The Canon VB-S31D PT Micro Dome Full HD PoE Network Camera is very compact - only 4.72" in diameter and 2.13" thick - and very capable. Leveraging Canon's famous prowess in optical technology, the 3.5x, F1.6 Auto Focus lens has an outstanding 95deg. angle of view. Along with the superb image quality delivered by the UD and Aspherical lens elements and the powerful Canon DIGIC DV III image processor, the VB-S31D also adds class-leading low light performance and the DIGIC NET II Processor allows the Full HD images captured to be streamed in your choice of Full HD (1920 x 1080) up to 30fps in MJPEG, or using the low bandwidth H.264 codec.
That's just the beginning of the appeal of this brilliant camera. For financial institutions and commercial offices, the Privacy Mask feature is especially useful in providing detailed coverage without compromising door code security while the extensive viewing range of the Wide Angle Lens helps make it a compelling choice in Airport and Transportation and Commercial Warehouse applications. Users can benefit from the superb flexibility in installation which comes from the light weight and diminutive dimensions of the VB-S31D. A special feature of the VB-S31D is the new lens design, specifically created to help minimize the negative effects of temperature changes on the lens barrel. Large changes in temperature can affect the refractive index, causing an unwanted focus shift. This new design helps mitigate these changes, allowing placement of the camera in areas which experience wide shifts in temperature.
Sure to be appreciated is the outstanding low light performance, which allows it to provide quality color video in a range from .45 lux down to .01 lux and black / white video from .025 lux to .007 lux. An impressive array of On-board Video Analytics, with set triggers including Moving, Removed and Abandoned Object Detection and Passing Detection are included to provide a wide range of options to help tailor this camera to your specific needs. With the VB-S31D you may choose preset camera positions and combine them as you wish to create a custom tour.
The VB-S31D is IEEE802.1x Client Authentication protocol compliant, giving additional network security through port based access control - vital in high security areas. Further security is provided by the support of HTTPS. ONVIF Profile S conformant as well, you will be able to integrate the VB-S31D into a network system with ease when working with compliant equipment from different manufacturers and third party recording software systems.
Through its compact size, light weight, Full HD video performance, outstanding analytical capabilities and temperature stability, the VB-S31D can be ideal for some of the most demanding surveillance situations.
Compact Camera with High Quality Full HD Video
The VB-S31D has been designed with components maximized to save space yet provide high quality video at the same time. To accomplish this, smaller circuit boards are combined with meticulous layout planning. The lens has been designed with UD, aspherical elements and a high refractive index. This allows for a much more compact lens assembly as well as superb image capture capability, so the Full HD Video is clear and crisp. The VB-S31D is smaller and lighter than many other cameras of its type, increasing the options available when mounting in tight spaces. It is even light enough to allow installation without hardware.
Genuine Canon 95deg. Angle of View F1.6 Lens
In addition to a wide 95deg. viewing angle, the UD, aspherical elements and high refractive index mean this lens delivers excellent image quality while at the same time possessing the smallest form factor in its class, all in a compact size. Another benefit this lens brings to the user is the mitigation of environmentally caused focus shift. Wide temperature ranges to which the camera may be exposed can result in thermal expansion of the lens barrel. This affects the lens' refractive index, causing focus shift. This problem is largely eliminated in the VB-S31D.
Ease in system integration is important to ensure that users can create a network which best meets their specific requirements. The VB-S31D makes this possible with ONVIF version 2.2 protocol compatibility, including the Profile S standard which includes greater interoperability than found in previous network cameras. It is simpler to integrate the VB-S31D with other ONVIF compliant 3rd party products and it is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the ONVIF protocol.
2.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The Megapixel CMOS Sensor of the VB-S31D ensures maximum image quality, a hallmark of Canon products. Its approximately 2.1 million pixels deliver incredibly sharp, high resolution video, with detail that ensures clearer, more effective video monitoring.
DIGIC DV III
The VB-S31D has at its core Canon's powerful and highly regarded DIGIC DV III Image Processor. It's known for providing superior image quality through more life-like colors, tonal accuracy and reduced noise. This comes with the additional benefit of low power consumption.
DIGIC NET II
Working in tandem with DIGIC DV III is DIGIC NET II. It is a sophisticated, efficient compression, encryption and transmission processor, which allows high quality Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 30fps in both MJPEG and high quality, low bandwidth H.264 Codec. Users have the flexibility of multiple sizes of MJPEG streaming from which to choose and the VB-S31D will also allow 2 different sizes of H.264 which can be streamed simultaneously.
The H.264 Codec has adjustable I-frames and, by combining both high quality video and high compression rates, it gives the user the considerable benefits of low bandwidth utilization and low disk space usage with video of the quality demanded. The addition of support of the display of H.264 in the Admin Viewer now allows the viewing of this high quality, low bandwidth video directly from the camera's webpage without the need to install additional software.
IEEE802.1x Client Authentication
The IEEE802.1x Client Authentication Support of the VB-S31D helps to enhance the security of the user's network with port based access control. It is possible for the camera to be installed in the most sensitive high security areas, as the Client Authorization Support ensures that only client authorized devices are connected to the network.
With the HTTP over SSL (HTTPS) support of the VB-S31D, both self-signed and Certificate Authority issued certificates can be recognized in order to ensure that communication between the camera and the client is secure, preserving the integrity of your data.
On-board Video Analytics
The capability of the VB-S31D is greatly enhanced by the range of Video Analytics available to the user. They include Moving Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Sound Level Detection, Camera Tampering Detection, Passing Detection. In each of these analytics, the user can customize the behavior of the VB-S31D by precisely tuning the camera's event detection triggers. These include the detection area, sensitivity and duration. When an event occurs, advanced event notification tools can alert the selected personnel, maximizing response time. Now users will also have a Quick Setting in the Removed Object Detection analytic, which when triggered, rapidly identifies objects in the camera's field of view and places a visual 'box' around the object automatically. This can significantly reduce the time required to configure and identify the location of removed objects.
Scheduled Preset Tours
Another customization offering of the VB-S31D is the Preset Setting Tool. This allows the scheduling of start and stop times of preset tours, in which the camera moves to configured digital preset locations at the user's specifically desired time periods. Together with the available range of analytics, such tours can be a highly precise way to monitor specific areas at times of peak risk.
Digital & Viewer PTZ
With the VB-S31D's ability to allow the user to digitally pan, tilt and zoom in the incoming video stream, details in the camera's field of view can be investigated without the need to physically reposition the camera.
Scheduled Custom Video Settings
For maximum user flexibility in tailoring the settings of the video capture, the VB-S31D allows for customization of the video settings when switching from day to night mode, as well as setting a daily schedule. These settings can be pre-programmed to ensure that the image quality is optimized throughout the day for ambient light conditions.
Built-in microSD Card Slot
Live images and H.264 video can be saved to a memory card with the VB-S31D's built-in microSD Memory Card slot. The use of microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards allows the user to save events which occurred during live network outages, event triggers and scheduled times, as well as events that were manually recorded, for future review and analysis.
Auto Smart Shade Control
The image quality of the VB-S31D is enhanced by Smart Shade Control. It brightens the underexposed areas of the image, while leaving the properly exposed areas alone. This gives the user an image which is evenly exposed. Those details which might otherwise be hidden in underexposed areas can now be easily identified, without compromising the overall image.