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There have been substantial advances in camera imaging and having this technology coupled to networked and wireless control provides not only an incredibly useful tool for video production, security, 2/18/2014 5:55 AM Eastern

PTZ Cameras

Feb 18, 2014 10:55 AM, By Bennett Liles | Posted by Web Editor Jessaca Gutierrez




There have been substantial advances in camera imaging and having this technology coupled to networked and wireless control provides not only an incredibly useful tool for video production, security, and videoconferencing, it also gives us a line of AV gadgets that are incredibly fun to operate. The extensive range of preset shots is a wonderful feature for owners while the low-light performance and PoE capability have widened and simplified options for installers.

ACTi Corp. KCM-8211

ACTi Corp. KCM-8211

Taking controlled video outdoors under a wide range of light and temperature environments is the 8-megapixel KCM-8211. The ACTi Corp. included an 18X zoom lens, DC iris, and auto-focus on this unit along with a 16X digital zoom. The camera can pan through 350 degrees, and it zooms from 1X to 18X in 2 seconds. Its progressive scan CMOS image sensor can output color video in lighting down to 0.1 lux and monochrome to 0.05 lux. Compression formats include H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG with a maximum of 30fps in resolution up to 1280x720. White balance can be set to automatic, hold, and manual while the camera can show simultaneous dual streams based on two configurations. The camera can be positioned on up to 64 presets. The assembly is IP66 weatherproof rated.

Bosch Autodome 7000

Bosch Autodome 7000

The Bosch Autodome 7000 HD high-speed dome camera greets users and system integrators with a wide range of installation options. Powered on high PoE (indoor only) with a single cable for power and control or run on a separate 24VAC supply, the IP66-rated system can be housed in an in-ceiling mount or on an indoor/outdoor pendant fixture with a clear acrylic bubble. Dual recording options include iSCSI and SD card. The 2-megapixel 1080p 25/30 video system has a 20X optical zoom, but it can be configured to operate in 720p 50/60. The camera allows complete PTZ control including presets, tours, and alarms over the network. There is also web-based configuration of all dome settings. Tours can be set up to use all 256 preset positions and the dwell time on each one is configurable. For best performance in different environments, the system can be operated in any of five separate modes: outdoor, indoor, low-light, motion, and vibrant.

To suit a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, Canon has equipped the XU-81 single-CMOS camera system with a 20X HD zoom lens, 12X digital zoom, long-distance HD-SDI output, waterproof and dustproof IP55-rated enclosure, and switchable 1080i and 720p video along with RS-232 and RS-422 serial control for a wide range of installation options. For SD video monitoring it adds a composite video output on a BNC connector. In normal mode the camera has a noise rating of NC<30 to suit very quiet indoor environments and it can use its slow shutter mode to shoot in very low light levels. The XU-81 can be mounted upright or upside down and the image can be set to automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90 degrees. It has a waterproof microphone, 126 presets, and auto/manual white balance, gain, and focus. The system is powered on 12VDC and uses 20W power.

Elmo PTC-400C

Elmo PTC-400C

The PTC-400C from Elmo has a 470 horizontal TV line imaging system that can switch to monochrome for clear detail under very low light (1 lux) conditions and it can be operated along with eight other cameras with the included remote IR controller through an RS-485 daisy chain connection. It can zero in with a combination of its 12X optical and 16X digital zoom while running on 12VDC power at eight separate speed settings. The system has a 350-degree pan range with a speed up to 100 degrees per second and a tilt range of 200 degrees at that maximum speed. The camera can be positioned on 16 presets with area masking and image flip for tracking targets passing directly beneath its location. Additional features include automatic and manual white balance, auto iris, and picture adjustments in hue, AGC, detail compensation, and high-speed shutter.

