Panasonic AW-HE50S Outdoor PTZ Camera System with Heater Blower Enclosure & Fiber Transmission Module


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  • Enclosure is IP66-rated
  • CMOS Sensor
  • HD/SD
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About Panasonic AW-HE50S

The Panasonic AW-HE50S Outdoor PTZ Camera System with Heater Blower Enclosure & Fiber Transmission Module is a full outdoor camera system, complete with a custom Dotworkz D2 enclosure, that's ready to be controlled via RS-422 serial control or via an IP network over long fiber-optic cable runs. The HE50S's integrated pan/tilt/zoom mechanism can be operated remotely by Panasonic AW series controllers, computers, or control systems from third-party manufacturers, all via IP control. A full 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor and 18x optical zoom lens deliver HD or SD imagery in a variety of resolutions, achieving exceptionally natural results due to Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS), Hybrid Noise Reduction and the Flesh Tone function.

If desired, the video can be monitored locally via the camera's composite or component outputs. The HE50S also features HD/SD-SDI output for the highest-quality video transmission over fiber. Fast, precise and accurate, the AW-HE50S offers a variety of other powerful features, such as electronic shutter, 7-step chroma level adjustment, 3-step gamma correction and tally light. The camera pans across a ±175 degree range and tilts from +90 to -30 degrees. With its Dotworkz Heater Blower enclosure, the HE50S camera enjoys armor against the elements.

The camera housing will not corrode, rust, or leak. The custom Dotworkz D2 enclosure is a Heater Blower (HB-MVP) unit, which offers excellent protection against the hazards of outdoor camera use: environmental mayhem and vandalism. The enclosure features a heater-blower for environmental control and a multi-volt platform for power.

The housing is tested to be water-, dust- and airtight and its heater activates at 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) to keep the PTZ camera at optimal operating temperature. It deactivates at 60 degrees F (15 degrees C). The blower remains on at all times, keeping the enclosed AW-HE50S cool and keeping the lens fog-free. This heater-blower version of the D2 enclosure is recommended for climate zones with temperatures that range from 0 to 120 degrees F (-17 to 49 degrees C).

The system houses an AJA box that converts the HD-SDI output for transmission over fiber. The camera can be controlled via RS-422 serial control or, with its Ethernet input, over an IP network - to receive the commands that make this pan/tilt/zoom camera what it is. For this purpose, the system includes Ethernet- and serial-to-fiber adapters. Power supplies and a RS-422 breakout cable are also included.

Panasonic AW-HE50S Features

  • The camera's gamma curve and knee slope are optimized to match the contrast of each pixel in real time. This increases the dynamic range without affecting the normal pixels
  • The innovative Hybrid (2D/3D) Noise Reduction function also suppresses after-images, even in difficult lighting conditions
  • Flesh Tone Mode produces a more pleasing and realistic picture
  • Full-HD 1/3" CMOS sensor with 18x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom
  • Camera menus can be set up via a web browser by connecting the AW-HE50S to a PC
  • Quick camera integration, thanks to simple connections, IP control and the included Turn-lock mount
  • Enclosure is IP66-rated: airtight and sealed against outside air, dust, water and saltwater. In addition, the D2 housing features IP68-rated waterproof connection ports
  • All system components are mounted and wired in the enclosure, except for the HE50S camera, which should be installed onsite

Panasonic AW-HE50S Specifications

Image Device
1/3" Full HD CMOS
18x optical zoom
F1.6-2.8 (f=4.7-84.6mm; 35mm equivalent: 36.9-664.5mm)
Horizontal Resolution
850 TV lines
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
54 dB
Minimum Illumination
3 lux (50 IRE, F1.6, +36 dB)
Signal System
NTSC [60 Hz] HD: 1080i59.94, 720p59.94; SD: 480i59.94
Built-in Filters
Shutter Speed
Step 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Syncro-scan 60.24-646.21 Hz
Gain Selection
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB/AGC
0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB (Integral mode)
White Balance
Chroma Levels
Pan: -175 to +175deg.
Tilt: -30 to +90deg.
Rotational Speed
Over 90deg./s (max)
Output Connectors
Multi-I/F: Composite, HD/SD Analog Component
Reference Input
External Sync (Genlock): BNC
LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, IPv4RJ45 x 1
RS-422: AW-series protocol, plus selected third-party support
Power Requirements
Camera only: 12V DC ±10%
Power Consumption
Camera only: 1.3A
Operating Temperature
With enclosure: 0 to 120deg.F (-17 to 49deg.C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Camera only: 6.3 x 7 x 6.5" (16 x 17.8 x 16.6 cm)
Camera only: 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
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