Pixim-Powered Cameras Are the Real Winners for Casinos
Gaming tables at casinos worldwide do everything in their power to thwart cheating, whether it’s by customers or employees. Casinos today also face increased scrutiny from a number of regulatory agencies, which expect both compliance with their regulations and proof of the casinos’ security capabilities. In addition, gaming commissions require casinos to provide video evidence to settle disputes over payouts. To be effective in casinos, security cameras must capture details – of people, gaming tables, and surroundings – regardless of the lighting and even when the images are magnified.
Common security camera problems that gaming establishments encounter:
- Inadequate color reproduction, including inability to distinguish red vs. black playing cards
- Lack of detail in facial features, cards, chips, roulette wheels, etc.
- Unnatural skin tones of gamblers and casino employees
- Poor white balance, making it difficult to identify cards, especially when illuminated by halogen, fluorescent, neon, or argon lights
- Poor clarity of images with glare or other high-contrast lighting situations
- Poor resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in zoom modes
Pixim's Digital Pixel System® ultra-wide dynamic range technology, a true breakthrough in imaging technology, delivers unprecedented image quality in all lighting conditions. Cameras powered by Pixim's specialized image processing chipsets can significantly enhance casino security through the following capabilities:
- Widest dynamic range: Captures highlight and shadow detail - including faces, hands, cards, and roulette wheels - in the same scene.
- Highest total resolution: Makes it easy to distinguish image features and details, even at high magnification or zoom.
- Superior color rendering: Accurately displays colors of cards, roulette wheels, chips, and skin tones even in difficult lighting such as glare, low light, high-contrast scenes, and neon or argon lighting.
- High image compression: Improves image quality with smaller file size - allowing DVRs to record with higher frame rate or higher resolution, or both, while maintaining the same total recording time.
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Pixim, compared with CCD technology, enables the higher compression of images taken by security cameras, which leads to advantages for DVRs:
- Allows the use of higher-resolution settings on the DVR without sacrificing the overall recording time (i.e., # days on a DVR).
- Enables more frames per second to be written on the DVR without sacrificing overall recording time (i.e., # days on a DVR) or resolution.
- Permits the connection of more cameras to each DVR, without sacrificing resolution or frame rate.
- Provides recordings with higher image quality, for more accurate identification of people and events and more compelling evidence.
- Makes it easier to comply with FBI and other regulations that require storage of 10 to 30 days' worth of video - without sacrificing resolution, lowering the frame rate, or reducing the number of cameras connected to each DVR.
- Optimizes the investment in expensive DVRs.
Security cameras based on Pixim technology enable casinos to capture details of people and activities in high resolution and accurate color, even in variable and challenging lighting conditions and with zoom functions. As a result, casinos are better equipped to detect cheating, from both sides of the table.
- Pixel saturation
- Unnatural color
- Accurate white balance
- Natural color
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