ACTi is pushing the boundaries of high megapixels at an affordable price. This camera offers up to 10 megapixel resolution, has 2 way audio, alarm input & output and an SD card slot for internal recording. Combine the SD card slots with ACTi’s new Edge Recorder Client to view multiple camera and recordings without a need for an NVR or NVR PC and it all looks like a good solution.
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ACTi has made some big pre-ISC announcements that I wanted share with you including new ALPR software, new Analytics software and ONIVF support on their VMS software.
At the ASIS conference in Chicago last week, I was wowed by some of the new cameras that ACTi is releasing over the next few months. The first of which are the E97 10MP and E96 5MP Fisheye indoor mini-domes. I was not able to get my hands on them on them yet but wanted to get the word out due to promotional pricing. The E96 is available now, the E97 will be available in a month.
The D32 is a basic 3 megapixel IR bullet camera with a great low price from ACTi. When you factor in the great service and support that ACTi provides and their free (for up to 16 cameras) NVR software, it may not be the least expensive camera, but represents a good value in a 3MP bullet.
The ACTi E74 is ACTi’s 3MP IR outdoor dome that has “Superior WDR” and a fixed 2.93 mm wide angle lens. In testing the camera I kept an eye on the WDR to see if it truly is superior to their “Basic WDR” used the E32 I recently tested and the “Advanced WDR” advertised on the KCM-5611 I tested last year. WDR stands for Wide Dynamic Range and is supposed to provide a better balanced image with more details in the darkest and brightest parts of the image.
The ACTi D82 is their basic outdoor vandal dome with a varifocal (manual zoom) lens from f2.8~12mm. The camera records at HD 1080P at 30 fps or at 3 megapixels at 15 fps. There’s an microSD card slot for in camera recording.
This is one of ACTi’s newest vandal dome cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. This would be the equivalent of the E44 bullet I recently reviewed but inside a vandal resistant dome housing and has an added bonus, a microSDHC card slot. The housing is identical to all the new ACTi outdoor vandal domes and is solid and well made.
This is one of ACTi’s newest bullet cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. The noticeable difference between this and all previous ACTi bullets is the integrated wall/ceiling mount. This is new for ACTi and is following an industry trend to make wiring less vulnerable and less visible. It’s a nice looking camera, albeit on the larger side.
In the endless choices of network cameras, what makes one stand out as being different? To me, it’s a camera that has a nice crisp constrasty image at night. The problem is most cameras use CMOS sensors, and while they have been getting better, they don’t perform as well as CCD sensors in low light. In the past, the only CCD cameras available had D1/VGA resoluton and were mostly analog cameras. Enter the ACTi TCM-7811 with the Sony EXView HAD Progressive Scan CCD sensor. A very good low light outdoor dome camera with MegaPixel resolution.
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