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COMPACT IMAGING SOLUTIONS FOR MEDICAL, INDUSTRIAL, SCIENCE, BROADCAST AND MORE

BRACKNELL, UK. 03 SEPTEMBER 2012 - Panasonic System Communications Company Europe, Professional Camera Solutions is pleased to announce a new range of block module camera equipment suitable for many applications including medical (hospitals, microscopy), industrial (quality control, inspection), live science (research facilities, laboratories), broadcast (for example in nature documentaries) and even security (DOOM cameras). Panasonic has created a flexible range of new block module zoom cameras including the GP-MH310, GP-MS424 and GP-MS436.

The GP-MH310 is a single chip Full HD Module camera that brings outstanding HD resolution and superior colour performance at the right price and size for a variety of medical and industrial applications. It has outstanding performance, delivering native up to 1080p resolution, plus multi-format capability in a compact and lightweight camera module. It is also possible to customise the true day/night switching point according to the surrounding environment ensuring simpler, automated monitoring of scenes with high image quality.
Many applications like traffic control and automotive require a still picture shot triggered by an external event. The unique Still Picture USB function with direct data transmission to a PC makes this module an ideal component for such solutions.

The GP-MS424 and GP-MS436 are single chip Super Dynamic Module Cameras with 160x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras. The price, combined with the unique 720x (optical and digital) zoom for the GP-MS436 and the 480x combined zoom for the GP-MS424 as well as other functions such as mirror and up-side-down functions, video motion detection and a privacy function, makes these cameras the optimum component for a wide variety of medical, industrial, surveillance and video conference applications.
More information can be found on our Business Solutions website.


NOTES TO EDITOR:

Full Technical Specifications:

GP-MH310-3S

The Panasonic 1MOS Full-HD Module Camera with 4M Pixel
 High Definition with 1/2.5" 4 Megapixel MOS Sensor
 Minimum illumination : 2.0 lx (Colour), 0.1 lx (B/W)
 10x Optical zoom with 16x Digital zoom + Auto focus
 Digital Video via HD-LVDS and Analogue via YPbPr, Y/C and Composite
 Compact Size (43.7x44.2x75.2mm)
 Up-to 4 Megapixel Still Image via USB with external trigger input

The Single Chip Full HD Module Camera from Panasonic brings you outstanding HD resolution and superior colour performance at the right price, and the right size for a wide variety of medical & industrial applications. With outstanding performance, the camera delivers native 1080/50(60)p resolution, plus multi-format capability in a compact and lightweight camera module.

High Image Quality
Full HD Video signal output up to 1080p analogue and 1080i via digital output

Image Mirroring (Up/Down/Left/Right)
Needed for e.g. dome camera and applicable for many other multiple systems

Custom Preset
Preferred camera settings can be customised

USB Video Class (UVC) function
Max. 4M pixel JPG still shot through the USB port
Useful for versatile applications with PC connectivity

True Day/Night switching adjustable
Customise the day/night switching point according to the surrounding environment

More functions:
Image Stabiliser, Motion Detection and Privacy function

Applications:
 Inspection
 Medical
 Video conferencing
 Security
 Traffic control
 Un-manned vehicles
 Broadcast

GP-MS424 and GP-MS436

The Panasonic 1CCD Super Dynamic Module Colour Zoom Camera
 1/4-inch 1CCD PAL,
 24x Optical Auto focus Zoom lens for GP-MS424
 36x Optical Auto focus Zoom lens for GP-MS436
 20x Digital Zoom: Up to 480x with optical zoom
 650 TV lines typical at colour and B/W imaging horizontal resolution
 Super Dynamic technology

The Single Chip SD Module Camera from Panasonic brings you outstanding Super Dynamic range technology, delivering 160x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras. Together with the right price and in combination with the 24/36 times optical Zoom and many others functions it's the optimum solution for a wide variety of medical, industrial and automotive applications.

Additional Features:
 High sensitivity with True Day/Night function:
 0.5 lx at colour mode at F1.4 (Sense Up: Off, AGC: High)
 0.04 lx at B/W mode at F1.4 (Sense Up: Off, AGC: High)
 True Day/Night operation can be selected to automatically or manually switch from colour to
B/W.
 Privacy function: Up to 8 masks can be displayed within one view angle.
 Mirror and Up-Side-Down functions
 VMD (Video Motion Detection)

Applications:
 Inspection
 Medical
 Video conferencing
 Security
 Traffic control
 Un-manned vehicles
 In-car video



About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (€79 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/

About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations efficiency and performance. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.

Press contact:
Adam Logan
Adam.logan@eu.panasonic.com
Tel: +44 (0)1344 853255

Press contact:
Paul Smith
paul@ambergroup.net
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525


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