The Seawolf chip has allowed us to combine the latest in imaging and display technologies at an affordable price point.
Mountain View, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011
Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, announced that Checkpoint Systems, Inc. has launched an innovative Interactive Public View (IPV) monitor integrating Pixim’s new Seawolf chip. The IPV monitor is designed for retail loss prevention and integrates with smart fixtures, electronic article surveillance, and RFID-based solutions. It uses customized graphics as well as audible and visual alerts to draw attention to the monitor or deliver messaging related to an alarm or event.
Based on Seawolf, the IPV monitors are specified at a resolution of 690 HTVL effective and offer the industry’s proven best wide dynamic range. In addition, the IPV monitors require just 0.1 lux of illumination to produce usable, color images at a full 30 frames per second.
“Pixim’s release of Seawolf timed perfectly with the development of the IPV monitor,” says Farrokh Abadi, Checkpoint Systems’ president of shrink management solutions business. “The chip has allowed us to combine the latest in imaging and display technologies at an affordable price point.”
“Retailers are constantly challenged with difficult lighting conditions,” says John Monti, vice president of marketing and business development for Pixim. “Seawolf can solve the imaging problems caused by everything from backlit entrances to the glare off jewelry cases. It’s thrilling to team up with Checkpoint, a company known for its viable shrink management offerings, because Seawolf is another effective tool for retail loss prevention.”
Pixim Inc. has developed unique imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional image capture technologies, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application - thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty.
Pixim chips are incorporated into over a million security cameras installed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit http://www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1118.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint enables retailers and their suppliers to reduce shrink, improve shelf availability and leverage real-time data to achieve operational excellence. Checkpoint solutions are built upon 40 years of RF technology expertise, diverse shrink management offerings, a broad portfolio of apparel labeling solutions, market-leading RFID applications, innovative high-theft solutions and its Web-based Check-Net data management platform. As a result, Checkpoint customers enjoy increased sales and profits by improving supply-chain efficiencies, by facilitating on-demand label printing and by providing a secure open-merchandising environment enhancing the consumer’s shopping experience. Listed on the NYSE, Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 5,700 people worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.checkpointsystems.com.
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