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Outdoor speed dome camera R&D highlights megapixels, night vision

Suppliers expect to release 3MP models in coming months. The latest products are adopting new IR light sources.


  • HD models top R&D: China manufacturers continue to develop megapixel cameras delivering 1.3 to 2MP image capture, 720 or 1080p output and MPEG-4 or H.264 compression. Higher-resolution 3MP units are in the pipeline. In addition to IP-based solutions, suppliers are set to release HD-SDI-compliant products later this year or in 1H13.
  • Enhancing night vision: Makers are adopting new IR light sources and optimized IR configuration to improve camera performance at night or in low-light conditions. Some use high-quality IR lamps from Osram. Other companies employ IR LED array and laser. To lengthen the product life span, the latest releases have constant-current circuits and better thermal designs.
  • Intelligent technologies: Video behavior analysis and automatic object tracking are on suppliers’ R&D agenda. To achieve these, they are boosting software for complex environments, and utilizing new powerful hardware platforms. Some are focusing on networking capability.
  • Local modules adopted: Enterprises are tapping China-made components, which cost 30 percent lower than imported variants.
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