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The new generation of Mobotix cameras

February 27th, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

mobotix-blogTalked about since summer last year the next generation of Mobotix IP cameras is finally here and available. Not having seen any real improvements from Mobotix since the introduction of the benchmark setting 14 and 24 camera series in 2009 / 2010  we felt Mobotix was falling behind somewhat in recent years. But it was worth the wait. The new generation of Mobotix cameras is a big leap forward and puts Mobotix right back into it.  So what makes Mobotix an attractive solution again?

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Mobotix further improves low light performance with MxLEO

November 22nd, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

With the latest release of the MOBOTIX camera firmware comes MxLEO, their further advancements to improve low light performance within the MOBOTIX multi-megapixel camera range. MxLEO was demonstrated to us at the Mobotix International Partner Conference that took place in Germany earlier this week.

MxLEO example image showing performance with and without MxLEO activated

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The new Mobotix MxActivitySensor is a leap forward in Intelligent Video Motion Detection technology

August 5th, 2013 by Kevin Bowyer

mobotix-logoMxActivitySensor is a new, ‘intelligent’ video motion detection technology from German camera manufacturer Mobotix, which has been supplied freely with their cameras since June 2013. It is a software-based tool within the Mobotix cameras themselves that has the ability to ‘learn’ the scene it is viewing and to differentiate between detected motion that is of potential interest and motion that is of no interest. This clever technology will for example exclude swaying trees or moving water as a trigger for motion detection. Now, this in itself is not new, since we have been able to configure systems in this way for many years. But MxActivitySensor is different in that it needs little configuration, it is intelligent and can learn scenes over time. You just switch it on and it works.

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Product Focus: Mobotix S14

December 11th, 2012 by James Drinkwater

Mobotix S14D IP camera with FlexMount

In the IP video market there has been a recent influx of 360° hemispheric cameras from manufacturers like Axis, Panasonic and Vivotek. When ceiling-mounted, these cameras can capture an entire room at once and feature integrated distortion correction software to eliminate the distortion associated with extreme wide-angle lenses.

Mobotix, who released the first 360° IP camera back in 2008, have upped their game with the release of the S14 range. Read on for more and a demonstration video…

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Why does my Mobotix IP camera restart every day and how do I stop it?

June 25th, 2012 by Kevin Bowyer

If you’ve bought a Mobotix camera, you may have realized that once a day it restarts itself losing any unsaved changes in the configuration, but more importantly it stops recording any video for approximately 1 minute. It’s a short period of time but when using in a security setup it is less than ideal. In this post we investigate why this happens and what can be done to stop it.

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Top 5 ‘Money No Object’ IP Cameras

August 12th, 2011 by James Drinkwater

At NW Systems we like a good deal. If we find an IP camera with great image quality, tonnes of functionality and a small price tag, we love it, and we make sure other people hear about it. However, every now and again someone will come to us and say they want the best of the best. They want equipment that does everything they could ever need without any compromise.

So, whether you’ve just won the lottery, are installing security cameras for a millionaire or compiling a geeky Christmas list, here we run down the cameras that we would buy if we threw the budget out of the window, and why.

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Mobotix releases another hemispheric camera – the M24M-SEC-D11

June 29th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

Mobotix hemispheric camera - M24M-SEC-D11Not content with only having one hemispheric IP camera on the market, Mobotix have released their second 180° (or 360° depending on your angle) high resolution camera – the M24M-SEC-D11.

The M24M range features a wall-mountable, IP66-rated casing with 2-way audio and internal 4Gb microSD card for recording video without any external equipment. Additionally, the D11 features Mobotix’ 11mm wide-angle lens which can capture a full 180° panoramic vision, ideal for monitoring wide open spaces, covering all blind spots.

One drawback common to IP cameras with viewing angles greater than 90° is that the higher the angle covered, the more distorted and squashed the image looks. However, the M24M features Mobotix’ advanced perspective correction software which adjusts the raw images from the camera so that straight edges appear straight.

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Perfect panoramic view with new Mobotix IP camera

June 7th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

This is a new, useful product from Mobotix: the Motobix M24M-SEC-D11 with 180 degree panoramic view.

The camera captures a 180 degree fisheye view and processes the image within the camera to send out a perfectly straight 180 degree panoramic view.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use the camera is great for security monitoring of large spaces such as warehouses, yard space, external storage areas and car parks.

This impressive camera offers a frame rate of 30 images per second at VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) and 4 images per second in full megapixel, panoramic view mode. The digital pan-tilt-zoom is a useful feature of this camera, allowing you to scan through the live as well as recorded images in detail.

Producing video images of the highest quality, this is a very exciting new product, providing something different and truly useful.

See the 180 degree view and read more about the Mobotix M24M-SEC-D11 features

How to set up motion detection in a Mobotix network camera

March 3rd, 2010 by James Drinkwater

Although having a reputation for creating powerful and robust security cameras, Mobotix also tend to be a little harder to configure than most other IP cameras. The motion detection function is one such feature that many people find difficult. This article describes how to set up motion detection in a Mobotix camera and provides some tips on getting better results.

We have assumed that your Mobotix camera is running and that you can access it using a standard web browser.

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How to install and configure Mobotix MxControlCentre

February 25th, 2010 by James Drinkwater

Mobotix MxControlCentre is a free to use software application which allows you to manage and monitor Mobotix cameras from a centralized interface. This HOWTO guide explains how to download and install the application, add cameras and review recorded footage.

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