Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Optera™ series of panoramic cameras

Product Profile

The Optera™ Series ‘panomersive’ cameras with panoramic, immersive viewing and SureVision™ 2.0 Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) are available in 12MP, 180°, 270° and 360°.

The Optera™ Series cameras seamlessly blend high-quality images from four, 3MP cameras, mounted in the same housing. An ultra-high definition, panomersive video stream is produced of an entire scene, whilst detailed, immersive video streams of multiple areas of interest within the scene are produced simultaneously. Each video stream is processed separately by Pelco’s VideoXpert™ VMS and other compatible, integrated VMS solutions.

“Many multi-image CCTV solutions produce disjointed video streams which can be out of sequence,” explained Kevin Saldanha, senior product manager for Pelco by Schneider Electric. “The Optera™ Series cameras provide the user with impressive panoramic views, transparently blending streams from all camera sensors to create a single, panomersive video stream. The operator can also zoom in and view multiple areas of the stream in more detail.

“The panomersive video stream is up to 12 megapixels at 12.5 frames per second in full resolution. SureVision 2.0 WDR, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering and advanced tone mapping all help to deliver exceptional image quality in low-light, high-contrast scenes, day and night. Privacy settings and zones are also built-in.”

The Optera™ Series cameras integrate with Pelco VideoXpert™ VMS and Pelco Digital Sentry systems. Integration with major third party VMS solutions is enabled using the Pelco API, Panomersive SDK and ONVIF standard, using client-side dewarping.

Pelco video analytics is applied across the Optera™ Series’ wide field of view and includes abandoned object, adaptive motion detection, camera sabotage, directional motion, loitering detection, object counting, removed object and stopped vehicle. The cameras are available as ceiling, surface or pendant mount and delivered ready to install. The cameras are metal-cased, tamper-resistant with an IK10 vandal-resistant rating.

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Technical Specification

Make Pelco
Manufacturer Pelco by Schneider Electric
Model code IMM12018-1EP
Series Optera IMM Series
Chip Inch Size 1/3
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL 12 MP
Megapixel Yes
Sensitivity lux 0.14
Dome Type PTZ
Digital (DSP) Yes
Mount Type Pendant
Electrical Specifications Voltage: PoE+
Power Consumption: 23 W
Focal length 4.8 mm
Compression H.264 High, Main, or Base profiles; MJPEG (mosaic stream only)
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB > 50
Network Properties Interface: RJ-45 connector for 1000Base-T 1 Gigabit/sec Auto MDI/MDI-X PoE+; Class 4
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP/IP (Unicast, Multicast IGMP), UPnP, DNS, DHCP, RTP, RTSP, NTP, IPv4, IPv6, SNMP v2c/v3, QoS, HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP (client), SSH, SSL, SMTP, FTP, ARP, ICMP, and 802.1x (EAP)
Image Frame Rate: 12.5 fps
Inclusive DVR/ Web Server: Micro SD, SDHC
Physical Specifications Weight g: 1,700
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -40 ~ +50 C (-40 ~ +122 F)
Operating Humidity %: 10 ~ 95
Protection: IP66, IK10
System Requirments Operating System: Microsoft Windows® 10, Windows® 7 (32- and 64-bit), or Window Vista®; or Mac® OS X 10.9 (or later)
Web Browser: Internet Explorer® 8.0 (or later) or Mozilla® Firefox® 35 (or later), Google® Chrome 40 (or later)
Additional info

Pelco IMM12018-1EP is a 12MP day/night mini IP dome camera with SureVision™ 2.0 technology that delivers low-light performance and true wide dynamic range (WDR), consistently and simultaneously. It also enables to zoom in for detail within multiple intuitive immersive views from a video management system. It seamlessly connects to Pelco VideoXpert™ and Digital Sentry® VMSs as well as integrates with major partner video management systems through the open Pelco API, Panomersive SDK and through the ONVIF standard.

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