The RM-IP500 features single-handed PTZ joystick operation and can be customised according to users’ preference Sony introduced the all-new RM-IP500 remote controller that gives operators easier and more intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, for a range of applications including event production, broadcast, and lecture capture for education. Sony RM-IP500 remote controller The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s latest BRC-X1000, BRC-H900, BRC-H800, and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one high definition (HD) switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming to create an easy-to-use event production system. “Sony’s all-new RM-IP500 remote controller is equipped with flexible zoom patterns, speed control options, presets, and firmware upgrades to offer future support and new capabilities,” said Riki Nishimura, General Manager, Business & Industrial Solutions Marketing Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Furnished with features that are necessary in boosting efficiency, the new controller allows user to single-handedly select and professionally control each shot across multiple BRC cameras in challenging environments.” Greater flexibility and easier operation "The new controller allows user to single-handedly select and professionally control each shot across multiple BRC cameras" The RM-IP500 features single-handed PTZ joystick operation and can be customised according to users’ preference. With selectable zoom control functions, it provides the option of seesaw (left hand) or joystick (right hand) operation. Further, the PTZ speed can be easily adjusted with the controller’s knob, and direct buttons are available for frequently used functions—e.g. PTZ trace memory and preset—at the push of a button.Easy set up for large scale system installationsAllowing fast set up and streamlines operations, the new controller simplifies IP assignment for up to 100 cameras using the AUTO IP setting. The user can program up to 100 preset camera angles for precise, easy manoeuvring. With a newly designed body, the compact controller measures 306 mm x 159.3 mm x 224.1 mm, or 12 1/8” x 6 3/8” x 8 7/8” (without projection) and can be mounted on or in any console.The RM-IP500 offers a host of control signal formats and control options including RS-422 and VISCA over IP as well as: VISCA RS-422: RJ-45x 1 LAN: RJ-45x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out): D-Sub 15-pin type The RM-IP500 remote controller is planned to be available in Asia Pacific from June 2017 onwards.
Apart from security demands increase, Riki Nishimura, GM, Sony APAC, commented that 4K will soon be global video security standard With the opening of local economies, emerging markets in the ASEAN region are experiencing an influx of foreign investments coupled with new infrastructure developments. The fast-paced growth also increases security demands, with governments placing more emphasis on the implementation of physical security systems and solutions in order to secure the premises, assets and its people. As a thought leader in the security and surveillance arena, Sony sees the tremendous potential of growing this business across the ASEAN region. “Sony’s reputation as the industry-leading technology innovator, solutions provider and trusted business partner showcases our offering goes beyond the dated vendor/customer practice. We concentrate on building relationships that empower our partners and customers,” said Mr. Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “With the whole gamut of video security products, we are confident in providing solutions that cater to specific needs of our clients and ensure that it will be an effortless process for them. For example, Sony’s latest 4K video security camera (SNC-VM772R) aims to address the concerns of our business partners to achieve both high resolution and high sensitivity while battling the increased system costs.” Government as a core driving force Mr. Nishimura observed that the core driving force in these emerging markets would be government bodies followed by the banking/financial and retail sectors. “Increasingly, financial institutions are enhancing their surveillance systems to meet security, regulatory and compliance demands, while addressing their concerns for efficiency and productivity. On the other hand, retail market is also booming with the opening of more high-end boutiques which require higher security requirements.” He also remarked that the hospitality sector could be one of the new opportunities for the security industry. “Tourism is a huge economic driving force for these emerging markets. With the rising numbers of hotels and entertainment establishments, we foresee that this will generate demands for security and surveillance solutions.” Challenges in the distribution market Mr. Nishimura highlighted the possible challenges in the distribution markets of these countries especially for new foreign players. Apart from cultural taboos as well as possible language barrier, finding the ‘right’ local partner would be the key to effective market penetration. These ‘right’ partners will be able to facilitate and expedite market entry with their in-depth knowledge and established networks and assist new players to establish a foothold within the market. In addition, there may be limits on new players through licensing requirements, restricted access to raw materials, product testing regulations, among other constraints. Nonetheless, Mr. Nishimura remained positive and stressed the importance of understanding the regulatory framework within these markets. “It is important that products meet the local standards apart from the global ones. This will definitely boost consumer confidence and reputation of the company in the long run.” Looking ahead Apart from immediate installation demands driving these emerging markets compared to other more developed regions, Mr. Nishimura commented that 4K imaging will soon be a global video security standard. “It is more than just increased resolution. It is expanding the application potential of security cameras and helping to transform security and surveillance. For example, the SNC-VM772R has received overwhelming responses across Europe and the product promises to be a real game changer for the market as customers unlock the true value of 4K imaging.”
