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VIVOTEK furnishes a factory for Shakelli Dairy Company in Iran

VIVOTEK furnishes a factory for Shakelli Dairy Company in Iran

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 8/28/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Upgrading a 100 year-old facility with a top of the line surveillance system
Like many companies before it, Shakelli Dairy Company started out small. Before making a splash in the food industry, Shakelli grew from roots planted in the northwestern Iranian town of Tabriz – a city that today boasts a population of almost 1.5 million people. Steady development throughout the early 20th century saw the butter, honey, ghee, and cheese producer distributing products to farther and farther reaches of the country. A point was reached in 1952 when the company outgrew itself, and its ever-expanding operations eventually forced them to relocate to the bustling capital of Tehran. The Shakelli butter and packaging that can be seen in Iranian stores today was actually first presented 50 years ago in 1964. By 1978, the company's operations were completely mechanized. Shakelli has long succeeded in local markets and dairy industries because they have stuck to their guiding principles: ensure quality of the already established product line and engage in extensive R&D to make better products in the future.

Being one of the biggest suppliers of dairy products in Tehran, it is no surprise that Shakelli Dairy Company has a lot of equipment and property, namely large, automated production lines and 4 saloons. The factory has been in operation for over 100 years, making it one of the oldest of its kind in the capital city. In order to stay relevant and remain a major dairy industry player, an important decision had to be made by Shakelli's manager – it was time to upgrade the 100 year-old facility with a top of the line surveillance system. The initiative was put forth by Raymand Pardazesh Pasargad Co., the System Integrator of PFN Technology in Tehran, and the first phase of the project was carried out in collaboration with VIVOTEK. Chosen for their superior quality and competitive pricing, VIVOTEK's products were set for action in the following project phase, as soon as add-ons to the saloons were complete.

Comprehensive surveillance system Safeguards the overall factory operation
A total of 96 cameras across 12 models were installed in the factory, but a special mention goes out to the FE8172V, IP8372, IP8362, and FD8335H cameras. The FE8172V model was selected due to its fish eye lens and 360-degree surround view, making it an ideal ceiling camera. A single such camera covers a lot of ground and is a sufficient solution for all mid-sized rooms. The IP8372 was chosen particularly for monitoring points of entrance and exit, as the vicinity sees a multitude of large trucks with trailers and other vehicles. With the capability of capturing license plate numbers clearly, 5-Megapixel resolution, and WDR technology, this camera does not let anything slip through the cracks. When it comes to visibility under poor lighting condition, the IP8362 shines. In addition to excellent image quality and night vision capabilities, the camera is designed for outdoor settings and can easily be mounted on fences and walls. Lastly, to monitor the interior space of trailers and trucks, the FD8335H was mounted on a loading dock. With WDR Pro technology, the cameras can produce a clear video feed of what is occurring inside large vehicles, in spite of the dark areas. This ensures that the administration team at Shakelli can monitor every move when goods are loaded and unloaded at the site.

In order to improve and centralize video management at the site, VIVOTEK's professional central management software VAST was adopted. With intuitive functions and numerous features, the 96 cameras can be managed in a hierarchical system structure, making for efficient and effective monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management.

Safer environment ensures a better business operation
“By March of 2014, the entire project was up and running,” said William Ku, VP of the International Business Division at VIVOTEK, “and we couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. By installing an extensive and high quality surveillance system with VIVOTEK's cameras, the operation efficiency and security at Shakelli's factory has improved tremendously.”

Security Road Show heats up Asian security market

Security Road Show heats up Asian security market

Editor / Provider: Michelle Chu | Updated: 8/27/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Taiwan Security Road Show 2014, held by Messe Frankfurt New Era, hits the second stop in Taipei today, gathering more than a thousand of visitors and some of the leading suppliers based in Taiwan and China.

The Road Show has been regarded as the most important display show in Asian security market, marking current mainstream solutions and displaying some of the most iconic and latest technique in the surveillance market. The manufacturers in Asia have become more influential than ever in the global market; therefore, visitors from various verticals have taken this event as a key to the market trend.

As expected, the fierce competition between CVI, AHD, and TVI is the focus in this Road Show. However, in this year, providers brought out not only the most up-to-date high-definition technologies but more value-added solutions to be better fit different requests from the end users.

