For details that require close attention. Get up close and personal with Ricoh’s FL-BC1220-9M

Highly detailed jobs require highly skilled workers and highly skilled equipment, if you need to visually inspect something the size of a pinkie nail or smaller or better yet you need to see something as small as a pixel on screens. How about spotting small foreign objects in very expensive machines that require precise care to work at its peak performance? You need a high quality camera to accomplish these tasks but you also need an even higher quality lens…you know kind of like the amazing new 9 mega-pixel lens series from Ricoh, or more specifically the FL-BC1220-9M Manual Iris Lens. All of Ricoh’s 9MP lens Lenses are 1” format size but this one is the smallest of the family but definitely not the weakest.

With a light weight of 156g or the equivalent of around .34 pounds and state of the art technology that leverages a floating mechanism to enable low-distortion, high-resolution image capture at all ranges as well as boasting a point-blank range of 80mm (3.15 inches) that yields quality superior to close-up extension rings so users can capture close up high resolution viewing right up within millimeters of the lens. Listed below are the top 7 applications but the possibilities are endless for research, science and technology applications just to name a few.

Applications:

  • Visual inspection of printed circuit boards and sheet materials (metal, paper, film)
  • Verifying type on printed matter
  • Inspecting the shape, color, and surface of food and pharmaceuticals for errors
  • Confirming hairline cracks and other surface defects on diameter sheet metals
  • Checking for missing pixels on LCD monitors
  • Visual and foreign substance inspections on everything from precision machined items to containers
  • In capturing precision machining products such as electronic substrates and wafers

If you have an application or hobby that requires a better focus on the finer details then this lens would be a great addition to your work or collection for more detailed specifications check out the product page here, or check out the whole line of Ricoh lenses we offer if you need something for a different application. Whatever it is you need we have got you covered, contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

Get hyper detail oriented with the 4K Ultra HD IMHD4K-55 display

Detail oriented people are into the little things, they scrutinize small details and what seems ordinary to others but they know the power of putting together a lot of little things to make the whole much stronger. I can’t remember who it was by but I read a quote once that when you want to build a brick wall it can be overwhelming but if you focus on laying each brick perfectly then the little will eventually become the whole and the wall will be perfectly built. This applies to learning a new skill as well, you must learn the little things before you can make an attempt at much harder techniques.

Much like my rambling, it’s easy to get lost in the big picture when you aren’t looking for details and the little things is what the InVid IMHD4K series does best. It focuses on the crisp clear picture even in the smallest of details to give you the most information possible so you miss nothing when looking at the whole picture.

If you are using a monitor display for security it’s even more important to get a clear picture to go with your high definition camera so nothing escapes your attention. Starting with the amazing 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with super fast 60 Hz refresh rate and Bright illumination panel with an 89° viewing angle. Not only is the IMHD4K-55 a big monitor but it’s also built for security/surveillance being able to combine Ultra HD resolution and other technology features that make it perfect for these applications.

One of those technologies allows you to monitor multiple cameras at once with Picture by Picture (PBP) and Picture in Picture technology so you will always be ready to react when something pops up that demands attention even the small things that would go unnoticed on a smaller or less resolute screen. Listed below are some of the most exciting features for the powerhouse monitor.

Features:

  • Superior Ultra High Definition 4K Image: 3840 x 2160
  • Suitable for All Video Surveillance and Security applications
  • Bright Illuminated Panel with 89° Viewing Angle
  • Inputs: HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 & DisplayPort
  • Picture-by-Picture (PBP), Picture-in-Picture (PIP) & Anti-Burn-In
  • 3D Combo Filter
  • VESA Mount Compatible

Don’t pass up the opportunity to own this great camera! Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

Catch me if you can? The fast capturing Sentech STC-MCS231U3V Color Camera

Part of the trouble of having a reliable security system for a business or home is being able  to find a reliable camera that can not only capture video and images but be able to get a clear picture in the process, especially when something is moving fast you don’t want to be left with a video of a blurred object when so much hangs on getting a clear picture to protect yourself and your property or business.

You don’t want to break the bank in getting all that security so you need to make sure the most important piece, the camera is capable of delivering great performance at a decent value and can pack a good enough sensor to get the best picture possible even when things are moving very quickly.

