Avonic will be returning to Hall 15 (stand Q260) at ISE 2020 to show its new IP-based software upgrades for the CM44 series of PTZ cameras. With native 1080p30 output from a 1/2.8-inch, 2.07 megapixel CMOS sensor, the CM44 is designed for low light conditions (0.5 lux at F1.8). With a 5x optical zoom, 83.7° horizontal angle view and 255 presets with 0.1° accuracy, Avonic is aiming the CM44 series at both conferencing and training environments. Output is via USB 2.0.
The CM70 lineup has grown to three models, with the newest being a 1080p60 one using a Panasonic SNR CMOS sensor and a range of outputs including HDMI, HD-SDI, IP streaming, MJPEG and SRT and well as control via RS232, RS485 or IP.
More than this, though, it’s the IP capabilities of the CM70 range, which set Avonic’s offerings apart from competitors in the field. The CM70 range enables optimized IP streaming, offers significant IP advantages by utilizing upgraded encoding engines and by being highly interoperable with third-party applications. Efficiency in the encoding process is also facilitated through the use of balanced audio embedded over SDI, HDMI and IP, so external audio sources can be embedded without the burden of an additional encoder.
The low latency capabilities achieved by IP also serve the benefit of allowing for viewing on-screen to occur in the same room as capture, without disorientating or distracting delay. Network efficiency is also facilitated yet further through the use of Unicast TS protocol, key in places such as universities where multicast traffic is often blocked to prevent network overload.
In addition to the CM44 and CM70 ranges, the Avonic booth will also be demonstrating the CM22 series — with 4K, wide-angle PTZ capabilities and previewing the CM90, with 4K@60fps capture camera.