CoastalCOMS installs Sony cameras, Milestone VMS for JCU
CoastalCOMS has installed Sony CCTV cameras and a Milestone VMS to allow James Cook University in Queensland a powerful and flexible remote surveillance solution to monitor wildlife in the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest.
A LATERAL application that leverages the power and flexibility of the latest video surveillance solutions is empowering James Cook University (JCU) researchers at the JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.
SAMSUNG Techwin has released its latest 5MP camera series, the SNO-8081R bullet and SNV-8081R vandal dome. Both cameras are equipped with 1/1.8-inch 6MP CMOS sensors, and 3.6-9.4mm motorized varifocal lens with auto-focus.
In backlit applications, 120dB WDR allows the camera to perform exceptionally well in a challenging environment, while built-in IR allows images in complete darkness.
Features such as LDC (Lens Distortion Correction) and Hallway view, simply add value to the users. Nevertheless, it is not only the performance of the camera which makes it special. The cameras are fully compatible with the H.265/H.264 technology, supporting current and future compression protocols.♦
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Bosch VMS 6.0 now supports select third party devices
Bosch Security Systems’ Bosch VMS 6.0 is a new, more open version of its digital video-management software.
Bosch VMS was originally designed as the optimal software for managing the full range of Bosch video hardware features. Version 6.0 now also offers seamless, end-to-end integration with selected third-party cameras and video-data storage systems, as well as other hardware and software solutions, for example, third-party video walls and third-party video analytics.
Better low light performance, better IR performance
Sony’s STARVIS sensor technology increases the sensitivity of back-illuminated CMOS image sensors for security cameras.
STARVIS increases the light utilization efficiency over a wide range of wavelengths, enhancing sensitivity not only in the visible light region but also the near infrared light region that is often used by security cameras. As a result, STARVIS achieves a sensitivity of 2,000 mV or more per 1μ㎡ pixel size, and realizes 2 or more times the sensitivity of the existing CCD image sensor (EXview HAD CCD II).
(Fig. 1) Color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/㎡ light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent.
Dallmeier’s DF5200HD DN is a full body 2MP IP camera featuring a 1/1.9-inch CMOS sensor and up to 120ips frame rate. This PoE camera has a motorised 4.5-10mm varifocal lens, and a claimed minimum scene illumination number of 0.002 lux.
DALLMEIER makes nice cameras and this DF5200HD-DN, distributed locally by C.R. Kennedy, is no exception to the rule. It’s a full body camera with an alloy housing that doubles as a heat sink. It’s compact – measurements are 71mm x 66mm x 176mm and the camera weighs in at just 300 grams. The DF5200HD-DN is part of a family which includes IR bullet and dome variations, and the findings of this test are likely to apply in good measure to those cameras as well.
Quasar CB-6204 from DVTEL’s 1440P Quad HD Bullet series, distributed locally by QSS, uses new innovations, including DVTEL’s Quad HD resolution and multi-shutter WDR to push the boundaries of resolution and backlight performance.
DVTEL’S CB-6204 Series Quasar 1440P Quad IR HD bullet camera is another sweet release from the NJ-based company. The last DVTEL camera we tested was the 4K bullet and we loved it, especially during the day, when we thought it offered the best resolution of any camera we’d seen in street applications.
NSW Trains has released a tender for the rollout of a decentralised CCTV and Customer Help and Information Point (CHIP) capability to regional railway station and coach stop locations with the first phase deploying to 22 regional NSW locations.
NSW Trains currently utilises the Sydney Trains' CCTV and Help Point Systems within the Sydney Trains rail network area, which includes locations north to Hamilton and throughout the Hunter, South to Nowra, South West to Goulburn and West to Lithgow. But there is no CCTV at any regional NSW Trains beyond the Sydney Trains rail network area with the exception of Coffs Harbour Station.
We tested Hikvision Darkfighter in SEN a while back but post-SecTech Roadshow, I jumped at the chance to re-test the camera with Hikvision’s new Darkeye SLA lens.
WHEN you’re a lens junkie, a piece of glass like Hikvision’s Darkeye represents something mysterious and wonderful. At once it’s a lens capable of snaring the best possible performance from the camera wearing it and the answer to a prayer that lens quality will stop its slide to the abyssal plains of low cost. When it comes to lenses, you get what you pay for. In the case of Darkeye, you pay for what you get – it’s $A810 list, so this is an application-specific lens.