Although developed in response to demand from retailers who require a reliable tool for monitoring footfall for marketing, merchandising and security purposes, the SND-3080C network dome is likely to be of interest to a wide range of other market sectors including transportation, libraries, museums, car parks, sporting venues and leisure facilities.
The people counting feature of the SND-3080C is part of the dome's video analytics capability and it works by simply drawing a virtual line or box area in a certain part of the scene. The dome then counts the number of people that cross the line or enter the box and the data can then be transmitted in XML or CSV formats at selected intervals to a predetermined location.
The SND-3080C features true day/night operation with a built-in IR cut filter and can capture and transmit superb quality images up to 4CIF (704 x 576) resolution in real time cross a network. It has a multi-streaming feature that provides the option of utilising H.264, MPEG-4 or MJPEG compression which allows users to select a method which best fits their requirements and network environment. With both Ethernet and BNC connections, the SND-3080C can simultaneously stream IP video across a network, as well as analogue video via coaxial cabling.
There are various ways in which users can remotely view images captured by the SND-3080C. These include a web browser which provides remote access to the live video stream and data stored on the domes built-in SD memory card slot as well as full access to the OSD menu system. There is also the option to view images via Samsung's licence- free NET-I viewer software and a host of third-party management platforms.
Other key features include PoE (Power over Ethernet), Wide Dynamic Range, four-point polygonal privacy masking and progressive scan technology. Full duplex bi-directional audio allows communication between the dome's location and a control room.
The SND-3080C is designed to be surface mounted. A flush mount version, the SND-3080CF, has also been introduced with identical features and functionality as the SND-3080C.
As is the case with all Samsung professional security products, the SND-3080C and SND-3080CF are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.