i-PRO unveils tiny, robust, cybersecure WV-X86531-Z2 PTZ camera with panoramic function.
i-PRO WV-X86531-Z2 Panoramic PTZ Camera – New i-PRO WV-X86531-Z2 Panoramic PTZ camera features AI-enabled analytics and accessories that allow for discreet, low-profile interior use and FIPS 140-2 level 3 compliant cyber-security.
“Traditional multi-sensor + PTZ cameras tend to be heavy and bulky which has relegated their deployments to exterior, elevated mounting positions,” said Gerald Figols, president, i-PRO EMEA.
“The new outdoor-rated and vandal-proof WV-X86531-Z2 camera is nearly half the weight of competing multi-directional PTZ cameras. At only 3.8kg and with dimensions of 250 x 195mm, it is the most discreet camera of its type currently available. By deploying a smaller camera, operators benefit from lower mount heights and improved viewings angles for better AI performance.”
i-PRO WV-X86531-Z2 Panoramic PTZ
i-PRO WV-X86531-Z2 Panoramic PTZ supports up to four 5MP multi-sensors in addition to the 2MP PTZ sensor. Each multi-sensor has a 3.2mm focal length and a 97-degree field of view supporting up to 360-degrees of panoramic coverage. The in-built auto-tracking PTZ camera features a 21x optical zoom and 4.0 to 84.6mm focal length. The camera is completely integrated so there’s no need for double assembly, and no calibration is required between the multi-sensor cameras and PTZ camera to set the angle of view.
“i-PRO WV-X86531-Z2 Panoramic PTZ comes pre-installed with a robust set of free AI-assisted analytics,” Figols explained. “AI-based object recognition enables a seamless hand-off from the multi-directional lenses to the PTZ while AI auto-tracking ensures the PTZ doesn’t lose lock on the subject. Operators can also interact with the camera by simply dragging a box around any object in the multi-sensor image to automatically move the PTZ camera to that position for a closer, auto-tracked look.
“For example, a security operator could use i-PRO’s Active Guard forensic search plug-in with VMS alerts to send a notification when a person wearing a red shirt and brown shoes enters a building. The i-PRO multi-directional + PTZ camera provides continuous 360-degrees of coverage and compares each object to the search criteria. Once a person matching the search sounds the alarm, the system can automatically pan and zoom in on the person to verify that it is truly the individual that they are searching for.
“Because colours are so important to accurate object recognition and tracking, the multi-sensor cameras support a minimum illumination of .12 lux while the PTZ camera supports illumination down to .011 lux. This enables the camera to deliver colour images in the lowest light environments. For most use cases, such as forensic search, IR is not desired, since engaging IR would switch the camera to black and white mode. The camera is designed to make the best use of ambient light from other sources.”
The WV-X86531-Z2 requires only one LAN cable (with PoE++ power) and just two VMS licenses. Its low weight and hook-structure mounting system saves installers time by allowing the camera body to be easily suspended and snapped into place. For increased versatility and discreet use indoors, accessories can provide an embedded ceiling mount that takes a significant portion of camera into the ceiling, decreasing the height by around 30 per cent. Essential for lower ceiling deployments, the multi-sensor lenses have a tilt angle adjustment to suit the unique requirements of every installation.
Many PTZ cameras utilize a belt drive system which deteriorates with use. Belts stretch over time leading to less precision when panning to the desired area in the scene. i-PRO PTZ cameras rely on gears to deliver consistent, repeatable panning accuracy and require no routine maintenance. Available in either black or white, the WV-X86531-Z2 model includes 4 multi-sensors while the WV-X86530-Z2 contains 3. All i-PRO multi-directional models are NDAA compliant.
“i-PRO unveils tiny, robust, cybersecure WV-X86531-Z2 PTZ camera with panoramic function.”