Updated: May 20, 2021
skoopia has released it's first IP block camera. This 36x optical zoom block camera offers up to four IP streams in H.265, H.264 (base, mid, and high profile) and MJPEG. Its super sensitive sensor - Sony IMX385 - makes it ideal for applications in extreme low light conditions.
The 23Z36IP5-LL provides four IP streams. Each stream can be fully configured to the users liking. An intuitive GUI allows you to fully configure the camera.
Resolution can be set from 1080p60 to QVGA, in variable frames per second.
Video compression can be set to H.265, H.264 (base, medium and high profile) or MJPEG.
Easy integration in Video Management Systems as the 23Z36IP5-LL is Onvif-S compliant.
Very straightforward Graphical User Interface, allowing direct camera control including PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) using any kind of web-browser
Low weight block camera: Only 300 g for the complete unit having 36x optical zoom and IP on board.
APIs available for customized OEM integration
Firmware update for dedicated settings and or OEM function requests.
Video configuration of the 23Z35IP5-LL - 36x optical zoom IP camera
The camera offers complete control of all video functions. Settings can be controlled using the Graphical User Interface or APIs (often straightforward commands in standard applications such as VLC player (e.g. RSTP stream)
Four different video streams can be fully configured.
Resolution can be set per video stream - Supported Video Resolutions: 1920x1080(Full-HD), 1280x1024(SXGA), 1280x720(HD), 704x480(4CIF/NT), 704x576(4CIF/PAL), 640x480(VGA), 352x288(CIF), 320x240(QVGA)
Compression protocol (H.265/H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile) and MJPEG can be set per stream
GOP can be set per stream
Bitrate can be completely configured, from variable bit rate (VBR) to constant bit rate (CBR), including setting the factual bit rate as well as the bit quality per stream.
Zoom presets and custom zoom trajectories are available
All relevant image parameters can be controlled (brightness, sharpness, contrast, saturation, flip/mirror, shutter, gain, white balance, focus, day/night (incl. thresholds), WDR/BLC, Digital Noise Reduction, etc).
On Screen Display capability for zoom & date/time or fixed text, including color settingn of OSD
Smart camera (set triggers, set Region of Interest, set Mask region).
Parallel CVBS output
Video stream settings can be saved and transferred between cameras (important difference of OEM IP cameras versus security IP cameras, vast majority if not all security IP cameras only allow configuration save and import on 1 specific camera (do not loose settings of camera, no transfer of settings possible).
Network configuration of the 36x optical zoom IP camera
The camera supports all relevant types of protocols for networking.
Fixed versus DHCP client IP address
Security Multi User Authority, IP Filtering, HTTPS
Network Time Sync Synchronize Computer/NTP Server, Manual
Software Reset Restart, Reset, Factory Default
Auto Recovery Backup, Restore
Remote Upgrade Using Web Browser
Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, UPnP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, DHCP, ARP, Zeroconf Bonjour
Client Software Built-In Web, ONVIF Compatible 3rd Party VMS
Max. User Connection 10 Users
Triggered recording to network location and/or SD card
Fully configurable recording, including pre- / post time, event based FTP / email, set time intervals for recording (e.g. opening hours only / closing hours only).
User management / integration
The camera supports multiple user profiles, each with own settings and/or pre-defined function access.
It also supports Onvif Profile-S for easy integration in existing Video Management Systems (VMS) such as Milestone. The camera itself comes with a basic Video Management system.
Example of RSTP media streaming API implementation (e.g. in VLC player)
Syntax rtsp://<server address>:<rtsp_port>/media/1/# With server address: 18.104.22.168, and rtsp port 554 (default values in camera) Stream Number 1,2,3 would be called by: Stream1 : rtsp://192.168.0.10:554/media/1/1 Stream2 : rtsp://192.168.0.10:554/media/1/2 Stream3 : rtsp://192.168.0.10:554/media/1/3
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a control protocol for media streams delivered by a media server. RTSP can be considered a “remote control” providing commands such as play and stop. The RTSP server in the skoopia products is based on RFC2326 Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) , RFC 4566 SDP: Session Description Protocol and RFC3550 RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications.
Built-up of the 36x optical zoom IP camera
The hart of any camera is formed by the sensor and the DSP (digital signal processing unit, often also called ISP (image signal processing unit) . skoopia has chosen best of class DSP and sensor for this block camera.
1/2" best in class block camera optics
skoopia has carefully selected the optics that -in combination with the Sony IMX385 and Hi Silicon Hi3516AV200 provide the best in class image quality.
