In contrast to single-sensor cameras, the MFS technology works with several sensors ("multisensor"), each operating with different focal lengths ("multifocal"). That way, a huge area can be surveyed in exceptional detail with very few Panomera® systems.
In addition to a vastly improved overview and better control of any large spatial context, Panomera® helps customers to significantly reduce infrastructure and operating cost.
- Use of lenses with different focal lengths
- "Staggering" of the scene
- High dynamic
- Consistent focal depth
- Optimal focal length for each area
- Uniform resolution grid over the entire object space
... but about minimum resolution density (MDR). The minimum resolution density according to the global standard DIN EN 62676-4 is defined as "pixel per metre" (px/m).
For accurate analysis results and court usability, it is not the resolution of a camera that is decisive, but how many pixels per meter are achieved in which image areas.
Panomera® can display distant objects with the same resolution as objects in the foreground and the minimum resolution density can be planned precisely in each area. This allows a uniform minimum resolution density to be achieved over the entire surface (or section).
- Observe: 65 px/m
- Recognise known persons: 125 px/m
- Identify unknown individuals: 250 px/m
These values must be met, no matter how far away a particular person or object may be.
Real scenes seldom correspond exactly to the 16:9 or 4:3 format – this leads to waste of recording and storage capacities. With Panomera®, the aspect ratio can be adapted individually.
- Formats such as 11:5, 4:4 or 8:1 are possible
- Perfect adjustment for any field of application
Panomera® works with several sensors, each of which selects its own exposure strategy in order to achieve ideal saturation. While with other cameras an average value is determined, Panomera® exposes bright areas shorter and dark areas longer.
- Optimum quality even in situations with high dynamic range
- No overexposures or "washed out" areas
This is Panomera®
The multifocal sensor system Panomera® was specially developed for the all-encompassing surveillance of expansive areas. With Panomera®, enormous widths and also areas with large distances are displayed in a completely new resolution quality. Depending on the customer’s needs, the resolution can be scaled nearly limitlessly.
- Significantly fewer cameras and less complexity
- Much larger coverage areas – same number of screens
- Reduced workload for operators
- Improved attainment of security objectives
- Precisely definable resolution over the entire area
- "S" systems for long distances or large areas / expanses
- "W" systems for 180° or 360° panoramic views
- Realtime display also at high frame rates of up to 30 fps
Thanks to the Panomera® effect, large areas or even long distances (e.g. at the perimeter) can be captured with considerably fewer cameras than with the use of traditional Ultra HD or PTZ systems.
In addition, the minimum resolution density can be precisely defined already in the planning phase. This is the only way to ensure uniform minimum image quality and so ensure consistent data quality for court usability and analytics.
The smaller number of cameras also significantly reduces infrastructure requirements (masts, cables, power, etc.) as well as labour for installation, operations, maintenance and service.
- Significantly less cameras & screens
- Several times greater area coverage with same personnel
- Substantially reduced workload for operators
- Better attainment of security objectives
- Much lower total cost of ownership
Easy to use
Unlike PTZ cameras, which can only ever be operated by one person at a time, with Panomera® any number of operators can traverse the entire scene without regard for each other. So even though all operators are connected to the same camera, each of them can select a preferred view of interest and zoom or pan within the view at will.
- Simple operation, good usability
- Intuitive navigation in one contiguous image
- No switching between cameras needed
- Permanent overview of the entire scene
- Freely selectable zoom areas
- Seamless search function in the entire image
- Simultaneous live feed and playback: The same scene can be viewed in both Live and Playback mode at the same time
Multi-user and Multicast
In contrast to PTZ cameras, with which only one operator can control the camera, with Panomera®, an unlimited number of operators can navigate across the entire scene independently of each other.
- Multiple operators can open detail views in an overall context independently of each other
- The multicast capability allows recorded material to be reviewed by several users at the same time
Various Panomera® models are available depending on the application area: Whether they are intended to cover large areas, broad expanses, long distances or smaller, complex coverage areas.
Special systems have also been developed specifically for stadiums or airport runways, for example.