Sony has announced an extension of the warranty period from one to three years on their SNC range of network cameras and SNT series of video encoders. As from 1st April 2013, we (as Sony Certified Partners) sell all Sony network cameras and video encoders with a Three Year Advanced Replacement Warranty as standard.
A useful and unique feature on Sony’s keenly priced HD PTZ dome the SNC-EP550 is its azimuth, or ‘compass point’ setting. This howto also applies to other PTZ cameras in Sony’s latest range.
Calibrating the camera’s azimuth allows you to display the camera’s compass point orientation on the on-screen display (OSD) via the camera’s ‘superimpose’ setting. This can be especially handy for anyone orienting the view against a map or a set of site drawings.
The process to set azimuth is very simple:
Sony’s entire top-of-the-line network camera range features a system called View-DR. Billed by Sony as “Brilliant clarity even with strong backlighting” it’s designed to surpass conventional wide dynamic range (WDR) systems, improving the visibility of subjects in high-contrast lighting or back-lit areas.
It does this using a technique called ‘multi-frame imaging’ by serially capturing up to 120 frames each second at different exposure times, then combining a subset of them together to form the final image, resulting, after some algorithmic image processing magic, in a best-in-class wide dynamic range.
So how does this feature differ from conventional wide dynamic range systems as used by some other camera manufacturers, and how effective is it?
The Sony SNC-EP521 is a feature-packed pan-tilt-zoom IP camera at an attractice price point. With 340° pan, 105° tilt and impressive 36x optical zoom, the camera is suited to surveillance of large, open areas.
With the current price of £588 / €735, the camera is one of the least expensive professional PTZ cameras on the market. Hundreds of pounds less than its nearest competitor, the new Sony SNC-EP521 offers incredible value with high-performance including 36x optical zoom. How well does the SNC-EP521 stand up to scrutiny?
We’re getting into the holiday spirit and have some great deals on offer this December, whether you’re looking to kit out your business with a new security system for the New Year or are after a home surveillance stocking filler.
Panasonic Exclusive Winter Deals
We have offers on the most popular Panasonic IP cameras this December, including indoor and outdoor units as well as wireless:
This November we’re giving away Panasonic BB-HNP17 network camera recording software (worth over £400!) free with any purchase of 3 or more BB-HCM715 or BB-HCM735 IP cameras. This offer makes creating a new networked-security system more cost-effective than ever.
With our already great prices on the Panasonic BB-HCM715 and BB-HCM735 the total cost of 3 cameras plus the free software starts at only £714 + vat, which is a superb price for a professional level starter security system. Plus, you can mix and match the cameras you use to suit your own business or home security needs.
The BB-HCM715 is an indoor megapixel IP camera with pan, tilt and digital zoom capability including 2-way audio and the h.264 video stream codec which keeps quality high and bandwidth usage low.
For outdoor use choose the Panasonic BB-HCM735 which has the same great features as the BB-HCM715 but can be used outside and in all weathers.
Both cameras can also record to SD cards, have great colour night view modes, are PoE-capable (require only a single power/data cable) and come with a flexible mounting bracket/stand. All you need is in the package.
Call us on 0151 633 2111 to order or for more information.
We are also running great offers on the Panasonic BL-C230 wireless indoor IP camera and Sony HD security cameras. We’ve reduced prices across the board on Sony HD cameras meaning Sony’s high performance HD security cameras start at only £214 + vat for the SNC-CH110.
Finally, we’re also giving away 2 camera licenses of Milestone Xprotect Essential security recording software worth £64 + vat with all Axis network cameras except the Axis M1011 and M1011-W.
November is a great time to pick up a new or improved security system at a spectacular price, backed by our expert team of technical support advisors. All technical support is free, for however long you need it!
Here at NW Systems we like to keep you up to date with new and exciting products in the world of IP cameras. Today’s list of updates involves Sony, who are discontinuing a range of IP security cameras and have replaced them with models all delivering HD quality video.
With HD technology now incorporating itself into the world of CCTV cameras, footage and still images are becoming sharper, clearer and easier to manage, while at the same time the popularity of H.264 ensures that valuable bandwidth is not sacrificed at the expense of the much improved image quality.
We’ve added some more great deals for the month of September, including deals on IP security cameras from Sony, Axis, Panasonic & Vivotek, with free software and PoE midspans.
We’ve assembled some more fantastic deals for our UK & EU customers on the Network Webcams store this month, including free Milestone software with Axis cameras, a free PoE midspan with cameras from our Sony HD range, and a massive saving on one of our most popular Panasonic cameras, the BB-HCM735.
Read on for details.
Sony’s RealShot Manager software is a powerful surveillance platform for Sony IPELA IP cameras.
There are two versions of the software available – a free version labelled ‘Lite’ and a chargeable version called ‘Advanced’. So what is the difference between the two?