Megapixel Basler IP Dome Cameras with a microSDHC Card Slot
Basler Vision Technologies has expanded their IP security camera portfolio to include network cameras with a fixed dome housing and a microSDHC card slot. The BIP-D1000c-dn and BIP-D1300c-dn dome camera models, with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a megapixel resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels respectively, have already entered series production.
With their vandal-resistant aluminum housings, Basler IP Fixed Dome Cameras allow video surveillance applications outdoors and under tough indoor conditions with an operating temperature range from -35° C to +50° C (-31° F to +122° F). The silicon seals used in the weather-proof housings are extremely durable and temperature resistant.
Basler IP Fixed Dome Cameras are especially energy efficient. All functions, including the fan and heater, can be powered using standard PoE (Power over Ethernet - IEEE 802.3af Class 0).
Basler's dome camera models provide the same functionalities as their "box" counterparts. This includes true day/night functionality for night and low-light applications while delivering outstanding image quality from the best Sony CCD sensors. Automatic and manual white balance and a backlight compensation feature allow optimization of image quality and color fidelity. Another important camera feature is multiple streaming using several MJPEG streams, or multiple MJPEG streams with an MPEG-4 or an H.264 stream at the same time.
Basler IP Fixed Dome Cameras can be easily mounted to a wall or ceiling. An internal three axis camera bracket allows complete flexibility when aiming the camera. For optimal mounting, Basler's accessories portfolio includes a suspended ceiling kit and a wall bracket kit.
Another important benefit of Basler's dome camera technology is the built-in microSDHC card slot that can be used for local file storage. This slot supports SD cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB. The importance of this feature becomes evident when considering the buffer functionality in a Basler IP Camera. There are two types of buffers available in each Basler IP Fixed Dome Camera. All images captured by the camera are automatically placed in a live buffer. If the second buffer, an alarm buffer, is properly configured and is "armed", the same images will be also placed in the alarm buffer. When an alarm condition is triggered, e.g., by the camera’s built-in motion detection function, the camera will stop putting images into the alarm buffer once the post-alarm portion of the buffer has been filled. The alarm buffer can be set so that its content is automatically written to the SD card. After the alarm buffer images have been written to the SD card, the camera can again begin to put images into the alarm buffer. This means that the camera can act as a self-sufficient system writing all alarm images to the SD card.
When using an efficient encoder type such as H.264 and a high-capacity SD card, a Basler IP Fixed Dome Camera can independently capture and store images generated during alarm conditions for several months without transmitting data back to a client. This means that the camera will not require any network bandwidth and that no data needs to be stored on a hard disk.
Given the fact that video recorders for security systems are often stolen during a break-in, the microSDHC card slot in a Basler IP Fixed Dome Camera provides an important backup solution.
A combination of high performance, proven technology, and novel features makes the new dome camera models a significant addition to Basler's security product portfolio.
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