Pixim Digital Pixel System Camera

Powered by Pixim® Infrared Night-Vision Wide Dynamic negligible Smear High Resolution True Colour Day Night CCTV Surveillance Cameras for troublesome High-Contrast Back-Lit Shop Entrance/Window type situations See-in-the-Dark Vandal Hardened Housing Polycarbonate-Dome DPS® technology

⅓" PIXIM® Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System® Technology
! Superb Images ! Superb Value ! Versatile !
Pixim Digital Pixel System Camera
Digital Pixel System® from PIXIM® with Wide 120 dB Dynamic Range for near perfect exposure in high contrast situations with brightly lit areas. Ideal for troublesome situations where strong Backlight results in poorly exposed images with ordinary CCD Cameras
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PIXIM® DPS® is a new LOW Smear WIDE Dynamic image sensor technology (not CCD)
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This IR Night-Vision Security Camera addresses shortcomings associated with ordinary Day / Night Colour Cameras it has a motorised movable Infrared Cut Filter for Vivid Colour Rendition & improved low-light / Infrared sensitivity
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Fast Automatic Iris 3.7~12 mm or 9~22 mm VariFocal IR focus-shift corrected Lens to cope with High Levels of Illumination increase depth-of-field & maximise low light transmittance
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24 vac / DC Power for long cable runs - Vandal Hardened Housing & Dome
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Progressive Scan Image Sensor better than Interlaced maximises 'Frame' recording quality

Use out-of-box or tailor parameters (hundreds) to suit your application via push-button On-Screen-Display

DPS Sensor & Chipset from USA
PCB & Housing from Taiwan
Lens & LEDs from Japan
Built in Taiwan

Out-of-the-Box solution for difficult Back Lit High Contrast situations and brightly illuminated (Sunlight, Daylight) areas such as off-street entrances, car parks, windows, etc. SEE-in-the-DARK IR Illuminator.

New Technology WIDE-DYNAMIC progressive-scan DPS Sensor in a True Day / Night Security Camera with inbuilt Infrared Illuminator. Movable IR-Cut Filter for excellent Colour Rendition in Daylight & maximum low light / IR sensitivity.

Versatile 3.7 ~ 12 mm or 9 ~ 22 mm Variable-Focal-Length Automatic-Iris, IR focus-shift corrected Lens.

Wide-Angle 4+ m wide view @ 3 m, (20+ m @ 15 m).
Full-Screen
0.7 m 'Head & Shoulders' or 'Cash Drawer' shots @ 3 m.
Full-Screen 'Entry' 2 m wide shots @ 9 m.

for: Backlit situations illustrated below  for: High Resolution images. for: high to zero illumination levels.

Ideal for Shops, Showrooms, Homes, Offices, Warehouses, Car Parks, Service Stations, sheltered outdoor use under eaves, etc.

This Camera excels in all illumination levels including difficult high contrast situations with bright & dark areas.

VANDAL HARDENED - Robust Aluminium Case - Thick Polycarbonate Dome - Security Screws with Wrench - Side or Top Cable entry.

Tri-Axis internal Bracket allows mounting at almost any angle Vertical - Sloped - Horizontal on Walls, Ceilings, etc.

[DomeIR-DPSw] $469 Wide 3.7~12 mm Lens
$389 for mixed order over $1000
[DomeIR-DPSt] $499 Tele 9~22 mm Lens
$419 for mixed order over $1000
BULK BUY Price click on TRUCK for more information $272 < 10 + >

OPTIONS
Power Supply 24 vac
[Cable-VP] DIY 20m Low-R Video & Power Cable
$30

pixim dps security cameraIdeal for use with 720 H-Pixel Digital CCTV Video Recorders

See Pixim Technology in Action Demo DVD $10 including Postage $10 will be reimbursed on purchase of a Pixim Camera.

Colour Day Night Vandal Hardened Pixim Security Camera
- images above are simulated and for illustrative purposes only -

Powered by Pixim® See in the Dark Pixim Wide Dynamic Low Smear Digital Pixel System Colour Day Night Vandal Hardened high resolution Pixim Security Camera inbuilt InfraRed Illuminator Infrared Focus Shift Corrected Auto Iris Vari Focal Lens Motorised movable IR Cut Filter 720 H-Pixels DPS Pixim Security  Aluminium Case Thick Polycarbonate Dome 3.7 to 12, 9 to 22 mm Lenses suitable for zero to high illumination levels in Homes, Shops, Showrooms, Offices, Warehouses, sheltered outdoor use

Ordinary CCD Camera
Backlight compensation Off

Camera using Pixim®
Digital Pixel System
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CCD Backlight OFF * Pixim Digital Pixel System Security Camera

PIXIM * Day Night Vandal Hardened Pixim Camera

Detail lost in underexposed areas

Indoor & outdoor detail visible

 
Ordinary CCD Camera
Backlight compensation On

 
Camera using Pixim
®
Digital Pixel System
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CCD Backlight ON * See in the Dark Pixim Security Camera

PIXIM * Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System Colour Day Night Security Dome Camera

Detail lost in overexposed areas

Indoor & outdoor detail visible

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All values are approximate.

