SANYO Unveils Vandal-Resistant Dome with Pan-Focus Technology

April 4, 2006
Pan-Focus technology and 520-TVL resolution provide clearer images for better surveillance

Chatsworth, CA, - SANYO Security Products, a leading provider of advanced digital products for the security industry, today announced a breakthrough CCTV camera line, incorporating Pan-Focus technology, which increases the visibility of all objects in the frame by producing an image with greater depth of field. The first products to incorporate this technology in the U.S. CCTV market are SANYO's new series of Day/Night Vandal-resistant dome cameras (VDC-DP7584 and VDC-DP9584S). The cameras will be demonstrated in Sanyo Booth #18053 at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 5-7.

With most varifocal lenses, objects in front and behind the main focus point appear blurred. SANYO has addressed this issue by incorporating pan-focus technology, a technique that allows simultaneous focusing on all objects in a camera's field of view.

"The introduction of this lens in a CCTV camera marks a milestone in the U.S. security industry. Never before has a CCTV camera offered technology that allows every detail in the image to be in focus," said Raul Calderon, National Product Development Manager, SANYO Security Products. In addition to pan-focus technology, the VDC-DP7584 and VDC-DP9584S offer industry-leading 520-TV lines of resolution packaged in a vandal-resistant dome. These cameras also have day/night capability for versatile, 24/7 applications.

While the 7500 series has a motorized 2.6x zoom lens, the 9500 series goes one step further by offering pan and tilt in addition to the motorized zoom function.

For the VDC-DP7584, remote zoom adjustment is possible with the optional VAC-70 camera control unit. The VDC-DP7584 camera is also RS-485 and UTP capable via the optional VA-50ST board. The VA-50ST is a UTP and SANYO SSP module that provides telemetry via RS-485 or coaxial control.

Pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) control and telemetry capabilities are standard features in the VDC-DP9584S model. Security professionals requiring built-in PTZ and RS-485 compatibility can opt for the VDC-DP9584S.

Both the VDC-DP7500 series and VDC-DP9500 series products offer an optional heater, VA-50H, for use in extreme cold temperature areas. These easy-to-install cameras are housed in rugged, weather-proof, wall- or ceiling-mount enclosures that are IP66 Rated. Other features include two selectable modes of intelligent backlight compensation.

With the masking feature, which comes standard with the dome cameras in this line, as many as four rectangular masks of arbitrary size can be set per screen so the privacy of nearby houses or structures can be assured.

Built-in flexible motion detection is another standard feature that is highly useful in surveillance applications. Sensing is achieved by splitting the field of view into 16 areas, and movement and brightness levels within the picture are analyzed to accurately detect surveillance targets.

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