Published on 29 December, 2014
VIVOTEK, with solid R&D resources and extensive experience in fisheye technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest 5MP fisheye network camera, the FE8180. The FE8180's extremely low profile, with a diameter of only 90mm, further bolsters VIVOTEK's fisheye network camera products portfolio and satisfies diverse market needs. The launch of the FE8180 signals the dawn of a new era of simple but powerful panoramic surveillance.
Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, "The most unique part of a fisheye camera is the wide angle view, which enables surveillance covering the entirety of a wide open space. From an economical perspective, users are able to capture a panoramic image that would usually require two or three cameras, saving on the total cost of implementation and simplifying the entire surveillance system. In the past few years, VIVOTEK has invested deeply in advanced and innovative fisheye network camera development. With the series launch of several high quality fisheye network cameras with excellent functionality and discreet outlook, VIVOTEK gained invaluable experience and took the leading position in the fisheye camera market. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest fisheye camera, the FE8180, a truly all-in-one surveillance solution with comprehensive functionality suitable for indoor surveillance. Looking forward, VIVOTEK will continue our commitment to fisheye camera development and continue to provide markets with more advanced fisheye network cameras for diverse applications."
Featuring a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor, the FE8180 is able to deliver clear and detailed images. When combined with WDR Enhancement and 3D Noise Reduction features, unparalleled visibility and image quality can be guaranteed around the clock while simultaneously improving on bandwidth efficiency. Designed with a 1.57 mm fisheye lens for 180° panoramic view (wall mount) or 360° surround view (ceiling/floor/table mount) with zero blind spots, the camera is able to provide coverage of wide, open areas, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more. Add to this local or client side dewarp functionality and hemispherical images captured from the FE8180 can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis. Further, by utilising the ultra-smooth ePTZ and cutting-edge Pixel Calculator functions, users can easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI) and be confident that the image will remain clear and of the highest quality. In order to make the installation and surveillance even more flexible, a flat back-panel mounting bracket for the FE8180 is also available. This bracket allows the FE8180 to be mounted on walls or a ceiling with a 15° tilt mount bracket.
Currently available VIVOTEK fisheye network cameras include the 5-Megapixel FE8174/74V and FE8181/81V. In addition to 5-Megapixel and fisheye fixed dome features, FE8181/81V are equipped with a removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality, and a built-in 10 meter IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view. Additionally, in order to deliver even more value to customers, the full VIVOTEK video content analysis suite, including Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting modules, is available immediately on VIVOTEK's FE8174 and FE8174V cameras.