New Elmo PTZ Network Camera Offers Simultaneous MPEG4, M-JPEG Operation

Camera adds audio and video conferencing capabilities with 2-way audio


PLAINVIEW, NY -- The new PTC-401C IP Network PTZ combines digital video output from a built-in web server with MPEG-4/motion JPEG compression; and analog video output in one unit while making the digitized video available over LAN, WAN, or public Ethernet connections. Excellent for surveillance, Elmo's first day/night IP camera uses a removable IR cut filter to improve images in low light and requires only 1 lux min. illumination. Its audio functions also make it effective in videoconferencing systems. The camera is designed for indoor installation.

The camera employs a unique dual compression package which delivers simultaneous, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG video. This makes it possible to adjust image size and quality to meet the needs of a specific application or changing network conditions. The camera delivers up to 30fps for users viewing with either the client software or web browsers.

The camera allows analog video to be fed to a standard CCTV system, viewed and recorded with Elmo's proprietary software over the network, as well as remote viewing with any web browser. This gives the integrator more options when assigning which users have access to what analog or network video. Site security is further assured by using IP filters to restrict access to selected eligible users only.

The PTC-401C IP audio capability permits clear 2-way voice communication with remote sites over IP networks from monitoring PCs.

Continuous tracking as the subject passes under the camera or changes direction is achieved with The Image Flip feature, so the operator never sees an inverted image.

High quality optics, advanced PTZ technology help spot problems and identify intruders accurately. It provides up to 192x magnification with high speed 12x optical zoom and 16x digital extender plus full auto focus/manual capability. The camera delivers detailed images using advanced DSP circuitry with a 1/4 inch IT 410,000 pixel CCD, high 470 TVL(H) resolution. Additional features include 49db S/N, backlight compensation, area masking and image conversion.

It assures excellent surveillance at every location. User-programmable pre-sets for up to 16 pre-set positions, 8 speed settings capture details from every angle, close-ups and wide angle shots. Motion detection and event setup alarm inputs with 2 pre-sets alert security to problems.