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VIVOTEK awarded the Best Mobile IP Camera at Brazil

VIVOTEK awarded the Best Mobile IP Camera at Brazil

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 4/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK is honored to announce its achievement in “Digital Security Awards 2014" at ISC Brazil, the international exhibition and conference for security held in Sao Paulo in 2014. VIVOTEK has won the Best Mobile IP Camera Award. The award was bestowed on VIVOTEK's fixed dome network camera MD8562.

At ISC Brazil 2014, Digital Security, the publication in security industry in Brazil, promoted its 3rd edition of Digital Security Award. Key players in the electronic security industry have joined the competition under different categories, such as equipment and solutions for video surveillance, VMS software, biometrics, access control solutions, and RFID. A dedicated website for this award has been especially established. Readers of Digital Security voted directly online, determining the award winners.

VIVOTEK's MD8562 is a compact, 2-megapixel network camera, which is especially designed for transportation applications such as buses, trains, and other vehicles. Featuring IK10-rated IP67-rated design, the camera can effectively resist from humidity, dust, vandalism and temperature fluctuations. Besides, being compliant with the EN50155 standard, the camera can withstand shock and vibration, delivering stable and reliable video during vehicle movement.

Designed with WDR Enhancement technology, the MD8562 can cope with challenging lighting conditions, identifying image details in extremely bright or dark environments. Video footage of in-vehicle activities or vehicle accidents can be fully and explicitly captured, ensuring passengers' safety during transit. With intelligent tamper detection feature, MD8562 can keep security staff or administrators notified once suffering video loss from being blocked or spray-painted.

Viet Highlands Coffee deploys GKB surveillance

Viet Highlands Coffee deploys GKB surveillance

Editor / Provider: GKB | Updated: 4/23/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Background:
Highlands Coffee is a brand of Viet Thai International Joint Stock Company (VTI). Highlands Coffee brand launched into high-end hotels and supermarkets in 2000 via packaged Roast & Ground coffee. They opened their first café in October 2002. Till now, with over 50 cafés in Vietnam, Highlands Coffee is looking forward to upgrading their security performance into one single IP-based monitoring system that is proving capable of growing along with the development of the nation continues.

Solution:
50 café shops of Highlands Coffee chain was guarded by GKB network cameras ensuring a secure shopping experience. The Highlands Coffee has installed 50 vandal proof IP domes (D34724) to monitor the entrances and cash desks in particular. Besides, GKB's unique Cloud platform is allowed the administrator to remotely control and manage each branch's video anytime, anywhere.

Benefit:
Centralized operations for greater efficiency and effectiveness
To control and manage all areas of multiple branches, GKB Cloud platform provides a range of unique features, combining high performance with simplicity of operation and intuitive interface and scaling management, and making Highlands Coffee's security Easier.

Complete chain store security network
GKB network camera offers real-time and live viewing and recording which are perfect for preventing employee theft and securing coffee shops environment. GKB Envoy Viewer-11 is 64CH remote access PC-based software and able to play back up to 16ch at 1080P simultaneously with friendly digital zoom-in for snapshot, live view, and playback.

Hikvision camera the first certified UL2802

Hikvision camera the first certified UL2802

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 4/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision is honored to announce that its DS-2CD4024F 2MP WDR 60fps Smart Network Camera is among the first to be certified at the UL2802 image performance standard. This Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification was awarded at ISC West 2014.

UL originally established the first video image performance standard for the security industry in September 2013. This new standard defines a method to assess image quality through a series of performance-based tests conducted on production camera models. Cameras are rated on the following critical operational parameters: image resolution, distortion, relative illumination, dynamic range, maximum frame rate, gray level, sensitivity, bad pixel count, and veiling glare.

Hikvision's DS-2CD4024F Smart Network Camera is a part of Hikvision's Smart technology evolution. As such, it is designed to fully meet all professional market requirements for unparalleled image quality, efficient bandwidth / storage utilization, and customer convenience. Therefore the DS-2CD4024F achieved extremely high scores during these UL tests, especially in the dynamic range, grey level, bad pixel, and relative illumination categories.

