Arecont Vision Unveils ‘MegaView’ Megapixel Cameras

Units will be available in 1.3 megapixel and 1080p resolution, with an integrated megapixel infrared (IR)-corrected lens.
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Arecont Vision, a producer of Internet protocol (IP)-based megapixel camera technology, introduces the MegaView line of all-in-one “Day/Night H.264” megapixel cameras enclosed in IP66 (environmentally rated) and vandal-resistant cylindrical (bulletstyle) housings, the company says in a written statement.

The new MegaView camera models—which are scheduled to begin production in late 2010—will be available in 1.3 megapixel and 1080p resolution, and each has an integrated megapixel infrared (IR)-corrected lens, Arecont Vision says. In addition, each MegaView camera is available with an integrated IR light-emitting diode (LED) ring. The MegaView models being unveiled are the AV1325DN H.264 day/night MegaView IP camera, and the AV1325IR version with IR illumination ring option. There is also the AV2825DN, which is an HD 1080p H.264 day/night MegaView IP camera; and the AV2825IR, which includes an IR LED option.

The all-in-one models are more compact than using separate enclosure options, and installation is simple using an easily adjustable 3-axis bracket and external lens adjustment of zoom, focus and iris. The camera models are plug-and-play, and there is no need to open the camera during installation.

“Our new MegaView series provides the type of turnkey product solution that customers are looking for, simplifying installation and reducing associated installation costs,” says Raul Calderon, Arecont Vision’s vice president of marketing. “The integrated IR LED illumination capability opens up an array of new applications in extreme dark conditions, further extending the range of uses for megapixel imaging by offering a robust, easy-to-install option for any outdoor surveillance need,” he added.

The power options include a “power over ethenet” (PoE) to power only the camera, or a 24V AC or 12-48V DC to also support the heater and IR LED array. The IR ring is also easily field-upgradeable. The new MegaView cameras also provide added functionality. The privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones (compared to 64 zones supported earlier). Those features are controlled by both “hypertext transfer protocol” (HTTP) and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) commands and by the on-camera web interface. Flexible cropping provides even more adjustability in image sizes.