Arecont Vision Models  and AV8365DN are cost-effective solutions for applications where mechanical pantilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas.  Each new SurroundVideo camera incorporates surface-mount and in-ceiling mounting options, as well as an IP66-rated environmental chassis and 5.5-inch polycarbonate dome, eliminating the need for an external housing. Model AV8185DN provides a 180-degree panoramic view, using four 2-megapixel sensors that can be switched between day and night manually or automatically. The AV8365DN panoramic camera provides a 360-degree day/night panoramic view, using four 2-megapixel sensors for a total image of 6400×1200 pixels at 22 frames-persecond (fps). Combining surface-mount and in-ceiling configurations into a single model simplifies installation and reduces the requirement for multiple models. Both the AV8185DN and the AV8365DN have a two-axis gimbal, providing X-Y (pan-tilt) adjustment as well as 180-degree tilt and 360-degree pan rotation for easy alignment. An integrated heater and blower are provided with the AV8185DN-HB and AV8365DN-HB models.  “Our newest 8 megapixel panoramic cameras provide electronic zoom windows that allow a user to view and record the entire panoramic field of view while simultaneously digitally zooming in to multiple regions of interest … something a PTZ cannot do,” said Raul Calderon, senior vice president of marketing, Arecont Vision. “These new cameras deliver a highly cost efficient solution by eliminating the need for an external housing, which also results in a significant reduction in overall size.” Model AV8365DN provides simplified installation with a plus-or-minus 10-degree (20-degree total) individual mechanical adjustment for each sensor, enabling removal of the video “dead spot” at the dome bottom or at the horizon. Mounting options include 1.5-in. NPT threaded pipe wall mount (SV-WMT) or pendant mount (SV-CMT), with the availability of pole mount (MDPMA) and corner mount (MD-CRMA) adapters that are also used with Arecont Vision’s MegaDome.Distributor: Arecont