Dahua and Hikvision both presented their latest tribrid DVRs, in order to provide the end users an option to keep existing analog cables, new-built IP equipment, and upgraded HDCVI/HDTVI video inputs all in one recording device. According to Hikvision's exhibitor, it is believed that tribrid DVRs actually offer an ideal solution to end users who appreciate and demand the advantages and benefits from analog, IP, and TVI/CVI but have no intention of immigrating the surveillance system to one of them at once. For more information about AHD/CVI/TVI from this display event, please have a look into: AHD, TVI, and ccHDtv see different analog security markets

Advantech, one of the most well-known industrial computer suppliers in the market, has officially stepped their feet into video content analysis, combining POS systems with surveillance video images and consumer's data. This new generation POS system will be able to provide retailers not only security surveillance footage but more valuable data about consumers' behavior pattern – it can even calculate what a return customer may be interested in according to his/her previous consuming records. It is said that this new set POS can be seen in this October in the well-known chained convenience stores both in Taiwan and China.

Brickcom presented Hydra Series, the world's first triple extendible convert IP camera, as the supplier suggested, which is able to connect three cameras with the transmission cables, configuring one unit of video box, VB-03, with up to 3 super-mini cameras, PH-100Ah. This mini-cam kit is a perfect match for surveillance in ATM and areas demanding discrete monitoring. Click here for more detail about Brickcom Hydra Series

UK Security Market(2-1): Hot and crowded

UK Security Market(2-1): Hot and crowded

Editor / Provider: Jill Lai, a&s International | Updated: 8/26/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Thanks to the U.K.'s recent cheerful economic performance, their security market has started to regain its momentum. The upwind of its end market's demand toward security also comes along with fierce market competition. The market is indeed hot and crowded. Demanding UK customers and unique installation environments are testing manufacturers' agility.

The euro area is turning the corner from recession to recovery. The U.K. is one of the very first European countries to get back on their feet from the economic downturn. What really impressed the world is how just a year after the London riot in 2011, London still successfully organized the Olympic Games and also gradually paced up its economic recovery afterwards. Overall private spending has increased and the projects, which were put on hold, now have started again. Security projects ranging from construction, education, healthcare, retail, and commercial in general have more obvious growth. While growth in large government projects in critical infrastructure still remains slow, the UK security market has benefited from the wave of restoration and heated up with versatile security solutions and services.

Ecnomic Stability Brings Confidence to the Market
The U.K. is taking the lead in the euro zone with a projected GDP growth of 3% in 2014 and 2.6% in 2015, up from 1.7% in 2013. Private consumption is forecast to remain a key determinant of growth and an increase in investment spending is also projected. Due to the UK government still following a modest fiscal consolidation strategy to ease its debts and possible inflation, which might come along with the growth, overall government spending is still weak compared to the private side, but is ready to pick up. However, growth in the longer future will remain moderate. PwC's 2014 UK Economic Outlook pointed out, “Government spending should continue growing over the next two years but at slower rate after the 2015 election as the new government attempts to balance the books.”

This positive economic outlook also reflects on the UK security industry. “With the selling off of national companies in the 80‘s and 90‘s, it was inevitable that the large private sector would fuel growth of any industry, the security is no exception,“ said Adlan Hussain, VP Marketing at CNL Software. “This is also fuelling demand for our PSIM software. This demand is coming from a wide range of private organizations, from nuclear power stations to manufacturing to blue-chip corporations.”

BSIA confirmed the growing momentum from the U.K.'s private security sector and also commented that the competitive UK-manufactured products and services are also appealing to the rest of the global security market now. The promising domestic market still supports the country's economy growth but exports are also gradually strengthening year by year.

The Market is Hot and Crowded!
Aside from being a buoyant market itself, the demand for security in the U.K. is also coming from constant, internal and external, threats. The U.K. has been prone to many security threats, causing high security awareness in the government and local citizens since long ago. The long-standing political and religious conflict with Northern Ireland has caused several severe bombings. International terrorism is also a national security threat that the U.K. is currently facing. The 2005 London Underground bombings were the biggest terrorist attack in UK history, which stimulated the country to face new threats and strengthen its security facilities. This was followed by the 2011 London riots, also known as the “blackberry riots.” With all these historical terrorist attacks and social riots, it seems reasonable to explain why the U.K. needs very comprehensive coverage of surveillance cameras. Generally speaking, in 2007, the U.K. had around 1% of the world's population but 20% of its video surveillance cameras. The latest report also shows that for every 11 to 14 persons in the U.K. there is one surveillance camera, and the total installation will reach 5.9 million in the near future.

The country has already high security awareness. Hussain said, “In more recent years, the U.K. has been at the forefront of developments within video content analytics and PSIM, and UK companies were some of the earliest adopters of this technology. For exmaple, we have deployments in the UK such as Greater Manchester Police and IBM which date back almost 10 years.”

