Premier Electronics Ltd. in Hoddesdon, England, is introducing the AV8360 360- degree Internet Protocol (IP) camera for surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The camera uses Surround video software to run its 8-megapixel camera format.
The AV8360 is composed of four 2-megapixel cameras, each covering 90 degrees, to provide a full 360-degree optical sensor. This system removes the problem of a dome camera not seeing an event because it was not looking in the right direction. The AV8360 offers panoramic views and movie-compatible high frame rates to enable real-time, high-definition digital video surveillance with as much as 24 times the resolution of the best analog surveillance cameras, company officials say. The new AV8360 features the massively-parallel Mega video image processing architecture capable of sustaining more than 6 billion operations per second. The system can provide four 1600-by-1200-pixel channels at 22 frames per second, or 800 by 600 pixels at 88 frames per second. The camera offers efficient zoom windows with no moving parts to reposition views instantly across the entire panorama. These zoom windows are delivered as separate video streams simultaneously with the complete full field of view panoramic video. This tactic eliminates the trade-off between magnification and area coverage, as well as avoids costly and unreliable electro-mechanical PAT systems. For additional information ab out the AV8360 IP camera, visit Premier Electronics online at www.premierelect.co.uk.