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IDIS DirectIP nominated for a security and fire excellence award

IDIS DirectIP nominated for a security and fire excellence award

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 10/29/2014 | Article type: Security 50

DirectIP, the next generation full-HD surveillance solution from IDIS, has earned a prestigious finalist place at this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The shortlisting continues the industry recognition the South Korea-based surveillance powerhouse has received for DirectIP since its European launch in 2013.

The Security and Fire Excellence Awards, renowned as the world’s most prestigious awards program, showcase the very best companies, products, projects and individuals the security and fire industry has to offer. Recognised in the CCTV System of the Year category, DirectIP was shortlisted by a panel of constituents made up of police, insurers, consultants, journalists and industry practitioners. Following debate and discussion using rigorous and established awards criteria, DirectIP was evaluated based on innovation, performance and affordability.

Commenting on the shortlist, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe, said, “We are thrilled to be nominated alongside some of the world’s largest top-tier security providers. It’s also an honour to be shortlisted by our industry peers. These awards are undoubtedly the ‘Oscars’ of the industry and we look forward to celebrating with the security and fire community at what is set to be a fabulous night in London.”

Implemented globally by businesses large and small across a wide range of markets, DirectIP delivers a fast return on investment through low cost of ownership and operational efficiency. Packaged as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVR) and comprehensive video management software, DirectIP solutions deliver unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and reliability.

The Security and Fire Excellence Awards final will take place on Thursday, 27th November 2014 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.

LILIN secures one of the largest university campus in China

LILIN secures one of the largest university campus in China

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 10/27/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Background
Sun Yat-sen University was founded in 1924 by Dr. Zhongshan Sun, a great democratic revolutionary leader in the 20th century. The university, located in Guangdong Province, China, is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology, and management sciences. The university currently has over 82,384 students and 3,456 staffs.

To provide ubiquitous surveillance and ensure their safety are a top focus for the Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University is considered as one of the most important universities in China. The university recognized that a centralized approach to the maintenance and control would create safer campus environments. Security is a must to protect students and staffs on campus even though the campus area itself is relatively safe. The campuses comprise a total area of 500 acres, and, unfortunately, the old analogue system could not provide the appropriate video surveillance overview. After careful analyzing their needs, the university then decided to upgrade the outdated analogue cameras systems to advanced analogue CCTV systems and IP solutions from LILIN.

LILIN solutions
The school chose a mix of LILIN cameras including weatherproof IR analogue fixed cameras such as the CMR7488X3.6, PIH0648P, PIH0148P, and SP2128P speed domes. Also, day & night IPR712M fixed network camera, LR7022E L-series IR IP camera. These cameras were installed in the classrooms as well as common areas at Sun Yat-sen University to secure the 3 campuses — Guangzhou South campus, Guangzhou North campus, and Guangzhou East campus. Altogether, 189 analogue cameras, IP based cameras, and speed domes were utilized.

IP products installed
* Day & Night 720P HD IR IP Camera – IPR712M *28
* Day & Night 1080P HD IR IP Camera – LR7022E *23
* 1080P Real-time Multi-touch 16 Channel Standalone NVR — NVR116*4
* 8-port PoE switch – POE080130 *4

Analogue cameras installed
* Ultra-high Sensitivity 40M IR Camera – PIH0148P *48
* 30M IR Camera – PIH-0648P *18
* 12X Super High Resolution IR Fast Dome Camera – SP2128 *4
* D/N ATR 700TVL Vari-Focal IR Camera – CMR7488X3.6 *68

Results
LILIN video solution provides many benefits for Sun Yat-sen University – superior image quality from both LILIN analogue and IP cameras, and future-proof standalone Linux based Network Video Recorders NVR116s to effectively monitor the entire university campuses. These IP cameras offer a wide range of advantages, such as high performance, superb HD quality resolution video, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and day & night functionality. LILIN cameras are able to cover a large area with no loss of image resolution that is which especially beneficial for such large sized campuses. Cameras from LILIN with megapixel and high definition feature so that the university able to obtain detailed footages for finding lost items or identifying people.


