Video surveillance: Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is offering a new line of 960H analog dome cameras that provide a 34% increase in resolution over comparatively priced D1 analog cameras and more than 500% larger than CIF cameras. D1 (720 x 480 pixels) is the maximum resolution a conventional analog camera can achieve after the video signal has been digitized in a DVR or a video encoder.
Toshiba IKS-D207 (indoor) and IKS-R307 (outdoor) cameras incorporate a 960 x 640 CCD sensor to provide insurance against risks such as property damage, vandalism, theft and burglary by delivering 700 TV lines (TVL) -- the highest available to date -- for extraordinarily sharp video, along with 24 IR LEDs to accommodate night time conditions down to 0.05 lx for 24/7/365 surveillance. Recording larger images not only supplies more image details, it additionally produces a wide-screen picture that does not require stretching to fit HDTVs or monitors.
Incorporating similar dome designs and feature sets, both cameras offer 4x zoom, 78° tilt and full 360° rotation to accurately track objects of interest. The more rugged of the pair, the outdoor IKS-R307, is IK10 vandal resistant and features a built-in heater that keeps the camera operating down to -49° F.
The IKS-D207 and IKS-R307 are ideal companions to the Toshiba EAV16-480 embedded analog 960H DVR. Plus, because they are backwards compatible with standard resolution cameras and DVRs, upgrading an existing system is fast and affordable.