Pelco, Inc., a provider of intelligent video surveillance solutions, releases the Sarix Professional (Pro) Series 3 Fixed IP cameras. Offered in mini-dome, bullet, box, and wedge configurations, these IP cameras deliver a balanced set of features and performance at affordable price points that allow for deployment across a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, including low light and wide dynamic range capabilities with options of 1MP, 2MP, 3MP, and 5MP resolutions. Bi-directional audio communication Sarix Pro 3 cameras are ideal for industries such as commercial, government, healthcare, and education that demand a robust set of features, superior performance, and image clarity in an easily installed and maintained camera system. The Sarix Pro 3 Series delivers cost-savings with less bandwidth and storage requirements" “The Sarix Pro 3 IP Camera Series solves real security video challenges in a broad range of industries by providing more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wide dynamic range performance,” said Kevin Saldanha, Principal Product Manager. “In Healthcare and Education verticals, where vandalism and bi-directional audio communication is required, this camera series has models with IK10 vandal resistance and built-in microphones that can meet those requirements seamlessly. For Commercial industry-related needs that require several hundreds to thousands of high-resolution cameras with 24/7 monitoring on a limited budget, the Sarix Pro 3 Series delivers cost-savings with less bandwidth and storage requirements supported by h.265 video encoding and Pelco Smart Compression,” he concluded. Video compression standard Sarix Pro 3 IP camera series offers these key features: Clear detail in low light conditions with Up to 120dB True Wide Dynamic Range: These cameras can bring out detail in both very bright and dark areas to maximise visibility and are especially useful in environments that have both dark and light areas in one scene, such as entrances. Adaptive IR Illumination (Up to 50m for dome cameras and up to 80m for bullet cameras): With capabilities that produce detailed images in zero light, the adaptive IR Illuminator avoids overexposure that can hinder detection as objects approach the camera. One camera can provide wide, yet detailed coverage with resolutions up to 5MP at 30 FPS. This level of clarity allows customers to view license plate numbers and faces. Capture fast moving objects in Traffic, Gaming, Banking, and Commercial industries: 5MP camera models can stream 60 FPS for up to 4MP resolution. Conserve/minimise bandwidth and storage costs via h.265, the highest video compression standard, and Pelco smart compression technology. Flexible recording and viewing of video with three streams and optimised streams to save on costs. All three independent streams are configurable with video encoding (H.265/H.264/MJEPG), resolution, and frame rate. Enhanced detection and faster response ability by way of bi-directional audio with audio line-in and line-out. A built-in microphone is also included in the indoor dome camera. Flexible deployment in challenging environments with IK10, IP66, and IP67 ratings and a wide operating temperature. The cameras’ housings are built using metal construction and select camera models are ideal for areas prone to tampering and vandalism, like correctional facilities, hospitals, and schools. IP66 and IP67-rated models are available for water and dust protection, while environmental models can operate in extreme temperature environments (between –40° to 60°C). Faster, easier, and lower-cost installation with a single-wire PoE connection. 24VAC and 12VDC power options are also available for flexibility in installation. Integrated and industry standard compliant. These cameras work with VideoXpert on both H.264/H.265 and with Endura and Digital Sentry along with VxToolbox. They are also ONVIF Profile S, G, Q, and T compliant and work with well with third-party video management systems that conform to these ONVIF Profiles. Sarix Pro Series 3 cameras are available to be ordered now. Dome and bullet models ship in August, box cameras ship in September, and wedge models ship in October.
