Theia Technologies announced the launch of their SY110 megapixel lens for the security industry. The SY110 is an extension of their line of ultra wide angle, no distortion, mega-pixel lenses, bringing much needed Day/Night capability to the mega-pixel market.
With the SY110 lens, Theia reinforces its track record of innovation. In addition to all-optical barrel distortion correction, the SY110 lens can be used on Day/Night, as well as standard security cameras, to focus crisply in both visible and Infrared (IR) light. The lens is unique because it is the widest, no distortion megapixel lens available on the market today with the ability to capture high resolution images in both day and at night without having to re-focus the camera.
Theia leveraged their patented Linear Optical Technology platform to provide up to 120 degrees horizontal field of view (HFOV), without the barrel (fisheye) distortion found with all other wide angle lenses. The new SY110 lens is designed to provide a nominal 110 degree HFOV with a 1/3” sensor, and offers 120 degrees with a 1/2.5” sensor. Theia's SY125 lens which provides up to 135 degrees HFOV captured the Security Industry Association's New Product Showcase Award in 2008. The advantage of wide angle lenses is that they allow a greater area to be covered with fewer cameras and lenses.
The new SY110 lens reinforces Theia's track record for supplying high quality megapixel lenses to the industry and enabling crisp, high resolution images from megapixel cameras. The industry suffers from a lack of "good glass" to make good on the promises of megapixel camera technology.