JVC Unveils ‘TK-C9510U Super LoLux’ Camera

Provides resolution enough to make it useful as a traffic camera, or for other challenging surveillance operations.
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JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., introduces the “TK-C9510U Super LoLux” analog camera, which provides resolution enough to make it useful as a traffic camera, or for other challenging surveillance operations, the company says.

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The TK-C9510U is designed for precise color reproduction in low light, and the 1/2-inch “charge-coupled device” (CCD) camera delivers 600 TV lines of resolution, JVS says.

In addition, Ian Scott, vice president, JVC Security Group, says while “complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor” (CMOS)-based cameras are very good for some surveillance applications, their inherent “rolling shutter” technology limits their effectiveness when capturing license plate details on moving vehicles.

However, to capture images of moving vehicles on highways or at tollbooth locations, a CCD-based camera should be used, Scott said. “The TK-C9510U provides excellent images day or night, rain or shine,” he said, adding the “PAL” version of the camera is already shipping in Europe and proving popular with a number of major highway agencies and subway systems across the continent.

Like other Super LoLux cameras, the TK-C9510U features advanced 14-bit digital processing with JVC’s new “clear logic video intelligence” (CLVI), which compensates for back lighting and improves imagery in adverse weather conditions such as fog or rain. With “extended dynamic range (ExDR) the “Plus” function, the camera can clearly display people and characters in the foreground even when they are against an extremely bright background. Other features include dual shutter and automatic gain control for improved low-light performance.

Eight preset scene modes to simplify installation, and switching between modes is possible via the alarm input. The TK-C9510U also offers RS-485 remote control and accommodates multi-protocol communications support. Shipping of the camera is expected to occur in early 2012.