Two high-performance fixed mini-dome cameras from JVC

Product Profile

JVC's VN-C215 series IP-network fixed dome cameras from JVC includes the VN-C215V4U which is designed for internal installations and the VN-C215VP4U vandal resistant model is ideal for use in demanding applications and outdoor installation.

The VN-C215VP4U is JVC's first vandal resistant IP-network dome camera meets a rating of IP66.  It has a durable die-cast aluminium chassis with polycarbonate cover and incorporates an optional heater unit to allow the camera to operate in temperatures reaching -30°C.  This camera is suitable for installations such as prisons, campuses, parking garages, railway stations, and other environments where impact resistance and weatherproofing is paramount.

Both cameras have a 3.6 x built-in variable focal length iris lens measuring 2.8 - 10mm.  The Easy Day/Night function enables clear and well-defined images in black-and-white and colour to be captured 24/7.  A triple axis rotation mechanism also simplifies installation.

A maximum high-speed frame rate of 30fps in VGA resolution (640x480) is achieved using a Motion-JPEG compression.  Camera set-up and viewing of images can be achieved using a standard web browser over the internet or via SMTP or FTP.  They have multicast capabilities (GMP version 2) to enable multiple client access.  Both cameras use PoE functionality, according to the IEEE 802.3af standard, which reduces installation costs and consolidates the power source to a central location. AC24V power can also be used.

Designed for indoor surveillance applications, the VN-C215V4U has a clear cover and inner camera cover to avoid detection of the lens.  A mounting device enables each of the cameras to be installed in three different ways avoiding the use of a bracket.

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Technical Specification

Make JVC
Manufacturer JVC
Model code VN-C215VP4U
Chip Inch Size 1/4
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL 480
Megapixel Yes
Sensitivity lux 0.4
Dome Type Variable Focus
Digital (DSP) Yes
Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor
Mount Type Ceiling
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC / 48 V DC
Power Consumption: 7 W
Focal length 2.8 ~ 10
Compression M-JPEG
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
Electronic Shutter range 1/60 ~ 1/100
Signal Mode PAL / NTSC
Video Output 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Network Properties Interface: RJ-45
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, RTP, DHCP, SNTP
Image Frame Rate: 25 / 30 fps
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 145 (Dia) x 133
Weight g: 750
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -10 ~ +50
Operating Humidity %: 35 ~ 85
System Requirments Operating System: Windows XP (Pro / Home) (SP2)
Hardware and System related properties: Pentium4 1.5 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM
Additional info Discrete surveillance camera with 30fps at full resolution (VGA), and triple axis rotation lens for various installation options, IP66 rated with vandal resistance on VN-C215VP4U.
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