American Dynamics introduces Illustra 600 IP cameras

The Illustra 600 series is an excellent choice for security directors with exceptional HD video quality in all lighting conditions. Security integrators are choosing Illustra 600 mini-domes over other brands thanks to the free auto-configuration software included with the cameras and the hands-free, remote auto-focus and zoom capability. Banking and retail security professionals are particularly interested in the Illustra 600 IP cameras due to their unique facial detection capability - the ability to automatically detect faces in a live scene and improve the image quality around the face, while conserving bandwidth in the rest of the scene.

"Capturing quality facial images is important, particularly in businesses that are monitoring places like cash registers, entrances, and teller lines," said Steve Carney, senior product manager for IP cameras. "Unlike other cameras on the market, the Illustra 600 has the ability to detect a face and increase the bit rate around it, without cropping out important background images. This unique handling of ‘regions of interest’ allows the camera to save on bandwidth and storage costs."

The auto-focus feature allows users to control the image and automatically focus on the area required, without having to go to the site of the camera, stand on a ladder, or open the housing of the camera. This saves security integrators time and money on every job and is easily done with the click of a mouse. In addition, the outdoor camera has a Theia wide angle lens option that provides ultra clear views and avoids "barrel-distortion," especially at the farther angles of an image where events can easily take place.

The Illustra 600 cameras are compatible with American Dynamics VideoEdge NVR v4.01, HDVR, and are ONVIF-compliant, providing customers with greater flexibility in their choice of recording platforms.

The Illustra 600 Series IP Cameras are available in black and white, indoor mini-dome and IP 67 rated outdoor vandal resistant mini-dome form factors. They are available through American Dynamics’ worldwide distribution channels.