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Multifocal sensor cameras opening up new markets

Instead of number of megapixels, customers are interested in knowing whether suspects can be singled out and identified and not
2015 will see Multifocal sensor cameras opening up new markets for Dallmeier

Dallmeier 2014/2015 Review and Forecast:

The resolution of megapixel cameras is always going to be higher. But people are starting to understand that resolution is not everything, nor does it solve the problem of the customer. In addition, many megapixels on a single chip have unpleasant side-effects related to things like light sensitivity, lens quality, image rate and bandwidth.

What really interests the customer is not the number of megapixels, but rather whether suspects can be singled out and identified – regardless of which area of the surveillance field that person is located in. So the resolution of the camera itself (e.g. a “5-megapixel camera”) is not decisive; but more relevant is how many pixels per meter are obtained for the relevant object/person. You need 62 pixels/m for observation, 125 pixels/m to recognise known persons, and 250 pixels/m to identify unknown individuals.

Dallmeier is following this approach with our multifocal sensor technology. Contrary to single-sensor cameras, several lenses with different focal lengths are used. This patented technology makes it possible to monitor large areas and distances comprehensively, and to do so in real time with uniform image resolution and consistent focal depth. A single installation point is needed. The solution is extremely cost-effective both in the lower number of required cameras and especially in the decrease in necessary infrastructure such as masts, cables, etc. It also means that solid solutions can be found with this technology for projects that could not previously be implemented at all. So the multifocal sensor technology opens up a huge market for planners and builders. The response in the market to multifocal sensor technology is already extremely positive, and this will further develop in 2015 as it addresses definite needs.

An eventful, immensely successful year is coming to a close for Dallmeier. 2014 was a jubilee year for us, in which we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the company’s founding. Our product portfolio has grown steadily over the last 30 years. These days, we offer total solutions from a single supplier – from image capture through recording to video management and intelligent video analysis.

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