JVC launches new IP camera

VN-V685U PTZ cam features 360 degree continuous rotation


Wayne, NJ (October 27, 2008) – JVC, an industry pioneer in IP camera technology, expands its V.Networks line-up with the introduction of the VN-V685U, the world's first Power over Ethernet (PoE) IP camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) and 360 degree continuous rotation.

PoE technology speeds installation and is the preferred method of powering IP network cameras. JVC is the first manufacturer to develop a PTZ PoE network camera that has 27x optical zoom and endless 360° rotation with its smooth direct drive motor. The VN-V685U complies with the IEEE 3af industry standard of Power over Ethernet for reliable connection to IEEE 3af standard power sources.

The VN-V685U PTZ camera is part of JVC’s well established V.Networks line-up of advanced IP-based video security products, which provides the most reliable, proven and secure surveillance solutions available. V.Networks products embody three core technologies: imaging, networking and mechanism design to deliver the world’s most advanced IP surveillance system.

“The VN-V685U is the first of its kind in Pan Tilt Zoom Power over Ethernet cameras, demonstrating JVC’s continued leadership in IP video surveillance. JVC’s V.Networks strategy is to be the first to market with the right products to meet customer demands,” said Geoff Anderson, national marketing manager for Security Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “The VN-V685U is designed and manufactured by JVC’s world class team and was built on the well established technology found in all JVC security products. The market has been demanding that every IP camera have flexible and easy to install features such as IEEE 3af standard PoE. JVC is the first to deliver the capability in a commercial grade PTZ platform.”

The VN-V685U PTZ camera can be powered through its Ethernet connection and enables continuous 360-degree rotation delivering fast and precise operation with a speed range of 0.04 to 400 degrees per second and accuracy within 0.03 degrees. 100 preset positions are available. Additionally, its silent direct drive motor provides quiet operation so that the camera is virtually undetectable

The VN-V685U has a powerful 27x optical zoom (32x digital zoom) capability and intelligent auto-tracking function to detect and track a moving object instantly and automatically, providing the most precise details. A true day/night camera, the VN-V685U provides excellent image quality in low light situations which is achieved with the IR cut filter to deliver images in light levels as low as 0.04 lux.

The VN-V685U utilizes a powerful Ľ-inch progressive scan CCD with 380,000 pixels. A full motion dual stream codec delivers both MPEG4 and M-JPEG VGA streams simultaneously at 30 frames per second.

JVC's unique Hot-Swap functionality gives the installer the ability to swap out the camera head while keeping the digital hardware in place maintaining camera presets and connection to the network for seamless maintenance. The hot swap camera head provides One-touch-lock for quick de-installation and maintenance of the camera head. In addition, JVC’s plug and play platform reduces installation time significantly.

The VN-V685U also supports Verint Systems’ Video Services over IP (VSIP) video surveillance protocols. The VN-V685U will be available in December 2008.