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IP-Based Storage for Mission-Critical Applications

IP-Based Storage for Mission-Critical Applications

Editor / Provider: Submitted by Anixter | Updated: 7/26/2012 | Article type: Tech Corner

Network video is the leading driver of the growth in the video surveillance security market. It's not only altering the fundamental infrastructure of security systems, but it is also spurring innovation in tangential area, such as marketing, behavioral analytics and traffic management. Servers, storage and workstation technologies are therefore key components of an IP-based physical security solution. However, many organizations seek to leverage existing assets or idle capacity to meet their video surveillance needs instead of creating a tailored solution to meet the organization's needs. Even though analog video solutions put together over the years in a disparate way might pass for minimally sufficient, the data-intensive nature of network video technologies make this approach problematic. With the prediction that more than 70 percent of all network cameras will have megapixel resolution by 2015, an integrated and holistic approach to building an IP-based video surveillance solution is needed today.

Evidence indicates that the use of manufacturers' minimum specifications as a one-size-fits-all solution is creating systems that struggle to address customers' application requirements for video surveillance and other business functions. Given the forecast that nearly half of all video security systems will run off network cameras by 2014, nonstandard systems will begin to underperform as systems scale.

This White paper pays special attention to the future of network video and servers, storage and client workstations needed to ensure mission-critical video surveillance remains available and high performing.

Trending: Integration and Open
The shift toward integration and open-architecture platforms for IP-based physical security is placing greater importance on facilities, security and IT professionals to collaborate in making key hardware decision. Research shows that an increasing part of physical security will run on the IT network:
- 26.4 percent of cameras were IP-based in 2010. (IMS Research)
- Conservation projections put that figure at 48.9 percent in 2014, which means that nearly half of video security systems will run off of network cameras. (IMS Research)
- More than 70 percent of network cameras shipments will be megapixel resolution by 2015. (IMS Research) 


Discussing all the other significant advancement in video technology, the move toward network cameras and high-resolution alone will drive IP-based physical security planner to seek out integrated server, storage and workstation solutions than can handle the immense increase in bandwidth and processing needs. New technologies such as edge storage are inherently integrative, which allows users to fill in the gaps for out-of-network mobile applications or network failures. In some instances, companies are leveraging third-party data centers to host cloud-effective solution for smaller applications today. From the shift to open and redundant architecture hardware, to the emphasis on total cost of ownership and return on investment, market trends all point to a more integrated IP-based physical security vision.

Benefits of Integration
An integrated network video solution is more robust, scalable and cost effective than an analog system. With improved reliability, redundancy and flexibility of an open-architecture solution, which can exceed any appliance or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, a truly integrated IP-based physical security solution can also take advantage of today's best technology, such as higher camera counts, resolutions, access control integration, more intuitive and powerful user interfaces and multiple analytics.

A purpose-built IP-based physical security solution can also result in both short-and long-term cost savings. By removing the necessity to maintain separate networks, organizations can experience a reduction in capital, maintenance, manpower and equipment costs. When properly planned and executed, an integrated IP-based physical security solution will result in less downtime, which lowers the total cost of ownership.

Market Challenges
Of course, as with any complex technology, there are always significant challenges. Complexity can also be a hindrance to a clear migration path, with maintaining legacy infrastructure, long-term organization strategy and cost which is always top-of-mind. Interoperability limitations also present obstacles, with en users concerned about being too dependent on any single manufacturer, managing the multiple communication protocols and dependence on support, especially for highly sophisticated IP-based physical security solutions.

For those looking for a defined migration strategy to network video, the path is muddled as well. Today there are countless manufacturers that purport to have a clear migration path toward an open architecture platform. However, there is simply no one clear migration path to network video that applies to all applications. Even though organizations such as ONVIF are working toward industry standards, the lack of interoperability in many video system products is a serious concern for planners and integrators, which is especially true when it comes to mission-critical functions. Supporting high-resolution cameras from multiple manufacturers requires significant storage and server capabilities to handle the increased bandwidth.

