Panasonic Partners with ERECA

Optical Fiber Transmission Solution for AW-HE120 PTZ Camera

Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is pleased to announce its partnership with French optical fiber transmission specialists ERECA to produce the Topas ET120 optical fiber transmission solution for the Panasonic AW-HE120 HD integrated camera.

Available in white or black and ideal for a variety of usage situations such as live production, fiber channel solutions, studio applications and long distance in-house transmission; the Topas ET120 directly fits under the camera base of the AW-HE120 to enable a cost-effective IP-based optical fiber transmission multi camera system.

Available in a variety of versions that feature the choice between SC/APC or LEMO 3K hybrid optical connectivity, and two bidirectional audio signals and/or phantom power; the Topas ET120 optical fiber transmission solution also comes with HD SDI, GENLOCK, RS 422 bidirectional, GP and Ethernet signals as standard.
The Net Racer 19 type rack provides power, cooling and management for the TOPAS boards ET120 and enables installation of up to 16 Single Slot Interface Cards for SC/APC or up to 8 LEMO 3K hybrid (two slot) connections.


The AW-HE120, available in pearl white or black metallic to match a variety of decors, supports remote operation via IP connection which makes it cost-effective and easily configurable as part of a remotely operated multi-camera system. It features a 20× zoom lens that covers an extended range of focal distances from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, which is supplemented by a 10× digital zoom function. The built-in four-position ND filter (clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64) allows adjustment of the exposure, and the imaging elements, also used in Panasonic’s P2 HD series products, are 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. MOS sensors that enable Full-HD superior picture quality.