Arecont Vision debuts innovative SurroundVideo Omni Cameras
22/01/2014 6:30 am EDT


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Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, is demonstrating a unique new addition to its highly touted line of SurroundVideo® cameras here at Intersec 2014. The new SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras feature four multi-megapixel sensors that can be individually adjusted to capture different fields of view within a full 360° range. This allows a single camera to provide detailed coverage of a wide area including the ability to provide views directly under the camera or multiple fields of view using a variety of different lens options.

The added versatility provided by SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras can replace the need for multiple cameras and reduces overall system costs. Arecont Vision’s new SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras will be are available in 5 megapixel (MP), 8MP, 12MP and 20MP configurations. For added versatility, the low-profile cameras will have multiple lens options available from 2.8mm up to 16mm.

“There’s no doubt that multi-sensor SurroundVideo® megapixel cameras deliver superior coverage capabilities and greater cost-efficiency, as users around the globe have documented with real-world deployments,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Director of Sales MEIA, Arecont Vision. “Our new SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras set a new benchmark in wide area surveillance by simultaneously focusing on multiple areas of specific interest within a scene using a single camera solution. The performance and cost advantages of Arecont Vision multi-sensor cameras are clearly superior to using multiple or pan-tilt-zoom cameras for wide area surveillance.”

Arecont Vision’s SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras feature the company’s Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology in the 12MP configuration which delivers a dynamic range of up to 100dB at full resolution without lowering the frame rates. By combining long and short exposures in the same field-of-view, WDR maximizes the amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The WDR performance of Arecont Vision cameras represents an up to 50dB improvement (300X) in dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.

SurroundVideo® Omni Camera features include dual H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) and MJPEG encoders, privacy masking, extended motion detection with 1,024 zones per channel and binning in 12MP and 20MP models for increased sensitivity in low light applications. Their IP66-rated environmental housing and polycarbonate bubble are vandal-resistant.

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