THERE’S plenty to
like about these new network PTZs. The SNC-RH is actually a series. Depending
on what your application, you’d pick the SNC-RH124P for indoor use and
SNC-RH164P for outdoor use.According to Sony, these cameras are the first full
function PTZs capable of transmitting and capturing HD video using H.264
compression technology. This allows the transmission and storage of digital
video using less bandwidth than previous video compression solutions, enabling
at the cameras capture up to 30 frames per second and advancing the transition
from standard to high definition operations.

The new SNC-RH124
PTZ IP network security camera is also among the first to offer users IEEE
p802.3 compliant High Power over Ethernet (hPoE), allowing operation using a
single Ethernet cable. This is a really neat feature from an installer’s point
of view.

“High
definition imaging and intelligent video analysis are two key features in the
new cameras that are driving the market transition from analogue to IP video
security technology,” said Yu Kitamura, EMEA product manager, Video
Security, Sony Professional.

“When
combined with the ability to transmit high-definition video using advanced
video compression signals, Sony provides a complete HD security system. From
camera to recorder to display, users now have added flexibility to deploy HD
cameras into a growing number of industries and applications.”

Sony says this is
particularly true for those users that that want to capture moving images in
low-light conditions. The SNC-RH PTZ cameras are equipped with XDNR (dynamic
noise reduction) technology that virtually eliminates image blur during
low-light video capture, enabling users to clearly capture images that have not
been easy to portray in the past and overcoming the problems associated with
many competitive camera models.

“High-definition
imaging and intelligent video analysis are two key features that are driving
the market transition from analogue to IP video security technology,” explains
Kitamura.

“The cameras
also feature visibility enhancing technology, which was developed to improve
performance in challenging lighting conditions, such as high-contrast
environments. Enhanced visibility will allow surveillance in particularly dark
and bright areas that have previously been difficult to monitor, including
casinos and highways.”

Not only do the
SNC-RH and SNC-RS camera series offer excellent images, all of the new cameras
features advanced DEPA (Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture) and support
intelligent operation as a result.

“The new SNC-RH124 PTZ IP
network security camera is also among the first to offer users IEEE
p802.3 compliant High Power over Ethernet (hPoE), allowing operation
using a single Ethernet cable. This is a really neat feature from an
installer’s point of view”