OmniVision and VATICS Produce High-Performance Low- and No-Light Solution for IP Surveillance Cameras with Extended Battery Life

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and VATICS Inc., an innovative multimedia communication system-on-chip (SoC) solutions provider, today announced a high-performance near-infrared (NIR) IP camera solution for 5-megapixel indoor and outdoor surveillance systems.

Our new M5S SoC is a fully integrated SoC, combining an ARM Cortex processor core, a CEVA DSP, the SmartHEVC/AVC new generation of image signal processor, a high-performance de-warping hard core, and advanced video and audio analytics. This SoC integration allows developers to create distinctive features in their applications, including 180°/360° wide-angle professional IP cameras with advanced video analytics for surveillance scenes under low- and no-light conditions using OmniVision’s OS05A20 sensor, the M5S’ low power, high dynamic range, intelligent video and audio, plus smart H.264 and H.265 can make applications such as battery-powered home and doorbell cameras more secure, accessible and smarter, while extending battery life.

Joseph Wei, senior marketing director at VATICS

Today’s surveillance cameras often fail to capture adequate details at night, making it difficult to identify intruders. Furthermore, many systems use power-hungry LEDs to augment lighting, which not only increases power consumption but also reveals the location of hidden cameras, our new OS05A20 image sensor with Nyxel™ technology tackles these problems with its high sensitivity to NIR light. Since NIR photons from ambient light are more prevalent at night, the OS05A20 can capture higher-resolution images by itself, reducing the need for augmented lighting.

Roger Yeung, product marketing manager at OmniVision

With superior sensitivities in the NIR range, the OS05A20 delivers unrivaled image quality, extends image-detection range for improved image data, and reduces the light-source requirement, leading to lower power consumption and the ability to provide covert surveillance. Likewise, the M5S provides industry-leading, highly efficient video encoders for up to 6 Megapixels at 30 frames per second, and HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264) enhanced with VATICS SmartHEVC/AVC technologies, permitting significant bandwidth and storage savings. The result is much lower power consumption in battery-operated or small form-factor consumer and professional camera designs.

OmniVision and VATICS will demonstrate their new OS05A20 and M5S SoC combined solution at a private, invitation-only event held during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Please contact your sales or marketing representative for more information.

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