Vaddio announces the first single CCD, high quality HD Robotic PTZ camera, the ClearVIEW HD-18.
The ClearVIEW HD-18 is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, a glass multi-element wide dynamic zoom lens (18x optical), a tally light and a 1.8-lux rating, providing superior images in a wide range of high-definition video applications.
The HD-18 is a multi-format PTZ camera that delivers component HD in 1080p, 1080i or 720p and simultaneous SD video. Control runs via VISCA command protocol or the IR remote that is supplied. High-torque, micro-stepper precision robotics enhance performance with smooth pan/tilt operation for accurate camera movement and control. The HD-18 is compatible with any Polycom or TANDBERG videoconferencing codec.
“Vaddio has always built technology around other manufacturer’s PTZ cameras, from our Quick-Connect CAT-5 cabling systems that make installation easier, to our ProductionVIEW line of video switchers and joystick camera control systems,” explains Rob Sheeley, president and CEO of Vaddio. “We designed ClearVIEW HD-18, to fill a void in the robotic camera market; a single CCD, high-definition PTZ camera with a high power zoom lens.”
As an integrated robotic PTZ camera designed and made in the United States, the Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-18 also sets a standard for the world. It delivers comprehensive HD options, high quality and uncompromising performance at an affordable price.
In addition to the ClearVIEW HD-18, Vaddio is also launching two Quick-Connect CAT-5 cabling systems for the ClearVIEW HD-18 camera – WallVIEW HD-18 and WallVIEW CCU HD-18. WallVIEW HD-18 provides power to the camera, and component HD video back to the Quick-Connect SR up to 100 feet over a single CAT-5 cable. The WallVIEW HD-18 utilizes the EZ-Port on the back of the camera, making installation even easier. WallVIEW CCU HD-18 is a camera control unit that allows the user to adjust red and blue gain, pedestal, gamma, chroma, knee, iris and gain on the camera module and allows up to three scene settings to be stored in the CCU. The Quick-Connect CCU unit provides power, control and video up to 500 feet over CAT-5 cabling to the camera. An EZIM CCU card for power and video, plugs into the back of the camera to make installation easier.