The market, from many security experts' point of view, is quite mature, with a local presence by all the multinational companies. In the meantime, the rise of many local manufacturers has joined in on the market competition. Last, the entrance of Chinese manufacturers has also made competition even tougher for all the players in the country. Chinese products are taking more market shares here and even competing with some companies in the higher-end market sector. "We have been really focused on the improvement of IP technologies and also put what the systems integrators' needs in the first place. Recently, we have experienced quite good growth in the U.K., especially with IP projects," said Tony Yang, GM of UK at Hikvision Digital Technology. Adopted from the book title, authored by Thomas L. Friedman, the UK security market is also “Hot and Crowded.” It is not easy for companies to stand out in this market, unless they carry unique business strategies.

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VIVOTEK provides a safe learning environment in Prairie Hill School District

VIVOTEK provides a safe learning environment in Prairie Hill School District

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 8/26/2014 | Article type: Education

The Prairie Hill School District is a gateway community on the North East state line. The District is part suburb and 100% committed to offering the finest instructional program in the area. It believes that an effective instructional program requires a school environment where student safety is top priority. To ensure the safety of its students, as well as staff, the Prairie Hill School District recently deployed VIVOTEK network surveillance cameras with Exacq video management software.

While student safety is a main concern at the Prairie Hill School District, it is also important to create a friendly and open learning environment. With this in mind, the district was looking for an advanced surveillance system that could deliver clear and accurate image detail with fewer cameras installed as inconspicuously as possible. With the recommendation from Professional System, a local provider of technology services, including surveillance system design, installation, and services, Prairie Hill School District decided to deploy the VIVOTEK network cameras because of their superior image quality, resulting in significantly fewer cameras needed and providing overall surveillance success while maintaining a friendly school atmosphere. “After comparing solutions from multiple manufacturers, it quickly became clear that VIVOTEK meets all the requirements,” said William A. Burton, President of Professional System. “With a mixture of indoor and outdoor VIVOTEK cameras, we were able to create a complete surveillance system that not only provides safety to students and staff, but also help the school to catch and record conflicts and interactions between students during school activity, which helped the school administration to control and maintain peaceful activity.”

A total of 196 VIVOTEK cameras ranging from 1 to 3 Megapixel resolution were installed throughout 8 campuses by Professional System Inc. in three installation phases to serve different surveillance needs. In phase one, a total of 74 VIVOTEK cameras were installed in interior and exterior areas throughout the main 3-story building for general surveillance, including 41 units of FE8171V, an outdoor vandal-proof fisheye camera with 360° field of view. FE8171Vs were mostly installed in the hallways and library because of their wide angle field of view which significantly reduce the amount of cameras needed for complete coverage. “One of the security concerns was monitoring incidents during break times when there were large amount of students moving between classes. Using a VIVOTEK FE8171V wide angle camera, we were able to capture a panoramic image that normally requires 2-3 IP cameras,” said William. “This installation not only resulted in significant savings to the school district, but also provided an open and friendly learning environment due to the discreet form factor of the camera housings.”

During the 2nd installation phase, 60 VIVOTEK cameras were installed mostly on the exteriors of the remaining 7 campuses, including multiple units of SD8314E, an outdoor pan tilt camera with 18X optical zoom to monitor parking lots and other outdoor activities. With the 18X optical zoom capability, an administrator can easily zoom into a particular area of interest to record important data, for example, license plate details. After the completion of installing all the outdoor cameras, Professional System plans to kick off the final installation phase in August 2014 to install additional 62 VIVOTEK cameras in the interior areas throughout 7 campuses.

The security team at the Prairie Hill School District seamlessly manages and monitors the recorded high definition video captured by VIVOTEK cameras using Exacq management software in the security office, with the surveillance video also being accessible by selected administrators, including the school Principal. The combination of VIVOTEK's cameras with Exacq management software has proven to be a reliable enterprise surveillance system. “We were impressed with how well VIVOTEK's cameras work with the Exacq software,” said William. “With the user-friendly features from Exacq and superior image quality from VIVOTEK cameras, we delivered the most ideal solution for our customer.”

With student and staff safety a key priority at the Prairie Hill School District, the new VIVOTEK surveillance system offers the ability to keep everyone safe while maintaining an open educational atmosphere. “The VIVOTEK surveillance cameras help the school to catch and record conflicts and interactions between students during school activity; this is a very important piece to help the school to control and maintain peaceful activity,” said Julia Veazey, Director of Technology at the Prairie Hill School District. “We are very happy with the result and look forward to deploying more VIVOTEK cameras later this year to further enhance the level of security across the board.”

