Hawha Tecwin has launched Wisenet PoE extender cameras which are designed to save integrators and end users time and money when there is a requirement to install two cameras within 80 metres of each other. For retrofit applications where an additional camera is needed, system integrators need to simply substitute an existing Wisenet camera with a PoE Extender camera, and then re-install it at the new camera location, with both devices being able to share the same cable run.
With the ability to support all PoE cameras within the entire Wisenet range, the new 2 and 5 megapixel PoE Extender indoor and outdoor dome cameras provide an equally cost-effective solution for new installations as they reduce the number of network ports and switches, as well as the amount of cabling required. Installation ease is matched by a considerable reduction in the cost and time integrators would normally have to spend on site to install a new camera.
There is also the option to connect other PoE enabled devices to the PoE extender cameras, such as a supplementary lighting unit, I/O controller or PIR sensor.
The dome cameras all have built-in IR LEDs which illuminate objects up to 50 metres from the camera and feature Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS) which helps capture sharp, stable images by reducing motion blur caused by wind or vibration. All are equipped with WDR technology, with the 2 megapixel models performing at up to 150dB and the 5 megapixel models at up to 120dB, to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas.
Part of the Wisenet X Plus series, the PoE Extender cameras offer a number of other practical features including magnets which lock sensor modules into the dome housing. A waterproof gland, through which a network cable can be inserted with the aid of an RJ45 plastic push-through device, negates the need to re-make cables.
The new cameras come supplied with a diverse range of license-free specialist analytics such as directional detection, virtual line, enter/exit, appear/disappear and loitering detection. In addition, an audio analysis function is able to recognise critical sounds such as explosions, screams and broken glass, and then generate an alert to enable emergency services to reactto any incident. In a retail environment, for example, this functionality could be used to alert security personnel that a customer is behaving aggressively.
The processing power of the chipset enables the cameras to support edge-based people counting, heatmapping and queue management applications. These offer retailers, art galleries, museums and other businesses which are open to the public the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of customer behaviour and improve productivity, with the option to display the captured data on the centralised dashboard of the Wisenet Retail Insight business intelligence solution.