Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced its new i-PRO Transit Solution at APTA EXPO 2014. Purpose-built to help transportation agencies address their most pressing security and operational challenges, the innovative solution is built around Panasonic’s industry leading 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 industry leading 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° Full HD 1080p (WV-SW458) vandal-resistant dome network cameras inside and outside of each vehicle to deliver improved video quality and wider fields of view. Integrated with other software and hardware components for recording, file transfer, viewing and management, the ruggedized surveillance cameras deliver high quality HD video with exceptional clarity even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Optional external microphones can record clear 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, increase safety and security for employees, the public, and transit assets and improve operational efficiency, collaboration and data security.
- Super Dynamic Vandal-Resistant Dome Network Cameras: Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch technologies deliver exceptional clarity in difficult lighting conditions. H.264 real-time recording helps conserve storage space without compromising image quality.
- Super Dynamic Vandal-Resistant 360° Dome Network Camera: Provides 360° images in Fisheye mode, 180° images in Wall Panoramic mode and 90° images in Quad PTZ and Single PTZ mode. Supports M12 Ethernet connection.
- I-PRO Transit Network Video Recorder: Transmits HD video from up to four IP cameras; capable of supporting up to16 cameras with optional expansion switch. Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 Processor for high-speed performance.
- Anti-Vibration Kit: IEC 60068 certified anti-vibration kit withstands harsh conditions to ensure smooth, reliable operation.