Conventional video systems provide a resolution described as ‘TV’ CIF (352 x 288 pixels), or 288 lines. Other resolutions standards you may be familiar with include:

  • basic computer VGA standard resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (480 lines)
  • original Australian PAL Television standard of 526 lines
  • SVGA computer resolution of 800 x 600 pixels
  • XGA computer resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, commonly used with the squarer 5 x 4 monitors
  • and wide screen computer resolution typically 1440 x 900 pixels.

Compare these standards with the Mega pixel (1280 x 960 pixels) and QXGA 2048 x 1536 pixels standard that Mobotix cameras are capable of.

The much greater resolution afforded by Mobotix cameras enables the image to contain much more detail. Often the first realisation is that the image is so large it won’t fit on a conventional computer screen, and one must move the scroll bar in a web browser to view portions of the image not instantly visible… or one must have access to a large screen.

Faces and number plates are viewable with far better clarity with a Mobotix system.

Number Plate Recognition software has been developed in Australia for use with Mobotix cameras by IP-SURVEILLANCE.COM.AU PTY LTD. Downloading this PDF document will provide details of  the many possibilities offered by the software: ANPRonline.Net Product Specification Sheet
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While some Mobotix cameras are available with monochrome lenses, they cannot see in the dark. For a camera to capture an image there must be light. Sometimes it is necessary to install additional lighting for night time viewing and recording.