Sony introduces the SRG-360SHE, the latest addition to its range of high definition remote-operated camera line-up, featuring smooth robotic control and excellent image quality. Targeting at news production, live sport production, music videos and reality television, the SRG-360SHE is also ideal for use in lecture theatres, auditoriums and House of Worship, as well as for corporate, governmental and telemedicine applications. Equipped with Sony’s Exmor™ CMOS image sensor The SRG-360SHE is equipped with Sony’s Exmor™ CMOS image sensor which is capable of capturing Full HD images in low light conditions. Optimum image clarity is further achieved with Sony’s unique View-DR and XDNR (eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) technologies. In addition, the presence of lip synchronisation of video and audio functions also contributes to the elimination of unwanted signal delays. “The SRG-360SHE is ideal for multiplatform broadcasting and production applications with its numerous output interface,” said Mr. Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Building on the success of SRG-300SE, the SRG-360SHE has triple streaming capabilities that allow recording, monitoring and streaming of high quality images as well as 1080p videos simultaneously together with embedded stereo audio. Users can seamlessly conduct corporate presentations, webcasts and other events where content can be displayed on a connected monitor, streamed live to the web and instantaneously recorded for editing and archive. This exceptional function expands the possibility of high quality recording while streaming with low bandwidth. In addition, the SRG-360SHE enhances user experience with clarity and intelligibility through the option of attaching stereo microphones and fine-tuned with the on-board audio equaliser and auto level control.” Easy installation With PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) capabilities, the SRG-360SHE is able to carry IP video and power over a single connection cable and is easy to install with E-flip functions. This gives ultimate flexibility and is extremely useful for sites that are difficult to access while significantly reduces installation costs. Further, the camera can be controlled remotely via RM-IP10 using VISCA command protocols over standard IP network or RS-422. The embedded web browser also allows simple control of the camera and image preview from any networked PC. With the large red tally light above the lens, the camera gives presenters clear visual confirmation when it is active. Improved PTZ motion modes The SRG-360SHE is equipped with a powerful direct drive motor which assures quiet, rapid movement to the target position over a wide pan or tilt angle range. With enhanced PTZ mechanism such as PTZ synchronous simultaneous motion, PTZ trace memory in present and PT slow move, smooth, steady camera movements are possible for polished and professional coverage of any scene. With 30x optical zoom range that is accompanied by 12x digital zoom for frame-filling close-ups, images stay clear and sharp even at high-zoom settings with responsive autofocus. Movement tracing can be stored to memory, which is an attractive feature for on-air applications where users can store and instantly recall up to 256 camera positions from a networked PC and web browser. The SRG-360SHE will be available in Asia Pacific from January 2016. Please click here for more information about the product.
Sony Electronics continues to expand its range of outdoor security applications with two new infrared (IR) bullet cameras, the SNC-EB632R and SNC-EB602R. Both IPELA ENGINE EX IP cameras come equipped with Sony’s Exmor® CMOS sensors for exceptional light sensitivity performance, and also feature Sony’s unique Wide Dynamic View-DR technology working together with built-in IR illuminators to capture objects clearly even under severe backlight or highlight conditions, and in very dark conditions as well. The Advanced IR Technology is also able to deliver clear B/W images of close and distant objects without overexposure. For colour images, the 1080p SNC-EB632R camera can produce colour video with a minimum illumination of 0.1 lux at 50 IRE. The SNC-EB602R is a 720p camera which can produce colour video with a minimum illumination of 0.05 lux at 50 IRE. At 50 IRE, the SNC-EB602R supports IR illumination up to25 meters (82 feet), while the SNC-EB632R supports IR illumination up to 30 meters (98 feet). True to its outdoor surveillance purpose, both cameras are IP66 rated to be water-proof and dust-tight, have adjustable sunshade to prevent lens flare effect, and are built to withstand extreme temperatures of -30 to 50 C. Both cameras have also been fitted with image stabilisation technology to minimise unnecessary camera shake from ambient vibrations, and deliver smooth images. “External conditions such as lighting and weather have always posed the biggest challenge for security institutions to overcome” said Mr. Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Which is why we have packed a host of class leading technologies into the SNC-EB632R and SNC-EB602R, to provide high-quality images regardless of the external conditions in and around the security area” he added. In addition, both IP cameras feature Sony’s IPELA ENGINE EX signal processing system, including: View-DR technology that enables wide dynamic range capabilities up to 130dB in HD XDNR noise reduction technology that generates clearer images in low light DEPA Advanced technology that incorporates video analytic capabilities at the camera level High Frame Rate of 30 frames per second to capture smoother, more detailed video that is easier to analyse frame by frame The SNC-EB632R and SNC-EB602R will be supported by major VMS providers, including Aimetis Corp., DVTEL, INC., Envysion, Exacq Technologies, Genetec Inc., Milestone Systems, OnSSI, Salient Systems and Video Insight Inc.