In 2015, we introduced the first 4K IP network camera SNC-VM772R, bringing new levels of detail and intelligence to video surveillance environments. Providing four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K makes it easier to identify people, car license plates or suspicious activity with greater accuracy. And as the growing Sony 4K camera family proves, it also brings extra clarity to nonsecurity applications like inspecting objects on a factory production line.
The extra detail of 4K means that fewer cameras are needed to cover airports, shopping malls and other large sites – reducing hardware inventory, simplifying installation and cutting operating costs. What’s more, just one camera can intelligently track several moving objects with high resolution without sacrificing overall situational awareness of the whole scene. It’s like having a PTZ camera for close-ups plus a wide-area fixed camera in the same box. Inside our award-winning 4K cameras is a high-resolution Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that draws on decades of Sony innovation serving the needs of professional photographers and TV broadcasters. Its large size helps grab light much more efficiently than the smaller sensor in conventional cameras. Coupled with our own high-quality lens technology and advanced digital image processing, this uniquely powerful combination of Sony core technologies translates into exceptional clarity and low light sensitivity.
In the case of the extraordinary SNC-VB770, that means the camera can capture crisply detailed, low-noise 4K color video footage at a smooth 30 frames per second in conditions of near darkness at an unattended parking area, railway tunnel or factory production line. With less illumination needed to see what’s happening, businesses can save on installing extra lighting and also enjoy lower energy bills.
Today, our advanced cameras are at the heart of a complete 4K video solution – letting you monitor and protect people, property and key assets with greater confidence and flexibility than ever before. Even if you’re only running a small-scale network with a handful of cameras, no monitoring solution is complete without an effective way of recording, viewing and managing video streams from each camera. Ideal for banks, retailers and small businesses, our HAW Series Network Video Recorder is a convenient ‘one box’ solution that’s a perfect match for our 4K cameras. Live camera pictures and recorded footage from multiple cameras can be viewed securely on a connected monitor, networked PC, tablet or smartphone. Naturally it fully supports our unique 4K camera features like Intelligent Cropping and Multi Tracking. The reliable, easy-to-use recorder is also available as a larger enterprise version for organizations running hundreds or thousands of cameras. As a flexible alternative, SOW Series Network Video Management Software offers similar functions while letting system integrators choose their own preferred server hardware. With Sony as your video monitoring partner, organizations of every size can leverage the power, flexibility and intelligence of our complete 4K solutions. You’ll enjoy bigger returns on any scale of investment, today and tomorrow.