MOBOTIX M73 has arrived at SEN for testing and it’s going to be an interesting study. The M73 is an important release for Mobotix and takes the company’s notion of a computer with eyes to the next level.

This is a modular unit with 3 sensor/function modules – including optical, thermal, audio and IR. There’s a simple mounting system, the German build is solid as a rock and camera performance of 4K at 30ips with 120dB of WDR is supported by H.264 triple streaming with H.265 on the way.

You need to think of the M73 as an open system – not just a camera. It features secure onboard storage, quad-core ARM Cortex processers, IP66 and IK07 ratings, 80,000-hour MTBF and a -40 to 65C operating temperature range.

But it’s the apps, the AI and deep learning, and the open SDK that’s going to be most pleasing to creative integrators looking to deliver powerful and inventive operational outcomes for their customers.