AT the Mobotix conference a week or so ago one of the most interesting new developments was the company’s new 'MultiViewer' VMS. Judging from the quick run-through I sat in on, it’s a sleek product, easy to navigate and very flexible. 

It’s always an engineer’s perspective with Mobotix, which is refreshing in terms of getting a sense of the challenges the team faced throughout the process of product development. Mobotix has a different way of doing things – its software is free with its cameras. The idea behind this new – still free – 'MultiViewer' VMS is easier operation and additional capability for more complex applications.

Mobotix founder and CEO, Dr Ralf Hinkel

 

Also getting a run in Sydney was MxLEO software, which offers improvements in low light performance, noise reduction and recording capability for all Mobotix 5MP cameras.

"MxLEO is the latest in MOBOTIX image enhancing technology," according to Dr. Ralf Hinkel, founder and CEO of Mobotix. "The main benefits for all our users are that our camera solutions now offer a dramatically enhanced sharpness of images, considerably less noise in these images, extremely user-friendly light settings in the camera(s), optimized recording and alarm results using the added MxActivitySensor intelligence. All these benefits in low-light conditions are made possible through the new Mobotix 5-Megapixel technology".

The Lowlight Exposure Optimization software is included in the firmware release 4.1.9 and is as all MOBOTIX software and firmware free of charge. It can be downloaded on all 5 Megapixel MOBOTIX cameras and is included as standard.

Something else I liked at the Mobotix Conference was the M15-D Thermal camera. Unlike other cameras in this part of the market the PoE, IP66-rated M15-D Thermal camera comes complete and ready to install and quite awesomely, combines its thermal image with a 5MP optical camera view (colour or monochrome options). This sounds plain sailing until you actually see the camera in operation. Alongside the thermal image in the VMS is a 5MP optical image and the 2 images give operators the maximum possible amount of information from a given scene. 

There's a review of the M15-D Thermal in the March issue of SEN, due out any day. 

 

John Adams