First ImmerVision Powered Minidome (Brickcom)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 22, 2013

Nearly a year after ImmerVision announced the world's smallest panomorph lens, Brickcom has designed it into a new line of compact minidomes, the MD-300/500 series. Historically, ImmerVision has been respected but the form factor/price point of its CS mount lens created barriers. In this note, we review this dome, its competitive positioning, and future prospects for other ImmerVision Enables dome cameras.

Overview

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Comments (6)

John,

I would also like to add that with the release of 5.2 Genetec is supporting the Immervision lens. 5.2 is commercially available now.

Disclosure - Director of Sales for Genetec.

John, as a salesmen, I have physically installed (4) immervision lenses on IQeye mini box cameras and resessed them into the moog flush mount kit. They worked well however, setting the lenes to the camera and lining up the lens was not a fun process. As well the range of view is really limited to the height of the ceiling. If you notice the demo's at ISC have the cameras up really high. When they are mounted to a 10 or 12 foot ceiling the cameras don't see out very far.

The next item is having the camera "de-warp" with in the software. I have found that a demo of the video in the software that supports the "de-warp" is needed to deliver an accurate expectation of the video images.

I have stayed away from the panoramic camera's unless the customer specifically requests the cameras.

John, thanks for the feedback. Btw when you say having the camera 'de-wap' with in the software, what software do you mean? The VMS or?

You might be interested in our panoramic shootout where test the Immervision lenses against a number of offerings.

Yes, I mean the VMS. I have had great results with Exacq Vision and Immervision.

BTW, I just got my IPVM membership enstated after Ethan Ace mentioned that Convergint had a Corporate Account. We shared a cab together in Vegas to the Airport, he is a super cool guy, his name is pretty cool too.

Jon, you have successfully outlined the acceptance problems with 360 devices for the last 7 or so years. E.g. secondary software for control and demorph/dewarping the image for live and playback. The additional barrier to entry has been the complicated and additional cost of installation.

Today not only has the cost lowered but these newer devices require less installation time, they are more aesthetic, they work with many other systems, they are onvif, and the need for more software is no longer.

Yes David I agree the level of integration into various top VMS's is here and there is an increase in easy of use on the installation side.

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