Published on 14 January, 2014
VIVOTEK is pleased to announce recently the launch of the 5MP 360° surround view pixel counter fisheye network cameras FE8174 and FE8174V. Featuring 5-megapixel sensors and 1.1 mm fisheye lenses for 180° panoramic view and 360° surround view, both camera are able to provide clear and detailed coverage of wide, open areas like airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices, restaurant, classroom and more.
Panoramic fisheye cameras, which deliver complete, surrounding views of an area, have been recognised as an ideal solution for comprehensive and seamless surveillance with a lower total cost of ownership. Images captured by VIVOTEK’s FE8174 and FE8174V are hemispherical, but with the latest cutting-edge image processing capabilities, hemispherical images can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis via commercially available software applications either at client or local viewer. A wide range of display layouts are available, including original surround view, panoramic view, and regional view for various mounting applications. In both the panoramic as well as regional viewing modes, users can utilise the ultra-smooth ePTZ function to easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI). For superior image quality in a diverse set of lighting environments, VIVOTEK has designed FE8174 and FE8174V with WDR Enhancement and a removable IR-cut filter. The new Pixel Counter feature also aids the installer in determining the level of detail (or Pixel-Per-Foot) required at different distances for objects of interest or in any intelligent analysis applications.
Compared to FE8174, FE8174V is equipped with an IP66 weatherproof and IK-10 vandal-proof housing so that the camera can not only withstand rain and dust, but also effectively provide robust protection against physical damage. In addition, in compliance with full EN50155 standards, the camera can resist shock and vibration, maintaining stable and reliable video during movement.
Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “As technology evolved, the fisheye lens was introduced to the security market in recent years, and allows for an increase in capture area with multiple viewing options. We are pleased to provide the market with our latest high megapixel fisheye camera, which exceeds the expectations of diverse applications and monitoring requirements, enabling flexibility of viewing multiple objects from the same camera.”