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Broadcast Quality Imaging From Network Cameras

Canon Europe : 17 April, 2012  (New Product)
Canon's latest range of high definition network cameras for use in security surveillance applications meet broadcast quality standards
Broadcast Quality Imaging From Network Cameras
Canon has added two full HD Pan Tilt Zoom cameras to its range of network cameras for security solutions; the broadcast quality remote controlled Pan Tilt Zoom XU-80 and the BU-46H broadcast camera. The XU-80 will be unveiled on Canon’s stand (Hall 4, E40) at the IFSEC International security show, 14-17 May 2012.

Benefiting from Canon’s 70-year heritage at the forefront of lens design, the XU-80 includes 20x optical HD zoom, helping security teams to closely monitor large areas. It has a wide pan and tilt range (180 degrees to the left and right, 220 degrees up and 40 degrees downwards) and produces high quality Full HD (1920×1080) video, using a single 1/3 inch single-CMOS image sensor with 2.1 Megapixels. Its compact size, precision control and waterproof and dustproof design make it a versatile indoor/outdoor camera system.

The Canon XU-80’s waterproof and dustproof design has an IP55 enclosure rating. It can be installed in challenging locations without any additional housing and is not affected by environmental conditions. The XU-80W version of the camera is for permanent outdoor locations and comes with a servo ND filter and wiper unit. This version can also be equipped with a washer as an option.

The BU-46H is a broadcast quality 1/3 inch 3 CCD image sensor HD camera with an 20x optical zoom HD lens. The BU-46H offers exceptional control by incorporating features such as an Auto Focus Function and a sophisticated Image Stabilizer. The camera features a wider panning range (340 degrees and a Tilt range of 30 degrees to -50° degrees) together with a smooth and precise pan-tilt motion which makes it ideal for monitoring larger spaces. The camera is weatherproof and dustproof to IP45 rating.

Both cameras come complete with HD-SDI video and H.264 video over network for remote control and monitoring, via a third party video server. The server means that any networked PC can view the HD video from a camera and access all of its control features using the supplied Recording Platform Software. This is particularly suitable for users that need to record and view footage remotely, such as for public space surveillance, border security and traffic monitoring.

Both cameras offer the best image quality available during day and night. Canon’s Dynamic Range Compensation feature in the XU-80 allows for shooting in extremes of light by automatically correcting the video contrast. When shooting under low light conditions, the XU-80 gains extra brightness through its slow shutter function. Shooting at night or in near dark conditions is supported by the black and white mode without the IR cut filter.

Joe White, Channel Development Manager for Network Cameras, Canon Europe, said: “The XU-80 and BU-46H cameras bring together expertise from both our award-winning broadcast and our network camera divisions, delivering broadcast-quality images combined with video server capabilities. They meet end user demand for HD CCTV - cameras that excel in the most demanding security challenges such as homeland security or crowd control, offering both exceptional image breadth and depth.”
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