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IFSEC 2016 Preview: Hikvision to Showcase New PanoVu Series of Panoramic Cameras

hikvision camera ifsecHikvision, the world’s largest video surveillance company, introduces its new PanoVu Series Panoramic Cameras.

The cameras provide 180- and 360-degree, distortion-free, ultra-high-definition video, which integrates video from multiple sensors in one unit.

PanoVu also boasts a smart tracking function, linkage to PTZ and zooming into images at up to 36x optical and 16x digital and ultra-low light performance.

All-in-one design

Designed for large-scale security monitoring applications such as stadiums, city centres, airports and parking lots, the PanoVu series allows users to replace multiple cameras with one multi-sensor unit – which, says Hikvision, slashes costs and reduces technical complexity.

A traditional surveillance solution for this type of large 180- or 360-degree scene would require several cameras and server-level video stitching software to blend the images and create a single panoramic picture. Hikvision’s PanoVu Series is an all-in-one solution which integrates multiple sensors into one unit, eliminating the need for video stitching software.

The PanoVu Cameras’ all-in-one design means the cameras can function with only one Ethernet and a single power supply cable, simplifying installation and configuration. The cameras have also been designed to offer easy preview images and slash maintenance times and costs.

Low-light performance

Hikvision’s units all incorporate Hikvision’s DarkEye super-large aperture lens, emulating the ultra-low-light performance achieved by Hikvision’s DarkFighter Series.

Hikvision says the cameras can capture highly detailed, high resolution colour images in as little light as 0.002 Lux, meaning around-the-clock, 360-degree monitoring is available – critical for high-risk locations like open public spaces in city centres.

Smart tracking and smart functions

Smart Tracking means the PanoVu Cameras support a link to an additional PTZ tracking camera, enabling PanoVu’s powerful zoom capabilities to magnify tiny details in the panoramic image. Smart tracking allows simultaneous tracking of multiple targets, in both auto and manual tracking modes.

The cameras also feature a wide range of smart functions including intrusion detection, line crossing detection and region entrance and exit detection.

Application-specific models

PanoVu cameras are available in 8 MP, 180-degree and 16 MP, 360-degree variants. The 16 MP 360-degree models use 8 x 1/1.9″ Progressive Scan CMOS sensors to create their panoramic images, while the 8 MP models incorporate four sensors to generate their 180-degree images.

All PanoVu Series Cameras are IP66-rated for use in a wide variety of weather conditions and applications.

Hikvision PanoVu won the Golden Excellence Award at the 15th China Public Security Expo and iF’s 2016 Design Award.

You can find Hikvision on stand E800 at IFSEC International 2016, which takes place between 21-23 June at ExCeL London. Register here to attend. Once registered you can then pre-book a meeting with the Hikvision team to take place during the show.

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