WV-ASM100 Network Management Software Solution, and the WV-ASM10 Multi-Screen Software Decoder.

"These latest additions to our i-Pro line of network products deliver the performance and versatility required for advanced video surveillance applications," said Frank DeFina, President, Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA). "As the performance of networked systems continues to improve and ultimately delivers the same exceptional video quality as conventional analog systems, we anticipate the migration to networked systems will accelerate given the inherent efficiencies that IP-based systems offer."

Panasonic's latest additions to the i-Pro Series include:

The i-Pro WV-NS954 is the most advanced network PTZ available for indoor applications or for use outdoors in a camera housing. Its SDIII technology delivers the highest quality images attainable in any lighting condition along with a host of features that includes: dual-stream MPEG4 / JPEG output; an SD memory card slot for on-board recording; auto tracking; 256 preset functions; super-slow and fine manual PTZ movement yet high-speed movement for mission-critical object tracking operations; and endless PTZ operation for superior picture quality with no digital-to-analog-to-digital conversion thanks to the digital slip ring.

The i-Pro WV-NW964 is a weatherproof outdoor network PTZ with all the performance and features of Panasonic's premier indoor SDIII PTZs. Key features include: IP66 rated; endless PTZ operation for superior picture quality with no digital-to-analog-to-digital conversion thanks to the digital slip ring; dual-stream MPEG4 / JPEG output; and an SD memory card slot for on-board recording.

The i-Pro WV-NS202A is a PTZ network camera with SDIII technology and designed for optimal performance and ease of operation at an economical price point. Features include: Day/Night operation; Drag & Zoom operation; scheduled preset activation; dual-stream MPEG4 / JPEG output; an SD memory card slot for on-board recording; and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The i-Pro WV-NW484S is a vandal-proof network dome camera featuring the industry's first anti-shock Auto Back Focus (ABF) to ensure perfect focus when switching from color to black and white, reducing manual intervention during and after installation. Features include: SDIII technology; Power over Ethernet (PoE); progressive output for smooth images of moving objects; digital motion detection; and automatic Day/Night operation.

The WJ-NT314 Video Server is designed to make Panasonic i-Pro cameras even more intelligent with advanced on-board video analytics. It offers: intruder motion detection; object detection for items removed or left behind; target differentiation with three-dimensional data capture; elimination of periodic movement such as water fountains or swaying tree branches; and operation in virtually any lighting condition thanks to a dynamic sensitivity change feature which greatly reduces faulty alarms.

The i-Pro WV-ASM100 is a network management software solution that controls up to 100 Panasonic recorders with instant access to data. It enables live viewing with comprehensive control of Panasonic PTZ systems and IP cameras from select manufacturers. Additional features include: on-screen PTZ control via a user friendly GUI; 2-way audio communications; support for video analytics; and Windows Vista compatibility.

The i-Pro WV-ASM10 Multi-Screen Software Decoder that displays up to 16 cameras simultaneously on a single display for live remote viewing without access to any system controls. It is ideal for use in remote viewing locations like lobbies or reception areas where guards are often positioned to provide them with a view of critical areas in their facility.