Pixim's Orca Chipset Enables Dallmeiers' Picodome the World's Smallest Ultra-Wide Dynamic Range Minidome Camera


Dallmeier's Pixim-enabled Picodome Features Ultra Wide Dynamic Range To Deliver Excellent Image Quality In A Compact Form Factor

Mountain View, Calif.-June 27, 2007.... Pixim, Incorporated's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology is the foundation for Dallmeier's DDF3000APV Picodome, the world's first and smallest vandal-resistant IP66 weather-rated mini-dome to employ Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (UWDR) imaging technology. With the addition of the Picodome, Dallmeier now features twelve color surveillance cameras using Pixim technology, including a variety of box, minidome, composite, and TCP/IP offerings.

Dallmeier's Pixim-enabled Picodome is ideal for any applications that require high image quality and a small camera profile such as transportation systems (buses, transit, shipping, rail), elevators, bank teller lines, retail, cash registers, schools, and more.

The Picodome is a high-resolution UWDR color camera featuring Cam_inPIX technology - based on DPS technology - that delivers excellent image quality and color rendition 24/7 both indoors and outdoors, in hot and cold climates. Pixim's Orca chipset employs the industry's first digital image sensor that captures light and converts it to a digital signal directly in the pixel resulting in accurate information collection by reducing the noise in the acquired signal.

Pixim's Orca chipset achieves dynamic range of up to 120dB, capturing both dark shadows and bright highlights in the same scene at the same time easing camera installation and providing better data for downstream video analysis. Pixim's DPS technology also suppresses all smearing and blooming artifacts that are common with older analog image sensor technologies.

"Dallmeier's Pixim-enabled Picodome sets a new benchmark for enterprise-class security cameras, meeting the need for a small, IP66 weather proof, vandal resistant minidome, that delivers perfect pictures in any conditions 24/7," comments Kai Leuze, Director of Dallmeier Components. "Dallmeier continues to build on its award winning family of surveillance cameras with Cam_inPIX technology to bring to market the best and most innovative security cameras possible. Our decision to use the latest Pixim DPS technology as a basis for our own Cam_inPIX development has been proved wise."

The Picodome's factory presets result in natural color reproduction with both NTSC and PAL image transfer options. The Picodome supports remote Up-the-Coax (UTC) management of cameras via the video cable using a Dallmeier recorder, PView Station, or via a UTC control box. A push-and-lock rotating ball enables the user to easily configure the camera to point in any direction.

Find all Pixim-enabled cameras at www.pixim.com/cameras

For more information on Dallmeier's Picodome go to www.dallmeier-electronic.com/en/products-electronic/cameras/analogue/ddf3000apv/technical-details.html?0

Visit Pixim at ASIS International 2007, Booth #3071, September 24-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Pixim
Pixim, Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA., (650) 605-1107.

About Dallmeier Dallmeier disposes of more than 20 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. The profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high quality camera technology enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to mega projects with perfectly coordinated components. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have lead to rapid growth and allowed a top position on the international market for video surveillance systems.

Contacts: www.dallmeier-electronic.com info@dallmeier-electronic.com

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