“This certification is gratifying. This new UL standard provides customers with a great tool to evaluate a camera's video image performance in a fair and professional manner, and ultimately helps our customers better differentiate security cameras in the marketplace," explained Polo Cai, Vice President at Hikvision.

"The UL 2802 program is a critical stepping stone for end users, manufacturers and integrators to objectively evaluate the performance of a camera's image quality. The UL test methods and procedures provide a fresh technical approach to objectively evaluating camera image quality. We've been pleased with the response from manufacturers that have chosen to be among the first to be certified," said Lou Chavez, Security Principal Engineer at UL.

*More exclusive information about UL2802 at http://www.asmag.com/showpost/16445.aspx

MOBOTIX supports UK Morrison Supermarkets upgrades surveillance

MOBOTIX supports UK Morrison Supermarkets upgrades surveillance

Editor / Provider: MOBOTIX | Updated: 4/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

MOBOTIX, a manufacturer of digital high-resolution and network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Wm Morrison Supermarkets that is helping to secure access and reduce management complexity across 40 critical sites supporting the retailers “farm to fork” business strategy.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets is a major UK food retailer with over 500 stores across Britain and subsidiaries including Farmers Boy, a manufacturer and distributor of food products; Woodhead Bros, a meat processing business; FlowerWorld, a wholesale flower business and other business interests including multi-channel online retailing.

The company prides itself on its hands on approach to the food distribution chain and in 2008, the newly appointed Data Centre Services Manager, Darryl Shears, began a program to strengthen the resilience and security around its critical IT infrastructure as part of a wider software migration from legacy systems to a unified Oracle based platform.

“We have sites that range from northern Scotland, to Bridgwater in the south west and Sittingbourne in the south east and managing this estate from a centralised team in Bradford is a logistics challenge,” explains Shears, “We need to be able to monitor key comms rooms and IT equipment remotely both proactively to stop any issues from escalating and to react quickly to ensure any problems are dealt with effectively.”

To this end, Morrisons decided upon a strategy to upgrade each of these vital IT and comms rooms with environmental monitoring, remote surveillance and remote access control technology. With a requirement for an ultra-reliable, easy to manage yet flexible system, the firm turned to Express Data, a trusted and long serving technical adviser and installation specialist for assistance.

Following an extensive evaluation programme and based on a number of strong reference site examples, the supermarket group selected a solution including MOBOTIX CCTV cameras, Panduit environmental monitoring and access control technology. “The MOBOTIX solution, especially the hemispheric technology allows us to use just one or two cameras to cover single or multiple rooms with the resolution and reliability we required,” explains Shears, “In addition, the built-in flash storage support means that we can still record the site even if we have a network connectivity issue.”

The team based in Bradford can use the MOBOTIX cameras to view anybody requiring access to a secure room and remotely open doors and monitor any activity within the room. The system has the option for fully bi-directional audio and requires only 5W per camera which aligns with the company's stated aim to use low energy technologies across its operations.

Over the last 24 months, Express Data has worked with Shears and his team to implement upgrades at an additional 11 sites and created a standard blueprint for the resilience and security at each of the critical sites.

The build includes power redundancy and best practice access procedures with a full visual audit trail. In total, the supermarket has deployed around 140 cameras and, “…as we roll out new sites or make any changes, we now see MOBOTIX as part of our standard build and the system has proven extremely reliable while seamlessly integrating into our other operational systems and processes.”

 Milestone XProtect  provides Finnish schools and harbor with full-range protection

Milestone XProtect provides Finnish schools and harbor with full-range protection

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 4/22/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

“Installing Milestone XProtect has done the trick. We have reduced the cost of vandalism by approximately €50,000 (around $69,054) per year. Now we have practically no costs in regards to vandalism. What originated as a need for general security has evolved: One of the main benefits of our solution is the broad usage of it.” - Eero Polonen, Technical Manager, Kontiolahti Municipality.

