IPVMU Certified | 09/15/15 02:51am
doesn't the word "mono" mean single?
specs or it didn't happen. ;)
Hikvision replies, "MonoVu derives from Monovision, which is how horses see. Each eye has an independent image. With MonuVu, there are two independent outputs and a Picture in Picture Output as well."
Specs / pricing to follow, though all information may not be available for 2 weeks.
Will DM sue Hik becasue it has "Vu" in the name ?
No publicity is bad publicity ? :o)
Equine vision (wikipedia) is 180deg almost from each eye. The rump end getting in the way.
Does that suggest this is a 360 camera with a different method ?
They are doing a good job of crossing over from commercial to consumer with their designs.
What's the application for this (honest question)?
1.3MP seems relatively low for a new camera introduction. Given the industrial design, I'm guessing this is intended for indoor applications?
Is it just me, or does "Mono" imply a B/W camera?
IPVMU Certified | 09/16/15 02:20pm
Got this email this morning. Actually seems like a good idea. This would work great in Rx too.
|Hikvision's new MonoVu camera boasts an attractive housing that is aesthetically pleasing in any commercial or office environment. It features two 1.3MP image sensors with 120dB WDR, both of which are independently positionable, making it ideal for banking environments and transaction monitoring. Two independent streams are provided, as well as picture-in-picture, which can record both the customer and the teller in one video stream. |
Woud beinteresting to see if that means one license for some VMS...
Where is this camera going to be positioned? Given the imagers are pointed in opposite directions it would seem this has to be mounted in between the customer and teller. If so, the angle to each is going to be quite steep which is a big problem as the main use for recording customers at banks is to get clear head shots, not the top of customer's heads.
Bob / anyone clarify this?
Desk mount would work well for customers but not work for employee coverage. The idea behind employee coverage is to watch the employee palm or hide the cash (down around their waist, purse or pocket). That can't be accomplished with a desk mount.
Wall mount could work if it were mounted at an appropriate height. It looks a little unusual to be mounted on the wall.
As I look at it and imagine it, ceiling mount would be pretty useless since it looks in two completely different directions.
Interesting concept; probably limited applications. I do like the one IP idea though. I was just reading in another thread about a hallway camera with two independent sensors. This one could easily accomplish that.
Feedback from a visitor at CPSE on this:
"The twin camera "dome" which was reported a couple of weeks back was present. It's a very nice design in person but by god it was running hot. The use case explained to us was for loan application interviews. It was displaying a PiP image with the customer in full screen and the loan officer in a corner."
It is not the face shot of the teller that matters. We know what she looks like. We need a shot of the teller from the countertop down. Tellers that steal palm the check or cash and put it in their pocket or purse which is below the counter. that is your field of view. I don't care what his/her face looks like. What did they do with their hands is what I need to know.
"Now if we could just make them look at it somehow...."
Anyone know the status of MonoVu now? Just googled and did not find any recent news, updates, or availability.