NEWARK, N.J.—The City of Tucson, Ariz. has contracted Panasonic System Communications Company of North America through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company to provide the new Arbitrator 360° HD rugged mobile digital video evidence capture and recording system.
With this addition, first responder agencies have an efficient method to purchase the Panasonic Arbitrator 360°HD, recording in 1080p Full HD for evidence capture.
The National IPA works with public and nonprofit agencies and municipalities to competitively solicit national contracts for aggregated use. Panasonic is adding the Arbitrator 360° HD to a line of professional technology solutions available through the existing agreement with National IPA that was awarded by the City of Tucson.
The Arbitrator 360° HD improves the image clarity and value of video evidence with a solution based on Panasonic’s surveillance cameras. This enables advanced capabilities such as high-quality image details and sharpness, ultra-accurate color representation and wider fields of view for improved situational awareness.
The Arbitrator 360°HD system supports simultaneous recording of five HD cameras. Its 1080p Full HD front camera captures a 65-degree field of view and features a 30X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom. It also captures images using Panasonic’s CMOS Sensor to improve clarity in low-light conditions.
Side and rear view cameras provide 720p HD resolution, 150-degree horizontal fields of view and 93-degree vertical fields of view to bring 360 degree situational awareness.
An officer-worn microphone provides nearly one mile of audio recording range utilizing a 900 Mhz frequency, and enables the officer to control any connected 12-volt device in the vehicle with an auxiliary control feature.
The system’s Video Processing Unit supports up to two 512 GB solid state drives and provides full Power-over-Ethernet to attached IP cameras. The system is equipped with a tamper-resistant key lock, ensuring evidence integrity for prosecution. Recording can be activated based on predefined triggers, and the system is MIL-STD-810G tested for resistance to shock, vibration and other conditions.
The Arbitrator 360° HD system includes Panasonic’s SafeServ Evidence Management Software Suite, which provides secure evidence management with a built-in case file management system. It also includes the ability to ingest digital evidence including still images, IP surveillance video footage and automatic import of video from Panasonic’s WV-TW310 wearable camera systems. The SafeServ suite can be configured to fit an agency’s specific chain of custody requirements for recall, retention and dissemination. It also features backward-compatibility.
The system’s wireless connectivity enables simple file transfer, with an integrated 802.11n radio that supports 2X2 MIMO offloading. The Arbitrator 360° HD enables offload manually or via the CommandR application running on a Wi-Fi or wireless broadband-enabled Windows OS device. The system also connects seamlessly with in-vehicle routers. Utility Inc.’s Rocket architecture provides IP networking and routing in the vehicle.