Birmingham, UK (May 14, 2012) – Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology, announces the new full-featured MegaDome® 2 series of all-in-one H.264 cameras combining megapixel resolution with remote focus, zoom, day/night and auto-iris capabilities at IFSEC.
The new functionality will allow systems integrators to install the cameras without locally fixing the field of view or focus of the camera. All lens operations can be remotely controlled from the head end to refine the field of view and focus of the scene. Short or full range focus scan functions analyze the local or full scene to determine the best focus for the chosen field of view.
Arecont Vision MegaDome® 2 AV1255AM is a day/night camera offering 1.3 megapixel resolution at 42 frames per second (fps), with the Arecont Vision MegaDome® 2 AV2255AM providing 1080p full HD resolution at 32fps and the AV2255AM has Casino Mode to ensure consistent 30fps recording for those users needing guaranteed frame rates.
At higher resolutions, the Arecont Vision MegaDome® 2 AV3255AM delivers 3 megapixel day/night imaging at 21fps, with the Arecont Vision MegaDome® 2 AV5255AM offering 5 megapixel resolution at 14fps, both offering a Binned Mode to improve low-light performance. All four dome cameras are available with a heater as a total Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) solution needing no external power for the heater.
“The new MegaDome® 2 megapixel all-in-one solutions provide an extended feature set for the end customer and a simpler installation for our dealers, lower overall cost of ownership and faster return on investment in even more applications. The MegaDome® 2 family will be further expanded with 10 megapixel resolution, IR (Infrared) and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) models in the coming months,” said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President, Arecont Vision. “This next generation of MegaDome® is designed based on feedback regarding specific customer needs.”
Arecont Vision's new MegaDome® 2 cameras combine either 1.3, 1080p, 3 or 5 megapixel resolutions in IP66 environmentally rated and IK10 vandal-resistant domes. Features include an easily adjustable 3-axis gimbal to simplify installation using 360-degree pan, 90-degree tilt and 360-degree z-axis adjustments. These PSIA and ONVIF-conforming cameras also have a dual H.264/MJPEG encoder as well as privacy masking, flexible cropping, multi-streaming, extended motion detection and forensic digital PTZ.
Arecont Vision Unveils True Wide Dynamic Range Megapixel Cameras at IFSEC
With Dynamic Range Up to 100dB, New Cameras Provide Clear Images in High Contrast Light Conditions
Birmingham, UK (May 14, 2012) – Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces a new selection of Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) cameras that can provide clear images in extreme light conditions containing both very bright and dark areas in the field of view. These new WDR cameras provide a low cost megapixel WDR solution for mainstream applications.
Arecont Vision's Wide Dynamic Range megapixel cameras provide a dynamic range of up to 100dB representing up to a 50dB improvement compared to traditional non-WDR cameras, which is equivalent to 300 times wider dynamic range. By combining long and short exposures in the same video frame, Arecont Vision’s WDR line provides the greatest amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of the picture at the same time. In addition to providing the highest dynamic range 1080p and 3 megapixel cameras in the security industry, these cameras also deliver the industry's highest frame rates of 32 frames-per-second (fps) for 1080p high definition (Full HD) cameras and 21fps for 3 megapixel cameras.
Other features of Arecont Vision's new Wide Dynamic Range cameras include compact size, an H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) and MJPEG dual encoder, use of a binning technique to improve low-light performance, PSIA (Physical Security Interoperability Alliance) and ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) conformance.
“Wide dynamic range is a key challenge in many security and surveillance video installations, and our new line of cameras expands WDR technology to megapixel imaging,” said Michael Korkin, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, Arecont Vision. “Combining megapixel and WDR demonstrates Arecont Vision's ongoing technology leadership and continuing commitment to offer products to the marketplace that boost overall system functionality, increase satisfaction for the end user customer and solve systems integrators’ problems.”
WDR cameras in the Arecont Vision lineup include the 1080p AV2116 and 3 megapixel AV3116 WDR cameras with day/night and auto-iris options. The true Wide Dynamic Range cameras share other important Arecont Vision features such as flexible cropping, bit rate control, multi-streaming, forensic zooming and Power over Ethernet (PoE) or auxiliary power (12-48vDC/24vAC).