Hanwha Techwin launches chipset for Wisenet X camera series
Leader in global security, Hanwha Techwin, has launched an embedded proprietary chipset for the Wisenet X camera series, which is said to be the most important component to date developed by Hanwha Techwin’s core technologies.
According to Hanwha Techwin, the Wisenet X series offers 150dB WDR, image stabilisation using gyro sensors and razor sharp images 24/7 with improved low-light performance. Using WiseStream II, the second generation of Hanwha Techwin’s unique compression technology, the series delivers the most bandwidth friendly camera range. There are also many other notable key benefits, including a variety of on-board analytics.
With the release of the Wisenet X series, Hanwha Techwin says it’s meeting market demands in all areas of video surveillance. By adding the Wisenet X series to the recently released Wisenet Q and P series, Hanwha Techwin has now established a full line-up, from highly affordable entry-level, to competitively priced high-performance products which will satisfy the needs of projects and customers in all vertical sectors.
Hanwha Techwin said it plans to invest considerably in product development and marketing.
Hanwha Techwin Security Business Group President and CEO Lee Man-Seob, commented:
“Wisenet 5, our latest chipset, offers extremely high performance. It’s at the core of Hanwha Techwin’s competitiveness. The Wisenet X series is our first product range to use this single chip solution. As a result, our new 5 megapixel and 2 megapixel camera lineups will redefine industry standards, not only with exceptionally sharp images, but also with much faster image processing and upgraded functions.”
Further benefits and features include:
Sharp images without any blurring thanks to 150dB WDR
An existing WDR image is captured by composing 2 frames with different exposures. The Wisenet X series with 150dB WDR uses four frames to create a more natural image. New technology has been developed to remove blurring which is a critical weakness of existing WDR, and provides clear and vivid images.
More accurate stabilisation using gyro sensors
Gyro sensors have been built into Wisenet X cameras for more accurate stabilisation. Stabilisation comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images.
Monitor color images, even in low-light environments
With the new chipset being used in the series and Hanwha Techwin’s outstanding lens technology, images can be monitored in colour even in low-light environments without IR LED. Vivid images can now be captured regardless of the environment or the time of day.
Reduce data by up to 99% using WiseStream II
The Wisenet X cameras feature H.265 compression and WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. This ensures that Hanwha Techwin’s new Wisenet X series is one of the most bandwidth friendly camera ranges available.
More diverse analytics
The series offers many useful analytics. The audio analysis function recognises critical sounds, such as gunshots, explosions, screams, and broken glass, and then immediately raises an alarm. Among the other analytics features incorporated into Wisenet X cameras, queue management can analyse queues generated in, for example, a retail store or bank.
Dual SD slots and USB installation for added convenience
Using an onboard USB port, Wisenet X series cameras can be connected to mobile devices via Wi-Fi. View angles can be checked immediately whilst installing using a smartphone. Dual SD slots allow up to 512 GB to be saved automatically to the camera, safely keeping data in the event of an unstable network.