Arecont Vision adds integrated IR to MicroDome G2 ultra-low profile cameras for enhanced surveillance

“Integrated IR is the latest capability added to this extremely compact camera series for professional video surveillance,” commented Brad Donaldson, vice president of product development for Arecont Vision.

Arecont Vision adds integrated IR to MicroDome G2 ultra-low profile cameras for enhanced surveillance
Arecont Vision adds integrated IR to MicroDome G2 ultra-low profile cameras for enhanced surveillance

Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced the expansion of its compact MicroDome G2 ultra-low profile camera family with the immediate availability of new models with built-in infrared (IR) illumination. “Integrated IR is the latest capability added to this extremely compact camera series for professional video surveillance,” commented Brad Donaldson, vice president of product development for Arecont Vision. “No other dome camera of this size offers customers as many choices and advanced features as the MicroDome G2 series.”

The MicroDome G2 with IR offers a wide range of models with 1.2MP, 1080p, 3MP, or 5MP resolution choices. Lens options range from 2.1 to 16mm, supporting the widest possible surveillance application requirements. Remote focus simplifies set-up and significantly reduces installation time. The installer mounts the MicroDome G2 camera on a wall, ceiling, or structure, points the sensor at the area to be covered, and then screws down the bubble. Once off the lift or ladder, the installer selects “Short Range Focus” or “Full Range Focus” from the camera webpage for rapid setup over the network, and then fine-tunes the focus if required by the scene.

Further, the Arecont Vision SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology reduces camera bandwidth consumption in all MicroDome G2 with IR models without impacting image quality. According to the company, "the MicroDome G2 with IR provides outstanding around-the-clock surveillance for both indoor and outdoor applications. The series is designed for applications with challenging lighting conditions, featuring a built-in day/night mechanical IR cut filter and IR illuminators. For environments with strong backlighting, reflections from wet flooring, streets, or puddles, or contrast due to fog, mist, or glare, optional Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) equipped 1080p and 3MP models are available. Built-in CorridorView technology provides better coverage of hallways, corridors, and other narrow spaces without wasting pixels on unchanging areas."

The MicroDome G2 series features Arecont Vision’s installer-friendly mount enclosures to simplify installation. The rugged, tamper-resistant, die-cast aluminum housing features a polycarbonate dome bubble that is both IK-10 impact-resistant and IP66 weatherproof rated for indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, the MicroDome and all other Arecont Vision cameras run the in-house developed Massively Parallel Image Processing (MPIP) architecture on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) integrated circuit. All core features and technologies are developed by Arecont Vision, and installed cameras can be upgraded with new capabilities via remote firmware updates, thereby extending the useful life of the device.

According to the company, "by employing the unique MPIP architecture, Arecont Vision cameras do not require the use of common embedded operating systems, nor do they make use of 3rd party code or chipsets for core features. This approach eliminates the potential risk of hidden backdoors and the range of other cybersecurity weaknesses widely documented in other camera brands. Arecont Vision cameras are unable to be maliciously repurposed for use in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), network penetration, ransomware, and other cyberattacks, or to be used to spread to malware and computer viruses to other network-enabled devices."

The MicroDome G2 with IR is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Series S compliant. Arecont Vision cameras are integrated with the industry’s leading video management system (VMS) and network video recorder (NVR) choices through the company's Technology Partner Program and its MegaLab test and certification facility. The MicroDome G2 with Integrated IR megapixel cameras were on display at the IFSEC International tradeshow at the ExCeL center in London, UK, from June 20 – 22, 2017.

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