By Canadian Security
Canon U.S.A. Inc.’s new high-performance VB-C500D Fixed Mini Dome network camera is designed for use in locations where a fixed security camera is required, including reception areas and convenience stores, tight spaces such as elevator/ATM lobbies, and in hotels and condominiums where the camera needs to complement the interior design.
By Canadian Security
The camera features Genuine Canon Optics, a powerful DIGIC NET
processor, and an 82-degree wide-angle lens with 2.4x optical zoom
(manual) and 4x digital zoom. It uses a high-sensitivity
progressive-scan CCD and an advanced Canon image processor which
handles the white balance, exposure compensation, shutter speed, and
colour correction functions to ensure the camera maintains the highest
The image processor also offers Smart Shade Control to automatically
adjust the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image for
optimum detail display and Auto/Day Night to automatically switch
day/night modes depending upon lighting conditions. An additional
Digital Night Mode automatically switches the camera from colour to
monochrome video without interruption.
The VB-C500D can stream M-JPEG and MPEG-4 to multiple simultaneous
viewing locations, and offers support for up to 30 simultaneous users
to access and view video images at the same time (10 users for MPEG-4).
There is also a built-in Web Viewer, which allows for live monitoring
on the web.
The new VB-C500D Fixed Mini Dome Network Camera also
”¢ motion detection, which enables users to pre-set up to four motion
detection areas, allowing the camera to take a picture when motion is
detected and e-mail that image file to a designated account, including
a cell phone, PDA or other device. This feature also allows the upload
of multiple images to an http or ftp server;
”¢ audio input/output, which supports full-duplex audio communication
and can be used to play back a pre-recorded sound when triggered by an
event, such as motion detection; and
”¢ a recording stream function,
which minimizes the possibility of lost frames when viewing recorded
video. Included with the camera is IPv6 and IPsec Support (IP
security), a set of protocols for securing IP communications by
encrypting data streams while also securing the data flow to and from
the camera, ensuring only authorized users have access.
The camera’s design allows it to be placed in either an upright,
ceiling-mounted, or wall-mounted position. It supports the IEEE 802.3af
standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, which allows both
power and data to be carried over a single LAN cable when connected to
a PoE hub/switch/midspan. In addition to the new VB-C500D, Canon has
also released an updated Version 2.1 of its VK-64, VK-16, and VK-Lite
network video recording software. These new versions offer full
compatibility with all current Canon network cameras.