The LTC 0498 Dinion2X Day/Night Camera (PAL) is a high performance, smart, surveillance camera. It uses a 1/3” wide dynamic range CCD sensor and incorporates advanced (20-bit) digital signal processing for outstanding picture performance.
The 20-bit image processing enhances sensitivity and the 2X-Dynamic extends the dynamic range. This unique combination provides a sharper, more detailed image with outstanding accuracy in color reproduction even under harsh lighting conditions.
The Dinion2X camera is easy to install and ready to use, and offers the best solution for demanding scene conditions. The day/night feature ensures the good image quality at all times. Depending on the available light the camera will automatically switch from color to monochrome.
The Dinion camera is supplied ready to operate. Simply attach the lens, connect video, and then power. Six distinct pre-programmed operational modes are stored in the camera. Recall the mode that suits your application for optimized performance.
The camera automatically detects the lens type. The lens wizard ensures accurate back-focusing for perfectly sharp pictures at all times. For especially challenging situations where fine tuning or special settings are required, the camera parameters can be individually set using the control buttons on the side of the camera and an On-screen Display (OSD).
In harsh lighting, the difference between the brightest and the darkest parts of a scene can be extreme. To produce a clear picture in these conditions, the CCD sensor in the Dinion2X generates 2 images: one long exposure to resolve details in the scene’s darkest areas, and one short exposure to resolve details in the scene’s brightest areas. The Digital Signal Processor (DSP) of the Dinion2x combines these dual shutter images, mixing pixels from each exposure to produce the most detailed image possible.
The highly accurate digital signal processing optimally captures the detail in both bright highlights and deep shadows simultaneously. By combining 20-bit image processing and wide dynamic range, the Dinion2x maximizes the information visible in the picture even with strong backlighting.
The superior wide dynamic range handling for all lighting conditions reveals details previously unseen.
Using 2X-Dynamic technologies, pixel-by-pixel analysis provides the user with the most detailed information. Turn on SmartBLC to automatically compensate the image without the need for complicated set-up or compromising dynamic range.
Features such as autoblack and sharpness further improve the details in a scene, pixel by pixel.
The day/night mode provides enhanced night viewing by increasing the IR sensitivity. The IR filter can switch from color to monochrome automatically by either sensing the illumination level or via the alarm input. The filter can be switched manually via the alarm input, through the camera menu or via the Bilinx coaxial control interface. An internal through-the-lens IR detector enhances the monochrome mode stability, as it prevents reverting to the color mode when IR illumination is dominant. IR contrast is also measured and used to handle reflected IR light in outdoor scenes.
Four different privacy zones allow specific parts of a scene to be blocked. Pre-program any part of the scene to be masked.
The default shutter speed captures fast moving objects when sufficient light is available. When light levels fall and other adjustments have been exhausted, the shutter speed reverts to a standard setting to maintain sensitivity.
Bilinx technology is a bidirectional communication capability embedded in the video signal of all Bosch Dinion cameras. Technicians can check status, change camera settings and even update firmware from virtually anywhere along the video cable. Bilinx reduces service and installation time, provides for more accurate set-up and adjustment, and improves overall performance. In addition, Bilinx uses the standard video cable to transmit alarm and status messages, providing superior performance without additional installation steps.
The Lens Wizard automatically detects the lens type and helps focus the lens at the maximum opening to ensure proper focus is maintained throughout the 24-hour cycle. No special tools or filters are required.
Several features are available that make installation easy such as power and alarm connections have cable connectors that can be removed even when the camera is mounted, a built-in test pattern generator produces signals to test and fault-find cables, and a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) increases user compatibility.
Six independent, pre-programmed operating modes support typical applications, but are fully programmable for individual situations. Switching between modes is easy via Bilinx or the external alarm input.
A high efficiency power supply improves maximum operating temperature.
The built-in video motion detector allows you to select a programmable area with individual thresholds. The global scene change detector minimizes false alarms caused by sudden lighting condition changes, such as switching on or off the indoor or security lighting. When motion is detected, alarms can be displayed in the video signal, the output relay can be closed or an alarm message can be transmitted via Bilinx.
SensUp Dynamic allows increasing the integration time up to 10 times on the CCD, the effective sensitivity is dramatically enhanced. This is especially useful when relying only on moonlight for illumination.
This camera can be used in entrance foyer or lobby with glare, outdoor perimeters (low light / IR light), traffic monitoring (highway/traffic intersections/emergency response coordination), tunnels, car parks (outdoor), restricted access locations (prisons/ports/freight terminals/,military facilities/border control and homeland security, casino and gambling centers, etc.