Hanwha Techwin introduces 5 MP Wisenet P two-channel multi-directional camera  

The latest addition to the Wisenet P Series of premium cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin offers the capabilities of two video surveillance cameras in a single housing. The two-channel multi-directional Wisenet PNM-9000VD camera, which features a modular lens design and a suite of built-in video analytics, is able to capture “superb quality” 5 MP images of adjacent areas with the help of two separate lenses.

Depending on the field of view required, 3.7 mm, 4.6 mm or 7 mm lens modules are available to be purchased separately to the PNM-9000VD. These can be fitted very easily by the end user’s by system integrator.

As is the case with the 2 MP multi-directional Wisenet PNM-7000VD launched last year, the multi-streaming Wisenet PNM-9000VD significantly reduces the costs which would normally be associated with installing two separate cameras to cover, for example, an L-shaped area in order to monitor two sections of a corridor or either side of a building. It does so without any compromise on quality and, as such, the PNM-9000VD offers a highly cost-effective solution for monitoring large open spaces such as Shopping Centres, car parks and warehouses.

The PNM-9000VD only needs a single IP address even though it has two camera channels. With only one Video Management Software license required, this further reduces the cost of ownership, as does Power over Ethernet support, which negates the need to install power supply cabling.

The PNM-9000VD supports H.264, H.265 and MJPEG compression. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when H.265 is used with WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. 

Key features

*True Wide Dynamic Range which performs at up to 120 dB to produce clear images from scenes which contain a challenging mix of bright and dark areas which normally results in overexposed or underexposed images

*Lens distortion correction and digital image stabilisation

*Face, fog, virtual line, appear/disappear, loitering and camera tampering detection

*Hallway view options which enables the PNM-9000VD to generate images in the 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces, with the added bonus of minimising bandwidth and video storage needs

*Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots for each channel enabling video to be automatically recorded in the event of network disruption

*Vandal resistant and weatherproof with IK10 and IP66 ratings

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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