Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recently unveiled five new network cameras with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All five cameras share several core technologies and features including a Genuine Canon Lens for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1 Megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and Canon’s powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor which helps to provide images with remarkable colour accuracy even in low-light environments. “The importance of security and surveillance continues to increase for all types of markets and sectors,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the announcement of these new high-performance indoor and outdoor models, Canon is once again demonstrating its strong commitment to developing network cameras that meet the ever-changing needs of these varied industries.” Outdoor/indoor speed dome network cameras Canon’s new speed dome network cameras, the VB-R12VE (outdoor) and VB-R13 (indoor), both offer seamless PTZ control provided by 360 degrees endless panning capability. In addition to 30x optical zoom for crisp images even from long distances, these cameras also share an Enhanced Digital Zoom function that can offer up to an equivalent 120x optical zoom when streaming at lower resolutions. Adding to their user-friendliness and ease of PTZ control is the ability to create up to 256 preset positions and up to five tour routes. Canon optical encoders, micro-stepping motors, and a timing belt enable these models to provide fast (up to 450 degrees per second), precise panning and tilting. With a robust weather- and vandal-resistant housing and built-in heater, the VB-R12VE camera is outdoor ready and able to withstand a variety of challenging environments. This model is also available with audio and external I/O support as the VB-R13VE. VB-H651V vandal resistant indoor fixed dome network camera The VB-H651V is Canon’s newest indoor fixed dome network camera to feature the company’s unique Remote PTRZ Adjustment function for easy post-installation changes to the camera’s pan, tilt, zoom and rotation positions. A vandal-resistant enclosure helps facilitate this camera’s safety from impact and tampering. The VB-H651V camera’s ability to deliver high-quality video is supported by an Auto Focus function for clear focusing on subjects both near and far away. This camera comes with a mounting plate to enable fast and simple installation, and it has multiple power options for installation flexibility, including 24 V AC, 12 V DC and PoE. VB-H652LVE infrared vandal resistant outdoor fixed dome network camera Canon also introduced the VB-H652LVE, its new infrared outdoor-ready fixed dome network camera which has a vandal-resistant, water-tight housing and optional heater unit making it suitable for installation in many climates. It is equipped with four built-in IR illuminators that enable video to be captured in little to no visible light, and an Auto Focus function for clear focusing on subjects both near and far away. It offers analogue video output and installation controls for simple camera positioning during installation, and multiple power options including 24 V AC, 12 V DC, PoE and PoE+ provide further installation flexibility. Convenience and versatility For added versatility, all of these new Canon network cameras have the ability to stream in both 16:9 and 4:3 resolutions, and also offer Custom Video Settings for optimal image exposure according to time of day and conditions (includes shutter speed, iris, gain, white balance, and noise reduction). Two available features, Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction and Area-Specific Data Size Reduction (ADSR), are both designed to help reduce data size while also helping to improve the image quality of areas of interest. These cameras are suitable for installation in areas with frequent vibrations – such as on top of a pole or near heavy machinery – as an Image Stabilisation feature enables them to deliver clear video with minimal motion blurring. The simple setup and use offered by these new network cameras is furthered by a Camera Viewer and a Mobile Viewer that provide easy access to the camera’s features and functionality from a variety of different compatible devices including PCs, mobile phones and tablets. All of these cameras are ONVIF Profile S and Profile G Conformant to help facilitate maximum interoperability with third-party recorders and all also include a Canon Camera Management Tool (CCMT) that allows for centralised management of all current Canon Network Cameras (camera discovery, configuration, back-ups and restores, firmware upgrades, etc.).
