COPsync, Inc., announced VidTac, an in-car video system for law enforcement, offers true High Definition 1080p video, which is double the image quality of current High Definition systems, at a much lower price.
The software-driven system uses the power of existing in-car computers and eliminates the need for a separate DVR (digital video recorder). Its ultra-compact twin-lens camera system not only doubles the image resolution quality but also the effective visual range of both video and still images. By eliminating the need for a DVR, COPsync can offer VidTac for about half the price of other systems on the market.
VidTac is the only system in the law enforcement in-car video market that simultaneously captures both full-motion HD video and high-resolution five megapixel still images. At 1080p, it records more than 10 times the image detail of standard resolution analog cameras.
VidTac's unique software approach turns the existing in-car computer into a DVR without interrupting other programs. That is in contrast to other camera systems, which require a costly DVR for all video recording, processing, and storage.
The VidTac camera itself is just 15 cubic inches (3 by 2.5 by 2 inches), with a 10x electronic zoom. While it does deliver 1080p HD video, it can also be set to lower resolutions such as 720p and 480p.
COPsync's VidTac system offers features such as an on-board GPS and accelerometer, built-in location tracking and crash detection, and configurable backup memory. Its evidence file size control feature allows the volume of data stored to be adjusted by dialing down the data rate and blending video with high-quality still images. VidTac's redundancy records and stores more than 100 hours of evidentiary video, depending on the selected data rate.