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A low light rainbow

High impact dome cameras from Rainbow have been installed at a flagship leisure venue in Cardiff. 

Technology at the Liquid Nightclub allows managers to transmit aromas onto the dance floor and create computer graphics, which transform the building into a swimming pool or the Albert Hall.

The site is using 60 of the dome cameras on dance floors and in bar areas.  These 1/3" cameras use a DSP image sensor and are available as colour or black and white models.  The monochrome unit offers an exceptional minimum illumination level of 0.1 lux at F2.0.  The equipment was supplied by Rainbow's UK and European distributor, ADI.

The nightclub made unusual demands in terms of light levels, which are often low but can change dramatically to, say, the bright illumination of a bar on the upper floor.  The Rainbow domes met these needs since they are overt without being intrusive and register high image quality even when ambient light is low.  Working with ADI, Rainbow ensured that the equipment was on-site 48 hours after it was ordered and despatched from California.

These dome cameras can be supplied with 3.8-9.5mm and 9~22mm auto-iris vari-focals.  The internal 3-D camera bracket provides maximum flexibility for the installer as the camera can be placed on the wall or ceiling.

At the nightclub each of the dome heads has a receiver using CAT5 in preference to coaxial cable.  The installation was retrospective at a time when the venue was already trading and this option minimised disruption.  Security staff is able to review footage and search for incidents at will use a DVR, which records at 600 frames per second. 

Mr Bob Fox, General Manager of Rainbow, said: "We're not quite ready to provide smells and we can't change a venue into the Albert Hall! But we're pleased to be helping give this impressive new venue high quality images.  The application underlines that Rainbow equipment is used in all sectors of the UK economy across retail, the infrastructure and now leisure."

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