Hey Grant, to my knowledge the only other panoramics that are integrated are ImmerVision. So you can use either of their lenses (1.3 or 5MP) with a supported camera, or use an ImmerVision Enables camera with their M12 lens, simlar to the Brickcom MD-300 we tested.
Sony and Arecont are the best known manufacturers selling an ImmerVision dome. Arecont is listed as supporting Motion Detection by Avigilon, while Sony is not.
It's possible that one or more camera side dewarped panoramic models (like Axis or Panasonic)would work, but I haven't tested them in some time, and couldn't tell you where to start. Maybe another member has some experience.
Sony SNC-HM662 Works with dewarping but no motion detection
Arecont AV5245DN-01-D Would not connect... Though I tested months ago
Axis fisheyes connect and record on motion but no dewarping
OnCAM From what I have heard work well but no motion recording yet.
Thanks for your suggestions, I have got a loan Sony SNC-HM662 in to test and will let you know how that goes. It has an Immervision lense in which according to the documentation Avigilon should be able to dewarp.
Thanks, yes I have tested it, it connects and dewarps but having issues getting good picture quailty, the stream I'am getting through Avigilon is not as clear/sharp as that directly from the camera?? Any ideas?
If you use the latest Sony firmware version 2.4 or higher the Edge motion detection in Avigilon would work via Onvif Profile S version 2.2 which Avigilon supports.
IPVMU Certified | 05/25/15 01:35pm
Arecont rep just told me two weeks ago that they play really nice with Avigilon and it works just well in ACC as any other VMS. I'm awaiting a loaner camera to see.
IPVMU Certified | 05/26/15 12:16am
We have 14 of Sony model SNC-HM662 installed with Avigilon. It has been a battle to get them set up right, even now only 10 of the 14 are working correctly.
The 10 that are finally working do work well with the dewarping but I haven't had time to test the other aspects of the integration such a motion detection. Right now we are using a generic OnViff driver.
PM me for the Avigilon support case number in case you go that route.
IPVMU Certified | 05/26/15 01:06am
We can't figure out why these 4 are acting differently. We need to do some more troubleshooting onsite and if we don't make any progress we might have to rma these 4 units.
I will ask my technician to give me an overview and what steps he has taken and the best course of action for anyone else dealing with this.
IPVMU Certified | 05/26/15 01:16am
Hi Michael, probably too involved to get into here plus I don't remember all of the details, sorry I can't elaborate. Very long and drawn out support case with Avigilon.
IPVMU Certified | 05/26/15 02:32pm
Hi Grant, these are the steps that my lead tech took to get the Sony cameras to work
Upgrade the firmware to 1.2
Search for the camera in Avigilon using ONVIF as the camera type even if Avigilon automatically discovers the camera
The camera should now show up in the discovered camera list above as “Sony (ONVIF)” type
Connect to the camera and select Camera type as “ONVIF”
Once connected in Image and Display set the Lens Type to “Panomorph A8TRT” and the appropriate view perspective
In order to dewarp the image you must use the hand cursor and zoom into the camera.
Side Note: Through Avigilon we have very little control over the stream settings. The only setting you can adjust through ACC is the FPS. Furthermore inside the Sony web interface Sony is using a 1-10 image quality scale with 10 being the best, ACC uses the opposite.
They dont like to feature competitors cameras by writing drivers.