The Sony SNCRX530NB incorporates an 18x auto focus zoom lens that
allows users to view distant object with details. A 12x digital zoom is
also available to achieve a maximum zoom of 216 times.
incorporates advanced compression technologies to transmit image data
in three different formats: JPEG, MPEG-4, and H.264. Users can choose any
of these compression formats to match their system s network
environment and application requirements. What s more, this
third-generation camera can simultaneously stream JPEG and MPEG-4 data
for even greater operational flexibility.
The camera employs
robust detection methods - Intelligent Motion Detection (IMD) and
Intelligent Object Detection (IOD) -- to maximize the efficiency of the
monitoring system. Object tags (or IDs) and associated position data
are created within the camera. This data - also called metadata - can be
streamed independently or along with video over a network to work in
conjunction with rules or filters (such as virtual borderlines) defined
in application software to perform actions such as initiating alarms or
beginning to record. This rules-based processing can minimize server
workload, network bandwidth,and storage requirements.
a number of other convenient features have been incorporated into this
camera to meet your needs such as, a Day/Night function, Voice Alert,
Privacy Zone Masking, and wireless capability. With its built-in
intelligence and rich features, this Sony multi-codec network IP camera is ideal
for a wide variety of surveillance and monitoring applications.
dome camera has a high-speed 360 degree endless panning (or rotation)
capability, which allows users to precisely capture almost any object
surrounding the camera. In addition, by employing a 1/4" Exwave HADTM CCD,
the camera delivers exceptional picture quality for any remote
monitoring application, even in low-light conditions.
Features and Benefits
The DEPA Platform - Intelligent Video Analytics
The DEPA solution is a combined function of the camera intelligence incorporated in the camera and the rules or filters on the recorder or software to determine what is to be recorded or when to trigger an alarm. When the network camera perform IMD or IOD, "tagged" objects and their associated metadata, including object position data, are sent to the NSR Series or the IMZ-RS400 Series. These products then use the metadata, together with filters, to analyze any object movement. This method of distributed processing minimizes the server workload, network bandwidth, and storage requirements.
High Frame Rate
The camera supports a maximum frame rate of 30 fps when the image size is VGA (640 x 480) in both MPEG-4 and JPEG modes, resulting in clear and smooth-moving images. The frame rate can be set to meet your specific network environment and system requirements.
Dynamic Frame Integration
The camera incorporates Dynamic Frame Integration (DFI) technology to reproduce clear images for both still and moving objects within an image. DFI technology detects movement within the image and reproduces those areas with minimal blurring, while areas in the image with little or no movement are displayed naturally with minimal jagged edges. This unique algorithm also takes advantage of the interlaced-scanning CCD, which is inherently more sensitive than progressive-scan CCDs and can provide clear images even under low-lighting conditions.
JPEG Picture Quality Settings With Constant Bitrate Algorithm
Users can preset the JPEG picture quality from among ten levels. In addition, because the camera incorporates a constant bitrate algorithm, it limits the data bitrate while maintaining high-quality images. This is useful for calculating the required storage capacity and bandwidth during installation.
The image stabilizer function minimizes the appearance of shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration to provide stable and sharp images. This function is useful for outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications when environmental vibration effects such as wind are common.
Powerful Zoom Capability
The camera incorporates a powerful 18x optical zoom lens, allowing for a zoom capability of up to 216x when used in combination with its 12x digital zoom.
Selectable JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264 Compression Formats
The camera supports three compression formats, JPEG, MPEG-4, and H.264. The "industry standard" JPEG compression format can be selected when high-quality still images are preferred. MPEG-4 provides clear moving images efficiently over networks when bandwidth is limited. For more efficient compression, when bandwidth is even more limited, the H.264 compression format, which is approximately twice as efficient as MPEG-4, is also available.
Dual Encoding Capability
With a dual encoding capability, the camera can generate both MPEG-4 and JPEG images simultaneously. For example, you can set up your system to transfer MPEG-4 images over a WAN or an Internet VPN, where network bandwidth is limited, while storing high-resolution JPEG images on a server configured on the LAN.
The camera supports IEEE802.11g* and IEEE802.11b compliant Wireless LAN Cards. In addition, the optional SNCA-AN1 External Antenna can be used to transmit wireless signals over a longer distance. A wireless system configuration can save you time and money during installation. * When the SNCA-CFW5 (IEEE802.11g/11b Wireless LAN Card) is used with the SNC-RX Series, the typical transfer rate is approximately 3 Mb/s.