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global provider of video surveillance solutions made two announcements that improve the user experience for video surveillance operators by enhancing visibility of events and enabling faster response. Feature-packed VideoXpert Software Release with Enhanced Panomersive Viewing Pelco’s VideoXpert Video Management System, version 2.5 (VX v2.5), is packed with numerous new capabilities including enhanced ‘Panomersive’ immersive context viewing when using Pelco’s Optera camera with Pelco Camera-Link technology and a Pelco ‘Enhanced’ series Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera. This new feature allows system users to automatically and seamlessly shift from the panoramic view of Optera to a targeted subject or object within the same view using a nearby Pelco PTZ camera. The operator simply clicks on the panoramic view in Optera, and the PTZ instantly moves to the same spot" Combining immersive context viewing with PTZ cameras “Combining immersive cameras with PTZs has been attempted by competitors in the past, but our ability to easily link separate Optera and PTZ cameras provides security directors with a great deal of flexibility in how they design their system while potentially saving money by using previously deployed cameras,” said Robert Beliles, Pelco Chief Marketing Officer. “The operator simply clicks on the panoramic view in Optera, and the PTZ instantly moves to the same spot. This combination of immersive context viewing combined with PTZ detail and tracking at distance allows operators to spend less time locating the object or person of interest, and more time recording their movements.” Flexible Monitor Wall enhancement VideoXpert v2.5 is one of the larger releases in terms of long sought-after features in a video management system (VMS). VX v2.5 delivers a new Rules Engine User Interface and a new flexible Monitor Wall enhancement to make the creation of any size monitor wall and the ability to send events to any specific monitor quickly and easily. The Evolution 180 camera provides a dewarped view without blind spots to capture the areas of greatest interest Beliles concluded, “Several features in the VX v2.5 release significantly advance Pelco’s efforts to drive relevant and contextual video where and when it's needed, enabling impactful responses as well as effective automation. New analytics overlays in the VX v2.5 Ops Center Client allows operators to easily view and then export relevant video footage with the same analytics overlays to law enforcement far more efficiently than what is available in the market today.” Fisheye Evolution 180 panoramic camera Pelco also announced the release of a new camera, the Evolution 180, which provides a dewarped view without blind spots to capture the areas of greatest interest, making it ideal for crowded areas like banks, hotels, malls, schools and eateries, as well as hospital and clinic waiting rooms. Typically, ceiling-mounted fisheye cameras present less detail on faces and objects that are situated at the periphery of the camera’s field of view, or captures the tops of subjects’ heads when located directly below the camera. Available in indoor and outdoor versions, the wall-mounted Pelco Evolution 180 with true day and night capability is built by Oncam and is specifically designed to deliver a high-definition panoramic view, including a detailed eye-level view of people and vehicles. The Evolution 180 focusses on areas of interest while providing 12 percent more pixels per foot and minimising storage and bandwidth requirements" Minimising storage and bandwidth requirements “In contrast to conventional fisheye panoramic cameras that waste pixels on low interest views of ceilings and floors, the Evolution 180 focusses on areas of interest while providing 12 percent more pixels per foot and minimising storage and bandwidth requirements. Thus, the Evolution 180 is an affordable solution that further helps price-sensitive customers,” said Kevin Saldanha, Principal Product Manager for the Evolution 180. Both the Pelco Evolution 180 and VideoXpert v2.5 are available now.
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a provider of surveillance, security products and technologies, is showcasing the company’s enhanced series of Optera™ Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras with SureVision™ 3.0 technology at ASIS 2017, Booth 2309. Superior surveillance and forensic analysis The 360°, 270° and 180° 12-megapixel multi-sensor cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended panoramic views with electronic PTZ capability across the entire panoramic image to provide superior wide area surveillance and forensic scene analysis. Even more, Pelco’s Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with more than 20 of the industry’s leading Video Management System (VMS) solutions. Additionally, Pelco is partnered with leading third-party suppliers to design and deploy innovative integrated system solutions incorporating access control, PSIM, a wide spectrum of analytics such as licence-plate recognition, and many other advanced capabilities. “Pelco Optera cameras provide HD imaging that surrounds the user with high-quality video,” said Kevin Saldanha, Director of Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “The cameras’ ability to increase situational awareness, lower TCO and increase security makes them an increasingly popular imaging solution with users and integrators alike.” Colour accuracy in any situation Bright light, low light, shadows, variable lighting within a scene and changing lighting can present challenges for many high-resolution IP cameras, but this is not the case with Optera. Built with Pelco’s exclusive SureVision technology, Optera cameras are able to capture superior images across the entire panoramic view in even the most difficult lighting conditions. An enhanced WDR of 130dB, advanced low-light performance with colour down to 0.05 lux, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering and enhanced tone mapping for colour accuracy ensure excellent performance in virtually any situation and for virtually any application. Pelco SureVision "Pelco Optera cameras provide HD imaging that surrounds the user withhigh-quality video" SureVision also optimises images from each of the four Optera sensors, seamlessly stitching and blending them at the boundaries to deliver a natural, continuous panorama. This eliminates concerns about poor alignment between sensors, having to manually sequence images or gaps in information, all of which significantly impact the quality and usability of panoramic surveillance video. Optera delivers the wide view, high quality and image reliability to provide constant, seamless situational awareness that is critical for improving the effectiveness of incident response and investigation. Unparalleled intelligence is another key component of Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras. To further improve detection and response, Optera cameras are pre-loaded with a suite of advanced Pelco video analytics: abandoned object, camera sabotage, loitering detection, object counting, object removal and stopped vehicle. Pelco’s H.264 Smart Compression Technology, which reduces bitrate usage and can result in up to 70 percent savings on storage requirements and costs, is integrated into Optera cameras. Additional notable features include up to 15ips at 9MP resolution, and availability in a variety of colours and mounts to suit the aesthetics of a particular application.
