Arecont Vision Ships Industry First 40-Megapixel 180 degree DayNight Panoramic Camera

Arecont Vision has announced the availability of the world’s first 40-megapixel day/night panoramic camera providing a 180° field of view. The new all-in-one AV40185DN SurroundVideo camera is a cost-effective solution for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise have to be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas. The higher-resolution panoramic view camera can be used to replace many conventional cameras.

The newest SurroundVideo camera represents Arecont Vision’s fourth generation of panoramic megapixel cameras. Arecont Vision first introduced multi-sensor SurroundVideo panoramic megapixel cameras in 2006, and continues to lead the industry in megapixel solutions including multi-sensor panoramic cameras. The SurroundVideo 12-Megapixel WDR 180° Panoramic Camera began shipping earlier this year. A new 360° 40-megapixel camera will be available before the end of the year.

The market’s first 40-megapixel panoramic camera provides a 180-degree panoramic view using four high-sensitivity 10-megapixel sensors, each offering a 3,648 x 2,752 pixel view at 7fps, for a total image area of 14,592 x 2,752 pixels at 1.5fps. The AV40185DN camera uses dual H.264 and MJPEG encoders for great flexibility depending on compression preferences.

The panoramic camera also can be binned to 2.5-megapixels per sensor, increasing light sensitivity and frame rate.

Both the 180-degree and 360-degree SurroundVideo 40-megapixel cameras offer standard hard in-ceiling mount or surface-mount configurations out of the box, plus wall and pendant mount using optional accessories.

The units are available with an optional integrated heater and blower. The IP66-rated environmental chassis and polycarbonate dome are vandal-resistant and eliminate the need for external housing. An easily adjustable 2-axis gimbal provides 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt adjustment.

On-camera privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any desired shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones per channel.

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