SourceSecurity.com RSS - CCTV camera lenses news SourceSecurity.com RSS - CCTV camera lenses news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/lenses.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2014 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT Dahua adds 720p IR HAC-HFW1100R-VF box camera and IR dome HAC-HDBW1100R-VF to HDCVI portfoliohttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4261-ga-co-4902-ga-npr.15070.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4261-ga-co-4902-ga-npr.15070.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 05 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China introduced two new vari-focal HDCVI cameras &mdash;- 720p IR box camera HAC-HFW1100R-VF and IR dome HAC-HDBW1100R-VF, which further completes its HDCVI portfolio.</p> <p>These two vari-focal HDCVI cameras output clear and crisp images 25/30 frame per second at 720p, and their focal length reaches 2.7-12mm, allowing a more flexible monitoring view, which means, one single camera can be adjusted for different target area based on users&rsquo; needs, and it only takes three steps to get focus-adjusting done: first, open the cover; second, loose, rotate and fasten the screws inside, and third, put the cover back; this super ease-of-use is quite favoured among small-to-medium scaled application owners who, for example, run retail stores, SOHO, hotel or manage a school or an organisation, asking for high definition image quality while having a budget concern.</p>...VIVOTEK SD8364E - next generation 1080p full HD speed dome network camerahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1795-ga-npr.14822.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1795-ga-npr.14822.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of the next-generation 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera, SD8364E. This next-generation camera not only maintains all of the advanced features of its predecessor, the SD8363E, but also includes several new features, such as a 30x zoom lens, image defog and electronic image stabilisation (EIS) technology.</p> <p>Similar to the SD8363E, the SD8364E is designed with 360&deg;continuous pan and 220&deg; extended tilt range, which effectively alleviates dead angles. In addition, the upgraded 30x optical zoom lens enables the SD8364E to capture images in even greater detail at higher quality. This renders the SD8364E especially ideal for monitoring wide open indoor and outdoor spaces, where high-level reliability and precision under challenging surveillance conditions are always required. Featuring WDR Pro technology, SD8364E is capable of coping with challenging lighting conditions and generating image quality close to the capabilities of...Samsung Techwin America announces Access Direct Sales Inc. as manufacturer’s rep firm for Canadahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9381-ga.14819.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9381-ga.14819.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 53px; height: 294px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Access Direct is widely recognised for providing sales and marketing support across Canada</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/samsung-techwin-america.html" class="blue_bold">Samsung Techwin America</a> is pleased to announce that <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/access-direct-sales-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Access Direct Sales Inc.</a> is its new manufacturer&rsquo;s rep firm for Canada. Headquartered in Ottawa, Access Direct is widely recognised for providing comprehensive...Tamron announces development of two 1/1.8" 2MP ultra high resolution fixed-focal lenseshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1637-ga-npr.14808.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1637-ga-npr.14808.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 08 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Tamron Co., Ltd., a specialised manufacturer of optics and an industry leader in the security/surveillance products, announces development of two 1/1.8" 2MP ultra high resolution fixed-focal lenses for FA/ Machine Vision applications.</p> <p><strong>Development concept</strong></p> <p>High mega-pixel-count cameras that are deployed for an array of machine vision applications, including chip mounters, various types of test equipment, machining centres and the like, are rapidly accelerating the speed of migration toward higher-image-quality models that serve the needs of further advanced applications.</p> <p>Tamron endeavoured to satisfy those needs by virtue of expanding its line-up of mega-pixel lenses comprising of four high-resolution 1/1.8" 2MP fixed-focal-length models for FA/Machine Vision (M118FM08, M118FM16, M118FM25, M118FM50).</p> <p>In the years since the launch of those products, diversification and sophistication of the vision systems has become increasingly...Bosch Security Systems appoints Brian Wiser as President of Sales – North Americahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-289-ga.14746.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-289-ga.14746.