Firefly CT36L AI Smart Camera Features Rockchip RV1106G2 with 0.5 TOPS NPU, 100Mbps Ethernet with PoE support

Firefly CT36L AI Smart Camera (PoE) features a Rockchip RV1106G2 CPU with 0.5 TOPS NPU, a 5-megapixel ISP, and a 3-megapixel HD lens. It supports 100Mbps Ethernet with PoE and includes advanced image enhancements like HDR, WDR, and noise reduction, all while maintaining low power consumption and high image integration.

We’ve previously explored various AI cameras such as Tokay Lite, EDATEC ED-AIC2020, ThinkCore TC-RV1126, Orbbec Persee+, M5Stack UnitV2 among others. Feel free to check them out for more information.

CT36L AI Smart Camera with POE

Firefly CT36L AI Smart Camera (PoE) specifications:

  • CPU Rockchip RV1106G2 Arm Cortex-A7 @ 1.2GHz, with Neon and FPU
  • NPU – 0.5 TOPS, supports INT4/INT8/INT16, TensorFlow/MXNet/PyTorch/Caffe/Onnx NN
  • ISP – 5MP high-performance, HDR, WDR, 3DNR, 2DNR, sharpening, defogging, fisheye and gamma correction, feature detection
  • VPU – 3072×1728 (5M) @ 30fps H.265/H.264 encoding, 16M@60FPS JPEG snapshot
  • RAM – 128MB DDR3 built-in
  • Storage – 16MB SPI Flash built-in
  • Camera specifications:
    • Type – Color Camera
    • Image Sensor – SC3336
    • CMOS Size – 1/2.8″
    • Resolution – 3-megapixel (2304×1296)
    • Aperture – F2.0
    • Field of View – 98.3°
    • Focal Length – 3.95mm
    • Distortion – < 33%
    • Max Frame Rate – 2304×1296 @ 30fps
    • Focus Mode – Manual focus
  • Networking – One 10/100M Ethernet RJ45 port
  • Power – 12V DV via 5.5×2.1mm) jack or PoE support
  • Dimensions – 17.4 x 5.7 x 6.3cm
  • Protection Rating – IP67 waterproof and dustproof
  • Environment – Operating temperature -20℃ to 70℃, Humidity 15%-90% RH (non-condensing)
  • OS – Linux

The device features advanced image processing with noise reduction for clear, full-color imagery in all light conditions. Furthermore, the camera boasts a very fast booting time, allowing for rapid AI model loading and fast facial recognition using the RKNN-Toolkit2.

The camera is capable of 5M @ 30FPS H.265/H.264 video encoding with adaptive bitrate for efficient storage and is equipped with a 100Mbps Ethernet port and PoE for easy setup. These features make it ideal for facial recognition, gate access control, smart security, IP cameras, and more.

You can buy the CT36L AI Smart Camera (POE) for $39.00 plus shipping on the company’s online store, but you’ll also find it on Aliexpress for $59 shipped. The company also provides additional details on their product’s page, and the manual can be found on the wiki.

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5 months ago

The RV1106G2 is the same SoC used in the LuckFox Pico Pro, which is actually a fairly capable (and cheap) little toy and also has the camera connector (be careful if you’re ordering from the Forty Thieves though, the LuckFox models are so confusing that most of the vendors don’t seem to know what they’re selling …the Pico Pro is the 128MB version with 256MB of NAND flash). A couple of vendors also supply the Pico Pro with (unsoldered) pin headers and an RTC battery, which is a great deal. These modules come pre-loaded with a busybox mini Linux, which… Read more »

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