SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

April 11, 2007 09:40 ET

Pixim Orca Chipset Delivers Best Image Quality for Honeywell Security's New Compact Remote Control Surveillance Camera Series

Honeywell Security's HCU484 Family Leverages Pixim's DPS Technology to Deliver Ultra Wide Dynamic Range for Excellent Image Capture in Any Lighting Conditions 24/7

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Pixim, Incorporated's Orca Chipset is integrated into Honeywell Security's new remote-controlled HCU484 surveillance camera series to offer the best image quality available in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Security professionals may easily install the HCU484 in extreme lighting environments, whether at a glass window in full sunlight or at a scene at dusk, without losing critical image details due to Pixim's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology.

DPS, the hallmark of Pixim chipsets, converts light to a digital signal directly at the point of capture in the image sensor, enabling each pixel to have independent, optimized exposure times to deliver excellent color rendition and the highest overall image quality.

Using Pixim's Orca chipset, Honeywell Security's HCU484 boasts significantly better dynamic range (up to 120dB) in high contrast lighting conditions, delivering excellent image quality during the day and at night. Colors are correctly rendered even in high glare environments, while excellent low light performance is delivered with a minimum illumination of 0.4 lux in color, and 0.1 lux in black and white.

Pixim chipsets provide the HCU484 with high-resolution color images without the presence of common image artifacts -- no blooming or smearing -- due to a progressive scan imager with global electronic shutter which also minimizes motion artifacts. Both NTSC and PAL compatible versions of the camera are available for worldwide distribution.

The Pixim-enabled HCU484 offers convenient remote control of the on-screen menus via compatible DVRs and keyboards with Honeywell's Diamond control protocol, facilitating setup and camera maintenance. Seven wide dynamic presets allow easy setup of the camera for various applications such as ATM machines, loading docks, lobbies, and scenes with intense glare from spotlights or car headlights. The day/night mode combined with digital slow shutter offers excellent nighttime performance while maintaining the wide dynamic capabilities of the imager.

"Honeywell Security's Pixim-enabled HCU484 delivers an excellent surveillance solution for object recognition in high contrast and variable lighting conditions," explains John Monti, Pixim's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Setup is quick and can be customized remotely to provide optimum performance for a wide variety of applications."

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell Security, Ikegami, JVC, Pelco, Siemens, Speco Technologies, Sunell, D-Max, GSP, Verint, Cohu Electronics, ChipER, deView, Eagle Technology, ioimage, FSAN, Lumenera, Pacific Communications, Nuvation, One Security, VTC, Videor Technical, Smartvue, DVTel, Mosaic, Intellicam Digital Security, LJD Digital Security, and Electronics Line USA.

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About Pixim

Pixim, Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA., (650) 605-1107.

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