Updated: Mar 18, 2020
skoopia's 42mm x 42mm IP camera platform ranging from 2 MP till 12 MP
skoopia provides a full range of industrial IP cameras to the market. Key advantages of skoopia industrial IP cameras are:
Best in class sensors (Sony Starvis Exmor R series) * 1/2.8" sensor size for easy adoption and large choice combining with M12 lenses * 1/1.8" sensor size for very low light sensitivity Both 1/2.8" and 1/1.8" sensor sizes available from 2 MP up to 12 MP
Best in class HiSilicon Digital Signal Processors * Hi3516CV300 - capable up to Full HD / 2MP * Hi3516AV200 - capable up to 5MP * Hi3519V101 - capable up to 12 MP / 4K streaming
Smart hardware combinations minimizing cost versus minimizing latency
One platform serving all industrial IP cameras * All cameras have the same form factor and identical connectors (all IP cameras are single board 42mm x 42mm), irrespective of resolution or processor * All cameras have the same API. * Supporting all relevant communication and discovery protocols
Easy and intuitive Graphical User Interface
Customer specific firmware
Long product availability without changes. Form, fit and function of replacement products to minimize impact.
Industrial IP camera Although skoopia markets its cameras as industrial IP cameras (simply because it is by far the largest target group), skoopia IP cameras are also used as Medical IP camera. In contrast to the other cameras that skoopia markets (AHD cameras, SDI cameras or CVBS cameras), where video signal transport is often decisive versus time, IP cameras provide great other benefits. So,
particularly if latency is less of an issue, IP cameras quite often offer the most pragmatic approach to implement a vision solution. If a delay of the video signal is less important or acceptable, IP as video signal has several advantages over other digital and analog transmission techniques. Main Key advantages of IP over alternate video transmission protocols:
Each camera has a unique address (IP address), making cabling (network) significantly easier if multiple cameras are involved (other video solutions need a dedicated peer to peer connection)
High compression rates via Codec (H.265 /H.264 / MJPEG)
Multiple streams possible in different resolution, frame rate, bit rate
Multiple viewing and storage locations of the video
Functions as stand alone unit, no need for (local) receiving end (DVR or computer).
Local storage (often on SD card) possible, with buffering capability if there is a hick-up in communication.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing camera operation merely using single wire (CAT cable, no power cable required)
Sony Starvis Exmor R sensors
Underneath table shows the different sensors that are used for the different resolutions and sensor sizes, as well as the camera name:
Product Name Resolution Sensor Name Sensor Dimension 21C42IP5 2 MP IMX290 1/ 2.8” 22C42IP5 2 MP IMX307 1/ 2.8”
23C42IP5 2 MP IMX327 1/ 2.8”
23C42IP5-LL 2 MP IMX385 1/ 1.8” 32C42IP5 3 MP IMX123 1/ 2.8” 51C42IP5 5 MP IMX335 1/ 2.8” 64C42IP5-LL 6 MP IMX178 1/ 1.8” 85C42IP 8 MP IMX274 1/ 2.8” 82C42IP5-LL 8 MP IMX334 1/ 1.8” 124C42IP5-LL 12 MP IMX226 1/ 1.7”
123C42IP5 12 MP IMX412 1/ 2.3”
All IP cameras are using a Sony Starvis Exmor R sensor.
Front view of the different industrial IP cameras - per resolution a different color PCB is chosen.
Top line: 2MP IP camera (IMX290, IMX327, IMX385)
Middle line: 3 MP IP camera (IMX123), 5 MP IP camera (IMX335), 8 MP IP camera (IMX274)
Lower line: 12 MP IP camera (IMX226)
In the near future we expect to have block cameras based on the industrial IP cameras, offering block cameras with native onboard IP output. First two resolutions will be 2MP (IMX385) and 12MP (IMX226) block cameras.
HiSilicon Digital Signal Processors.
As indicated, skoopia IP cameras make use of HiSilicon Digital Signal Processors. The combination of Digital Signal Processors and camera resolution is mostly chosen as the most cost effective solution, but there are some exceptions, indicated by *.
