Lumenera unveils new high-end video analytic cameras

Published 22 March 2007

Relationships with Pixim, ObjectVideo, and Texas Instruments pays off; intelligent cameras will be shown at ISC West

Things are looking bright for Ottawa, Canada-based Lumenera. Last year we reported that the company — an expert in high performance digital cameras for the security and industrial sectors — had chosen Pixim’s Orca chip set as the digital imaging base of its new surveillance TCP/IP cameras, the Le045 and Li045. These cameras, we now hearLINK, have now been released — or, to be quite specific, will be unveiled at the upcoming ISC West 2007 conference scheduled for Las Vegas on 28 March. “Lumenera is excited to now be sampling the first of its intelligent camera series,” said the company’s Greg Bell. “Pushing intelligence to the camera dramatically reduces overall system complexity and maintenance, improves system performance, and lowers implementation and lifecycle costs as no back servers are required.”

Some technical details: As mentioned above, the cameras include chips from Pixim, as well as processors from Texas Instruments and video analytics from Reston, Virginia-based ObjectVideo — the later being a company on which we have reported frequently. Among other details, the new Lumenera cameras offer streaming full 720x480 resolution at up to 30 frames per second, a 1/3” sensor CCD sensor capable of scanning 540+ lines of resolution using progressive scan technology, and are the first intelligent cameras with selectable MJPEG and H.264 compression.