Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced the latest addition to their award-winning IP megapixel camera lineup – the new MegaBall™series. Introduced at ASIS 2012, MegaBall comes in a spherically shaped all-in-one camera form factor, and provides a wide variety of configuration options to give security professionals the installation flexibility to meet the exacting needs of their customers.
The MegaBall camera series comes with a dual encoder H.264/MJPEG and is available in several resolutions, including 1.3, 1080p, 3 and 5 megapixels. The compact, attractive cameras have flexible installation options, including bracket or dome configurations, a choice of varifocal or fixed focal lens and color or day/night functionality. MegaBall installation is made easier with a choice of PoE (Power over Ethernet) or external power, an integrated cable management structure and an external lens adjustment capability.
“By delivering high-performance, low cost and easy to install solutions, Arecont Vision is once again demonstrating its commitment to addressing evolving customer needs,” said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President, Arecont Vision. “The MegaBall™ cameras combine a broad array of resolutions and features in an aesthetically pleasing, all-in-one design.”
MegaBall cameras include dual H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) and MJPEG encoders, forensic zooming, privacy mask, extended motion detection grid, flexible cropping, multi-streaming (8 non-identical streams) and bit rate control. There are two lenses currently available for this camera series: a 4mm lens and a 3.3-12mm varifocal lens. Once installed, the camera lens can be conveniently focused with a Torx®-head screwdriver using the external lens adjustment for focus, zoom and exposure.
The three-inch diameter, spherically-shaped MegaBall cameras are constructed of metal to provide a more ruggedized indoor solution. It is available in three easy-to-install configurations: a mounting bracket, a surface mount dome or an in-ceiling mount dome. An optional bubble is available for the dome configurations. Installation is easy with PoE or external power (12-48V DC and 24V AC) options, as well as installer-friendly cable management.
The camera is also ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) and PSIA (Physical Security Interoperability Alliance) conformant.
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ABOUT ARECONT VISION
Arecont Vision is the leading manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras. Arecont Vision products are made in the USA and feature low-cost massively parallel image processing architectures MegaVideo® and SurroundVideo® that represent a drastic departure from traditional analog and network camera designs. All-in-one products such as the MegaDome®, MegaView®, MegaBall™ and D4F/D4S/D4SO series provide installer friendly solutions. True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and remote focus/remote zoom enhance camera utility. Compact JPEG and H.264 series of cameras address cost sensitive applications. These innovative technologies enable Arecont Vision to deliver multi-megapixel digital video at IP VGA camera price points.