Mr. Bill Taylor
Panasonic System Networks Company of America Thank you for joining us today, Bill. It's a pleasure to speak with a newly elected member of the Security Industry Association Board of Directors. Congratulations!

1) Before getting into security industry trends and Panasonic solutions, please give us an overview of your background.

Bill Taylor: After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the University of Denver, I've gained over 25 years of leadership experience in communications and networking technologies at a variety of companies including AT&T, Kodak, Philips and Motorola. Through the years, I have worked in sales and marketing, corporate strategy, research and general management. My current position is President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. We are based at Panasonic's North American headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, but I've also worked internationally in Asia/Pacific and Europe.

2) What is your perspective on the benefits of IP solutions and the issues involved in the migration of analog to IP?

Bill Taylor: Today's IP-based digital video systems are built on a network that uses the same kind of infrastructure as other computer systems. There are numerous advantages to this approach. First is the potential availability - through network connectivity - of video anywhere it is needed, from any computer or even from mobile devices. Additionally, for many IP-based networked video systems, the expansion of "smart" features at the edge of the network (i.e., inside the camera), helps minimize the system's computational load and the amount of data that travels across the network. IP-based cameras also offer higher-resolution image quality and use new compression formats (H.264) to minimize network bandwidth usage.