Digital Watchdog (DW), the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, demonstrated two new ‘industry first’ products at the ASIS International Seminars and Exhibits. Four user-configurable 4K and 1080p sensors will be shown in single housings delivering simultaneous video streams at 30 frames-per-second (FPS). ASIS attendees witnessed live images from these cameras.
“The merits of multi-sensor high resolution cameras for general surveillance are many, but the Achilles heel has been the frame rate,” said Ian Johnston, Founder and CEO of Innovative Security Designs (ISD) and CTO of Digital Watchdog. “Our breakthrough makes it possible to maintain the frame rate of the individual sensors while delivering the four streams as a single drop on the network. As a result, a single camera containing four 4K sensors delivers the four streams at 30fps each. Our technology also makes it possible for an 8MP panoramic camera to provide four 1080p streams at 30fps.”
The new panoramic cameras will allow the user to arrange the four independent sensors in a nearly limitless number of configurations in the housing, including 360-degree.
180-degree and 270-degree coverage.
Each sensor can be customized with a lens to match the application. The cameras will also include edge technology, allowing the user to choose server cameras or slaves depending upon coverage and network requirements.
“When Digital Watchdog acquired ISD, our expectation was to lead the industry in cutting edge technology,” said Wade Thomas, President of Digital Watchdog. “Ian and his engineers first brought to us an astounding 4K camera. To be able to offer that 4K technology as a panoramic solution while preserving the frame rate is something you have to see to believe. In addition to the 16K and 8MP models, our near-term product roadmap could include panoramic cameras in combined resolutions of 15MP and 30MP with unrivaled frame rates and image quality.”
Digital Watchdog user-configurable panoramic cameras are expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2015.
Digital Watchdog® (DW™) empowers our customers as the industry-leading single source of value-driven complete solutions for all video surveillance applications (analog / hybrid / IP enterprise), focusing on ease of use and ROI.
DW products offer technologically-advanced features including Star-Light™ super low light technology, Omni-Plus™ autofocus systems, WDR, Smart DNR™ and Smart IR™.
Complete IP megapixel surveillance solutions include MEGApix® cameras and edge recording systems, Blackjack™ NVRs and DW Spectrum™ IPVMS for server, mobile and on-camera control.
Complete analog surveillance solutions include Star-Light MPA™ 1.3MP 960H cameras, VMAX™ DVRs and mobile management applications.Source: digital-watchdog.com