Scallop Imaging showcases new camera at ISC West

Las Vegas, April 1, 2009 – Scallop Imaging, the leader in high resolution digital video camera technology is publicly demonstrating its Digital Window D7 security and surveillance camera this week at the ISC West Security Conference and Exposition. The D7 camera is a seven megapixel, 180 field of view camera. It delivers very high performance and processes over 100 megapixels/sec. to create three digital video streams simultaneously: a 180p field of view situational awareness video, sized for viewing on standard displays; an instantly repositionable zoom window at full sensor resolution at 15 fps; and a complete seven megapixel 180t field of view at one fps. The camera creates its video streams by distributing the imaging task over five camera modules, and thus exhibits no fisheye distortion. Demonstrations will be conducted during the exhibition hours in booth #8145A, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, through Friday.

The D7 camera has state-of-the-art features including Power over Ethernet, and compression using bandwidth and storage-sparing H.264, as well as traditional MJPEG. In addition, the system features two-way audio support and binaural microphones, a battery-backed real-time clock, and an ambient temperature sensor. The video streams can be viewed remotely through a web browser interface. A single Digital Window camera can replace several fixed or Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras, enabling significant cost savings in both cameras and network video recorders required in a security system.

“By distributing the imaging task among five imaging modules and processing that data at the camera, we address a number of issues in traditional security cameras, including restricted fields of view, optical distortion, and the current trade off between bandwidth and limited resolution. These issues can make it impossible to identify facial features, significant but subtle movements, and other information that is important for traditional security and surveillance camera applications,” said Peter Jones, CEO of Scallop Imaging. “Digital Window is a significant advancement in IP video camera technology, and the industry response has been enthusiastic and continuous since we first announced it.”