* ☑ Clear images for finding lost items
* ☑ Help to identify people with detailed footages
* ☑ Highly intuitive NVR recorder

 

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HD-over-coaxial: Ultimate battle for survival by analog manufacturers

HD-over-coaxial: Ultimate battle for survival by analog manufacturers

Editor / Provider: Alf Chang, a&s International | Updated: 10/23/2014 | Article type: Tech Corner

The overarching view in the security industry right now is that IP, which employs a network infrastructure and offers HD video, will one day replace analog solutions, which have defined video surveillance for half a century. For analog players, who are seeing declines in sales and revenue, they must find ways to regain their former dominance in the industry. HD-overcoaxial solutions, which deliver HD video over users' existing coaxial cabling, represent their ultimate battle for survival amidst the IP invasion.

Ever since 960H and HD-SDI emerged in 2011, video surveillance players have been trying to find solutions that enhance the quality of CCTV, which remains the mainstream surveillance technology. Analog cameras are inexpensive and easy to install, and they still dominate the market with 70 to 80 percent of market share. However, IP cameras are threatening the very existence of analog players, who are seeing a steady revenue decline. Against this backdrop, analog players seeking to survive have put intensive efforts into the R&D of high-resolution HD-over-coaxial solutions. HDCVI, HDTVI, ccHDtv, and AHD are the products of those efforts.

Any HD-over-coaxial solution, be it 960H, HD-SDI, HDCVI, HDTVI, AHD, and ccHDtv, must be easy to use over the end user's legacy coaxial cable. HD transmission should be achieved using 5C-2V (RG-59U) or 3C-2V (RG-6) coaxial cable without quality loss, and the traditional distance barrier of 100 to 200 meters must be overcome. The solution must incur no extra cost for installation or upgrade, resist quality loss over a long distance, and enable easy upgrade to megapixel-level HD surveillance. Further, it must be high in quality and competitive in price to gain a stronger foothold in vertical markets. In summary, for a solution to be called HD-over-coaxial, six basic requirements must be met:

1. It must have high video clarity and color separation, as well as high signal filtering, noise reduction, and image restoration capabilities;

2 .As HD-over-coax is claimed as a breakthrough technology, it must be able to transmit signals for a longer distance over existing coaxial cable;

3 .The solution must not be subject to latency, compression-related quality loss, or any compromise to video quality;

4 The backend equipment must be compatible with the 960H format, and future compatibility with analog splitters and matrix systems must be considered;

5. HD-over-coax must be easy to use and operate and allow settings on both frontend and backend equipment;

6. Any solution must have low cost and high quality.

There are HD-over-coaxial DVRs that can support both 960H and 720/1080p. These are called hybrid HD DVRs. There are even HD DVRs that are bolstered by Intersil's decoder chip and the TCP/IP interface to support 960H, 720p/1080p, and IP signals. These are called Tri-brid HD DVRs.

Compare and contrast between solutions
HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD share one thing in common: as opposed to 960H that uses the CCD sensor, HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD use the megapixel-level CMOS or Exmor CMOS sensor. The purpose is to capture HD images at the source level. Among manufacturers of CMOS sensors are Sony, Omnivision, Pixelplus, and BYD. The formation of images differs slightly according to brand.

Another similarity as far as components are concerned is the use of an image signal processor (ISP) in conjunction with the sensor. This device ultimately determines the final image displayed by HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD solutions. The chipset could be integrated into the sensor module or into the transceiver at the backend of the HDCVI, HDTVI, or AHD camera. Image signal processors, whose manufacturers include Sony, Fullhan, Nextchip, and Eyenix, process and enhance images formed by the sensor. As ISPs of different companies are designed differently, they have different ways of handling backlight compensation, WDR noise reduction, and the 3As, namely auto white balance, auto exposure, and auto focus.

One final thing that the solutions have in common is the presence of a signal transceiver, which produces different signal formats based on the technology in question, namely HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD. Regardless of the technology, these transceivers are similar in that they combine signal augmentation, voltage augmentation, and MCU all in one device and emit signals over different transmission distances. There is also a circuit switch that allows cameras to switch between HD-over-coaxial and CVBS output.

All HD-over-coaxial signals travel through coaxial cables, which can be 5C-2V (RG-59U) or 3C-2V (RG-6) for transmission of between 300 and 500 meters. Among the things that set them apart are the codec engine, which is made by TI, Hisilicon, or Grain Media, and the performance of ISP processing.

