Sony Video surveillance
Sony introduces two powerful additions to its network HD camera lineup, the SNC-CH140 and SNC-DH140. These dual-stream network HD cameras, supporting H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression formats, deliver excellent picture quality in HD resolution at 30 fps. Incorporating the new Exmor™ CMOS image sensor from Sony, which is specially designed for security, plus sate-of-the-art image-enhancement technologies such as View-DR which incorporates the latest in Wide D technology with Visibility Enhancer, and XDNR, these cameras can provide high quality HD images even under challenging backlit environments, as well as excellent sensitivity. As a result, the SNC-CH140 fixed network camera and the SNC-DH140 mini dome network camera are the ideal choice for even the most demanding surveillance monitoring applications.
Sony Professional introduced the industry's first HD pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) IP network security cameras. The cameras are part of the new SNC-RH series camera line-up and have the ability to pan 360 degrees, while capturing and streaming HD video at up to 30 frames per second. The SNC-RH series is the most advanced range of Sony's IP-based network security cameras. The new models - the SNC-RH124P for indoor use and SNC-RH164P for outdoor use - are the first in their class capable of transmitting HD images using H.264 video compression technology. This allows the transmission and storage of digital video using less bandwidth than previous video compression solutions. As a result images from the cameras can be easily connected to a network server, such as Sony's NSR-1000 Series, and displayed in high definition, offering the highest quality image representation. "High-definition imaging and intelligent video analysis are two key features in the new cameras that are driving the market transition from analogue to IP video security technology," said Yu Kitamura, EMEA Product Manager, Video Security, Sony Professional. "When combined with the ability to transmit high-definition video using advanced video compression signals, Sony provides a complete HD security system from camera to recorder to display. This gives users added flexibility to deploy HD cameras in a growing number of industries and applications." The new cameras feature advanced DEPA™ (Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture), which supports intelligent operation. DEPA technology has moved on significantly since it was first deployed 2006, Sony's embedded intelligent video analysis technology in the HD PTZ cameras is DEPA Advanced providing the highest quality image detection and, critically, recognising if the camera has been tampered with. Moreover, the cameras are capable of dual streaming images in HD using H.264 or MPEG4 compression technology and feature an easy-to-use speed-dome design that can be rapidly assembled and deployed. Usability is further enhanced in the SNC-RH124P security camera by IEEE p802.3 compliant High Power over Ethernet (hPoE) operation. One of the first cameras to support this standard, the cameras can be operated using a single Ethernet cable without requiring additional power supply. While, for users that need to capture moving images in low-light conditions, the new cameras are equipped with XDNR(TM) (dynamic noise reduction) technology that virtually eliminates image blur during low-light video capture, and visibility enhancing technology. Developed to improve performance in challenging lighting conditions, surveillance in high-contrast situations is improved significantly. The European launch of the cameras was held at IFSEC 2009 in the UK at the NEC. Also on show were Sony's new SNC-RS series of standard-definition PTZ cameras and a new encoder range.
The SNC-DH240T is a tamper proof Full HD (1080p) minidome network security camera with electrical Day/Night settings, DEPA Advanced analysis, View DR, Visibility Enhancer, XDNR and is ONVIF compliant. It also supports dual streaming of H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG at full frame-rate.
The SNC-DH140T is a tamper proof high definition (720p) minidome network security camera with electrical Day/Night settings, Intelligent Motion Detection, DEPA Advanced, View DR and is ONVIF compliant. It also supports dual streaming of H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG at full frame-rate.
The SNC-DH120T is an indoor tamper proof, high definition (720p) minidome network security camera with electrical Day/Night settings, DEPA analysis and is ONVIF compliant. It supports dual streaming of H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG at full frame-rate.
The SNC-DH210T is a vandal-resistant compact indoor high definition (1080p, supporting H.264 at 15fps) 3 Megapixel (2048 xx 1536 maximum resolution) mini-dome camera with Electrical Day/ Night, DEPA and ONVIF compliance. It supports dual streaming and triple codec encoding.
Sony SSC-N14 analogue minidome camera brings extremely high performance indoor surveillance within the budgets of today's security-conscious companies. It offers high quality images through its 650 TV lines horizontal resolution. The camera utilises a range of technologies to adjust the images to their maximum clarity and usability.
Sony SNC-ER521 is a network rapid dome camera that offers high-speed 360 degrees endless rotation. It also features true day/night function to switch to day or night mode depending on the light level. The DEPA Intelligent Video Analytics system can be set up with a DEPA-enabled recorder.
Sony SSC-N22 high resolution analogue minidome camera delivers superb quality indoor surveillance performance. From its compact body, the SSC-N22 can scan a very wide area with its three-way hinge and 3.7x variable focal length, offering a horizontal angle of view of 101.8" to 27.4". The camera utilises a range of technologies to adjust the images to their maximum clarity and usability.
