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Avigilon acquires ObjectVideo's entire patent portfolio and licensing program

Avigilon acquires ObjectVideo's entire patent portfolio and licensing program

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 12/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the entire patent portfolio and the patent licensing program of ObjectVideo, (“ObjectVideo”) for cash consideration of US$80.3 million (the “Acquisition”).

Founded in 1998, ObjectVideo is an innovator in the intelligent video solutions market. ObjectVideo's video analytics patents, now acquired by Avigilon, are licensed and deployed by leading IP video manufacturers around the world. Under the Acquisition, Avigilon has acquired all of ObjectVideo's 76 US and international patents and over 50 US and international patent applications. In addition to the foregoing, until January 31, 2015 ObjectVideo will continue to generate additional US patent applications, and has agreed to transfer any and all such applications to Avigilon for no additional consideration.

With the completion of the Acquisition, Avigilon now holds 124 US and international patents, and 202 US and international patent applications.

“The future of the video surveillance industry is in video analytics,” said Alexander Fernandes, founder, president, CEO and chairman of the board, Avigilon. “The Acquisition not only bolsters Avigilon's portfolio of intellectual property, but it also brings with it a recurring royalty revenue stream.”

The patent licensing program provides companies with the opportunity to leverage the innovative features of industry-leading video analytics patents. Nineteen royalty-paying licensees have joined the program, including global corporations such as Sony Corporation, Panasonic System Networks, Bosch Security Systems, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, Pelco, FLIR Systems, and Sensormatic Electronics, (Tyco), and more.

“The Acquisition opens new doors for Avigilon, provides us with additional freedom to operate, and greatly strengthens our intellectual property portfolio,” said Fernandes. “It positions Avigilon to continue leading the way into the future of the video surveillance industry.”

GMP Securities L.P. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Avigilon on the Acquisition.

Avigilon expects to file a Business Acquisition Report, as such term is defined in National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, respecting the Acquisition in due course.

Hikvision introduces mini fisheye camera to

Hikvision introduces mini fisheye camera to "Easy IP" range

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 12/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Fisheye Network Camera will bring new level of security to small-to-medium businesses
Hikvision is set to bring new levels of security to convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and other small-to-medium enterprises with the introduction of the DS-2CD2942F Fisheye Network Camera. This cutting edge camera incorporates a high-quality lens and 4-megapixel detector in a discrete, ultra-compact design small enough to be inconspicuous on any ceiling yet provides complete situational awareness for entire rooms.

The DS-2CD2942F is the latest addition to Hikvision's "Easy IP" range of cameras, NVRs and VMS software, which are specially designed to bring the benefits of simple installation and operation to small- to medium-sized business or home. The panoramic view with multi-view de-warping and digital PTZ, plus on-board storage of up to 64 GB and choice of Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity means a single DS-2CD2942F can usually replace the plethora of traditional CCTV cameras installed in most public areas.

Wide Field of View
The new DS-2CD2942F features a 4-megapixel, 1/3" Progressive Scan CMOS image sensor allied with a 1.6mm F1.6 lens boasting a 186° field of view. Together with the digital PTZ control and multi-view de-warping of the dual image streams, the new camera will provide crystal-clear coverage across a far wider area than other camera types. Instead of fitting multiple narrow-angle box or bullet cameras, "Easy IP" users can now reply on a single ceiling-mounted DS-2CD2942F to capture all their images without blind spots. Hikvision's 3D DNR and digital WDR technology also secures superior image quality at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

24-Hour Surveillance
The DS-2CD2942F is equipped with electronic day and night cycling, and is capable of operating in low-light conditions down to 0.01 lux in colour and 0.001 in black and white. The new camera can also operate down to zero lux over a range of up to 8 metres if the IR option is specified.

Multiple Alarm Triggers
The DS-2CD2942F maximises security options for users through a wide range of alarm triggers and a customisable day/night switch, allowing automatic or scheduled triggering. Alarm triggers include Line crossing, Intrusion detection, Motion detection, Dynamic analysis, Tampering alarm, Network disconnect, IP address conflict, and Storage exception.

