Panasonic to launch remote network camera

PanasonicCorpPanasonic Corp. has announced that it will soon launch a new integrated remote network camera, the AW-HR 140 this month. The camera is integrated with a splash and dust-proof housing, a surveillance camera, rotary table and a lens. The camera features three 1/2.86-inch CMOS image sensors and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) engine to reproduce images in high resolution, high sensitivity and high S/N ratio. The mounted lens features 20x optical zoom plus 10x digital zoom mounted with 1.4x digital extender zooming function, which magnifies the image at desired point up to 1.4x zooming. Other features include – haze reduction, defroster down to minus 15 degrees Celsius, a wiper which can be remotely controlled, and the housing that is made of PTB/PPS resin with an anti-rust coating. The camera is equipped with Dynamic Image Stabilizing System to correct blur caused by panning and tilting operation. By connecting the camera to PoE++ network system in the IEEE802.3 bit Draft ver.2.0 standard using a LAN cable, the user doesn’t need extra network setup. Images can be transmitted remotely through mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or personal computers via IP control browser. The company targets such application for monitoring the weather, live broadcasting of sports events, etc. The company has not suggested the retail price but it will be sold for approx. 2 million yen.