Product Name Resolution DSP Remarks 21C42IP5 2 MP Hi3516CV 22C42IP5 2 MP Hi3516CV
23C42IP5 2 MP Hi3516CV
23C42IP5-LL 2 MP Hi3516AV * 1080p60 / low latency 32C42IP5 3 MP Hi3516AV 51C42IP5 5 MP Hi3516AV 64C42IP5-LL 6 MP Hi3519V * lower latency 85C42IP 8 MP Hi3519V 82C42IP5-LL 8 MP Hi3519V 124C42IP5-LL 12 MP Hi3519V
123C42IP5 12 MP Hi3519V
One platform serving all industrial IP cameras
skoopia IP cameras form an industry unique IP platform, making the exchange of different cameras straightforward and easy.
* All cameras have the same form factor and identical connectors (all IP cameras are single board 42mm x 42mm), irrespective of resolution or processor * All cameras have the same API. * All cameras have the same communication and discovery protocols
Your benefits of a single platform:
* Upgrading to higher resolution, without any problem
* Single development effort for plural products and/or plural product configurations
Limiting software engineering effort
Since all communciation protocols are identical (complete range of: TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, UPnP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, DHCP, ARP/Bonjour, Zeroconf), all compression protocols are identical (all have H.265, H.264 (base, main, high) and MJPG) and the fact that the API is identical accross the entire IP portfolio implies that the software engineering effort to integrate a single camera is present, but that any change in the product portfolio (whether it is higher resolution, more sensitive sensor or even just higher performance DSP for lower latency) requires no further software engineering effort.
skoopia API discovery API -> find your camera event streaming API -> video/photo on demand/trigger media streaming API -> video/photo to your pref. app. HTTP API -> full control in your app.
Limiting mechanical engineering effort
All skoopia IP cameras have the same form, being a single board 42mm x 42mm. This makes offering multiple resolutions on identical products easy and straightforward, and effectively allows you to market different products with e.g. 2MP (1080p), 5MP (1440p) and 8MP (2160p) wihtout the effort to change the design of your product.
Test the market demand for higher resolutions
We talk to numerous customers, and nearly all indicate that industrial markets are conservative, prefer to keep an existing system running, and prefer not to change. And of course, you are not forced to market plural products, and can also await the market demand. But if you have the chance to test the market demand / market response on higher resolution, faster processing - ergo- lower latency, etc. with hardly any cost (skoopia assumes you will test your setup with higher resolution before introduction :) ), why would you wait and potentially miss out on important market developments.
Easy and intuitive Graphical User Interface
skoopia IP cameras can be viewed by:
* a browser
* a dedicated applications
* a video management system
Depending on your application you likely have a preference for one of the above solutions. Nevertheless, skoopia is well aware that it starts with image quality assessment. A fast assessment is done using the web browser to get an initial "feel" for the image quality.
Irrespective of the preferred application you want to use, the industrial IP cameras all come with an easy GUI in web browsers, an easy streaming API description for viewers and media players, and an integrated HTTP API for in application video streaming.
We believe the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of our industrial IP cameras (which again is cross platform) is easy and straightforward. All applications claims a user friendly GUI. We never found any body claiming "not user friendly". Therefore, as with all things that are user/customer specific, get a sample camera and convince yourself. On user friendliness, but also on image quality and camera capability. Request a sample to test our solution.
Sample conditions of skoopia: Samples returned complete and undamaged within 30 days after delivery will not be invoiced.
The browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge)
Although we will always display an image in any browser (as we prefer to provide feedback the camera is functioning fine), most browsers per default only support the MJPG stream. To assure that all (even older) computers with a browser support an image, we have set a stream on MJPG in low resolution, just to make sure you see a camera image as default. We have tested with 5 different browsers just to make sure you can see the MJPG QCIF video. Underneath you find our observations for different browsers and different operating systems.
We tested operating systems: Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, Android), iOS.
We tested browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox and Edge.
We do not recommend Edge as a browser for viewing video footage. If you are a Microsoft addict, please use Internet Explorer. Other browsers are also available under the Windows operating system. Here, Internet Explorer provides the easiest upgrade to H.265 viewing. H.264 viewing is possible for all other browsers.
