Pelco Releases New Wall-Mounted Fisheye, Updates VMS

Pelco says it’s new camera is well-suited for crowded areas like banks, hotels, malls, schools and eateries, as well as hospital and clinic waiting rooms.

FRESNO, Calif. — Pelco by Schneider Electric announces the release of its latest camera, the Evolution 180, which is said to provide a dewarped view without blind spots to capture areas of great interest.

Pelco says it’s well-suited for crowded areas like banks, hotels, malls, schools and eateries, as well as hospital and clinic waiting rooms.

Available in indoor and outdoor versions, the wall-mounted Evolution 180 with true day and night capability is built by Oncam and is specifically designed to deliver a high-definition panoramic view, including a detailed eye-level view of people and vehicles, according to the company.

“In contrast to conventional fisheye panoramic cameras that waste pixels on low interest views of ceilings and floors, the Evolution 180 focuses on areas of interest while providing 12% more pixels per foot and minimizing storage and bandwidth requirements. Thus, the Evolution 180 is an affordable solution that further helps price-sensitive customers,” says Kevin Saldanha, principal product manager for the Evolution 180.

Updated VideoXpert Software Features Enhanced Panomersive Viewing

Pelco’s  VideoXpert Video Management System has been updated with numerous new capabilities including enhanced “panomersive” immersive context viewing when using Pelco’s Optera camera with Pelco Camera-Link technology and a Pelco “enhanced” series pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) camera, according to the company.

This new feature is said to allow system users to automatically and seamlessly shift from the panoramic view of Optera to a targeted subject or object within the same view using a nearby Pelco p/t/z camera.

VideoXpert version 2.5 also features a new rules engine user interface and a new flexible monitor wall enhancement  that Pelco says will make the creation of any size monitor wall and the ability to send events to any specific monitor quicker and easier.

“Combining immersive cameras with p/t/zs has been attempted by competitors in the past, but our ability to easily link separate Optera and p/t/z cameras provides security directors with a great deal of flexibility in how they design their system while potentially saving money by using previously deployed cameras,” says Robert Beliles, Pelco chief marketing officer. “The operator simply clicks on the panoramic view in Optera, and the p/t/z instantly moves to the same spot. This combination of immersive context viewing combined with p/t/z detail and tracking at distance allows operators to spend less time locating the object or person of interest, and more time recording their movements.”

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