Pelco by Schneider Electric Announces Integration of Optera and Spectra Camera Ranges with Genetec Security Center


Pelco Wordmark by SE_SpotPelco by Schneider Electric has announced that its Optera range of panoramic cameras as well as Spectra Enhanced high-speed PTZ domes are now compatible with the latest version of the Genetec, Inc. Security Center, 5.3 (SR3). This collaboration reflects Pelco’s continuing commitment to provide fully integrated, robust solutions.

“This certification and integration gives our joint customers two more options for clear, state-of-the-art video images,” said Jonathan Lewit, Director of Business Application at Pelco by Schneider Electric. “These integrations provide security professionals with better situational awareness by leveraging the panomersive experience and the full analytics capabilities in both Optera and Spectra Enhanced cameras.”

In this suite, the new version of Security Center will benefit those with a need for improved motion detection responses, with motion indicator bars now visible in the Security Desk timeline. Security Center 5.3 also features simplified tools for security investigations that promote collaboration between operators and external organizations, such as support of presets, the ability to display multiple cameras simultaneously,  and sharing of select Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) data.

In turn, Security Center 5.3 users will be able to enjoy the advanced image quality delivered by the award-winning Optera and Spectra Enhanced range of cameras. The Security Center 5.3 integration with Optera enables a separate view of a continuous panorama in a single cell. This feature is made possible exclusively through this innovative integration and is the first of its kind in the industry.

The Optera series delivers a single seamless view of a panoramic, 180° scene, constructed from four 3MP image sensors. With full ePTZ on both live and playback video, Optera provides stitched and blended panoramic views to gain great situational awareness. SureVision 2.0 image processing and Anti-Bloom technologies enable outstanding image quality in the most challenging of lighting conditions, without ever leaving true wide dynamic range (WDR) imaging.

Spectra Enhanced provides industry-leading image quality and great PTZ control along with SureVision 2.0 and 130 dB WDR, at up to 60 images per second video. These and a whole host of features make the camera system an ideal solution for detecting and capturing faces, license plates, tattoos, and evidentiary details in nearly any lighting situation.

“These releases further strengthen the tight relationship between Pelco and Genetec Inc. with mutual dedication to an integrated product offering and the highest industry standards that each require of their products,” added Lewit.

Pelco customers can access Genetec Security Center 5.3 information as well as additional integration details on the Partner First website. Pelco’s Partner First program marks a new level of openness and commitment to identify and bring to market additional features, capabilities and solutions through development of strategic partnerships.

About Genetec Inc.:
Genetec Inc. develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and license automatic plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit:

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. 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 about Pelco, visit


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