IC Realtime embraces UL’s 2802 Performance Testing Standards for camera image quality

IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor believes a standard is crucial to keeping manufacturer’s spec claims honest


Pompano Beach, FL – January 20, 2014 – IC Realtime, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions for the residential, commercial, military and government sectors, embraces UL’s 2802 Performance Testing Standard for Camera Image Quality.

In the works for more than two years -- and released last September -- the new standard defines a method to assess video image quality through a series of performance based tests that are conducted on production digital cameras.  Cameras are rated (on a scale of 0 thru 100) on the following parameters: image resolution; distortion; relative illumination; dynamic range; maximum frame rate; gray level; sensitivity; bad pixel count and veiling glare.

”A standard for testing camera performance is crucial in keeping everyone’s claims honest,” says IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor, adding “For years IC Realtime’s test labs have been evaluating competitor’s cameras and the amount of deception that we’ve witnessed would blow your mind!  I mean cameras that come no where even close to what manufacturer’s state as specifications.  It’s truly unfair to the end-user and in the end the integrator’s reputation is put in jeopardy.”

Sailor cautions manufacturers “If you want to compete in my marketplace you’d better follow through and have UL certify your camera’s performance.” 

To help create the UL 2802 standard, IC Realtime worked closely with UL, including submitting its B-2000 2-MegaPixel IP Bullet camera to use as part of the testing development process.  According to UL, the camera achieved high scores on many of the performance tests, with a certification and the results expected to be published shortly.

For more information on IC Realtime’s products, please contact IC Realtime at 954.772.5327. 

About IC Realtime

IC Realtime is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions. The company is founded by experts with a combined 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment.  The company offers a wide variety of analog and IP cameras, DVRs, NVRs, software Apps and accessories. www.icrealtime.com.