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Panasonic Arbitrator 360°HD Provides Unmatched High Definition Clarity for Mobile Digital Video Evidence Capture
Next generation solution for digital evidence capture delivers 1080p Full HD resolution for improved officer safety and overall situational awareness

MISSISSAUGA, ON (December 17, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc., a leading provider of advanced technology for the public sector, today announced the next generation in mobile evidence capture and management, the Arbitrator 360°™ HD rugged mobile digital video evidence capture and recording system. Recording in 1080p Full HD resolution and delivering the industry’s highest quality video, the Arbitrator 360°HD provides emergency responders with unmatched image clarity for critical evidence capture. The Arbitrator 360° HD exceeds current industry expectations whether an officer is viewing license plate numbers in near complete darkness or documenting suspect activity from hundreds of meters away. The Arbitrator 360° HD delivers the trusted mobile digital video evidence that law enforcement and other public safety agencies require for improved officer safety, better outcomes in the courtroom and trusted community relationships.

As video becomes an increasingly critical component of public safety operations, the Arbitrator 360° HD dramatically improves the image clarity and value of video evidence with a newly designed solution based on Panasonic’s heritage of innovation and excellence with its industry-leading surveillance cameras. This enables advanced capabilities such as high-quality image details and sharpness, ultra-accurate colour representation and wider fields of view for improved situational analysis.

Video Evidence in 1080p Full HD Resolution
The Arbitrator 360°HD system supports recording of up to five HD cameras simultaneously to provide a full 360° view in and around an emergency response vehicle. Its 1080p Full HD front camera captures a 65° field of view and boasts a 30X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom creating a 360X zoom capability. The Arbitrator 360°HD is designed to support remote streaming and control capabilities. The solution allows real-time support from headquarters or a mobile command center. The Arbitrator 360° HD also sets a new standard for operation in low-light conditions with the ability to capture images in near complete darkness. It uses Panasonic’s new CMOS Sensor that improves clarity of difficult images such as license plates in low-light conditions.

Side and rear view cameras provide 720p high-definition resolution, 150° horizontal fields of view and 93° vertical fields of view to bring full 360° situational awareness. A new officer-worn microphone provides just over a kilometer of audio recording range utilizing a 900 MHz frequency, and allows an officer to control any connected 12-volt device in the vehicle with a new auxiliary control feature.

The system’s Video Processing Unit supports up to two 512 GB solid state drives and provides full Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 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 such as the use of the vehicle's siren, crash detection or other devices. Built to survive the demands of the mobile environment, the Arbitrator 360°HD system is MIL-STD-810G tested for resistance to shock, vibration, and other harsh conditions.

Complete Solution for Digital Evidence Capture, Transfer and Management
The Arbitrator 360° HD system integrates video capture, storage, transfer, and file management to serve as a complete digital evidence solution. The 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 an expanded range of 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. Backward-compatibility with previous Panasonic Arbitrator models helps to protect customers’ existing investments.

The Arbitrator 360°HD system's wireless options allow for simple file transfer, with an integrated 802.11n radio that supports 2X2 MIMO offloading. The Arbitrator 360° HD allows for 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 such as Utility Inc.’s Rocket for expanded flexibility in wireless offload via wireless broadband or Wi-Fi. The Rocket architecture provides complete IP networking and routing in the vehicle to expand command and control capabilities and overall situational awareness.

“As one of the world’s leading developers of video technology, Panasonic is in a unique position to leverage advancements in our line of surveillance cameras toward improving evidence capture for first responders,” said Susan Black, Director, Sales and Marketing, Computer and AV Solutions, Panasonic Canada Inc. “The Arbitrator 360° HD system provides agencies with a platform to record evidence in unmatched clarity and quality while ensuring the integrity of the chain of custody and delivering significant time and cost savings in the acquisition, management and review of recorded evidence.”

Availability
In Canada, the Panasonic Arbitrator 360° HD system will be available in Winter 2014.

Requests for more information or sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360? HD System may be directed to arbitrator@ca.panasonic.com, to 1-866-413-3099, or visit www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Canada Inc.
A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.com.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. Design, specifications, and pricing are subject to change without notice.

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For more information:
Wanda Day
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Wanda.Day@ca.panasonic.com