Vivotek 1.3MP (720p) WDR Pro II IP67-rated IP8355EH network bullet camera
I SAW acres of new products at Security 2014 Exhibition and one of the standouts was Vivotek’s new WDR PRO camera range, which includes bullet, box and dome cameras in 1.3MP and 3MP variations. In this review we look at the IP8355EH outdoor bullet camera.
WHAT struck me about the new Vivotek WDR PRO when I first saw images was that the camera was very strong in backlight, as well as being very strong with absolutely no light whatever. This particular combination of characteristics is unusual. Engineers typically give up some low light performance to enhance backlight performance and vice versa.
I stumbled on the Vivotek WDR PRO cameras almost by accident. Venturing onto the stand, Ray Lee, Vivotek’s regional manager, demurred when I asked if much was new with Vivotek in 2014. Then he led me over to a new camera with the highest WDR rating in the world.
CAMVEX is distributing Omega’s OM-HC-HDW2100M and OM-HC-HDW2200M HD-CVI cameras, with IR, IP66-rating against weather, vandal-resistance and a range of 500 metres over coaxial cable.
Image sensor resolution options are 1.3MP (1280x960) and 2MP (1920x1080) and frame rate is 1280x720 @ 25fps, 1280x720 @ 50fps, 1920 x 1080 @ 25fps and 1280x720 @ 50fps. The image sensor options are a 1/3-inch 1.3MP CMOS sensor and a 1/3-inch 2MP CMOS sensor. Min Illumination is 0.1 LUX/F1.2 (AGC on), 0 LUX (IR on) 0.05LUX / F1.2 (AGC on) and 0 LUX (IR on). An electronic shutter offers 4/25s~1/45,000s 1/3s~1/100,000s.
VIVOTEK has announced the launch of the next-generation 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera, SD8364E.
The SD8364E is designed with 360-degree continuous pan and 220-degree extended-tilt range, which effectively alleviates dead angles. In addition, the upgraded 30x optical zoom lens enables the SD8364E to capture images in even greater detail.
Featuring WDR Pro technology, SD8364E is capable of coping with challenging lighting conditions and generating image quality close to the capabilities of the human eye. This state-of-the-art speed dome camera is protected with an IP66-rated and NEMA 4X-rated housing ensuring fluent operation under extreme weather conditions.
Video management systems are the interface between the raw data of camera inputs and storage bins, and security management teams. The latest generation of VMS solutions is notable for its functional power and operational simplicity. And the best is yet to come.
GLOBALLY, the VMS market is worth between $US700m-1b with Milestone and Genetec sharing the largest slice of the market, followed by ONSSI, Verint and Nice Systems. There are a number of other developers including Geutebruck, Axxon, DVTel, IndigoVision and Avigilon whose VMS solutions have a long histories and excellent reputations. In all there are about 70 VMS manufacturers offering a swathe of solutions at multiple price points.
INDIGOVISION Ultra 2K delivers rich, Full HD video and image clarity. Even in low light, you can easily identify people or objects with powerful digital zoom and incredible image detail.
Ultra 2K range offers IndigoVision’s smart core technology which offers features such as guaranteed frame rate, ultra low latency, highly efficient compression, AAC hi-fidelity audio, built-in analytics, superior diagnostics and multi client connections.
Ultra2K offers not only full frame rate, but those frames are guaranteed not to drop. It has a signal-to-noise ratio of >39db with a WDR of 100db. There’s low light capability of 0.03lux, 50IRE at 1/30s shutter. Ultra 2K camera achieves >850TVL of full frame resolution claiming the 1080P top spot in image quality.
VIVOTEK has announced its first video content analysis (VCA) application package, which includes 3 key functions: Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting.
The Field Detection feature allows users to define a zone in the field of view for automated monitoring. Whenever a person or object either enters or leaves this zone, the event is automatically detected, and notification is sent to the video management server or other back-end infrastructure.
Line Crossing functionality is used to set up a virtual line within the camera's field of view so that when a person or object crosses the line from left to right or both at once, the event is detected. In addition to obvious security applications, the Field Detection and Line Crossing could be used to demarcate a zone in the field of view corresponding to an area in physical space where access is restricted.
Omega S Tribrid offers cost-effective migration from analogue using existing coax
CAMVEX is distributing the Omega S Tribrid DVR/NVR, which offers 3 technologies on one recorder allowing the unit to support SD analogue cameras, HD-CVI cameras and HD-IP cameras.
Omega S Tribrid offers cost-effective migration from analogue, uses existing coax, offers full 1080p resolution, supports multiple smart phone clients, has multi-camera playback and up to 32TB of storage. There’s remote access via Freedom VMS client, 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA and 1 x PAL BNC video outputs.
The OM-3808S model offers a live display of any mixture of analogue, HD-CVI and IP cameras (up to 8 cameras max), limited to 200FPS at 1080p globally, with simultaneous playback of up to 8 channels via local monitor.
On the OM-3816S model you get live display of any mixture of analogue, HD-CVI and IP cameras (up to 16 cameras max), limited to 400FPS at 1080p globally, with simultaneous playback up to 16 channels via local monitor.
BOSCH Security Systems has brought its proven starlight and dynamic range technology to the AUTODOME IP 7000 HD family of high-speed pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) domes.
Key features include built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) to help focus on relevant situations by alerting you when needed and Intelligent Tracking (iTracking) which automatically tracks moving objects by intelligently distinguishing between single and multiple reference points for uninterrupted tracking.
There’s also intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR) that leads to bandwidth only being used when needed, resulting in up to 50 percent reduction in storage cost and network strain without compromising video quality.
Distributor: Bosch Security Systems
Contact: 1300 1 BOSCH (26724)
SONY’S SNC-EB632R is a weather-resistant, easy-to-install bullet-type fixed network camera. Sony’s Exmor CMOS sensor captures 1080p HD image streams, while high sensitivity delivers clear, low-noise images in challenging low light conditions.
IPELA ENGINE EX platform boosts image quality while video analytics is baseed on user-defined rules. View-DR expands dynamic range to assist with identifying human faces and other objects in high-contrast and strongly backlit scenes. Visibility Enhancer (VE) dynamically fine-tunes image brightness and colours on a pixel-by-pixel basis, while XDNR (eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) dramatically reduces noise, minimising motion blur.
The AXIS P3364-LVE is a 1-megapixel day and night fixed dome network camera that offers superb video performance, even when the environment is completely dark.
The built-in IR solution in AXIS P3364-LVE automatically adapts the illumination angle with the zoom level, which simplifies installation. The camera’s weather-proof and vandal-resistant casing makes it ideal for harsh environments.
Features include video in 1MP or HDTV 720p quality, multiple H.264 videos streams, easy installation including remote zoom and focus, built-in high-efficiency, long-life LED’s for IR illumination, outdoor-ready and vandal-resistant design.
Distributor: Hills Lan1 and Hills OPS
Contact: 1800 685 487