The "Easy IP" Range
Hikvision's "Easy IP" range brings together a complete solution of cameras, NVRs (network video recorders) and VMS (video management software) focused on easy installation, easy viewing and easy Wi-Fi connection. "Easy IP" allows users to monitor their home or business on their PC, tablet or smartphone through a uniquely simple interface. Wi-Fi camera connection is just easy, without IP address forwarding; and Automatic Network Reconnection (ANR) enables on-board storage supported cameras - like the DS-2CD2942F - to create temporary recordings automatically and upload the stored video when the connection recovers. Users can choose from a full range of "Easy IP" cameras, including indoor and outdoor bullet and dome cameras, mini-dome cameras, cube camera, a Mini IR Pan & Tilt camera and the new DS-2CD2942F. All share a rich feature set and unmatched price-efficiency.

 Brand new commercial center in Tehran equips itself with VIVOTEK's surveillance solutions

Brand new commercial center in Tehran equips itself with VIVOTEK's surveillance solutions

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 12/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Matching State-of-the-Art Security with Style in Iran’s Capital.
The ancient city of Tehran has been rebuilt to reflect modern ideas and innovative designs many times throughout its history; however this constant evolution has always adhered to strict aesthetic standards. Continuing this spirit, VIVOTEK camera systems, offering the absolute latest in surveillance technology while maintaining stylish appearance, have become increasingly popular in this city of 8.3 million.

Located in the west of Tehran City, the brand new YAS Commercial Center was in need of an advanced and comprehensive surveillance system. It required cameras and connectivity solutions to cover a range of interior and exterior spaces, including parking areas, main corridors, entrances and exits, and other spaces, for protecting people inside or outside the Center. Pooya Fara Negar, distributor of VIVOTEK on this case, worked hard to come to a full understanding of the YAS Commercial Center’s needs, and provide a perfectly tailored IP-based security and surveillance system.

VIVOTEK Cameras for Complete Coverage – Inside and Out.
A total of 305 VIVOTEK cameras were installed across both the interior and exterior spaces of the YAS Commercial Center, ensuring complete coverage of all areas under any lighting or weather conditions, while maintaining a low profile and blending in with the stylish design of the center.

Tehran’s Environment: A Harsh Test for Technology – No Problem for VIVOTEK’s Cameras
Tehran’s climate, which may be unpredictably harsh at times with temperatures ranging from −17 °C to 43 °C, would test the mettle of any surveillance system. VIVOTEK’s IP8332 and SD8363E were chosen to meet this harsh challenge, and of course for their superior image quality in all lighting conditions. 82 IP8332s, a bullet-style network camera, were installed to cover parking areas. Incorporating a number of advanced features, such as a 1MP sensor enabling 1280x800 viewing resolution at a smooth 30 fps, a removable IR-cut filter and IR illuminators effective up to 15M for superior image quality around the clock, and an IP66-rated housing to withstand rain, dust and other environmental pollutants, the IP8332 is an ideal option for outdoor parking lot applications. 11 high performance SD8363E speed domes with 20x zoom lenses were also installed around building perimeters to ensure total coverage. The SD8363E features 1080p Full HD resolution, IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing, and real-time H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression.

Interior Spaces – Broad Coverage Requirements Met With Low Profile Solutions
For indoor environments such as corridors, foyers and communal areas, FD8137H, IP8131, FD8164 and FD8166 were selected and installed for their small sizes, quality design, and excellent image quality. The VIVOTEK FD8164 is an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor security applications with a compact, stylish exterior. Designed with 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor, FD8164 enables capturing high quality and high resolution video. VIVOTEK FD8166 is an extremely small fixed dome network camera. With installation as easy as one-two-three and Power over Ethernet functionality, setup time is less than 120 seconds, making installation quick and easy.

Achievement
William Ku, Vice President of VIVOTEK's International Business Division, further commented: “We’re very excited about the successful installation of this VIVOTEK system for the YAS Commercial Center. We at VIVOTEK are always happy to meet challenges and to exceed expectations, and we particularly enjoy working in the beautiful but challenging environment of Tehran as it gave our IP8332, with its weather and dust-proof housing a chance to prove its resilience.”

