Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology, announces the availability of the world's first 40-megapixel day/night panoramic camera providing a 180° field of view. The new all-in-one AV40185DN SurroundVideo camera is a cost-effective solution for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise have to be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas. The higher-resolution panoramic view camera can be used to replace many conventional cameras.

The newest SurroundVideo camera represents Arecont Vision’s fourth generation of panoramic megapixel cameras. Arecont Vision first introduced multi-sensor SurroundVideo® panoramic megapixel cameras in 2006, and continues to lead the industry in megapixel solutions including multi-sensor panoramic cameras. The SurroundVideo 12-Megapixel WDR 180° Panoramic Camera began shipping earlier this year. A new 360° 40-megapixel camera will be available before the end of the year.

“Arecont Vision is without peer in multi-sensor, multi-megapixel technology and the 40-megapixel SurroundVideo® sets yet another benchmark for the industry,” said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President, Arecont Vision. “Arecont Vision panoramic cameras enable users to view and record extremely wide fields of view while simultaneously digitally zooming in to multiple regions of interest, something a PTZ cannot do. At 40-megapixels of resolution, our value proposition of seeing more with fewer cameras further revolutionizes the return on investment of a video surveillance system.”

The market’s first 40-megapixel panoramic camera provides a 180-degree panoramic view using four high-sensitivity 10-megapixel sensors, each offering a 3,648 x 2,752 pixel view at 7fps, for a total image area of 14,592 x 2,752 pixels at 1.5fps. The AV40185DN camera uses dual H.264 and MJPEG encoders for great flexibility depending on compression preferences. The panoramic camera also can be binned to 2.5-megapixels per sensor, increasing light sensitivity and frame rate.

Both the 180-degree and 360-degree SurroundVideo® 40-megapixel cameras offer standard hard in-ceiling mount or surface-mount configurations out of the box, plus wall and pendant mount using optional accessories. The units are available with an optional integrated heater and blower. The IP66-rated environmental chassis and polycarbonate dome are vandal-resistant and eliminate the need for external housing. An easily adjustable 2-axis gimbal provides 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt adjustment.

On-camera privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any desired shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones per channel.

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