@ 3 m @ 5 m @ 9 m @ 15 m

Width of Vision @ 3.7 mm DomeIR-DPSw

4.1 m 6.8 m 12.2 m 20.4 m

Width of Vision @ 12 mm DomeIR-DPSw

1.2 m 2.1 m 3.8 m 6.3 m

Width of Vision @ 9 mm DomeIR-DPSt

1.7 m 2.8 m 5 m 8.4 m

Width of Vision @ 22 mm DomeIR-DPSt

0.7 m 1.1 m 2 m 3.4 m

Additional CCTV Lens selection information

       

 


Imaging Device: (Made in USA), (742 x 552 Pixel), 720 (H) x 540 (V) 388 800 Active Pixels ⅓" (5.04 x 3.78 mm, 7 µm x 7 µm pixel) PIXIM® Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System® Progressive-Scan SensorPixim Digital Pixel System Technical Information * See in the Dark Pixim IR Night Vision WIDE Dynamic LOW Smear Digital Pixel System Colour Day Night Vandal Hardened high resolution Pixim Security Camera with inbuilt LED Illuminator IR Focus Shift Corrected Auto Iris Vari-Focal Length Lenses 720 H-Pixels Motorised movable IR Cut Filter Aluminium Case Thick Polycarbonate Acrylic Dome Variable-Focal-Length Automatic-Iris 3.7 ~ 12 mm or 9 ~ 22 mm Lens suitable for high to zero illumination levels in Homes, Shops, Showrooms, Offices, Warehouses, sheltered outdoor usefor: "Digital Pixel System®" technology info @ "PIXIM®"

Lens: (Made in Japan), Variable Focal Length IR focus-shift corrected 3.7 mm ~ 12mm (w) or 9 mm ~ 22 mm (t) Automatic Iris, copes with High levels of illumination, passes more light and provides greater depth-of-field than ordinary fixed Iris Lenses. There are no Accessory Lenses for this Camera Lens Width of Vision Table.

Video System: 2:1 Interlace switchable between PAL 50/625 or NTSC 60/525. PAL 50 Hz vertical, 15 625 Hz horizontal. Compatible with TV Systems in Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Japan, etc.

Video Output: Composite Video 75 ohms 1.14 V p-p, video level can be increased to compensate for Cable length/loss, ~ 100 cm long cable with BNC socket, suitable for TV, DVR, VCR, AV & Video inputs in Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Japan, etc.

Horizontal Pixels: 700 + this value is provided for comparative purposes only. Better than Super-VHS resolution near DTV / DVD (720 pixel) resolution.

Sensitivity: ~ 0.8 lux @ F1.2 in low light monochrome mode, 0 lux with LEDs 'ON'. Depending on Lens 'focal length' setting Infrared LEDs illuminate up to ~ 80% of the Width-of-Vision and are effective up to ~ 20 m (w) and up to ~ 30 m (t) depending on the Infrared reflective characteristics of subject, objects closer than ~ 2 m may be overexposed when illuminated by LEDs, these values are provided for comparative purposes only.

Automatic Electronic Shutter (AES): Up to 1/30 720 second.

Dynamic Range (more): 102 dB typically, 120 dB maximum, Dynamic Range is illustrated on this page.

Smear (more): Zero for most practical purposes, copes with highlights better than ordinary CCD cameras, Smear is illustrated on this page.

Spectral Response: ~ 400 to ~ 1100 nm with Infrared 'CUT' Filter 'out' of optical path, additional CCTV Infrared Night Vision information.

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 50 + dB, measured with AGC off.

Back Light Compensation (BLC): Automatic, Manual variable position.

Gamma: 0.45.

Infrared Illuminator: Light Emitting Diodes (Made in Japan) 12 High Power, automatically switches On/Off depending on illumination level, user adjustable via rotary potentiometer.

Setup: Via On-Screen-Display and 5-way Joystick type push button located in base of Camera.
Due to ongoing product development functions listed below may change in the future [30/06/09]

Main Menu:

"WDR Mode" Normal, Indoor, Outdoor, Fluro 1, Fluro 2.

"Exposure" Gain Mode: AGC Low, Medium, High, Custom Bias 37 increments Limit 61 increments, Manual 102 increments, Slow Shutter 2X to 32X, 5 increments. WD Range: Auto, Manual 10 increments. Backlight Zone: On 21 x 14 positions, Off. Transitions: Normal, Fast, Slow.

"White Balance" Mode: ATW Extend, ATW Normal, ATW Desat, AWB, Manual Colour-Temp 2000~11000ºK 90 increments, Red & Blue 40 increments. Magenta Ctrl: On, Off, Custom 100 increments. WB Bias: 40 increments. Transitions: ATW Slew 100 increments. Hysteresis 100 increments.

"Viewing" Horizontal-Mirror: On, Off. Gamma Mode: Auto, Off, Manual 75 increments. Sharpness: Detail Boost Auto, Off. Noise Reduction On, Off. Sharpness 16 increments. Aperture 16 increments. Chroma: Bias: 16 increments. Resolution: Normal 1, Advanced 1, Normal 2, Advanced 2.

