Latest generation of the Panomera

Issue 9 2020 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

The latest generation of the Panomera S-Series features a new design and offers numerous innovations – from the one-man mounting concept to contactless front glass cleaning – and superior video analysis capabilities.

The Panomera multifocal sensor systems differ from other cameras in that they combine a total overview with an unlimited number of detail zooms in high resolution. The detail zooms can simply be opened in the overall image with a click of the mouse, like virtual PTZ cameras – not only live but also in the recording.

This is made possible by the patented use of up to eight sensors with different focal lengths in a single system. In this way, a much greater expanse can be captured with each camera. In the words of the manufacturer, this results not only in significantly improved operability and overview, but also saves up to 50% or more in operating and infrastructure costs depending on the application area.

Besides the advantages in image capture and operation, the latest Panomera generation is set apart by its superior analysis capabilities as they combine a precisely plannable/definable image quality (and therewith data quality) with the advanced analysis technology.

Edge analysis with eight quad-core processors

In traditional single-sensor as well as multi-sensor camera technologies, image resolution – and thus also analytical capability – diminishes continuously in the direction of the image background. In contrast to this, the cameras of the Panomera S-Series capture a very large expanse or long distances with a minimum resolution over the entire area. Panomera is therefore able to monitor and analyse complex context with the same high data quality even over extremely large expanses.

If an application requires, for example, a minimum resolution density of 62,5 pixels per metre, according to DIN EN 62676-4, over 50 000 square metres can be covered with just one camera system – more than sufficient for common object classifications. Even at the highest DIN resolution density – 250 pixels/m for the identification of unknown persons that can be used in court – one system still manages up to 3100 square metres.

For this purpose, each of the up to eight sensors in a Panomera is equipped with an analysis unit of the latest SoC generation with integrated artificial intelligence (AI), so that the analysis can be carried out directly in the camera (on the edge), from people counting through to ‘appearance search’. Users can operate the Panomera cameras either with the Dallmeier Hemisphere SeMSy video management system (VMS) or with any VMS system that supports ONVIF.

Full installation and adjustment with just an Allen key

Dallmeier engineers placed particular emphasis on functional design. Thus, for example, the Mountera mounting concept offers time savings and fewer errors during implementation: a special Quick-Lock rapid fastening system allows the systems to be installed by a single technician. The different brackets for wall, ceiling or mast mounting are also completely compatible with each other; they can even be combined with the 180- and 360-degree systems of the Panomera W camera series.

The manufacturer has also made extensive improvements to the very tasks of unpacking and installation. A one-time handle which is already mounted on the camera in the package, and the foam packaging which remains as bubble protection, reduces the amount of effort required for handling. The camera is taken out of the packaging and can be transported and set down, undamaged, without further work steps. As the last finishing touch, the size of all the Allen keys needed for installation and adjustment is the same, so only one key size is required.

Convection cooling, Air Blast and Privacy Shield

The new-generation cameras also fulfil the requirements relating to architecture and optical integration, with a design language which is applied consistently to all the various individual models. Besides the dynamic appearance, particular attention was also paid to innovative functions. These include a passive cooling system, which renders auxiliary cooling unnecessary for temperatures up to 60°C. A system called Air Blast, which uses compressed air to clean dust, water and insects off the lens without contact and therefore without wear, is also available as an option. Dallmeier’s Privacy Shield is responsible for active and largely visible data protection. It is a remote-controlled blind mechanism with which police or private enterprises can temporarily disable the Panomera systems in a way that is clearly visible with a few clicks of the mouse, during rallies or strikes, for example.

For more information contact Dallmeier Southern Africa, +27 11 510 0505, dallmeiersa@dallmeier.com, www.dallmeier.com


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