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Axis secures sport center with modern and integrated HDTV IP solution

Axis secures sport center with modern and integrated HDTV IP solution

Editor / Provider: AXIS | Updated: 8/26/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Mission
The one and only task the client set for the installer was to create an integrated security system at the new Ice Arena site in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Like any sports complex, the ice arena has a large number of people continuously moving throughout the site. For this reason, the main requirements for the system were: full video camera coverage, high image detail, precise analytics and integration with the entry monitoring system.

Solution
The set objectives demand that the video has high definition, which is why the installer used three Axis HDTV network camera models when designing the system: AXIS Q1604 and AXIS Q1604-E Fixed Network Cameras and the AXIS Q6034-E Dome Network Camera. A total of 140 cameras were installed, both inside the facility and outdoors. A reliable back end using Cisco equipment was needed to process data from so many cameras. Intellect software from ITV was chosen to analyze images.

Result
The project is now completed. The client received a modern security video surveillance system integrated with the access monitoring and ticket sales systems. Although the arena is new, the video surveillance system has already repeatedly helped law enforcement authorities find people who have committed crimes at the facility.

Site description
Sakhalin's Kristall Ice Arena was built as part of the region's long-term program for “Development of Physical Education and Sports in the Sakhalin Region for 2010– 2018” with support from off-budget sources: funds from Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk LLC. The ice arena has a 60x30-meter ice rink with stands for 1,526 spectators, aerobics and general exercise halls, a fitness center, canteen, as well as auxiliary and utility rooms. The ice arena is primarily aimed at children. The arena hosts classes for local youths in all types of sports: hockey, figure skating, boxing, weightlifting, gymnastics, competitive ballroom dancing and chess. However, children's sports are not the only use of the new complex. The ice rink hosts performances on ice, concerts, regular-season and Sakhalin Region championship hockey games, as well as Russian championship volleyball games.

Project parameters
Like any sports complex, the ice arena has special security. The large number of visitors, excited crowds during games or concerts, numerous small auxiliary rooms — all of this requires heightened attention from the security service and law enforcement authorities. For this reason, an integrated arena security plan was developed when the facility was still under construction.

Implementation
The three key objectives of the video surveillance system at the facility are: general observation, tracking selected targets and facial recognition.

Toward these ends, 98 AXIS Q1604 Network Cameras were installed in enclosed rooms and 27 outdoor AXIS Q1604-E Network Cameras (for observation) and 15 high-speed AXIS Q6034-E Dome Ntwork Cameras were installed outdoors. In addition, the ice arena has clearly delineated access zones, which can be changed depending on the current event. For example, visitors to a concert or game should not go further than their seating areas; athletes should not enter service rooms for the arena's administration, and so on. This division requires an easily adjustable multi-level access monitoring system, as well as full integration of the access monitoring and control system with the video surveillance system. Another argument in favor of Axis cameras here was the high integrability of cameras using standard open protocols.
One hundred and forty video cameras create a serious load on the network, which is why a separate structured cabling system was installed for the video system to transmit data and to power the cameras via PoE. This helped avoid extra expenses for routing electrical cables to the camera installation sites.

 

The facility's high traffic requires significant computer capabilities from the analytical back end of the video surveillance system. Furthermore, equipment reliability and dependability are important. For these reasons, the installer and client chose to use Cisco server equipment. Intellect software with analytical functions from ITV was selected as the video management system. The Sakhalin Region government paid meticulous attention throughout the entire construction of the arena. As a result of the very first system tests, the region's internal affairs authorities approved Axis equipment for use within the “Safe City” program. The outdoor cameras installed at the site will be included in the internal affairs administration's network this year.

Dahua megapixel IP solution secures Arabian Center in Dubai

Dahua megapixel IP solution secures Arabian Center in Dubai

Editor / Provider: Dahua | Updated: 8/25/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Arabian Center, located in the southeastern Dubai, is a new shopping and entertainment destination for local residents. With over 80,000 square- meter site area, Arabian Center is home to 200 plus renowned retail stores, including fashion lines, home furnishings, and electronics, etc.,

The security of the shopping center is given to high priority as its board intends to provide store owners a good business platform and renders costumers with a cozy and safe shopping experience. Therefore, the prevention of theft and emergencies in such a wide space remains as a major task. Meanwhile, different spots come with their own specific needs; for example, the conditions in warehouses, entrances and exits are very much different from other areas in the mall.

The shopping mall has basic requests of this project. First of all, the images have to be crisp and clear; second, the cameras need to be in-décor; last but not the least, the whole system shall be very stable and reliable. Dahua's Megapixel IP solution standouts among other brands and offers a complete video solution, including megapixel network cameras, storage devices and central management system. 342 units of Dahua 2-Megapixel Eco-Savvy network cameras are applied, different models for different occasions.

