360° endless panning and tilting between -15° and 195° are available thanks to the high-performance pan/tilt mechanism. Wide range monitoring can be performed only with a single camera.
The panning/tilting speed is widely adjustable between 0.065°/sec and 120°/sec when manually controlling it.
The auto pan function allows operation with the camera (lens direction) keeping on rotating horizontally when needed.
A desired camera direction can be registered as a preset position and the camera will move to the registered preset position only by clicking the corresponding preset button. Up to 256 preset positions can be registered.
Preset position map-shot
Thumbnail images representing 8 preset positions can be displayed on another window.
By clicking a thumbnail image, live image from the corresponding preset position will be displayed.
The camera rotates 45° horizontally 8 times and 8 thumbnail images be displayed on another window.
By clicking a thumbnail image, the camera will move to a position corresponding to the selected lens direction and live image from that direction will be displayed.
Auto Eye-Lid Mechanism (AEM)
When direction of the lens moved above the horizontal, a doubled image may occur when using a general camera. Our unique technology is featured in WV-SW598 and it reduces doubled images and offers images that are more natural and easy to watch.
30x and 90x Ex Optical Zooms
The 30x optical zoom lens offers display of enlarged image without deterioration of high image quality.
In addition, the Ex optical zoom function offers up to 60x optical zoom and up to 1080x is available when using together with the digital zoom.
* The Ex zoom function is available only when the image capture size setting is set to "640x360" pixels.
* When using the digital zoom, image quality will be deteriorated as the zoom factor increases.
Advanced auto tracking
The auto tracking function using simultaneously all of the panning, tilting and zooming is available. When a motion is detected in a registered monitoring area, the camera will track the motion (object) and capture it. Tracking using 2 cameras or more is also available.
Face Detection with Super Dynamic Technology
The Mega Super Dynamic function corrects illumination difference in images, making it easier to see objects in more natural conditions when monitoring and recording. It also detects human faces and makes them easy to identify.
Fog and Smoke Reduction
Improved visibility of images in fog or smoke using Fog / Smoke reduction function.
2-area VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified Area)
The data volume of the overall video can be reduced by filming sections with movement that needs to be monitored in high definition while filming unchanging sections in low resolution. Two areas (total of up to 40% of the overall image) can be indicated as high-resolution monitoring sections.
Combination of Enhanced UniPhier® and VIQS Function
Data volume can be reduced by a total of 50%* by using Enhanced UniPhier® (up to 30%) and 2-area VIQS (up to 20%). Reducing the data volume decreases the load on the network. It also uses less space on the disc in the recorder, meaning that more images can be stored on a disc of the same size with the same image settings.
* Compared with WV-NP502. Reduction may vary depending on object and image quality settings.
32 Areas Privacy Zone Masking
Sections within the capture area that you do not want to capture or that must not be captured can be masked. The mask is applied to the camera so that the masked area does not appear on the monitoring screen, and is also not recorded in the data stored on the recorder, etc. Up to 32 privacy zones can be set.
Functions of motion, sound and alarm detections
It is possible to make the camera take the following actions when a motion or sound is detected in an area registered on the monitoring window or detected by a sensor connected to the external interface;
• Display the [Alarm occurrence indication] button on the "Live" page
• Notify of alarm occurrences to the device connected to the alarm output connector
• Save images on the SD memory card
• Automatically send images to an ftp server
• Notify of detections to the administrator by e-mail
• Notify of alarm occurrences to the designated IP addresses (Panasonic alarm protocol notification)
SDXC memory card edge recording
An SD memory card can be installed in the camera to record images. The camera can be set to record images to the SD memory card if a network problem causes a loss of communication between the camera and recorder, or when an alarm is detected.
Smartphone and tablet PC monitoring
Monitoring can even be done from smart phones or tablet computers. The image is optimized to suit the screen. This makes it possible to monitor an area even while away or in transit.
* iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later), Android™ mobile terminals.
For further information about compatible devices, kindly refer to: http://security.panasonic.com/pss/security/support/info.html
The application of rain-wash coating to the dome cover provides clearer visibility, allowing good security to be maintained even when the camera is installed in an environment subject to rain or water splashing.
WV-SW598 is equipped with a dehumidifier that keeps the internal moisture level low, preventing condensation and quickly dissipating any condensation that forms.
Waterproof and Dustproof
Waterproofing and dust proofing function compliant with IP66. Can be installed outside in an area that receives direct wind and rain without special housing. Compliant with IP66 (IEC60529).
Wide Ambient Operate Temperature and Vandal Resistant
Installation in various places is possible since a wide ambient temperature is supported.
The integrated structure including the sun shield structure and the heater for cold weather region (activates when the internal temperature becomes below 10°C) allows use in a variety of locations where the ambient temperature range is between -50°C and 55°C (when using a PoE Injector).
Even when installed in a severe environment, a stable camera operation is provided.
Extremely shock-proof- will not break even under strong impact. Compliant with 20J (IEC 60068-2-75) / IK10 (IEC 62262)