Grundig has launched an entirely new IP camera range comprising fixed dome, box and bullet cameras. Key features include progressive scan image processing using a CMOS sensor, dual, triple and quad video streams and intelligent incident alerts.
The Progressive Scan technology, used in Grundig’s IP fixed dome cameras, updates the entire 1080p Full HD image at up to 30FPS. The more commonly available interlace technology used in other cameras only updates alternate lines of an image. Progressive scan visibly increases image quality, especially when recording moving objects such as people and vehicles.
Multiple video stream technology allows each new IP fixed dome to process up to four independent video streams simultaneously, at up to 30FPS. This feature is designed for efficient video transmission and storage, saving network bandwidth. As an example, a full HD 2MP (1920 x 1080 pixels) stream can be used for recording, an identical D1 (720 x 576 pixels) video stream viewed on a monitor and a CIF (360 x 288 pixels) video stream viewed on a smartphone, all at the same time. Video stream combinations include: 1080p at 30FPS and D1 at 30FPS (Dual); 1080p at 15FPS and 1080p at 15FPS (Dual); 1080p 25FPS and D1 25FPS and CIF 25FPS (Triple); and lower resolution combinations of quad video streams.
The IP domes all include built-in network failure detection functionality, sending email alerts to operators if network problems occur. Back-up recording on Micro SD cards within the cameras ensures no images are lost.
The domes video format is 16:9. Uniquely, the format can be rotated through 90° to provide portrait or landscape views. The portrait setting is particularly relevant for narrow fields of view like corridors, stairs and passageways, where height within the image is more important than width.
A 3 to 9 mm motorized, vari-focal lens offers remote zoom and focus adjustments, saving set up time and optimizing image quality.
Image quality has been further enhanced with WDR and 3D digital noise reduction (DNR). Smart Picture Quality (SPQ) enhances low light performance in the HD sensor, reducing motion blur.
The IP dome cameras have robust metal housings and are vandal-resistant rated at IK10. True day / night functionality comes as standard, with an IR LED option for very low or no light applications. Each model has 5 programmable privacy zones.