Pelco by Schneider Electric is showcasing its Sarix™ Enhanced IP cameras with SureVision™ 3.0 technology at ASIS 2017, Booth 2309. Sarix features exceptional Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) to deliver high quality images in the most challenging lighting environments, along with a long list of performance features that deliver improved surveillance operations and cost-efficiency. Perfect balance of performance and value “Pelco Sarix Enhanced IP Cameras provide a higher level of image quality, performance, and capabilities than conventional IP cameras typically specified for mainstream applications,” said Kevin Saldanha, Director of Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “These cameras provide the perfect balance of performance and value that security professionals are looking for.” Sarix Enhanced IP Cameras combine improved high speed and outstanding image quality with Pelco’s exclusive SureVision 3.0 technology to capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. An enhanced WDR of 130dB, advanced low light performance with full colour down to 0.05 lux, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering, enhanced tone mapping for colour accuracy, and more ensure excellent performance for myriad mainstream applications. Pelco Smart Compression Technology Pelco’s Smart Compression Technology is utilised in Sarix Enhanced cameras. This important feature lowers bandwidth and storage requirements while retaining critical information for forensic purposes. Additional technology employed include preloaded built-in analytics and the ability to configure, control, and stream the unit remotely. The analytics can be remotely enabled and configured, and are compatible with Pelco VMS as well as third-party VMS partners that support Pelco’s open API. The compact design, motorised zoom lens, built-in analytics suite, and other advanced features of Sarix Enhanced provide a best-in-class user experience anywhere a robust camera with exceptional image quality is required.
At ASIS 2017, Pelco by Schneider Electric will showcase the company’s line-up of Spectra Advanced PTZ cameras with technology that excels in challenging lighting situations. Designed for demanding mainstream applications, Spectra Enhanced IP Cameras feature Pelco’s exclusive SureVision 3.0 technology that delivers exceptional Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance for the most challenging lighting environments. Setting the benchmark in HD resolution “From a pure image capture perspective, Pelco Spectra Enhanced PTZ cameras set the benchmark in HD resolution and performance,” said Kevin Saldanha, Director of Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “Rarely are lighting circumstances ideal, and the Spectra line solves that problem.” With Pelco’s SureVision 3.0 technology, minimum illumination is as low as 0.03 lux and 130dB of True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) to resolve the image capture challenges that many facilities typically encounter, including low-light. Spectra Enhanced features Spectra Enhanced PTZ cameras also capture images at up to 60 frames per second to capture fluid, high-speed activities and are available in 20X and 30X optical zoom models for extended viewing range with absolute clarity. The cameras incorporate electronic image stabilisation, 3D noise filtering and enhanced tone mapping to further improve image stability, image quality and performance. Additionally, Pelco’s Smart Compression Technology in the Spectra line reduces bitrate usage and can reduce storage requirements as much as 70 percent, reducing storage costs. Additional notable features include Power over Ethernet (Hi-PoE and PoE+) for cost-efficient integration and installation, three automatic defog options, up to 32GB edge storage with a Micro SD card, ONVIF Profile S and Profile G conformance, and vandal-resistant IK10 smoked or clear domes. Pelco’s Spectra Enhanced PTZ cameras are also integrated with dozens of VMS solutions.