Afidus launches latest True-PnP tiny cube network cameras & 1.3mp PIR network camera

Afidus launches latest True-PnP tiny cube network cameras & 1.3mp PIR network camera

Editor / Provider: Afidus | Updated: 12/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Afidus is pleased to announce the launch of 1.3Magapixel True-PnP Cube network camera, PH-128F8 & TH-128F2 which are designed for Home Security. We expect to be the Guard of every single house.

As every player has known, easy installation is the most important thing to the home users. Plug and Play is the easiest way to get involved in this market. We, Afidus, understand the difficulties and have solved the problems. We hereby introduce our True-Plug and Play solution IP Camera to you.

TH-128F2, 1.3Megapixel Network Camera(WLAN) which is the basic model but full of features, Day and Night using, built in microphone and supported Line-out speaker. You are capable to set up Motion detection, Audio detection, Camera tampering to protect your home by your own choice. The most important thing is Afidus Plug and Play solution, we provide 3 different ways for you to use this camera, by our easy WIFI setting, QR code or WPS button.

PH-128F8, 1.3Megapixel PIR Network Camera(WLAN) which includes all the features of TH-128F2 but builds in speaker and PIR Sensor for the human detection. Of course our PNP Solution.

Definitely all of Afidus free software, including Afidus Cloud Service™, Afidus DDNS Service™, Afidus Smart Phone Apps, Afidus NVR64™.

Afidus always provides solutions to fit customers' needs. It is not only about the products, but also the applications. Afidus cares about customers and understands what they need. Afidus not only provides products in good quality, but is also proud of its services and solutions. This is exactly the aspiration that drives Afidus to cooperate with people who are interested in surveillance issues over the world.

exacqVision 6.6 release introduces ESM failover for increased reliability

exacqVision 6.6 release introduces ESM failover for increased reliability

Editor / Provider: Exacq Technologies | Updated: 12/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the ability to set up and manage failover on exacqVision servers with exacqVision 6.6 and Enterprise System Manager (ESM) version 3.0, a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision Enterprise networked video recorders (NVRs). The new exacqVision version 6.6 VMS (video management system) also includes updates to the views and event monitoring features in exacqVision, faster searching with the Exacq mobile app and additional updates to ESM.

The new ESM failover functionality continually monitors exacqVision recorders. A system failure can be detected within 15-30 seconds and an actual failover to a spare server or servers can be automatically instigated in a matter of minutes. Failover functions include IP cameras, recording schedules, user rights, event linking, serial profiles, archiving configuration and more. Once the protected recorder is back online, ESM automatically transfers all functionality back to the original server. Users can also use ESM Failover to perform manual failover on exacqVision recorders at any time to conduct system maintenance.

“The new ESM Failover feature adds substantial value to our exacqVision enterprise solution,” notes Scott Dennison, Director of Marketing, Exacq Technologies. “We recognized the need for our customers to maximize video recorder uptime and delivered a failover solution to ensure video recording is never interrupted.”

In addition to the new failover feature, ESM version 3.0 also adds features that improve server user management over an enterprise network. This makes it easier for system administrators to add and remove servers and users from defined groups.

exacqVision 6.6 gives users and system administrators greater flexibility and personalization when creating and using the views feature. Views can now be shared with all users, shared with a defined group of users or kept private to individual users. Version 6.6 also provides increased event monitoring flexibility. Users can prioritize events to ensure the most important events always display first. Additionally, users can drag live cameras into an event monitoring video panel at any time. These updates to event monitoring ensure that the most important video is always in front of an active viewer. Version 6.6 of exacqVision adds support for over 100 new IP camera models from leading manufacturers including American Dynamics, Arecont Vision, Axis, Bosch, Panasonic, Samsung, and Vivotek. The exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2,200 IP camera models.

The latest Exacq Mobile app (Version 3.10) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices now utilizes the same SpeedSearch functionality found in the full client software. SpeedSearch provides significantly faster search results as video frames automatically populate on the screen for faster investigations. This is an ideal solution for searching video over low-bandwidth connections using mobile devices that rely on cellular data.

The exacqVision VMS is accessed with the freely distributed exacqVision client software (Windows/Linux/Mac), the exacqVision free web browser client available for all leading web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera), as well as the free Exacq Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured exacqVision recorders or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Linux based systems.

