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Hanwha Techwin expands Wisenet X PTZ PLUS surveillance camera range

17 February 2021

THE SIX new cameras added to the Wisenet X PTZ PLUS range have been developed by Hanwha Techwin to enable end users to capture evidence-grade images of activity occurring in large open area applications.

The ability of the new 2 MP, 6 MP and 4K Wisenet X PTZ PLUS cameras to operate effectively in environments such as airports, car parks, industrial estates, stadiums and city centres is enhanced by a long list of technically advanced features, among them Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based object tracking, precise PTZ control and improved pre-set accuracy.

The cameras, which feature a lightweight and compact form factor, are also able to capture high quality images of objects up to a distance of 200 metres regardless of the lighting conditions. This is achieved with the assistance of adaptive IR technology which adjusts the angle of each camera’s IR LEDs to match the level of zoom.

An AI auto-tracking feature allows Control Room operators to efficiently monitor the movement of objects while remaining hands-free to control other cameras. With the click of a mouse, operators can programme a camera to lock on to and auto-track a specific object. This is possible with the help of deep learning video analytics which detects and classifies people and vehicles. The video analytics are supported by AI algorithms unique to Hanwha Techwin.

Alternatively, CCTV operators can take advantage of highly accurate manual control PTZ functionality to zoom in and view close-up detail of target objects and track their movement.

Pre-set accuracy

During their lifecycle, most PTZ cameras are likely to be expected to ‘pan and tilt’ many thousands of times. That being so, it’s not unknown for positioning errors to occur.

Wisenet PTZ PLUS cameras, which have a pre-set accuracy of ±0.1˚, are able to detect if they’re not precisely aimed at the specified field of view and will move within one second to the correct position.

Applied to up to 32 pre-defined areas, focus save functionality ensures that, regardless of the lighting conditions, a camera is able to rapidly come into focus when it’s moved to a new position. In addition, the cameras’ extended tilt range of up to 110⁰ allows any objects positioned above the cameras to be seen.

At the heart of all Wisenet X PTZ PLUS cameras is Wisenet7, Hanwha Techwin’s most powerful chipset to date. With extreme Wide Dynamic Range functionality that uses local contrast enhancement and scene analysis technologies, Wisenet7 is able to facilitate the capture of ultra-clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas.

Excellent low light performance is also assured thanks to the adoption of 3D noise reduction technology which, while minimising motion blur, uses several filters to isolate and remove pixels that are causing noise. Further, a new noise reduction algorithm improves the edge definition and colour of objects.

Cyber security

Complying with UL CAP standards, the Wisenet7 chipset also incorporates an impressive list of technologies which significantly enhance the cyber security credentials of the Wisenet PTZ PLUS cameras.

The new camera models also benefit from a Hanwha Techwin proprietary device certificate issuing system which embeds unique certificates into Wisenet products during both the development phase and the manufacturing process. This further enhances the cameras’ ability to prevent hackers from tampering with their firmware.

Compact and approximately 65% lighter than most PTZ domes, the Wisent X PTZ PLUS cameras can be quickly and easily deployed, requiring engineers during a first fix to simply ‘match three points and twist’. This conveniently enables the installer to tighten screws without having to hold on to the camera.

Unlike conventional PTZ cameras which require up to five separate cables, the Wisenet X PTZ PLUS cameras only need a single RJ45 cable to operate. This is installed with a flexible bush to ensure the camera is waterproof.

The new Wisenet PTZ PLUS camera models are as follows:

*Wisenet XNP-9250: 4K 25x PTZ camera

*Wisenet XNP-9250R: 4K 25x IR PTZ camera

*Wisenet XNP-8250: 6 MP 25x PTZ camera

*Wisenet XNP-8250R: 6 MP 25x IR PTZ camera

*Wisenet XNP-6400: 2 MP 40x PTZ camera

*Wisenet XNP-6400R: 2 MP 40x IR PTZ camera

“Our comprehensive Wisenet camera line-up offers a variety of options for monitoring wide open areas,” explained Uri Guterman, head of product and marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “However, I would encourage consultants, system designers and system integrators to take a close look at our PTZ PLUS range for those projects where there’s a defined need to closely monitor and automatically track moving people or vehicles.”

Guterman concluded: “Our design, development and manufacturing teams have combined their expertise to pack these cameras with a long list of practical features and innovative technology which will surely meet, if not exceed, end users’ expectations.”

*Further information is available online at www.hanwha-security.eu