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Illustra Pro 30x is “Recommended” in Benchmark Testing

After completing its independent testing and field-based analysis, Benchmark Magazine has “Recommended” the Illustra Pro 30x PTZ.

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Against a field of similar PTZ cameras, the autonomous testers noted Illustra’s intelligent guard tour function, integral motion tracking, and enhanced low light performance during their real-world field trials.

While Benchmark points out that “some installers and integrators still think that latency makes it difficult to track targets with the devices”, the Illustra Pro PTZ 30x dome has exceptional speed coupled with ultra-low latency. The camera tracks a scene with the precision you would expect from an analog PTZ camera.

During their testing, Benchmark had some difficulty changing the default password during initial login.  While we’ve been unable to replicate the issue in our labs and there have been no reports of this issue in the field, it further strengthens our belief that password changes should be forced by all manufacturers, something we practice and promote in our rigorous six-step Cyber Protection Program.

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Overall, Benchmark noted that the camera ‘delivers a good quality image with high levels of detail, good colour fidelity and greyscale replication and motion is smooth and clean’.

Lastly, Benchmark points out an upcoming version of our cameras with an embedded exacqVision VMS, which we are pleased to report has already been released.

To read more about the camera Benchmark reviewed, watch our video or visit our website.

New Illustra Video Analytics

The new video intelligence analytics are now available on Illustra 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras. These video analytics improve searching and reduce critical response time to key suspicious events with automatic detection of alarms.

Watch this video to learn more.

How It Works
Illustra video intelligence analytics uses an algorithm to analyze surveillance video and provide advanced video analytics capabilities for object detection and tracking.

Benefits:

  • Select up to any 3 analytic rules types to trigger at once
  • Automatic detection and notification of suspicious events to simplify security operations
  • Saves expenses and network load with intelligent analytics on the edge, no dedicated server needed
  • Compatible with exacqVision NVRs and VideoEdge recorders for easy configuration
  • Minimize search time with video analytic alarms including:
    • Object detection
    • Abandoned/Removed
    • Direction
    • Linger
    • Dwell
    • Enter/Exit
    • Crowd
    • Queue

Learn more about Illustra video analytics.

New Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ For Improved Searching & Identification

The new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera offers powerful 30x optical zoom to deliver better forensic details from even greater distances. 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.

Watch this video to see how.

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.

Illustra ProSuperior Image Quality

  • See the most important details with powerful 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom
  • Exceptional video quality in high contrast lighting with true wide dynamic range
  • Lowlight Color Video at 2 Lux with low noise and highly efficient bandwidth use

Exceptional Responsiveness

  • Industry leading low latency performance for precise real-time control to accurately track subjects
  • Intelligent Guard Tour feature using embedded video intelligence to automatically track, zoom in and record events or suspicious activity
  • Quickly identify subjects and suspicious activity at distances of up to 1000’ from the camera

Advanced Video Features & Reliable Operation

  • Easily identify details since camera moves into position at 512 degrees per second delivering 835 pixels per degree
  • Produces clear video in the most complex environments with auto defog and frame noise reduction
  • Easily configured with American Dynamics VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS software and recorders

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If you have questions regarding these cameras, visit our sales page.

Illustra IP Cameras Provide Clear Video for Better Surveillance

The Challenge
The new Royal Caribbean Club Casino at the Port of Spain in the Republic of Trinidad & Tabago’s city capital required a surveillance solution to easily monitor slot machines, cashiers, players and money transactions. The Casino needed a cost-effective way to utilize analog and IP video into a unified security system.

Additionally, security managers needed a way to quickly pull up video footage when they detected anomalies. Beyond monitoring the casino floor, security personnel oversee the casino entrances and parking lots.

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The Solution
To meet their needs and stay within budget, Royal Caribbean Club Casino selected a complete, end-to-end Tyco Security Products video security solution. This solution created a cost-effective, seamless transition from analog to IP.

They installed 16 Illustra Flex 3 megapixel mini-dome cameras because of the high resolution quality images they provided. These cameras are located over the gaming tables for a clear view of the gaming chips and movements of the dealers and gamblers.

The system included:

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Benefits
Royal Caribbean Casino was satisfied with the extreme ease of installation and use as well as the new benefits they received from their integrated security system. “The video survelliance system left a very positive impression with our Security/IT management team because of its characteristics, on-time execution and cost-effective plan,” said Alexander Calito, Royal Caribbean Club Casino Director.

Benefits of the new security solution include:

  • Combines analog and IP into one, cost-effective solution
  • Reduces investigation time on gaming table activity
  • Delivers high quality, color video images for faster identification
  • Reliable operation with no downtime or maintenance required
  • Easy for all staff members to navigate and use
  • Faster response to critical events with remote video access 24/7
  • Ensures a safe environment for visitors and staff

Learn more about Tyco Security Products solution to migrating from analog to an IP security system.