New Multi-Imager Panoramic Competitor to Arecont

By: Ethan Ace, Published on May 19, 2014

Arecont has held a near monopoly on multi-imager panoramics, an important niche within surveillance for covering wide areas.

Now, Secubest, a Korean manufacturer, is releasing a rival multi-imager offering that boasts integrated IR and aims to outperform Arecont in low light.

In this note, we examine the features, pricing and competitive positioning of Secubest's panoramic vs Arecont.

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Comments (4)

1. Any idea yet when you might be able to test this camera?

2. I notice you mention low light performance being a problem for higher resolution cameras, but there are some IPVM articles that seem to say lower resolution cameras aren't necessarily better low light cameras becasue they are lower resolution. Can you clarify a bit on that? Is it that larger resolution cameras aren't necessarily worse for low light performance, but manufacturers don't scale engineering to the standards of lower resolution cameras to help keep cost down?

I agree a stitched output might be a problem for some VMS software if it's not capable of handling the image size, but for those that do this is extremely nice feature. Hopefully Succubus, I mean Secubest, was or will be smart enough to make it an option to output individual streams or a stitched single stream.

If the camera turns out to be at least halfway decent, this will be where Scallop Imaging had an oppurtunity to be competitive to Arecont but didn't come through enough. The 1FPS output was just too much of a shortcoming. They should have made their unit larger if they had too for better processing power to get a higher framerate.

Good feedback.

(1) We'll test it when it's in production so probably in the summer.

(2) With Arecont panoramics, there are 2 issues - (1) they tend to use very high resolution imagers - minimum of 2MP, but 3MP, 5MP and 10MP as well (for the respectively 8MP, 12MP, 20MP and 40MP versions). Certainly, as you get in the 5MP and 10MP range, you have issues regardless (see 10MP vs 5MP vs HD Shootout). Secondly, none of the panoramics use 'super' low light 'technology' so you get straight HD video which tends to be poor in low light.

As for Scallop, they rebooted recently, and their plans are to produce a next gen version with higher frame rates. They have not publicly announced a firm date for that though.

Wonder what the fps is for the full 3x resolution. It says 30fps @1080p, if they follow suite with Arecont it will be 2fps once you run all images together.

Josh, good question. I just sent a follow up asking to confirm what it is at max resolution. Of course, as we learned from the Arecont models, regardless of what is spec'd, we'll need to test it to see if it can achieve it.

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