Arecont Vision introduces a new generation of SurroundVideo Day/Night 8-megapixel H.264 cameras providing 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic views. Arecont Vision Models AV8185DN and AV8365DN are cost-effective solutions for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas.
Each new SurroundVideo camera incorporates surface-mount and in-ceiling mounting options, as well as an IP66-rated environmental chassis and 5.5-inch polycarbonate dome, eliminating the need for an external housing. Model AV8185DN provides a 180-degree panoramic view, using four 2-megapixel sensors that can be switched between day and night manually or automatically. The AV8365DN panoramic camera provides a 360-degree day/night panoramic view, using four 2-megapixel sensors for a total image of 6400x1200 pixels at 22 frames-per-second (fps).
Combining surface-mount and in-ceiling configurations into a single model simplifies installation and reduces the requirement for multiple models. Both the AV8185DN and the AV8365DN have a two-axis gimbal, providing X-Y (pan-tilt) adjustment as well as 180-degree tilt and 360-degree pan rotation for easy alignment. An integrated heater and blower are provided with the AV8185DN-HB and AV8365DN-HB models.
“Our newest 8 megapixel panoramic cameras provide electronic zoom windows that allow a user to view and record the entire panoramic field of view while simultaneously digitally zooming in to multiple regions of interest … something a PTZ cannot do,” said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Arecont Vision. “These new cameras deliver a highly cost-efficient solution by eliminating the need for an external housing, which also results in a significant reduction in overall size.”
Model AV8365DN provides simplified installation with a plus-or-minus 10-degree (20-degree total) individual mechanical adjustment for each sensor, enabling removal of the video “dead spot” at the dome bottom or at the horizon. Mounting options include 1.5-in. NPT threaded pipe wall mount (SV-WMT) or pendant mount (SV-CMT), with the availability of pole mount (MD-PMA) and corner mount (MD-CRMA) adapters that are also used with Arecont Vision's MegaDome line.
The new SurroundVideo cameras are immediately compatible with existing VMS platforms that already integrate with the AV8185 and AV8365 Arecont Vision cameras. Active control of the new day/night feature and electronic vertical alignment will require further integration.