JVC Professional Products has announced its first Full HD network outdoor PTZ dome camera, the VN-H657WPU, and an indoor version, the VN-H657U. With a 2 megapixel CMOS image sensor and JVC’s Super LoLux HD technology for superior low-light sensitivity, the cameras deliver True Day/Night performance and Full HD 1080p resolution. The new models will be showcased along with a live demonstration of JVC’s Super LoLux HD technology at ISC West 2013 (Booth 22053), which runs April 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Both security cameras include an 18x optical zoom (and 10x digital zoom) with 360-degree endless PTZ. Super LoLux HD provides 0.35 lux sensitivity in color and 0.15 lux in black-and-white. Other features include 3D noise reduction, Electric Wide-D (wide dynamic range) for backlight compensation, and IR cut filter for automatic switching between day and night settings.
A newly developed Direct Drive motor for pan/tilt operation produces less operation noise, but is more precise and durable than conventional belt-type mechanisms. The Direct Drive motor delivers accuracy of 0.03 degrees, so it precisely maintains preset camera positions, even after frequent panning and tilting. It also supports very fast (400 degrees per second) and very slow (0.04 degrees per second) movement, so operators can quickly move either camera to catch a crucial scene or carefully examine a scene even at the highest zoom magnification.
“Following our successful launch of Super LoLux HD cameras last year, JVC is pleased to expand our lineup with a new network HD indoor and outdoor PTZ dome cameras,” said John Grabowski, national sales and marketing manager, JVC Security Division. “Our Direct Drive technology produces reliable and accurate PTZ movement, while our CMOS imager and Super LoLux HD image processing provide outstanding HD images with excellent sensitivity.”
The VN-H657U and VN-H657WPU output progressive HD images in either 1920x1080 or 1280x720 resolution at 30 fps. (Lower bandwidth images are also available.) The cameras offer multi-codec support, including M-JPEG, H.264 Baseline Profile, and H.264 High Profile, and can stream H.264 and M-JPEG images simultaneously at full frame rate.
A “one-touch lock” mechanism simplifies installation and maintenance, and built-in PoE Plus (power over Ethernet) powers each camera through a LAN cable connection, which saves on installation costs. While both UL listed cameras have the same specifications, the VN-H657WPU adds an IP66-rated housing and wall mount, as well as a built-in heater for performance in extreme temperatures.