"Setup" Video I/O: TV System PAL, NTSC. Video Level 8 increments. Colour Bars On, Off. Synchronisation Int, Int2, Line-Lock 625 increments. ID Setup: On, Off. Characters 8. Position Up-left, Up-center, Up-right, Down-left, Down-right. Day Night Setup: D/N Ctrl *Auto, Colour, Mono. Gain Boost On, Off. AI Threshold: 102 increments.

"Save/Restore" Restore User Settings, Save User Settings, Restore Factory Settings, Reset Camera.

*Day/Night setting = Automatic:
Movable Infrared Cut Filter Day positionmoreMovable Infrared Cut Filter Night position
In Day mode (well lit, colour) mechanism automatically positions IR-CUT optical filter between Lens and Image Sensor to exclude Infrared radiation that would otherwise adversely affect colour reproduction, this ensures colour rendition not possible with ordinary non-filtered or notch-filter type Day/Night cameras.

In Night mode (low light, monochrome) mechanism automatically removes IR-CUT optical filter to allow Infrared radiation to pass boosting low light and Infrared sensitivity, the result is significantly better night images using inbuilt Infrared Illuminator or with Infrared rich light sources. Infrared Response without Infrared filter is ~ 700 to ~ 1100 nm better than a 'CCTV notch IR Filter', additional CCTV Infrared Night Vision information.

Power Requirements: 24 volts ac, ~ 110/220 mA LEDs OFF/ON (can also be powered from 15 ~ 24 VDC, current @ 15 V: ~230/350 mA LEDs OFF/ON), via ~ 100 cm cable and stripped & tinned wires.

Dimension / Weight: ~  142 mm diameter, ~ 110 mm deep, ~  1.2 kg.

Manufacturer's experience: 20 + Years, Made in Taiwan using PIXIM® Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System® D1110 Image Sensor.

CCTV Pixim Security Camera see-in-the-dark WIDE Dynamic High Contrast Daylight Sunlight Digital Pixel System Night Vision LOW Smear Colour Day Night Vandal Hardened Pixim Security Camera 720 H-Pixel movable IR Cut Filter Robust Aluminium Case Thick Polycarbonate Dome Infrared Illuminator Variable-Focal-Length Automatic-Iris IR Shift Corrected Lens for Extra High Resolution images high zero illumination levels use in Homes, Shops, Showrooms, Offices, Warehouses, sheltered outdoor use to view pages from Pixim Dome Security Camera 'User's Manual'

 

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Every Pixel Tells A Story

Pixim-Powered cameras provide the surveillance market with something truly unique—the Digital Pixel System ® technology. Not only is Pixim’s technology the only all-digital image solution, but it is the only technology to employ hundreds of thousands of pixels each acting like individual cameras. These constantly self-adjusting pixels eliminate image-compromising visual noise and deliver high-resolution, natural colour and clarity. The result is simply unparalleled image quality regardless of lighting conditions or applications.

Pixim’s patented Digital Pixel System ® technology marks a fundamental breakthrough in imaging technology. Building upon technology developed at Stanford University in the 1990s, Pixim has created an image capture and processing system that provides high-quality pictures with enhanced dynamic range. Greater dynamic range significantly improves image quality in scenes consisting of both bright and dark areas.

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The core invention in the Digital Pixel System technology is the inclusion of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) within each pixel of the image sensor. The ADC translates the light signal into a digital value at the immediate point of capture, thus minimizing signal degradation and cross-talk in the array and allowing for greater noise reduction methods. Once the data is captured in a digital format, a variety of digital signal processing techniques are used for optimal image reproduction.

Analog CCD Camera

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All pixels in the array have the exact same shutter speed
Result:

  • Bright areas overexposed

  • Dark areas underexposed

Because each pixel has its own analog-to-digital converter and the information generated is captured and processed independently, each pixel in effect acts as its own camera. The exposure time for each pixel is adjusted to handle the unique lighting conditions at that pixel location in the image sensor array. A product built with the Digital Pixel System platform essentially has hundreds of thousands of individual cameras, each of which produces the best image possible. These images are then combined to create a high quality video frame or picture.

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  • Pixels in bright areas automatically adjust to eliminate overexposure

  • Pixel in dark areas automatically adjust to eliminate underexposure

  • Only all-digital solution

  • Every pixel is a self-adjusting camera

In contrast, other technologies typically set one exposure time for the frame and sample each pixel at that time – resulting in images with some pixels that are underexposed (too dark) and some that are overexposed (too bright).

Pixim’s Video Imaging System, is comprised of a digital image sensor and a digital image processor. The digital image sensor and digital image processor function much like the eyes and brain in humans, with two-way real-time interactivity to capture the highest quality image possible. Just as the brain of a person walking into a dark room instructs the eyes to open the pupil to allow in more light, the digital image processor loads new code into the sensor to alter not only exposure times but the actual image capture algorithms. The result: the best possible picture given the specific image characteristics and lighting conditions.

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Digital Pixel System Technology White Paper 2 June 2008