A wealth of new technology in a huge IFSEC for Sony

SonySony enjoyed a busy IFSEC 2013 as it showcased an exciting new line up of HD security products and solutions for every market to visitors at Birmingham’s NEC.

The manufacturer unveiled a total of 14 new cameras to its growing IPELA ENGINE range, along with the new high-end IPELA ENGINE PRO technology.

All the devices featured on its stand were designed as solutions to meet every market in the industry, ranging from the high-end down to an entry-level C series. The new cameras are scheduled to start launching from summer 2013.

W Series outdoor dome

W Series outdoor dome

Sony’s IPELA ENGINE PRO W Series cameras sit at the top end of the range and are designed for critical surveillance environments.

The manufacturer claims the W Series is the first full HD camera in the world to feature 130db of wide dynamic range and deliver “the clearest picture of any full HD camera in the market” – even in environments with strong backlighting.

Sony claims the IPELA ENGINE PRO is capable of delivering 60 frames per second – double the number compared to conventional IP cameras – and allows operators to benefit from greater detail when analysing step-by-step frames of recorded video.

Image stabilisation technology is also incorporated to reduce any camera shake caused by wind and vibrations when the cameras are mounted on platforms or poles.

The first two cameras in the W Series compromise the SNC-WR632 and SNC-WR630, for outdoor and indoor use respectively.

Both are rapid dome, continuous 360-degree PTZ cameras capable of the fastest pan speed in the industry, at 700-degrees-per-second, and are equipped with the latest version of Sony’s View-DR for wide dynamic range compensation.

Some 14 new cameras made up the launch of Sony’s IPELA ENGINE EX E and V Series cameras, aimed at entry-to-mid-level applications. Image stabilisation technology to reduce camera shake is incorporated into all models.

The 12 new launches in the EX E Series include four fixed, two minidome, two vandal-proof minidome and two outdoor ruggedised minidome models.

In the V Series there were two new models, the SNC-VM602R and SNC-VM632R, for flexible and cost-effective video surveillance to expand Sony’s mid-level and high end models currently available on the market.

Ryan Kawashima, strategic marketing manager for Sony Europe, said before the show: “These new products broaden Sony’s offering and prove Sony is continuing to lead this field.

“As the IPELA ENGINE range moves from strength to strength it is setting an industry benchmark for innovation. Offering this technology across 14 new cameras means that Sony is enabling businesses of all sizes to utilise the latest in video security technology.”

Sony C-series

Sony C-series

In addition, Sony also launched the SNC-CX600W, a small wireless camera designed for small businesses, retailers, restaurants, hotels and private residences, at IFSEC.

Equipped with 720p HD, a wide angle 120-degree view and PIR sensor for night dark detection, the SNC-CX600W also features a built-in microphone and speaker together with Sony’s edge-based analytics such as intelligent motion detection, face detection and DEPA pre-installed on the device.

Kawashima said the C Series camera allows customers and installers the benefits of a cost effective solution with quick and easy installation with “guaranteed high image quality expected from a Sony camera”.

He added: “This new product will keep Sony customers safe and installers ahead of the competition as we continue to grow in this field and cater for new audiences.”

On top of Sony’s new camera launches, it also showcased a new scalable management software solution to integrate with its network surveillance recorders and RealShot Manager Advanced software.

The company claims the management software is an all-in-one surveillance package, capable of managing a maximum of 1,000 devices, ideal for use by businesses with multiple locations as the system can expand as the user does.

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