Panasonic Integrates Cameras, UC
Simplicity, quality, and affordability are three key benefits.
Panasonic earlier this month announced an expansion of its IP camera communications solutions with two new models, the KX-NTV150 and KX-NTV160, each designed for indoor and outdoor surveillance.
The KX-NTV systems include support for Power over Ethernet and integrated camera, speakerphone, and Web viewer features that allow users to engage with visitors and employees using combined HD video and audio channels. Panasonic has designed the portable KX-NTV150, which includes surveillance and recording features, to be easy to set up in any location. It can connect to mobile devices remotely and on demand. The KX-NTV160, which has an IP43 rating and dust and rain protection, is targeted at outdoor installations including near doors and entrances. The camera communications systems integrate with any Panasonic communications server.
Scores of businesses, warehouses, schools, and churches can benefit from the easy integration. Panasonic UC server solution, which enables door control, supports door phones, and now features camera integration, is a robust offering. I've positioned this in the past with clients, with key wins.
There are several benefits. This first is the simplicity gained with a single-vendor solution. Second is the use case. When visitors arrive at a property outfitted with this solution, they press a call button and the screen pop or UC client assigned to receive the call sees and can instantly communicate with the guest, allowing or denying access. This integration makes sense.
Quality is another benefit -- Panasonic cameras are well-respected on quality -- and affordability another. The KX-NTV150 is priced at $304 and the KX-NTV160 at $323; both come equipped with a standard two-year warranty and are available immediately through authorized resellers.