Every, Hallway, Corner, and Angle Covered

Three Versatile Models to Choose From.

SurroundVideo Omni series multi-sensor, multi-megapixel IP cameras deliver revolutionary flexibility and ample resolution for details in live and recorded video, available in 12- or 20-megapixel (MP) resolutions. Featuring a revolutionary omni track design with four individual, independently configured sensors, a single SurroundVideo Omni series camera can replace multiple conventional cameras. Omni delivers the perfect field of view and zoom into multiple regions of interest. AV Costar leads the way with numerous industry firsts and innovations in multi-sensor, multi-megapixel technology, and continues to push these capabilities and technologies even further with the ever-versatile SurroundVideo Omni series.


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Cost Effective and Compact

Cost Effective and Compact The original SurroundVideo Omni is our cost-effective multi-sensor omni-directional solution. SurroundVideo Omni is smaller with a lower profile than than comparable competitor cameras, and offers True Day/Night and WDR models.

Omni SX

Compact with Remote Focus

SurroundVideo Omni SX packs remote focus 3-axis gimbals into the same low-profile and compact housing as the first generation model and delivers doubled frame rates for enhanced performance.

Omni G3

Remote Setup with Presets

SurroundVideo Omni G3 is in a league of its own with a new installer-friendly housing, full remote setup with motorized pan, tilt, focus, and zoom functionality, customizable preset configurations, and the new low bandwidth SNAPstream technology.

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SurroundVideo® Omni

SurroundVideo® SX

SurroundVideo® Omni G3

Remote Setup


Remote Focus


Varifocal Lenses


Interchangeable Lenses


2-Axis Gimbals


3-Axis Gimbals


Low Profile Design


Customizable Presets




Wide Dynamic Range

True Day/Night



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SurroundVideo® Omni is the industry’s first multi-sensor multi-megapixel IP camera to break away from the traditional 180° or 360° panoramic configurations. AV Costar’s patented omni track gives users full control over the view. The four individually positioned sensors and Interchangeable lenses allow users to obtain the best coverage to maximize pixel resolution. The first generation SurroundVideo Omni is AV Costar’s lowest-cost omni solution, features a lower profile than most competitor options, and reduces the need for multiple PTZ or fixed view cameras for outstanding ROI.

Omni Track Design.

A unique track design allows four individual sensor gimbals to be independently placed in nearly any configuration. Popular uses of SurroundVideo® Omni cameras are to cover the intersection of hallways or to provide a 270° view at the corner of a building.

Installation is literally a snap, since each gimbal is magnetically set in place, making it easier to arrange a configuration around the 70-placement-point Omni track during the installation process.

Versatility Like No Other.

A single SurroundVideo Omni series camera can replace multiple single sensor cameras with astonishing effectiveness. This is due to its 70+ possible sensor placements and multiple lens options. Four common arrangements of SurroundVideo Omni series cameras are the hallway intersection, 270° corner view, assembly line view, and a 360° parking lot application. The configuration possibilities are left only to the imagination. Roll over or click an arrangement below to learn more about a few of the view choices.

Hallway Intersection

When dealing with a hallway intersection, only a single SurroundVideo Omni series camea is needed to cover all four hallway lengths with the use of four telephoto lenses. This is where the ability to choose different lenses to provide the best possible image quality and pixel density is key.

270° Corner View

Another great example of the versatility of the SurroundVideo® Omni is the corner layout. Configuring the camera’s 4 sensors in the corner layout will provide a seamless 270° field of view as well as a view looking directly underneath the camera. No other camera can provide this level of coverage on a building corner.

Assembly Line View

The SurroundVideo® Omni series multi-sensor cameras are customizable beyond the standard 180° and 360° configurations. For example, installing the SurroundVideo Omni on an assembly line by using two standard lenses directly below the Omni and two telephoto lenses on the sides, will capture the furthest reaches of the assembly line. This will allow for a more comprehensive view, and reduce the camera count from four standard cameras to one SurroundVideo Omni camera.

360° Parking Lot

SurroundVideo Omni series cameras have additional leverage when used in a 360° layout over a standard 360° panoramic camera.

Roll over a camera arrangement below to learn more.

  • Hallway Intersection*

  • 270° Corner View

  • Assembly Line View*

  • 360° Parking Lot

* SurroundVideo Omni SX and first generation SurroundVideo Omni are recommended for these configurations

Higher Resolution x 4 Sensors = Greater ROI.

AV Costar megapixel technology delivers superior image quality and reduces overall system costs by covering larger areas with fewer cameras. An area typically requiring multiple pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras or multiple fixed view cameras can be covered with a single SurroundVideo Omni Series camera. SurroundVideo Omni multi-sensor cameras deliver comprehensive coverage and forensic detail, all without the need for an operator to direct them or the propensity to be facing the wrong way when an incident occurs. SurroundVideo Omni series cameras are available in 12MP and 20MP resolutions.

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Interchangeable Lenses.

In order to achieve the perfect field of view for each sensor, SurroundVideo Omni allows users to swap lenses easily from a choice of multiple lens options ranging from 2.1mm to 16mm.

Ultra Low Profile Design.

At only 3.1 inches high, the SurroundVideo Omni series cameras maintain a low profile for more discrete surveillance with a specialized dome and housing designed for a lower center of installation.