The camera can switch from day mode (Color) to night mode (B/W) by replacing the camera's infrared cut filter with a clear filter. Users can toggle between the two modes, manually, on a predefined schedule, using an external sensor, or automatically in response to surrounding light conditions. When the camera is in night mode, it is sensitive to near-IR illuminators, allowing it to operate even in zero lx* conditions. * Zero lx means absence of visible light to the naked eye.
Users can connect an external microphone to the camera in order to pick up audio from a preferred location. The camera is also equipped with a speaker output, enabling users to send an alert or make an announcement from a remote location - significantly expanding the possibilities of their monitoring applications.
The Voice Alert function allows users to upload up to three pre-recorded audio files to the camera, for playback upon an alarm trigger or on a pre-specified time schedule.
Intelligent Motion Detection
The built-in IMD function can trigger a variety of actions such as the storage and transfer of images or can trigger an external device through its output relays. False alarms caused by noise and repeated motion patterns are minimized thanks to an advanced Sony algorithm. Plus, when used in conjunction with DEPA-enabled recorders or software, a multitude of filter functions is available to actuate triggers based on more specific movement.
Intelligent Object Detection*
The camera can detect objects that have been abandoned or have become stationary for a specified duration. Up to four detection areas can be designated. This feature is useful for detecting suspicious objects left in public places, or for detecting stalled cars or accidents on the road. Like IMD, filters can be used when configured with DEPA-enabled products. * The intelligent object detection function and the intelligent motion detection function cannot be used simultaneously.
Sensor IN/Alarm OUT Ports
Equipped with two sensor inputs, the camera can receive triggers from external sensors. Two alarm outputs can also be used to trigger other devices to perform a variety of actions.
Pre-/Post-Alarm Image Storage
The camera is capable of storing both pre-and post-alarm images on 16 MB of built-in memory or on removable storage media.
Image Transfer Using FTP/SMTP*
All of the pre-/post-alarm images stored at the time of an alarm event can be transferred to an FTP server for viewing at a later time. Also, a still image generated at the time of an alarm event can be sent to a designated e-mail address. * All images transferred using SMTP are in JPEG format.
Adaptive Rate Control
In order to control QoS (Quality of Service) levels over a network, the camera employ an adaptive rate control (ARC) function. ARC automatically varies the video bit-transfer rate to meet changing network conditions and selects the most appropriate frame rates, thus preventing video breakup.
Up to 20 users can simultaneously access the camera and monitor images separately.
When configured with a multicast router, the camera can efficiently stream MPEG-4 and H.246 video and audio to a large number of users.
The camera supports IEEE802.1X port-based network access control. This means the camera can be integrated to a network environment that uses the IEEE802.1X client-authorization protocol for security purposes. This feature can be used on both wired- and wireless-connections.
Analog Composite Video Output
The camera can output an analog composite video signal via the BNC connector. This feature is ideal for local video recording or monitoring. Also, the analog composite video signal provides a high-horizontal resolution of 470 TV lines, delivering clear and detailed images.
Transparency Function: The camera has a transparency function that allows external equipment connected via the RS-232C interface to be controlled or monitored, by a PC over a network. VISCA Protocol: The camera can interface with external control equipment using the Sony VISCA protocol. This configuration allows for local control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom and adjustment of camera settings.
The date and time of recorded images can be superimposed on the video while it is being monitored and recorded. This feature is ideal not only for easily identifying the exact date and time of an event during playback, but because the information becomes part of the video image, it is also useful when providing video evidence to authorities.
File Export to Various Removable Media
The camera is equipped with a PC card slot and memory stick media slot, allowing users to store images on removable media as required.
Spherical Privacy Zone Masking Function*
This technology allows masked areas to be interlocked with the camera's Pan/Tilt/Zoom movements regardless of the camera angle or even if it is circling. Up to eight unwanted or prohibited areas within an image can be masked precisely and appropriately. *Supplied "SNC Privacy Masking Tool" software is required to set masking areas.
Mechanical "Auto-Flip" Function
The camera combines a 90-degree tilt capability with 360-degree rotation to track subjects passing beneath it. First, the camera tilts down 90 degrees until the subject is directly beneath it. Then it rotates 180 degrees, and tilts back up to track the subject as it moves away. This combination of moves is known as the Auto-Flip function.