Tyco Security Products has introduced a new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical zoom to deliver better forensic detail over greater distances.
The new Illustra Pro PTZ camera offers 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, compared with the 20x zoom of the previous Illustra PTZ model. The combination of the PTZ’s advanced optical capability and high quality HD resolution video allows users to identify critical details such as reading license plate characters at distances of more than 1,000 away from the camera.
To improve operator control with better precision and control accuracy, the Illustra PTZ uses zoom adjusted program (ZAP) technology to automatically control the pan and tilt speed in proportion to the amount of zoom used. The Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ helps reduce the costs in network overheads and storage costs with improved low light performance and noise reduction.
Available in indoor and outdoor models, the new Illustra Pro PTZ delivers a greatly improved true wide dynamic range performance ensuring premium quality surveillance is maintained in the most challenging of lighting conditions. These camera’s clear video quality is maintained during rain, fog or snow through the advanced auto defog feature, while the whiteout highlight reduction feature ensures that car headlights or street lamps do not compromise the image during nighttime surveillance. The 30x PTZ also supports electronic image stabilization for lower effects of vibrations from wind and other sources when using long range optical magnification.
This Illustra Pro 30x PTZ introduces a new intelligent guard tour feature using embedded intelligence to autonomously track, zoom in and record events or suspicious activities, allowing the operator to concentrate on other priorities without missing any vital activities. This feature unites motion detection, auto tracking and preset sequences to allow the PTZ to perform independent of a control room operator. While moving through a preset tour without an operator present, the intelligent guard tour feature enables the camera to deliver the video evidence needed to identify key details necessary, often making the difference in forensic investigations.
“We continually strive to push the limits in video quality, reliability and performance of our Illustra Pro cameras, to answer the feedback from our customers,” said Steve Carney, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Video and Integration Platforms, Tyco Security Products. “The enhanced imaging features, embedded intelligence and industry leading precision control of the new Illustra Pro 30x PTZ delivers a premium quality PTZ camera well suited to meet the needs of customers in mission critical surveillance applications.”
Compatible with American Dynamics VideoEdge and exacqVision video management system (VMS) software and recorders, the Illustra PTZ camera can be easily configured into a video security system. Also, a full line of indoor covers and outdoor mounting options are available for quick installation in any setting.