IP CCTV camera provides analogue-quality image
IndigoVision recently debuted new internal and external vandal-resistant fixed IP CCTV cameras that incorporate a Sony EXview HAD CCD Sensor and the company’s MPEG-4 or H.264 compression. Coupled with what the vendor says is a guaranteed frame rate of 25/30 fps, the IP Domes are said to provide an image quality that is as good as or better than an equivalent analogue camera. The enclosure can be ceiling- or wall-mounted, and its built-in support for Power-over-Ethernet means it can be powered directly from the network for lower installation costs.
Each camera is available with a number of options, including PAL or NTSC formats, a standard or
telephoto lens and a colour or day/night sensor.
IndigoVision also recently added a four-channel rack that supports both
MPEG-4 and H.264 compression technologies to the company’s family of
transmitter/receiver products. Up to four CCTV cameras can be connected
to the rack, which converts the analogue feed to high-quality digital
video for transmission over the network. The product was developed with
the mobile surveillance market in mind, where typically four or fewer
cameras mounted on buses, streetcars and trains need to be connected to
an on-board IP network for monitoring and recording. It has an extra
network port, which allows direct connection to a Network Video
Recorder (NVR), providing a standalone compact mobile solution, and can
be mounted in a 19-inch rack or to any flat surface.