Hanwha Techwin has launched the Wisenet X series with an embedded proprietary chipset: Wisenet 5. The series offers 150dB WDR, image stabilisation using gyro sensors and improved low-light performance. Using WiseStream II, the second generation dynamic compression technology, the Wisenet X series delivers bandwidth-friendly performance and a variety of on-board analytics.
WDR images are commonly captured by composing two frames with different exposures. The Wisenet X series uses four frames to create a more natural image. The technology has been developed to remove blurring which is a weakness of many WDR engines. Gyro sensors have been built into Wisenet X cameras for more accurate stabilisation. Stabilisation comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations.
According to the manufacturer, images can be monitored in colour even from low-light environments without IR illumination.
The Wisenet X cameras feature H.265 compression and the WiseStream II compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image.
The Wisenet X series offers integral analytics. The audio analysis function recognises critical sounds, such as gunshots, explosions, screams, and broken glass, and then generates an alarm. Among the other analytics features incorporated into Wisenet X cameras are queue management.
Using an onboard USB port, Wisenet X series cameras can be connected to mobile devices via WiFi. View angles can be checkedwhilst installing using a smartphone. Dual SD slots allow up to 512GB data to be saved to the camera.