Camera adapts to contrast
Claimed to be the first CCD-based camera that adapts to lighting contrasts in the same way as the human eye, the SHC-410NAD color camera can separately analyze and reprocess dark and light areas of an image. This adaptive sensitivity provides a dynamic range of 60 dB. In operation, an on-board microprocessor computes the intensity levels in images and adjusts the gain to allow optimal viewing of light and dark areas simultaneously. The camera also features a motion detector with alarm output that eliminates the need for a separate system component. Featuring a 1/3-in. color CCD with 480 lines of resolution, the sensitivity of the SHC-410NAD is 1.5 L at f1/4. The camera will operate from 24-Vac or 12-Vdc power supplies. Samsung Optoelectronics America, 40 Seaview Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094; (201) 902-0347; Fax: (201) 902-9342.