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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
April 7, 2015

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Whitepaper: Multi-residential access management – The move to digital

First-Ever 7K Surveillance Camera Launched by Avigilon

Avigilon is launching the first-ever 7K security camera.

Otherwise defined as 30 megapixels such high resolution is unprecedented in the surveillance industry.

According to Avigilon, the single-sensor 7K HD Pro camera provides maximum scene coverage while minimising bandwidth and storage consumption.

The global provider of end-to-end security solutions has also announced the release of a lower end 6K (24 megapixels) HD Pro camera, which nevertheless eclipses existing cameras in the HD Pro range, the 4K (8 MP) and 5K (16 MP) versions.

Coupled with the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software featuring Avigilon’s patented High Definition Stream Management (HDSM)™ technology the 7K HD Pro camera boasts horizontal resolution in excess of 7,000 pixels and more than 30 million pixels in total.

“High definition imaging is core to Avigilon, and we are constantly innovating to create new industry standards,” says Dr Mahesh Saptharishi, chief technology officer at Avigilon. “Avigilon is the leader in high-definition imaging solutions since the introduction of our first 11 MP camera in 2006.

“The launch of our 7K HD Pro camera combined with our leading Avigilon Control Center software expands our innovation in the security industry, creating a scalable and valuable solution that provides the highest quality images possible.”

The HD Pro family of cameras harnesses Avigilon’s H4 platform and efficient H.264 compression via the latest edition of Avigilon’s patented HDSM technology, HDSM 2.0.

The cameras are also supported by the company’s LightCatcher™ technology, which boosts low-light performance.

The 7K (30 MP) and 6K (24 MP) HD Pro cameras will be first showcased at IFSEC International 2015 on 16-18 June at London’s ExCeL.

Register here to attend the show.

Find out more about Avigilon’s latest news and products on the IFSEC Global Directory

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April 14, 2015 6:56 pm

We have had cameras with 30mp+ sensors, including multi-sensor cameras for a number of years. The issue has always been price. These cameras have been out there for some time, but Security & Surveillance in the Industrial-Commercial-Consumer markets has never been willing to pay for such high end imaging.

Until prices for such high resolution imaging sensors comes down, there will be few of these sold, even the 24mp camera. Currently a Kodak(On-Semi) 29mp sensor sells for $3000, just the sensor. The prices come down little even in quantity.

I wish them luck!

Adam Bannister
Adam Bannister
April 23, 2015 9:22 pm

vegatecgroup A really interesting point! I guess also that your system is only as strong as it’s weakest component. At least that is how it works with stereo systems.

Upgrade your cameras and you may have to update other elements to realise its higher specs. I guess it all comes down to asking what you want your system to do and there’s no point spending above the minimum specs required… Speaking as a journalist rather than installer or user of these products, so I’d be keen to hear more opinions on this.

April 23, 2015 9:47 pm

Adam Bannister vegatecgroup Starting with a clean sheet when designing a system is the best way to avoid the pitfalls of integrating legacy equipment with newer equipment. I see it all of the time in industrial machine vision, medical devices, science, etc. One component is upgraded and everything has to get an upgrade. Wait till you see the data coming off a 70mp camera!! Better upgrade the back office equipment when you can’t support all of that data!! That happened to a company I know that built a cinema camera that had 315mp! The camera was way ahead of its time.… Read more »