Arecont Vision Expands SurroundVideo Multisensor Camera Series (SSI)


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LAS VEGAS — Arecont Vision arrived at ISC West to tout its newly expanded multisensor, multimegapixel SurroundVideo panoramic and omnidirectional camera series, featuring new models and a raft of new feature sets and capabilities. The new entrants include the SurroundVideo G5 and SurroundVideo G5 Mini panoramic cameras, and the SurroundVideo Omni G2 omnidirectional camera which earned an SSIMost Valuable Product (MVP) honor for 2016. Here they are individually at a glance:

SurroundVideo G5 — This standard-sized panoramic camera provided users with four integrated, P-iris, remote focus lenses to achieve 180-degree panoramic imagery with double the frame rate of previous models, according to the company. The camera series is available in 5-, 12- and 20-megapixel resolution models, all with built-in remote focus capability to simplify set-up and adjustments that can significantly reduce installation time. 

Arecont Vision introduced what it bills as the world’s first advanced low-light multisensor panoramic camera as part of the G5 series. The 5MP model includes STELLAR (Spatio Temporal Low Light Architecture) technology for best-in-class light sensitivity to capture color images in extreme low light conditions.

SurroundVideo Generation G5 Mini — This new series offers 12- and 20-megapixel resolution choices, both delivering double the frame rate of previous models. The series provides users with four integrated lenses in either a 180-degree or 360-degree configuration, making them ideal for applications requiring a small, aesthetic panoramic camera, according to the company.

Users can view the four sensors individually or as a smooth transition of all images blended together for a full panoramic view. The camera is factory-aligned with a slight image overlap to ensure that nothing is ever missed in the field of view. Each sensor can be individually adjusted to deliver the best exposure ratio per sensor on wide dynamic range (WDR) models for an optimal image in varied lighting conditions, according to the company.

SurroundVideo Omni G2 — This omnidirectional camera features a choice of 12- or 20-megapixel resolution models, both delivering double the frame rate of previous versions. A future-proof platform provides organizations of all sizes with the flexibility to deploy a security system that truly matches their current video surveillance needs, and the ability to make configuration changes going forward as needed, according to the company.

The Omni G2 also includes the ability to easily move each of the remote-focus sensors around the magnetic, 70+ placement-point omnidirectional track. All four Omni G2 sensors are individually mounted on 3-axis gimbals for an increased range of motion when positioning the sensors, and the remote focus modular lenses can be selected from multiple lens options for a completely user-customized field of view.

All SurroundVideo cameras feature four individual day/night mechanical IR cut filters for the highest image quality, 24/7. Each series includes models with WDR up to 100dB at full resolution (select 12MP models only).