Arecont Vision Announces Contera Multi-Sensor Megapixel Camera Series

Product Profile

Contera® Panoramic megapixel IP cameras provide an all-in-one solution for wide-area video surveillance.  Four sensors and lenses are housed in an outdoor-rated IP66 and IK-10 impact-resistant dome enclosure. The cameras are available in a 180° configuration and resolutions of 8- and 20-megapixel (MP). A single Contera Panoramic camera can replace multiple conventional cameras with the ability to zoom into multiple regions of interest.  Their return on investment is easily measured any way you view it.  

Regardless of the time of day, the Contera Panoramic is prepared for any lighting condition. For applications with poor lighting conditions, Enhanced WDR™ (wide dynamic range) at 120dB provides the best visual balance to shaded and bright light conditions.  

For clear color images in low-light, NightView™ offers strong low-light sensitivity for capturing details in extremely poor-lit scenes, which is further enhanced by LED illumination built into each sensor gimbal.  Arecont Vision was the first to bring H.264 to the mainstream market and recently-developed SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology for reducing bandwidth without impacting image quality.  Today, we are proud to offer our next generation H.265 with SNAPstream+™ smart codec capable of delivering high quality video while saving over 50% of the data rate to reduce or prevent strain on the network. The camera’s power can be supplied via a Power over-Ethernet (PoE - IEEE 802.3af) compliant network cable connection. 

The Contera Panoramic is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile S and G compliant, providing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.

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Technical Specification

Make Arecont Vision
Manufacturer Arecont Vision
Model code AV20CPD-118
Chip Inch Size 1/3
Color Type True Day / Night
Resolution 20 MP
Digital (DSP) Yes
Specialist Type Megapixel
Sensitivity Lux 0.01 ~ 0.1
Auto Iris Yes
Direct Drive Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
Power Consumption: 24 W
Focal Length mm 6
Mount Type Wall
Wide Dynamic Range Yes
Picture Elements HxV 2592 x 1944
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
Electronic Shutter Range 0.1ms ~ 500ms
Compression Type H.265/H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) / Motion JPEG
Network Properties Interface: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, RJ45
Network Protocols: SNMP, IPv6, IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TCP/IP, UPnP, UDP, RTCP, RTSP, RTP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, FTP, 802.1x, Zero Configure
Physical Specifications Weight g: 2500
Dimensions mm: 196 x 188
Environmental Specifications Protection: IP66, IK10
Operating Temperature oC: -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F)
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 90
Additional info
  • SNAPstream+™ Capability to Reduce Bandwidth without Impacting Image Quality
  • NightView™ for Strong Low Light Performance
  • True Day/Night Functionality with Mechanical IR Cut Filter
  • Enhanced WDR™ up to 120dB at Full Resolution: See Clearly in Shaded and Bright Light Conditions Simultaneously
  • Forensic Zooming – Zoom Live or After the Event While Recording Full Field-of-View in HD – Replace PTZ Devices
  • Privacy Mask, Motion Detection, Bit Rate Control, Multi-Streaming, Multicasting, Forensic Zooming, and Scaling
  • On-Screen Display (OSD)
  • Defog Technology
  • Triple Encoder: H.265/H.264/MJPEG
  • Network Protocols Include SNMP, IPv6, HTTPS, DHCP, 802.1x, and More
  • All-in-One H.265/H.264 Total PoE Solution (No External Power Required for Heater and IR LEDs) PoE and Auxiliary Power: 12V DC / 24V AC
  • IR Illumination on All Four Sensors
  • Outdoor Rated IP66 and IK-10 Impact-Resistant Housing
  • Easily Adjustable 2-Axis Camera Gimbal with 360° Pan and 90° Tilt
  • Electrical Vertical and Horizontal Alignment to Locate Each Sensor Position
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