Application in verticals
Based on how things look right now, to popularize HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD and widen their reach in different verticals, it seems manufacturers still have lots of publicity and marketing to do. In fact, I still have doubts over their market acceptance beyond the banking, financial, and retail verticals, as 960H and HD-SDI themselves are still mostly deployed in retail, banking, and education. It is my hope that fiber optic providers can develop and commercialize HD-over-coaxial interfaces, so that HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD can go beyond small and medium implementations and find their way into city and highway surveillance, which requires HD and real-time video transmission.

Currently, there aren't any credible or authoritative figures on the market acceptance toward HDCVI, HDTVI and AHD. Yet, marketing strategies differ according to manufacturers and their OEM partners. Based on our observation, a lack of understanding of the different solutions is the biggest obstacle that manufacturers need to deal with right now.

Opportunities and future development
HD and intelligence are future development trends that analog players seeking to upgrade their HD products future, advances in CMOS, ISP, and transceivers will cause HD-over-coaxial surveillance to become a norm. Applications in different verticals will also become more noticeable. In security, there is a notion that IP will replace analog. But this will not happen anytime soon, and HD-over-coaxial marks the effort by analog players to at least slow the IP invasion and analog's decline. In the end, maybe there is a purpose for the existence of these solutions.


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Crawley & Horsham Hospital increase security level with Nedap AEOS

Crawley & Horsham Hospital increase security level with Nedap AEOS

Editor / Provider: Nedap | Updated: 10/14/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Crawley & Horsham Hospital has explored new technological possibilities to increase their security level in an effective manner. They have chosen the security management platform Nedap AEOS.

 

 

 


Project overview
A hospital works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, non–stop, and security needs to be guaranteed for the access of different people that use the hospital (patients, doctors, nurses, visitors, etc.). It is therefore very important to control lockdown. In response to NHSLA requirements to undertake a risk profile of lockdown procedures, Nedap was invited to visit Crawley & Horsham Hospital in Crawley, West Sussex. The hospitals security team wished to explore new technologies available to enable them to adhere to the new directives in an easier and more effective manner.

Definition
When security of patients, staff or assets is at risk by any identified threat or hazard, a lockdown should be achieved. Lockdown is the process of controlling the movement and access of people, including staff, patients and visitors within a specific building or area. Entry, exit and movements of people within an NHS site can be controlled by both security employees and physical security measures.

Implementation
The ability to enable the hospital to follow the NHSLA lockdown directives was the main goal. But the security team was keen to explore their future options to gain the most out of any new investment. Therefore they opted for a flexible solution that offered the possibility to integrate new technologies at any time and that could be managed centrally with other disciplines of security.

Initially the scope was to secure all doors that covered the main access areas within the hospital. Due to the flexibility and feature rich benefits of Nedap's AEOS security management platform, the trust security team decided to transfer total control of security management to AEOS. Nedap also offers products available through additional license purchase or integration options; such as vehicle and car park security, secure lockers and medicine cabinets and CCTV management.

About Crawley & Horsham Hospital
Built in the 1960‘s, Crawley Hospital enjoys a near town centre location. Originally Crawley District General Hospital, Crawley merged with Horsham Hospital in the early nineties to form the Crawley Horsham NHS Trust, one of the first Trusts to be established. Crawley and Horsham Trust joined with East Surrey Healthcare NHS Trust in 1998, creating Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

LILIN IP product manufacturer certified as HDMI Adopter by HDMI Licensing

LILIN IP product manufacturer certified as HDMI Adopter by HDMI Licensing

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 10/13/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

LILIN, a world-renowned IP camera manufacturer, is proud to announce its wholly-owned factory in New Taipei City, Taiwan, has been named as a Certified HDMI® Adopter by HDMI Licensing, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification. There are more than 1,200 of the leading electronics manufacturers have adopted HDMI connectivity. As a certified adopter, LILIN is authorized to design, manufacture, and sell licensed products meeting the HDMI specification standards.

With HDMI certification in place, LILIN's rigorous quality control procedures continue ensuring its products' function. As a global provider in digital products for CCTV video surveillance industry, this certification further demonstrates LILIN's on-going commitment to offer worldwide customers services and products with long term reliability. LILIN fully complies with the HDMI specifications and Adopter Agreement. As an official certified HDMI Adopter, customers can be confident that the HDMI high speed cable delivers high-standard audio and video with lasting performance.

