This year, Siqura anticipates a lot of attention for its 920 Series, which had a soft launch in late 2018. Betty Huang, product manager at Siqura, explains the advantages and client benefits of this new camera range.
“The product line consists of three cameras which are called the BC920, the FD920 and the PD920. A fixed box camera, a fixed bubble dome camera and a pan-tilt-zoom bubbleless dome camera. Our R&D department has developed them specifically for the mobility / traffic market and the high-end surveillance market, where the cameras of this range will outperform their cameras.”
The new 920 Series was developed building on Siqura’s extensive knowledge and understanding of their customers’ wishes and demands.
Integrated SFP slot: greater connectivity
Talking about this product line’s features, Betty Huang says: “the main feature is an SFP slot integrated into all three cameras. This provides for optimal connectivity because you no longer need a separate junction box to house additional equipment to convert the signal for transport over optical fiber cable to the control room. More importantly, safety and security are enhanced when using fiber, where ‘eavesdropping’ is made impossible. SFP ensures long-distance transmission without signal attenuation. With CAT5 ethernet the distance is limited to 100 meters. It is also possible to transmit the data on another wavelength than the standard, further increasing data safety.”
On top of the inherent secure connection by using fiber, the 920 series takes particularly care of cyber security. Common security features are implemented, such as strong passwords are promoted, unused ports are blocked, IEEE802.1x. After a limited number of failing logins the camera will lock for a period of time. The 920 series can stream and can be controlled over a secured and encrypted connection, using HTTPS (SSL/TLS).
A sharp image under all lighting conditions
Another feature, which has proven itself over the years, is the P Iris. The ‘P’ stands for ‘precise’ because the iris uses both the ability to automatically adjust like an auto iris and controls in the camera’s software to create improved video clarity and depth of field. Ideal for recording in situations where the light is constantly changing.
Auto back focus provides for easy installation
Back focus is the distance between the rear lens element and the image sensor (CMOS). Usually, this is adjusted manually. With Siqura’s 920 Series this can be set remotely or even automatically. It is far more easier to focus a megapixel camera than rely on BNC output to focus with the spot monitor. This also saves valuable time of installation.
Wide dynamic range for excellent detailing
The BC920 and FD920 camera provide two modes for wide dynamic range. Single-image WDR using nonlinear gain in a single image. The second, dual-shutter WDR, which makes two different exposure settings to capture both darker and lighter areas with excellent details, much like HDR in the smartphone technology.
Servo feedback always returns camera to original position
The PD920 camera will always maintain its original position. When forced away from its original position – due to shocks, vibration or vandalism – the camera will return immediately. The pan and tilt motors are controlled by servo feedback, keeping track of the PTZ position at all times. No more drifting of the presets.