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The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2021

Dolph Pick: Panasonic Edge Cameras With AI

Panasonic has been providing quality camera products to the security industry as long as I can remember, going back to the 1970s. Now, the i-PRO Series has caught my attention. AI processing once only embedded in its premium cameras is now available in Panasonic’s flagship line of midrange cameras, the S-Series. The i-PRO S-Series features a built-in AI processor that transforms these surveillance cameras into edge-computing devices, allowing a variety of applications to run simultaneously. Users can select and install third-party analytics and applications without relying on a Cloud- or server-based connection. In addition, the AI processor provides stronger H.265 coding efficiency and image processing optimization to help conserve valuable bandwidth and recording storage space. It also has stronger image processing optimization to adapt to the dynamic changing scene environment, such as a backlit daytime area, low-lit room or night vision. By optimizing image settings, including shutter speed, auto exposure and gamma correction, the S-Series produces a clearer image with less noise to help identify people and objects in low-light conditions.

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