NEWARK, NJ (October 17, 2013) – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of technology solutions for the public sector, today announced an amendment by the City of Tucson, AZ to the contract available through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) to include the new Arbitrator 360°™ HD rugged mobile digital video evidence capture and recording system. With this addition, first responder agencies across the country have a new, efficient method to purchase the Panasonic Arbitrator 360°HD, recording in 1080p Full HD resolution and delivering the industry’s highest quality video for critical evidence capture.
The National IPA works with public and nonprofit agencies and municipalities to competitively solicit national contracts for aggregated use, realizing significant time and cost savings. Through these publicly solicited and competitively awarded cooperative purchasing agreements, organizations benefit from national pricing and a simplified process while remaining compliant with procurement procedures. Panasonic is adding the Arbitrator 360° HD to a full line of professional technology solutions currently available through its existing agreement with National IPA that was awarded by the City of Tucson. The full range of products include the Toughpad™ line of enterprise-grade rugged tablets and Toughbook® rugged mobile computers, security and video surveillance solutions, professional displays and digital signage, projectors, professional video cameras and AV equipment, video teleconferencing, scanners, whiteboards and mounts.
Video Evidence in 1080p Full HD Resolution
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 color representation and wider fields of view for improved situational awareness.
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-degree field of view and boasts a 30X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom creating a 360X zoom capability. 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-degree horizontal fields of view and 93-degree vertical fields of view to bring full 360 degree situational awareness. A new officer-worn microphone provides nearly one mile 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 surveillan