NEW from EOS Australia is iPVISTA, a spot monitoring solution for IP surveillance systems that’s NVR-free, decoder-free and VMS client-free.iPVista arrives fully-configured and is controlled with a wireless mouse. Unlike conventional IP decoders, ipVista does not require a PC to access its functionality.
All ONVIF compatible IP cameras can be displayed directly from the IP camera, eliminating any additional processing power from your VMS server. Live HD video can simply be displayed via HDMI input on a monitor or TV. Single or multiple cameras can be permanently displayed or switch between pre-configured screen styles.
Thanks to its built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n module and a high gain external antenna, all iPVista needs is a WIFI signal and it is ready to go. No bulky wires or network cables required.
Distributor: EOS Australia
Contact: 61 2 9749 5888
Integrator Evergreen will install a $A4 million integrated IP-based solution at Nadi International Airport in Fiji. The solution will incorporate AD cameras, a CEM access control system and a Wormald fire system, all supported by Tyco’s Victor management system.
FIJIAN integrator Evergreen Fire & Security Fiji has won another key airport contract in the Pacific Islands. The company has already installed integrated CEM and American Dynamics’ access control, CCTV and Wormald fire solutions for airports in Samoa and Tonga and the latest win, announced late August, is the largest yet.
QSS has a new family of Analogue/960H/HD-SDI Hybrid DVRs (4ch, 8ch and 16ch)
Q Security Systems has released a new family of Analogue/960H/HD-SDI Hybrid DVRs (4ch, 8ch and 16ch) designed to be retro-fitted into sites that are pre-cabled with 75 Ohm Coaxial Cable.
These new recorders will accept standard analogue cameras and record them in D1 Resolution, as well as 700TVL cameras which will record at 960H, or HD-SDI (High Definition – Serial digital interface) cameras which will record in Full High Definition (1080P).
Each input can independently view and record any camera in real time. QSS is also pleased to announce its exclusive range of Alumia HD-SDI cameras which complement the hybrid.
DESIGNED with flexibility in mind is Hikvision’s DS-2CD64 covert camera series. Comprised of a palm-sized main unit and thumb-sized lens, these cameras easily blend into a variety of environments where space may be an issue.
Loaded with an abundance of powerful features such as true 120dB WDR and image processing functionalities like 3D DNR and BLC, the DS-2CD64 is capable of capturing crystal-clear HD images under most lighting conditions.
With different lens types available, this series provides both flexibility and ease of installation and is an excellent solution for discreet surveillance applications including ATMs and upscale retail locations.
MxActivity Sensor - note the 24-hour comparison of alarm events
Mobotix’ MxActivity Sensor scored SEN’s Best Product CCTV at Security 2014 in Melbourne. Given the prevalence of analytics at the show this is not surprising but it wasn’t only MxActivity sensor functions that grabbed my attention.
IN fact, when I walked onto the Mobotix stand, the first thing the boys showed me was the M15-D, which I’d seen already at Mobotix’ conference earlier in the year. It was only later on when I started thinking about it, that I realised Mobotix was really onto something with its optical and thermal-powered MxActivity sensor.
Bosch Security Systems has just released its excellent new analogue family
There’s long been an expectation in the market analogue cameras would die out completely but that’s not been the case. However, while analogue is still being used in certain applications, its volumes are rapidly shrinking.
AS we mentioned last month, 2014 was the year IP was going to overtake analogue as the predominant camera technology. Because the pace of change has been very slow, many people may have felt the swing would continue at the same steady rate but that does not seem to be the case. Instead, growth in IP sales has accelerated.
IndigoVision is one of IP video’s heroic explorers. According to CEO Marcus Kneen, the company’s survival through the fierce landscape of the digital transition has depended on the brilliance of its solutions and the team’s commitment to each other and to customers.
MARCUS Kneen, IndigoVision’s CEO, is a zealous touring cyclist and sea-kayaker and his love of elemental challenges that pivot on dependable gear, careful logistics, and a combination of teamwork and self-reliance, says much about the nature of the man. At the end of our chat when Kneen tells me one of his heroes is legendary Australian Antarctic explorer, scientist and academic, Douglas Mawson; I’m not surprised. The consummate team leader, Mawson refused to quit, even when he believed he could not survive.
Hikvision’s new 4-Line Smart IP is a solid range of cameras that combines high performance in key areas like wide dynamic range, colour rendition, and pointy prices. In key ways, the 4-Line represents Hikvision’s coming of age.
I got a look at a swag of new stuff at the Hikvision demo room in North Ryde late last month. Hikvision’s is one of the better set up demo spaces I’ve seen but best of all, the boys have taken the opportunity to install a broad spread of Hikvision cameras on the roof of the large building housing their office. The building holds a commanding position looking over serious distances with major infrastructure assets in all directions. These include nearby roadways, intersections, and multiple industrial and retail complexes.
Per Bjorkdahl, Chairman of ONVIF Steering Committee
ONVIF has released its Profile G specification that encompasses on-board video storage, searching, retrieval capabilities and media playback. The group developed Profile G to further refine the interoperability between live video and video storage.
The specification covers cameras, encoders and network video recorder (NVR) devices as well as client systems such as video management systems, building management systems and physical security information management (PSIM) systems, among others. Profile G had been in release candidate status for the past 6 months to provide review within the industry.
“With the finalization of Profile G, we have completed the circuit, providing the means whereby product manufacturers and software developers can present at a basic level an integrated video and access control system,” says Per Bjorkdahl, Chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee.
The Illustra Flex 800 from Tyco Security Products distributed locally by QSS, is a 3MP fixed dome Day/Night camera with 15m IR, IP66-rating against weather and IK10 rating against vandalism (outdoor version).
AMERICAN Dynamics Illustra Flex 800 is a capable camera that comes in indoor and outdoor versions has sports a feature set that belies its sharp price. It’s part of the Illustra Flex ranges, which Tyco Security Products’ regional sales manager ANZ, Darren Banks, is a welcome addition to Tyco’s CCTV range.
“We’ve been waiting for the higher resolution versions of the Illustra Flex range and we are very happy to get them,” says Banks. “Illustra Flex is a complete range of PoE IP HD and megapixel internal and external fixed full body cameras and domes in 1 and 3MP versions.