Innovative Basler IP cameras with day/night functionality

Product Profile

Basler recently expanded their IP camera portfolio with true day and night camera models. The day/night functionality, with its automatically retractable infrared (IR) cut filter, applies to the following models:
  • BIP-640c-dn with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
  • BIP-1000c-dn with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA)
  • BIP-1300c-dn with a megapixel resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels (HD)
  • BIP-1600c-dn with a 2 megapixel resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels (HD)

Basler's day/night series is equipped with a selection of the best Sony CCD sensors, which provides optimised sensitivity not only for daytime conditions but especially for night and low light applications.

During normal lighting conditions, the IR-cut filter is positioned in front of the imaging sensor. This results in high quality colour images. When the ambient light level decreases, the automatic exposure control on the Basler IP camera moves the mechanical IR-cut filter aside and replaces it with a clear filter to keep the correct back focal length. Without the IR-cut filter in front of the sensor, the camera will shift into a black and white mode that allows operation at a minimum illumination and enabling full night vision capability.

An ultra-compact, all-metal housing with an 89.8 mm x 29 mm x 44 mm size and a weight of only 230 grams makes these the smallest day/night IP cameras in their class. These characteristics contribute to a flexible, easy installation.

"The development of our new day/night models marks an important milestone in our efforts to provide a versatile, comprehensive product portfolio of professional, best-in-class solutions that are suitable for a wide range of security applications", states Gerrit Schreiber, Product Manager, Basler Vision Technologies.

"CCD sensors are extraordinarily sensitive to near infrared light, and this makes them a perfect fit for true day/night cameras. Because CCD sensors are not packed with circuitry as CMOS sensors are, they have a better "fill factor" resulting in a greater sensitivity to light and making them more suitable for low light conditions. By using this state-of-the-art technology together with our extensive experience in vision technologies, we are able to provide professional quality imaging for all lighting conditions."

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Technical Specification

Make Basler
Manufacturer Basler Vision Technologies
Model code BIP-1600c-dn
Chip Inch Size 1/2
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution 1600 x 1200
Digital (DSP) Yes
Specialist Type Network
Sensitivity Lux 0.6
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 7 ~ 20 V DC, PoE
Power Consumption: 5 W
Lens Mount C/CS
Network Properties Image Frame Rate: 30 fps
Interface: RJ-45 (10/100 BASE-T)
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
Compression Type MPEG-4, MJPEG, H.264
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 89.2 x 29 x 44
Weight g: 230
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: 0 ~ 50
Operating Humidity %: 20 ~ 80
Additional info * RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, UPnP.
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