Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 06, 2016

Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°.

Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view:

In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositionable multi imager, the Avigilon HD Multisensor, as well as a fisheye panoramics (the Hikvision 12MP IR Panoramic) to see its pros and cons and whether it improves coverage in this application.

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Key ********

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  • *** ***** ******'* ******** *** ********* ***° **** ******** ********** increased ********* **** *** ******** ** ***** ****** ** *** configuration, *********** ******* *** ***-***** ******.
  • *********** *** *********** ********** ********** **** ***** ********* ********* (********* XProtect *** ******* ******** ******), **** ********* ******** ********** *** *** FOV, **** **** * ****** **** *** ****, ******* ** four ** ***-********** *****.
  • ***** ***** ****, *********** ****** ******* ****** ** ********, *****, and ******* ***** / ******* ********, *** *** ***° ****** *** be ******* *** *****, ** ***** ******* **** ** ****** side ** **** *** *** ****** *****. 
  • *** ****** *** ******** ****** ******* ** *** ******** *********** in **** ***** ** ***** *****, *** ***** ******* ** 30'+, **** **** ************.
  • ** *** ***** (~*.* ***), ****** ******** ******** ********* ** detection ******** ** *** ******** ***********, *** ** ********* ***** in *******.
  • *** ****** *** ******** *********** ****** ******* **** **** ******* panoramic ** **** ***** *** *** ***** *** ** **** higher ***.
  • ******'* ********* *********** *** ********** ** ************* ****** **** ********'* and dramatically ****** **** *** ********* ******* ***** ******** *.***+

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Physical ********

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VMS ***********

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Panomersive ******

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Tiled **** ***** ** ****

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Image ******* ***********

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********* ***********

** ***** (~*.***), *** ****** ******** ******** ****** **** *** Avigilon ***********, ****** ******* *** ******* ******* ** ***** *****. Despite *** ********** **, *** ********* ********* ****** ******** ** usable ******* ** *** *******, ****** **** ** ********** **** legible.

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Bandwidth **********

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Test **********

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