Elmo PTC-200C Pan/Tilt/Zoom Ceiling-mount Color Camera
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Product Description

The Elmo PTC-200C Pan/Tilt/Zoom Ceiling-mount Color Camera offers a responsive pan/tilt movement, auto focus, low-light sensitivity, and a powerful zoom, making it ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring applications that require orientation and focus on different details. With a compact design and an advanced feature set, the Elmo PTC-200C is perfect for a wide range of surveillance applications including the monitoring of people and property in buildings, offices, warehouses, retail outlets, and shopping centers.

This integrated PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera utilizes a 0.25-inch interline-transfer color CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor, with 768-by-494 effective pixels at a horizontal resolution of 480 TVL (TV lines). Additionally, this camera has a minimum illumination of one Lux for extremely low-light conditions, and a S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio of 50 dB or better. The Elmo PTC-200C comes with an auto focus lens which allows it a 22x optical zoom, and uses a standard RCA composite video output connection. Powered via 12-volt DC from a supplied AC adapter, the PTC-200C camera operates on the NTSC format.

The Elmo PTC-200C has a pan-angle range of 300 degrees, a tilt-angle range of 120 degrees, and a maximum pan/tilt speed of 105 degrees-per-second. This unit features a RS-485 connection that allows you to daisy-chain connect up to 223 PTC-200C cameras together, or connect an included battery-powered IR (infrared) remote control. This camera also features two alarm inputs with preset tracking and one alarm output, 6 position presets, and a freely configurable camera functions such as backlight compensation, AWB (automatic white balance), AGC (automatic gain control), color balance and more.

Technical Features:

  • S/N ratio: better than 50 dB
  • Sensitivity: minimum illumination of 1 Lux
  • Effective pixels: 768 by 494 pixels
  • Zoom: auto focus up to 22x optical
  • Horizontal resolution: 480 TVL in NTSC
  • Dimensions: approximately 12.5 x 15 x 13.5 centimeters (W x D x H)
The Elmo PTC-200C surveillance camera is a reliable, economical and high-quality solution for demanding interactive surveillance. Designed primarily for indoor use and ceiling mounting, multiple units can be used together to provide a complete surveillance system. User's should note, however, that the CCD sensor may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the camera should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

About Pan/Tilt Cameras
A Pan/Tilt Camera has the ability to pan ("move" horizontally), or tilt ("move" vertically). IP cameras often have pan/tilt capability. A pan/tilt camera is ideal for monitoring of situations that need a continual real-time adjustment of the views.

What's in the Box
PTC-200C camera, IT remote controller (with batteries), AC adapter, RCA-VIDEO connector, instruction manual, and metal fitting.

  • Integrated pan/tilt/zoom ceiling-mount color camera
  • Auto-focus and manual focus capability with a horizontal resolution of 480 TVL
  • Powerful 22x optical zoom for bright, vivid close-up images
  • 300-degree panning and 120-degree tilt positioning
  • RS-485 daisy-chain connection capability for up to 223 cameras