The Challenge:
Before installing Milestone XProtect software, Kontiolahti Municipality was subjected to extensive vandalism at schools and in the harbor. The harbor was especially plagued by theft of boat motors and oil, littering and other destructive activities that the old security system was not equipped to handle.

 

The Solution:
Installing Milestone Partner Hallstrom designed and implemented an efficient solution with Milestone XProtect Professional and XProtect Essential to manage 200 AXIS, Sony, Vivotek and Mobotix cameras. The cameras are installed throughout the entire municipality at hospitals, sports fields, harbors and schools. Hallstrom integrated Blackbox Light Control System, which has enabled the municipality to use XProtect Smart Client and Milestone Mobile to control not only cameras, but also all public lighting systems. Hallstrom set up the users with the XProtect Smart Client Finnish language interface, which significantly eases day-to-day operations for Kontiolahti Municipality.

The Advantages:
The Milestone XProtect solution has provided Kontiolahti with increased safety and has led to a significant reduction in vandalism saving around USD69,054 a year. The municipality can easily expand their security solution to more uses with the Milestone open platform.

Large yearly savings from reduced vandalism thanks to Milestone
The Milestone surveillance solution is installed all over Kontiolahti Municipality for many purposes, including keeping the citizens of Kontiolahti safe in public: “The general opinion in the population is that security has increased after we have installed the new solution,” states Eero Polonen, Technical Manager at Kontiolahti Municipality. The estimated savings are €50,000 a year due to reduced vandalism.

“Before we installed Milestone XProtect we were experiencing a lot of vandalism at schools in our area and at the harbor, where fuel and motors from the boats were frequently being stolen. That was the reason why we decided to install a new security system: to reduce the destruction of our facilities and further increase safety for our population,” states Polonen.

“A new security system was badly needed since the previous one was both outdated and lacked user-friendliness” relates Polonen.

To find a better solution to secure the municipality, Eero Polonen teamed up with Milestone Partner through seven years, Hallstrom LTD Partnership. Hqllstrom is a Finnish expert in the fields of ICT and security, and is one of the leading suppliers of IP-based surveillance solutions in Finland. Their effective solution with Milestone XProtect Professional and XProtect Essential has significantly made a difference in helping the municipality with their problems.

“We chose Milestone XProtect because the product is reliable and stable, which is very important for us. Moreover, the Milestone solution is scalable, so it can be used in everything from small systems to very large systems. That is a big advantage,” says Polonen.

Kontiolahti gets additional benefits from using open platform software
Besides helping the municipality reduce vandalism, the video monitoring solution is also used to secure the personal safety of citizens living in elderly homes and for checking conditions at sports venues: “With Milestone Mobile we remotely check the condition of a sports field to plan maintenance, for example,” says Polonen. The solution has also proven to be beneficial during the long cold winters: “In winter the staff can remotely check how much snow falls to decide how often they have to plow ice away from roads and parking places.”

 The integration benefits of open platform
Kontiolahti Municipality sees many advantages of the Milestone open platform that makes it easy to integrate with third-party systems.

“Hallstrom has integrated XProtect with the Blackbox Light Control System. This allows us to control the lights at different locations directly from the XProtect Smart Client interface,” says Polonen. “A big plus in regards to the XProtect Smart Client is that it has been translated to Finnish. That contributes to making the clients easy to use. In general, I think the XProtect Smart Client is very intuitive and easy to manage and the fact that we can use the same client for all platforms is an extra plus.”

It was the system integrator Hallstrom who recommended Kontiolahti to go with the Milestone solution, and Hallstrom has thoroughly trained each of the users in how to use the solution. “We have received very good support from Hallstrom who has quickly responded to our questions and inquiries throughout the purchasing, installation and support process,” concludes Eero Polonen and adds that the municipality is planning on expanding the solution to cover even more institutions.

