Arecont Vision Launches H.264 MegaDome Series with Varifocal Lens and Vandal Resistant Dome Housing

Arecont Vision expands its full line of H.264 megapixel network cameras with the addition of the MegaDomeTM series, integrating the camera, lens and housing into an all-in-one solution. Available in color or day/night versions and with 1.3M, 2M, 3M or 5 megapixel sensors, the dome cameras incorporate Arecont Vision's fully-compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG 4, Part 10) compression that uses up to 10 times on average less bandwidth and storage compared to megapixel counterparts using MJPEG compression.

Each model in the new Arecont Vision MegaDomeTM series features a three-axis camera gimbal with 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt adjustment for accurate positioning, and each features an integrated 4-10mm megapixel varifocal lens. The domes are supplied in a surface-mount configuration, with pendant-mount or wall-mount options available. The vandal-resistant aluminum chassis and 4-inch polycarbonate dome meet the IP66 weatherproofing standard.

The MegaDomeTM series simultaneously supports H.264 and MJPEG at full frame rates. Multi-streaming provides up to eight concurrent non-identical streams with variable frame rates, bit rates, resolutions and picture quality.

The Arecont Vision MegaDomeTM cameras offer user-selectable full or 1/4 resolution for either live viewing or archiving. Other key features include 1/2-inch CMOS sensor for superior light performance, simultaneous full field of view and region-of-interest (ROI) transmission as well as image cropping to allow streaming of full density partial images, on-camera motion detection, and a motorized IR cut filter (on the day/night versions).

The Arecont Vision AV1355 is a 1.3 megapixel H.264 IP MegaDomeTM camera providing 1280x1024-pixel resolution, about four times the resolution of IP VGA or analog cameras, and up to a 32 frames-per-second image rate in 1.3 megapixel mode. The AV2155, a 2 megapixel H.264 IP MegaDomeTM camera, provides 1600x1200-pixel high-definition resolution, about six times the resolution of IP VGA or analog cameras and image rates up to 24 frames-per-second in 2 megapixel mode.

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