Press Release 20 November 2019
Regensburg, 20 November 2019 – For a long time, the ability to monitor large expanses seamlessly and in high resolution with video technology posed a challenge for which businesses could not find an economical solution. This problem was overcome successfully in 2011 with the "Panomera®" camera technology developed by German manufacturer Dallmeier. Now, eight years after receiving a German patent, the technology is awarded a European patent in recognition of its uniqueness.
In contrast to conventional technologies, which consist for example of a combination of megapixel and PTZ cameras or cameras with "multi-sensor" capabilities, Panomera® multifocal-sensor systems capture all regions of an area continuously and in highest resolution because the images are stitched together intelligently in one camera system from as many as seven detail sensors plus an overall image sensor. With this technology, the minimum resolution quality can be defined precisely for each region as early as the planning stage, thus ensuring that its data is usable in court or of a quality that permits analysis tasks. Based on this approach, areas or distances can be captured with a much smaller number of camera systems than is the case with conventional solutions.
During surveillance or observation itself, operators can zoom into any number of regions at the same time, while the high-resolution display of the overall event is maintained at all times. This unique Panomera® technology has now been granted European Patent Number 2715692. Any number of zooms can be made with extremely high resolution in all detail regions of the overall event even after the fact, in the backup – an extremely important function in complex situations for example, or for successful forensic analysis.
Future-proof thanks to plannable image quality
At the same time, the Panomera® cameras deliver "blanket coverage" in high image resolution in the truest sense of the word: In every partial region of the area to be monitored, the image quality does not fall below a defined minimum level. The decisive performance criterion here is the "resolution density", which is defined in standard DIN EN 62676-4 with the unit "pixels per metre" (px/m). For example, in order to be able to identify an unknown person, at least 250 px/m are required in the corresponding section of the image. This ensures that the video recordings are usable in court and is also particularly important for video analysis applications (e.g., object classification) for which consistent, precisely planned minimum data quality is essential. This is also especially important with regard to future AI-based analysis procedures, which are not even available on the market yet. With Panomera®, the customer is thus able to ensure corresponding data quality for purposes of protecting their investment with the camera sensor system of today.
Panomera® as most economical solution for video security and data capture
Due to their high image quality over the entire coverage area and the consequently much smaller number of cameras needed, Panomera® cameras also reduce the associated infrastructure expense (cost of masts, erection, wiring, cable routing, installation points, screens to be watched) many times over. Today, thousands of Panomera® systems are already in operational use with operators all over the world. These include stadiums, airports, safe city customers or the manufacturing industry as well as casinos or logistics businesses. The Panomera® solutions can either be operated with Dallmeier Video Management Software (VMS) or integrated in third party systems.
Dallmeier is the only manufacturer that develops and manufactures all components in Germany. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management software. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany!
Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 35 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is a leading pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and high-quality recorder and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated component. Right from the beginning the company always focused on own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability.
Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry more than 25 years ago, came from Dallmeier. The introduction of the patented multifocal sensor system Panomera® has had a similarly ground-breaking effect, ushering in a new era for the industry. This unique camera technology is revolutionising the market and opening up completely new possibilities for securing assets, optimising business operations and ensuring public safety. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems.