LILIN announces new camera for traffic, city surveillance applications
Source: William Pao, a&s International
has announced a new camera with strong low light capability, high shutter speed and other advanced features, making it suitable for a variety of applications, chief among them traffic management
and city surveillance
Demands for traffic management and city surveillance solutions have become stronger than ever due to rapid urbanization across the globe. Amid this trend, LILIN has announced the Z2R8052EX25 camera that intends to enhance traffic management and make intersections safer.
“Traffic management, city surveillance and campuses can all benefit from using the Z2R8052EX25 camera,” the company said. “These markets have great demands for (1) remote auto focus, (2) super low lights for non-reflective number plates, (3) high speed shutter at 1/30000s, (4) H.265 for superior video quality, and (5) 5.3 to 130mm zoom lens, and the camera is equipped with all of them.”
Capturing plates effectively
Needless to say, a key enabler for city surveillance and traffic management is license plate recognition
(LPR), and the camera can capture plates effectively.
“The challenges for number plate recognition include: (1) the time for switching the IR light of a camera, (2) the IR zoom ration for a number plate, and (3) the shutter speed,” LILIN said. “The Z2R8052EX25 camera can address these challenges.”
According to LILIN, Z2R8052EX25 is able to provide IR light switching at specific times for day and night. “It was designed using a mechanical IR cut filter for increased IR sensitivity resulting in improved night time images. The removable IR-cut filter allows day and night operations even in the low lux condition, providing outstanding vision,” it said.
Meanwhile, the smart IR is a unique feature for reflective number plates, LILIN said. “Some IR LEDs might be too strong for reflective plates which result in overexposed video at night. Our solution can effectively avoid overexposure for reflective plates,” it said.
Furthermore, the camera is ruggedized and can capture clear images regardless of environmental conditions. “It meets international IP67 standards for dust and moisture resistance, allowing you to install cameras in environments subject to wind and rain. Its IK10-certified housing is designed to protect the camera from destructive behavior,” the company said. “Z2R8052EX25 also has a built-in rain repellent glass which increases visibility during rainy days and eliminates dust. The rain repellent glass can further help capture number plates clearly.”
As for other features, Z2R8052EX25 offers maximum resolution of 5MP (at 25fps) and supports H.265, enabling it to consume extremely low bandwidth than traditional H.264 cameras. It has high dynamic range (HDR) and wide dynamic range (WDR) capabilities to extend image visibility under high contrast lighting scenes and improve image quality. The camera has two-way audio support, whereby the user can project their voice through the camera’s speaker instead of hearing what’s going on. It also comes with 3D noise reduction, which removes noise from a signal and suppresses noise in an image in low light conditions, thus ensuring the quality of video.
The camera integrates with LILIN’s NAV system and NVRs by default. The user can use other VMS software due to interoperability. “LILIN was the first ONVIF camera provider and insists ONVIF integration. SIs are able to integrate LILIN cameras via ONVIF,” the company said.