Pelco by Schneider Electric, the provider of surveillance and security products and technologies, announces that its Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with over 20 of the industry’s leading Video Management System (VMS) solutions. “Panoramic cameras’ ability to increase situational awareness, lower TCO and increase security makes them an increasingly popular imaging solution with users and integrators alike. Pelco Optera panoramic cameras now integrate with the industry’s leading VMS suppliers to ensure seamless integration for mainstream applications,” said Kevin Saldanha, Director of Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “These integrations allow the full power of Optera cameras to be seamlessly harnessed and easily managed for any application.” VMS integrations Pelco Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with the following leading VMS solutions and more: Exacq exacqVision VMS records video from thousands of IP camera models for display on a free Windows, Linux or OSX client software, web browser or mobile device. The software can be licensed for small, simple installations to demanding enterprise applications. Genetec Security Center is an open-architecture, unified security platform that blends IP security systems within a single intuitive interface. By combining access control, VMS, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), Genetec Security Center simplifies operations to provide organisations with enhanced situational awareness, unified command and control, and connectivity to the cloud. By combining access control, VMS, and automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR), Genetec Security Center simplifies operations Milestone XProtect Enterprise, Expert, and Corporate VMS, designed to be reliable and easy to manage, provides flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. The solutions help organisations manage risks, protect people and assets, optimise processes, and reduce costs. OnSSI Ocularis is an advanced IP security and surveillance VMS platform that increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organisations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. Qognify VisionHub, extends video management to provide a complete security solution, featuring advanced technology for better video handling, a browser-enabled user experience, advanced video search and increased situational awareness and incident management capabilities. Verint Enterprise VMS streamlines video security operations and helps organisations rapidly capture, analyse, and act on the vast volumes of video and data it captures. The solution offers policy-based video distribution, networked video viewing and investigation management tools to help security staff detect and investigate security breaches and other threats. Vista qulu is a VMS solution designed to offer the most efficient performance on the market today, allowing users to interact with video like never before. Its IP device support list is continually updated to ensure end users’ experience can grow along with their business. Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras The 360°, 270° and 180° 12 MP Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras with SureVision technology provide completely stitched, seamless and blended panoramic views. The cameras also deliver intuitive immersive de-warped views for detail across the entire panoramic image to provide superior wide area surveillance and forensic scene analysis. Featuring Pleco’s exclusive SureVision technology, Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. An enhanced WDR of 120 dB, advanced low light performance with full colour down to 0.2 lux, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering, and enhanced tone mapping for colour accuracy ensure excellent performance for virtually any application. Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are preloaded with advanced analytics including: abandoned object, intrusion detection, camera sabotage, wrong direction, loitering detection, object counting, object removal, and stopped vehicle. Additional performance features include: a frame rate of up to 12.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution or 30 fps at a reduced resolution; Pelco Smart Compression Technology, which reduces bitrate usage to generate up to 70% savings on storage; and availability in a variety of colours and mounts. All models also feature a 3-year warranty.
Attendees at this year’s IFSEC International will have the opportunity to experience a number of new and innovative cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric (Stand D800). Headlining these advanced solutions are the company’s ExSite™ Enhanced Explosion-Proof cameras which are engineered to survive in the most demanding environments, and Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras that are integrated with the industry’s leading VMS providers to deliver panomersive HD imaging that puts you in the middle of a scene. Pelco ExSite Enhanced cameras “Where Pelco imaging technology was perhaps a step behind the competition, we are clearly taking the lead once again with new solutions like our ExSite Enhanced Explosion-Proof Cameras and Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras,” said Kevin Saldanha, Director Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “ExSite Enhanced cameras are engineered to survive like no other with a virtually indestructible housing built to eliminate the possibility of electrical discharge which can cause explosions in some environments. And our Optera panoramic cameras make multi-sensor panoramic cameras ideal for mainstream use with the right combination of performance, reliability, cost-efficiency and now VMS compatibility. We’ve got it all covered!” ExSite Enhanced Explosion-Proof Cameras’ robotically welded water- and corrosion-resistant stainless steel housing meets the tough NEMA Type 4X standard for use in extreme environments such as oil and gas facilities, chemical plants, manufacturing and more. Its unique patent-pending direct drive pan-tilt system is devoid