(Winner of an HP Workstation)
Ellen Cargill, Peter Jones, and Dennis Purcell
Scallop Imaging’s seven-megapixel Digital Window D7-180 video surveillance camera streams and records in full-color high resolution throughout a 180° field of view. The standalone device acts as a potential alternative to a set of several traditional cameras, which have a smaller field of view and often use slower pan/tilt/zoom mechanisms to pinpoint a target.The imaging task of the Digital Window Distributed Imaging Camera is distributed among five powerful microsensors, synchronizing and assembling their output in the camera head. Processing over 100 megapixels per second, Digital Window synthesizes the image data into one 15-fps high-definition window that combines the full field of view, including up to four separate and repositionable zoom perspectives. In addition, the camera records the full-resolution, seven-megapixel image stream at one fps in the background for storage and later review.
“There are many applications for Distributed Imaging, from homeland security, to aviation, to wide-area monitoring, to super resolution. We are honored to have won our category. It is very gratifying to be recognized by the technical community.”
– Ellen Cargill, Inventor
Digital Window includes Power over Ethernet and H.264 video compression. The camera, which also has a built-in Web server, can be accessed remotely using a Web browser interface (on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux PCs).
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