The Toshiba IK-DP01A Surveillix Dome Camera is a high-resolution solution suited to surveillance applications where there is a need to cover large areas, or where there is a need for changing coverage of a small area. This camera features an extraordinary 18x optical and 12x digital zoom that allows you can clearly pick out even the most distant objects, as well as full PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) functionality for versatility in viewing coverage. Designed to provide a consistently high-quality image even in the low-light conditions, the Toshiba IK-DP01A is a great addition to any video surveillance system.
This dome camera utilizes a 0.25-inch interline-transfer CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor with a 4.1- to 73.8-millimeter varifocal lens with auto focus, that employs 768 by 494 effective pixels. The IK-DP01A provides a high resolution of 480 horizontal TVL (TV lines), and a clean image with a S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio of 50 dB or better. This camera features a backlight compensation, white balance, and automatic electronic shutter and gain controls. Highly sensitive to light, the IK-DP01A can receive a usable picture at a minimum illumination of 0.05 Lux. The Toshiba IK-DP01A operates on the NTSC video format, runs on 24-volts AC power, and can operate in temperatures ranging from 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. This unit is mounted by a 0.25-inch threaded screw, holes for which are provided on both top and bottom, and features remote-control capability via RS-422 protocol.
The Toshiba IK-DP01A has a full pan-angle range of 360 degrees that allows for continuous rotation, with an 85-degree tilt range that includes an auto-flip that rotates your picture 180-degrees at tilt's bottom (for continuous in-motion coverage beneath the camera). Manual pan-speed ranges from 0.1 to 90-degrees per second, with a turbo 150-degrees per second mode and a preset speed of 300-degrees per second. Manual tilt-speed ranges from 0.1 to 45-degrees per second, with a preset speed of 200-degrees per second. Easy-to-install, this dome camera allows up to 255 individual units to be linked simultaneously to one observation system, and includes a built-in surge suppression circuit that protects your camera from ESD (electrostatic discharge), lighting, and AC induction.
The Toshiba IK-DP01A camera provides you with a reliable high-quality color picture throughout the night. The IK-DP01A comes completely assembled and ready to use, with compact dimensions that make it compatible with smaller, less expensive housings. Users should note 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.
- S/N ratio: better than 50 dB
- Minimum illumination: 0.05 Lux
- Effective pixels: 768 by 494 pixels
- Horizontal resolution: 480 TVL in color
- Operating temperatures: 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
- Dimensions: 13.4 x 22.4 centimeters (diameter x depth)
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 Dome Cameras
A dome camera is one of the most common indoor security camera styles. Mounted on the ceiling, and often designed to be tamper resistant, dome cameras are designed to be visually appealing and more secure than other types of security cameras. A true dome camera enables a continuous 360-degree pan and 90-degree tilt operation, providing for extensive room coverage. One disadvantage of dome cameras is that they usually are not suitable for low-light conditions and must be used in well-lit areas.
About Pan/Tilt Cameras
A Pan/Tilt Camera has the ability to pan, or "move" horizontally, or tilt, or "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.