Scallop Imaging Digital Window™ D7-180 Camera Honored by Create the Future Design Contest

IP Video Security Camera Tops Safety and Security Category, Bests Dozens of Other Submissions

Oct 22, 2010, 08:00 ET from Scallop Imaging, Inc.

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Scallop Imaging, the leader in high resolution, digital video camera technology, today announced its Digital Window™ D7-180 security camera was the top Safety and Security category submission in the Create The Future Design Contest 2010, administered by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine. About 1,000 engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide submitted their product design ideas in 2010.  The Scallop Imaging team will accept its award tonight at the awards reception and dinner in New York City.

"It's an honor to be singled out by the Create The Future Design Contest judges for the design of this innovative IP video camera, especially since its design allows for an extraordinary increase in capability, at lower cost, and lower bandwidth requirements than traditional IP video cameras," said Peter Jones, CEO of Scallop Imaging. "By distributing a 180 degree field of view imaging task across a seven megapixel staring array, a single Digital Window camera can replace several traditional cameras, and stream and record in much high resolution, without fisheye distortion."

The camera's embedded CPUs process over 100 megapixels per second, synthesizing image data into a seamless, 180 degree field of view. The D7-180 camera eliminates the hodgepodge of multiple windows presented by traditional security cameras; instead, through its embedded web server, it delivers two simultaneous video streams that provide the optimum tradeoff between situational awareness, megapixel resolution, and bandwidth consumption:

  • A standard 720p HD frame at 15 fps that combines an undistorted 180 degree view with up to four full-resolution zoom detail views; and
  • A full seven megapixel, 180 degree video stream at one fps for storage and later review.

The Digital Window D7-180 also features:

  • Power over Ethernet, easing installation and power supply costs;
  • H.264 video compression, reducing bandwidth requirements;
  • Remote access through web browser interfaces on Windows PCs; and
  • A small form factor of 3.28"w x 5.72"h x 2.49"d.

The MSRP for the camera is $1,795.  For ordering and other information, visit

Digital Window and other winning entries will be featured in a special supplement to NASA Tech Briefs magazine to be published this fall.  The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation, and has attracted more than 7,000 product design ideas.  The contest's principal sponsors are COMSOL, PTC, and Tech Briefs Media Group.

About Scallop Imaging, Inc.

Scallop Imaging is a division of Tenebraex Corporation, which designs and manufactures innovative optical products that solve real world problems.  Scallop Imaging, which is based in Boston, provides businesses, individuals and the military with a range of high resolution camera technologies that dramatically improve visual capabilities.  For more information, visit

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