 


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LILIN is a global IP video manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Throughout the years, the company has maintained its dedication to Creativity, Progress, and Excellence providing expertise in digital video with a strong focus on innovation moving forward.

ccHDtv is the answer to a facile surveillance system upgrades

ccHDtv is the answer to a facile surveillance system upgrades

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by ITE | Updated: 10/6/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

As school shooting incidents have been soaring in recent years, school administrators are paying more attention to campus security system upgrades. Among all the solutions, upgrading out-dated analog CCTV surveillance systems to more e¬ffective high resolution surveillance has been a priority.

HD-SDI was the only megapixel surveillance solution that utilized traditional analog coaxial cabling infrastructure, until ccHDtv was introduced to the security market. Since the introduction of megapixel IP cameras to the security market, coaxial cable was considered too outdated to support such high quality images. Therefore, customers spent a lot of money to have their analog infrastructure taken out and replaced with network cable, this work often requiring a significant investment of time and resources.

One of the drawbacks for HD-SDI and IP systems was the cable-run distance limitation, as these technologies cannot exceed cable lengths of 100 meters. Considering that analog CCTV cables can be installed on longer distances of cabling, this caused problems and extra costs for many school campuses that required cameras to be installed further away.

Stardot Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of IP, ccHDtv cameras and video encoders in the United States, has successfully provided ccHDtv cameras allowed a school surveillance system to be upgraded and without replacing the existing coaxial cables. This upgrade was performed in the administration building of Alta Loma School District in California, U.S., in Dec, 2013. In this project 12 SDHM200BN Day/Night ccHDtv cameras and 3 SDHMSRV4 ccHDtv channel receivers were deployed along with a 16-CH ExacqVision NVR.

The school administrators at Alto Loma School District believe that ccHDtv was the right choice once they had considered the cost and resources required for upgrading surveillance system and installing new cabling. Using ccHDtv cameras allowed the school district to upgrade their surveillance system without having to spend a significant amount of their annual budget. Alto Loma School District now has a high quality surveillance system with more effective megapixel cameras. The school district is planning on installing ccHDtv throughout the other eight elementary schools and junior high schools in the Alto Loma School District in the coming years.

New Luxriot VMS widens your video surveillance capabilities

New Luxriot VMS widens your video surveillance capabilities

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Luxriot | Updated: 9/29/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Luxriot, as the industry-known open architecture Video Management System (VMS), accepts streams from Network (IP) cameras, encoders and video capture boards. Luxriot has been integrated with over 3000 devices from more than 100 manufactures.

This along with Luxriot client-server architecture allows to build hybrid scalable solutions from a single NVR/DVR to a multiple server system handling thousands of cameras.

Luxriot VMS shares worldwide reputation as a simple yet powerful solution. By having intuitive graphical user interface, Luxriot VMS simplifies the design, installation and commissioning of complete IP CCTV surveillance systems. This together with years-proven stability offers well trusted product well suitable from small to enterprise-level installations.

Trusted as hybrid scalable solution, it also offers clients to maximize the previous investment in surveillance system, allowing upgrade to higher level.

What's new in version 2.5.0:

Certified ONVIF Profile S compliancy
Allows full support of all ONVIF Profile S compliant devices, even before they are officially listed in the list of supported devices.

Software side Video Content Analysis allowing:
- Tamper detect
- Presence filter
- Enter/Exit filters
- Appear/Disappear filters
- Speed filter
- Object class filter
- Direction filter
- Dwell filter
- Tailgating filter
- Abandoned/Removed object filter
- Counting line
- Meta data
- Live surveillance
- Configuration by 3D Grid

Brands of cameras embedded with Video Content Analysis include:
- Canon
- Riva
- Samsung
- LG
- UDP

Mobile Application for Android and iOS
Luxriot® Mobile is a free application for Android and iOS devices. It allows users to access Luxriot VMS Servers' live and recorded video streams via smartphone or a tablet from almost anywhere. This easy- touse application allows simultaneous multiple camera monitoring.

Luxriot LPR to VMS Client communication:
Recognition data streaming from Luxriot LPR 1.8.1 or later to VMS Client application, includean ability to join recognition results from multiple Luxriot LPR servers on one VMSclient instance for live and archive navigation.

 

 

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

IDIS has announced successful Lenel factory testing of its DirectIP™ network video recorders (NVRs) with Lenel's OnGuard® access control, making the dedicated surveillance powerhouse a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). The integration provides Lenel customers with seamless DirectIP™ integration and rich functionality through its OnGuard integrated platform in order to deliver end-users the full benefits of full-HD and high performance DirectIP™ surveillance.

