Dallmeier Components and Pixim introduce Ultra Wide Dynamic Range Zoom Block with image stabilisation

Sept. 26, 2006
Camera's Integrated Optics Package Delivers Superior Resolution and Colour With Excellent Low Light Performance for both NTSC and PAL Installations

An advanced version of Pixim Incorporated's Orca Chipset with enhanced image stabilisation and continuous auto-focus is integrated into Dallmeier Components’ new DCM3032SA Ultra Wide Dynamic Range Integrated Optics Package (IOP) for use in pan-tilt-zoom surveillance cameras. The DCM3032SA zoom block delivers the highest image quality available, surpassing the performance of existing IOPs in several key specifications.

Pixim chipsets are known for delivering wide dynamic range, excellent colour rendition and image quality, in any lighting conditions 24/7. The hallmark of Pixim chipsets is their patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology that converts light to a digital signal directly at the point of capture in the image sensor, enabling each pixel to have independent, optimized exposure times to deliver the highest image quality.

Dallmeier Components DCM3032SA ’s Integrated Optics Package (IOP) takes full advantage of the Pixim chipset to create 360 Degree Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (102dB typical to 120dB max), exceeding existing IOP offerings, that typically have no more than 60dB dynamic range, by over 1000 times. Pixim’s progressive scan imager with a global shutter produces outstanding 0-60Hz image stabilization in the Dallmeier DCM3032SA.

Additional features offered by Dallmeier’s DCM3032SA IOP include a 32x equivalent optical zoom (4.5 – 72/144mm), high-resolution (540 HTVL equivalent), NTSC & PAL compatibility, and 0.5 lux min illumination (colour, f/1.2, 50 IRE). the DCM3032SA is compatible with all major IOP remote control protocols (Sony, Hitachi, Honeywell).

“We are delighted to announce the latest result of our strong partnership with Dallmeier Components, the DCM3032SA Ultra Wide Dynamic Range IOP,” said John Monti, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Pixim. “The combination of a superior 17-element lens with Pixim’s DPS technology results in image quality never before achieved in any zoom block.”

Dallmeier Components is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dallmeier electronic GmbH & Co.KG, focused on providing core camera technology enabled by Pixim’s image sensing and processing technology to branded video surveillance OEMs worldwide.

"Dallmeier's DCM3032SA surveillance camera is setting new standards for IOP cameras in security applications,” explains Kai Leuze, director components division. "Our 360-degree Ultra Wide Dynamic Range zoom block with outstanding image stabilisation insures threats are identified and captured in any lighting conditions 24/7. No matter where the DCM3032SA points it delivers excellent image quality to accurately identify perpetrators.”

Frost & Sullivan recently named Pixim, Inc. as the recipient of the 2006 Technology Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award in the field of video surveillance technology in recognition of its development of the Orca chipset.

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier, Dallmeier Components, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell, Ikegami, Pelco, Sunell, JVC, ChipER, Eagle Technology, ioimage, Lumenera, Videor Technical, VTC, Smartvue, DVTel, Verint, and Electronics Line USA.

Dallmeier Components and Pixim will be exhibiting the DCM3032SA at the ASIS security show in San Diego, September 25-27, booth #1264.

About Dallmeier Components Dallmeier Components is a division of Dallmeier electronic GmbH & Co.KG and offers software and hardware components for analogue and IP based cameras and recording systems as well as software solutions. The division benefits from more than 20 years of strong technological background and experience from Dallmeier electronic. This expertise is now made available to other companies in the CCTV industry. For more information about our individual and complete solutions please visit our website: www.dallmeier-electronic.com

About Pixim Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA., (650) 605-1107.