One of those cameras is the Sentech STC-MCS231U3V USB3 Color Camera with 2.35 MP Sony Pregius IMX249 sensor and an amazing 41.6 FPS (frames per second). Utilizing the CMOS Global Shutter allows the camera to capture moving objects without any motion blur for when you need to get a clear look at something or someone. This makes it a very cost effective camera that doesn’t come up short on quality either. Listed below are some of the other stand out features for this amazing camera.

  • 1920 (H) x 1200 (V)
  • 5.86μm x 5.86μm
  • 1/1.2” Sensor
  • USB3 Vision Compliant
  • Global Shutter
  • USB 3.0 MicroB Connector
  • 28 x 28 x 40 mm (excluding connectors)

This camera comes in both monochrome filming and color filming as well with the color camera having the extra IR Cut Filter for better viewing in low light and dark environments or at night and the lens is equipped with a C-Mount for a wide variety of lens add on options.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to own this great camera! Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

Capturing the Ultimate 4K Experience with a little Blackmagic

Magic is a strange thing it can make us believe in things beyond our control and in some cases that a person has mythical powers, its all just a trick though unless we get into things unproven or unbelievable at the end of the day it is just another temporary fantastical escape for your mind much like any source of joy or entertainment. We use it to explain things we have no words or explanation for in the absence of scientific proof of concept. The best magicians attempt to work within reality while still pulling off amazing feats of spectacle and I think the best video cameras also give you that sense of reality bending fun while also staying in the moment and capturing the two worlds blending and colliding together in HD 4K Realism.

They really are magicians and can capture stunning things in reality that are right before your eyes all the time but never had the clarity or attention to detail to see, but the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast can make your film dreams a reality being switchable to either an incredible field camera for programming work or a professional studio camera for the field of news gathering work that can’t be matched by simple DSLR’s.

 

The versatility of this camera also extends into working with any existing HD or Ultra HD lenses you have so you can shoot on the go and always have what you need to get the perfect shot, with the B4 lens mount that works with your existing lenses or can be swapped for optional EF, F and PL lens mounts for standard photographic lenses. As well you can also save space and work faster with the ability to use standard media cards and file formats that are compatible on virtually all formats and editing software. The media storage options for the camera are a 2 x CFast for 4K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording.

 

While we are talking about recording did we mention the incredible 4K Ultra HD picture you get out of this camera? To start off we have an amazing shooting resolution of 3840 x 3160 and up to 60 fps (frames per second) frame rates and high quality neutral density (ND) filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera with 1/4, 1/16th and 1/64th stop filters giving you the perfect amount of light to get the clearest picture possible even in the worst rainy, muggy conditions. Some of the other too many to list features listed below.

 

Features:

  • 2/3 inch sensor size when using 4K B4 mount (Actual sensor size 13.056mm x 7.344mm)
  • Dynamic Range – 12 Stops+
  • 4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Electronic control via 12-pin broadcast connector. Control also possible via EF mount pins when using optional URSA Mini Pro EF Mount
  • Built in Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop ND filters
  • Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses
  • Highly accurate time code clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Overall this is a very modular grab and go camera but for people who want professional quality filming that can adapt to any situation or environment to be able to get in and out in hurry without sacrificing quality or a grainy hard to follow or see image. It can adapt to any lens, storage device, remote control, microphone, light source or magic potion you want to throw at it and make you understand how seeing is believing, in magic and in broadcasting.

Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Flock Of Crows – 2 of a Kind Video Extender System Solutions

In the wild crows are very smart, one of the smartest birds in fact and they are even intelligent enough to help raise siblings when old enough. You see crows mate for life usually and spend most of the year living in pairs of 2 (when not roosting of course) When nesting season approaches and the pair are lucky enough to have an old enough juvenile they are frequently seen defending the nest from predators and bringing food to mom, dad or the younger siblings directly, with one study showing up to 80 percent of American crows nest looked at had helping hands connecting the generations for the parents and ensuring they survive and strengthening the bond they have or for the sake of this blog tie in the link up power. This is just one example of linking up in nature that shows how beneficial and smart it is but now I will show you the benefits of doing the same when it comes to camera technology. Introducing the Raven™ 3104 & Raven™ 3124 USB 3.1 Extender for your CAT 6a/7, or Multimode Fiber Extender Systems.