 

Fact box

 

software

XProtect Professional and XProtect Essential

clients

XProtect Smart Client and Milestone Mobile

NUmber of cameras

200

camera models

15 AXIS P1357E cameras, 20 Mobotix D14 cameras and 60 Vivotek MD7650 cameras, and a few Sony and Vivotek PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras

type of network

3G network, wireless LAN and the municipality's intranet

Central/Local management

Local, remote

Integration

Blackbox Light Control System

 

 

Axis announces 4K resolution bullet camera P1428-E

Axis announces 4K resolution bullet camera P1428-E

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 4/22/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications, the world supplier in network video, announces its first 4K resolution camera, AXIS P1428-E. The 4K standard is defined and approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and offers a video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second.

The AXIS P1428-E Network Camera is the top-of-the-line model in the compact AXIS P14 Series, designed for outdoor and demanding indoor environments. The AXIS P14 Series consist of seven network camera models ranging from HDTV 1080p to 4K allowing customers to select the camera that best meets their specific requirements and budget, offering efficient and reliable video surveillance in any environment. The new AXIS P1428-E offers a number of value adding features such as remote zoom and focus, a built-in slot for micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and I/O connectors for interfacing with external devices.

“Simply put, 4K offers four times the resolution of HDTV 1080p. It is an established industry standard both in motion picture production and for consumer displays with a dramatic pace of market penetration. Now it's time to make use of this new technology also in video surveillance,” says Regional Country Manager, Mr. Ivan Tjahjadi.

“An important factor in the development of this first Axis 4K camera was to bring the new industry standard into a product series intended to be implemented into practical use from day one. Initially, it is likely that most customers will be using a standard HDTV monitor. 4K makes it possible to enhance any portion of the screen without losing details. To manage bandwidth consumption, users can view the live video stream in HD 1080p and take advantage of 4K recordings for forensic purposes.”

Axis was among the very first companies to introduce HDTV network cameras in the surveillance market. The introduction of the 4K technology into our product portfolio is a natural step in the journey to respond to customer demand.

The AXIS P1428-E Network Camera with 4K resolution is planned to be available in Q3 2014 through Axis' distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $999.

American Dynamics includes compact IP mini-bullet to Illustra camera line

American Dynamics includes compact IP mini-bullet to Illustra camera line

Editor / Provider: American Dynamics | Updated: 4/22/2014 | Article type: Security 50

American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet Camera, an ideal video solution for small to mid-size businesses in need of reliable, affordable outdoor surveillance.

The Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet camera provides exceptional video quality within a small framework, making it appropriate for indoor or outdoor active surveillance situations where the camera needs to blend into the environment. With 1080p resolution for crisp, clear high-definition video, the camera provides various viewing angles, including a horizontal view and a corridor mode to capture video in narrow hallways or other areas where the traditional landscape format won't do.

Using a built-in IR LED, the camera delivers useable video surveillance in a variety of lighting conditions. Its wide dynamic range further minimizes the impact on surveillance video caused by glare and high-contrast scenes.

“The combination of illuminator and true day/night functionality enables the Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet camera to stay focused in changing light situations, delivering quality video surveillance even in total darkness," said Steve Carney, Director of Video Product Line Management for Tyco Security Products. “It's a great addition to our rapidly growing Illustra HD IP Camera line that provides industry-leading versatility and ease of use in an economical package.”

Multiple streams of H.264 and MJPEG compression ensure excellent image clarity with controlled bandwidth usage. A built-in micro SD/SDHC card slot enables several days of recording to be stored on a memory card. Also, when triggered, the embedded motion detection sensor in the camera can send an alert to the operator or an email to any address or handheld device.

The ONVIF-compliant camera configures quickly using the free Illustra Connect software that ships with all Illustra cameras. The software is designed to simplify network discovery and configuration, thus saving hours of installation time. The camera is also factory focused, eliminating the need for additional time at installation.

