Avonic’s CM40-IP camera sports a 20x zoom

Avonic has just announced the new CM40-IP network camera. The company claims the camera is “extremely silent” and gives a “pristine video quality.”

Along with the CM40-IP PTZ camera, the company also announced the CON300-IP serial- and IP-based controller for PTZ cameras. Together, Avonic believes the pair will bring simplicity, flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness.

“There is little doubt that companies and organisations are rapidly embracing IP because of the numerous benefits it brings in terms of simplicity, flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness,” said Walter Harrewijn, Managing Director, Avonic.” That has created significant customer demand for IP-based PTZ cameras and camera controllers – and the CM40-IP and CON300-IP are our response. As well as adding IP functionality to the CM40 and CON300, we have made across-the-board enhancements that make them an even more compelling proposition.”

Let’s take a quick look at both:


The CM40-IP sports a 20x zoom and full support for operation within an IP network. There’s also dual concurrent H.264/H.265 IP for low latency streaming and the CM40-IP supports 3G-SDI, HDMI and USB 2.0 outputs.

Inside, the systems feature a Panasonic CMOS sensor that’s said to deliver “a high SNR (signal/noise ratio) for outstanding image quality.” The camera is capable of output formats up to 1080 60p. Additionally, the CM40-IP is compatible with Skype and is controllable through the RS485 and RS232 and through IP.

Also, the CM40-IP supports Power over Ethernet and features a ‘privacy’ mode’ that lets you know when it is not in use.


AV-CON300. Image courtesy Avonic.

The CON300-IP is Avoniv’s newest controller. It supports legacy cameras using RS485 and RS232 interfaces well as Avonic’s range of IP-based cameras, including the CM40-IP PTZ camera. Up to 50 cameras can be controlled by the CON300-IP and over 250 through IP.

It features a joystick that can control 3D pan / tilt / zoom functions. You also have direct control of iris, brightness and color correction, and the CM300-IP supports both auto and manual focus as well as PTZ speed control.

You can learn more about both systems at avonic.eu.

Image courtesy Avonic

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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