Panasonic Security Systems Introduces New Cameras and DVR To Support Analog Platform Systems


Panasonic's Core Technology Increases Analog Product Line-up.

San Diego, CA (September 25, 2006) - While the buzz of the physical security industry is convergence and the migration to networked systems, the reality is that analog systems still dominate the industry, both as new products and as legacy systems. To respond to those market needs, Panasonic continuously develops core technologies in digital signal processing (DSP) and mechanical controls. This year at ASIS, Panasonic Security Systems, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA), recognizes that marketplace reality with several new product introductions for analog platform systems, enhancing their leadership position in the video surveillance industry.

"Panasonic Security Systems will continue to provide a strong suite of analog system products for our customers with legacy systems, and for those who remain committed to the analog platform," said Frank DeFina, President, Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA).

New Panasonic analog system offerings include:

WV-CW974 Weather Proof SDIII Outdoor PTZ is the most advanced dome camera system available. It features a new Template Matching Algorithm, which makes the auto tracking more accurate by memorizing the characteristics of the subject such as color, shape and contrast. Combined with SDIII intelligent technology, the WV-CW974 incorporates an unsurpassed combination of performance capabilities.

WV-CW484 Series SDIII Vandal Proof Dome Camera brings Super Dynamic III (SDIII) technology to a weather proof dome camera. This heavy duty camera features anti-shock Auto Back Focus (ABF) to ensure perfect focus when switching from color to black and white, while simplifying installation. A built-in dehumidification device reduces condensation by electrolyzing internal moisture and continuously discharging it from the camera.

WV-CF294/284 Series Color Dome Cameras feature enhanced DSP with Adaptive Black Stretch technology to transform dark areas into crisp images. Additional features include newly developed Auto Back Focus, 540 lines of horizontal resolution in color mode, 2H enhancer, Day/Night operation for continuous sharp image capture 24/7, and x3.6 varifocal lens.

WV-CP280 Series Color Cameras incorporate an enhanced DSP for improved image quality with Adaptive Black Stretch technology to transform dark areas into clear images in real time. Additional features include 540 lines of horizontal resolution in color mode, 2H enhancer, Day/Night operation for continuous sharp image capture 24/7, and 0.9 lux minimum illumination in color mode.

BM-ET200 Iris Reader incorporates Panasonic Security Systems' core video and imaging technology to provide accurate, easy to use, non-invasive identification and authentication. The biometric access control unit is simple to configure and provides super fast recognition results in 0.3 seconds, with dual mirror configuration for accurate reading. The BM-ET200 can either be used as part of a stand-alone system or integrated into a larger network.

WJ-SX650 Matrix Switcher has been scaled up for large-sized surveillance systems and offers up to a 512 x 64 configuration. It is now possible to configure an expanded full matrix by interconnecting matrix switchers at remote locations, thus enabling set up of large-sized systems, or configure satellites totaling 64 domains which can be controlled by Panasonic's WJ-MPU955A Master Processing Unit through the Ethernet.

WJ-RT416 Digital Video Recorder offers high resolution real-time recording with a total recording of 480 ips over 16 channels (30 ips per channel) with 704 x 240 pixels. Utilizing MPEG4 compression and available in configurations from 250GB to 1.5TB, the WJ-RT416 allows for extended archiving of video and is the ideal solution for both stand alone and systems-based platforms.

For more information call toll free 1-866-PAN-CCTV (1-866-726-2288) or visit www.panasonic.com/security .

About Panasonic
Panasonic System Solutions Company, Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is a world leader in analog and IP video surveillance solutions through its Panasonic Security Systems division. Core, cutting-edge technology developments include Super Dynamic III with intelligent camera features, and expanding networking capabilities of the i-Pro Series of intelligent and professional IP products. Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC) of Japan. Information about Panasonic Security Systems is available at www.panasonic.com/security.
Additional company information for journalists is available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

Sara Greenberg / LRG Marketing
phone: 845 358 1801
fax: 845-358-1899
e-mail: sgreenberg@lrgmarketing.com

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