Amthal Fire & Security is a top achiever at the Marlborough Science Academy

Amthal Fire & Security is a top achiever at the Marlborough Science Academy

Editor / Provider: Amthal Fire & Security | Updated: 12/17/2014 | Article type: Education

Amthal Fire & Security has upgraded the fire and security measures at The Marlborough Science Academy to feature high performance IP CCTV, access control and automatic fire detection systems to provide ultimate peace of mind for staff, pupils and visitors.

The Marlborough Science Academy, situated in St Albans, is a specialist science secondary school and sixth form, educating approximately 1,200 students and employing over 80 staff. The school is increasingly being used by the local community out of school hours and so the site required a general upgrade to its security and fire detection systems.

Amthal Fire & Security worked closely with the Estates Management team to provide a comprehensive security overview and offered a number of innovative ideas to ensure complete perimeter security and a smooth operating system throughout the Academy.

The electronic security solution specified, incorporated state of the art IP CCTV together with access control and automatic fire detection systems, all integrated into existing platforms. The structure was installed in just three weeks to ensure minimal disruption to learning timetables.

Says Chris Paice, Estates Manager at The Marlborough Science Academy: “The school is committed to offering staff, students and the wider local community a vibrant, happy and nurturing learning environment. So that we can do this as safely as possible, we ensure the fire and security systems, right from the entrance to the school and throughout the site, are all maintained to a high level.

“Amthal Fire & Security has consistently been highly professional and knowledgeable, going above and beyond the call of duty to provide a complete solution that was even installed at a much faster rate than we had scheduled.

We would not hesitate to recommend Amthal Fire & Security to any educational facility looking for guidance and expertise on all aspects of site security.”

Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire & Security added: “The Government’s continued pledge towards the extended schools agenda means educational premises operate today on a much more ‘open’ nature with either full public access or permitted group access increasingly required.

“This places added pressures on fire and security measures to ensure even out of traditional school hours, the site is carefully monitored. Here, The Marlborough Science Academy has shown how working with a trusted brand as Amthal Fire & Security right from security specification throughout the process, can ensure a bespoke security system is created to operate with existing site technologies to keep disruption, cost and install times to a minimum.”

Independently owned, Amthal Fire & Security is dedicated to satisfying end user needs for security safety and convenience offering design, installation, service and remote monitoring of advanced electronic fire & security solutions, including intruder, Fire, Access and CCTV systems.

Amthal Fire & Security is accredited by the Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board (SSAIB) United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) and British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE.)

Clarifying the myths of HD-Over-Coaxial solutions

Clarifying the myths of HD-Over-Coaxial solutions

Editor / Provider: Alf Chang, a&s International | Updated: 12/15/2014 | Article type: Tech Corner

 

HD-over-coaxial solutions, which transmit high-definition video over coaxial cables, provide an alternative to HD surveillance besides IP. However, there are still doubts and concerns from the market about how they are set up and whether they can truly deliver. This article lists some of the myths concerning HD-over-coaxial and demystifies them one by one.

 

Q: For HDCVI, it's compatible only with its own DVRs. What about HDTVI and AHD? Are they able to connect with any type of DVRs?

A: The answer to this is of course negative. Each HD-over-coaxial solution has its own format and must go with its own DVRs. The only solution that's compatible with all formats is 960H. After initial testing, it was confirmed that different-brand HDTVI and AHD cameras can work with their respective DVRs, as long as the same format is used.

Q: Will HDCVI and HDTVI completely replace 960H, since their picture quality is the same as 960H?

A:
In terms of what the 720p HD-over-coaxial solution can offer, it is indeed very similar to 960H picture quality. However, 960H products still stand out since they are offered and supported by most of the current camera vendors. We can assume in the future, if there are more 1080p HD-over-coaxial solutions being introduced to the market, it will definitely affect the market of 960H or even IP for the SMB sector.

Q: Could the current HD-over-coaxial DVRs support 720p and 1080p at the same time?

A:
The answer is no. Test results show that HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD each can support 720P and 1080P cameras and corresponding 720P and 1080P DVRs. The issue right now is whether the same DVR can record 720P and 1080P videos at the same time, no matter which technology is employed. This still needs to be confirmed.

