Examining VideoIQ's 1080p Fixed Dome Camera (iCVR-HD)

By John Honovich, Published Oct 07, 2010, 08:00pm EDT

VideoIQ [link no longer available] released new models in their iCVR dome camera line- The iCVR-HD [link no longer available]. This offering bumps up the resolution options from D1 to 1080p.

The iCVR-HD's analytics functionality is discussed in detail on VideoIQ's blog. The site claims the iCVR-HD analytics processes is run using the full megapixel image on-board the camera. Contrast to ioimage's ioicam mmp100dn. This camera has a 3MP sensor, but it is only used to implement picture-in-picture functionality. The analytics processes is run at 4CIF.

Another claim is that the iCVR-HD provides 3X greater horizontal coverage than an SD camera.  Our test of the VideoIQ iCVR-SD analytics detected people up to a 170 ft wide field of view. If their claim of increased horizontal coverage holds true, then the HD camera should be able to cover 450 - 500 ft wide field of views.

Unlike the iCVR-D1, the HD line does not have multiple lens options, so the camera will be limited to a small range of wide angle views. Also, the HD release is limited to dome cameras only, where the D1 line features box and dome form factors. Further key points of differentiation between the iCVR-HD and iCVR-SD include:

iCVR-HD Fixed Dome iCVR D1  Fixed Dome
 Resolution 1920x1080

Indoor Model(CID series): 640x480

Outdoor Model(CRD series): 704x480

 Environmental 1 option: IP66, vandal proof Multiple options: 1 indoor, 4 outdoor, and 1 low temp outdoor
 Lens

Models only have 1 option: 3-8mm lens

Indoor/Outdoor/Low temp outdoor: 3-10mm lens

Outdoor: 18-50mm lens

 MSRP

250GB: $1,945 USD

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500GB: $2,225 USD

Indoor, 160GB, 3-10mm: $1,119 USD

Indoor, 500GB, 3-10mm: $1,399 USD

Outdoor, 160GB, 3-10mm: $1,805 USD

Outdoor, 160GB, 18-50mm: $1,875 USD

Outdoor, 500GB, 3-10mm: $2,085 USD

Outdoor, 500GB, 18-50mm: $2,155

VideoIQ also has a model with no hard disk drive, but shares the same HD specifications. This model is in the iCST line, and the MSRP is $1,763 USD. 

The iCVR-HD and iCST-HD are both available now for commercial shipping.

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