Axis IP cam brings live feed from North Yorkshire farm to the world

Axis IP cam brings live feed from North Yorkshire farm to the world

Editor / Provider: AXIS | Updated: 4/22/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Mainsgill Farm in Richmond has fitted an AXIS P5534 PTZ dome network camera to overlook the barn and the pens in which the sheep are giving birth, in order to allow visitors to the farm and its website the unique opportunity to see the lambs being born.

The high definition camera provides a constant live stream of events from inside the barn, showing all the new additions to the flock and giving viewers the chance to watch the lambs being fed. ‘Lambing Live', as it has been nicknamed, is not only an educational tool for schools and children, but it also makes fascinating viewing for adults.

As well as the latest Axis cameras, the internet video feed uses ‘Streamdays', an open platform hosting solution for converting an IP camera into a streaming webcam, from NW Systems Group.

Frank Crouwell, managing director at NW Systems Group said: “This was a great little project for us. The live video stream clearly provides the obvious ‘cute' factor but it also serves as a very good educational tool for adults as well as children.

“As an Axis Gold Partner, we have worked with Axis for 10 years and have always found its cameras to extremely reliable and durable. We used an AXIS P5534 PTZ camera for this application as the HD 720p high quality footage allows activity in the barn to be clearly seen in real time. The 360 degree rotation means the camera is easily able to view the whole barn and an 18x optical zoom enables close-up viewing without losing image quality.

“For this installation, we also made use of the camera's audio in/output function meaning that visitors watching the live web feed could not only see what was happening in the lambing barn but also hear it as well – adding to the overall experience.

“We currently host nearly 300 of these sorts of live web feeds, especially on our current Streamdays2 platform which is able to stream full frame rate footage. The Streamdays platform is extremely popular with the website attracting 3 million unique visitors every year. The web feeds are mainly used by our customers as a way to drive traffic to their websites and increase visitor dwell time. They provide unique and fun web content that can easily be shared across social media channels.”

Andrew Henshaw, owner of Mainsgill Farm added: “The Streamdays installation has helped all aspects of our business grow and expand both in terms of hits to the website and visitors to our farm shop and team room. We have been astounded by its popularity.

“Due to our location, many of our customers can only visit us when travelling across the country to Scotland. The live internet camera feed really allows our customers to feel involved in the lambing from the comfort of their own home.

“The image quality from the camera is excellent, vibrant and just like you are watching it in person. The zoom and positioning of the camera allows us to get a wide scope of our nursery and the movement of the camera can catch everything that is going on with the lambs.”

Atul Rajput, regional director, northern Europe at Axis Communications concluded: “This project really shows that the potential applications of network video extend far beyond that of simply security. The live feed has proved to be a real hit and in the last two weeks alone has attracted some 16,000 online visitors – it's is great way to bring nature direct to people's doors.

“The network camera can easily be re-located and reinstalled by the farm staff themselves so it can be used all year round. Even though, it's currently watching the spring lamb nursery, it's previously been used by the farm to monitor goats, llamas and even two camels, Doris and Delilah!”

 

 

IndigoVision expands video solution into 150 Colombian cities

IndigoVision expands video solution into 150 Colombian cities

Editor / Provider: IndigoVision | Updated: 4/22/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The number of Colombian cities using IndigoVision's solution for surveillance has increased by 24, bringing the total to 150.

IndigoVision's unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) has been key for the Colombian National Police Force, allowing easy system expansion. The unrivalled hardware compression allows remote monitoring of any camera across all 150 cities.

More about IndigoVision's city surveillance:
Urban challenges
City centers cover large geographical areas consisting of diverse buildings and environments. Public buildings and facilities are prime terrorist targets and inner cities often have high crime areas. Traffic management is essential for safety and operation of urban areas. Hosting demonstrations, carnivals and sporting events all require temporary and flexible surveillance solutions.

Mobile applications' traffic monitoring & crime reduction
IndigoVision has been deployed in a number of mobile applications, including monitoring vans and command vehicles. Fault-tolerant NVRs with removable hard discs coupled with excellent compression and easy wireless network implementation means that IndigoVision is the ideal solution for mobile and rapid deployment surveillance.

Standalone NVR is on the rise

Standalone NVR is on the rise

Editor / Provider: Tevin Wang. a&s Asia | Updated: 4/21/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Many brands are offering standalone NVRs, preparing to send first timers to IP solutions. These bundled packages not only offer clear images, but also are affordable and hassle-free solutions.

Dahua Technology
Ice Wu, Storage Product Director
Despite analog systems still take a large portion in Southeast Asia's security market, the IP migration pace is fast and furious with 2- 300% growth per year. Currently the analog-IP ratio is 7:3. Singapore and Korea have comparably better economies, IT infrastructure, plus their prevailing of 3G/4G networks; for them, the ratio is nearly 50/50.

Dahua's standalone NVRs are going great in various market segment ranging from top to entry-level. For instance, due to increased security awareness and city surveillance projects, highly reliable series like NVR6000DR, NVR724-256DR are wining projects after another for their supporting channels, large storage space, scalability, and intelligent video analytics.

Our project-based NVRs such as NVR7064-RH, are designed for banking, airport, train stations, and power stations for their HD video storage. Fisheye cameras are also a booster for NVR selling as DVRs do not support these 360-degree cameras. In this case, retails & malls are showing great potentials. Home surveillance market are also promising as bundled NVR package are easy to install even for an everyday family lacking IT knowledge. Compared with analog systems, network cameras offer clearer videos and remote monitoring capability.

It is clear that the whole security industry is migrating to HD. The path to HD varies though: one is via analog signals; another via digital ones. For analog upgrades, Dahua's HD-CVI solutions have advantages in costs, easy to install, plus no need to rewiring. A simple replacement with HD-CVI cameras can achieve HD.

IP solutions are more suitable for new projects, and customers have continuous demands for scalability. These segments tend to have IP-friendly environment, which saves a lot in wiring. PoE and WiFi NVRs, on the other hand, are more favorable to families for its plug & play setups.

Dahua's advantages include:
Total solution provider: Our complete product lines ranging from cameras, NVRs, VMS, and apps for smartphone viewing.
* One-stop solution offering high-, mid-, and entry-level solutions
* Future-proof and third-party supportive
* World-famous branding with reliable quality and fast service
* Exclusive codes offer clear Images

EverFocus Electronics
Benjamin Lee, Regional Sales Manager
Singapore has been well-positioned to achieve significant IP growth in Southeast Asia for its economics and IT infrastructure, followed by Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Singapore's mid- to high-end segments have steady requirements. Its IP-friendly infrastructure and strong demands for network cameras attribute to continuous requirements for NVRs. Transportation projects, commercial buildings, and hotels are major verticals adopt NVRs.

Our NVRs are largely deployed in commercial buildings in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Vietnamese government projects prefer NVR solutions as well. Our mobile NVRs in Thailand are largely adopted as well. Compared with other Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia has been slow to pick up IP migration and NVR pace. Major verticals in Indonesia deploying NVRs are retails. Myanmar is showing great potentials in manufacturing and retail segments. Our targeted verticals in Southeast Asia are retails, commercial buildings, and SMBs, which usually are small projects and require fewer cameras.

Despite small systems, they usually request IP networking for remote monitoring and management. Standalone NVRs not only make IP solutions easier for smaller installers and operators, but also economical in costs. Standalone NVRs are often designed for 32 channels and under and require no additional IT training, making them affordable and easy to use.