The only thing you have to know is how far you want to extend and whether you need fiber optic long distance or CAT 6a/7 for a smaller job, its a perfect pair. For CAT 6a/7 we have the Icron Raven 3104 4-port USB 3.1, 100m CAT 6a/7 Extender System allowing users to extend all USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) device types as well as USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices across a point-to-point connection up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable. As an example, this is perfect for conference rooms using USB 3.1 cameras as shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

Can be used/paired with flash and hard drive, keyboards, mice, interactive whiteboards, touchscreens, docking stations, USB to video converters, audio devices, and/or any other USB 3, 2 and 1 device. It has a blazing 10x the speed when compared to ANYother Box USB extender on the market and it is the only extender currently capable of CAT X 3.0 extension, with CAT X being widely preferred over fiber in virtually all typical applications. The long list of features for the USB  3-2-1 Raven™ 3104 continues below.

Locking Power Connectors
0-50° C Operating Range
 USB 3.1 Gen 1 data rate up to 5 Gbps
Integrated 4 port USB 3.1 hub supporting all USB 3.1, 2.0, 1.1 devices simultaneously at full bandwidth
Up to 1.2A (6W) per USB port
100/1000 Mbps Ethernet channel; LAN pass-through
Single cable, CAT 6a/7 up to 100m
Point-to-point connection
FCC and CE (Class B) compliance
Two year warranty
ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features:
              ▪  Transparent USB extension supporting USB 3, 2 and 1
              ▪  True plug and play; no software drivers required
              ▪  Works with all major operating systems:  Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™

On top of all these great features, you also have the additional choice if you are inclined or have a USB 3.1 extender application that requires fiber optic cable instead of the CAT 6a/7 then we have that covered too. The Icron USB  3-2-1 Raven™ 3124 has a fiber link cable connection that provides great benefit to medical and military personnel especially as it provides electrical isolation for extra security. It provides all the same applications uses as the Raven 3104 on top of this and extends up to 200 meters simultaneously over Multimode Fiber and has an extra treat for installers because you can leverage an existing network infrastructure without having to run additional dedicated cables or allow users (especially PTZ or Pan Tilt Zoom Applications) to connect Ethernet capabilities through the extender without having to run a separate cable. Icron makes it as easy as plug and go with reliable connections and unparalleled interoperability.

On the endless list of applications these as well as the Raven 3104 are perfect for any Security & Monitoring systems, Live Staging & Production requiring Pro-AV set up, any type of business setting for Boardrooms, meeting rooms or huddle rooms where employees get together to chat and use communications software over Skype or the like.

 

 

 

 

 

It has become extremely popular in the Machine Vision industry for testing and taking/recording measurements of various materials. And most important according to some is the use with Medical systems and servers as part of a KVM system or proprietary medical device/solution.

Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Top 5 Dreamy Features of the Invid Tech VIS-P2PTZXIRT44 Outdoor Camera

If you know and love cameras or work in the industry then it will be no secret that the products from InVid or Innovative Video Technology are top of the line and the latest from their line of VISION Series cameras proves that they are staying on top going forward. One of their latest offerings is the Invid Tech VIS-P2PTZXIRT44 2 MP PTZ outdoor camera with it’s 44x optical zoom and full 360° range of motion to go with its Smart EXIR Range of up to 820 feet! This is on top of the many features listed below, I could go on and on it’s a sight that has to be seen for yourself though.

Features:

  • Auto-Tracking
  • Try Wide Dynamic Range
  • IP66 Weather Resistant
  • Operates in conditions as low as -49° F
  • iOS & Android Apps for Smart Phone & Tablet Access and CMS Software to manage multiple cameras
  • Optional Micro SD Storage – 128 GB

When used in conjunction with a quality NVR you have one of the best outdoor cameras or security cameras in general that you can get today on the market. Everything from filming to capturing and recording is streamlined and easy to manage with H.265-H.264-MJPEG Compression and built-in Smart Analytics. Motion, audio, as well as statistical analysis in the form of people counting and face detection to sort out issues right away, another feature that ties into this is the cameras behavior detection allowing for any intrusion, crossing of certain lines or motions in areas and auto tracking to capture anything that goes on day or night. Even preset patrols allow this camera to be like a security guard without having to have a physical human body on site, saving both time and money for your business or cherished personal belongings.

Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.