Panasonic Business Intelligence Kit Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 08, 2011

In May 2011, Panasonic introduced a Business Intelligence Kit. The most noteworthy aspect of this kit is functionality that automatically detects faces and estimates the age and gender of people. This is the first mainstream commercial offering of this technology we have seen in the surveillance market. In this note, we examine the functionality, pricing and competitive positioning of the kit.

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