SYDNEY, August 27, 2013: Canon today launched the world's smallest FULL HD Powered Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) dome camera at the Integrate Expo in Sydney. The freshly unveiled range of network cameras leverage Canon's expertise in imaging technologies to provide ultra-compact surveillance technology which has an unparalleled feature set and is highly cost-effective.
The new range of compact FULL HD surveillance cameras have been developed specifically for anti-crime and operations surveillance purposes and are IEEE802.1X compliant, keeping your network secure.
"The new range of network cameras is perfect for retail and commercial environments, office surveillance, building security and for operations management. The four new cameras are the result of Canon's extensive research and investment into lens and imaging technology. These cameras feature our high-end Canon lenses in a miniature form providing excellent image quality and low-light performance, are very easy to install and offer a great set of advanced intelligent features," said David Klineberg, General Manager, Canon Specialised Imaging.
A new function, Auto Smart Shade Control (Auto SSC) is also built-in to the whole range, and maintains image sharpness even when shadows are generated by backlight or other causes ensuring correct brightness of the entire image. Faces and other subject matter being viewed remain sharp and clearly visible even with bright light in the background.
"On the few occasions where we have been able to access pre-release models of the new FULL HD cameras, our customers have commented on their remarkably small size and amazing quality - these cameras are just larger than the palm of your hand. This range has been developed in response to market demands and offers superb image quality, usability, ease of installation and is the smallest size in its class. We are confident that this product will have a strong uptake with Australian retail and commercial customers," continued David.
All the cameras feature Canon engineered D!GIC DVIII and D!GIC NET II processors used in Canon's high-end cinema cameras, to enable the highest quality image capture and high speed image compression and network distribution. The unique multi-streaming capability allows footage to be watched in FULL HD (live) and provide users with an option of recording the video in varying compressed formats and lower resolutions to extend recording capacity.
The new range of cameras is on display at the Integrate Expo, held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 27th to 29th of August. The Sydney unveiling is the first time the cameras will be seen, anywhere in the world.
Please see below specific information about each of the four models in the new Canon FULL HD network camera range:
VB-S30D (3.5 x PTZ dome)
Measuring only 120mm x 54mm, these FULL-HD ultra-compact PTZ dome cameras, embody the essence of Canon's optical and miniaturisation technologies.
VB-S31D (1 x PT dome) and VB-S800D(1 x Fixed dome)
Low cost FULL-HD dome series with high-image quality/ low-light technologies and precision mechatronics technology packed into its compact body (120mm x 54mm)
VB-900F (1 x fixed box type)
Low-cost FULL-HD fixed-box camera equipped with high image quality/ low light technologies and the most number of intelligent functions in its class
*Information in this document is subject to change without notice*
Additional information and high res images are available upon request.
For more information on Canon's new range of network camera please visit: http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Business/All-Products/Video-Imaging/Network-Cameras
*Based on Canon inc research of FULL HD cameras with optical PTZ, as at 27th August 2013.
Canon is the world's leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon's Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 21 years, and had global revenues of over $US40 billion in 2012. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit www.canon.com.au, www.facebook.com/canonaustralia, www.twitter.com/canonaustralia, www.youtube.com/canonaustralia
**Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office