Jul 14, 2011

MESSOA PTZ speed dome chosen to monitor giant pandas' habitats (Taipei, Taiwan)

Taipei Zoo
The giant panda is one of the most recognized and studied animals in the world today. When China gave the Taipei Zoo two giant pandas in December 2008, the Taiwanese public responded enthusiastically. The Taipei Zoo, which is owned by the Taipei City Government, has now selected MESSOA’s SDS710M PTZ speed-dome cameras for monitoring of the pandas’ zone.  

These cameras feature integrated auto-tracking software that provides zoo staff in the security control room with 24-hour surveillance of the pandas, ensuring that staff are able to monitor the pandas’ activities and track their movements around the clock. These kinds of video records are extremely valuable to scientists and those from the zoo are sure to make a major contribution to global panda research.

The PTZ speed domes feature absolute-coordinate-axis positioning (via two-way RS485) and integrated auto-tracking software, facilitating 24-hour monitoring and observation of giant panda behaviors. They also integrate high-performance zooms with superfine 0.02° pan controls to deliver exceptionally smooth tracking that facilitates capture of moving subjects. The cameras pan at up to 430° per second and tilt at up to 200° per second, allowing quick and efficient capture of the pandas. 

Giant pandas are an endangered species native to the mountains of central China. They are typically found at elevations between 1,400 and 3,500 feet in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu Provinces. The Taipei Zoo constructed its Xinguang Special Exhibit House specifically to provide the two giant pandas sent to Taiwan with a similar, suitable habitat. The building’s three comfortable and health-centric indoor enclosures are all air conditioned and maintain the interior humidity at 60–70% all year round. Given that the MESSOA SDS710M operates flawlessly in 20–80% relative humidity and is IP66/67-compliant indeed, it was the perfect choice for the conditions inside the panda enclosures. The Taipei Zoo has selected the MESSOA SDS710M to monitor its precious pandas and track their behavior, confident that the cameras will deliver outstanding performance and reliability over the long term.

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