Panoramic Camera Manufacturer Scallop Spin Out / Reboots

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 18, 2014

"Anyone else besides Arecont?" People want multi-imager panoramic cameras, but there are surprisingly few choices beyond Arecont.

5 years ago, Scallop Imaging launched a promising multi-imager panoramic camera in a super small form factor.

Even today, there is nothing quite like it, but the company never seemed to gain significant traction.

Now, Scallop has been spun out and given a new chance with infused capital. In this note, we share our findings from speaking to their new CEO and our projections about what potential they have.

"****** **** ******* *******?" ****** **** *****-****** ********* *******, *** there *** ************ *** ******* ****** *******.

* ***** ***,******* *************** * ********* *****-****** ********* ****** ** * ***** ***** form ******.

**** *****, ***** ** ******* ***** **** **, *** *** company ***** ****** ** **** *********** ********.

***, ******* *** **** **** *** *** ***** * *** chance **** ******* *******. ** **** ****, ** ***** *** findings **** ******** ** ***** *** *** *** *** *********** about **** ********* **** ****.

[***************]

Spin ***

****** ****************** **** ******* *** **** ***** *** ** ****** **** the ****** ****************, ***** ****** *** **** *** ********** ** * ******** *******. ********* *** ***** ******* ****** video ************ ** *** ***** ***** *** **** ***** *** issues / **********, ********** **** ******* ********.

*** *** *** **** **** *********** *** ********* ********** ****, ******** **** ** ***** **** ******* *** **** *** company, ********* *** ****** *** *** ******* ***********.

***** ** ***** *** ****** ** ******** *********, *** **** is ** ******* * *** ********** ** ******* ******* **** ****** *** light ***********, ****** ***** **** *** **** **********.

Demand ** *****

*** ****** ******* *** ****** *** ********** **** ***** ****** in ************, *** *******:

******** ******* *** *** **** ********* **** * ****** ****** with * ******* **** ******* *** *** *** ** ****** constrained, **** ****** *** ** *** ** ********* *** ***** ******* *** ** ******** ***** ******** ***** resolution *******.

*******, ******* ** ****** *** **** ****** ****, ********** ****** for *****-****** *******. ******, **** ******* *** **** ** ******* agree **** ************* ***** ******** *** *** ***** *** **** ****** ** *** *******. Of ******, **** ****** ***** ******* *** ** ***** ***** reputation *** ******* *** ******* **, ** *****, ***** **** another ******.

Scallop's ********

****'* * ******* ******** ***** *** ***** *** ******** ** wanting * *********:

*** **** ********** ** **** ** *** **********. ** ** frames, ** ** **** * ***** **** ** ******* "********* ** * **** * *** *********** ********* (**) ****** **** * **** * 400 *** ****** ********* ** ** ** **** **** *******."

*********, *** *** ********** ***** **** ** *** *** *** practical ************* *** ******* ***** **** ********** ** *** *** ** be ***********.

****, *** * ******* ******* **** ********:

*** **** ********** ********* *** *** ******* ** ******* **** all - * ******* - ** * **** ****** **** moderately ****** **** * **** ** *****.

Lack ** ********

************************* ******* ** **** *** **** * *** ************ ** 2012. ***** **** *** ******* ******* *** ** **** (*** black *** ***** *******).

**** ******* ***** *** **** ********, **** *** **** ******* and ****** ** **** ** ******* ************.

Scallop's *********

*** **** ***** *** ******* ** **** ********* ** ***** ***** ******** ******** **** ****, ** *** migration ** ** *** *** ****** ** ********* ******* **** the **** *** ***** ***** **** ** ******** **** *********. Plus, **** ** *** ***** ********************* *****-****** ******* *** *** ****** ****** (*******) ******* ****** meet *** *** ******.

******* **** *** **** ** **** **** *******. ******** ******* improvements (**** * ********** ****** ***** **** - *** * to ****), ******** *** ***** *********** (**** **** **** ******* ** the **** *** *****) *** ********* ****** *** *****'* ****** ( *** ******** ***** ** $*,*** - $*,*** ** *** too ****) ***** **** ** **** **********.

Comments (2)

On top of this when we approached them about demo gear for testing they were very reluctant. ASking us to pay for the cameras upfront.

VMS MFR.

Speaking with undisclosed offline, this happened last year and most certainly is related to the resource constraints and issues with the parent company. Presumably and hopefully, Scallop will respond more aggressively now.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Genetec Privacy Protector Tested on Nov 12, 2018
Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Privacy Protector into Security Center, an analytic which anonymizes individuals in cameras' fields of view...
Dahua Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (HDBW4231FN-E2-M) on Nov 07, 2018
Dahua has introduced a dual-imager dome model, the HDBW4231FN-E2-M, with two independently positionable sensors including integrated IR, not found...
Axxon Face Search Tested on Oct 26, 2018
AxxonSoft has brought facial recognition to their Axxon Next VMS for free with the simply named Face Search, claiming to allow users to find...
Hanwha Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (PNM-7000VD) on Oct 18, 2018
Hanwha has introduced their first dual-imager model, the PNM-7000VD, a twin 1080p model featuring independently positionable sensors and a snap-in...
Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested on Oct 15, 2018
Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial...
Last Chance - October 2018 Camera Course on Oct 04, 2018
Today is the last day to register for the October 2018 Camera Course, register now. This is the only independent surveillance camera course,...
Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout on Sep 20, 2018
Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested...
Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE) on Aug 21, 2018
Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their...
Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500) on Aug 07, 2018
Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated...
Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L) on Aug 02, 2018
Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Integrator Credit Card Alternative Divvy on Nov 13, 2018
Most security integrators are small businesses but large enough that they have various employees that need to be able to expense various charges as...
Directory of Video Intercoms on Nov 13, 2018
Video Intercoms, also known as Video Door-Phones or Video Entry Systems, have been growing in the past decade as more and more IP camera...
Beware Amazon Go Store Hype (Tested) on Nov 13, 2018
IPVM's trip to and testing of Amazon Go's San Francisco store shows a number of significant operational and economic issues that undermine the...
Magos Radar Company Profile on Nov 12, 2018
Magos America General Manager Yaron Zussman admits when he first came across Magos, he asked himself: "What's innovative about radar?" Be that as...
Genetec Privacy Protector Tested on Nov 12, 2018
Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Privacy Protector into Security Center, an analytic which anonymizes individuals in cameras' fields of view...
Chinese Government Increases Hikvision Ownership on Nov 12, 2018
The Chinese government - Hikvision's controlling shareholder - is increasing its ownership of the video surveillance giant amid sharp stock price...
Axis: "No One Wants To Buy A Camera" on Nov 09, 2018
Axis has, in its own description, made a bold declaration: The industry is changing so rapidly that the following statement might seem bold but...
Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2018 on Nov 08, 2018
What is the most common hard drive size for video surveillance? 150+ integrators answered: What size hard drive do you most commonly use? What...
Axis 2N Intercom Tested on Nov 08, 2018
Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as...
Haven Targets School Security with Lockdown Lineup on Nov 08, 2018
Haven, a US startup founded in 2014 as a residential-focused company, has now raised funding and is offering a lineup of commercial grade locks for...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact