SONY LAUNCHES 360 DEGREE HEMISPHERIC-VIEW
MINI DOME IP CAMERA
Five megapixel indoor/outdoor camera offers a
circular area of view that helps eliminate blind spots and enhances situational
Sony’s new 360 degree hemispheric-view dome IP
camera (SNC-HM662) makes it possible for users to have five megapixel (MP),
high-resolution video and a 360-degree view of an area with just one camera.
Just announced at the ASIS 2013 security show, the SNC-HM662 is ideal for both
indoor and outdoor environments such as retail outlets, campuses and commercial
buildings. It helps users eliminate blind spots and enhance situational
The SNC-HM662 features a 360-degree panomorph lens and is certified as an
ImmerVision Enables solution. The ImmerVision technology generates clearer
images and provides more pixels at the edge of a frame, as compared to
traditional fisheye lenses. It also supports fast, responsive electronic
pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) and 11 different viewing modes through the Sony Web viewer.
“As security needs have evolved, users expect an IP camera to provide usable
video for multiple applications,” said Mark Collett, general manager of Sony
Electronics’ Security Systems Division. “Sony has developed the SNC-HM662 for
that very reason. The circular field of view and five megapixel resolution mean
that the camera’s images can be used on their own or used to complement any type
of surveillance system and help make it more functional.”
SNC-HM662 corrects for the image distortion common with 360-degree lenses by
de-warping the video with video management software (VMS), rather than at the
camera level. This means higher video quality is maintained during the
de-warping process, so more visual data is available for post-incident analysis.
This is in contrast to 360-degree products that de-warp video at the camera
level, which degrades image quality due to the camera’s processing limitations.
The SNC-HM662 also supports two-way audio with an optional microphone and
speaker, power over Ethernet (PoE), and edge storage capabilities.
Sony’s SNC-HM662 security camera is expected to be available early in the first
quarter of 2014. It will be supported by major VMS providers, including Aimetis
Corp., DVTEL, INC., Envysion, Exacq Technologies, Genetec Inc., Milestone
Systems, OnSSI, Salient Systems and Video Insight Inc.