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 04 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 43px; height: 282px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Brian Wiser will lead sales, training, customer service and marketing organisations in North America</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Brian Wiser has been named president of sales &ndash; North America for <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/bosch-security-systems.html" class="blue_bold">Bosch Security Systems, Inc.</a> In this position, he will lead the sales, support, training, customer service and marketing organisations in North America.</p> <p>Joining Bosch in August, Wiser will replace Jeremy Hockham, who will take on a new assignment for Bosch...HDcctv Alliance announces Dahua’s patented HDCVI technology now open to global video surveillance industryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5638-ga-co-4261-ga-co-11737-ga-co-4902-ga-co-10282-ga.14731.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5638-ga-co-4261-ga-co-11737-ga-co-4902-ga-co-10282-ga.14731.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Dahua&rsquo;s HDCVI technology, the basis for HDcctv AT 2.0 standard, is open through the HDcctv Alliance Member I.P. Agreement</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/hdcctv-alliance.html" class="blue_bold">HDcctv Alliance</a> is proud to announce that video surveillance technology leader ZheJiang <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/dahua-technology-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">Dahua Technology Co., Ltd.</a>, has opened its...Tamron launches near IR-correct varifocal lens for 5MP camerashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1637-ga-npr.14716.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1637-ga-npr.14716.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Tamron Co., Ltd., a specialised manufacturer of optics and an industry leader in security/surveillance products, announces the launch of a near-IR-corrected Vari-Focal lens for 5 MP cameras.</p> <p><strong>Development concept</strong></p> <p>Cameras for the security/surveillance market have been rapidly shifting gears towards high-pixel-count models, and device manufacturers have been accelerating their efforts to cater to the needs for higher image quality. Recognizing such trends in the market, Tamron vigorously continues working on development of new products that efficiently serve such diversifying customer needs.</p> <p>It is evident that the main stream of the camera market today is skewed to mini-domes and/or housing-integrated forms, migrating from the conventional box-type. While Tamron is actively exploiting opportunities in that vein, solid and steady demand for the box-type cameras should not be underestimated because of availability of advanced features and...MOBOTIX introduces thermal sensor modules for S15D with dual flexmount video cable technologyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1164-ga-npr.14686.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1164-ga-npr.14686.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>MOBOTIX recently introduced the new thermal sensor modules for the S15D, being the first thermal devices to use MOBOTIX&rsquo; revolutionary dual flexmount video cable technology. This is available with all S15D upgraded to software version MX-V4.2.1.43.</p> <p>The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit. The advantage of using thermal sensor modules is that they can visualise heat radiating from vehicles and persons, for the purpose of accurate movement detection up to 400 meters away from the camera, even under the most challenging lighting and environmental conditions.</p> <p>Another world first innovation, available in the MOBOTIX M15D and S15D, is the ability to combine both thermal and optical sensor modules in the one camera. While the thermal sensor provides movement detection, the optical sensor provides crisp clear...Videotec moves French branch of business to outskirts of Parishttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1770-ga.14663.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1770-ga.14663.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The new Videotec headquarters will have a large showroom available for demonstrations and training sessions <br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>With a view to providing an improved service to its loyal customers, the French branch of the Italian CCTV equipment manufacturer, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/videotec.html" class="blue_bold">Videotec</a>, is moving address.</p> <p>Based, since 1992, close to Rouen in northern France, the branch is now moving to the outskirts of Paris, to the "Parc d'Activit&eacute; de...SightLogix announces Frank De Fina as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketinghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga.14627.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga.14627.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 171px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Frank De Fina has over 30 years of leadership experience in the security industry</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/sightlogix.html" class="blue_bold">SightLogix</a> announced recently that Frank De Fina, a security industry veteran with over 30 years of leadership experience, has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.</p> <p>Frank-De-Fina <em>&ldquo;We are thrilled to welcome Frank De Fina to SightLogix,&rdquo;</em> said John Romanowich, SightLogix...Dahua HDCVI Academy announces Smartwares Security as distribution partnerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4261-ga-co-10145-ga.14621.