SurroundVideo® Omni SX benefits from all of the same features of the first generation SurroundVideo Omni. SurroundVideo Omni SX adds remote focus modules designed to work with AV Costar interchangeable micro lenses, ball-in-socket 3-axis gimbals, and doubled frame rates for even better performance.

Remote Focus.

The new SurroundVideo Omni SX can be installed without locally adjusting the focus of each sensor. Remote focus can be controlled through the camera webpage. Just click “short range focus” or “full range focus” to get a clear image.

3-Axis Gimbals.

SurroundVideo Omni SX utilizes the same maneuverable 3-axis gimbal architecture as MicroDome® G2, allowing for an improved range of motion when positioning each of the four sensors.

SNAPstream Technology.

SNAPstream technology, or Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing, reduces bandwidth without sacrificing image quality. This breakthrough technology adapts to changes in the scene on the fly, and only pushes through necessary information. SurroundVideo Omni SX and SurroundVideo Omni G3 do not require excessive bandwidth as a result, despite the outstanding HD video delivered.

Faster Frame Rates.**

SurroundVideo Omni SX is equipped with a more powerful sensor board that has double the frame rate speed of the first generation SurroundVideo Omni, for greater performance and functionality.

**Actual frame rates may vary depending on settings and application.

SurroundVideo® Omni G3 features a first-of-its-kind, game-changing ability. SurroundVideo Omni G3 can be set up completely remotely with pan, tilt, focus, and zoom functionality of four varifocal lens sensors. Configuration presets allow the user to simply click on a default 180°, 270°, or 360° configuration. Custom presets can also be saved to memory. SurroudVideo Omni G3 is available in 12- or 20-megapixel (MP) resolutions. SurroundVideo Omni G3 delivers revolutionary flexibility and high-definition (HD) resolution for details in live and recorded video with a surprisingly low bit-rate, thanks to SNAPstream technology.

Motorized Track.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 takes the 360° omni track to the next level with seamless motorized remote positioning of each of the four independent sensor gimbals.

Remote Setup.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 features a first-of-its-kind, industry game-changing ability to be set up completely remotely. Pan, tilt, focus, and zoom functionality of the four 2.8–6mm*** varifocal lens sensors can be accessed via the camera’s webpage controls. Once the camera is physically mounted, the rest of the setup process is “hands-free”, thanks to the versatility and simplicity of the remote setup controls.





*** 3.3–6.6mm varifocal lens on 20MP models

Preset Configurations.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 cameras feature preset configurations and the ability for the user to create and save their own presets to memory. With a single click of a button, the four motorized sensors can be configured in a 180°, 270°, or 360° standard configuration. By using the pan, tilt, focus, and zoom controls, the user can create and save up to two of their own presets. Click a preset arrangement below to learn more.

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User Preset 1
User Preset 2

Standard Presets.

There are three standard preset configurations and a “Home” position to choose from out of the box. The standard presets arrange the four sensors in 180°, 270°, and 360° layouts. The home position resets the camera sensors to the factory default position.

Custom Presets.

Up to two custom presets can be created with the pan, tilt, focus, and zoom controls. This allows the user to create modified versions of the presets, or create their own from scratch. The presets can even be set to change arrangements depending on the time of day for different views.

Easy Installation.

The SurroundVideo Omni G3 housing features a hinged base plate that is installed prior to attaching the camera. Once the base plate is mounted, SurroundVideo Omni G3 can be hung onto the plate hinge while the installer prepares to fasten the pre-attached screws. After the screws have been tightened, the rest of the installation is completely done remotely with the remote setup controls, making SurroundVideo Omni G3 one of the fastest, if not the fastest, and easiest to install multi-sensor cameras on the market.

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Additional Features and Options.

Available for All Generations.

True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

Select 12MP SurroundVideo Omni series models feature WDR to produce clear images in extremely challenging lighting conditions. AV Costar’s WDR technology delivers a dynamic range of up to 100db at full resolution, without lowering frame rates. WDR maximizes the amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The WDR performance of SurroundVideo Omni series IP megapixel cameras represents up to a 50dB improvement (300x) in dynamic range compared to non-WDR cameras.

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Enhanced Low Light Performance

As part of their superior True Day/Night operation, SurroundVideo Omni series cameras include low-light enhancing technology with a mechanical IR (infrared) cut filter, pixel binning and adaptive noise-cancellation. Day/Night capability automatically switches from color to black/white operation to increase sensitivity and image clarity at night or in unlit spaces.

Impact and Weather-Resistant Housing

SurroundVideo Omni series cameras are IK-10 impact resistant and IP66 environmental rated against dust and water, making them strongly suitable for outdoor installations.

Additional Information.

SurroundVideo Omni G3 Data Sheet


SurroundVideo Omni SX Data Sheet


SurroundVideo Omni (Generation 1) Data Sheet


Accessories for SurroundVideo Omni Series


Micro Lens Data Sheet


SurroundVideo® Omni G3

  • 12-20MP
  • Multi-Sensor Omni
  • Remote Setup, Customizable Presets
  • SNAPstream™, WDR Models
  • View Family

SurroundVideo® Omni SX

  • 12-20MP
  • Multi-Sensor Omni
  • Remote Focus, Multiple Lens Options
  • SNAPstream™, WDR Models
  • View Family

SurroundVideo® Omni

  • 12-20MP
  • Multi-Sensor Omni
  • Multiple Lens Options
  • WDR Models
  • View Family

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