OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the introduction of the OS08A image sensor built on OmniVision’s advanced PureCel® technology. The OS08A’s PureCel pixel architecture features next-generation backside illumination (BSI) technology for low-light sensitivity and high-resolution image and video capture, delivering true 4K2K video for a variety of applications, including: commercial surveillance, smart home and internet of things (IoT) cameras, drones, action cameras, and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) cameras. Additionally, OmniVision’s power-efficient OS08A represents the first implementation of OmniVision’s 8-megapixel PureCel technology in security cameras, where wide-area coverage is utilized to identify individuals in detail.
“In the security market, surveillance capabilities have expanded far beyond simple image and video capture,” said Chris Yiu, senior marketing manager at OmniVision. “Our customers are looking for a high-quality imaging solution that delivers sufficient details to enable artificial intelligence and deep learning for facial recognition capabilities. The OS08A with PureCel technology is designed to capture a level of detail that can enable such advanced features. In addition, high dynamic range (HDR) implemented in the OS08A greatly enhances its utility for surveillance applications under difficult, high-contrast lighting conditions.”