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4261-ga-co-10145-ga.14621.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Smartwares Security will add Dahua HDCVI products to its portfolio</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/dahua-technology-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">Dahua</a> HDCVI Academy officially has <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/smartwares-security.html" class="blue_bold">Smartwares Security</a> as its distribution partner.</p> <p>As HDCVI reveals a new chapter, offering the industry with a new HD solution, and in a heritage way, HDCVI...British Security Industry Association (BSIA) presents award to a cash-in-transit courier guard for braveryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.14593.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.14593.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Nick was presented with a Special Award for Outstanding Service during BSIA&rsquo;s Annual Luncheon</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A security guard has been presented with a prestigious award from the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/british-security-industry-association-bsia.html" class="blue_bold">British Security Industry Association (BSIA)</a> for his immense bravery following an incident where he was attacked on shift while on duty as a cash-in-transit courier.</p> <p>Nick Lyons has been working as part of a...Whole lot of shaking – But it doesn’t degrade the videohttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.14550.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-5188-ga-sb.14550.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>A video demonstration from <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/axis-communications.html" class="blue_bold">Axis </a>highlights the image stabilisation capabilities of their latest <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/products-search-results/ip-cameras.html" class="orangebold">network cameras</a>. Image stabilisation isn&rsquo;t new, of course, but the ability to deal with extreme situations like this results from Axis&rsquo; innovation to provide &ldquo;robust, real-time image stabilisation.&rdquo;</p> <p>The video shows a demonstration Axis presented at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC</a>. The capability is the result of the &ldquo;introduction of efficient gyroscopes in combination with cutting-edge software programming.&rdquo; In other words, there is a software element (made possible because of additional computing power inside the newest cameras) and a hardware...Norbain to offer Arecont Vision MegaBall® 2 camera serieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-3415-ga-co-1233-ga-npr.14630.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-3415-ga-co-1233-ga-npr.14630.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMTNorbain is pleased to announce that it can now offer customers the new Arecont Vision MegaBall&reg; 2 camera series, providing wide area coverage with significant cost-efficiency. <p>The MegaBall&reg; 2 comes with an&nbsp; ImmerVision Panomorph lens that can capture 180&deg; and 360&deg; fields of view with de-warping, providing up to four times more angular resolution in peripheral areas of a scene than conventional fisheye lenses.</p> <p>Key features of the MegaBall&reg; 2 include:</p> <ul> <li>Day/night operation</li> <li>H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10)/MJPEG dual encoders</li> <li>Privacy masking</li> <li>Extended motion detection with 1,024 distinct motion detection zones</li> <li>Flexible cropping to adjust image sizes</li> <li>The ability to choose PoE or external power</li> </ul> <p>Installation of the MegaBall&reg; 2 series has been made simpler with integrated cable management and a three-axis adjustment. The cameras are available in wall, surface and flush mount...Panasonic to secure world’s largest electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland in Belgiumhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1277-ga.14564.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1277-ga.14564.htmlApplications NewsTue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 3px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Panasonic surveillance cameras monitor the festival for any potential risks<br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/panasonic-system-communications-company-europe.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic</a> <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/products-search-results/ip-cameras/make.mk-427-ga.html" class="blue_bold">surveillance cameras</a> are being used by security solutions specialists DCNS at the festival held over consecutive weekends in the Belgian town of Boom.</p> <p>DCNS is entrusted by event...Premier Electronics Cygnet 2/3-inch camera with scientific CMOS technologyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2308-ga-npr.14554.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2308-ga-npr.14554.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 10 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Premier Electronics&rsquo; Cygnet 2/3-inch sCMOS camera provides full HD up to 60Hz. Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology stands to gain widespread recognition across a broad range of demanding imaging applications, due to its ability to simultaneously deliver extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution and a large field of view.</p> <p>The 2.1MP 2/3 inch Scientific CMOS sensor with 5.5&micro;m x 5.5&micro;m pixels enables ultra-sharp image resolution and with a Quantum Efficiency of over 63% @ 500nm and greater than 34% @ 850nm, the Cygnet offers optimum photon collection and is available in both monochrome and colour versions. Utilising a 12-bit Camera-Link interface the Cygnet will provide full HD resolution up to 60Hz making it a perfect camera for shorter exposures and faster events! With a very low power requirement of less than 1.7W and weight of only 120g, this camera is ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne...SICNT introduces budget LEITH 303 indoor mini dome camera for shop surveillancehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11353-ga-npr.14444.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11353-ga-npr.14444.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 03 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>What are the important things in a shop? The stock? The decorations? Or the safety of staff and customers? From owner&rsquo;s point of view, all of them are important. To protect these, SICNT&rsquo;s LEITH 303 is a reliable partner for shop&rsquo;s security.</p> <p>The LEITH 303 is a budget-wise surveillance solution with a built-in CMOS image sensor which provides the affordable quality images anywhere. Adopt the 3 Axis mechanism, this indoor mini-dome camera can rotate its angle of view horizontally and vertically, in order to get the image you want.</p> <p>It comes with a colour resolution of 1000TVL, embeds with 3.6mm lens, providing a clear picture quality and less noise, With its compact size, installation is very easy.</p> <p>LEITH 303 is a simple, minimalist yet functional camera. It is a great choice for retail video surveillance applications.</p>IFSEC 2014 round-up in pictureshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-609-ga-co-9756-ga-co-823-ga-co-6308-ga-co-10238-ga-co-4108-ga-co-3458-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1437-ga-co-7870-ga-co-1090-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8421-ga-co-1795-ga-co-4687-ga.14409.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-609-ga-co-9756-ga-co-823-ga-co-6308-ga-co-10238-ga-co-4108-ga-co-3458-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1437-ga-co-7870-ga-co-1090-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8421-ga-co-1795-ga-co-4687-ga.14409.htmlEvents NewsWed, 02 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com" class="blue_bold"><em>SourceSecurity.com</em></a> team attended&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">this year's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International 2014</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">with great anticipation to view the new innovations first-hand&nbsp;on show and see how the move to London would impact visitor experience.</span></p> <p>To capture the show, we have provided a summary of IFSEC in pictures above.</p> <p><strong>Highlights from IFSEC 2014</strong></p> <p>We saw an overwhelming number of people and products; here is a snapshot of our IFSEC experience for 2014:</p> <p><strong>FLIR</strong></p> <p><em>SourceSecurity.com</em> attended <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/flir.html" class="orangebold">FLIR</a>&rsquo;s press briefing which took place on the first day of the show. FLIR...Panasonic announces ultra short throw lens at infoComm 2014 in Las Vegashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1277-ga.14351.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1277-ga.14351.htmlEvents NewsFri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 282px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The ultra short throw lens enables large image projection without casting shadows onto the screen or dazzling the presenter</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/panasonic-system-communications-company-europe.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic</a> has announced the world&rsquo;s shortest throw interchangeable lens for 3-chip DLP&trade; projectors at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/infocomm-2014.html" class="blue_bold">infoComm 2014</a>, in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p> <p>The ultra short throw lens enables large image...Tackling the challenge of low-light imaging for megapixel camerashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-5188-ga.14231.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-5188-ga.14231.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 12 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 192px; height: 298px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Low-light imaging has historically been a problem for megapixel cameras. <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/arecont-vision.html" class="blue_bold">Arecont Vision</a>, like other <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/products-search-results/ip-cameras/specialist-type.214827.html" class="orangebold">megapixel camera</a> manufacturers, has struggled to solve the dilemma of low-light images, which are plagued by noise, smearing of video, high bit rates (requiring additional storage) and loss of...