Examining Scallop Imaging Panoramic Analog Camera

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 17, 2010

Scallop Imaging has announced a panoramic analog camera called the A7-180. While the camera combines mutliple megapixel sensors (effective 6.5 MP), it only transmits video via analog (NTSC/PAL - 640 x 480). It is much different than available offerings but with important trade-offs.

The key to the camera is that users can dynamically select multiple areas (up to 4) from the 6.5MP captured (5120 x 1280) and then stream those areas as panes or subsections of the NTSC/PAL (640 x 480) output. The camera has an RS-485 output and supports Pelco D protocol commands.

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