Montreal (Canada): ImmerVision, the leader in panoramic imaging technology, announced today that VisualGate Systems and MDEX have been certified ImmerVision enables. “VisualGate Systems is proud to offer “ImmerVision enables” panoramic functionality with our Powerline based PL-VUE video surveillance solutions,” said David Kerzner, President and CEO of VisualGate Systems. “Our customers now have 360-degree viewing simply by connecting a standard camera, equipped with the IMV1-1/3 lens, to their power outlet.”

The IMV1-1/3 Panomorph lens, launched at the ASIS show 2006, is the first lens offering panoramic functionality for any standard CS mount/DC iris security camera with a 1/3″sensor from 480 TVL to 1.2 MP which encompasses more than 80% of security cameras on the market. This was important news for companies concerned about dangerous gaps in their security grids, but hadn’t considered panoramic technology due to the prohibitive costs and need for infrastructure overhaul. “Our mission at MDEX is to provide customers with video surveillance solutions that allow them to take advantage of new technologies without sacrificing previous CCTV investments,” said Deborah Lechter, V.P. Business Development of MDEX. “The combination of ImmerVision’s panoramic lens with our suite of Digital, Network and Hybrid Video Recorders enables panoramic functionality, without the need to replace existing equipment. The ROI and benefits to our customers are huge.”

Since the introduction of the IMV1 1/3 Panomorph lens, more and more manufacturers selling security products to the oil and gas, gaming, retailing, banking, and transportation industries are upgrading their equipment to become ImmerVision enables. This certifies their products have 360-degree panoramic functionality. During the past year, ImmerVision has also been awarded contracts for the development of panomorph optics in the defense, robotics and automotive industries because of its unique expertise in panoramic imaging technology. Current projects in the automotive industry will see Panomorph lenses used for safety and enhancing the “driving experience” in as early as 2010.

“ImmerVision’s Panomorph lens keeps astounding end-users and security professionals because it doesn’t require expensive cameras, it’s just a lens,” notes Alessandro Gasparini, Chief Commercial Officer of ImmerVision. “As long as a DVR or NVR is certified ImmerVision enables, any existing standard analog or IP camera equipped with the IMV1-1/3 lens will see panoramically without distortion or blind spots which is a critical benefit to the security industry,” he added.

ImmerVision, the recent recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for North American Technology Innovation of the Year is revolutionizing video surveillance with its worldwide patented Panomorph technology. ImmerVision began its research activities in France in 1999 and in 2003, under the leadership of the President and CEO, Pascale Nini, moved its headquarters to Montreal, Canada. For more details