Camera test: Basler BIP-D1300
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In cooperation with Seetec, GIT SECURITY tests current and new video cameras under standardised conditions in the test laboratory of the SeeTec Hardware Competence Center. The Hardware Competence Center was set up because the data and performance specifications of network cameras as stated by manufacturers are often measured under different conditions and are not always reliable in practice. The results provided a sound basis for planning IP video projects and help to avoid unpleasant surprises. For the testing procedure, video sequences are produced under defined lighting scenarios and are then evaluated. Here, movements in the picture as well as night and backlight situations are taken into consideration.
GIT SECURITY and Seetec did test the IP camera Basler BIP-D1300. Let us have a look at the results:
In May this year, Basler extended its range with new IP fixed dome camera models. The models BIP-D1000c-dn with a resolution of 1024 x 769 pixels, and the BIP-D1300c-dn with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels are now available. Because of their impact-resistant aluminium casing and possible operating temperatures from -35° C to +50 °C these cameras are suitable for video surveillance outdoors and for inside use under extreme conditions. The dome cameras provide the same functionalities as the corresponding camera modes without a dome housing: Day/night functionality for night use and applications in difficult lighting conditions. The Sony CCD sensors should ensure excellent image quality in all lighting situations. Basler IP fixed dome cameras are equipped with a microSDHC slot to store data locally and can be run with Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af Class 0). The manufacturer specifies multi-streaming with several independent MJPEG streams or several MJPEG streams and an additional H.264 or MPEG-4 stream.
In the test, the vandal-proof dome camera with outdoor capability and day/ night switchover delivered a good image even under poor lighting conditions. It especially shows its strengths in backlight situations.
It is therefore particularly suitable use for access areas or in a logistics environment. The camera receives its power supply via PoE. It supports MJPEG, MPEG4 and H.264 and is equipped with an internal SDHC slot.