PANASONIC CONNECT ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED OUTDOOR-READY 4K PTZ CAMERA
The Panasonic AW-UR100 delivers high-precision video in a robust design with IP & interface flexibility.
Bracknell, UK. 30th March 2023 – Panasonic Connect Europe today announced a new outdoor PTZ camera, the AW-UR100, available in the third quarter of calendar 2023. The new model combines rugged reliability and high-precision shooting capabilities, such as 4K/60FPS, with cropping functionality and a dynamic image stabilising system (DISS) to overcome the challenges of working outdoors. The camera is ideal for a wide range of outdoor environments, from stadiums to warehouses and airports to ocean-going vessels.
For shooting from various angles at large-scale events, the UR100 offers both a 74.1° horizontal wide-angle lens for panoramic pull-backs and 4K/60P compatibility for 24x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. It also features three types of image stabilisation systems for shake-free video: optical image stabilisation (OIS), electronic roll correction (EIS) and pan-tilt image stabilisation (Dynamic Image Stabilising System—DISS).
Rugged Design for Reliable Performance
The UR100 is built to withstand challenging outdoor environments, such as shooting in high-corrosion salt-air locations or in rain, wind, snow or intense sunlight. The camera is hermetically sealed to keep out wind-blown dust and sand, and a defroster warms the lens to prevent the formation of frost, ice or condensation in extreme temperatures down to -15°C (-4°F). There is also a convenient wiper to keep the lens clear in wet conditions. In numerous tests simulating diverse outdoor conditions for waterproofing, dustproofing, salt spray and more, the UR100 has proven its rugged ability to perform reliably in a wide range of demanding environments.
Adaptability and Multiple Interfaces
Designed for the different needs of outdoor shooting, the UR100 includes many interfaces for major baseband transmission, such as 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI and fibre, as well as support for various IP protocols including NDI and SRT. FreeD is also supported for AR/VR systems.
Andre Meterian, Director of Professional Video Systems for Panasonic Connect Europe, said: “The Panasonic PTZ camera recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and this addition for precision shooting and broadcasting in outdoor environments is another valuable addition to the range. It’s the ideal device for those working outdoors and is designed to support the accelerating shift to IP-based remote video production while ensuring video quality and production efficiency in the field.”
For more information on the Panasonic PTZ line up, visit: Remote PTZ Camera Systems | Panasonic Connect
About Panasonic Group
A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world. The Group reported consolidated net sales of Euro 56.40 billion (7,388.8 billion yen) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Devoted to improving the well-being of people, the Panasonic Group is united in providing superior products and services to help you Live Your Best. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please visit: https://holdings.panasonic/global/
About Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH
Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees and led by CEO Hiroyuki Nishiuma, the business aims to contribute to the success of its customers with innovative products and integrated systems and services – all designed to deliver its vision to Change Work, Advance Society and Connect to Tomorrow.
Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consists of the following business divisions:
- The Mobile Solutions Business Division helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
- The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offers a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offers 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 delivers tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing, using its unique Gemba Process Innovation approach. Its purpose is to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
- Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe is helping to make smart factories a reality with its wide range of automated solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.
For more information please visit: https://eu.connect.panasonic.com