Key differences between our optics and regular block camera optics.
Designed for larger sensors (1/2") not regular (1/3" or 1/2.8")
High class glass with extreme high transparancy to minimize light loss.
Sony is the authority in providing worlds best sensors. skoopia has chosen the flagship sensor of Sony for the 1080p resolution at 1/2", being the Sony Starvis Exmor R IMX385.
Key advantages of the IMX385
Very sensitive (twice the sensitivity if compared to its predecessor Sony IMX185)
Large sensor surface (1/2")
Need more details read below generic section HiSilicon 3516AV200
HiSilicon is a top-end supplier of DSPs. Yet, we chose to apply the HiSilicon 3516AV200 which is also capable of processing 4MP camera data (1440p30). This higher end choice has the following benefits:
1080p60 video stream can be provided
lower latency of video stream at 1080p30
It offers plural options, which are nearly all available in the skoopia 23Z36IP5-LL 36x optical zoom block camera.
Need more details on HiSilicon 3516AV200, read below detailed section IMX385.
Key specifications of the 36x optical zoom lens:
Focal Length 6.0 ~ 210 mm±5%
F No. F1.5±5% (Wide) ~ F4.8±5% (Tele)
Image Circle 1/1.8” inch
Type 36x Day & Night Zoom Lens
Field of View H 56.5°(W) ~ V 33.6°(W)
Sony Starvis Exmor R IMX385 detailed description
The Sony IMX385 sensor is made for industrial applications. The sensor realizes high sensitivity approximately twice that of the IMX185. The IMX385 pursues picture quality at low illuminance most needed by cameras for industrial applications and mounts pixels with a sensitivity of 2350 mV, which is the highest sensitivity among Sony image sensors for industrial applications. In addition, SNR1s of 0,13lux, which is the highest performance among Sony Full HD-compatible image sensors for industrial applications, is achieved by mounting an internal programmable gain amplifier and high conversion gain pixels. Superior performance as an image sensor for industrial applications is further achieved by combining HDR (high dynamic range) technology with technology that improves sensitivity in the near-infra-red light region. World's best low illuminance performance
Cameras for industrial applications are required to produce color images with high picture quality even in dark conditions. High sensitivity characteristics of 2350mV, which is approximately twice that of the existing 1/2" type Full HD product (IMX185) with the same 3.75 micro meter pxiel size , have been achieved by mounting a new pixel with the highest sensitivity among Sony image sensors for industrial applications.
The IMX385 supports DOL (digital overlap)-type HDR function. This function uses a method that outputs the data for three frames with different storage times line by line instead of frame by frame, enabling improvement of picture quality especially under low illuminance when compared to the existing multiple exposure HDR function.
The IMX385 is equipped with two different types of output interface (low-voltage LVDS serial, MIPI CSI-2) to meet the diverse needs of customers. The low-voltage LVDS serial interface has a maximum output data rate of 445,5 Mbps/channel, and the number of output channels can be selected from 1 ch, 2ch or 4 ch. The MIPI-CSI-2 interface has a maximum output data rate of 742,5 Mpbs/lane and the number of planes can be selected from 1 lane, 2 lanes, or 4 lanes.
specifications by Sony
HiSilicon 3516AV200 detailed description
800 MHz A7 core, supporting 32 KB I-cache, 32 KB Dcache, and 128 KB L2 cache 1.25G GHz A17 core, supporting 32 KB I-cache, 32 KB D-cache, and 256 KB L2 cache
Neon acceleration, integrated FPU
H.264 Base Profile/Main Profile/High Profile
H.265 Main Profile
I/P/B frame, dual-P-frame reference
MJPEG/JPEG baseline encoding
Video Encoding Performance
Maximum 16-megapixel (4608 x 3456) resolution for H.264/H.265 encoding
Real-time multi-stream H.264/H.265 encoding capability: − 5M@30 fps + 720P@30 fps − 6M@30 fps +VGA@30 fps
Maximum JPEG snapshot performance of 3840 x 2160@30 fps
CBR, VBR, FIXQP, AVBR, and QPMAP modes
Maximum100 Mbit/s output bit rate
Encoding of eight ROIs
Intelligent Video Analysis
Integrated IVE, supporting various intelligent analysis applications such as motion detection, perimeter defense, and video diagnosis
Video and Graphics Processing
3D denoising, image enhancement, and dynamic contrast improvement
Anti-flicker for output videos and graphics
1/30x to 16x video scaling
Seamless splicing of 2-channel videos
1/2x to 2x graphics scaling OSD overlaying of eight regions before encoding
Video graphics overlaying of two layers (video layer and graphics layer)
2-channel independent ISP processing
Adjustable 3A functions (AE, AWB, and AF) FPN removal
Highlight compensation, backlight compensation, gamma correction, and color enhancement Defect pixel correction, denoising, and digital image stabilization
Anti-fog Lens distortion correction and fisheye correction
Picture rotation by 90° or 270°
Picture mirroring and flipping
Sensor built-in WDR, 4F/3F/2F frame-based/line-based WDR, and local tone mapping. The second channel of ISP processing supports only sensor built-in WDR, 2F framebased/line-based WDR, and local tone mapping.