Q: When different numbers of HD cameras are used, or when coaxial cables of different lengths or grades are used, would there be any signal loss issues? Experience dictates that when signals are transmitted through different-length coaxial cables, the disparity in voltage may cause poor reflection of images, which may appear to be stacking up on one another. Or, the difference in electrical grounding may create noise. Will this also affect HD-over-coaxial?

A: The answer is yes, due to the lack of equalizers in HD-over-coaxial DVRs at the current stage.

Q: From a project implementation perspective, does transmission distance for HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD matter? Is it a key factor to consider?

A:
Another good question. Each HD-over-coaxial solution claims to be able to transmit over a distance of 300 to 500 meters, or even 600 to 1,000 meters. First, we must applaud HD-over-coaxial for breaking the distance barrier. Yet from a project perspective, this doesn't really mean anything. First, in the past, transmission over a 5C-2V cable without a booster can go for 200 to 225 meters. With booster, transmission can be extended to over 400 meters. Yet quality loss is a byproduct of signal boosting, as noise is augmented. So for any coaxial implementation, shorter distances are preferred due to reliability. To transmit beyond 500 meters without sacrificing picture quality or reducing the number of cameras, what's usually done is the usage of multimode fiber for distances of three to five kilometers or single-mode fiber for longer distances. With a dense wavelength division multiplexing device, one multimode fiber or single-mode fiber can transmit four to 32 streams. In other words, from a project perspective, transmission distance is not an issue and is not a determining factor for choosing between HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD.

Q: With HDCVI, HDTVI, and AHD breaking traditional distance barriers, can they really help with larger projects, or are they more suitable for SMEs?

A: No matter what grade of coax cable you use, it's just a medium. Transmission distance really depends on the system and voltage. The size of project depends on several things – for example, whether there will be compatible matrix systems like those used for HD-SDI, or HD DVRs that support more channels. Only by then will the discussion of which solution suits which type of project be more meaningful. For now, HD-over-coaxial is implemented in the same way as traditional analog, namely for small- to medium-size projects through a DVR+CMS architecture.

The above were answers to questions commonly asked of HD-over-coaxial solutions. Once they are more widespread in the market, there will surely be more questions concerning their technology and applications. That's when HD-over-coaxial will truly become a game changer.

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Milestone systems promotes Samsung Techwin to elite partner status

Milestone systems promotes Samsung Techwin to elite partner status

Editor / Provider: Milestone | Updated: 12/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has elevated Samsung Techwin to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Camera Partner Program (CaPP).

To be named a Milestone Elite partner, companies must demonstrate outstanding sales, implementation, consulting and support for Milestone Systems solutions and consistently show excellence in business initiatives and marketing.

Both companies have dedicated targeted efforts to elevate the mutual technical and commercial engagement to a new level, resulting in the Elite Camera Partner status for Samsung Techwin. Samsung Techwin is only one of eight Milestone Camera Partners in the world to achieve this status.

“Milestone's Elite partner level is the highest standard we offer, which demonstrates a Camera Partner's commitment in achieving maximum return on investment for customers through superior product knowledge and a focus on long-term customer satisfaction,” says Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances. “Milestone Channel Partners as well as customers now gain the advantage of superior camera technology fully supported by Milestone software with deep Samsung Techwin integration.”

The ongoing relationship between Samsung Techwin and Milestone Systems has been evolving over the past several years, and the announcement of Elite status demonstrates the solidity of an already close partnership. Cheol-Kyo Kim, CEO Samsung Techwin, was the keynote speaker at the Milestone global partner conference in 2014, where both companies gathered to discuss their future strategies.

“Milestone and Samsung Techwin both bring the global reach that our customers and our ecosystems need, especially for larger projects. Together we have shown a strong and proven ability to drive performance and value in our integrated solutions,” says Jonas Andersson, Senior Vice President for Strategic Marketing, Samsung Techwin. “Cooperation with partners is a top priority for us, and we are excited to be recognized by Milestone with Elite Partner status.”

TOP10 most popular security products for November 2014

TOP10 most popular security products for November 2014

Editor / Provider: Michelle Chu | Updated: 12/15/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

 

A joyful festival atmosphere pervaded the whole Taipei city, as Christmas vacation is only couple weeks away. Before we hit the end of this year, let's go over the most-popular monthly product rankings one last time!

