Examining $990 USD Smart CameraBy: John Honovich, Published on Sep 11, 2009
ioimage has announced [link no longer available] a new smart camera, the sc1dn [link no longer available] that has an MSRP of $990 USD (see datasheet for technical details [link no longer available]).
This camera is 50% less than ioimage's existing smart network camera, the wdc100dn [link no longer available] 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 [link no longer available] ($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 [link no longer available] (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.