Samsung launches new additions to surveillance cameras, includes ROI facial recognition

May 1, 2013 - 

Samsung has recently announced new additions to its line of iPOLiS video surveillance cameras, which includes intelligent imaging, “de-fogging” and region of interest facial recognition capabilities.

“Samsung’s innovative WiseNet III imaging technology delivers performance advantages that increase performance and deliver greater value for mainstream imaging applications,” Frank De Fina, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Samsung Techwin America said. “These latest additions to our portfolio of iPOLiS cameras will further accelerate the deployment of megapixel cameras by alleviating prior concerns about bandwidth utilization without sacrificing performance.”

According to the company, the new 2.4MP iPOLiS cameras feature a recording rate of 60 fps at 2.4 megapixel resolution; wide dynamic range of 100dB; new “defog” capability; low light recording at 0.1 Lux; multi-crop streaming; region of interest facial recognition; P-iris enhancement; dual H.264 and MJPEG codecs; and a host of event and intelligent on-board analytics.

Video surveillance systems have been in the news recently, as the FBI released videos of two suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombings from CCTV systems. A recent feature explored the use of facial recognition to identify the Boston bombers and discussed the technology’s benefits and limitations in identifying a suspect. One definite limitation is image quality, and new innovations in security camera technology are sure to make identification easier.

Reported previously, IMS Research has projected that worldwide revenue for the  video-surveillance market will reach $US20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from US$9.6 billion in 2010, though the firm believes this figure could rise even further, taking into account recent events like the Boston bombing.

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