Published on 16 August, 2013
VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of its latest compact size network camera model IP8173H. Designed in a mini-box form factor, IP8173H fits into a range of enclosures with a CS-mount lens, offering flexible installation for monitoring under a diverse set of surveillance environments, such as retail, government, industrial, hotel security and city surveillance.
Positioned as a camera with high resolution and best-in-class image quality, the IP8173H is designed with several features for capturing the utmost in image quality. Featuring a 3-Megapixel WDR CMOS sensor, IP8173H enables viewing resolution of 2048x1536 at 20 fps or 1920x1080 at 30 fps. The WDR Pro feature allows the camera to deliver superb image quality under challenging lighting conditions and secure video quality close to the capabilities of the human eye by capturing both the dark and bright parts of an image. The images are then combined to generate a highly realistic image representative of the original scene. Moreover, being designed with a removable IR-cut filter, IP8173H can help identify objects with top-quality images at all hours.
In order to ensure superior image sharpness and depth of field, IP8173H is packaged with a P-iris lens with a built-in stepper motor, which controls the iris with extreme precision and maintains the iris opening at an optimal level at all times. The image quality is therefore enhanced and optimised for objects at different distances.
Steve Ma, VIVOTEK’s Executive Vice President, indicated: “High resolution is becoming the de facto standard in network cameras nowadays. However, high resolution does not guarantee image quality and usability under dynamic lighting conditions. VIVOTEK has invested substantial effort and R&D resources into the development of advanced technologies to consistently improve the image quality of our cameras. In addition, we are also dedicated to the miniaturisation of the cameras’ physical appearance in order to make our cameras more stylish and convenient to users. IP8173H exactly embodies the synergy of compact size, high resolution and high image quality.”