SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

November 14, 2007 08:00 ET

Pixim's Orca Chipset Powers GANZ's First Wide Dynamic Range Dome Security Camera With Computar Varifocal Lens Optimized for Pixim Chipset

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Pixim, Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, today announced that their Orca chipset was selected to power GANZ's first wide dynamic range (WDR) indoor/outdoor vandal resistant mini-dome camera series, the ZC-DW4039NHA and ZC-DWT4039NHA for the US market and the ZC-DW4039PHA and ZC-DWT4039PHA for the European Union and East Asian market. CBC, a leading Japanese manufacturer and worldwide distributor of CCTV solutions, will distribute the GANZ camera with its in-house Computar varifocal lenses integrated.

"GANZ is recognized worldwide for its quality products and its large market presence," explains John Monti, Pixim's vice president of marketing and business development. "Pixim is delighted to have contributed to GANZ's first WDR dome security camera series and Computar's varifocal lens optimized for Pixim chipsets. We look forward to working with GANZ on its future WDR offerings.

GANZ's new Pixim-powered WDR (maximum 120 dB) cameras offer a number of key advantages. The GANZ dome cameras feature Pixim's award-winning Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology that allows individual pixel sampling to determine optimum exposure in all areas of the image. This provides a balanced exposure of both bright and dark areas in the same scene, making these cameras ideal for the toughest backlight problems. Excellent image quality and color rendition in challenging lighting conditions are ensured 24/7. The dome's digital day/night and frame integration modes capitalize on Pixim's technology to achieve enhanced low light performance.

Other features include a proprietary pan/tilt/rotation (3-axis) gimbal mechanism for mounting the GANZ dome on any horizontal or vertical surface, an optical quality distortion-free dome cover with black inner liner, available with a weatherproof (IP66 rated) and impact and scratch resistant polycarbonate bubble and Computar's powerful 3-9mm varifocal, f/l.2 aperture lens with built in digital zoom.

"Understanding the growing demand for WDR dome cameras, we were anxious to find a partner that would provide us with a proven solution," commented Jim Holihan, Vice President of CBC (AMERICA) Corp., GANZ. "Pixim leads the way in delivering outstanding image quality, particularly in the toughest backlight conditions."

About CBC

CBC is a leading Japan-based manufacturer of CCTV products. CBC sells its wide variety of high-quality CCTV video devices, from compact security cameras to monitors, DVRs, VCRs and associated accessories under the GANZ brand name. CBC's popular CCTV lenses are sold under the Computar brand name. CBC's complete range of products, superior quality, professional sales and technical support, along with its quick delivery services are highly recognized worldwide. For CBC GANZ worldwide contacts go to

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. Pixim chipsets are incorporated into more than 100 security camera models that ship to more than 60 countries worldwide. Visit for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA. at (650) 605-1107.

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim, Inc.

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