Sony has introduced Australians to their new series of high definition pan-tilt and zoom security cameras.
Recording in 16:9 widescreen ratio and available in both indoor and outdoor models Sony claims the SNC-RH series are the first in their class to boast high definition (HD) recording.
Sony Australia’s security expert, Tony Lagan, said in a statement the company will be “bringing its HD expertise developed from the broadcast and consumer electronics area to the video security and surveillance market”.
The vendor also claimed the camera’s HD format will enable the capture of quality footage in poor light and weather conditions and is well suited to filming fast moving objects.
Sony claims features offered by the SNC-RH will give “crime solvers three times the detail to work with compared with standard cameras”.
The unit is capable of switching between high and standard definition formats and Sony spokesperson, Andres Lopez-Verela, said the range is backwards compatible with existing Sony hardware and software.
The series is part of its new range of security solutions showcased at the Security 2009 expo held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre between 24 and 26 August 2009.
Also making their debut at the expo are the vendor’s SNC-RS standard definition cameras with 360 degree pan, the SNT range of video encoders allowing remote monitoring over TCP/IP networks and dual streaming video at 30 frames per second and the NSR series of recording servers that support up to 64 cameras and boasts storage capacity of up to 2TB.
The new range is available from Sony distributors Q-Video, ADI Global Distribution, Paycom and Anixter.