Dallmeier will demonstrate its patented Panomera multifocal sensor technology Dallmeier will present video security equipment for stadiums at the SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit in Hamburg. The 9th SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit will be held at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 1-2 September 2015, with many interesting presentations and debates relating to sports venues. Besides the announced candidates for hosting UEFA Euro 2024 and the Olympic Games in Germany in 2024, the subject of security equipment will also feature prominently. The specialist video company Dallmeier, which has installed modern video security equipment in many stadiums and arenas all over the world, will welcome visitors and demonstrate its patented Panomera® multifocal sensor technology at stand 2. With this equipment, large expanses such as spectator stands and terraces can be observed from a single location, and both a general overview and detail images of even remote areas in the highest possible resolution can be obtained at the same time. Because the completely new lens and sensor concept on which Panomera® is based ensures a consistent resolution raster over the entire viewing area. "The extremely high resolution makes it possible to positively identify suspicious individuals in the spectator areas and impose fines for specific incidents. The image material is also admissible as evidence in court", Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® Multifocal Sensor Systems at Dallmeier, explains some of the advantages.
In order to ensure security for visiting and home fan areas, Dallmeier’s Panomera multifocal sensor technology is used The video system at the Eintracht Stadium in Braunschweig has been completely modernised using exclusively equipment from Dallmeier. The heart of the installation, the unique Panomera® multifocal sensor technology, provides security for both the home and visiting fan areas. The Eintracht Stadium in Braunschweig can accommodate more than 25,000 spectators. The entire video system in place was to be updated to reflect the state of the art as part of the general stadium modernisation programme. For almost two-and-a-half years, the operating company of the Eintracht Stadium, the Stadthalle Braunschweig, conducted a thorough investigation of the subject and tested the systems offered by several different manufacturers. In the end, the Panomera® multifocal sensor technology from Dallmeier emerged as the leader. And now, the video experts from Regensburg are supplying the entire video system – from cameras to recording to management. Challenge for the cameras In order to ensure security for the visiting and home fan areas, the Panomera® multifocal sensor technology is used. This unique camera technology, patented by Dallmeier, is unlike single sensor cameras in that it uses several lenses, each with a different focal length. "This makes it possible to monitor large expanses and distances from just a single location – in real time and uniform picture resolution, excellent dynamic response and consistent depth of focus", says Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® Multifocal Sensor Systems at Dallmeier and also in charge of the project in Braunschweig. For as security management soon realised, the Eintracht Stadium in Braunschweig posed a real challenge for cameras. Not only because the running track significantly increases distances to the spectators, but also because the light conditions made it practically impossible for conventional cameras to operate effectively. "There is a space between the stand and the roof, which allows light into the stadium but creates a very difficult situation for many cameras, as we discovered in the course of our test", explains Marcus Meyer, Technical Director of Stadthalle Braunschweig Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. However, with the Panomera® system each sensor defines its own contrast, white balance and exposure. This in turn enables significantly more effective dynamic range and unrivalled picture quality over the entire scene – even with widely varying light conditions within the same image. Besides Panomera®, other high resolution PTZ cameras by Dallmeier have also been installed, particularly to safeguard the areas around the outside of the stadium. Video data is recorded on Dallmeier VideoIP appliances. These recording systems are well known for their unsurpassed quality and reliability. RAID 6 and redundant power supplies guarantee the highest possible level of recording availability. Image material from the system has received an LGC Forensics certification, which means that it can be used as evidence in court. Intuitive management For managing the system, operators can make use of multiple Panomera® Viewing Clients and the SeMSy® management software with joystick. SeMSy® is a high-performance, future-oriented video management system designed with maximum operator convenience in mind. It offers an extensive suite of functions covering live image display, a wide variety of search functions in the recorded material, control of the PTZ cameras and even simple archiving of sequences of interest. Armin Gallus, a member of the crisis management team with the Braunschweig police, is enthusiastic about the system: "One of the most important features for us is that the entire scene is recorded without interruption. This means that if something does happen, we can look for it in the recordings at any time. And the resolution of the cameras is really impressive, not only live but also in the recordings. That is critical for us, because it means we have evidence which we can use to identify and detain offenders."
Pico640 Gen2 is a thermal imaging sensor suitable for portable military systems ULIS, a leading manufacturer of thermal image sensors, announces recently its selection of Pico640 Gen2 in Thermoteknix System’s MicroCAM 3, a new micro-weight thermal imaging core. Pico640 Gen2 is a thermal imaging sensor offering important advantages to portable military systems. Pico640 Gen2 and MicroCAM 3 take the size, weight, power and performance of thermal imaging to new levels, making the technologies highly suitable for handheld, battery-powered head-mounted and weapons-mounted systems. SPIE Defense & Security: ULIS will display its range of Pico brand products at SPIE Defense & Security in Baltimore (US), at booth #811, April 21 – 23, 2015. MicroCAM 3 with Pico640 Gen2 will be demonstrated at Thermoteknix’s booth #308. SPIE DSS gathers 6,000 scientists, researchers, program managers and company representatives to discover new technological developments and conduct business within the electro-optical and imaging communities. Pico640 in Thermoteknix thermal imaging sensor “Thermoteknix has always been at the forefront of SWaP efficient thermal imaging sensor technologies. ULIS’ new Pico640 Gen2 sensor is a key factor in our ability to develop the new MicroCAM 3 platform for cost-competitive customer needs,” said Dr. Richard Salisbury, managing director of Thermoteknix Systems Ltd. “By combining recent advantages in FPGA technology with the Pico640 Gen2 detector we have been able to make substantial improvements in both power consumption and imaging performance; while minimising the size, weight and form factor of the new MicroCAM 3 which are ideally suited to Thermoteknix shutterless patented XTi imaging.” Pico640 Gen2’s low power consumption at 130mW with a 60Hz frame rate appealed to Thermokteknix in addressing SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) reduction needs in head mounted applications. "The Pico640 Gen2 is available in standard and military-grade formats. It optimizes thermal imaging for military applications while simplifying thermal imaging for professional security and surveillance cameras", says Jean-François Delepau, managing director of ULIS “ULIS has an ever growing track record of providing customers with trusted military-grade thermal imaging performance. Our Pico brand products are already deployed in European and North American airborne and vehicle applications, and in anti-surface missile programs,” said Jean-François Delepau, managing director of ULIS. “The Pico640 Gen2 is available in standard and military-grade formats. It optimizes thermal imaging for military applications while simplifying thermal imaging for professional security and surveillance cameras. Themoteknix’ demonstration of MicroCAM 3 at SPIE DSS enables attendees to see excellent ULIS thermal image quality with remarkable SWaP performance.” Thermoteknix Systems Ltd is a long established developer of high-end thermal imaging modules and cameras. Suitable for military operations: Pico640 Gen2, a VGA/17µm thermal image sensor, targets military applications where SWaP is critical, such as thermal weapon sights and handheld thermal imagers. This has been achieved by upgrading the uniformity of the pixel technology to heighten image quality. Overall performance is enhanced through NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference) below 40mK and frame rates up to 120Hz. The reliability and robustness of Pico640 Gen2 to withstand harsh environments and operate for the full duration of a military program have been assured with a 10-year guarantee against vacuum loss.