IC Realtime Embraces UL’s 2802 Performance Testing Standard for Camera Image Quality
IC Realtime, a manufacturer of advanced visual surveillance solutions for the residential, commercial, military and government sectors, embraces UL’s 2802 Performance Testing Standard for Camera Image Quality. In the works for more than two years -- and released last September -- the new standard defines a method to assess video image quality through a series of performance based tests that are conducted on production digital cameras.
Cameras are rated (on a scale of 0 through 100) on the following parameters: image resolution; distortion; relative illumination; dynamic range; maximum frame rate; gray level; sensitivity; bad pixel count and veiling glare.
”A standard for testing camera performance is crucial in keeping everyone’s claims honest,” said IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor. “For years IC Realtime’s test labs have been evaluating competitor’s cameras and the amount of deception that we’ve witnessed would blow your mind! I mean cameras that come no where even close to what manufacturer’s state as specifications. It’s truly unfair to the end-user, and in the end, the integrator’s reputation is put in jeopardy.”
Sailor cautions manufacturers, “If you want to compete in my marketplace, you’d better follow through and have UL certify your camera’s performance.”
To help create the UL 2802 standard, IC Realtime worked closely with UL, including submitting its B-2000 2-MegaPixel IP Bullet camera to use as part of the testing development process. According to UL, the camera achieved high scores on many of the performance tests, with a certification and the results expected to be published shortly.