An interview from the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Jim Jensen of Panasonic Connect. Established on April 1, 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group’s switch to an operating company system, Panasonic Connect North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is a B2B company offering device hardware, software and professional services to provide value to customers across the public sector, federal government, education, immersive entertainment, food services and manufacturing industries.

To provide production teams with the flexibility and reliability they need to capture and produce content in any type of environment, Panasonic Connect North America today launched its AW-UR100 Outdoor PTZ camera. The company also announced updates to its Premium Series PTZ camera lineup, to bring a built-in auto-tracking feature to corporate and education settings.

Sports production teams and broadcast crews operate in challenging outdoor environments. To create dynamic productions that capture a game from different angles and make fans feel as if they are present in person, or give broadcast news viewers a comprehensive glimpse into current traffic or on location weather conditions, they need high-quality camera solutions that can stand up to the elements.

The AW-UR100 builds off the success of the AW-HR140, a camera known for its durability in outdoor environments, and will eventually replace the AW-HR140 in the PTZ lineup later this year. Key features of the AW-UR100 include:

An IP65 rating, along with a wiper, heater, defroster, enhanced stabilization, and the ability to mount it upright or upside down for versatile installation options. A newly designed 4K imager that allows production teams to capture crisp, clear content even in the harshest conditions. A compact size that offers SRT, Fiber connectivity and 4K streaming.

The IP65 rating distinguishes the AW-UR100 with its salt resistant coating. The camera uses advanced technology for superior vibration and stabilization, as well as wind pressure resistance. These features are a direct response to customer demand for a camera that can stand up to the rigors of extreme weather without compromising on the quality of captured content.

An integrated 4K/60P camera, the AW-UR100 offers enhanced picture quality with a newly developed 4K sensor and strong optical zoom of 24x, ensuring high resolution even when iZoom is utilized to zoom closer into a scene. To capture the full length of a playing field, the camera’s increased 74.1 degree field of view will be particularly helpful in sports settings. The new camera supports workflow flexibility with IP protocols, including SRT, NDI®, NDI|HX2® for secure 4K streaming even over a public network. It also supports Fiber connectivity and new workflows such as AR/VR/XR productions with FreeD built-in.

For more information please visit: www.NA.Panasonic.com

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