The New Generation in Wide Area Monitoring. Capture, analyze and
Are your facilities safe? If your premises
are large and your property is of high
value, you should consider a wide area
monitoring solution. MarPless together with
Sony, a leading producer of high-definition video solutions and surveillance
equipment, offer an
answer to help keep your highly-valued facilities safe.
The Sony XI’s™ (pronounced X-eyes)
wide area monitoring system acts as ‘extra eyes’ to monitor for
activities 24/7/365. XI’s is more
efficient than using a large number of conventional surveillance cameras.
With the XI’s system, there is no need to
preset pinpoint monitoring areas; extremely wide areas can be monitored at once, which allows
just one operator to grasp the entire situation
surrounding their facilities without being
over inundated. By analyzing changes in the scenery, the XI’s system can quickly
provide operators with important and relevant information to make quick
decisions so they can take appropriate action.
XI’s Camera Systems include:
HD System - The HD camera system captures and records
wide-area panoramic images and high-definition live images to pinpoint specific
areas within the overall monitoring area.
Thermal System - The thermal camera system can effectively
monitor in night conditions where nothing is visible to the naked
eye. What’s more, the thermal
cameras can be used in the daytime to pick up ‘hot spots’ that are not visible with the
Both long range camera systems monitor wide
areas from a single location and transmit
image data over IP networks to a server so
that the recorded material can be played back anywhere and at anytime.
For wide area
monitoring in locations that are not predetermined, the XIS-CM543 Camera
Module and XIS-SR500
Surveillance Room combination is ideal.
These rugged mobile units are easily transportable and can be set up
anywhere there is flat terrain. The
entire mobile system can be quickly and efficiently deployed and operated by two
As a complement to cover any specific
high-threat points or blind spots, Sony PTZ (Pan/Tilt/
Zoom) IP network cameras can
be configured with XI’s systems.
What’s more, a number of other useful
features, such as an image enhancer, object extraction, and motion detection,
are available to enhance your operations.
Regardless of the size of your facility or the vastness of the area you would
like to monitor, Sony has an XI’s solution that is right for you. Because these systems are designed to
flexible and because they transmit information over IP networks, your system can
expanded to meet future requirements.
For wide area monitoring in locations such as
power plants, dams and
coastal waterways, airports, seaports, borders, and even city and
monitoring, the Sony XI’s solution is perhaps the most comprehensive monitoring
solution available today
◊ XI's Image Capturing ◊
XI’s systems efficiently capture images of
extremely wide areas from a single location.
The system can analyze this large panoramic image to easily detect areas
of interest, allowing
an operator to quickly take appropriate action.
That’s the XI’s Capture
• High-Definition (HD) Long-Range Wide Area Monitoring.
XIS-5400 (HD system) can capture
high-quality, panoramic images up to 270°
at distances several kilometers away
depending on weather conditions.
produce the panoramic image, one of the HD
cameras scans the preset area and seamlessly
stitches each still picture into the panoramic
image with effectively 248,800,000 pixels when
scanning an area 270° wide.
• Difference Detection.
Difference Detection is an ingenious function of
the XI’s systems that compares the ‘before and
after’ images of each scan and when
movement is detected, highlights the specific
area to alert the operator.
responds to movement as small as a human
being at a distance over one kilometer away
from the camera.
• Live HD Images for 'Spot Monitoring'.
For ‘Spot Monitoring’ of areas within the
panoramic image of the XI’s system’s, a second
HD camera is used. The
operator can simply
click an area within the panoramic image and
the ‘live’ camera will move to capture the
image at that location.
Operators can manually
pan, tilt, and zoom with the ‘live’ camera for
capturing areas of interest or specific activity.
• Recording and Playback of Panorama and Live Images.
Of course all of the monitored images of the XI’s
system, both panorama and live are recorded
with a date/time stamp and can be played
back whenever necessary. It
is also possible to
play back and review specific areas within the
◊ XI's Thermal Image Capturing ◊
• Thermal Image Monitoring.
The XIS-5310 operates in the IR portion of the electromagnetic spectrum
to provide thermal images, making it ideal to monitor at night time.
Operating on the same XI's image capturing principles of the XIS-5400,
this system can cover wide areas and provide live images even in
conditions where nothing is visible to the naked eye.
• 24-hour Operation.
Working in conjunction with the XIS-5400, the
XIS-5310 can be used not only at night but also
for daytime monitoring of ‘hot spots’ to provide a 24/7 comprehensive
monitoring solution. And
by using a unique panorama overlay function, which gives the operator a
even at night, operation is more intuitive.
What’s more, a function that overlays colors on
moving objects makes it even more user friendly.
◊ XI's Unique Features For Accurate Monitoring ◊
The ‘Image Enhancer’ function available with the live camera of the XI’s
system is ideal for use in foggy and smoggy weather conditions.
enhances the sharpness of the monitored
image to provide much more detail than when
used without the function.
• Shimmer Reduction.
‘Shimmer Reduction’ minimizes shimmer when
the live camera is zoomed in on small or distant
objects to produce clear images with minimal
• 'Object Extraction' within Panaorama Image.
When monitoring images along coastlines, it can
be difficult to differentiate between waves and
other moving objects. The
function of the XI’s system can be used to
distinguish objects in the water from waves.
◊ Mobile Monitoring System ◊
• Transportable Units.
When your requirement is to operate from
locations that are not predetermined, the
combination XIS-CM543 Camera Module and
XIS-SR500 Surveillance Room is an ideal solution.
Both units are transportable by truck, ship, or
aircraft and can be easily set up anywhere
there is flat terrain.
• Easy Two-Person Operation.
System setup and operation can be performed
with a minimum of two people. And if
there is a
need, multiple XIS-CM543 Camera Modules can
be operated from a single XIS-SR500 Surveillance
◊ Other Convenient Features ◊
• Weatherproof (IP66).
Both the HD cameras and thermal cameras in
the XI’s system are IP66 rated as defined by the IEC 529 standard.
This means that the cameras
are resistant to jet sprays and dust ingress.
• Easy Relocation and Expansion.
Because XI’s systems is configured over standard
IP networks, relocation and expansion of the
system is very easy.
• Integrated Support of up to eight IP Cameras for Minimizing Blind Spots.
By integrating Sony IP cameras with the XI’s
system, blind spots can be minimized.
• 'Auto Cruise' Function.
Up to 64 presets of PTZ position, focus, and
duration can be set so that the live camera of
the XI’s systems “tours” the scene.
Of couse, the
camera can be manually overridden.
• Anti-tampering Mechanism.
XI’s Systems uses PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
technology so that images that were taken with
XI’s system cameras can be verified for
◊ Optional Features ◊
• Application Programming Interface (API) for User Specific
Integration with third-party equipment and
subsystems such as Geographic Maps, Radar Systems, and Global Positioning
Systems, is possible.
• Intuitive Controls (Remote Control Unit).
An optional remote control unit with
easy-to-use analog controls, including a joystick, is available.
◊ Applications ◊