Under Ubuntu and iOS, Internet Explorer is not (realistically) available. Upgrades for H.264 and H.265 are available for Safari, Opera, Firefox and Chrome. Support depends on the version of the operating systems and browser you are using, and sometimes even on the hardware (to process the amount of data).
skoopia is still puzzled why most browsers per default have issues with H.265 and sometimes even H.264.
If you experience any difficulties, do consider to retrieve the stream via VLC. VLC is a free of charge program, that is available on nearly all platforms, providing a solution on all platforms (naturally, if your hardware cannot coop with the amount of data, your video will not immediately be displayed, but can be viewed if the video is processed).
Viewers and Media Players (AMcap, VLC)
Plural viewers and media players exist that allow you to immediately view or play the video stream you are capturing from the device. skoopia has tested with AMcap (viewer) and VLC (media player) as these appear to set the standard. In both cases, we experienced no issues, as long as the streaming API is carefully followed
skoopia API media streaming API -> video/photo to ur pref. app.
Video Management Systems (skoopia, Milestone)
skoopia IP cameras come with a small Video Management System for people demanding a cost-effective solution. However, although this VMS is open, it is only tested with skoopia IP cameras.
Our business is industrial IP cameras, not VMS
skoopia also tested its cameras with Milestone, the leading vendor of VMS. We are pleased to inform you that skoopia cameras are fully Milestone compliant and have been in usage with Milestone for years.
Customized industrial IP cameras
skoopia offers three levels of customized IP cameras;
No customization, just easy: simply because you want to go back to original.
All skoopia Industrial IP cameras offer the capability to reset all settings, and/or to ugprade your system to your preferred setting. Just push reset or upgrade the firmware (one-click upgrade) and your are back to the settings situation you require.
very low volume
All skoopia industrial IP cameras offer the capability to replicate IP camera configuration on to next IP cameras that do not have the same MAC address. This seems a silly feature, but the near-all security cameras only allow for replication of the specific MAC address. This implies that skoopia industrial IP cameras cam be upgraded with identical settings for next IP cameras. A must have for any industrial IP camera application. An unknown requirement for IP security cameras.
For all cameras having a 100+ unit requirement, skoopia offers full settings as default implementation. Require a default setting for a fixed IP address, or fixed settings for B&W and IP stream, just ask. skoopia will provide low volume fixed / reset settings for your IP cameras.
Still low, but higher volume
For all cameras having a X00+ unit requirement, skoopia offers OEM GUI (Original Manufacutring Manufacturing Graphica User Interfacing). Here, not only full settings. such as a fixed IP address, or fixed settings for B&W and IP stream, but also the GUI in any webbrowser will be adapted in your firms color scheme and naming. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require such settings.
10+ years of 42mm x 42mm single board Industrial IP cameras
skoopia is a supplier of long product availability without changes. Not just for IP cameras, but also for its industrial monitors, industrial AHD cameras, industrial SDI cameras, industrial CVBS cameras and industrial DVRs. For the Industrial IP camera world, skoopia has gone a nudge further, also making sure that the next generation Industrial IP cameras adhere to the same API (software interoperability) as well as to the same form (mechanical interoperability). Therefore, skoopia is pleased to inform you that our IP platform will last for 10+ years.
What is not skoopia industrial IP cameras?
Industrial IP cameras are found in significant percentages in production lines. skoopia purposefully distantiates itself from "optimizing software development costs" and focuses on minimizing integration efforts based on the images it provides. Typically, GigE/GigE vision/machine vision solutions require extensive product line testing and optimizing as well as product line specific software. The camera is extremely relevant for capturing the image in this unique setting, but the added value is in the "smart analyis" ( and we must admit, quite some players have truly smart analysis software) of the image / video.
skoopia does not provide machine vision solutions. Yet, numerous machine vision Value Added Resellers are working with us, as skoopia's IP camera platform is versatile, flexible and open. We thank all VARs that are using our cameras in machine vision for their business, and continue to further improve image resolution, senosr sensitivity, and integration capability. For machine vision solutions, please contact your VAR directly. We do welcome your -indirect- business.