Avigilon to offer PTZ cameras
Avigilon announced the expansion of its next-generation H.264 technology platform with the addition of a high-definition Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera available in one or two megapixel (MP) resolution. The indoor and outdoor pendant PTZ cameras are targeted specifically at expansive areas with manned operations, such as large retail chains, airports, petrochemical, casinos, and city surveillance, among others.
“The global PTZ market was estimated to be worth over US$1.3 billion in 2011,” said Gary Wong, senior analyst at IMS Research. “The network PTZ form factor is forecast to be one of the fastest growing security camera types towards 2016. Growth in excess of 25 per cent year-on-year is projected for this category.”
The one and two MP HD PTZ cameras on the H3 platform will ship in August 2012.