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Dual sensor megapixel camera

Arecont Vision, the IP-based megapixel camera manufacturer, unveiled the SurroundVideo Omni Mini dual sensor megapixel camera at IFSEC 2016.

The SurroundVideo Omni Mini features twin megapixel camera sensors that are individually mounted in the Arecont Vision-designed three-axis gimbals, and are each able to look in virtually any direction, including straight down.

This new camera is the US firm says suitable for providing coverage of areas that require high definition video of two directions at once, where the company’s full-sized multi-sensor SurroundVideo camera is not required. Common uses will be the firm says for building entrances, exits, and corridors, for indoor or outdoor corners, or placed above two POS (point of sale terminals) or ATMs (automated teller machines), among other bi-directional applications.

The low-profile SurroundVideo Omni Mini camera will be available in 2, 4, 6, and 10MP models. The ability to change lenses brings additional flexibility in application use, with 2.1, 2.8, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16mm lens choices.

The SurroundVideo Omni Mini features remote focus, and is described as a true day/night camera for applications with variable lighting, regardless of time of day. NightView technology in the 2MP model is for coverage in areas where little light is present. Applications with bright or over-saturated lighting conditions can be addressed with models that include Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).

Brad Donaldson, Vice President of Product Development, Arecont Vision, said: “The SurroundVideo Omni Mini will be popular with customers who have had to rely upon multiple single sensor or costly PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras to cover a wide range of applications. This small, compact camera will provide outstanding video and situational awareness at a very affordable price point.”

The SurroundVideo Omni Mini cameras are designed on the Arecont Vision H.264 encoding platform . The company’s new SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) further decreases bandwidth usage.

And Arecont Vision has developed a new camera platform for discreet surveillance where a full sized device might be out of place, or for use in tight spaces such as corners or in devices such as ATMs and other equipment. Most cameras are restricted to a familiar dome, bullet, or other fixed shape. The MegaVideo Flex features a main unit that can be up to 40 feet (12m) away to the megapixel sensor, and connected by a standard USB cable. The sensor can be 1.2MP, 1080p, 3MP, or 5MP, and equipped with a range of lens options from 2.1 to 16mm to cover any view. The Flex is for indoor and outdoor use, and for day/night applications. It offers low light, WDR, and can be equipped with one or two optional IR illuminators.


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