Thanks for the replies. To add some info, ideally we are looking for something similar tot he new Axis F series F1015 but with a bit more punch for distance and HD. Think a camera discreetly mounted in the grill of a vehicle capturing the license plate of a vehicle 75-100 yards away. This may require digital zoom post recording to extract but that is the general mission.
It seems there is a glaring hole in the small IP HD camera segment, compact rugged, waterproof, with and w/o IR, both fixed and PTZ. The capabilities of LTE systems and other wireless technologies is making IP in teh mobile and tactical environment more logical and yet so far there are only a few that are doing this with any quality. Axis being one with the new F series, not on shelves yet....(PS if anyone has a few of the new F1-15 and F41 combos that can ship pronto please let me know. I know Axis is just shipping them and seems to be back ordered.)
Avigilon with their outdoor Adaptive IR MP bullet cams gets very close but just with they came in black and were a bit smaller.
I know the tactical and mobile surveillance market is small compared to banks and schools and shopping malls etc. but would sure make my life easier.
Another camera that in concept would be a home run for our market, the Ganz PixelPro 5X zoom, mini HD unit, if it were higher temp and IP66/67.
I am open to HDD SDI and encoder options if the form factor and performance is right.
Heat, headlights, variable lighting, vibration, size/concealability, resolution and general video performance are all much more critical than cheapest cost on the projects we get pulled into.
While I have your attention, also looking for any feedback on long range laser/IR LED PTZ units similar to those that Ascendent markets for reach out to 1km.
Any feedback appreciated....thanks
Take care, Allen
GM Wamar Technologies
C4ISR mobile and tactical systems