AV Costar Expands ConteraIP® Megapixel Camera Series

With the addition of these newest megapixel models, the ConteraIP series covers an even wider range of surveillance system needs.

Arecont Vision Costar (AV Costar), an industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology and video surveillance solutions, and an Award Winner in Three Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program has unveiled multiple high performance cameras for the ConteraIP® megapixel (MP) series.

The four new models build upon the high performance, superior image quality, outstanding reliability, ease of installation, and competitive pricing that are the hallmarks of ConteraIP.

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

“We’ve taken the most in-demand form factors from our proven MegaIP® single, dual, and multi-sensor camera families to bring similar choices to our expanding ConteraIP series,” explains Brad Donaldson, Vice President of Product Development.

“ConteraIP will now address an even wider variety of challenging customer requirements as these new NDAA-compliant cameras roll out in coming weeks.”

ConteraIP MicroDome LX

The newly unveiled ConteraIP MicroDome LX offers customers the choice of indoor ultra-low profile flush mount models for discreet surveillance or compact surface mount versions for indoor/outdoor use.

ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX
ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX

Indoor models feature a built-in microphone, while the outdoor MicroDome LX includes integrated IR illuminators.

All MicroDome LX cameras deliver up to 30fps of megapixel video and include a motorized remote focus lens for rapid setup, with choice of 1080p (2.1MP) or 5MP resolution.

ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX

The new ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX offers twin, independent domes with motorized remote focus lens, each capable of up to 30fps of megapixel video.

ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX
ConteraIP MicroDome Duo LX

The Duo is ideal for indoor/outdoor applications such as coverage of hallways, walkways, and corners, or for monitoring ATMs or POS terminals where a 4-sensor Omni or panoramic camera may not be suitable.

The compact platform brings models with 4 (2x1080p), 10 (2x5MP), or 16 (2x8MP) megapixel resolution choices, each with twin remote focus motorized lenses.

ConteraIP Omni LX

AV Costar continues to build upon its legacy of surveillance industry leadership in adjustable-view multi-sensor models with the unveiling of the new ConteraIP Omni LX.

ConteraIP MicroDome LX
ConteraIP MicroDome LX

The highly flexible remote-focus camera series offers 4 high resolution megapixel sensors with motorized remote focus lenses for easy installation and setup.

Omni LX offers the choice of 8 (4x1080p) or 20 (4x5MP) megapixel resolution with the customer’s choice of interchangeable lenses. Each sensor can be adjusted to the perfect individual view then remotely focused.

The Omni LX delivers up to 360-degrees of non-stop coverage of virtually any scene for complete situational awareness.

The Omni LX reduces complexity and cost, using a single PoE IP cable, IP address, and VMS license (on most VMS systems) instead of multiples of each being required for individual single-sensor cameras.

Smart IR, Panoramic IR.

IR LED illumination

Most ConteraIP camera models feature IR LED illumination, introducing Smart IR and panoramic-view IR options to the Arecont Vision megapixel camera family.

Smart IR illumination with variable illumination ensures that IR light is evenly disbursed up to 66ft (20m) for scenes with low or no ambient light.

Since the distance of objects in a scene and the field of view can vary depending on the use case, the flexibility of a Smart IR illuminator provides better control over lighting in low light conditions.

Additionally, the Contera Panoramic features IR LEDs for each of it’s four sensors for 180° illumination and the Contera Fisheye has evenly distributed IR LEDs to illuminate it’s 360º field of view.

The ConteraIP Series

The ConteraIP Series
The ConteraIP Series

ConteraIP cameras offer enhanced WDR up to 120db for varied lighting conditions, NightView™ low light technology, and H.265 with SnapStream+™ & M-JPEG support.

Other common features are high frame rates, defog technology, on screen display, MicroSD card support (most models), and multi-streaming capability.

Just as in the entire MegaIP camera family, all four of the new ConteraIP models include both NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act H. R. 2500) and ONVIF compliance, plus are IP66 environmental and IK10 impact resistance rated.

With the addition of these newest megapixel models, the ConteraIP series covers an even wider range of surveillance system needs.

ConteraIP Fisheye Panoramic

Existing ConteraIP models include the compact single sensor 360-degree Fisheye Panoramic with built-in microphone, plus two award-winning multi-sensor cameras.

The 4-sensor 180-degree Panoramic with integrated IR and the Omni LX Remote Setup, which features 4 remotely positioned and focused motorized sensors for the ultimate ease of installation and configuration with non-stop surveillance across up to 360 degrees of coverage.

The ConteraIP family further includes single-sensor ConteraIP Indoor Dome and award-winning indoor/outdoor Micro Bullet, Bullet, and standard Outdoor Dome models.

EX series Bullet and Dome models complete the ConteraIP lineup, offering choice of standard and optional advanced analytics.

(Learn More about ConteraIP® cameras from AV Costar. Courtesy of Arecont Vision Costar and YouTube.)

To see the newest ConteraIP series in action, please visit the Costar booth, #8045, at ISC West 2020, now rescheduled to July 20-22 in the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

For further information on the Contera New Product Release Guide at https://tinyurl.com/rgq7jcj, or visit the ConteraIP family interactive landing page at https://tinyurl.com/yx8jb6er.

AV Costar Scores a Win in Third Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Arecont Vision Costar

  • Best IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • SurroundVideo® Omni SX

  • The SurroundVideo Omni SX, 12 Megapixel, SNAPstream, Remote Focus & Day/Night H.264/MJPEG Omni-Directional Camera SX, 4 x 2048×1536, No Lens, Surface mount, Indoor/Outdoor, IP66, IK-10, PoE Powered Fan

  • *Arecont Vision Costar was also a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner.

Enter today to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.


The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

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The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

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2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

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Arecont Vision Costar, is a leading US-based manufacturer of video surveillance solutions for banking, education, healthcare, retail, and other demanding markets.

AV Costar offers the award-winning Total Video Solution™ composed of advanced MegaIP® & ConteraIP® single-, dual, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras, cyber-secure cloud-enabled ConteraVMS® (video management system), ConteraWS® (recurring revenue producing web services), and ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorders) for traditional and cloud-based video surveillance solutions.

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