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Oncam teams with Qualcomm for new camera line

Oncam teams with Qualcomm for new camera line Camera innovator building on a culture of collaboration within video surveillance

Oncam teams with Qualcomm for new camera line

LONDON—Oncam, a provider of 360-degree video capture technologies, recently teamed up with Qualcomm Technologies to create a powerful new line of compact C-Series cameras.

The first two cameras in the C-Series line – the C-12 Indoor and the C-12 Outdoor Plus – both feature a 12MP sensor and are powered by Qualcomm Technologies, which was chosen as Oncam’s system on a chip (SoC) vendor to ensure the performance of the C-Series and beyond. The Oncam C-Series was designed to support mission-critical video surveillance and security deployments, as well as provide the performance, resilience, scalability, and ease of use required of advanced 360-degree fisheye solutions.

Oncam Chief Operating Officer (COO) Scott Brothers told Security Systems News that the search to identify a SoC vendor for its C-Series cameras began more than three years ago, noting, “The Qualcomm team has been able to deliver, been fantastic to work with and relentless in a positive way toward reaching the joint goals of the organizations — none of which we normally have when working with an SoC vendor.” 

Brothers explained that as a result of the “powerful” SoC from Qualcomm Technologies, the Oncam team was able to take the C-Series camera development to the next level.

“Because we have a powerful chip, we’ve been able to harness that power to deliver the features that our partners and their customers are looking for in a 360-degree camera, including market-leading frame rates, advanced compression technology, the ability to leverage quality video in low-light conditions, and a host of other benefits to the end user,” he said. “All of these capabilities and this power of collaboration created a product that is an integral part of advancing video in the broader IoT marketplace. Qualcomm Technologies partnership is a critical element in the work we’ve done here as a team at Oncam.”

Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., added, “We are proud to be collaborating with Oncam on the launch of its C-Series cameras, their first portfolio of products powered by Qualcomm Technologies. As the Oncam product portfolio grows, our shared vision of delivering innovative camera solutions will enable us to continue unlocking the ‘Internet of Things’ potential for a variety of applications from enterprise, education to smart cities and beyond.”

As we enter a new era for our industry, Brothers said Oncam has focused its efforts on “building and nurturing a world-class team that centers on innovation through collaboration both internally and externally, with the C-Series being the first tangible result of that mindset and approach. Qualcomm Technologies’ investment into IoT [Internet of Things] and the ever-increasing use of IP [Internet Protocol] video as a key element within the IoT ecosystem makes the Oncam/Qualcomm Technologies relationship a fantastic fit both now and in the future as we build out our product roadmap.”


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