Dahua's network WDR functions uses in-house algorithm to show better image performance, especially for the weather in Dubai. The strong sunlight is all year round which makes WDR a must for the camera installation of entrances and exits. Low light cameras enable to provide clear pictures in darkness, which is therefore a good choice for warehouse monitoring as stocking is one of the key parts in logistics where thousands of goods are unloaded and tiled up in quite dim surroundings due to the strict environment requirements. Meanwhile, 3-Megapixel PTZ domes are adopted for a wider view to have a broader surveillance area in an efficient way. As for storage, 22 units of 32-channel network video recorders are adopted with 2TB seagate hard disks provided to guarantee large volume storage. The whole system runs on Dahua Smart PSS (CMS software) to have a central control and management.

“This is Dahua's first high-end case in Dubai, and the mall board didn't hold an open attitude to Chinese brand,” said Preetham Moras, Sales Manager of the Gulf Detection LLC, a local distributor. “They used to like some other Korean brands, what changed their mind is after a series and rigid testing of Dahua's NVR. The great performance shows its stability and quality.”

“I have a faith in partnership with Dahua as their products are of very good performance and at an affordable price, which the market has a favor on,”Moras added.

“I was very excited when learning the news that our brand was finally chosen for Arabian Center as it is a big step for us,” said Steve Wang, Sales Manager for the Middle East at Dahua Technology. “This shows that Dahua's branding is based on its product performance and quality and the branding is enhancing in the region.”

“Dubai is a land of promise and we see great security demanding from many sectors, such as retail, transportation, entertaining as well as there are so many ongoing construction projects. We do believe that this is just a beginning of our penetration to this market,” added Wang.

FLIR thermal security cameras prevent outdoor fires

FLIR thermal security cameras prevent outdoor fires

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by FLIR | Updated: 8/25/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Every year stories about wildfires make newspaper headlines. In scorching weather countryside is left tinder-dry by a prolonged heat wave, resulting in major wildfires. Because of human negligence or malicious intent, forest wildfires result in a major cost for society, the loss of valuable forest areas, and the risk of human casualties.

 

 

Application story
In order to offer a solution for this ever returning problem, FLIR systems offers a fire detection camera system based on thermal imaging technology that is able to detect fires in an early stage and over a long range.

Thermal imaging technology for outdoor fire protection
Thermal imaging cameras for fire detection are not new. They have been used for example for indoor detection in waste plants, which often contain thousands of tons of solid waste. This waste is potentially flammable when stored, due to self-combustion, spontaneous chemical reactions between the disposals or methane gas-building. Cameras like the FLIR A130 F and FC-R Series for example detect fires based on temperature changes and actually measure the temperature. When a certain, unwanted temperature level is reached, the registered camera images can trigger an alarm.

And although a forest fire application is the origin of this system, it is also suitable for use on any outdoor fire detection environment, or indoor long range areas. It can be applied for a wide variety of installations, like industrial premises, solar fields, electrical stations, flammable outdoor deposits, nuclear plants, airports, ports and many others.

FLIR thermal cameras highly stable in tough environment
Both FLIR A310F and the FC-R-Series Security cameras have been designed in such a way that the survivability of the camera in electrically adverse environments is guaranteed. “Power sources in forest areas are generally not the most stable ones, due to the remoteness and vastness of those areas,” “Voltage dips or interruptions can cause a normal camera to break. Also, lightning strikes can be fatal for a security camera system.”

Moreover, A310F and FC-R-Series Security cameras have been engineered with propriety FLIR circuitry to provide a high degree of protection against a variety of problematic power conditions that have been shown to cause problems for typical cameras. The benefits of this added protection include: uninterrupted operation in a wide range of conditions, a high degree of protection against electrical storms and immunity to electrical noise in industrial environments.

Thermal imaging cam see the unseen in the dark
FLIR FC R Series and A-Series Fixed and Pan Tilt Series cameras can be installed almost anywhere to monitor critical equipment and other valuable assets. They will safeguard plants and measure temperature differences to assess the criticality of the situation. This allows users to see problems before they become costly failures, preventing downtime and enhancing worker safety. They can also be used for Security & Surveillance.

Although most of the thermal imaging cameras that are being used in a security & surveillance environment do not need to measure temperatures, there are some cases in which the ability to measure temperature offers advantages. Thermal imaging cameras become definitely necessary when Security & Surveillance needs to be combined with temperature monitoring of critical installations.

