Hanwha Smaller Multi Imager Tested (PNM-9000VQ)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 14, 2019

Hanwha's first repositionable multi imager PNM-9081VQ tested well, but was huge, over 12" wide and weighing in at over 10 pounds. Now, they have released their second generation, the PNM-9000VQ, aiming to remedy this issue with smaller size and more flexible imager placement.

We bought and tested the PNM-9000VQ to see how it performs, examining:

  • How does this new model compare in size to Hanwha's older models and competitive multi imagers?
  • Are imagers easy to position? How flexible is mounting?
  • Can imagers be positioned closely together, unlike Hanwha's PNM-9081 model?
  • How does it perform in daylight, low light (~1 lux), and dark scenes (~0.1 lux)?
  • How do bitrates compare to the first generation model?
  • How well does it integrated to VMSes? How many licenses does it use?

This is the first in a series of repositionable multi imager tests in 2019. We have upcoming tests on Axis' P3717-PLE as well as Avigilon's H4 Multi-Sensor.

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  • *** **** **** ** integrated ** *****? *** many ******** **** ** use?

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***** ** *** *****, the ***-****** *** ******* positives:

  • **** ******** ***********:*** ** *** ******* size ** *** ********** sensors, **** *** ** positioned ****** ********, ******** for **** ******** ***** to *** ****** ***** two ******* **** ** aimed ** ******* *** same *********.
  • *******/*******:*** ***-****** ** **** 2" ******* **** *** PNM-9081VQ, ***** ** **** in ******, ****** ** less *********, ****** ** is ***** ***** *****. Additionally, ** ** ****** 40% ******* **** *** PNM-9081VQ, ****** ** **** easier ** **** ****** installation.
  • *****/*** *******:****** *** ***-****/**** ****** which *** ****** *** 1080p ** *** ***, users *** ****** ****** resolution ***** ** ***** imager ****** **** ******, allowing **** ** ****** fit *** ***** *** reduce ***** ***** **** one ** *** *** imagers *** ****** ******* of *** ****.
  • ******* ***** ******* ** PNM-9081VQ:*** ***-****** ******** ****** similar ** *** *********-******, *** ** *** best ********** ***-** ***** imagers ** *** **** tests, **** ******* *********** in ***, * ***, and *.* *** ******.
  • *** ***** ***** ********:*******, *** ***-******'* *** imager ******** **** ******** lower **** *** ***-****** at ***** (~* ***), but ******** ****** ****** the *** (~*** ***). Both ******* *.*** *********'* ********** ***** *****.

*******, ***** *** *** feature *********** ** *** PNM-9000VQ ***** *** **** the ***-****/****** ********** ** some:

  • ***** **** ****:*** ***-****** **** ***** lenses ****, **** ** option *** ********* ** motorized ******, ***** *** 9080/9081 *******. ******* **** options *** ********* ** each **********, ****** ** fit **** ****** ***** may *******, ****** **** requires **** ***-******** *** complexity **** ****** ********* the ********* ****** ** the ***** ******.
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Pricing **********

*** ***-****** **** *** imagers/lenses *** **** **********. The **** ***** *** ~$1,000 *** ******, ***** includes ** *******. ******/**** modules **** *** ~$** online *** ***** *** ~$189 *** ***.

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****** **** ***** *******, the ***-****** ** ~$*,***, similar ** *** **** P3717-PLE (**** ~$*,***) *** moderately **** ********* **** Hikvision's **-**********-**** (~$*,***), ****** both ** ***** ****** also ******* ********** **.

Smaller **** ******** ****** *****-******

*** ***-****** ** ********** smaller **** *** ***-******, one ** *** **** drawbacks ** *** ***** model. *** ******** ** ~10" ******* ** **** 12". **** *******, ** is ****** **% ******* ~6.7 ****** **. ~**.*, making ** **** ****** to **** ***** ********.

smaller than first generation

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moderately larger than competitive multi imagers

Physical ********

***** **** *** ******* form ******, *** ***-****** is ****** ******* ** design ** *** ***-****/****. We ****** ***** ******** in **** *****:

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Similar ****** ** ***-******

*** ***-****** ******** ******* subject *** **** ***** details ** *** ***** 9081VQ ***** *** *******, shown *****. ***** **** slight *********** ** *** light ***********, **** *** PNM-9000VQ ******** ******** ** ~0.1lx, *** ******* ** both *** ***** ******.

similar details to pnm-9081vq at all light levels tested

Low ***** ****** *********

*** ***** *** ***-****** suffered **** ***** *** 9081VQ *** *** *** motion ********* ** *** light. *** *******, ** the ******* ***** ** the **** *****, * "cloud" ** *********/***** ** visible ****** ***, ***** the ********** ** *** scene ******* **** *****. Hanwha ********* **** *** be *** ** *** settings, ****** ** ******** changes ******** **.

Example ******

** *** ** *** PNM-9000VQ ** ****** *** outdoor ****** ** **** potential ************** ***** *** various ****** *** ******* available.

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****: ************ ***** ** these ****** **** ** available ****.

Bandwidth **********

*** ***-******'* *** ******** were ******* ** *** PNM-9081VQ **** *** *** night, **** ********** ******* on ******, *** ******* GOV *** ** ***. Measurements **** ***** **** moderate ****** ** *** scene.

Broad *** ***********

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**** **** *** ****** connected ** ********, *** streamed **** *** ***** imager. ** ******* **** available *** *** ******, either *** ***** ** direct ******.

Intrusion ********* ***********

** *** *****, *** Hanwha ********* ********* ******* to ***** ***** ****** on ****** ******* **** as ******** ****** ** the *****, *******, *** drastic ***** *******. ******** when ***** *******, *** camera ********** ******* ** swaying ***** ** *** scene.

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Versions ****

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