Konica Minolta brings MOBOTIX S74 high-end video system to UK market
25 January 2021
WITH THE new MOBOTIX S74 video system, Konica Minolta is significantly expanding the usage options for intelligent video solutions delivered using its MOBOTIX 7 platform. The new model is a high-performance Internet of Things camera featuring up to four different types of sensor (two visual, one thermal and one movement/sound), which allows for more flexibility than any other MOBOTIX video system.
“Exceptionally discreet” thanks to its concealed camera housing, the S74 can also access camera apps that have already been integrated for almost indefinite expansion. This makes the video system universally suitable for any imaginable requirement in even the most diverse of industrial applications.
To supplement its already well-known 4K UHD modules in numerous lens opening angles, Konica Minolta is presenting a “real world-first” with the MOBOTIX S74: the ultra-low light 4 MP day and night sensor module with automatic day/night switching.
The ultra-low light technology can produce “brilliant images” with “faithfully reproduced colours”. This is an important feature for applications such as identifying vehicles or people even in the darkest of scenes. The modules also have shorter exposure times, significantly increasing the sharpness of the object moving through the twilight image.
The “excellent” signal-to-noise ratio of 0.19 demonstrates the “impressive brilliance” of the ultra-low light sensors. The ratio corresponds to a light sensitivity that’s four times higher than for a 4K ultra HD module. The camera also has potent backlighting technology.
Thanks to the optimised Wide Dynamic Range function, all MOBOTIX 7 generation cameras can easily cope with challenging light conditions. Wide Dynamic Range simultaneously combines different images with different exposure times into one image, automatically brightening areas that are too dark and preventing those that are too bright. The end result is a more accurate and detailed image in all areas.
The “excellent image quality” also applies in thermal applications. With VGA thermal technology and an extended image angle of up to 90° x 69°, even the smallest of details can be recognised. Large areas (for perimeter protection) and temperature differences can also be captured from great distances.
The S74 integrates perfectly into the open MOBOTIX 7 platform, which offers a wide range of MOBOTIX-certified apps based on Artificial Intelligence and deep learning to support security and workflow processes. Customers can use existing apps from the platform instead of installing apps in their own infrastructure which they would then have to manage and continuously update. The pre-installed apps can be trialled free of charge for 30 days and then activated individually using a license if this is required.
However, customers can also develop their own apps for specific use cases. These may be integrated into the open platform. This means that end users have the ability to ‘create their own camera’ in order to fulfil their specific requirements. That affords them the full flexibility and modularity they need. In this way, new camera app solutions are continually being created with unlimited possibilities. Only high-quality professional market and partner solutions are integrated, tested and certified by MOBOTIX to meet the high demands of quality and cyber security.
Low capital and operating costs
As image processors and storage are embedded within the Internet of Things camera and the camera operates completely autonomously, there’s no extra hardware or software (such as servers or recording systems) required. Only the camera itself is necessary.
This intelligent video solution enables customers to reduce server load and storage volume, lowering both capital and operating costs. If the system is expanded with additional network cameras, only additional storage is then going to be needed.
Robustness, reliability and data security are also core values in the S74. The S74’s video system exclusively consists of rugged, high-quality components manufactured in Germany. The camera housing is made of powder-coated aluminium and features weatherproof USB-C sockets. The S74 also provides end-to-end protection against cyber attacks by hackers and prevents unauthorised entry into the host company’s network.
Gary Fletcher-Moore, head of sales for intelligent video solutions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, informed Security Matters: “With the MOBOTIX S74, we’re setting new standards in Artificial Intelligence-supported video technology. The system will impress customers thanks to its performance, image quality, robustness and levels of cyber security.”*For more information about Konica Minolta visit www.konicaminolta.co.uk