A typical example is substation monitoring. With a thermal imaging camera that is able to measure temperatures, users can monitor transformers and other substation equipment during daytime. And during the night, the same thermal imaging camera can be used for perimeter security.

Why not using the same cameras to do both?
Security professionals around the world have been using FLIR thermal cameras for perimeter and critical asset security for years. Facility operations and safety personnel have been using FLIR cameras to gather non-contact temperature measurements and condition monitoring data for decades.


By merging FLIR industry-leading thermal imaging cameras with thermal video analytics and non-contact temperature measurement, the FC R series, and the A310 Fixed and Pan/Tilt camera systems create a multi-role solution for perimeter intrusion detection and facility safety monitoring. With FLIR Analytics users can use security cameras to measure and display actual object temperatures and generate alarms when thresholds are exceeded, even at remotely monitored facilities.

 

 

Benefits of FC- R Series A310F and PT cameras
* Perimeter security with thermal imaging and analytics
* Equipment monitoring to anticipate unexpected failures
* Wide-area surveillance for fire detection and monitoring of critical materials
* Alarms based on actual object temperatures exceeding pre-set thresholds

 


 

Benefits of Thermal Analytics Applications
Powerful and versatile, FC- R Series and A310 cameras with FLIR Thermal Analytics protect users from loss on multiple fronts. Pole-mounted fixed cameras using FLIR Analytics provide automated alarming of intruders, while cueing pan/tilt cameras to interrogate alarms for more detailed assessment. When no intrusion alarms are present, the cameras can examine substation components for heat signatures that signify efficiency loss or impending failure and generate temperature alarms. Proactively fixing these faults saves utility companies from losing millions of dollars in revenue due to unplanned service interruptions every year. These same cameras provide intrusion alarm assessment with built-in analytics and respond to alarms generated by other third-party devices. Strategically positioned cameras send alarms when a concentrated area shows a temperature increase.

These FLIR Thermal Analytics solutions protect facilities from intrusion, fire hazards, premature equipment failure, and other factors that can lead to expensive downtime and lost revenue.

As a proven application for:
-Monitoring hazardous chemical storage facilities, bulk coal piles
-Forest Fire detection
-Substation Monitoring
-Airport Fire detection
-High value asset monitoring
-Major high density people venues/locations

Bosch to demonstrate maximize connected security in Essen

Bosch to demonstrate maximize connected security in Essen

Editor / Provider: Bosch | Updated: 8/22/2014 | Article type: Security 50

In today's interconnected world, smart businesses find ways to in-crease the intelligence and interoperability of every facet of their infrastructure. Discover in hall 3/stand 409 how Bosch gives end users intelligence at every level of your infrastructure: in the device, through the data transmission and at the point of use. So the users can turn smart connections into faster reactions.

Now let's take a look at our new products and solutions, which we are happy to present to you at our stand.

Let's begin with our latest IP camera, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP. With the launch of its DINION IP ultra 8000 MP camera featuring latest 4K ultra HD technology, Bosch is changing the game when it comes to wide-angle yet detailed surveillance. This new camera simultaneously supports a wide-angle overview and multiple focus points on a single screen to focus on details without losing the bigger picture. Its 12 megapixel or 4K ultra HD resolution allows any given subject to be viewed in hitherto unknown detail even when zoomed-in. As a result, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP offers the decisive clarity needed for collecting security relevant evidence for highly detailed and effective retrospective analysis. Now it is easy to keep an eye on the crowd, for example in a football stadium, and providing enough detail to identify individual persons

We have developed the MIC IP 7000 HD-family for extreme applications. These PTZ cameras combine high-quality HD image capture with an IP68/NEMA 6P certified housing, thus ensuring reliable monitoring in demanding weather, installation, and lighting conditions. This means the MIC IP 7000 HD family is particularly suitable for outdoor use. It provides IP video images of the highest quality, and is used among other things to provide security for inner cities, high-ways, and critical infrastructures.

Moving on now to Bosch's intrusion technology:
We have been continuously developing our AMAX 2100 to 4000 intrusion control panels for small to medium-sized applications since their market launch in the last year. This means that you can now conveniently program various macro functions via the panel control center. For example, an individual arming configuration can be performed via a button. An integrated audio alarm is now also available. In the event of an intrusion, the owner or the monitoring center receives a voice message from the panel and can respond immediately.

The fire detectors in Bosch's new AVENAR 4000 series deliver information that, as well as reporting a hazard, can also give clear, simple details regarding disturbance variables caused by radio masts, for example. This can significantly reduce the expenditure for the installation or maintenance of a system.

