Examining American Dynamics' New Illustra 400 Series IP Cameras

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 06, 2010

In December 2010, American Dynamics announced the Illustra 400 series line of IP cameras. The cameras offer 30fps at H.264 with a unique resolution of 896x720 or 0.65MP. The 896x720 resolution is a 30% increase over commonly available SVGA (800x600) but a 33% decrease relative to 720p (1280 x 720).

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