Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, introduces the new MicroBullet series of megapixel cameras to the European and Middle East professional surveillance markets. The MicroBullet is an extremely compact and affordable bullet-style camera, yet is loaded with advanced features developed by Arecont Vision. MicroBullet is immediately available, and will be on display in the Arecont Vision stand, F400, at IFSEC International, held at the ExCeL London, UK, June 20 – 22, 2017.
“MicroBullet adds another feature-rich, small form factor camera to the Arecont Vision lineup,” said Brad Donaldson, Vice President Product Development, for Arecont Vision. “MicroBullet is based on Arecont Vision’s advanced camera architecture, and has the outstanding features that our customers expect at a great price. These include a motorised lens, IR illumination, low bandwidth consumption, rapid setup, and cybersecurity protection.”
Indoor and outdoor applications
MicroBullet is available in 1080p or 3MP resolutions, each with a remote focus/zoom 2.7 – 8mm motorised lens for easy setup. The camera features an integrated 3-axis mount, yet is only 172.8mm (6.8”) in length and 71.5mm (2.8”) in height, making it ideal for low-profile indoor and outdoor use. MicroBullet features a die-cast aluminium IK-10 impact resistant and IP66 weather rated housing.
Arecont Vision SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology is included in all MicroBullet models, reducing camera bandwidth consumption without impacting image quality.
True day/night functionality
MicroBullet offers true day/night functionality, with a mechanical IR cut filter and integrated IR LED illuminators. Select models offer Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) up to 100db at full resolution for use in areas with challenging or varied lighting conditions. These capabilities make MicroBullet ideal for use any time of day or night.
Remote focus capability simplifies camera set-up, reducing installation time. The MicroBullet can be quickly installed on a wall, ceiling, or structure with the 3-axis mount used to aim the megapixel sensor at the desired coverage area. Once off the lift or ladder, the installer can select “Short Range Focus” or “Full Range Focus” for rapid setup from the camera webpage. The installer can fine tune the focus and zoom if required by the scene.
MicroBullet and all other Arecont Vision cameras run the in-house developed Massively Parallel Image Processing (MPIP) architecture on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) integrated circuit. All core features and technologies are developed by Arecont Vision, and installed cameras can be upgraded with new capabilities via remote firmware updates, thereby extending the useful life of the device.
By employing the unique MPIP architecture, Arecont Vision cameras do not require the use of common embedded operating systems, nor do they make use of 3rd party code or chipsets for core features. This approach eliminates the potential risk of hidden backdoors and the range of other cybersecurity risks widely documented in other camera brands. Arecont Vision cameras are unable to be maliciously repurposed for use in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), network penetration, ransomware, and other cyberattacks, or to be used to spread to malware and computer viruses to other network-enabled devices.
Integrations and certifications
The MicroBullet series is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Series S compliant. Arecont Vision cameras are integrated with the industry’s leading video management system (VMS) and network video recorder (NVR) choices through the Technology Partner Program and its MegaLab test and certification facility.
The Arecont Vision team will be at IFSEC International, stand F400, June 20 – 22, 2017, featuring the new MicroBullet series and the other award-winning megapixel cameras on display.