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Panasonic Announces i-Pro Transit Solution

Protecting transportation customers and assets

Panasonic WV-SW155 security camera in a Denver Regional Transportation District bus

HOUSTON — Panasonic System Communications Company, a manufacturer of integrated security and video surveillance solutions, announced its new i-Pro Transit Solution. Purpose-built to help transportation agencies address their most pressing security and operational challenges. The solution is built around Panasonic’s i-Pro camera line and an open-platform network video recorder — enabling transit agencies to better protect riders, transit personnel and physical property, while improving their ability to investigate criminal activity, safety violations, accidents and liability claims.

The end-to-end mobile security solution for transit agencies features Panasonic’s open-platform cameras, including the i-Pro Mega Super Dynamic HD 720p (WV-SW155), i-Pro Super Dynamic Full HD 1080p (WV-SW158) with microphone capabilities and 360-degree Full HD 1080p (WV-SW458) vandal-resistant dome network cameras inside and outside of each vehicle. Integrated with other software and hardware components for recording, file transfer, viewing and management, the ruggedized surveillance cameras deliver high-quality HD video even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Optional external microphones can record audio to accompany the wireless video stream to enhance situational awareness.

In addition, the i-Pro Transit Solution is designed to withstand the rigorous environment on buses and trains, since dirt, grime and near-constant vibration can impact image quality and system performance as well as longevity. Panasonic’s vandal-resistant cameras are IP66-rated for water and dust resistance, and exterior cameras are secured in specially designed shroud housings for added protection against weather fluctuations and impact from branches or other potential damage. The open platform network video recorder utilizes video management software for viewing and managing video files and also includes an optional IEC 60068 certified anti-vibration kit to ensure smooth, reliable operation on moving buses or trains.

The complete mobile security solution allows transit staff to quickly and wirelessly off-load flagged video files associated with specific incidents from the in-vehicle network video recorder. This eliminates the need to manually remove hard drives and search through video files during incident investigations, saving transit agencies significant time and cost savings. Cameras are also equipped with an intelligent LSI processor that provides video analytics functions that can automatically trigger a system wide response for faster, more efficient security response.

Panasonic worked closely with Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Transit Police Division to conceptualize and design a solution to improve system performance and video quality. The result increases safety and security for employees, the public and transit assets, and improves operational efficiency, collaboration and data security.