Arecont Vision Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)

Arecont Vision‘s SurroundVideo Omni G3 Adjustable View Multi-Sensor Camera, has been nominated in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Competition.

The SurroundVideo Omni G3 is the latest addition to Arecont’s ground-breaking multi-sensor, multi-megapixel SurroundVideo® omnidirectional camera series, and is the industry’s first camera in the multi-sensor product category pioneered by Arecont Vision that offers no-touch, remote setup.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 can be set up completely remotely with pan, tilt, focus, and zoom functionality of four varifocal lens sensors.

Configuration presets allow the user to simply click on a default 180°, 270°, or 360° configuration. Custom presets can also be saved to memory andSurroudVideo Omni G3 is available in 12- or 20-megapixel (MP) resolutions.

(See the SurroundVideo Omni G3 in Action. Courtesy of Arecont Vision and YouTube)

SurroundVideo Omni G3 delivers revolutionary flexibility and high-definition (HD) resolution for details in live and recorded video with a surprisingly low bit-rate, thanks to SNAPstream technology.

The brand-new Omni G3 leverages years of continuous refinement & improvements with outstanding value and reliability for government and commercial customers.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 Features Include:

  • Non-stop indoor/outdoor day/night video recording of entire scenes up to 360 degrees, even when digitally zoomed in by an operator to a specific spot (unlike a PTZ)
  • Reduces # of cameras required, simplifies installation & operation, & improves overall situational awareness with megapixel HD video 24×7
  • Quickly install on pole/wall/ceiling/emergency call box with integrated base plate, & single PoE cable
  • Integrated with most VMS/NVR systems, only requiring a single camera license
  • 4 independent motorized pan/tilt/zoom/positioning sensors remotely set to any view with the touch of a button, set a 180-270-360 degree view with user-refinement for unmatched coverage
  • Quickly remotely change to a new view when different coverage is required for different activities
  • Extends product life with ability to add entirely new features & security enhancements with remote firmware updates
  • Unmatched, unique, cybersecurity beyond password & network protection from the AV-developed, 5th generation architecture, eliminates viruses & hackers attempting to repurpose the camera for malicious purposes
  • SNAPstream technology reduces bandwidth & storage requirements;
  • Designed AND built in America by an American company with American workers
    • All core software developed by AV, no 3rd party licensed code or chip sets
    • Earlier generations of SurroundVideo cameras proven in hundreds of thousands of government, education, and commercial projects worldwide with the industry’s leading VMS/NVR systems.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 is a revolutionary IP network surveillance camera.

Brad Donaldson, Vice President of Product Development, Arecont Vision
Brad Donaldson, Vice President of Product Development, Arecont Vision

“The SurroundVideo Omni G3 continues the Arecont Vision tradition of being a market leader through innovative new products,” said Brad Donaldson, VP of Product Development, Arecont Vision.

“The Omni G3 is the easiest multi-sensor omnidirectional camera in the industry to install, setup, and configure, saving our customers both time and money”.

Arecont Vision continues to lead the multi-sensor camera market that the company first pioneered in 2006 and SurroundVideo Omni G3 goes the final step, delivering no touch remote setup.

The Omni G3 can be quickly installed on a wall, corner, ceiling, pole, emergency call box, or other structure.


Motorized Track.

Motorized Track.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 takes the 360° omni track to the next level with seamless motorized remote positioning of each of the four independent sensor gimbals.

Remote Setup.

Remote Setup.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 features a first-of-its-kind, industry game-changing ability to be set up completely remotely.

Pan, tilt, focus, and zoom functionality of the four 2.8–6mm*** varifocal lens sensors can be accessed via the camera’s webpage controls.

Once the camera is physically mounted, the rest of the setup process is “hands-free”, thanks to the versatility and simplicity of the remote setup controls.

Preset Configurations.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 cameras feature preset configurations and the ability for the user to create and save their own presets to memory.

With a single click of a button, the four motorized sensors can be configured in a 180°, 270°, or 360° standard configuration.

By using the pan, tilt, focus, and zoom controls, the user can create and save up to two of their own presets.

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The camera is then connected to a single PoE (Power over Ethernet) IP network cable.

The installer can then dismount from the ladder or lift, and connect to the camera’s integrated webpage over the network for setup.

180o, 270o, or 360o preset views can be selected, or the installer can adjust and position each of the sensors remotely, including remote focus, zoom, and tilt.

(Learn More about the SurroundVideo Omni G3 Presets. Courtesy of Arecont Vision and YouTube)

New presets can also be saved, so that the view can be completely changed when needed.

For example, a stadium may have different viewing requirements for a sporting event versus a concert.

The user can select the appropriate preset, and the camera will move the sensors to that new perspective.

The camera can then be returned to the original view just as easily.

This can all be done without requiring the time and cost of manually mounting a ladder or lift to remove and then replace the dome bubble after adjusting the aim of the 4 sensors, or shifting the entire camera.

Easy Installation.

The SurroundVideo Omni G3 housing features a hinged base plate that is installed prior to attaching the camera.

Once the base plate is mounted, SurroundVideo Omni G3 can be hung onto the plate hinge while the installer prepares to fasten the pre-attached screws.

After the screws have been tightened, the rest of the installation is completely done remotely with the remote setup controls, making SurroundVideo Omni G3 one of the fastest, if not the fastest, and easiest to install multi-sensor cameras on the market.

SNAPstream Technology.

SNAPstream technology, or Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing, reduces bandwidth without sacrificing image quality.

This breakthrough technology adapts to changes in the scene on the fly, and only pushes through necessary information.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 does not require excessive bandwidth as a result, despite the outstanding HD video delivered.

SurroundVideo Omni camera Series
All SurroundVideo Omni cameras feature four individual day/night mechanical IR cut filters for the highest image quality at any time of day. Select 12MP models offer Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) up to 100dB at full resolution for challenging or varied lighting conditions.

All SurroundVideo Omni cameras feature four individual day/night mechanical IR cut filters for the highest image quality at any time of day.

Select 12MP models offer Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) up to 100dB at full resolution for challenging or varied lighting conditions.

All SurroundVideo series cameras offer advanced streaming capabilities.

They are designed on the Arecont Vision highly efficient H.264 encoding platform to deliver high quality video without straining the network.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 adds support for SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology, bringing further reduced camera bandwidth consumption without impacting image quality.

The entire Made in USA SurroundVideo series is subjected to and certified by rigorous dust, water, and impact tests with strict manufacturing quality control.

With IP66 and IK-10 ratings and an extended operating temperature range, SurroundVideo Omni G3 cameras are ideal for indoor, outdoor, and vandal-prone applications.

Arecont SurroundVideo Omni G3 in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the SurroundVideo Omni G3 will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of innovative IP video surveillance solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to Arecont on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

Arecont Vision products are made in the USA.

MegaVideo® and SurroundVideo®massively parallel image processing architectures are now in their 5th generation and represent a drastic departure from traditional analog and network camera designs. 

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