Through the use of PoE, all cameras will be able to provide video and audio, control, and power over a single ethernet cable.
Panasonic has announced five new models of its PTZ camera to address growing market demand in the region. The 4K integrated cameras AW-UE80W/K, AW-UE50W/K, AW-UE40W/K, AW-UE20W/K, and the HD integrated camera AW-HE20W/K have a new proprietary direct-drive system based on Panasonic’s own technology for vertical and horizontal directions.
The AW-UE40, AW-UE50, and AW-UE80 will have a 24x optical zoom and up to a 36x intelligent zoom, as well as a 74.1-degree viewing angle to support usage in both indoor and outdoor environments. The latest generation of optical image stabilisation (OIS) ensures excellent stability. All cameras will support PoE, enabling a single-cable solution whereby video and audio, control, and power can be provided to and from the camera via a single ethernet connection.
The new models support the latest IP-based video protocols, including NDI|HX version 2, while AW-UE80 supports full-bandwidth NDI. The PTZ cameras support SRT protocol will alongside RTMP and RTMPS. Furthermore, the AW-UE80 will also support the FreeD protocol to ensure integration with AR and VR systems alongside 4K/50p video capabilities.
The 4K-capable AW-UE20W/K and the HD integrated camera AW-HE20W/K are entry-level PTZ cameras produced specifically for the corporate and higher education markets. Both models will feature a wide-angle lens, the latest IP protocol certifications, and connectivity for SDI, HDMI, USB, and IP.
Panasonic offers an entire ecosystem of solutions to enable the new PTZ cameras to be introduced into existing camera systems. This includes use with its remote camera controllers, PTZ Control Center centralised control software, and its automatic tracking software for presentations and lectures, enabled by face recognition and human body detection.
Hidetoshi Kaneko, Director System Solutions and Communications Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa- FZE (PMMAF), said: “Our PTZ cameras are among the most used systems across the world and meet the needs of varied industries, serving customers from national governments to esports. Recently used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, at venues including the Japan National Stadium and the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, they provide immersive experiences for the audience. A perfect solution for huge events like Expo 2020, the new models are true plug-and-play solutions, and offer the flexibility to easily pick the PTZ camera best suited for their needs.”