A Rundown of the New Gen3 Product Line

With a new year comes new technology! 2018 is bringing about some fundamental changes in the IP camera models you know and trust to make them even more reliable and functional. These changes include a shift to EXIR night vision on all models, more analytic options, and a longer POE range when paired with our NVRs. These changes can be found in our entire line of 4K cameras, and our Bola HD+, Dart HD+, and Slingshot HD+ options are being overhauled as well.


Generation IR Video Compression Analytics PoE Distance
Gen2 30 IR LEDs ~ 100ft Dual Stream H.264+/H.254/MJPEG Line Crossing Intrusion Detection Region of Interest 100m
Gen 3 EXIR ~ 100ft Three Streams H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MJPEG Line Crossing Intrusion Detection Region of Interest Face Detection  300m

EXIR Night Vision

You may be familiar with EXIR Night Vision if you’ve ever used our Slingshot or Javelin model of camera. This technology replaces the array of 30-40 LEDs that make up the standard IR that come on most models. EXIR does a much better job of illuminating the entire scene, where the old-school LED Arrays can leave the corners dark, creating a “halo effect.”

Advanced Analytic Options

Most of our camera models come with Motion Detection, Line Crossing, and recording on a Schedule as options for triggering recording and sending alerts. The Gen3 models also include more ways to tell a specific camera to record, like Region Entry/Exit, and Face Detection. These features will help you pinpoint more specific moments and hopefully will reduce false alarms while providing reliable recording when you need it.

Extended POE Range

One of the more annoying aspects of running IP cameras is the maximum distance of 100m (329ft) that you can run POE cameras over Cat5 or Cat6 cable. Our new Gen3 cameras are able to operate at a distance of 300m (900ft) without the use of an extender when paired with our NVRs and Cat6 cable, and 150m (500ft) using our NVR with Cat5.

Third Stream

The new Gen3 cameras will feature the ability to utilize 3 streams rather than the typical dual stream on standard models. This provides much more flexibility to users by allowing different data streams to be sent simultaneously. The first stream with high resolution and full frame rate can be used for main monitoring, the second stream with lower resolution can be used for mobile monitoring, the third stream with high, low, or dynamic resolution offers more flexible choices.