Pelco launches the Optera™ Series panoramic cameras.

03 June 2015

Pelco by Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the launch of its new Optera™ Series ‘panomersive’ cameras with panoramic viewing and SureVision™ 2.0 Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).

The Optera™ Series cameras seamlessly blend high-quality images from four, 3MP cameras, mounted in the same housing. An ultra-high definition, panomersive video stream is produced of an entire scene, whilst detailed, immersive video streams of multiple areas of interest within the scene are produced simultaneously. Each video stream is processed separately by Pelco’s VideoXpert™ VMS and other compatible, integrated VMS solutions.

“Many multi-image CCTV solutions produce disjointed video streams which can be out of sequence,” explained Kevin Saldanha, senior product manager for Pelco by Schneider Electric. “The Optera™ Series cameras provide the user with impressive panoramic views, seamlessly blending streams from all camera sensors to create a single, panomersive video stream. The operator can also zoom in and view multiple areas of the stream in more detail.

“The panomersive video stream is up to 12 megapixels at 12.5 frames per second in full resolution. SureVision 2.0 WDR, anti-bloom technology, 3D noise filtering and advanced tone mapping all help to deliver exceptional image quality in low-light, high-contrast scenes, day and night. Privacy settings and zones are also built-in.”

The Optera™ Series cameras integrate with Pelco VideoXpert™ VMS and Pelco Digital Sentry systems. Integration with major third party VMS solutions is enabled using the Pelco API, Panomersive SDK and ONVIF standard, using client-side dewarping.

Pelco video analytics is applied across the Optera™ Series’ wide field of view and includes abandoned object, adaptive motion detection, camera sabotage, directional motion, loitering detection, object counting, removed object and stopped vehicle.

Pelco has already shown the Optera™ 180° cameras at IFSEC 2015 and plans to release the 270° and 360° options later this year. They have ceiling, surface or pendant mount options and are delivered ready to install. The cameras are metal-cased, tamper-resistant and have an IK10 vandal-resistant rating.