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Sony introduces all-in-one MPEG-4 network camera

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  • June 9, 2024

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    Sony of Canada Ltd., Canada's leading electronic
    and computer products solutions provider for consumers and business, today
    introduced the first in its line of network cameras to offer MPEG-4 video
    compression in addition to JPEG to provide video and audio capabilities over
    limited bandwidth.

    The new SNC-P1 model is a network camera that incorporates a wide-angle,
    mono-focal lens and a built-in microphone with an embedded web server. The
    camera is capable of up to 640 X 480 pixels resolution, and up to 30 frames
    per second can be achieved on either JPEG or MPEG4, at 320 X 240 pixels
    resolution. The use of the MPEG-4 compression format is well suited for the
    public Internet or other limited bandwidth environments.

    "Incorporating MPEG-4 capabilities in the SNC-P1 is a major advance in
    our network camera line that easily integrates into an organization's existing
    broadband network," said Carlos Varela, Product Manager, Surveillance
    Products, Broadcast & Communication Solutions Group, Sony of Canada Ltd. "This
    camera taps the power of IP connectivity to deliver a full A/V experience
    remotely, and answers the increased need for converged audio and video in

    The camera is designed to perform in a wide range of remote monitoring
    applications and features a fast F2.0 lens with 3.8mm focal length providing a
    53.4 X 40 degree field of view. The electronic shutter operates in auto,
    shutter priority and manual modes with a speed range of 1 - 1/10,000th second.
    White balance is automatic or offers several presets plus a manual setting.
    The optics are paired with a 1/4-inch progressive scan CCD with 330,000
    pixels. An analog video output is achieved through a mini-jack connector.

    Audio capabilities for the unit conform to the G.711 (64Kbps) and G.726
    (40, 32, 24, 16Kbps) standards. Audio capture is through an integrated
    electret condenser microphone, or via an external microphone connected to a
    mini-jack microphone input. Using the camera with external wired or wireless
    microphones extends its flexibility to meet the needs of custom installations.
    Connecting an active speaker to the built-in active speaker, enables the user
    to communicate with the camera site.

    The SNC-P1's embedded web server connects through an industry-standard
    RJ45 Ethernet port and supports numerous networking protocols, including
    TCP/IP, ARP, ICMP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, DHCP, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SNMP
    (Simple Network Management Protocol), and SMTP (Simple Messaging Transport
    Protocol). Designed for both unicast and multicast environments, the new
    network camera operates effectively in a wide range of applications from
    distance learning and training to security.

    The SNC-P1 model is planned to be available in August.

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