Panasonic Updates i-PRO 5 Series Line; Introduces New, High-Performance Network Cameras to Meet a Host of Multi-Purpose Market Specifications with Value-Oriented Pricing
New Full-HD 1080p Super Dynamic Indoor and Outdoor Dome and Fixed Network Cameras Offer 133dB Wide Dynamic Range and 0.07 lux High Sensitivity for Color Images
Here at ISC West 2015, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, today announced its new 5 Series Network Cameras including the Outdoor Vandal Resistant Dome (WV-SFV531); Indoor Vandal Resistant Dome (WV-SFR531); Indoor Dome (WV-SFN531) and Indoor Fixed (WV-SPN531) models. Delivering advanced features such as 133dB Enhanced Super Dynamic Range, 0.07 lux high-sensitivity for color images, and day/night functionality with a built-in removable infrared (IR) cut filter, Panasonic’s new 5 Series Dome and Fixed Network cameras provide Full HD 1080p resolution at up to 60fps for high-performance and exceptional value.
Full-featured cameras that are easy to install and deploy in a variety of locations, the IP-network friendly 5 Series provides outstanding images and wide dynamic range performance, incorporating Enhanced Super Dynamic capabilities for clear and easy identification in high contrast scenes and backlight situations. The 5 Series uses Panasonic’s latest image sensor technology combined with Multi-process Noise Reduction (MNR), resulting in high sensitivity of 0.07 lux in color images, and the ability to deliver clear images with minimum ambient light. Full HD at 1080p at up to 60fps captures rapidly moving objects such as moving chips and cards in casinos, bills in banking environments and even a vehicle license plate on the road.
“With the introduction of the new, mid-range 5 Series cameras, Panasonic continues to round out its best-in-class UniPhier imaging platform to provide the right high-performance solution to meet every specification and vertical market need,” said Charlie Hare, Panasonic’s National Category Manager, Security and Mobile Video Solutions.
Other Panasonic image processing technologies featured in the 5 Series include:
- Super Chroma Compensation (SCC) recovers the colors of objects when the built-in IR cut filter is removed to enhance light sensitivity in low-light conditions.
- Fog compensation improves video quality in difficult weather conditions such as fog, sandstorms and more.
- High Light Compensation (HLC) produces clear images, reducing the effect from strong lights such as headlight glare.
- Auto Back Focus (ABF) keeps fine focus, automatically controlling precise image sensor position, thereby streamlining installation and maintenance.
- Lens Distortion Compensation (LDC) removes barrel distortion from images caused by wide angle lenses.
- Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) enables clear identification of people and objects in the dark areas by compensating the signal level automatically.
- Face Super Dynamic enables clear identification of a person’s face, detecting a facial part in the picture and performing Super Dynamic automatically.
- Variable Image Quality on Specified area (VIQS) saves network bandwidth and recorder disk space, capturing clear images of regions of interest with higher image quality.
The 5 Series are IP-Network friendly cameras, conserving network bandwidth by sending out multiple H.264 and JPEG streams, sized appropriately for each device requirement (monitors, recorders, mobile applications). Higher H.264 compression algorithms included in the powerful UniPhier® Shadow Compression Engine LSI processors save network bandwidth and recorder disk space while maintaining high image quality. Finally, supporting four transmission modes of constant bitrate, frame rate, best effort and advanced VBR, the new 5 Series cameras enable a flexible and effective network design for any application. For local storage options, the 5 Series come equipped with an SDXC memory card slot for on-board recording.
The WV-SFV531 outdoor camera is IP66, NEMA 4X and IK10 weather and impact resistant while the WV-SFR531 indoor cameras are IK10-rated impact resistant. A built-in dehumidification unit keeps the WV-SFV531 camera up and running consistently, preventing water and moisture from penetrating the enclosure. The wider tilt angle of the lens up to 85° and distortion-free dome design enables lower cost of installation and configuration. A new mounting attachment enables easy set up; once the plate is secured on the ceiling the camera can be fixed tightly with a quick 15° degree rotation.
The 5 Series cameras are also available with optional intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) technology, including intruder detection, loitering detection, direction detection, scene change detection, object detection and cross line detection. The evolved self-learning algorithm and powerful UniPhier™ system LSI results in high detection rates with fewer false alerts.
Panasonic’s entire portfolio of security solutions for businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, government and transit organizations will be on display at ISC West 2015, April 15-17, in Las Vegas, booth 14039.
The WV-SPN531 will be available in May 2015 through authorized Panasonic resellers. The WV-SFV531, WV-SFR531, and WV-SFN531 will be available in June 2015. Additional 5 Series cameras and optional accessories are slated for introduction throughout 2015.
To learn more about Panasonic’s new 5 Series cameras please visit www.us.panasonic.com/security.
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