JVC launches 1.3 megapixel network mini-dome camera

Wayne , NJ (March 31, 2009) – JVC, an industry leader in IP camera technology, adds to its award-winning V.Networks line with the introduction of the VN-X235VPU Fixed Megapixel Network Dome Camera. Featuring a 1.3 Megapixel High-Quality JPEG Stream with up to Quad VGA (1280x960) resolution for precise monitoring and a rugged, IP66 rated weather-proof, vandal-resistant design, the VN-X235VPU is an outstanding surveillance solution when reliability and accuracy are paramount.

The VN-X235VPU employs a highly sensitive 1/3” progressive scan CCD with 1.3 megapixels, enhanced by a 3.0x variable focus lens. With its ability to provide images at up to four times the resolution of conventional VGA cameras, the VN-X235VPU delivers performance and peace of mind.

“With companies keeping a watchful eye on their expenses in today’s economic climate, security has become more critical than ever. Megapixel cameras offer wider coverage with fewer cameras,” says Geoff Anderson, national marketing manger for Security Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “At JVC, we’re confident that we can offer both the dependability of a first-rate surveillance solution and the ability to do so in manner that is cost-effective for our customers.”

The dual stream capability of the VN-X235VPU allows simultaneous streaming of both MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG images. Motion JPEG image (Quad VGA/VGA/QVGA) is useful when you need to record images as evidence data because of the high quality still pictures it can provide. This increased visual information means a face or a license plate can be identified even when enlarged by digital zoom. MPEG-4 (VGA/QVGA) distribution is ideal for monitoring smooth, high frame rate images within a limited bandwidth. The VN-X235VPU allows you to select both compression format and distribution size to accommodate your network’s bandwidth requirements.

With bi-directional audio support, two-way audio communication is possible when a microphone and speaker are attached. This not only provides the ability to communicate with people at the camera’s location, but allows the capture of audio information necessary for forensic evaluation. The digital PTZ function allows for 20 preset positions and with auto patrol and auto return functions and an 8x digital zoom.

True day/night operation is achieved in the VN-V235VPU with the IR Cut Filter to deliver images in light levels as low as 0.8 lux in color and 0.08 lux in black & white mode. Proper video levels are ensured with an advanced AGC (Automatic gain control) that optimizes picture quality at all times during the day. A day / night function removes the IR filter and switches over to the black and white mode at night.

The VN-X235VPU supports industry standard Power over Ethernet (POE) for quick installation. Video, audio and power are carried on a single Ethernet cable instead of separate data and AC power cables. The robust IP66-standard dust-/waterproof and vandal-resistant design makes the VN-X235VPU suitable for outdoor monitoring systems. The optional heater allows for operation in temperatures down to -30°C/-22°F.

The list price for the VN-X235VPU is $999. The camera will be available in April 2009. High-resolution photos and color brochures are available on the JVC Web site at http://pro.jvc.com.