Examining $990 USD Smart CameraAuthor: John Honovich, Published on Sep 11, 2009
This camera is 50% less than ioimage's existing smart network camera, the wdc100dn which MSRPs for $1980.
The makes ioimage significantly more affordable for mass market applications. With equivalent non-smart IP box cameras at an MSRP of $650-800 USD, the analytics essentially cost $200-350 USD. This is very similar to the pricing for via:sys ($250 USD) though via:sys needs to be loaded onto 3rd party cameras. Additionally, the pricing is significantly lower than Pelco's OV Sarix cameras (online-price about $1,200-$1,300) though Pelco's cameras are 2MP and support H.264.
The key differences between the new sc1dn and the existing wdc100dn are:
- The sc1dn does not use a Pixim imager and has a lower specified dynamic range (82db vs 120 db)
- The sc1dn ships only with intrusion detection (fence crossing/trip wire) while the wdc100dn ships with those as well as object removal, vehicle no parking, unattended object and loitering detection.
- The sc1dn only has 1 output stream while the wdc100dn has 2 output streams.
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