Intelligent network speed dome camera
The first intelligent network speed dome from Sony. It combines speed dome capability with extremely high image quality, intelligent functionality, dual encoding, three compression formats (JPEG, MPEG 4, and H.264), and privacy zone masking. These qualities make the SNC-RX550P ideal for a wide range of mission critical monitoring applications.
UPDATE: This product can be upgraded to support Sony Intelligent Video Analysis using a free firmware upgrade.
High-Quality Images and High-Sensitivity
Employing the latest 1/4-type Exwave HAD CCD, the SNC-RX550P delivers exceptional picture quality for your remote monitoring applications. And with a minimum illumination level of 1.0 lx at F 1.6 in color, the camera captures high-contrast images even in low-light conditions.
High Frame Rate
The SNC-RX550P supports a maximum frame rate of 30 fps when the image size is VGA (640 x 480) in both MPEG-4 and JPEG modes, producing clear and smooth-moving images. The frame rate can be set to meet your network environment and system requirements.
Dual Encoding Capability
The SNC-RX550P is equipped with a dual encoding capability that enables the camera to generate both MPEG-4 and JPEG images simultaneously. For example, you can set up your system to transfer MPEG-4 images over a WAN or an Internet VPN, where network bandwidth is limited, while storing high-resolution JPEG images on a server configured on the LAN.
The image stabiliser function minimizes the appearance of shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration so that stable and sharp images are provided. This function is useful for outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications.
Incorporating a digital signature technology using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), the SNC-RX550P allows users to verify the origin of images and ensure the integrity of images against tampering*. This is done by creating a digital certificate for each camera manufactured and applying digital signatures in the form of metadata to all images produced by that camera; this combination assures that an image produced by a camera is unique only to that camera.
Sensor IN/Alarm OUT ports
Equipped with two sensor inputs, the SNC-RX550P can receive triggers from external sensors. Also, two alarm outputs can be used to trigger other devices to perform a variety of actions.
Pre-/Post-Alarm Image Storage
The SNC-RX550P is capable of storing both pre-and post-alarm images on removable media such as ATA memory cards and Memory Stick media when an alarm is triggered.
Image Transfer Using FTP/SMTP
All of the pre-/post-alarm images stored at the time of an alarm event can be transferred to an FTP server for later viewing. Also, a still image at the time of an alarm event can be sent to a designated e-mail address*.
Up to 20 users can simultaneously access the SNC-RX550P and monitor images separately.
The SNC-RX550P has a built-in multicasting capability for MPEG-4 and H.264 video. When configured with a multicast router, the unit can efficiently stream video and audio to a large number of users.
With IP filtering, access to the SNC-RX550P can be restricted to one or more groups of selected users. Up to ten different groups can be established by defining an IP address range for each group.
User names and passwords can be assigned to allow five levels of access. The administrator has complete access/control of the cameras; while the other four levels of access can be set to limit user privileges to functions such as PTZ control, viewing, and trigger control.