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1st April 2020 Issue no. 501
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Hikvision introduces Mini Fisheye Camera to "Easy IP" range
Hikvision is set to bring new levels of security to convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and other small-to-medium enterprises with the introduction of the DS-2CD2942F Fisheye Network Camera.
This cutting edge camera incorporates a high-quality lens and 4-megapixel detector in a discrete, ultra-compact design small enough to be inconspicuous on any ceiling yet provides complete situational awareness for entire rooms.
The DS-2CD2942F is the latest addition to Hikvision's "Easy IP" range of cameras, NVRs and VMS software, which are specially designed to bring the benefits of simple installation and operation to small- to medium-sized business or home. The panoramic view with multi-view de-warping and digital PTZ, plus on-board storage of up to 64 GB and choice of Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity means a single DS-2CD2942F can usually replace the plethora of traditional CCTV cameras installed in most public areas.
Wide Field of View
The new DS-2CD2942F features a 4-megapixel, 1/3" Progressive Scan CMOS image sensor allied with a 1.6mm F1.6 lens boasting a 186 degree field of view. Together with the digital PTZ control and multi-view de-warping of the dual image streams, the new camera will provide crystal-clear coverage across a far wider area than other camera types. Instead of fitting multiple narrow-angle box or bullet cameras, "Easy IP" users can now reply on a single ceiling-mounted DS-2CD2942F to capture all their images without blind spots. Hikvision's 3D DNR and digital WDR technology also secures superior image quality at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The DS-2CD2942F is equipped with electronic day and night cycling, and is capable of operating in low-light conditions down to 0.01 lux in colour and 0.001 in black and white. The new camera can also operate down to zero lux over a range of up to 8 metres if the IR option is specified.
Multiple Alarm Triggers
The DS-2CD2942F maximises security options for users through a wide range of alarm triggers and a customisable day/night switch, allowing automatic or scheduled triggering. Alarm triggers include Line crossing, Intrusion detection, Motion detection, Dynamic analysis, Tampering alarm, Network disconnect, IP address conflict, and Storage exception.
The "Easy IP" Range
Hikvision's "Easy IP" range brings together a complete solution of cameras, NVRs (network video recorders) and VMS (video management software) focused on easy installation, easy viewing and easy Wi-Fi connection. "Easy IP" allows users to monitor their home or business on their PC, tablet or smartphone through a uniquely simple interface. Wi-Fi camera connection is just easy, without IP address forwarding; and Automatic Network Reconnection (ANR) enables on-board storage supported cameras - like the DS-2CD2942F - to create temporary recordings automatically and upload the stored video when the connection recovers. Users can choose from a full range of "Easy IP" cameras, including indoor and outdoor bullet and dome cameras, mini-dome cameras, cube camera, a Mini IR Pan & Tilt camera and the new DS-2CD2942F. All share a rich feature set and unmatched price-efficiency.
Hikvision is the world's largest supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. The company specializes in video surveillance technology, as well as designing and manufacturing a full line of innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. The product line ranges from cameras and DVRs to video management software. Since its inception in 2001, Hikvision has quickly achieved a leading worldwide market position in the security industry.
Hikvision possesses the industry's largest R&D team and state-of-art manufacturing facilities; both allow Hikvision's customers the benefit of world-class products that are designed with cutting-edge technology. As a further commitment to its customers, Hikvision reinvests 7% of its annual revenue into R&D for continued product innovation and improvement.
Hikvision operates over 30 domestic branches in China and 16 overseas regional subsidiaries all over the world to achieve a truly global presence. Hikvision is now publicly listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit Hikvision's website at www.hikvision.com
21st January 2015