CBC Ganz mini-dome cameras incorporate Pixim chipset

Nov. 15, 2007
November 15, 2007 -- Pixim Inc. announced that its Orca chipset has been selected to power CBC Ganz's first wide dynamic range (WDR) indoor/outdoor vandal resistant mini-dome camera series.

November 15, 2007 -- Pixim Inc., provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, announced that its Orca chipset has been selected to power Ganz's first wide dynamic range (WDR) indoor/outdoor vandal resistant mini-dome camera series, the ZC-DW4039NHA and ZC-DWT4039NHA for the US market; and the ZC-DW4039PHA and ZC-DWT4039PHA for the European Union and East Asian markets.

CBC, a Japanese manufacturer and worldwide distributor of CCTV solutions, will distribute the Ganz camera with its in-house Computar varifocal lenses integrated. (CBC sells a variety of high-quality CCTV video devices, from compact security cameras to monitors, DVRs, VCRs and associated accessories under the Ganz brand name. CBC's CCTV lenses are sold under the Computar brand name.)

"Ganz is recognized worldwide for its quality products and its large market presence," comments John Monti, Pixim's vice president of marketing and business development. "Pixim is delighted to have contributed to Ganz's first WDR dome security camera series and Computar's varifocal lens optimized for Pixim chipsets. We look forward to working with Ganz on its future WDR offerings."

The Ganz WDR (maximum 120 dB) dome cameras feature Pixim's Digital Pixel System (DPS) technology that allows individual pixel sampling to determine optimum exposure in all areas of the image. This capability provides a balanced exposure of both bright and dark areas in the same scene, making the cameras ideal for the tough backlight problems. Excellent image quality and color rendition in challenging lighting conditions are ensured 24/7, says the company. The dome's digital day/night and frame integration modes capitalize on Pixim's technology to achieve enhanced low light performance.

Other features include a proprietary pan/tilt/rotation (3-axis) gimbal mechanism for mounting the Ganz dome on any horizontal or vertical surface, an optical quality distortion-free dome cover with black inner liner, available with a weatherproof (IP66 rated) and impact and scratch resistant polycarbonate bubble, and Computar's powerful 3-9mm varifocal, f/l.2 aperture lens with built in digital zoom.

"Understanding the growing demand for WDR dome cameras, we were anxious to find a partner that would provide us with a proven solution," comments Jim Holihan, vice president of CBC America Corp., Ganz. "Pixim leads the way in delivering outstanding image quality, particularly in the toughest backlight conditions."

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