Sony Video - Staying on the Cutting Edge with New Products

Company introduces new IP camera offerings, analog enhancements, new recorder and open software platform

SNC-DF Series:
Sony's unobtrusive mini-dome cameras, popular in high-traffic areas such as building entrances, transportation hubs and shopping malls, are now being offering as IP network cameras. Like the analog versions, the SNC-DF40N and SNC-DF70N offer a ?-inch Super HAD CCD producing 480 TV lines of resolution. They come with a built-in CS mount, 3-8 mm auto iris vari-focal lens to offer a broad range of viewing options, and day/night functions for optimized sensitivity in light or dark environments.

The SNC-DF40N is planned to be available in October for a suggested price of $890, and the SNC-DF70N is planned to be available in December for a suggested price of $1,100.

New Technologies Improve Analog Offerings
SSC-E Series:
Sony continues to make significant investments in enhancing its analog product offerings. The SSC-E Series color video cameras featuring the new SuperExwave CCD combined with the latest advances in digital signal processing for day/night monitoring and surveillance applications. The new SuperExwave sensor extends viewing into a wider range of lighting scenarios.

The E Series' stylish design and features such as cord covers enable the cameras to blend in well with the existing room d?cor, and a specially designed lens cover discreetly protects the lens from dust.

The SSC-E453 and SSC-E473 video cameras are planned to be available in November, at suggested list prices of $280 and $390, respectively.

HSR-X206 Multi-channel Recorder:
Analog systems can add powerful IP Security capabilities by replacing legacy multiplexers and analog time lapse VCRs with the HSR-X206 multi-channel hard disk recorder, a drop-in digital upgrade for tape-based closed circuit security systems that adds real-time remote video monitoring and reviewing while lowering maintenance costs typically associated with analog VCRs.

Sony's HSR-X206 digital recorder will be available in October for the suggested list price of $3,800.

API Brings Innovation under the Sony Umbrella Industry-Wide /> Sony has opened the application program interface (API) for its Real Shot Manager video management software platform, building on its success by offering it as a common development platform for the security industry. With this, innovative software from across the industry can integrate seamlessly and easily with the Real Shot Manager platform, creating custom installations without the need for custom programming.

Leading software developers ObjectVideo, Vidient, Systems and MATE Technologies are supporting the new platform.