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Speco Technologies Intensifier Camera Series are for indoor and outdoor use, and see in low light without IR LEDs.
The Intensifier Technology that is featured in the new CVC-6246iHR amplifies and maximizes existing light to generate pictures in darkness where other cameras cannot.
This Intensifier Series color dome indoor camera features 540 lines of resolution that deliver extreme details and a 2.8 to 11mm auto iris varifocal lens indicating a wider zoom range to fit more applications. This model also offers auto sensing dual voltage (12 Volt DC / 24 Volt AC) operation with line lock. The mount is an internal 3-axis type for maximum versatility - mount on ceiling or wall.
The HT-7246iHR tamperproof, weatherproof dome camera features a wider range 2.8 to 10mm auto iris varifocal lens. Mountable on both the wall or ceiling, this model also offers dual voltage (12 Volt DC / 24 Volt AC) operation with line lock. A new feature on this new intensifier dome camera is a snap-on cover (Chameleon Cover) that converts the housing from the standard dark grey to decorator white. It can also be painted to match any décor without painting the actual camera housing.
The HT-INT8B intensifier, weatherproof bullet camera offers dual voltage (12 Volt DC / 24 Volt AC) operation with line lock and the new “EZ mount” system.
The HT-INTD intensifier camera series encompasses the best features of bullet and dome cameras into a single package that lends itself to many types of installations.
For more information on Speco Technologies products, contact your local locksmith distributor or Speco Technologies, phone 800-645-5516, web site www.specotech.com.
Q&A: SPECO’S PERLIN
We asked SPECO’s Vice President of Product Management Gary Perlin for an in-depth information on their new technology. Following are the Ledger’s questions and Perlin’s answers.
What differentiates this camera from similar products?
There really is no similar product to this. There are day/night cameras on the market but they rely upon IR LEDs to see in the dark. The Intensifier technology uses existing light such as from the stars, moon and distant streetlights to create a picture passively without the use of IR LEDs. This allows the camera to have a lower current consumption, produce less heat and operate in lighting conditions with low reflectivity. Normal IR cameras are limited in distance to the power of their IR LEDs while the intensifiers have no such limitations.
What is the target market/application for this product?
This Intensifier technology has enjoyed success in all markets including Industrial, Residential, Municipal, Military, Education. Anywhere that excellent low light pictures are required in tough situations, the Intensifier has become the “go to” camera.
What are the product options?
They are available as indoor and outdoor domes, bullets and traditional box cameras. The domes and bullets each have various varifocal lens options available. Mounting accessories are also available for corner and pole mounting
How does the performance of this camera compare to other cameras that use integral IR or outboard IR?
The Intensifier will work in areas where the scene reflectivity is low and is not limited to a transmission distance. It is perfect for use in blacktop, grass, and waterfront areas.
What is the price point & how does it compare to other cameras which use integral IR or outboard IR?
With a list price of under $500, the Intensifier costs the same as any good IR camera and less than some. Additional cost savings are realized by lower power requirements at the camera site allowing thinner cables to be run for power.
How does this camera compare to IP cameras with respect to low light and image quality?
Apples and Oranges. We actually make IP cameras with the Intensifier technology as well as analog cameras. The Intensifier module itself is high resolution reaching 560 lines. The IP module may or may not pass the entire resolution depending upon the user settings for the network transmission.
TOSHIBA IK-WD01A IP
The Toshiba IK-WD01A IP mini dome camera offers real-time, high-resolution surveillance video over networks.
Discreet and compact, the mini dome makes it easy and affordable to bring IP video into your surveillance program. It is the ideal companion to Toshiba digital recording solutions, LCD monitors and accessories.
Main features include:
• Streaming digital video of IP networks and the Internet
• VGA video (640 x 480) with audio
• Dual MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG compression
• Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• Up to 30 frames per second
• 1/4-inch CMOS sensor
• Varifocal lens with 2x optical and 4X digital zoom
• Simple installation and perfect for replacement of analog domes
For more information on Toshiba products, contact your locksmith distributor or Toshiba, phone 877-855-1349, web site www.toshibasecurity.com.
Q & A: TOSHIBA’S MURATORI
Locksmith Ledger once again cut to the quick for more detailed info on the IK-WD01A by asking Lee Muratori, product marketing manager, surveillance & IP video products ; imaging systems division; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. a few questions.