Panasonic SmartHD Fall 2010 Release Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 29, 2010

In Fall 2010, Panasonic announced 4 new IP cameras as part of their emerging 'SmartHD' line. The new cameras include 2 bullets and 2 PTZs, adding to the company's existing 3 box and 3 fixed dome cameras.

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