The value proposition of multi-sensor cameras is significant. The value proposition is a financial savings per surveillance system made possible by a reduction of cameras (and a reduction in all the associated material and manpower costs).

A high resolution multi-sensor camera can be configured to provide 180?? panoramic views for superior wide area surveillance. As a comparison, a fisheye lens on a 1080p camera will at best provide 720p resolution when dewarped, but the DW® MEGApix® PANO™ Three-Sensor 1080p 180?? View Camera with three 1080p sensors maintains its 1080p resolution even when zooming in to the extent of one individual 1080p sensor. DW Spectrum™ will record what the MEGApix® PANO™ sees at 1080p, it does not record a 6MP stream. This is different than what legacy multi-sensor cameras on the market provide, which is a stream containing the full resolution of all sensors. DW Spectrum™ excels at managing legacy multi-sensor IP cameras.

Actual image from a DW® MEGApix® PANO™ Three-Sensor 1080p 180?? View Camera.

In April of this year, DW® will disrupt the surveillance industry by manufacturing multi-sensor cameras with the option for four 1080p or four 4K sensors operating at frame rates up to 30fps and higher. These cameras will be true edge solutions as part of the MEGApix® CaaS™ Series. Like the legacy multi-sensor cameras on the market, these MEGApix® CaaS™ multi-sensor cameras will deliver to DW Spectrum™ the full resolution of all sensors.

Frame rate is important to understand when talking about multi-sensor cameras. Legacy multi-sensor cameras deliver frame rates of 1 to 7fps. DW®?۪s MEGApix® PANO™ three-sensor 1080p camera delivers frame rates up to 30fps. The MEGApix® CaaS™ four-sensor edge cameras will have the ability to exceed 30fps depending upon the settings.