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New from the German video surveillance product manufacturer Dallmeier electronic is an interactive simulator for comparing megapixel, PTZ and multifocal sensors. This enables end users, installers and those who are interested to compare the camera technologies and see the ‘Panomera’ effect. Panomera is Dallmeier’s multi-sensor camera.

As the firm says, the task of delivering maximum overview together with image definition presents a challenge for many common camera technologies such as megapixel, PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) or multi-sensor cameras. Particularly during zoom operations, something must be sacrificed: the detail resolution (megapixel and multi-sensor cameras) or the overview (PTZ). Accordingly, the camera images are often not usable or pertinent scenes are simply not recorded at all.

In the simulator, users can now see how the patented multifocal sensor technology Panomera addresses this problem. Up to eight sensors with different focal lengths (“multifocal”) capture nearby and distant image areas in high resolution. An intelligent “stitching” software then runs in the background, merging the images from the camera lenses so that users can capture even expanses or long distances in a constant, precisely definable minimum resolution.

Hence a much better overview of the situation, simultaneous access for operators in high resolution, and better analysis due to the high-resolution display of spatial contexts, even over very large areas, according to the firm. One Panomera camera thus replaces many conventional cameras and reduces both the infrastructure expense required and the operating costs. Besides industrial uses, Panomera was fitted for example at nine of the 12 Russian stadiums which hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and is in use at 14 of 20 clubs in the English Premier League (pictured; Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC), 19 German cities and many airports.


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