Indoor, outdoor hemispheric cameras offer 360-degree coverage

Vicon Industries has introduced its V9360 line of hemispheric cameras.

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Vicon Industries has introduced its V9360 line of hemispheric cameras, which provide high-resolution, continuous 180- or 360-degree coverage. The cameras are available in indoor and outdoor models with a range of mounting options.

The V9360 cameras' integral fisheye lens and 4-megapixel sensor captures a complete 360-degree view, which is delivered as two 180-degree panoramic images visually stacked on top of each other within a single video stream. All de-morphing is performed within the cameras prior to transmission, so a distortion-free image is delivered to the VMS ready for live display and recording. The cameras transmit a choice of H.264, MPEG-4 SP and M-JPEG compressions with dual streaming capability.

According to the company, all V9360 models are day/night cameras that perform well in a wide range of lighting conditions, thanks to advanced WDR technology and a mechanical IR cut filter. A MicroSD/MicroSDHC card slot allows for local storage. Power-over-Ethernet eliminates the need for power cables. The cameras may be used with many popular VMS systems. When used with the proprietary ViconNet system, users may digitally zoom into live or recorded video for a closer look at any object within the two panoramic views. Pixilation is minimal due to the 4MP resolution.

“These new panoramic cameras are an exciting addition to our camera line,” comments Margie Gurwin, director of marketing for Vicon. “Whether they are used as an alternative to or in conjunction with our PTZ solutions, their ability to provide continuous 360-degree coverage will be of great value in many types of installations.” See the V9360 cameras on display at the upcoming ISC West in Las Vegas (April 10-12), at Vicon's booth #18075.

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