Video Surveillance

CES 2020: 4K video processor for security and surveillance applications

03 January 2020

OmniVision Technologies Inc. will demonstrate a new 4K video processor for high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression in security and surveillance devices at the upcoming CES 2020 tradeshow.

The OA805 video processor reduces storage requirements and enables streaming of 4K videos over wireless connections. In the internet of things (IoT), HEVC is growing as a source for home security devices such as battery-powered security cameras and video doorbells.

The OA805 can go from powered off to fully functional in about 0.1 seconds, which allows the device to boot-up when motion is detected in the camera’s field of view, avoiding the need for a standby or sleep mode, OmniVision said. Battery consumption is lowered as the process consumes no power, which allows cameras to have battery life up to two years.

The system-on-chip video processor features dual embedded ARM Cortex-A5 CPU cores with Neon technology for accelerated audio and video encoding/decoding plus image processing, video encoding hardware and RGB/IR processing. High dynamic range (HDR) processing capabilities support capturing videos during the day or night in both bright and dark conditions.

CES 2020 takes place Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

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