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Hanwha Announces AI-Enhanced X Series Cameras

Hanwha Techwin has launched a new X-Core AI and X-Plus AI Series of cameras, featuring AI-based object detection for false alarm reduction analytics, AI-enhanced image quality, and edge-based business intelligence.

The X-Plus line continues the promise of modular design that began with the previous generation of X-Plus cameras with a magnetic mount for camera modules. Users with existing X-Plus cameras can snap AI-powered X-Plus camera modules where they want to.

Ray Cooke
Ray Cooke

“Bringing AI to the Wisenet X series line represents a major leap forward in features and capabilities for our customers and resellers,” said Ray Cooke, senior vice president of products, solutions, and integrations at Hanwha Techwin America. “This amazing technology is now more accessible than ever as we continue to be leaders in the industry.”

AI can also play an important role in image quality. WiseNR II noise reduction is a new enhancement which utilizes AI to identify object movement and reduce blur in noisy, low light environments. AI-based Preferred Shutter technology automatically adjusts the shutter speed based on classified objects in motion and the lighting conditions in a scene to reduce motion blur and deliver the clearest images.

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By utilizing the results of AI-based object detection, WiseStream III technology adjusts the video encoder to focus maximum video quality on the detected objects in a scene while scaling back encoding on the rest of the scene. When combined with H.265 compression technology, this user-adjustable feature can provide data reduction of up to 80 percent depending on the environment, according to Hanwha.

Wisenet X AI’s Extreme WDR uses scene analysis technology to optimize differences such as tone and contrast during frame synthesis to minimize motion artifacts. In addition, local contrast enhancement technology — which emphasizes high frequency areas step by step — improves the detail and clarity of images.

WiseIR technology adjusts the output of the IR LEDs according to the camera’s zoom magnification. In a wide field of view, it minimizes dark areas on the outside of the image using the IR LEDs uniformly. When the lens is focused more narrowly (telephoto), the IR LEDs are more concentrated to illuminate distant objects.

AI-based analytics also bring a wealth of actionable data to operations, marketing, and sales departments. With AI-based object detection, businesses can obtain accurate people counts, queue management data, and heat maps showing detailed patterns of behavior.

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