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Arecont Vision Costar unveils multiple new cameras and cloud VMS updates

LAS VEGAS – At ISC West 2019, video surveillance firm Arecont Vision Costar says it will reveal multiple new MegaIP and ConteraIP single- and multi-sensor megapixel cameras and the latest release of the ConteraVMS cloud-enabled video management system.

April 10, 2019  By  SP&T Staff

These newest offerings will be on display in the Costar Technologies Inc. booth (#8045)  at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 10 – 12.


Arecont Vision Costar will unveil two new Omni models, the latest additions to the adjustable-view, multi-sensor series of megapixel cameras that the company introduced beginning in 2014.

Arecont says the four sensors in all Omni models are mounted in multi-axis gimbals that can be independently moved 360 degrees in virtually any position to cover the widest possible viewing range with a single dome camera.


The SurroundVideo Omni SX will be revealed as the newest member of the MegaIP series, which the firm says delivers improved image quality and further enhanced product reliability. Both 12 and 20MP models will feature True Day/Night capabilities for indoor/outdoor usage, including Advanced Wide Dynamic Range for varied lighting conditions and NightView for low-light performance.

Arecont says built-in SNAPstream technology reduces bandwidth without sacrificing image quality from each Omni SX model. The four-sensor, user-configurable Omni SX camera series features the customer’s choice of remote focus lens options ranging from 2.1 to 16mm.

The ConteraIP Omni RS will also be demonstrated. The Omni RS joins the previously-released Panoramic Dome as a new multi-sensor choice in the growing ConteraIP-series.

Arecont says the Omni RS includes many of the advanced features of the new SurroundVideo Omni SX, plus additional enhancements. Each motorized sensor gimbal is equipped with a varifocal lens for hands-free setup. Simply mount the camera, connect the IP cable and then remotely set up the device from anywhere on the network. Preset selections offer 360, 270, or 180 degree fields of view, and custom views can be set and saved by the user.

The Omni RS offers a choice of 8 or 20MP models capable of streaming video at up to 30 frames per second.


Arecont says the MegaDome EX and MegaView EX dome and bullet cameras to be unveiled at ISC West are the first Arecont Vision Costar models to include advanced video analytics.

According to the firm, each EX model will be available as either a 1080p or 5MP choice and include True/Day night capabilities with integrated infrared illuminators for use indoors or out. Each includes a motorized varifocal lens for rapid focusing during setup and offers the full suite of Arecont Vision Costar single-sensor camera capabilities. 


Arecont says the cloud-enabled ConteraVMS first unveiled at ISC West 2018 will be demonstrated in the booth at this year’s show. Live cloud video will be displayed from a variety of sites during booth demonstrations.

Version 1.7 is the latest release, adding additional capabilities and enhancements that the firm says benefit not just the users of the ConteraVMS software itself, but also those leveraging ConteraWS Web Services, ConteraCMR Cloud-Managed Recorders, and the ConteraMobile smartphone and tablet apps.

CohuHD Costar and Costar Video Systems will also be displaying new products at ISC West.

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