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced nine new Network Cameras with advanced capabilities designed to efficiently meet outdoor and indoor applications in a wide range of markets including city surveillance, critical infrastructure, financial institutions, airports and transportation, education, retail, commercial offices, and gaming establishments. All nine new Canon network cameras integrate advanced core components designed to deliver video with superb detail, vital color information and exceptional low-light performance. Those core components include advanced Genuine Canon lenses with High and Super High UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements and multilayer coatings, high sensitivity 1.3MP CMOS image sensors, and dual proprietary Canon DIGIC processors: the DIGIC DV III to help maximise image quality and the DIGIC NET II for simultaneous streaming of H.264 and M-JPEG video streams in multiple resolutions for versatile monitoring and recording (including monitoring on compatible smartphones and tablets). “Security is an ever-growing concern in many sectors, and Canon is continually improving and expanding its lineup of Network Cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “Canon’s years of expertise in designing and manufacturing some the world’s greatest lenses, image sensors, signal processors, and robotic mechanisms contributed to these newest Network Cameras, which include indoor and outdoor models designed to deliver outstanding video quality and the latest technical compatibilities for use in many markets.” Innovations for convenience and versatility Common among all nine new Canon network cameras is a range of features intended to help maximise utility, convenience and efficiency. These features include Area-Specific Data Size Reduction (ADSR), which allows users to save bandwidth by applying different levels of compression to specific areas within a camera’s field of view (higher quality can be maintained in areas of interest), Haze Compensation, which allows for capturing high contrast video even in misty or hazy conditions like those near water or mountainous areas, scheduled Custom Video Settings for optimal image capture according to time of day and conditions (includes exposure, shutter speed, iris, gain, white balance, and noise reduction), and Intelligent On-board Video Analytics to aid in analysing video content. User adjustable in terms of detection characteristics (sensitivity, area, and duration), these Intelligent functions include Moving Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Camera Tampering Detection, Passing (“Tripwire”) Detection, Volume Detection, and – depending on the model – Scream Detection, Intrusion Detection, and Sound-Level Detection. All nine cameras also include a built-in memory card slot for recording live images and H.264 video during network outages, per event triggers, at scheduled times, or manually via the Admin viewer. All nine cameras are ONVIF 2.4.2 / Profile S / Profile G conformant to help ensure maximum interoperability with third-party recorders, and all also include the new Canon Camera Management Tool (CCMT) that allows for centralised management of all current Canon Network Cameras (camera discovery, configuration, back-ups and restores, firmware upgrades, etc.). Speed dome network cameras Three of the latest Canon network video cameras form a new Canon product category known as Speed Dome Network Cameras. These include the outdoor VB-R11VEi and VB-R10VEi models and the indoor VB-R11i, all of which feature a 30x Genuine Canon optical zoom lens utilising high ultra-low dispersion lens elements to help capture clear virtually distortion-free imagery at a distance, and 0.03 lux performance (at F1.4 and a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.) to capture critical image details in low light. Most notable among the features of the Speed Dome cameras is Moving-Subject Auto-Tracking with Auto-Zoom and Endless 360 degrees Panning. These features enable the cameras to automatically control panning and tilting to keep a tracked subject centered on the screen as that subject moves. Users can also enable an “Auto Zoom” function of the Auto-Tracking feature that allows the camera to automatically zoom into the subject being tracked. In addition, the Endless 360 degrees Panning feature delivers seamless tracking of subjects of interest as they approach, pass beneath, and walk away from a Speed Dome camera all while being continuously tracked the entire time. A full 180 degrees tilting feature includes automatic image-flipping to keep the video right-side-up after the subject passes beneath the camera. Canon optical encoders, micro-stepping motors, and a timing belt enable the Speed Dome Network cameras to provide fast (up to 450 degrees per second), precise panning and tilting. A slip-ring feature transfers power and signals between the moving and stationary parts of the cameras, thus eliminating cables that could twist. The outdoor VB-R11VE and VB-R10VE Speed Dome Network Cameras also feature a dome housing that is both IP66-rated and IK10-rated for impact resistance. A built-in heater and blower also provide temperature control allowing the cameras to be deployed in areas with harsh climates. PoE+ compatibility also allows for single-cable installation. Fixed dome network cameras Featuring IK10-rated vandal-resistant housings, the outdoor VB-M641VEi and VB-M640VEi and indoor VB-M641Vi and VB-M640Vi Fixed Dome Network Cameras are equipped with 2.4x Genuine Canon wide-angle zoom lens with a 111.5 degrees ultra-wide angle of view. The lenses are also IR corrected to help ensure proper focus if IR illumination is present. All four also feature Canon’s Remote Adjustment Function which may eliminate the need for a technician to climb a ladder or use a bucket truck should it become necessary to re-frame an installed camera’s angle of view. This task can instead be performed via a password-protected Internet-connected PC. The bodies of the outdoor VB-M641VE and VB-M640VE cameras are also IP66-rated, and an optional heater is also available for the VB-M641VE enabling integrators to configure it for use in low-temperature environments. The VB-M641VE and VB-M641V also offer Intruder Detection and Scream Detection as part of their Intelligent Functions. Outdoor fixed bullet cameras Housed in an IP66-rated rectangular body linked to a sturdy mounting base via a tamper-resistant adjustable ball-joint, the outdoor VB-M741LEi and VB-M740Ei Fixed Bullet Network Cameras are equipped with 2.4x Genuine Canon wide-angle zoom lens with a 113.4 degrees ultra-wide angle of view. The VB-M741LE includes several features unique to that model including four built-in infrared LED illuminators for surveillance in 0 lux conditions – with two of the LEDs designed to be more effective in wide-angle settings and the other two in telephoto; a built-in heater for environments with harsh climates; a two-way audio for communication between the operator and the camera location; and Scream Detection and Sound Level Detection as part of the list of Intelligent Functions.