IACP 2012 video interview: Panasonic

The new camera from Panasonic offers a 180-degree by 140-degree field of view

Editor’s Note:

Editor's Note: Many thanks to our friends at TASER International for equipping me with the TASER AXON Flex body-worn video camera and Evidence.com digital evidence management solution for secure video storage and retrieval.

During IACP 2012 in San Diego, I visited with my old friends at Panasonic (the Toughbook folks and I have a storied history which dates back before my time here at PoliceOne), and discovered that their latest offering is a body-worn video camera for law enforcement.

The new camera from Panasonic offers a 180-degree by 140-degree field of view, and connects via an Ethernet wire into the same back end system that the Panasonic in-car video systems use for file storage, management, and retrieval.

There I was on the trade show floor, wearing a body-worn video camera from my good friends at TASER International, talking with my good friends at Panasonic about their body-worn cameras.

Needless to say, I had an incredible impulse to offer up a toast.

“Here’s to our wives and our girlfriends. May they never meet!”

Check out the video below.

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Doug Wyllie is Editor at Large for PoliceOne, responsible for providing police training content and expert analysis on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 900 feature articles and tactical tips. Doug is also responsible for planning and recording the PoliceOne Podcast, Policing Matters, as well as being the on-air host for PoliceOne Video interviews. Doug also works closely with the PoliceOne Academy to develop training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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