The SNC-RH124 and SNC-RH164 from Sony are network HD rapid dome cameras supporting H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression formats, that deliver excellent picture quality at HD resolution (1280 x 720, 30 fps) in 16:9 aspect ratio. With a total tilt range of 210° and 360° endless high-speed pan capability, they can cover a wide monitoring area with great efficiency. Plus, with state-of-the-art image-enhancement technologies in a compact body, they allow users to clearly capture objects that have never been easy to visualise in the past. These new cameras open up a whole new world of video security applications, such as casino surveillance, town monitoring, and traffic/highway observation to name just a few. Features include: - HD with 30 fps- 10x Zoom- XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction)- Visibility Enhancer- DEPA Advanced- 210° Tilt- Quick Release for Easy Installation- hPoE (Compliant With IEEE802.3at)- Triple Codec: H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG- ONVIF Compliant
What new products were on display? Over the last twelve months Sony Professional has made several significant announcements that have broadened its HD portfolio. In January this year, it added another new HD camera to the four launched in 2009. The SNC-CH240 Full HD Fixed camera was launched at Sony's Power of Images (POI) event in Germany, completing its HD range. IFSEC heralded the European launch of two new HD cameras. The SNC-DH180 and SNC-DH240 were unveiled for the first time at ISC West in the US in March and will be on show for the first time in Europe at IFSEC 2010. Focused on image quality, the SNC-DH180 boasts a built-in infrared (IR) illuminator to deliver excellent images even in absolute darkness, while the SNC-DH240 is equipped with various different image enhancers including View-DR. Why is this relevant to Sony's ongoing video security strategy? HD remains a key focus for Sony and IFSEC 2010 demonstrated Sony's understanding of the security market and the issues it faces, showing how Sony is helping customers to address these challenges. Market demand for HD products is growing but until now there has not been the breadth of products to provide the means or the motivation to move from analogue to IP. But Sony's innovation in the surveillance space is changing this. Sony maintains its commitment to providing a true hybrid offering and the solutions on display at Stand J10 in Hall 4 included Sony's hybrid video security technologies. Aiding and bridging the migration to IP, Sony demonstrated how hybrid technology is enabling more businesses to access benefits of HD without replacing their existing technology infrastructure. How is Sony developing its security offering? New technology features from Sony were also a significant focus at IFSEC. Committed to delivering superior image quality, the majority of new HD cameras from Sony have been equipped with Sony's unique View-DR Wide Dynamic Range technology, allowing users to see normally in extreme light conditions. The increased use of sound recording technology in Sony's surveillance solutions is another area of investment and new products with this capability were also on display. Sony's security product portfolio is also enhanced through the company's vertical sector expertise and consulting services. The transport sector, in particular rail businesses, has heavily adopted HD security technology. This trend is on the increase and as Sony moves into its new financial year, rail innovation was also a key highlight of the show.
The SNC-DH120 is an indoor high definition (720p) minidome network security camera with electrical Day/Night settings, DEPA analysis and is ONVIF compliant. It supports dual streaming of H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG at full frame-rate.
The SNC-DH110T is an indoor high definition (720p, supporting H.264 at 30fps) 1.3 Megapixel (1280 x 960 maximum resolution) vandal resistant compact mini-dome camera with Electrical Day/Night function, DEPA and ONVIF compliance. It supports dual streaming and triple codec encoding.
Sony Electronics continues to extend capabilities and value for analogue camera systems with the addition of four new cameras with pacesetting imaging capabilities with increased resolution and dynamic range. The SSC-FM530 and SSC-FM560 Series mini dome cameras alongside the SSC-FB530 and SSCFB560 fixed type CS mount cameras feature DynaViewSX dynamic range enhancement technology and excellent horizontal resolution of 700 lines. Together, these advanced analogue cameras produce superb image detail under a wide range of lighting conditions. "The arrival of 700 TVL imaging along with DynaViewSX dynamic range enhancement technology in these minidome and fixed-type cameras are the next major advance producing significant performance upgrades for analogue installations," said Mark Collett, General Manager, Sony Security Systems Division. "Our investments in improving analogue technology continue to show real benefits for those with applications that excel with analogue, or for those extending the life and value of their legacy analogue installations." DynaViewSX Unveils Details in Challenging Conditions In addition to 700 TVL resolution, these additions to the Sony analogue security camera line up include the latest generation of dynamic range enhancement for analogue designed to deliver the kinds of quality improvements that matter most in real-world security use. DynaViewSX delivers numerous image enhancement techniques that address challenging scenarios, including piercing the glare from extreme backlighting. Other features of these cameras include Adaptive Tone Reproduction (ATR) and Intelligent Backlight Compensation (iBLC). ATR improves the contrast of subjects in areas where bright and dim areas are captured in the same frame. Uncorrected, the resulting over and/or underexposure hampers visibility of objects. With ATR, the quality of the image across the entire field is improved by adding the optimum gradation compensation based on different luminance information. Likewise, iBLC creates major imaging improvements by utilising a histogram algorithm to recognise the backlit area and analyse the luminance level. This allows for a highly accurate compensation of exposure levels in what is a major advance over conventional backlight compensation strategies. SSC-FM530and SSC-FM560Series Domes: Big Capabilities Reveal Small Details The SSC-FM530and SSC-FM560Series dome cameras are engineered to combine high sensitivity with low power consumption and share 3x Vari-Focal lenses. The SSC-FM530 has an electrical Day/Night capability while the SSC-FM560 has true D/N capabilities. These are all also available in PAL versions. The SSC-FB530 and SSC-FB560 Series Fixed-type Cameras: Sharper, Cleaner Images The SSC-FB530 and SSC-FB560 cameras include the technological achievements of the new dome cameras, but are a CS mount, fixed type design (lenses are not included). This allows for flexibility on lens choices depending on the field of view requirements.
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