13/12/2007

Panasonic System Solutions Europe / Panasonic Deutschland

Panasonic’s Iris Reader Awarded Best access Control Product at Detektor International Awards 2007

Panasonic System Solutions has been awarded the Best Access Control Product for its BM-ET200 Iris Recognition Reader at the 8th annual Detektor International Awards in Stockholm Sweden on 23rd October.

The 2007 awards ceremony was held at the restaurant Park Side of the Rica Talk Hotel after the opening day of the security industry Sectech show in Stockholm. Specialist security magazine Detektor International presented Panasonic System Solutions’ Jonaton Holmelius with the award, a unique glass sculpture, specially designed by the world famous glass designer Bertil Vallien.

The awards ceremony was attended by over 350 security professionals and focused on recognising technological innovation and commitment to providing a quality product and service in the security industry. The judging panel, including Lennart Alexandrie, Publisher, Detektor International commented on why Panasonic’s iris reader was given this prestigious prize, “Fast speed identification, coupled with a very low false acceptance rate, makes the BM-ET200 a perfect choice in environments where time is precious and security paramount.”

The Detektor International Award is the second accolade for the BM-ET200 this year and signifies recognition of its strengths in the access control market across Europe after also being presented Best New Access Control Product at the UK’s IFSEC awards in May.

Panasonic’s Jonaton Holmelius, Swedish Sales manager for System Solutions Europe, was delighted to receive the ward on behalf of the department which recently embarked on full European domain ownership. Following the ceremony Mr.Holmelius commented, “Panasonic is delighted to win a European award and is extremely proud that the BM-ET200 Iris Recognition Reader has been awarded best new Access Control Product for the second time this year. This is a real tribute to the dedication and excellence of our Panasonic System Solutions Europe team and demonstrates the quality and innovation of our products.”

The BM-ET200 is the third generation of Iris reader from Panasonic System Solutions, and provides market leading advancements in biometric technology, combining speed, accuracy and a cost effective system that can be easily integrated to access control or identify management solutions. Utilising a smarter, user friendly, 3x faster reader equipped with unparalleled accuracy means the BM-ET200 can operate within large scale applications or even in stand alone mode.

The BM-ET200 includes features such as mirrors, lighting guidance, voice instructions and tamper detection alarms making it the fastest, safest and easiest-to-use iris recognitions reader system currently available on the market. With false acceptance rate of just 1 in 1.2million, the award winning BM-ET200 is ideal for a range of applications such as airports and entry/exit for warehouses, head offices and hospitals.

Panasonic System Solutions European Head of Marketing, Rob Healey commented, “The BM-ET200 iris Reader is a welcome complement to the ever increasing portfolio of Panasonic System Solutions products and defines Panasonic as a true system provider. The European award win reflects Panasonic’s commitment to making today’s world as secure as possible, whilst continuously challenging the boundaries of surveillance, signage and biometric technology.

Panasonic System Solutions has been awarded the Best New Access Control Product for its 3x faster BM-ET200 Iris Recognition Reader at this year’s Security Industry Innovation Awards.

The 2007 awards ceremony, held during IFSEC on the 21st of May at Birmingham’s exclusive Hilton Metropole Hotel, brought together the security industry’s elite for a night of recognition, inspiration and entertainment. Attended by over 500 professionals, the evening focused on recognising the people, products and technology advancements that have pushed the boundaries of innovation and shaped the industry throughout the year.

Panasonic’s Sean Taylor, Nordic Sales Manager, was delighted to receive the award on behalf of the System Solutions division which has recently embarked on full European domain ownership. Following the ceremony Mr. Taylor commented, "Panasonic is delighted to win the Security Innovation Award for Best New Access Control Product, and this is a real tribute to the dedication and excellence of our design and engineering staff.

The BM-ET200 is the third generation of Iris reader from Panasonic System Solutions, and provides market leading advancements in biometric technology, combining speed, accuracy and a cost effective system that can be easily integrated to access control or identity management solutions.”

The winning product itself, the BM-ET200, is Panasonic’s smarter, user-friendly, 3x faster iris recognition reader equipped with unparalleled accuracy that can operate within large scale applications or even in stand alone mode. Utilising a USB port, information can be stored and transferred securely.

The BM-ET200 includes features such as mirrors, lighting guidance, voice instructions and tamper detection alarms making it the fastest, safest and easiest-to-use iris recognition reader system currently available on the market. With a false acceptance rate of just 1 in 1.2 million, the award winning BM-ET200 is ideal for a range of applications such as airports and entry/exit control for warehouses, head offices and hospitals.

The win reflects Panasonic’s commitment to making today’s world as secure as possible, whilst continuously challenging the boundaries of surveillance, signage and biometric technology. Mr. Taylor concluded, “The BM-ET200 Iris Reader is a welcome compliment to the ever increasing portfolio of Panasonic System Solutions products and defines Panasonic as a true system provider."