Arecont 40MP SurroundVideo
by Security Electronics and Networks | @Articles Product Reviews | October 18, 2012, 7:00am AEDT
NEW from Arecont Vision are the 40-megapixel day/night panoramic cameras, AV40185 180-degree and AV40365 360-degree, representing 2 more industry firsts from Arecont Vision. The company pioneered panoramic imaging technology with the introduction of the first multi-sensor SurroundVideo megapixel cameras in 2006. With the addition of these two new models, Arecont Vision extends further the company’s technology leadership in the industry.
“With our new 40 megapixel SurroundVideo cameras, Arecont Vision again raises the bar for panoramic surveillance cameras,” said Dr. Michael Kaplinsky, CEO, Arecont Vision.
“A 40 megapixel panoramic is a perfect extension of our core competency in high resolution multi-sensor imaging. Visitors to ASIS will have the opportunity to see the image detail and extensive coverage these new SurroundVideo cameras provide.”
Arecont Vision’s 40 megapixel SurroundVideo panoramic cameras provide 360-degree and 180-degree panoramic views using 4 high-sensitivity, 10 megapixel sensors. Each sensor provides 3648 x 2752 pixel resolution at up to 5 frames per second, for a total image area of 14592 x 2752 pixels.
The cameras employ dual H.264 and MJPEG encoders, and offer a binning mode for increased low light performance. Both new SurroundVideo cameras are ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) and PSIA (Physical Security Interoperability Alliance) conformant.
Megapixel panoramic cameras provide cost-effective solutions for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices or multiple cameras might otherwise be enlisted to provide similar coverage. Arecont Vision’s 40 megapixel SurroundVideo cameras further enable users to view and record extremely wide fields-of-view while simultaneously digitally zooming in to multiple regions of interest with extraordinary detail.
On-camera privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1024 distinct motion detection zones per channel.
The new 40 megapixel SurroundVideo panoramic cameras offer standard surface mount or in-ceiling configurations, as well as optional wall and pendant mounting accessories.
The IP66-rated environmental chassis and polycarbonate dome are vandal-resistant and eliminate the need for an external housing. An integrated heater and blower are available to accommodate harsh operating environments.
There’s an easily adjustable 2-axis gimbal provides 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt adjustment. The 360-degree view 40 megapixel SurroundVideo camera also provides plus-or-minus 10-degree (20-degree total) individual mechanical adjustment for each sensor.
Features of the Arecont 40MP cameras include:
* World’s first 40MP H.264 Day/Night 360-degree Panoramic MP
* All-in-one H.264 Day/Night SurroundVideo 360-degree solution
* IP66 and vandal resistant dome
* Adjustable 2-axis camera gimbal with 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt
* Hard ceiling mount, surface mount, optional pendant mount, wall mount
* +/- 10 ° tilt adjustment to locate sensor angle
* Dual Encoder H.264 (MPEG Part 10) and MJPEG
* Bit Rate Control
* Privacy Mask
* Forensic Zooming
* Binned Mode to increase Sensitivity.