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Arecont Vision Introduces the World's First Eight Megapixel 360 Degree SurroundVideo IP Camera System

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IFSEC 2006 BIRMINGHAM, U.K.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2006-- New Quad-Sensor Camera Enables High Definition Panoramic Video at 22 Frames Per Second Per Channel to Meet the Challenges of the Most Demanding Surveillance Applications

Today, Arecont Vision, the leading developer of high-resolution video surveillance camera systems, announces the world's first 8 Megapixel quad-sensor panoramic network camera system, AV8360. Priced at $995 in low volumes, including lenses, AV8360 can operate at full motion frame rates to allow real time high definition 360 degree panoramic video surveillance.

The AV8360 camera is based on proprietary SurroundVideo(R) technology and offers panoramic views and cinema compatible high frame rates to allow real time high definition 360 degree video surveillance with 24 times the resolution of the best analog surveillance cameras. AV8360 utilizes four 2 Megapixel sensors and allows concurrent transmission of zoomed and full field of view video streams, providing full motion video and instantaneous 360 degree electronic pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) capability. SurroundVideo(R) technology builds-up on Arecont Vision standard MegaVideo(R) architecture enabling 8 megapixel 360 degree cameras at price points that are significantly lower than single-sensor Megapixel 360 degree IP cameras currently available on the market.

"High definition 360 degree video cameras enable superb area coverage and provide no-moving-parts instantaneous PTZ for mission-critical applications. In recent years, a number of excellent 2 and 3 Megapixel panoramic surveillance cameras utilizing 'fish-eye' optics have become very popular in the high-end surveillance market. However, existing panoramic cameras, that 'spread' pixels from the single sensor over an entire semi-sphere, deliver significantly lower video resolution per unit viewing angle than is typical for conventional non-panoramic NTSC and PAL cameras. We have addressed this problem by utilizing four 2 Megapixel sensors in one camera, enabling 360 degree coverage without compromising the ability to resolve scene detail. Furthermore, our solution allows 4 sensors to share a single high performance massively-parallel image processing unit, resulting in just an incremental price increase as compared with our standard high-definition cameras. This is the first such product in the market, and is a demonstration of the capabilities of our proven technologies," said Steven Sarfati, VP of Sales at Arecont Vision.

This camera features Power-over-Ethernet capability and is offered with 4 high-quality lenses enclosed in a 6" dome, providing an efficient replacement for up to conventional 24 NTSC dome cameras. It will be in volume production in Q2.

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