of belts, gears or pulleys to eliminate stray electrical discharge while providing the highest levels of physical integrity. Optera™ Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended 360°, 270° and 180° panoramic views They also feature Pelco’s exclusive SureVision™ technology to capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. Some other features include an enhanced WDR of 130 dB, advanced low light performance with full colour down to 0.05 lux, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering, enhanced tone mapping for colour accuracy, and more. Pelco Optera™ Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras Optera™ Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras provide completely stitched, seamless and blended 360°, 270° and 180° panoramic views with electronic PTZ capability across the entire panoramic image for superior wide area surveillance and forensic scene analysis. Featuring Pelco’s exclusive SureVision technology, Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras capture superior images in difficult lighting conditions where highly contrasted lighting sources exist within the same scene. Optera Multi-Sensor Cameras also feature Smart Compression technology, which reduces bitrate usage, resulting in up to 70% savings on storage. Additionally, Pelco Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with over 20 VMS solutions, including exacqVision, Genetec, Milestone, OnSSI, Vista, Verint and Qognify, to ensure seamless implementation and ease of use. Additional imaging solutions from Pelco at IFSEC Esprit Enhanced™ HD PTZ Cameras, which now include SureVision™ with 130dB of True WDR and low-light performance up to 20 times better than previous Esprit HD PTZ Camera models. Built with Pelco’s iconic Esprit Series positioning system, these cameras deliver best-in-class image quality and pan/tilt performance, and full HD 1080p 30x optical zoom. Esprit Enhanced cameras are available with either standard or pressurized optical zoom modules that deliver exceptional image quality and high-speed positioning capabilities in the toughest outdoor environments. Sarix™ Enhanced IP Cameras offer the best in low-light performance and bandwidth utilisation via exclusive SureVision™ and Smart Compression Technologies. SureVision technology delivers exceptional WDR performance for the most challenging lighting environments. Sarix Enhanced IP Cameras also feature preloaded analytics on every model, and are compatible with Pelco VMS as well as third-party VMS partners that support Pelco’s open API.
Pelco leadership will also present during SIA Education@ISC seminar at the event in Las Vegas Pelco by Schneider Electric, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of IP-based video security systems, announced recently it will highlight the advanced capabilities of its Optera™ Series Panoramic IP camera line, as well as its award-winning VideoXpert VMS, at the ISC West Conference and Expo, April 6-8, 2016, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Optera panoramic IP camera line The Optera Panoramic IP camera line, which features 180-, 270- and 360-degree panoramic cameras, optimises live and recorded images from each of the four sensors and then seamlessly stitches and blends images at the boundaries to present users with a continuous panorama. No more worries about poor alignment between sensors, having to manually sequence images or gaps in information. The camera utilises anti-bloom technology and proprietary image processing, while SureVision 2.0 camera technology enhancements produce high-quality images in extreme low light without ever leaving wide dynamic range (WDR) mode. Additionally, users pan, tilt and zoom within areas of interest within the camera’s recorded and live views. Optera is well suited for applications in critical infrastructure, education, resorts and gaming, healthcare and retail. VideoXpert video management system VideoXpert VMS takes intuitive design and easy-to-navigate functionality and effortlessly displays critical intelligence and information together, allowing security professionals to make quick, effective decisions and sharpen tactical protocol in an emergency. VideoXpert integrates with a number of systems, including video analytics and surveillance, license plate recognition, point of sale, event/alarm management and more. VideoExpert has proven valuable in a wide range of environments including enterprise-class installations, safe city applications, education, critical infrastructure and more – from hundreds to thousands of sites or smaller deployments. The Optera challenge Pelco (#10037) gives ISC West attendees the opportunity to “eliminate the gap” and win a GoPro each day of the conference by taking the Optera Challenge. Attendees will be entered to win the prize upon completion of a series of challenges using Pelco’s video technology. SIA Education@ISC West Pelco’s technology will take centre stage during the SIA Education@ISC West Vendor Solutions workshop, titled, “Expanding View: Emerging Trends in panoramic cameras and surveillance Management,” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST Thursday, April 7, in Sands 101 on Level 1 of the Sands Expo Center. Speakers will include Jason Spielfogel, Director of Product Management, Systems, Analogue and Accessories, and Kevin Saldanha, Senior Product Manager, Video Line of Business, Ecobuildings Business. Panelists will discuss how panoramic cameras address the growing demand for video data capture, how such cameras solve specific end user challenges and present where this technology is headed in the future. The discussion is free of charge to all ISC West badge holders. Saldanha also will join other surveillance manufacturers during the session, “The Latest in Open Space Video Surveillance: Multi-sensor Camera Technology,” from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 7, in Room 309. The discussion will include a comparison of various breeds of multi-sensor cameras and how they are positioned in the market relative to single sensor panoramic, traditional fixed IP and PTZ cameras.