High-resolution images are captured using a1/4-inch interline transfer CCD with 380,000 pixels and a removable IR cut filter that captures nighttime images in realistic color. A high quality 12x optical zoom lens provides clear details and is controlled remotely via a network interface, with up to 100 camera presets. The presets can be activated by the auto-patrol feature, or by an alarm or motion trigger. The VN-C625U is only 120mm in diameter. The camera’s motion-JPEG image output provides resolutions of up to 640 x 480 pixels with a maximum frame rate of 30fps. The camera also includes a Compact Flash card slot that works in conjunction with the alarm function to allow automatic recording onto a CF card when an alarm triggers. This added recording option is useful for evidential and for visual verification purposes as it can easily be removed from the camera. In addition, its 360-degree pan, tilt and zoom functions have 100 programmable preset positions and variable movement speed for quick image capture in any direction. The camera has motion detection and pre and post alarm recording capability, and can even send an e-mail when an alarm triggers. For dark indoor environments and night time surveillance, Super LoLux™ technology allows the VN-C625U to capture high-quality images in extremely low light situations. In addition, the mechanical IR cut filter has a night function that allows the filter to be automatically retracted for infrared imaging (monochrome), making the camera sensitive enough to shoot in just 0.15 lux of ambient light. The distribution control setting can set the bit rate (32kbps to 8Mbps) which allows the camera to maintain the preset frame rate (max 30fps) and file size by automatically changing the compression level according to the bit rate. This makes the cameras automatically configurable for all types of IP networks. The VN-C625U includes a privacy mask that shields selected areas from intrusive monitoring. The VN-C625U provides a standard 10/100BaseT interface for connection to a LAN, WAN or to the Internet. The camera features built-in Web and FTP servers and can operate in a DHCP (Dynamic Host Communication Protocol) office and server environment. The camera can be used with the new JVC range of mountings and brackets. “The IP security market is changing and there is the requirement by our customers for more powerful and multi-functional security cameras for a variety of installations. Since the VN-C625U is based on the design of JVC’s analogue domes, it gives users added confidence,” commented Yash Patel, Executive Director, CCTV Europe at JVC Professional Europe Ltd.