IC Realtime PTZ-SEN-3600

IC Realtime PTZ-SEN-3600

For best images at night, the PTZ-SEN-3600 has infrared LEDs that integrate with the zoom and they change proportionally from 60 degrees at their widest view to 6 degrees with maximum telephoto on the 36X optical zoom. The unit also features an adjustable de-fog function for foggy conditions. IC Realtime has designed it to pan endlessly through 360 degrees and tilt from -25 to 205 degrees with 128 presets, tour function, eight programmable privacy zones and a digital image stabilizer. Using the integrated heater/blower, the system can operate over a wide temperature range in its IP68-rated housing. Motion detection is switchable, and there are alarm input and output terminals. The body has a small cover plate that when removed reveals a group of dual in-line switches used to set the camera address, baud rate, and communication protocol.


PTZ Cameras

Feb 18, 2014 10:55 AM, By Bennett Liles | Posted by Web Editor Jessaca Gutierrez




JVC VN-H557U

JVC VN-H557U

At its best in day/night light level, 24-hour surveillance installations, the new JVC VN-H557U network indoor HD PTZ camera combines a 10X optical with a 10X digital zoom and auto/manual iris control along with 350-degree pan and tilt, 100 presets, auto return, auto flip, and auto pan. The ONVIF Profile S-compliant camera provides 1920x1080 HD resolution, and the SDHC card slot allows local recording to backup IP network streaming. Its surveillance features include an eight-area privacy mask, motion detection, 3D digital noise reduction, and alarm input and output with two-way audio. The unit can be powered on Ethernet, 24VAC, or 24VDC. The codec can stream M-JPEG, H.264 Baseline Profile, and H.264 High Profile formats. It also features Super LoLux HD sensitivity, JVC’s original technology that ensures superior color reproduction in dimly lit areas.

Panasonic WV-SW598

Panasonic WV-SW598

The WV-SW598 super dynamic weather-resistant full HD PTZ dome network camera from Panasonic features 360 degrees endless panning and tilting between –15 degrees and 195 degrees with the panning/tilting speed widely adjustable between 0.065 and 120 degrees/second under manual control. Auto tracking, smoke/fog reduction, and a 30X optical zoom and 90X extra optical zoom reinforce the unit’s surveillance capability while 32 areas may be masked. Two areas may be configured with Variable Image Quality on Specified (VIQS) area and up to 256 preset shots can be programmed. Installation options include three alarm inputs, mic in and audio output, local and PoE+ powering, iPad/iPhone/iPod touch compatibility, clock and alphanumeric title display, SDXC memory card recording, and motion/sound detection. The 2.4-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor creates full HD 1920x1080 resolution and the camera streams this at up to 30fps.

PolarisUSA Video 2MP20X-PTZ-IR

PolarisUSA Video 2MP20X-PTZ-IR

PolarisUSA Video has included its latest features on the new 2MP20X-PTZ-IR 2-megapixel full HD Network PTZ dome camera. This model has 1080p at 30fps, 20X optical zoom, 16X digital zoom, 100 meters IR range with H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream encoding, and JPEG Image Capture. Capable of panning up to 240 degrees per second with an endless 360 pan range, the camera has up to 255 presets, up to 24 masking areas, and it will auto restore to the previous PTZ and lens setting after a power failure. There is local recording capability on a micro SD slot and an RS-485 remote control terminal. Up to 20 users can access the unit, and there are iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows phone interfaces. White balance, gain, iris, and focus are automatic.

Samsung SNP-6200RH

Samsung SNP-6200RH

The Samsung SNP-6200RH full HD PTZ dome camera can focus its IR beam as the camera goes in with its 20X optical zoom to illuminate objects over 300ft. away in light levels down to 1.5 lux for color images. The IP66-rated enclosure can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and high wind. With 360-degree endless pan, the camera can spin around to any of its 255 presets at 250 degrees per second and under manual control it can pan from 0.024 to 120 degrees per second. It also features auto, manual and one-shot focus control, switchable digital image stabilization, up to 15 character titling, motion detection, eight privacy-masking zones, and image flip/mirror and audio in/out. The unit can be operated via RS-485, and the alarm can trigger an output terminal or FTP/email uploads.

