"Incorporating MPEG-4 capabilities in the SNC-P1 is a major advance in our network camera line that easily integrates into an organization's existing broadband network," said Andrew Mougis, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Broadband Communications Products Division. "This camera taps the power of IP connectivity to deliver a full A/V experience remotely, and answers the increased need for converged audio and video in monitoring." |
The camera is designed to perform in a wide range of remote monitoring applications and features a fast F2.0 lens with 3.8mm focal length providing a 53.4 x 40 degree field of view. The electronic shutter operates in auto, shutter priority and manual modes with a speed range of 1 - 1/10,000th second. White balance is automatic or offers several presets plus a manual setting. The optics are paired with a 1/4-inch progressive scan CCD with 330K pixels. An analog video output is achieved through a mini-jack connector.
Audio capabilities for the unit conform to the G.711 (64Kbps) and G.726 (40, 32, 24, 16Kbps) standards. Audio capture is through an integrated electret condenser microphone, or via an external microphone connected to a mini-jack microphone input. Using the camera with external wired or wireless microphones extends its flexibility to meet the needs of custom installations. Connecting an active speaker to the audio output enables the user to communicate with the camera site.
The SNC-P1's embedded web server connects through an industry-standard RJ45 Ethernet port and supports numerous networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, ICMP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, DHCP, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and Simple Messaging Transport Protocol (SMTP). Designed for both unicast and multicast environments, the new network camera operates effectively in a wide range of applications from distance learning and training to security.