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US highway project deployed ALCON wireless transmission systems

US highway project deployed ALCON wireless transmission systems

Editor / Provider: ALCON | Updated: 10/2/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

Requirements and challenges:
The highway office is looking for a wireless solution which could provide real time video surveillance of the highway. There are two phases of this project: 1) Monitoring the construction sites, 2) monitoring the traffic when the construction is done.

In the phase 1, the office demanded real-time monitoring over the four construction sites where no power is available. Thus, a set of solar-powered system which includes the solar panel, charge controller, a timer and a waterproof box for these devices is taking into consideration.

In the phase 2, the system kept on for traffic monitoring once the construction is completed. The purpose is to allow the highway officers get the clear images on highway.

The local system integrator selected two models from ALCON: APE-5005 and ALINK-5801a. There are 4 pairs of the APE-5005 gathering at a middle location, each of them connects to IP speed dome by a switch. Then, one set of ALINK-5801a works as a backhaul to send all the video streaming back to the office.

For phase 1, the system integrator had to conduct a site survey to understand the distances of each site, total power consumption and the condition of installation (line-of-sight and height).

They put a timer in the waterproof box which controls to solar charge time and work time, so the system would stop working around sunset.

It becomes easier for phase 2 as the system has been ready to keep working for a long time. All the highway office and system integrator need to decide is using solar system or electricity as power supply on the highway.

Performance feedback:
There's no integration issue as long as all devices are using Ethernet port. The traditional coaxial cable was for analog system and its cable length is limited within 100 meters. As the technology of IP camera is much advanced nowadays, wireless surveillance should be much easier. This is why all the WiFi products from ALCON were designed with such concept for everyone.

Also, as the labor cost is high in the USA, it is very important for system integrator finds a ready-to-use wireless solution which could connect all types of IP camera simply with a switch. Furthermore, the user-friendly interface could save up to 50% of time when the workers are working on the systems configuration.

Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII series integrated with Milestone XProtect VMS

Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII series integrated with Milestone XProtect VMS

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 10/2/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII network camera series has been successfully integrated with Milestone XProtect video management software. Milestone XProtect VMS is powerful, reliable, easy to use and proven in more than 100,000 installations worldwide. Based on a true open platform, XProtect VMS enables integration with the industry's widest choice in cameras and best-in-class business solutions, such as access control and video analytics.

All of the 1.3, 2 and 3 megapixel IP network cameras and domes with the WiseNetIII series have been integrated with Milestone XProtect, including the recently launched SNP-6320 and the 1.3MP SNP-5430, the 43x PTZ network video surveillance dome camera with intelligent auto-tracking.

“A key element of our product development strategy is based on the understanding that customers are looking for easy to implement and easy to operate integrated video surveillance solutions,” said Peter Ainsworth, Head of Product and Marketing for Samsung Techwin Europe Limited. “Integration with independently developed video management software such as Milestone XProtect is therefore essential in order to provide the option for the latest generation of Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII cameras and domes to be controlled and monitored alongside devices and systems produced by other manufacturers, as well as facilitate a gradual transition from an existing analogue system to a full IP network based surveillance solution.” Samsung Techwin is a member of the Milestone Systems' Camera Partner Programme enabling a tight collaboration with Milestone for developing new and innovative solutions.

Thai police deploy ALCON wireless transmission device for city traffic surveillance

Thai police deploy ALCON wireless transmission device for city traffic surveillance

Editor / Provider: ALCON | Updated: 10/1/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

Requirements and challenges:
Traffic jam problem is quite serious during rush hours in Bangkok. The police department would like to have surveillance deployment on the streets and corners to monitor traffic load. However, to deploy wired installation in crowded downtown area would be quite difficult. Eventually, the police department of Bangkok adopted ALCON's 2.4GHz wireless outdoor communication system.


ALCON ASU-24005g, the 2.4GHz wireless outdoor bridge system, helps to send camera images back to central management center. A total of 8 sets cameras are located in different site from distance of 1-to-3 km respectively. ALCON distributor helped to integrated 8 sets of ASU-24005g with camera at every fixed site, and used 2 units of AAP-2410gMS with omni-directional antenna to receive surveillance signal from 8 of ASU-24005g.

To monitor traffic load, the MIS person just needs to sit in from of the screen and check with the real-time images that ASU-24005g sent back. While ASU-24005g and AAP-2410gMS use IP68 certified outdoor enclosure, the project owner doesn't need to worry whether rain will enter into the outdoor bridge unit influencing transmission quality or rusting materials and components inside. Stable performance and product reliability are the most important they concern and they got the perfect answer from ALCON's solution.

