Cambridge Pixel

Cambridge Pixel announces the release of a new type of simulator that allows video sequences to be generated from simulated Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras. The SPx Video Simulator offers exciting new capabilities for development, testing and training on systems that include surveillance cameras. 

Software developers who want to use and test the video camera in their systems can now do so with the ease of simulation, quickly building 3D scenes, placing virtual cameras and controlling them with standard ONVIF commands or PELCO commands. 

SPx Video Simulator supports importing 3D models and configuring moving targets. 3D models and cameras can also follow the motion profiles of targets and, for systems using radar, those motions can be created from tracks supplied by Cambridge Pixel’s SPx Simulator Radar software. 

In an example scenario, a developer could quickly build a 3D shoreline and generate video footage from virtual cameras mounted on boats following another moving target. The camera sequences could be displayed in the developer’s application along with the radar video. 

The combined capability of simulated video cameras and simulated radar offer an important solution to help the development and testing of safety applications, vessel management/traffic systems and Command and Control (C2) Systems. The camera control capabilities also make the SPx Video Simulator an invaluable tool for operator training. 

David Johnson, managing director of Cambridge Pixel, says: «Simulators are an essential tool for developers and trainers who don’t always have access to physical cameras and PTZ platforms. Our new SPx video simulator accepts PTZ commands to move cameras in a 3D world and generate representative H.264 video streams. It can be used standalone or with our radar simulator for complex scenarios with multiple targets.»