22 Jan Panasonic introduces extreme surveillance solution for GCC
Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched the i-PRO Extreme at the security show, Intersec in Dubai, in response to fast growing demand for integrated video surveillance in the region.
Industry studies indicate that the regional commercial security market is expected to be worth US$10.2 billion by 2020, growing annually by 24 per cent from its US$3.8 billion value in 2015.
The i-PRO Extreme platform is available on Panasonic’s new line-up of cameras, recorders and video management software (VMS) —providing a native end-to-end H.265 compression while also delivering demonstrable enhancements in image quality, system reliability, IP security and embedded intelligence.
“With i-PRO Extreme, we aim to exceed customer expectations by providing a cutting edge technology that maximises the effectiveness and efficiency of their video surveillance while offering value on investment, ” says Yasuo Yamasaki – director, System Solutions and Communications Division, PMMAF.
Key features include advanced image stabilisation that steadies the camera and automatic shutter speeds to adapt to movement and lighting conditions. High-performance face detection technology in the camera is combined with new 144dB enhanced SD capabilities for facial recognition – up to eight faces simultaneously.
Firefly night view enhancer technology is said to transform a standard 1/3-inch sensor camera into an effective low-light capable camera enabling it to produce a very high-quality colour image.
H.265 Compression with Smart Coding is also now included on the new cameras, recorders, video management software. H.264 backward compatibility modes means customers can migrate portions of their system to the new standard at their own pace.
Intelligent Face Compression: New cameras capable of detecting up to 8 faces simultaneously can now be linked with new compression techniques to maintain the Region Of Interest (ROI) at a higher picture quality. A built-in self-learning algorithm enables the camera to predict where movements may happen and ensure the camera is responsive and effectively manages picture quality in real-time.
HDD power control technology built into the new recorders powers down HDD’s without risking recording loss, while extending HDD life up to seven years (depending on environment and usage). This means that recorders can be connected in tandem for mission critical applications.
Panasonic has also expanded its deployment of Secure Communication Technology. It specifically protects against spoofing (false data), video tampering or altering (changing images), and snooping of protected surveillance communications (stealing passwords).