We would also like to present our cost-effective solution for audio playback in public address and voice alarm systems: The Line Isolator System (LIS) speaker.

The easy-to-install system comes without the need for expensive E30 wiring and creates redundant speaker loops for public address and voice alarm systems. LIS is certified for use in Europe in accordance with EN 54-16 and is suitable for commercial use in buildings with lots of speakers – such as office buildings and hotels.

Of course, this was just a small selection of what we would be happy to present to you live at our stand.

Tamron explores new territories

Tamron explores new territories

Editor / Provider: a&s Asia editorial team | Updated: 8/22/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Tamron, a well-known lens company, in security, has made several new changes in its R&D, marketing, and services to better fit current customers' lens needs. In this article, Tamron discusses specific business strategies concentrating on their OEM business and how to stay ahead in technology and market shares.

Korean and Chinese lens manufacturers have brought on cutthroat competition in the global market, pushing many leading Japanese lens manufacturers to transform and widen the technology gap. Tamron is a role model here, exploring new technologies and markets. Over the years, Tamron has strengthened itself by developing high-end technologies such as 1,080P full HD and future 4K or even 8K lenses. The company also began business in India two years ago, seeking new business opportunities, such as safe city projects, for its expansion in South Asia. Finally, Tamron is also preparing to reach out to more vertical markets, especially in the transportation sector — city surveillance and ITS — and even non-security applications. Now, with all these new changes, Tamron is ready for another turning point in its business.

Increasing Focus on OEM Business
The lens industry has changed quite a bit. The increasing sales from lens and camera bundles have led to the rise in the lens OEM business. “Besides the C/CS mount type lenses, Tamron has shifted more to OEM business. Now, we have around two thirds of our business in OEM, mainly dealing with camera manufacturers,” said Koji Masunari, GM of Tamron. “To collaborate with camera manufacturers, it is important to stay flexible to match their specific needs.” Masunari elaborated that Tamron is able to provide 20 to 30 types of one single product model to tailor to a camera manufacturer's requirements. In addition, “to achieve the greatest picture quality with IR cut, for instance, communication and engineering supports in mechanical and software parts become very crucial. We work very closely with our customers around the world with stationed technical support staff in each of our subsidiary offices in Japan, the U.S., Europe, and China. What we provide are very instant service, technical support, and sales communication in each local market.”

To stay price competitive in price sensitive markets, such as in Southeast and South Asian countries, Tamron moved its lens production mainly to China and more recently to Vietnam. “The R&D and all the assembly jig preparation will still stay in Japan,” he said, to keep a good balance on quality and price of Tamron's products.

Expansion In South and Southeast Asia
Besides OEM business, another focus for Tamron right now is to actively penetrate more new emerging countries. The company set up a subsidiary office in India two years ago. Masunari said, “We are right now developing business customers directly and proceeding marketing activities in Indian market. Since India has a high demand from many government projects, such as transportation and banking, we hope to work more closely with some major systems integrators with our high-end products.” He continued, “However, the necessity of high-end products has not been understood by customers yet and it will probably take a long time for Tamron to gain the large business in this market. We now promote aggressively the value of high-end products by participating in exhibitions, roadshows, and products seminars in that market.” Starting from India, Tamron then continues expanding to other countries in South Asia. Among Southeast Asian countries, Tamron will put great effort into well-developed countries like Singapore and Thailand to stimulate sales. Additionally, emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia will be Tamron's next targets.

Staying Ahead In Technology Advancement
The standard requirement from the security industry for picture resolution is getting higher and higher. A few years ago, VGA resolution was still the norm, but 1,080P full HD has since become the standard. Today, 4K products are just coming out, but there have already been talks about 8K in the market. “We need to contribute more for picture quality and try to eliminate the error rate in the best possible way. To support this, the lens quality is very important and it is required for lens design to eliminate all the color bleeding, flare, and ghost,” said Masunari.

The product design has to be advanced, and so do the production facilities. “We also have invested in more precise part measurements and high assembly techniques,” he emphasized.

To gain more market shares, it is also essential for a lens company to have a complete product portfolio to support camera manufacturers and systems integrators for different projects. “What we try to do is make the product design very simple to use and easy to understand for our customers. For instance, Tamron has the double vari-focal solution, which covers all focal lengths from wide to tele with just two 3-megapixel lenses,” Masunari said.

Keeping ahead in technologies, “Tamron's R&D will definitely focus on developing megapixel lenses, such as 2K, 4K, or 8K, and special lenses for panoramic or wide-angle view and a low-light environment, in the near future,” he emphasized.