Our long-term analog system users are showing great interest in IP and EverFocus has always looked highly on these established customers. We have been putting a lot of efforts for customer relationship maintenance by offering solutions catering to their needs. As for new customers who already have IT knowledge, it is always much for easier to promoting them IP-based solutions than those without IT know-how. Seeing this issue, EverFocus just launched plug & play standalone NVRs (ENVR8304D, ENVR8304E) targeting analog users who crave for one-stop IP migration. We believe that features like plug & play, easy to set up, and intuitive GUI are best weapons to win market share.

We will continue satisfying customer needs by fast offering the most suitable solutions with high interoperability. We will work more closely with local SIs this year by offering more solution-based packages with easy setups and scalability.Software is another area that we will add extra R&D efforts. Prompt urbanization in Southeast Asian cities brings out more mass transit system projects. There are going to be huge demands for mobile NVRs. Our reliable and innovative solutions definitely provide added values to customers.

Hikvision digital technology
Eric Shen, Product Marketing Manager
The network infrastructure in these Southeast Asian countries is very different, so does the IT knowledge of local system integrators. As such, the developments of embedded NVR in these areas have big difference. For example, Singapore is with good network infrastructure, and the local SIs are also proficient about network projects, this in result accelerates the development of embedded NVR in this country. Whilst in other Southeast Asian countries, due to the unmatured network environment, the NVR adoption will be a little bit delayed.

Actually, there is no specific vertical for NVR application. With IP adoption becoming widely accepted by users, embedded NVRs will also get applied in various verticals, such as financial institutions, city surveillance, transportation and retails, etc.

Embedded NVR is mainly adopted in newly established projects. Since for already existing analog applications, usually users are reluctant to transit from traditional CCTV system to IP system since IP surveillance needs more IT knowledge and higher cost associated with installation and maintenance, as well as higher requirement for network system. However, with IP security continues to boom, the requirement for HD surveillance improving, the IP products price is also getting much favorable than before as more and more manufacturers join in the competition in this area. Accordingly, NVR connection to IP cameras becomes much simpler, this allows convenient plug & play installation. Eventually, embedded NVR will be the main stream especially in new projects.

We promote the simplicity the combined NVR+IPC solution brings. As well, to note that embedded NVR will take the place of PC-based NVR in terms of ease of use, system stability and decoding capability; of note, plug and play NVR would play a more practical role to make easy installation and configuration.

Hikvision is always dedicated to the innovation of embedded NVR. As of now, we have developed NVR product supporting up-to 256-ch IP camera inputs and 24 HDD, with total throughput of 960Mbps (640Mbps for input / 320Mbps for output), specially designed for large-scale and high-end applications. This is the first in the security industry to compete against conventional NVRs.As mentioned before, we also address on the ease-of-use of products — the freedom, and comfort without hassles of cablings, configurations and complicated settings.

Coupling NVR with IP cameras is another method for promotion. Recently, we've put Hikvision Smart IPC in connection with our Netra-platform NVR to deliver a total Smart Solution, with front end camera delivering images of Smart Detection (instruction detection, face detection, line-crossing and much more), and backend NVR doing Smart search according to different period of time or locations, providing you with total control over the system.

NVR products will have increasing market share in SMB application, since the price of embedded NVRs is getting lower compared with PC-based NVR(with VMS software); in high-end applications, embedded NVR will also play a key role since it can well meet the requirement of system stability, compatibility and expansibility.

PC-based NVR still has its own stage, especially in large-scale projects; thus, it places great potential for embedded NVR to participate in this area. Embedded NVRs have overcome their perceived shortcomings in terms of storage capacity and types of storage medium through use of devices including IP-SAN and eSATA, etc. Furthermore, embedded NVRs can support interfaces for other surveillance devices which can be conveniently integrated with alarm systems and access control systems as well as PTZ remote control systems. This is very practical in large-scale applications. The benefits an embedded NVR offers over PC-based NVR — reliability, stability, complex decoding, low power consumption, ease of use and more — will eventually allow custmers to maximize the value of what they already own.

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