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ALPR Zoom Camera Sony FCB EX1020

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The FCB-EX1020 color block cameras incorporate ¼ type ExView HAD™ CCD. It also features true progressive scan technology with exceptional picture quality and high zoom capabilities (432x combined digital and optical zoom).

In addition, the new FCB-EX1020 is the first in this exceptional camera series with IP-ready digital output. The FCB-EX1020 camera unites several new and upgraded features with its renowned FCB performance and outstanding picture quality.


True Progressive Scan (PS): Ideally suited for IP-ready monitoring applications, the FCB E Version camera series newly adopts a Progressive Scan mode to provide smooth and clear images without interlace artifact effects when viewing details in a moving image (i.e., ALPR/ANPR license plate recognition on moving vehicles, a person running). All the processing is done by the PS from the CCD readout, signal to processing to video output. Digital Output (ITU-R BT656): By using the digital interface, the quality of the camera's video signal does not deteriorate. This can lead to cost savings due to the direct connection to codecs/systems without the need for any additional components.

Temperature Readout: The value of the internal temperature of the FCB E Version cameras can be read out via the VISCA™ protocol. When checking the internal temperature of equipment (i.e., speed dome unit), it is possible to use this data to turn a fan or heater on/off inside the equipment as needed.

Color Enhancement: Ideally suited for low vision applications, new color enhancement options can make reading text and pictures less challenging. Available options include monochrome, binary, inverted and enhanced color modes.

  • Auto Wide-D Mode
  • 2D/3D Noise Reduction
  • Auto ICR
  • Spherical Zone Masking
  • Motion Detection
  • Alarm
  • Slow AE response
Specifications FCB-EX1020
Image sensor
¼ type EXview HAD™ CCD (Progressive Scan)
Signal system
Number of total pixels
380,000 pixels
36x optical zoom, f=3.4 mm (wide) ~ 122.4mm (tele)
Digital zoom
12x (432x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Resolution
550 TV Lines
Angle of view (H)
57.8° (wide end) to 1.7° (tele end)
Minimum Working Distance
10 mm* (wide) ~ 1,500 mm (tele) *Default: 320 mm
Video Output Analog: VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C
Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 (ITU-R BT656 Style)
Sync system Internal / External (V-lock)
Minimum illumination 1.4 lx (typical) (F1.6, 50 IRE)
S/N ratio More than 50 dB
Camera Control Interface VISCA (TTL signal level) Baud Rate: 96Kb/s, 19.2 Kb/s, 38.4
Kb/s Stop bit: ½ bit selectable
Electronic shutter 1/1 to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps
White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp
(fix/auto), One-push, Manual
Gain Auto / Manual/Max. Gain Limit (-3 to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
AE control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority)
Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
Wide-D Dynamic Range Auto Mode
IS/PS Mode
Focusing System Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity,
Interval AF, Zoom trigger AF, Focus Compensation in ICR on
Day/Night Auto/Manual
Image Stabilization Yes/ StableZoom up to 43x
Picture Effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color
Title Display 20 characters/line, max. 11 lines
Camera Mode Display English (default)
Camera Operation Switch Yes (Zoom Tele, Zoom Wide)
Storage Temperature -40° ~ 60°
Operating Temperature -5° ~ 60°
Power Requirements 6.0 V ~ 12.0 V DC
Power Consumption 22.6 W (motors active: 4.9 W)