ISP tuning tools for the PC
Voice encoding/decoding complying with multiple protocols by using software Compliance with the G.711, G.726 and ADPCM protocols
Audio 3A functions (AEC, ANR, and ALC)
AES, DES, and 3DES encryption and decryption algorithms implemented by using hardware RSA1024/2048/4096 signature verification algorithm implemented by using hardware
Hash-SHA1/256 and HMAC_SHA1/256 tamper proofing algorithms implemented by using hardware
Integrated 512-bit OTP storage space and hardware random number generator
VI Interfaces − Two sensor inputs. The maximum resolution for the main channel is 16 megapixels (4608 x 3456), and the maximum resolution for the second input is 8 megapixels (4096 x 2160) or 9 megapixels (3000 x 3000) − 8-/10-/12-/14-bit RGB Bayer DC timing VI, at most 150 MHz clock frequency − BT.601, BT.656, or BT.1120 VI interface − Maximum 12-lane MIPI/LVDS/sub-LVDS/HiSPi interface for the main channel − Maximum 4-lane MIPI/LVDS/sub-LVDS/HiSPi interface for the second sensor interface − Compatibility with mainstream HD CMOS sensors provided by Sony, Aptina, OmniVision, and Panasonic − Compatibility with the electrical specifications of parallel and differential interfaces of various sensors − Programmable sensor clock output
VO interfaces − One PAL/NTSC output for automatic load detection − One BT.1120/BT.656 VO interface for connecting to an external HDMI or SDI, supporting at most 1080p@60 fps output − LCD output
Integrated audio CODEC supporting 16-bit audio inputs and outputs
I-2-S interface for connecting to an external audio CODEC
Dual-channel differential MIC inputs for reducing background noises
External reset input
Integrated 3-channel LSADC Five UART interfaces
IR interface, I2 C interface, SSP master interface, and GPIO interface
Eight PWM interfaces (four independent interfaces and four ones multiplexed with other pins) Two SD 3.0/SDIO 3.0 interfaces, supporting SDXC
One USB 3.0/USB 2.0 host/device port
One PCIe 2.0 interface in master/slave mode
RGMII/RMII in 10/100 Mbit/s full-/half-duplex mode and 1000 Mbit/s full-duplex mode, and TSO network acceleration
External Memory Interfaces
DDR4/DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3 interface − 32-bit LPDDR3 interface with the maximum frequency of 800 MHz (1.6 Gbit/s) − 32-bit DDR4/3/3L interface with the maximum frequency of 933 MHz (1.866 Gbit/s) − Maximum capacity of 1024 MB for a 16-bit DDR SDRAM − Maximum total capacity of 2048 MB for two 16-bit DDR SDRAMs
SPI NOR flash interface − 1-/2-/4-wire mode − 3-byte or 4-byte address mode − Maximum capacity of 32 MB
SPI NAND flash interface, supporting the maximum capacity of 512 MB
eMMC 5.0 interface, supporting the maximum capacity of 2 TB
NAND flash interface − 8-bit data width − SLC or MLC − 4-/8-/24-/40-/64-bit ECC
− Components with 8 GB or larger capacity
Booting from the SPI NOR flash, SPI NAND flash, or NAND flash
Booting from an eMMC or over PCIe
High-performance H.265 PC/iOS/Android decoding library
High-performance H.264 PC decoding library
Power consumption − 1.35 W typical power consumption − Multi-level power saving mode
Operating voltages − 0.9 V core voltage − 3.3 V I/O voltage and 3.8 V margin voltage − 1.2 V, 1.5 V, 1.35 V, or 1.2 V DDR4/3/3L/LPDDR3 SDRAM interface voltage
Package − RoHS, FC-CSP − Body size of 10 mm x 10 mm (0.39 in. x 0.39 in.) − Lead pitch of 0.4 mm (0.02 in.)
specifications by HiSilicon