Sony focuses on ITS applications
Tim Henry, National Sales Manager at Sony, has sights on challenging environments
Sony is exhibiting the latest addition to its lineup of high definition block cameras designed for intelligent transportation applications. The FCB-EH3150 delivers cost-effective colour HD imaging and high sensitivity for challenging low light environments.
The ultra-compact FCB- EH3150 has a 12x optical, 12x digital zoom lens and produces 1280x720/60p HD resolution images. It utilizes a ¼” Exmor HD CMOS sensor and offers a wide dynamic range function when shooting in high contrast environments, and a Day/Night feature utilizing an IR cut filter for around-the-clock performance. The palm-sized FCB-EH3150’s footprint (44.8x46.9x71.8mm) is the smallest in the FCB-EH series and is designed for easy integration into dome enclosures for ITS applications including traffic monitoring, accident detection, electronic toll collection and parking and access control. Like other models in the FCB-EH lineup, the FCB-EH3150 gives OEMs and systems integrators the ability to add value by customizing image settings via the VISCA protocol.
Meanwhile, Sony Electronics has expanded its GigE camera line designed for ITS applications to include the XCG-H280CR, a colour camera capable of capturing full HD (1980x1080) resolution images at 32 fps.
Sony launched its initial lineup of color GigE cameras at last year’s ITS show and the company says the GigE Vision interface standard provides outstanding performance and economy. It enables high-speed data transfers over long distances (up to 100 metres), while the use of a standard Ethernet cable and the availability of a wide variety of peripheral devices allow system integrators to create products that combine superior capabilities and competitive pricing.
The new XCG-H280CR camera takes its place alongside the XCG-H280E, a high quality, high-sensitivity monochrome camera as well as the XCG-5005CR and XCG-U100CR, color cameras designed to be the workhorses of the emerging market for color imaging in intelligent transportation. All together, Sony says its GigE lineup provides intelligent transportation developers a platform for solutions including open road tolling and remote ticketing.