Press Release - Benchmark Innovation Awards


Pelco by Schneider Electric Earns Top Honors for Optera Panoramic IP Camera 

Benchmark Magazine names Pelco technology as top innovation 


Clovis, Calif. – August 15, 2016Pelco by Schneider Electrica leading provider of intelligent video surveillance and security management platforms, today announced that it has been honored with a Benchmark Innovation Award for its Optera™ Series Panoramic IP Camera line in the video surveillance hardware category. 

The Benchmark Innovation Awards recognize and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions. Pelco’s Optera camera was selected from a pool of five finalists, all of which were recommended for the technological capabilities of their products. 


The Optera panoramic IP camera line includes 180-, 270- and 360-degree panoramic cameras, using advanced imaging technology that optimizes live and recorded images from four sensors, ensuring no data is missed. The camera seamlessly stitches and blends images at the boundaries to present users with a continuous panorama view, acting as a single, balanced video stream, creating a well-suited solution for applications in critical infrastructure, gaming, Safe Cities and transportation. 


The camera utilizes anti-bloom technology and proprietary image processing, while SureVision 2.0 technology produces high-quality images in extreme low-light conditions without leaving wide dynamic range (WDR) mode. Additionally, users can pan, tilt and zoom in either live or recorded view. 


“Using the Optera’s unique capability to stitch and broadcast four video feeds simultaneously, presenting the widest field-of-view at one time provides a critical tool that helps businesses and organizations gather the best possible video data to help achieve improved intelligence and greater efficiency of resources,” said Mark Pritchard, Marketing Director – EMEA, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “These industry awards reinforce the value Pelco delivers to its customer base, enabling users to reach new levels of situational awareness and actionable intelligence by delivering clear and usable video data through our innovative camera technology.” 


Additional Resources: 

Optera™ Series Panoramic IP Camera 


About Pelco by Schneider Electric

Pelco by Schneider Electric is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of IP-based video security systems, software and services ideal for any industry. With a long and prestigious history of offering high-quality products and exceptional customer service, Pelco has become a most sought- after supplier in the surveillance industry. With thousands of IP cameras to choose from, Pelco by Schneider Electric has the right network-based video surveillance camera for any lighting condition, environment, and application. The Pelco brand of products includes a wide range of IP-based cameras, discreet camera domes and enclosures, video management systems, thermal imaging products, extreme environment systems and much more – all in the never-ending pursuit of achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. For more information, visit


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