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06/03/2015

Industry's first 4G connected monitoring camera

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Panasonic 4G camera surveillance

Panasonic Nubo 4G monitoring connected camera

Panasonic Cameramanager, a leading provider of Video Surveillance as-a-Service (VSaaS) in Europe, has introduced Nubo, marketed as the world’s first 4G-enabled monitoring camera, to allow consumers to monitor property and belongings without needing Wifi connectivity. Attendees to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona were recently able to experience the camera on the Panasonic stand.

In the past, consumers had to choose between a fixed Wifi home monitoring product, a fixed professional surveillance or a mobile video recording product, ultimately sacrificing mobility, connectivity or security. To solve this problem, Panasonic Cameramanager is launching Nubo, a new standalone camera that allows users to have all the benefits of a mobile security camera, with the advantage of 4G connectivity. Designed for both indoor and outdoor usage, Nubo is weather resistant and offers sensor connectivity through an integrated wireless radio. Additional sensor controls enable the detection of human figures, enabling more tailored alerts and alarms for the user. Nubo also offers two-way communication, allowing the user to communicate through the camera when an alert is triggered.

Nubo is, according to Panasonic, the first true mobile monitoring camera delivering 4G connectivity, providing users the ultimate flexibility. It is the perfect solution when you want to make sure your family, property and belongings are safe, without requiring a Wifi connection. With Nubo, users can spend their time living in the moment, instead of worrying if their valuable assets are protected.

“Consumers have long had to compromise on mobility and connectivity when it came to their surveillance needs, bound either by location or connectivity,” said Tijmen Vos, CTO of Panasonic Cameramanager and Product Evangelist of Panasonic Nubo. “Our vision is to deliver a product that allows users the freedom and flexibility of choosing where the camera can be used and the confidence in knowing that the data created is securely transmitted and stored. With the introduction of Nubo, we’re putting the control of safety and surveillance into the user’s hands.”

Nubo offers a complete platform for the user, with a ready-to-go camera, a mobile data plan, a mobile app for controls and alerts, external battery pack and add-on options, and a secure cloud storage offering, enabling seamless management of data and videos for the user. Nubo’s cloud storage system is built on technology developed by Panasonic Cameramanager, acquired by Panasonic in 2013, which has delivered bank-level security to the enterprise for more than a decade. With the Panasonic cloud storage system, users can be confident that the data created with Nubo is safely secured in Panasonic’s own cloud storage system and can be seamlessly managed through the mobile app on either an IOS or Android smartphone and tablet

To establish network capacity at launch, Panasonic Nubo is in conversations with world-leading wireless carriers. Vodafone will be the first partner to provide Nubo with 4G Machine-to-Machine (M2M) network connectivity in Europe. The integration of camera, app, storage and data plan ensures a turnkey solution for users.

Nubo is weather resistant and can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments it includes advanced video analytics making it easy to know when a person enters your protected space, triggering alerts to the mobile app. Nubo’s wireless radio technology allows it to communicate with external sensors, such as door or motion sensors and it can be connected to an external battery, allowing for temporary use in places without a power connection. For security purposes, videos, audio and images are automatically transferred to a cloud-based storage system, protected by bank-level SSL security and encrypted passwords

The launch of Nubo is part of a larger initiative from Panasonic Europe, where the company aims to become the first major electronics manufacturer to launch its own Mobile Virtual Network in Europe, allowing its business devices to connect seamlessly with the Machine to Machine (M2M) cloud. The first trials of the new network were discussed at the Mobile World Congress 2015, in Barcelona, Spain.

Panasonic Europe will begin to integrate mobile connectivity across product lines, allowing them to access new Panasonic M2M cloud services. These could include remote monitoring, data collection and analysis - driving efficiency and reliability. The first product to utilise the M2M network is the Panasonic Nubo.

Panasonic Nubo is available for pre-orders in the UK, the Netherlands and the United States at the beginning of April, 2015 and the product is expected to ship in Q4 2015 for the UK and the Netherlands and in the U.S. in Q1 2016.


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