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Wisenet super compact dome cameras developed for retail applications

by Brian Sims

Measuring just 99 mm in diameter, the new super compact 2 and 5 MP Wisenet Q mini domes developed and manufactured by Hanwha Techwin are packed with features designed to ensure end users obtain maximum benefit from their video surveillance solutions.

40% smaller than previous models, the new H.265 mini domes deliver real-life practical benefits to a wide range of end users and, in particular, retailers who require aesthetically attractive cameras to be installed on walls and ceilings in what could be confined spaces.

License-free people counting analytics, as well as de-focus, motion and tampering detection are built into all four new models as standard, while a new open platform chipset also provides the opportunity for third party applications to run on-board the domes.

Business intelligence for smarter retail

The people counting functionality built into the Wisenet Q mini domes offers retailers the opportunity to monitor store efficiency in terms of the relationship of footfall data with actual sales. Retailers can also take advantage of the captured data to measure the impact of online promotions and other marketing activities on the number of people who enter their stores, as well as making best use of Human Resources in order to manage the peaks and troughs of customer flow at checkouts.

In addition, these mini domes have been integrated with Retail Insight, a shortly-to-be-launched business intelligence solution which end users will be able to purchase separately and which uses people counting, queue management and heat mapping applications to provide statistical analytics via an affordable centralised dashboard software solution.

Accessed from anywhere on the network, Retail Insight will consolidate data captured by up to 500 cameras and present it on an easy-to-understand dashboard to enable business managers to have a greater understanding of customer-related activity.

All four new models are true day/night (ICR) cameras which feature lens distortion correction and true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which performs at up to 120 dB to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas which normally results in overexposed or underexposed images. 

WiseStream II

The mini domes support multiple streaming with the choice of H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression. Their bandwidth friendly credentials are enhanced by WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image.

Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. As such, WiseStream II reduces the total cost of ownership of a video surveillance system by minimising the storage and bandwidth requirements of HD cameras.

Other key features

*Hallway View which provides a highly effective way in which to monitor narrow vertical areas such as shopping aisles and corridors. It enables cameras which can generate images in the 9:16 and 3:4 aspect ratios to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces, with the added bonus of minimising bandwidth and video storage requirements

*The MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot allows up to 128 GB of video or data to be stored at the edge

*Power over Ethernet support negates the need to install separate power supplies and cabling for each dome

*The Wisenet QND-8011 and QND-8021 have an HDMI video output which enables images captured by the mini domes to be displayed on a public view monitor

The four ONVIF compliant new mini domes are:

*Wisenet QND-6011 2 MP mini dome with fixed 2.8 mm lens with max. F2.0

*Wisenet QND-6021 2 MP mini dome with fixed 4.0 mm lens with max. F1.6

*Wisenet QND-8011 5 MP mini dome with fixed 2.8 mm lens with max. F2.0 and HDMI output

*Wisenet QND-8021 5 MP mini dome with fixed 4.0 mm lens with max. F1.6 and HDMI output

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