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Canon Launches New Compact, Lightweight HD Network Cameras

S-series features built-in analytics
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MELVILLE, N.Y.—Canon U.S.A. has added four new HD-resolution network cameras to its product lineup: the VB-S30D PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) Micro Dome Network Camera, VB-S31D PT (pan-tilt) Micro Dome Network Camera, VB-S800D Fixed Micro Dome Network Camera and VB-S900F Micro Box Network Camera.

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The compact S-series network cameras are intended for indoor environments that require monitoring. Power over Ethernet and Open Network Video Interface Forum Profile-S Conformance enable system integrators to facilitate installation of the new lightweight HD cameras as part of new or existing security networks.

With high-sensitivity CMOS sensors, large-apertures, wide-angle lenses and dual Digic processors, the new S-series cameras offer a combination of HD resolution, detailed image quality, wide-angle of view and low-light performance. The S-series features two processors – Digic DV III and Digic NET II – enabling capturing, processing, encoding and transmitting of outstanding images with life-like colors and tonal accuracy, simultaneously in both H.264 and M-JPEG at 1920 x 1080 up to 30 frames per second.

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The processing architecture of the Digic DV III and Digic Net II processors, featured in the new S-series cameras, has been engineered to deliver multiple H.264 and/or M-JPEG streams in a selection of resolutions including Full HD (1920x1080). In addition to multi-streaming, the cameras can also do simultaneous streaming. The full range supports edge recording on microSD cards (up to 64GB) and features a new utility that can playback directly from the microSD card without the need to download content to a PC first.

“Our new ultra-compact series of network security cameras demonstrates Canon’s ability to incorporate feedback from our security partners and system integrators and develop network camera technology that ultimately enables our partners to better serve their customers through tighter security monitoring with a minimal physical presence,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

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The S-series cameras include Canon’s Auto Smart Shade Control, which automatically selects the optimum exposure level and helps compensate for dark areas while simultaneously maintaining the bright areas by adjusting the gain of the underexposed areas. The cameras also include built-in video analytics that sense movement, abandoned and removed objects, camera tampering and changes in volume.

The S-series is compatible with major third-party solutions and ONVIF v2.2 and Profile S compliant, and are scheduled to begin shipping at the end of 2013.

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