Ground-breaking SurroundVideo WDR 180° ‘without equal’ claims Arecont

Arecont Vision has announced SurroundVideo WDR 180°, the world’s first 12-megapixel 180° panoramic dome camera with true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).

In addition to its superior performance under challenging lighting conditions, Arecont Vision’s new 12-megapixel WDR 180° panoramic camera is 25 percent smaller than previous SurroundVideo models. Arecont Vision’s WDR technology delivers a dynamic range of up to 100dB at full resolution and without lowering the frame rates. By combining long and short exposures in the same field-of-view, WDR maximizes the amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The WDR performance of Arecont Vision cameras represents an up to 50dB improvement (300X) in dynamic range compared to non-WDR cameras.

“Panoramic cameras are superior solutions for general surveillance, covering wide areas with sufficient resolution to zoom-in for details,” said Peter McKee, Vice President of EMEA Sales, Arecont Vision. “By adding WDR to the panoramic view, our engineers have delivered a camera without equal in the industry.”

Arecont Vision megapixel technology delivers superior image quality and reduces overall system costs by covering larger areas with fewer cameras. Four 3-megapixel WDR image sensors inside the SurroundVideo WDR 180° camera each provide 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution for a total resolution of 8,192 x 1,536-pixels. The SurroundVideo WDR 180° panoramic camera’s dome housing is IP66 environmentally rated and IK10 vandal resistant. The camera is both ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) and PSIA (Physical Security Interoperability Alliance) conformant.

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