Arecont Vision Introduces MegaView™ All-In-One H.264 Day/Night Megapixel Cameras with Infrared Capabilities

Essen, Germany (October 5, 2010) - Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, introduces the MegaView™  line of all-in-one Day/Night H.264 megapixel cameras enclosed in IP66 (environmentally rated) and vandal-resistant cylindrical (bullet-style) housings. Models are available in 1.3 megapixel and 1080p resolution, each with an integrated megapixel IR-corrected lens. Each MegaView™ camera is also available in a model with an integrated IR LED ring that sets a new standard in the megapixel camera market.

The all-in-one models are more compact than using separate enclosure options, and installation is simple using an easily adjustable 3-axis bracket and external lens adjustment of zoom, focus and iris. The camera models are truly plug-and-play: There is no need to open the camera during installation.

“Our new MegaView™ series provides the type of turnkey product solution that customers are looking for, simplifying installation and reducing associated installation costs.” said Raul Calderon, Vice President of Marketing, Arecont Vision. “The integrated IR LED illumination capability opens up an array of new applications in extreme dark conditions, further extending the range of uses for megapixel imaging by offering a robust, easy-to-install option for any outdoor surveillance need.”

Power options include PoE to power only the camera or 24V AC or 12-48V DC to also support the heater and IR LED array. The IR ring is also easily field-upgradeable. For applications requiring 1.3 megapixel imaging, Arecont Vision offers the Model AV1325DN H.264 day/night MegaView™ IP camera and the AV1325IR version with IR illumination ring option. Model AV2825DN is an HD 1080p H.264 day/night MegaView™ IP camera, and Model AV2825IR includes an IR LED option.

The new Arecont Vision MegaView™ cameras also provide added functionality. The privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones (compared to 64 zones supported earlier). These features are controlled via both HTTP and TFTP commands and by the on-camera web interface. Flexible cropping provides even more adjustability in image sizes.

The new MegaView™ models being introduced at ESSEN 2010 begin production late in the fourth quarter. The new cameras will be immediately compatible with VMS platforms integrated with the compact H.264 series of cameras.

Arecont Vision's complete line of cameras range in image resolution from 1.3 to 10 megapixels, including camera models providing advanced capabilities such as dual sensor day/night and panoramic viewing. Compact JPEG and compact H.264 cameras lead the price/performance curve. The Arecont Vision line also includes the MegaDome® Series of all-in-one dome cameras and the new MegaView™ line of all-in-one Day/Night/IR H.264 megapixel cameras enclosed in IP-66 and vandal-resistant bullet-style housings.