Commenting on the integration, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe said, “DirectIP™ combined with Lenel's OnGuard offers customers a powerful integrated management platform to streamline security operations and provide quick video identification of critical events to enable a faster and more accurate response to threats and incidents. The successful completion of the integration continues our commitment to providing cost effective and flexible security solutions, and extends our capability within the corporate enterprise sectors.”

The integration allows comprehensive DirectIP™ functionality including live video, record, play-back, pan-tilt-and-zoom (PTZ) control and allows operators to efficiently manage users from the unified OnGuard platform to deliver powerful event and alarm correlation with full-HD video verification.

“IDIS has completed the required factory testing to validate the interface of DirectIP™ with OnGuard. This integration also allows customers to upgrade to DirectIP™ as well as blending existing and legacy CCTV through the OnGuard platform.” said James Wheeler, UK Director, Lenel. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

Packaged as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVR) and comprehensive video management software, DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and industry-leading pricing levels.

AMG delivers toll management transmission solution on Indian highway

AMG delivers toll management transmission solution on Indian highway

Editor / Provider: AMG | Updated: 9/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, has completed a new sophisticated toll management transmission solution on Solapur Highway, for ITNL in India. ITNL is using the solution to monitor two Toll Plazas with a total of 20 Lanes with 24 Booths – 4 of which have reversible lanes. The project covers a road stretch of 105 kilometres, with 49 kilometres between the Toll Plazas.

According to ITNL, the new system encompasses 132 cameras of which 126 are fixed cameras and 6 are PTZs. Other hardware integrated into the solution includes Lane Controllers, AVC Controllers, and RFID Readers. The system is operated on an Ethernet backbone, with 35 unmanaged AMG switches, and incorporates vehicle detection and enforcement solutions along with access control equipment.

A Toll Plaza typically lies in an environment where adverse conditions are present. This was a decisive factor in ITNL's decision to select the AMG Ethernet switches for the new system. The ruggedness and small form factor, as well as the capability to perform well in adverse climate conditions with extreme heat and dust means that the AMG switches provides significant advantage over other alternatives.

According to ITNL, another advantage is that the AMG transmission solution can interface with equipment from any given third party manufacturer. This facilitates the integration of surveillance and monitoring equipment with the Toll Management Solution. ITNL also commented on the support given by AMG during pre-sales, post-sales and subsequent technical support, deeming the service as ‘excellent'.

Sara Bullock, International Sales Director at AMG Systems, says, “AMG has supplied a large number of transmission solutions for well over 1, 000 km of highways traffic management solutions in India. We're extremely pleased that ITNL decided to use our switches for this new project on the Pune - Solapur Highway.”

GKB IP solution deployed to safeguard the commercial building in Cebu

GKB IP solution deployed to safeguard the commercial building in Cebu

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by GKB | Updated: 9/12/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Background:
The Link is a 22-story commercial building for business process outsourcing (BPO) building located in Cebu IT Park, the Philippines, built in 2013. The Link was looking for high definition surveillance system to protect its tenants including IT companies, insurance companies, and banks in the building.

Solution:
A total of 45 IP Dome cameras have been installed in The Link building, used to monitor the elevators, lobby, main exits, offices, public places, and parking lot. Each camera has an embedded a 16G Micro SD card for back-up recording in case of network failure.

GKB provided a server-and-client structure IP solution that allows The Link to set up multiple monitors, making the live monitoring function does not interfere with the recording server and system.

The operation of the entire system is managed and coordinated centrally through Viewer 11 & NVR Server, two sets of comprehensive and intelligent security platform software by GKB.

Benefit:
The entire solution has led to several benefits as a result:
* A Flexible and Cost-Effective Solution When the system was designed, the idea of expansion was thoroughly considered. New cameras can be easily added without any extra license fee making this deployment an excellent return on investment.
* Clear and Clever Monitoring and Management Cloud NVR can remotely monitor and manage cameras from any device. Log in is as simple as entering your username and password. The Link can now remotely manage IP cameras easier than ever.

 

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About GKB GKB Security Corporation is a global security solutions provider with a full range of CCTV, IP, Mobile, Video Fire Detection System and Home Automation products and support services designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized system integrators and security installers.

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