Sony unveils new line of security cameras at IFSEC

At IFSEC 2008, Sony Europe’s Network Video Monitoring division unveiled nine new cameras, including its first Megapixel cameras which have been specifically designed for security applications. From IP to analogue, indoor to outdoor, box cameras to minidomes and Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras, Sony is able to offer its customers a choice of products to suit any environment.

"Building on the success of Sony’s existing security portfolio, the additional models have been introduced to afford customers and specialist Sony dealers even greater choice to suit their individual needs," said Simon Nash, senior European marketing manager, NVM/CCTV. "These latest models have been designed to be accessible and scalable, and created specifically for security applications."

Sony will launch the SNC-DM110 and its sister model, the SNC-DM160, to introduce Megapixel resolution to Sony’s existing range of intelligent IP mini dome cameras. In addition to this, the SNC-CM120 is Sony’s first CS-Mount security box camera with Megapixel resolution. All three provide high quality imaging and sensitivity whilst utilizing Sony’s intelligent Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture (DEPA) technology. These models are built on Sony’s new Nessy-2 system platform and based on 1/3 type, complementary color Progressive Scan CCD sensors with ExwavePRO technology. The SNC-DM160 model features a built-in heater and comes with a vandal-resistant polycarbonate dome and aluminum die-cast housing to offer IP66 ingress protection.

Another addition to Sony’s minidome range will be the analogue SSC-CD79 camera. This camera is based on a 1/3 type CCD with Sony’s unique DynaView technology, offering a wide dynamic range for high sensitivity. The SSC-CD79 is also toughened, featuring IP66 ingress protection.

Building on the success of Sony’s first intelligent network speed dome the SNC-RX550 launched in 2007, Sony will further boost the line up with the introduction of two Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) IP cameras. The entry level model SNC-RX530 is based on a 1/4 type Exwave HAD CCD and provides an 18x optical zoom. The new high end model, Sony’s new SNC-RX570, features a 1/4 type Exwave HAD CCD with DynaView wide dynamic range technology and a 36x zoom lens. All of the models in this range combine speed dome capability with extremely high image quality, DEPA intelligence, privacy zone masking, dual encoding and the choice of three compression formats (JPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264).

The new SNC-RX530 and SNC-RX570 PTZ cameras are the latest additions to Sony’s wide range of Multi Codec / Dual Stream cameras which support H.264, the newest standard in uncompromised surveillance data compression. The Multi Codec camera line-up now includes one CS-mount box camera, two mini-domes and four PTZ cameras. Milestone Systems, a leading developer of XProtect open platform IP video management software, has recently announced H.264 support with Sony’s Multi Codec IP cameras and customers can see a live demonstration at Milestone’s stand at IFSEC.

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