scallop imaging

Scallop Imaging

Camera design has not changed in 200 years:  A box, one lens and one piece of film (sensor).

Scallop has something new and better:  Distributed Imaging.

Distributed Imaging is Scallop’s unique approach to image capture.  Instead of the traditional “one lens, one piece of film” box camera approach, we distribute the imaging task among multiple sensors and combine their output in the camera itself at video rates.

Distributed Imaging has allowed us to build the first cameras that truly mimic human vision:  a constant undistorted 180° view, plus simultaneous zoom details from wherever you want in a beautiful 180° view, all combined in one standard video frame.

Why’s that important? Because one Scallop camera can replace from three to five standard security cameras.  And that means at least 60% savings on wiring, licenses, storage requirements, NVR ports, and energy.

Also, with multiple traditional cameras, the scene is broken up into multiple separate views:

In contrast, Scallop’s all solid-state D7-180 camera puts 7 megapixels of resolution on the scene, and then presents it in a standard 720p HD frame as a combination of a constant 180° view without fisheye distortion, plus simultaneous zoom details from wherever you want in that beautiful 180° view. 

It’s an image that’s easy to understand with no blind spots, and high-resolution detail where you need it.  This strategy means you get the benefits of super resolution without the penalty of high bandwidth.

The D7-180’s puts out two streams:  a 720p HD stream which averages <2 Mbit/sec at 15fps and the full 7 megapixel image stream at 1 fps, which averages <1 Mbit/sec.

Instead of looking at pictures, why not be there?™