CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic, Utility Partner to Enable Total Mobile Connectivity and Digital Video Evidence Capture for

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Panasonic, Utility Partner to Enable Total Mobile
  Connectivity and Digital Video Evidence Capture for Law Enforcement

  Comprehensive Solution for In-Car High-Speed Wireless Broadband and Video
     Evidence Capture, Offload and Management Improves Officer Efficiency

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TINLEY PARK, Ill. -- August 20, 2013

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  PANASONIC, UTILITY PARTNER TO ENABLE TOTAL MOBILE CONNECTIVITY AND DIGITAL
                  VIDEO EVIDENCE CAPTURE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

  Comprehensive Solution for In-Car High-Speed Wireless Broadband and Video
     Evidence Capture, Offload and Management Improves Officer Efficiency

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider
of advanced technology for law enforcement professionals, today announced at
the Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo that it is partnering with
Utility Inc., a market leader in mobile resource management solutions for
first responders. Together, Panasonic and Utility technology will improve
officer efficiency by enabling in-car high-speed wireless broadband to support
a growing number of IP-based technologies, including a comprehensive solution
for video evidence capture, offload and management. The combined solution now
provides law enforcement agencies using Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360°™ in-car
digital video systems with some of the fastest offload speeds available in the
industry.

Across the country, emergency response vehicles are increasingly being used as
mobile command centers – employing sophisticated technology and relying on
constant, high-speed wireless broadband connections to provide real-time
situational awareness. In particular, in-car video systems are becoming a
standard tool in law enforcement and are serving not only to capture vital
digital evidence but also to provide for officer safety, to be used for
training purposes and to serve as an impartial tamper-proof record of
officers’ interactions with the public.

As part of the new solution, Rocket Vehicle Routers from Utility support the
offload of video evidence from Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360° in-car digital
video system to a Rocket Access Point (RAP) in the parking lot at a rate of up
to 1GB of video data in less than two minutes from multiple vehicles while
maintaining a secure chain of custody. Rocket Vehicle Routers also enable live
streaming with remote zoom via the Arbitrator 360° system to allow dispatchers
or supervisors to view the vehicle’s live video feeds from headquarters or a
mobile command center. They also support other functionalities such as
delivering real-time GPS data from vehicles to dispatch and remote firmware
updates.

In addition, the Rocket Vehicle Router will create a secure Wireless Area
Network in the vehicle allowing multiple Panasonic devices to securely connect
while leveraging a single carrier-agnostic data plan. The Rocket Vehicle
Router creates a WAN or LAN in the vehicle which will support multiple data
backhauls including cellular 4G LTE, radio, satellite and WiFi. This
flexibility allows a user to leverage a secure “data hub” for multiple devices
including Panasonic’s new Windows®-based Toughpad™ FZ-G1 tablet.

Engineered for the demanding environments law enforcement personnel face every
day, Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360° rugged in-car digital video recording system
supports a full 360-degree view in and around a police vehicle. The system
utilizes up to five cameras simultaneously to record courtroom-ready video
evidence. Other features include digital wireless audio recording, low-light
capabilities and activation based on predefined triggers such as the use of
the patrol vehicle's siren.

Panasonic's SafeServ® Evidence Management Software Suite provides critical
back-end support for the solution, serving as a comprehensive file management
system that aligns with chain of custody requirements. Panasonic recently
announced that the new SafeServ version 8.0 can now ingest an expanded range
of digital evidence types including still and digital images, digital video,
case files and report documents from multiple agencies. The system can also
collect and process digital video evidence recorded by Panasonic WV-TW310
wearable cameras. The SafeServ software also allows importing of evidence from
other sources including security cameras from public sources, such as a retail
location where an incident occurred.

“Officers are under pressure to respond to incidents effectively, and also to
do so as efficiently as possible. This combined solution allows them to spend
more time with the public and not sitting at a station waiting for evidence to
transfer,” said Dave Poulin, Director of Business Operations for Security and
Evidence Capture, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.
“The Panasonic and Utility solution makes it easy for law enforcement to
capture, transfer and put to use high-quality video evidence as a seamless and
integrated component of their day-to-day case work.”

“Combining Panasonic's Arbitrator 360° in-car digital video system with our
Rocket Vehicle Wireless Routers and patent pending Rocket Access Points will
provide Panasonic's customers with a best in class solution for ultra fast
video offload,” said Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility. “Our partnership with
Panasonic provides a total integrated solution for maintaining a reliable
chain of custody of digital multimedia evidence, and will allow officers to
spend more time in the field providing police services to the community.”

Panasonic’s mobile digital video evidence capture solutions and other
technology for law enforcement professionals will be showcased at this year’s
Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo, August 20 – 21, 2013 at the Tinley
Park Convention Center. To see the products firsthand, visit Panasonic at
booth 307.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business
technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government,
healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial
enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to
help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives
innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified
business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail
point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing,
visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and
HD video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and
quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a
partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are
delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which
is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North
American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without
notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by
calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad
line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer,
business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of
Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.
Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green
innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2013 Interbrand
Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped two spots
to number four:
http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2013/Best-Global-Green-Brands-2013.aspx.
As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic
Corporation of North America relocated its operations to a new eco-efficient
office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in July. Information
about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at
http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas. Information about Panasonic and its
products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for
journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About Utility, Inc.

Utility, Inc. develops and manufactures a combination of vehicle routers and
an AVL / Vehicle Diagnostics / RFID tag software as a service that allows
First Responders, Transit Agencies, and Utilities to effectively command,
control and support mobile field operations. Utility delivers real-time
information about virtually any mobile asset, providing a unified operating
picture for safely locating, tracking and managing all aspects of mobile field
operations. It all comes together into one cost-effective, enterprise-wide
solution showing the location and status of mobile operations, including
tools, vehicles and personnel. Utility’s Rocket Vehicle Routers are
engineered, designed, assembled, and tested in Tucker, Georgia, USA. Utility
has Patents pending for automatic switching between 3G and 4G, Access Point
load balancing, and other situational awareness IP. The AVaiL and DataSync
software as a service is developed and supported at the company headquarters
in Tucker, Georgia, USA and is hosted at secure data centers in metro Atlanta
and Wisconsin USA. Utility is venture capital backed by Braemar Energy
Ventures and Lighthouse Capital Partners. For more information, visit
www.utility.com.

Contact:

Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Connor Murphy, 415-365-8544 (direct)
connor.murphy@cohnwolfe.com
PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com
 
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