Published on 10 September, 2013
AVer, a major global provider of surveillance, presentation, and HD video-conferencing products, has today announced a new range of rugged IP cameras designed to withstand the harshest of conditions.
The models include 2MP and 3MP bullet cameras (FB2028 and FB3028) and 2MP and 3MP vandal dome cameras (FV2028 and FV3028) and each has been manufactured to the highest standards to ensure that they can cope with any environment.
Rated at IP68, the highest attainable level of ingress protection, these cameras are dust-tight and waterproof up to one metre. They boast an IK10 rating in the international standard for mechanical impact – again, the highest available score, making them invaluable, for example, in areas prone to vandalism. Each also offers power surge protection according to the EN50130-4 standard.
All models will withstand temperatures ranging from -60°C to +60°C, which makes them ideal for industrial applications such as placement in cold storage rooms or around industrial processes that generate significant heat, and of course are well prepared for varying and extreme weather conditions if used outside. Built-in heating and cooling components ensure that the cameras deliver clear imaging in any environment, which alongside core functionality underlines AVer’s desire to offer the best possible performance.
Each model features a vari-focal lens, 2-way audio and built-in microSD storage along with configurable day/night mode control. The 2MP models record video at full-HD 1920x1080 resolution with the 3MP upgrading this to 2048x1536. All cameras come with a built-in LED and offer Backlight Compensation and Digital Noise Reduction to improve image quality in all environments, and the 3MP models also offer true wide dynamic range (WDR) to adjust images to cope with bright sunlight or severe lighting changes, ensuring that image contrast remains steady.“In designing our new range of rugged cameras, we were determined to reach the very highest standards of protection against the sorts of conditions that would render most other models useless,” says Nigel Roberts, Marketing Manager of AVer. “We’re proud to have reached those standards, and by incorporating the wide range of functionality and versatility that our customers have grown to expect, believe we can offer a robust solution to a very real problem for security standards in modern industry.”