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Pelco Optera

by Benchmark

Pelco’s Optera panomersive camera delivers stitched and blended 180, 270 and 360 degree views from a single camera. Whilst stitched video is not new, Optera delivers one of the best implementations available, making it very difficult to identify the edges of individual sensor views. What stood out for Benchmark was the delivery of a video stream that presents and acts as a single image without any degradation at the sensor boundaries.

The Optera delivers 12MP resolution with ePTZ across the entire panoramic image. The camera utilises four sensors to deliver the full image, and for those who have seen stitched images before, it’s time to forget previous attempts. Image quality, colour fidelity and processing is even across the image.

Optera also uses Pelco’s SureVision 2.0 technology, which optimises the images from each sensor to ensure consistency in the final picture. The technology incorporates WDR and low light enhancements, allowing 24 hour use without issues such as glare, bloom and smear.

From the panoramic scene, the end user can select regions of interest, and these can also act as virtual cameras while retaining a panoramic overview. These detailed virtual cameras enable digital pan, tilt and zoom control. Because the entire panoramic stream is being captured, this functionality is available for both live and recorded images.

Day/night operation benefits through the use of proprietary image processing, allowing combined use of both low light enhancement and WDR simultaneously.

Features include client-side dewarping, up to 12 megapixel resolution at 12.5 frames per second, eight video analytic behaviours (abandoned object, adaptive motion detection, camera sabotage, directional motion, loitering detection, object counting, object removal and stopped vehicle), local storage on Micro SD cards, support for ONVIF Profile S and Profile G, two way audio and PoE+.

Optera is compatible with Pelco’s VideoXpert and Digital Sentry systems, as well as third-party VMS solutions.

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