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Sony SNC-RH164 HD PTZ dome camera
With IP66 protection, an impact resistant dome cover and a unique integrated sunshine ventilation system, the SNC RH164 HD PTZ dome camera is specifically designed for heavy duty outdoor monitoring applications. The SNC-RH164 HD PTZ dome camera delivers excellent picture quality at HD resolution (1280×720, 30 fps) in 16:9 aspect ratio. This level of clarity combined with state-of-the-art image processing and a high speed panning capability makes the RH164 one of the most effective CCTV cameras on the market. With a total tilt range of 210° and a 360° endless high-speed panning capability, it can cover a wide monitoring area quickly and in a high level of detail. This capability makes it an obvious choice for mission critical CCTV applications including airport/border and traffic surveillance.

Installation and servicing time is reduced by a newly developed base, with a Quick Release Mechanism, which means the camera can be installed or detached quickly. HPoE (High Power over Ethernet) capability and support for multiple codecs provides ultimate flexibility for system design, integration and installation.

SNC-RH Series Cameras also feature ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliance for easy interoperability with IP monitoring products from a variety of manufacturers.

1 Year Prime Support is included as standard within the EU, Norway and Switzerland. This gives users access to an expert helpdesk and, in the unlikely event of a failure, will arrange for an advance replacement unit to be delivered within a target time of one working day. An additional 2 years support is also available as an option.

High Definition Picture Quality
Sonys HD CMOS image sensor provides excellent picture quality at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) in 16:9 aspect ratio. The full potential of sharp, clear HD images is ensured thanks to XDNR noise reduction and visibility enhancer systems.

Improved performance in challenging lighting conditions
Sonys Visibility Enhancer technology improves performance in challenging lighting conditions, for example high-contrast environments, such as casinos and highways, that had previously been difficult to monitor . The Visibility Enhancers advanced system suppresses extreme whites and boosts dark areas in a scene simultaneously and dynamically, to produce clearer images on the screen.

Clear low-light images
XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) technology virtually eliminates image blur in low-light conditions, enabling users to clearly capture images that have not been easy to portray in the past. It also overcomes the problems associated with many competitor camera models. Whats more, when both XDNR and Visibility Enhancer are turned on, the cameras can achieve four times the sensitivity compared to when they are off. This technology is ideal for any outdoor surveillance monitoring, such as in a car park at night.

Powerful optical zoom
10x high quality optical zoom delivers greater flexibility in finding and tracking targets.

Wider vertical viewing range
A 210° tilt angle allows a wider vertical viewing range, whilst 400°/sec pan/tilt speed and 360° continuous rotation allows users to find and track targets quickly and easily. The E-flip feature provides seamless viewing through the full tilt swing.

Quick Release Mechanism
A new base design, incorporating a Quick Release Mechanism, makes installation and servicing faster and easier.

High Power over Ethernet capability (IEEE802.3at)
Supporting high Power over Ethernet (hPoE), the SNC-RH Series can be powered using the same Ethernet cable it uses for data transfer. This feature greatly reduces the physical infrastructure costs and speed of deployment. (Available with version 1.2 or later software.)

Triple Codec Network Operation
This multi-codec camera supports three compression formats: JPEG, the best choice of high-quality still images; MPEG-4, the format that provides clear moving images efficiently over limited-bandwidth networks; and H.264, the alternative for severely limited-bandwidth networks, providing twice the efficiency of MPEG-4. The camera can generate JPEG and MPEG-4 images simultaneously.

ONVIF Compliant
The ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network video devices including automatic device discovery, video streaming and intelligence metadata. Allows interoperability between network video devices.

Tamper Alarm
When an attempt is made to tamper with the camera, such as spray-painting the lens, the SNC-RH Series detects this and triggers an alarm. This event can also be used to activate the camera relays, or even to start the Voice Alert function.

Advanced Audio Detection
Unlike conventional audio detection where an alarm is triggered based on a preset audio level, the SNC-RH Series triggers its alarms based on ambient sound conditions as the threshold. The camera stores and updates ambient audio levels and frequencies, and when the threshold level based on this data, is surpassed, an alarm is triggered. (Available with version 1.1 or later software.)

