The German Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed just how unique the Panomera multifocal sensor system is. Dallmeier has been granted a patent entitled “Überwachungseinrichtung” with an issue date of 4.6.2011. Meanwhile, the 3-months objection period, during which third parties can raise an objection against the assignation of patent, has expired. As no legally effective protest has been filed, the assignation of patent has now become irrevocable. The number of the patent is 10 2011 103 378.
It has been just over a year since the application was filed and the German patent has finally been granted. “A very short time when one considers that patent applications can often drag on for several years”, explains Dieter Dallmeier. And he declares; “This patent underscores the unique nature of this technology.”
The multifocal sensor system convinces with its new lens and sensor concept: Panomera works with several lenses, each of which has a different focal length. Thanks to this, the camera can be adapted optimally to the area for surveillance, so details are still clearly visible, not only close up but also at very long distances, and individuals can be recognised even at 160m distance. The camera permanently records the whole image with highest detail resolution. PTZ functions like panning or zooming are therefore also possible in the recordings. This way every incident can be reconstructed and documented subsequently after the event.
Panomera is already used in numerous national and international projects, e.g. in various German Football League stadia (Mönchengladbach, Leverkusen, Cologne, Dortmund, …), at airports (Nuremberg, Naples) or in the French shopping-mall La Part-Dieu in Lyon.