AVL-2 is distributed locally by Conceptual Technology Solutions
Infodraw’s tiny AVL-2 is a mobile low-power cellular media relay that allows live streaming, recording and monitoring of video, audio, alarm inputs and GPS location.
AVL-2 from Infodraw, distributed locally by Conceptual Technology Solutions, is an interesting animal. The unit is a palm-sized, portable multimedia streaming and monitoring system that comprises embedded hardware and software combined with built-in cellular network interfaces. At a surprisingly low cost you get a professional grade video, audio and alarm input monitoring solution with GPS, that is highly mobile yet leaves nothing out.
Hikvision is the world’s largest video surveillance and electronic security manufacturer. It’s a towering achievement considering Hikvision didn’t make its first DVR until 2004. But what’s behind the company’s phenomenal success?
ARRIVING in China after a long flight, I spend a Sunday mooching around Hangzhou with Hikvision’s Daniel Huang and Michael Bates. The idea is to get a sense of the city and of Chinese culture before visiting Hikvision’s head office and factory - to get a feel for what lies behind the Hikvision story.
AVIGILON is wowing the market once again with the release of the latest update to its powerful video management software, Avigilon Control Centre (ACC) 5.4.
This release completes the integration of VideoIQ’s analytics technology into Avigilon’s ecosystem for a feature-rich, proactive protection solution that is based in high-definition for an extremely high degree of accuracy.
ACC 5.4 enables more than just monitoring, search and recording of video analytic events, it also allows for complete analytics configuration and management support for Avigilon’s analytics-enabled range of quality products.
Optimised by superior high-definition imagery over a single, unified platform, users are able to receive real-time event alarms for proactive incident response.
The Alarms Corporation has installed a powerful Honeywell Vista 250 Turbo on a V-Plex LAN at the Dick Johnson Racing workshop and racing museum on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Supporting the alarm, access control and automation system is a CCTV solution comprising Honeywell cameras and a DVR.
HONEYWELL’S Vista 250 Turbo is one of the company’s standout security management solutions, handling intrusion detection, access control and automation, as well as supporting Honeywell’s awesome V-Plex bus. The solution installed for DJR also incorporates Honeywell Tuxedo, giving a sweet local interface for system management and automation, as well as the capability to remotely manage the system.
We asked a group of leading manufacturers about their leading 1080p cameras, what their standout features are and how they are better than the cameras of the opposition.
MODERN manufacturing techniques make pinning down the contenders for best-of-the-best in 1080p cameras a convoluted task. Camera engines comprising CMOS/MOS sensors and associated processors are installed in multiple camera bodies across entire ranges these days. And while it's the manufacturers and distributors doing the talking, what's interesting to me is that it highlights which features the market is telling suppliers are most valuable to them.
AXIS has released the Q6000-E network camera, a network camera with a 360-degree overview provided by four 2 megapixel camera heads, that when integrated with AXIS Q60-E simultaneously offers high detail optical zoom on areas of interest.
With a single click, operators can optically zoom in on details of interest with high precision while at the same time being able to maintain an overview of large areas of up to 20,000 square metres (215,000 sq. ft.) – about the size of 4 football fields.
This makes the AXIS Q6000-E ideal for city surveillance applications such as monitoring of public squares and parking lots, as well as food courts in shopping malls and other open areas.
“The AXIS Q6000-E addresses the need for a simple way to monitor a wide area and, simultaneously, be able to optical zoom in on details,” says Wai King Wong, country manager, Oceania, Axis Communications.
Vivotek 1.3MP (720p) WDR Pro II IP67-rated IP8355EH network bullet camera
I SAW acres of new products at Security 2014 Exhibition and one of the standouts was Vivotek’s new WDR PRO camera range, which includes bullet, box and dome cameras in 1.3MP and 3MP variations. In this review we look at the IP8355EH outdoor bullet camera.
WHAT struck me about the new Vivotek WDR PRO when I first saw images was that the camera was very strong in backlight, as well as being very strong with absolutely no light whatever. This particular combination of characteristics is unusual. Engineers typically give up some low light performance to enhance backlight performance and vice versa.
I stumbled on the Vivotek WDR PRO cameras almost by accident. Venturing onto the stand, Ray Lee, Vivotek’s regional manager, demurred when I asked if much was new with Vivotek in 2014. Then he led me over to a new camera with the highest WDR rating in the world.
CAMVEX is distributing Omega’s OM-HC-HDW2100M and OM-HC-HDW2200M HD-CVI cameras, with IR, IP66-rating against weather, vandal-resistance and a range of 500 metres over coaxial cable.
Image sensor resolution options are 1.3MP (1280x960) and 2MP (1920x1080) and frame rate is 1280x720 @ 25fps, 1280x720 @ 50fps, 1920 x 1080 @ 25fps and 1280x720 @ 50fps. The image sensor options are a 1/3-inch 1.3MP CMOS sensor and a 1/3-inch 2MP CMOS sensor. Min Illumination is 0.1 LUX/F1.2 (AGC on), 0 LUX (IR on) 0.05LUX / F1.2 (AGC on) and 0 LUX (IR on). An electronic shutter offers 4/25s~1/45,000s 1/3s~1/100,000s.
VIVOTEK has announced the launch of the next-generation 1080p Full HD speed dome network camera, SD8364E.
The SD8364E is designed with 360-degree continuous pan and 220-degree extended-tilt range, which effectively alleviates dead angles. In addition, the upgraded 30x optical zoom lens enables the SD8364E to capture images in even greater detail.
Featuring WDR Pro technology, SD8364E is capable of coping with challenging lighting conditions and generating image quality close to the capabilities of the human eye. This state-of-the-art speed dome camera is protected with an IP66-rated and NEMA 4X-rated housing ensuring fluent operation under extreme weather conditions.
Video management systems are the interface between the raw data of camera inputs and storage bins, and security management teams. The latest generation of VMS solutions is notable for its functional power and operational simplicity. And the best is yet to come.
GLOBALLY, the VMS market is worth between $US700m-1b with Milestone and Genetec sharing the largest slice of the market, followed by ONSSI, Verint and Nice Systems. There are a number of other developers including Geutebruck, Axxon, DVTel, IndigoVision and Avigilon whose VMS solutions have a long histories and excellent reputations. In all there are about 70 VMS manufacturers offering a swathe of solutions at multiple price points.