Exploring new Verticals and Applications
For its future development, it is important for Tamron right now to explore more new applications and vertical markets for security lenses in all different regional markets. The transportation sector, especially for city surveillance and ITS, is an important business segment for the company. “The ITS market has strong opportunity in the Asian market as the growth ratio of automobile ownership is rapidly growing. Regarding city surveillance, we expect business possibility not only in the emerging Asian market but also in Japan as well, especially due to the coming Tokyo Olympic Games,” Masunari said.

Generally, in the field of ITS, fixed focal length lenses have been the main selection for their sensitivity; however, Tamron has developed a large aperture zoom which realizes high sensitivity from wide to tele and the company is now promoting it in the market. As for city surveillance, which requires continuous 24-hour recording, the tendency was that night recording would lose picture quality under infrared lighting. However, Tamron has created a lens that will keep its quality day or night — no matter what the lighting is the image quality will not be affected. As sensitivity is an important factor, the company has also developed a zoom lens which the F number of wide and tele zoom position has minimum difference. With this lens, Tamron can provide clear and sharp images for 24/7 surveillance.

Tamron particularly promotes these products to new companies that have been targeting transportation and expects to form more good partnerships, in order to penetrate these new market segments together. Finally, in the future, Tamron sees more applications in biometric products such as facial recognition and thermal cameras. For the non-security product segment, Tamron also sees potential in wide-angle lenses for video conferencing and some special lenses for medical usage.

New changes, Big growth
Tamron definitely serves as a good role model in the lens industry having made so many new changes in its latest technological development, production, and market expansion in order to take the lead in the market. Now, all that is needed is time for the company to reap all the positive results as a result of their effort, positive results we can expect will come soon in Asia.

NUUO Mainconsole guards Costa Rican hydroelectricity plant

NUUO Mainconsole guards Costa Rican hydroelectricity plant

Editor / Provider: NUUO | Updated: 8/21/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

This project will not only help Costa Rica address its growing demand for electricity but also contribute to the country's goal of reducing its carbon emissions,' said Jean-Marc Aboussouan, who heads infrastructure financing for private sector projects at the IDB's Structured and Corporate Finance Department. “Moreover, the successful implementation of the environmental and social elements in this project will provide an important model for hydroelectric projects in Latin America.

Customer Profile
ICE stands for Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. It is the Costa Rican government owned electricity and telecommunications services provider and generates annual revenues of around $1,844 million. One of their biggest projects in Central America is undoubtedly the Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Reventazón, or the Reventazón Hydroelectric Project. This project aims to construct a 305.5 MW hydropower plant in the Limon Province in Costa Rica, using waters from the Reventazón River to generate an average of 1,407 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity per year. Once completed, the plant will represent approximately 10 percent of Costa Rica's total installed electricity generation capacity.

Solution
Approximately 3,000 workers work over a wide range of area involved in this project, and demand for security is huge in order to provide a safe and secure ground for workers and for management to monitor project progress. For unparalleled flexibility and NVR features, the system integrator chose NUUO Mainconsole solutions for this particular site. “NUUO products are very easy to install and we have great success with the solutions they offer from NUUO,” said Steve Herra Villalobos, coordinator of department of electronic security.

NUUO Mainconsole is among one of NUUO's best VMS solutions for enterprises. Stable, flexible, with easy integration options. NUUO Mainconsole is very easy to use and features special Tri-brid solution that incorporates both analog and digital camera inputs along with a capture card for maximum compatibility benefits.

Benefits
For a project as large as the hydroelectric project it is paramount to have local and remote viewing functions available along with efficient management of cameras spread through a large surrounding area. NUUO Mainconsole, outfitted with multi-stream capability that efficiently adjust streaming quality depending on viewing environments and connections speeds, can ensure the best viewing experience under any environment. Multi-stream means high resolution views can be streamed to the local viewing ports, and smaller, more efficient videos to the remote viewing app, saving precious bandwidth and ensure smooth video loading.

NUUO Mainconsole also provides additional features that were crucial for the project requirements. Individual recording channel data retention function allowed the project managers to keep video data for up to 45 days, and is available by individual channels, thus allowing considerable hard disk savings. NUUO Mainconsole also came with advanced video analytics with license plate recognition for additional security benefits.

Flexible, intelligent, powerful. These are the main benefits of NUUO Mainconsole. NUUO Mainconsole is the best choice when you have existing older analog systems but wants to upgrade to IP cams. It provides seamless integration between older and newer types of cameras. NUUO Mainconsole is also flexible. Choose from different combinations between software, capture card, and certified hybrid machines to ensure optimum performance. The configuration option is limitless.

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