Speco Technologies O2PTZ22D5W

Speco Technologies O2PTZ22D5W

Viewable on iPhone, iPad or Android, the O2PTZ22D5W 1080p outdoor PTZ IP camera can transmit up to five streams of different resolutions, frame rates, and codec selections. The progressive scan 1/2.8 type Exmor CMOS image sensor can provide images in light levels down to 0.3 lux with switchable backlight compensation and there is a direct 75Ω composite video output. For hard weather environments, Speco Technologies has added an IP66-rated enclosure. The system can be powered locally on 12VDC or over the network on PoE, and there is an RS-485 remote control terminal. System integration features include motion detection, intelligent video, and sensor inputs for alarms. Events can trigger FTP uploads, still image emails, PTZ preset shots, and two relay outputs. The camera has 64 presets with eight programmable patterns and 24 privacy zones.


PTZ Cameras

Feb 18, 2014 10:55 AM, By Bennett Liles | Posted by Web Editor Jessaca Gutierrez




Toshiba IK-WB16A/A-W

Toshiba IK-WB16A/A-W

The IK-WB16A/A-W from Toshiba represents a choice in connectivity with the IK-WB16A version wired and PoE capable while the IK-WB16A-W model is wireless. Both deliver 1600x1200 resolution at up to 30fps with a 4X digital zoom and stream it with dual MPEG4/JPEG codecs. Auto gain and white balance are standard features. Toshiba includes the REC-WB16A-1 recording software that allows a flexible monitoring layout and recording of up to 16 wired or wireless cameras. The camera has two-way audio and a micro SD slot for local recording. The IK-WB16A-W wireless model runs on local 12VDC power, but the IK-WB16A has PoE capability. Within its ±175-degree pan and +90 to -23-degree tilt range, it can be positioned at any of its 23 preset shots, and the alarms can trigger recording and upload to email and FTP. The unit supports IPv4/IPv6, and it comes with installation software that provides an easy setup wizard.

TRENDnet TV-IP672PI

TRENDnet TV-IP672PI

With the capability to receive power and data on the same Ethernet cable, the TRENDnet TV-IP672PI megapixel PoE day/night PTZ network camera has complete flexibility for installation options. It also comes with software that enables scheduled recording, email alerts, and motion detection recording. A wide area can be covered within its 340-degree pan and 115-degree tilt range. The video system outputs 1280x800 images at up to 30fps with H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG image compression while simultaneously streaming a low-resolution signal to a compatible smart phone. Additional features include local SD card storage, time/date overlays, two-way audio, an adjustable lens, and auto patrol. The software also allows the user to manage up to 32 TRENDnet cameras while controlling brightness, contrast, auto-gain, noise reduction, saturation, sharpness, backlight settings, hue, and image flip among other parameters. Web-based access is possible from smart phones and tablets, and up to 20 user accounts can be defined.

Vaddio PowerView HD30

Vaddio PowerView HD30

The new PowerView HD30 PTZ camera was designed by Vaddio with a 2.2-megapixel MOS sensor to output up to 1080p/60 HD video for videoconferencing, HOW production, education, and industrial installations. The 30X optical zoom lens works well in large rooms providing up to a 66-degree field of view while the system performs in light levels down to 0.4 lux for color and 0.3 lux for monochrome images. In addition to HDMI and analog component video, Vaddio’s PowerView cameras are equipped with Quick-Connect systems using HSDS (differential power, video, and control) on Cat-5 cable. The camera has a pan range of +170 to -170 degrees and a tilt span of +90 to -30 degrees. There are 16 presets, six of which can be recalled with the IR remote. The system includes PowerRite power supply, IR Remote, and AC cord set.

Vivotek SD8363E

Vivotek SD8363E

The Vivotek SD8363E is well suited for monitoring wide open indoor and outdoor areas with its 360-degree continuous pan, 220-degree tilt, and 20X optical zoom. With video resolution up to 30fps @ 1080p, the camera supports H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG compression and it can be quickly positioned at any of 256 presets. The system incorporates auto tracking, a removable IR cut filter, and audio detection. Local storage capability uses a SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot in the weatherproof IP66 rated and NEMA 4X housing. Audio capability includes an external microphone input and a line level audio output. The IEEE 802.3at-compliant system can also be powered on 24VAC. Alarms can be triggered manually, on a time schedule, on system boot, by video motion detection, and by audio detection with emails and FTP uploads automatically activated.


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