 

 

In total, as the last six months, a prominent amount of the click frequency comes from American areas. In November, 40.53% of the click-through rate comes from American countries, and 35.57% from Asian. Interestingly, this is, perhaps, the only month in this year that Asian manufacturers took 9 out of the 10 seats – mainly from Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers, and a few from German, Japanese and Korean suppliers.

Overall speaking, most of the most-popular products are IP-based surveillance cameras, with a remarkable amount of them featuring high resolution image quality such as 4K, HD, and Ultra HD, and smart functions such as facial detection, intrusion detection, just to name a few.

Dahua IPC-HF81200E 4K 12 MP Ultra HD Network Camera
Hikvision DS-2CD4232FWD -I(Z)(H)(S) 3MP WDR IR Bullet Camera
LILIN IPC0122 1080P HD Covert IP Camera   >>> Product Video
VIVOTEK IB8367-R bullet network camera
Geutebruck G-Cam GNSD1882

Other than video surveillance devices, several new faces that just made their debut on asmag.com in the late November had also made their way into the ranking! We have the latest model for IP camera for commercial and home sector, access control systems, test monitor, and touch screen alarm:

Sony CXD4145GG camera system LSI for IP security camera
Climax VL touchscreen alarm
Acula Test monitor - 4.3" IP cam tester
FUJICA FJC-Z2368 Swing gate

Last but not the least; we cannot underestimate the ever-growing popularity of HD-over-coaxial technology which has been staying at the first place on TOP10 for three month in a row.

Nextchip AHD (Analog High Definition)

 

 

* Please note that the above statistics are not based on the sum of clicks but the accumulation of IP addresses.

Top10 Rank for September and October 2014

SilverNet wireless network solution provide the link for North Lincolnshire Council

SilverNet wireless network solution provide the link for North Lincolnshire Council

Editor / Provider: SilverNet | Updated: 12/11/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

When North Lincolnshire Council commissioned town centre specialists, Videcom Security to install a new public safety CCTV camera system in Winterton, the specification called for the images captured by the cameras to be transmitted without loss, to its central control room 28 Kilometres away in Scunthorpe.

Traditional transmission methods using leased fibre to transmit the cameras back to Scunthorpe was neither a practical option nor cost effective, so Videcom, recommended a secure wireless IP network solution manufactured by SilverNet.

Winterton is a small town with a population of 4,700 people. North Lincolnshire Council decided to fund the installation of the video surveillance system in order to deter and detect anti-social and criminal activity and by doing so, demonstrate its support of the local community and businesses by creating a safe town centre environment. 24/7 monitoring of live video, as well as access to recorded images, was considered to be essential if the video surveillance system was to be effective and it made sense for this to happen at an existing, fully equipped central control room in Scunthorpe.

“Having been responsible for maintaining the Scunthorpe town centre video surveillance system for the past eight years, we were very pleased to have been awarded the contract to provide the complete solution for this project,” said Bill Mead, Executive Director of Videcom Security. “We sourced full HD ONVIF LG fixed cameras and Redvision IP PTZ domes to provide coverage within Winterton Town Centre. Having very successfully worked with Silvernet on other projects, including Scunthorpe and Brigg, we had no hesitation in recommending the installation of MAX 95 and the new high capacity MAX 500 wireless transmission links, both of which are from the SilverNet PRO range, to achieve the objective of high speed IP transmission of video over the required 28 Kilometres.

Videcom Security has installed two new Silvernet MAX 500 links back-to-back, high up on the southern tower of the Humber Bridge, whilst seven pairs of MAX 95 links have been installed to collect the cameras locally at street level, producing a resilient solution with high capacity Backhaul transmission.

“Installing the SilverNet links on the south tower of the Humber Bridge was an interesting challenge, but overall, with careful planning and safety induction, it proved to be an uncomplicated installation process,” said Danny Harsley, Senior Network Engineer for Videcom Security. “The key to success for any project which involves wireless network transmission is to carry out a detailed site survey and work with the manufacturer to calculate the bandwidth requirements. As a result of doing this, we have been able to supply the client with a solution which utilises transmission equipment that is stable and has a huge throughput capacity.

“Silvernet are Videcom's preferred IP Wireless Partner. They provide us with excellent pro-active pre-sales and installation support, as well as first class training.”

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