Panasonic’s H.264 video compression capable HD dome camera provides intuitive function and dehumidification within a weatherproof, protective chassis.
Panasonic System Networks Europe (PSNE) has launched its newest addition to the iPro Smart HD range of network dome network cameras – the WV-SW395.
The camera uses Uniphier technology, enabling simultaneous H.264 (High-profile) and JPEG video streams over IP for monitoring and high-resolution video recording. The newly developed 1.3 megapixel double speed MOS sensor with full frame transmission of up to 30 fps at 720p HD resolution, gives images at 1280x 960 image size.
The manufacturer’s weather-proofing fan, heater and sun shield mechanisms allow for changes in temperature between minus 40 degrees C and 50 degrees C and the integrated dehumidification device circulates air within the dome removing condensation to ensure camera images in all conditions. The new dome also has an IP66 rated water and dust resistant housing – extending its lifespan, minimising intervention/ servicing and thus reducing total cost of ownership.
The new user dedicated ‘Drag and Zoom’, 16-speed PTZ operation features an auto-flip permitting, 360 degree map shot that provides a more concise full 360 degree field of view. The map shot is separated into eight thumbnail images taken at 45 degree intervals during monitoring; clicking on any thumbnail easily directs the camera. Additionally, the dome camera offers a 36x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom plus high sensitivity 0.5 lux (colour) and 0.06 lux (B/W) at F1.6. Face detection function detects the position of human face and the information is sent by XML or video stream while Face Super Dynamic technology also ensures clear face image. VMD (Video Motion Detector) with four programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size, allows a privacy zone to be set to mask up to eight private areas, such as house windows and entrances and exits.