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Point Grey's Zebra2 Models Combine MJPEG Image Compression Over Ethernet and Video Stream over HDSDI

Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced the addition of two new models to its new multi-interfaced Zebra2 camera line.

The Zebra2 fulfills a growing demand in traffic, surveillance and process monitoring installations that require real-time viewing in addition to image storage or post processing such as ALPR/ANPR and incidence analysis. To accomplish this task, the Zebra2 sends uncompressed video over HD-SDI as well as MJPEG compressed or uncompressed images over Gigabit Ethernet. The new 2.8 MP, 1080p30, model offers excellent light sensitivity while the 5 MP variant offers excellent value for lower frame rate applications.

The Zebra2 offers a unique and innovative image processing pipeline. Designed to capture high quality, color rich images in a variety of dynamically lit indoor and outdoor environments, Point Grey's new image processing technology maximizes image quality through advanced noise reduction, tone mapping, and color interpolation techniques. The new models introduce P-iris lens control which enables discrete control over the lens aperture. The new image pipeline combined with Sony CCD imagers and remote lens control allows the Zebra2 to capture crisp images of fast moving objects.

Like all Point Grey cameras, the Zebra2 is supported by Point Grey's FlyCapture SDK. Third party software compatibility is provided through standard protocols including: Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), GigE Vision, and ONVIF.

"Currently our customers use two separate cameras; one to view low-latency live feed and one for image processing," explains Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing. "With the Zebra2, these two needs are fulfilled with a single, high quality camera at an unbeatable price point," adds Mr. Gibbons.

The Zebra2 ZBR2-PGEHD-28S4C-CS (color) model utilizes the Sony ICX687 EXview HAD II, 1/1.8" CCD producing 1928 x 1448 at 26 FPS and is list priced at USD $1495.  The ZBR2-PGEHD-51S5C-CS (color) model utilizes the Sony ICX655, 2/3" CCD producing 2448 x 2048 at 10 FPS and is list priced at USD $2395.  Both models are available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and (for North American customers)

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