Broad Product Offering Released / Test Results Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 21, 2009

Sanyo has announced a broad range of new products that expands them from just the single VCC-HD4000 (test in progress, see below) to a fairly complete product offering.

The new Sanyo product lineup features (see an image of the cameras physically):

  • 3 Fixed Domes, Standard, Day/Night, High Performance Day/Night
  • 3 Box C/CS mount, Standard, Day/Night, HIgh Performance Day/Night
  • 1 Newer compact version of the VCC-HD4000 that will fit in smaller housings
  • 2 New PTZs including the first 1080p H.264 PTZ
This is a major step forward for Sanyo, providing them a more complete IP product offering.
 
Much like the VCC-HD4000 offered an aggressive price for a 1080p/H.264 10x optical zoom camera (online $900 USD) so too will the new offerings. That will likely position them as less expensive to comparable Axis, IQinVision and Pelco products.
 
From our current testing of the VCC-HD4000, 3 key challenges will need to be resolved to enable broad use:
  • Currently, Sanyo's VMS support for their cameras using the H.264 codec is very limited (only LuxRiot and Milestone, though I was not able to get H.264 stream working reliably on Milestone despite numerous support calls). It's not 'rocket science' to resolve this but it could take time to achieve broad VMS support.
  • The camera seems to stream at a high constant bit rate. In numerous tests with 1080 H.264, the bitrate was always 6 Mb/s regardless of the scene (which is fairly high for daytime and low motion applications).
  • The UI is somewhat complex and doing normal administrative tasks is difficult (e.g., upgrading the camera required manually inserting a flash card with the firmware upgrade and using the on-screen controls to a spot monitor to perform the upgrade.
These issues are not surprising as Sanyo's IP product portfolio is new. While such a broad offering at the projected price levels will be attractive, broad acceptance will require greater product maturity.
 

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