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PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW PTZ CAMERA LINE-UP

Wed 20, 10 2021

Delivering immersive video communication with 4K high-quality video, smooth vertical and horizontal movement of the new proprietary “direct drive” motor, and up to 24x optical zoom.

Bracknell, UK. 12th October 2021 – Panasonic has announced a refresh of its market-leading PTZ camera range with five new models to address market needs. The 4K integrated cameras AW-UE80W/K, AW-UE50W/K, AW-UE40W/K, AW-UE20W/K and the HD integrated camera AW-HE20W/K will be released sequentially from the first quarter of 2022. All the cameras have a new proprietary direct drive system based on Panasonic’s own technology for quiet and smooth vertical and horizontal directions.

As organisations have had to adapt to an accelerated digital environment, the quality of video transmission has become particularly critical to the education, corporate, live events and broadcast industries. With clear images and dynamic image production that can only be obtained with Panasonic’s pan, tilt and zoom movement, it is possible to improve the quality of online communication and enhance the sense of presence even when not face-to-face.

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 latest IP-based video protocols will be supported, including NDI|HX version 2 and, in the case of the AW-UE80, full-bandwidth NDI. The SRT protocol will also be supported alongside RTMP and RTMPS. 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 smoothly 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.

“Panasonic PTZ cameras are the most used in the world[1] and have met the needs of customers shooting everything from national governments to esports. Most recently they have been used at venues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, including the Japan National Stadium and the Tokyo Aquatics Centre,” said Guilhem Krier, Panasonic’s Head of New Business & Market Development for MEBD & DSC Business Units. “We’ve listened intently to the feedback from our customers. From this, we believe that the new models provide our customers with the flexibility to easily pick the PTZ camera best suited for their needs. The new PTZ cameras are a true plug-and play solution.”

For more information on Panasonic’s range of Broadcast & ProAV products, please visit:

•AW-UE80W/K: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-ue80

•AW-UE50W/K: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-ue50

•AW-UE40W/K: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-ue40

•AW-UE20W/K: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-ue20

•AW-HE20W/K: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-he20

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a global leader developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 522 subsidiaries and 69 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of Euro 54.02 billion (6,698.8 billion yen) for the year ended March 31, 2021. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers. Learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global.

About Panasonic Connect Europe

Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees, the business spearheads operations with its major new B2B solutions initiative called “Gemba Process Innovation”, supported by its wide business product range.

Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consist of the following business units:

The Mobile Solutions Business Division helping mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offering a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offering Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
Business and Industry Solutions delivering tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing. Designed to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe selling a wide range of smart factory solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

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