LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 31 â€” Expanded audio features, built-in servers
and powerful zoom lenses are the highlights of Canonâ€™s newly expanded line
of Network camera products, making them great solutions for webcasting, distance
learning and teleconferencing needs and security monitoring. Both the new Canon
VB-C50FSi Fixed Network Camera and the new Canon VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Network Camera feature an advanced 26X Optical Zoom Lens and a 12X Digital Zoom
to enable users to capture fine detail from far distances and crisp 640-by-480-pixel
resolution video with up to 30 frames-per-second quality.
The Two-Way Audio features provided on both new models and the Power Over Ethernet
advantages of the VB-C50FSi Fixed Network Camera provide new levels of performance
and versatility for professionals requiring compact remote-monitoring solutions
that meet a broad range of user needs.
â€œWhatever the needs of the Video-Over-IP-Camera-user may be, Canon has the
features and performance theyâ€™re looking for,â€ said Yukiaki Hashimoto,
senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.,
Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. â€œWhether itâ€™s a Fixed Camera or a
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera, Canonâ€™s line of Network Video Solutions products now
includes models with versatile Two-Way Audio features designed to meet the critical
needs of an ever-wider range of applications, including telemedicine, distance
learning, Webcasting, video conferencing and security monitoring.â€
The two cameras also feature a quarter-inch, 340,000-effective-pixel CCD for high-quality
image capture combined with powerful low-light (1 Lux at 1/30 shutter speed) capabilities.
In addition, a Motorized Infrared (IR) Cut Filter can be turned off to significantly
brighten the viewing area.
Power Over Ethernet
The new VB-C50FSi Fixed Network Camera is designed for advanced monitoring applications best satisfied by a stationary cameraâ€”such as building entrances and ATMs.
The VB-C50FSiâ€™s Power Over Ethernet (PoE) feature â€“ which takes advantage
of its IEEE 802.3af compliancy â€“ allows the VB-C50FSi to receive both data
and power through a single Ethernet cable. Because PoE makes a separate cable
for electrical power unnecessary, this feature simplifies installation in single
or multi-camera systems, particularly at sites where AC outlets are not readily
For applications where a moving camera is essential, such as warehouses or large
office areas, Canonâ€™s new VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Pan/Tilt/Zoom Network Camera
provides a wide-ranging pan of +/-100 degrees and tilt of +90/-30 degrees to quickly
survey any site (the VB-C50iR is the Cameraâ€™s reverse-mount version, which
features a pan of +/- 170 degrees and tilt of +10/-90 degrees).