Performance feedback:
“As we are the distributor of MOTO/Canopy outdoor communication system, we met ALCON and were impressed by their cost-effective solution and stable performance. From 2007, we started to distribute ALCON outdoor AP/Bridge system to work with analogue and IP camera for wireless surveillance project in Bangkok. This project has been installed for more than 5 years and still working fine now. We are pretty satisfied with ALCON products in such stable and reliable performance.” said the Managing Director.

[VIDEO] Product Review: Sony SNC-XM631 the detail-demanding HD camera

[VIDEO] Product Review: Sony SNC-XM631 the detail-demanding HD camera

Editor / Provider: Editorial Dept. | Updated: 10/3/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Quick look
Sony SNC-XM631 full HD camera is one of the latest IP mini dome from Sony. Constructed with wide angle lens with excellent low-light sensitivity, plus the technical strength from SONY technologies, this mini dome is small but demanding at image quality. Capturing clean and crisp images even in poor lighting condition, it is good for wide area surveillance, especially ideal for bank, retail space, schools surveillance purposes.

Technical strength
Full HD high resolution
Wide dynamic range
Minimum illumination 0.3 lux
Changeable lenses for various situations

3 Must-know of SNC-XM631
1. Low physical presence
2. 113° wide angle lens + three-axis lens adjustment
3. Detail-packed full HD images

Let's say
Small and compact, this SONY mini dome is empowered with outstanding image detail capturing ability. For detail demanding users, it is a good choice to look at.

Axis launches AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series

Axis launches AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 9/30/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications announces AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series. AXIS Camera Station is preloaded on high-quality servers and configured to perfectly match Axis' wide range of network cameras, providing both ease of installation and reliability.

AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series consists of:
• AXIS S1016, workstation model for use in office environments for installations up to 16 video channels
• AXIS S1032, rack server model for installations of up to 32 video channels
• AXIS S1048, rack server model for installations of up to 48 video channels

AXIS Camera Station video management software is pre-installed. The software offers an intuitive user interface with features to meet the demand for effective and active surveillance such as a flexible live view layout, site maps, powerful event configuration, efficient alarm management and responsive PTZ control. System settings such as camera and storage are configured to further simplify system setup and maximize performance.

Hardware components such as hard-discs, graphic card and CPUs, as well as storage capacity are optimized to meet the demands for reliable high-definition surveillance. To further safeguard system uptime, the package includes hardware and software support for three years.

Further features of AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series include:
• Pre-installed system software such as Windows 7
• The recorders are easily scalable with additional AXIS Camera Station licenses
• Support for multiple screens
• AXIS Camera Station S9001 Desktop Terminal available as an option

AXIS Camera Station S10 Recorder Series is expected to be available in the US, Canada in October and in EU countries in December 2014 through Axis' distribution channels. Suggested retail price for AXIS S1016 is $3999, AXIS S1032 is $10999 and AXIS S1048 is $15999.

FLIR launches TG165 imaging IR thermometer

FLIR launches TG165 imaging IR thermometer

Editor / Provider: FLIR Systems | Updated: 9/30/2014 | Article type: Security 50

FLIR Systems announced the release of its TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer, a powerful, affordable, compact tool that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.

Built around FLIR's exclusive Lepton(R) micro thermal imaging camera core, the TG165's thermal imaging technology provides users the ability to see where problems exist prior to measuring the severity of the problem with its built-in spot temperature capability.

Fast and easy to use, the TG165 lets users get right to work with an intuitive point and shoot capability. Its dual rotating lasers visually mark the size and location of what is being measured, while the on-screen crosshair pinpoints the region on the thermal image. The TG165 is designed to withstand a two-meter drop, making it rugged enough for industrial professionals while offering the simplicity valued by do-it-yourself homeowners.

"The TG165 bridges the gap between current generation IR thermometers that offer no imaging capability, and FLIR's market-leading thermal cameras," said FLIR President and CEO, Andy Teich. "By leveraging our new Lepton core's revolutionary price, size, and low power consumption, the TG165 transforms one of the most commonly used measurement tools into a discovery device that gives facility maintenance workers, contractors, electricians, HVAC techs, and homeowners greater capability to solve heating and electrical issues quickly and safely."

The TG165 is priced at $499 and will be available at popular industrial test equipment retailers in markets around the world starting in early October.

The 5 Not-to-miss Cube Cameras in H2 2014

The 5 Not-to-miss Cube Cameras in H2 2014

Editor / Provider: Erica Lin | Updated: 9/29/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics brings our readers five highlight cube cameras as the idea choices to deploy at homes or in shops.

Small at sizes, cube cameras have seen more advanced features such as HD images, cloud service, IR LEDs, and mobile device connection, etc, becoming an important role in realm of security market. The market demands and potential are huge, especially for retail and smart home.