Audio Message Alert
The camera can store up to three pre-recorded audio alert messages which may be played via an active speaker upon manual or automatic initiation.

Audio Echo Cancellation
This feature removes the echo frequently encountered between the operator and remote site audio systems when speakers and microphones are used.

Support for IPv6
The SNC-RH Series supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

Local Storage / Wireless Capability
The SNC-RH Series has a Compact Flash (CF) slot. This can be used either with a CF memory card for local video storage, or for wireless capability. The SNCA-CFW5 (802.11b/g) CF type wireless LAN card is supported.

Enhanced viewing range
An extended tilt range provides greater viewing flexibility, especially when viewing in zoom.

Simple to install, easy to maintain
The camera can be installed or detached quickly and easily thanks to its newly developed base, which greatly reduces installation and servicing time and costs.

Highly flexible network capability
Enjoy extraordinary operational flexibility using the ideal compression format for differing image and network types (JPEG for high-quality still images; MPEG-4 and H.264 for clear, moving images over bandwidth-limited networks).

ONVIF compliance offers the optimum in system flexibility
Compliance with ONVIF Open Network Video Interface Forum) ensures interoperability and maximum flexibility between a wide range of manufacturers network video products.

The perfect solution for use in all outdoor monitoring applications
IP66 protection and impact resistant dome cover technology combine with an integrated sunshine ventilation mechanism to deliver the optimum in all weather protection in arduous outdoor monitoring conditions.


Image device

Minimum illumination
Day:2.1 lx (XDNR ON VE ON Slow Shutter OFF 50 IRE IP/Analogue)
Night:0.19 lx (XDNR ON VE ON Slow Shutter OFF 50 IRE IP/Analogue)

Number of effective pixels (H x V)
Approx. 2 Megapixel

Electronic shutter speed
1/2 to 1/10,000 s

Auto gain control
Auto/Manual (-3 to +18 dB)

Exposure control
Auto, Full auto, Shutter-priority, Iris-priority, Manual, EV compensation, Backlight compensation

White balance mode
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, Manual

Lens type
Auto-focus zoom lens

Zoom ratio

Horizontal viewing angle
5.4 to 50 degrees

Focal length
f=5.1 to 51mm

F1.8 (wide), F2.1 (tele)

Minimum object distance
10 mm (wide) to 800 mm (tele)

Pan angle
360 degrees endless rotation

Pan speed
400 degrees/s (max.)

Tilt angle
210 degrees (with e-flip)

Tilt speed
400 degrees/s (max.)

–Camera Features–



Visibility Enhancer



Codec image size (H x V)
1280×720, 1024×576, 800×480, 768×576, 640×480, 640×368, 384×288, 320×240, 320×192

Video compression format
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG

Maximum frame rate
H264/MPEG-4: 30 fps (1280 x 720)

JPEG: 10 fps (1280 x 720)


Audio compression

–Scene analytics–

Intelligent motion detection
Yes (with built-in Post Filter)

Intelligent object detection

Advanced audio detection



Wireless network
Yes (With Optional)

Number of clients


–Analogue video output–

Signal system

Horizontal resolution
480 TVL

S/N ratio
more than 50 dB


10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)

Serial interface
RS-232C, RS-422/RS-485 (PELCO D protocol)

Card slots
CF card x1

Analog video output
Composite video (1Vp-p)

Sensor input
x 4

Alarm output
x 2

External microphone input
Mini-jack (Monaural), MIC IN/LINE IN: 2.2k ohm, 2.45VDC plug-in power

Audio line output
Mini-jack (Monaural), Max output level: 1 Vrms


Approx. 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz)

238 x 344 mm (9 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches)

Power requirements
AC 24V

Power consumption
80 W max.

Operating temperature
-40 to +50 °C

Storage temperature
-20 to +60 °C

–System requirements–

Operating system
Windows XP, Windows Vista

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo 2GHz or higher

1GB or more

Web browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 6.0, Ver7.0
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