According to IMS Research, an IHS company, the world shipment volume of consumer and DIY network cameras is predicted to grow prominently from 846,200 units in 2014 to approximately 1.3 million units in 2016. For the home sector, Asia is seen as a global hub for design and manufacturing; the Chinese home camera makers make aggressive moves for exports, which are mainly in Europe and the U.S.

See the 5 not-to-miss cube cameras 

Hikvision adds 6 megapixel IP camera to SMART range

Hikvision adds 6 megapixel IP camera to SMART range

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 9/29/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision's range of Smart IP cameras is boosted with the launch of the ultra-high-resolution DS-2CD4065F-(A) Network Box Camera. This industry-leading design boasts a large 6 megapixel sensor that delivers razor-sharp 3072 x 2048 images at 25 fps. This model is capable of delivering real-time full HD 1080p video streams at 60 fps, and sustaining up to 20 concurrent live-view channels.

"The introduction of this camera would definitely drive picture imaging to another new height," states Keen Yao, International Marketing Director at Hikvision, "Hikvision is the very first to bring this technology to the security world. As a real breakthrough in HD security, this camera will greatly improve user's experience on video image quality."

Real-time high resolution images
The 6.0 megapixel video at 25 fps will be especially suited to applications requiring highly detailed surveillance. For instance, rather than blanketing a parking lot with low resolution VGA cameras, a single DS-2CD4065F-(A) would be able to cover the entire area. The high resolution and quality lenses also means there is sufficient detail to capture license plate information, clothing and faces that would help law enforcement. Furthermore, its 1/1.8" progressive scan CMOS helps to ensure true colour reproduction of images captured day and night.

Smart features
The DS-2CD4065F-(A) also shares a raft of high-end features with Hikvision's existing Smart IP cameras, including 3D Digital Noise Reduction, Super WDR, auto-switching ICR and electronic image stabilization. Its advanced encoding algorithm streams images at a very low bitrate without compromising quality, compared to traditional cameras, the new Hikvision Smart camera enhances image quality by up to 30% while minimizing the system's load and storage requirements. Smart IP camera technology also delivers increased detection functionalities, such as Face Detection, Audio Detection, Line Crossing Detection and Video Quality Detection, so as to automatically trigger an alarm in case of an exceptional event happens.

Choice of lenses
The DS-2CD4065F-(A) may also be optionally fitted with Hikvision's renowned HV3816D-8MPIR and HV1140D-8MPIR ultra-low-light MP vari-focal lenses. Both lenses feature 8 megapixel resolutions, IR correction and a minimum aperture of 1.5, allowing users to choose from a focal-range of 3.8-16 mm with the HV3816D-8MPIR or 11-40 mm with the HV1140D-8MPIR.

Available models
The (A) version - DS-2CD4065F-A also features for enhanced performance, reliability and cost effectiveness. The additional ABF (Auto Back Focus) feature automatically adjusts the CMOS position to focus the camera to maintain clear, sharp images and compensates when changing from color to b/w mode or when switching in or out the IR cut filter.

IndigoVision announces record sales of over £37 million

IndigoVision announces record sales of over £37 million

Editor / Provider: IndigoVision | Updated: 9/26/2014 | Article type: Security 50

With revenue up 20%, in local currency, to a record £37.2m and high profile projects including the 2014 World Cup and Glasgow Commonwealth Games, IndigoVision continues its strong sales growth through technology innovation and outstanding product performance.

"In the six months to 31 July 2014, IndigoVision continued to enjoy the good growth which was evident in the first six months," stated Marcus Kneen, IndigoVision CEO, "The year saw sales growth in all regions, the strongest in Asia Pacific where sales in local currency grew 29%.

The product portfolio has been strengthened; sales and distribution infrastructure is developing well; and the Group's reputation for quality, innovation, and product performance is at an all time high. The Company's latest HD camera is seen by many as the best performing security camera in the market.

IndigoVision is repeatedly entrusted with high profile projects such as the 2014 World Cup, and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. These events have global audiences of billions where trust is a key factor in supplier selection, particularly security."

IndigoVision continues to expand in other key markets: "Public safety is a growth area for the Company with over 400 cities and 80 airports now protected by IndigoVision's technology," Marcus continued, "IndigoVision continues to break into new markets including its first casino in Macau.

The last twelve months have seen good growth throughout the business, record sales, and a strong operating performance. More importantly, IndigoVision's position as a key industry innovator has been enhanced through rapid development of our product range, and internal and customer confidence is high."

Looking to the future, Marcus concluded: “Current trading is strong and we expect to report good results for the seventeen months to our new 31 December year end."

New Luxriot VMS widens your video surveillance capabilities

New Luxriot VMS widens your video surveillance capabilities

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

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

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

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

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

What's new in version 2.5.0:

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

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

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

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

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



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