Best Practices: Purpose-Built, Video-Optimized
When designing or migrating toward a new IP-based physical security solution, the best servers are purpose-built and optimized for video applications. Servers need mission-critical drives with high I/O capabilities and near unconstrained workload capacity. Server configuration is vital and should include memory, storage and processor specifications that ensure optimum scalability for video. Servers should have the capacity to accommodate future growth, including the ability to record higher frame rates without dropping frames, higher resolutions and cost-effectively store video data for longer periods.

Another vital consideration is external storage, typically needed for greater than 30 TB requirements. The storage needs in a typical network video solution can be immense, with potentially hundreds or more high-resolution cameras capturing as many as thirty frames per second, operating 24×7.

The most common mistake made is to look at streaming video as just another form of data. The case for purpose-built video storage over traditional data solutions focuses on five key areas:
- Massive database size need
- I/O-intensive operations
- Intolerances of system latencies
- Constant bit-rate streaming
- Demanding operating environments , such as temperature, vibration, bit-error rate and more

Because of the intrinsic nature of streaming video, each of these five areas requires a purpose-built approach that takes into account unique needs, capabilities and system demands. There are many external storage options available, including direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), iSCSl, Fibre Channel and storage area networks (SAN).

An emerging trend is edge or on-board storage, which stores audio and video recordings within cameras, typically using an SD card. Edge storage is particularly beneficial for mobile security or applications that experience network connection interruptions. Edge storage is an excellent complimentary enhancement to central storage to facilitate comprehensive and seamless video coverage building additional redundancy in the solution.


Weakest Link
One often overlooked piece is the client viewing station. Many times an existing workstation or standard PC specification meant for employees is used as the client viewing station, which vary in configuration based on their originally intended purpose. However, the highly demanding needs of video requires a workstation built for continuous 24/7 performance, 365 days a year.

Purpose-built workstations for video feature higher level cooling systems, 450 watt and greater power supplies, dual Ethernet adapters (for management), server-grade processors and expanded display capabilities. Today's high-resolution graphics adapters draw from the power source, increasing impact when installing multiple adapters. The primary demands on client viewing stations are compression and process-intensive decoding in order to properly render video. And, as compression algorithms continue to evolve, the demand on workstation performance will only grow exponentially. Keeping that in mind, video processing workstations should be as future-proof as possible, with the ability to expand and scale up to support future compression algorithms.

At the end of the day the client viewing stations represents the user experience and should not be cut short only to reduce the quality and effectiveness of the entire network video station.

Going Forward
With rapid achievements in network video technology, consultants, integrators and end users are challenged with migrating away from disparate legacy systems to a more integrated, holistic approach. Migrating to a network video solution requires servers, storage and workstations that can scale and support future technologies, meet specific application challenges and allow for the development of a long-term technology continuum. By going beyond single-manufacturer systems and embracing open-architecture solutions, organizations can better meet their application requirements and provide flexibility throughout the network. Given the forecast the nearly half of all video security systems will run off network cameras by 2014, nonstandard systems will begin to underperform as systems scale. Choosing servers, storage and workstations that perform seamlessly with the network will ensure mission-critical video surveillance systems remain available and high performing.

Dutch Hospital Selects IQinVision to Enhance Quality of Care

Dutch Hospital Selects IQinVision to Enhance Quality of Care

Editor / Provider: IQinVision | Updated: 7/18/2012 | Article type: Commercial Markets

IQinVision nnounced Elkerliek Hospital in the Netherlands has chosen IQinVision HD megapixel cameras for its recent upgrade to IP video surveillance. Xserius is the distributor for the project, and Flexposure is the project integrator.

Elkerliek Hospital supplies modern, high-quality basic care to its patients. The hospital is run under the motto, “Providing quality care begins with the design of good, modern services for parking, reception, and security.” Thanks to this philosophy and commitment, the hospital was recently recognized as the “Most Hospitable” in the Netherlands.

When hospital administrators decided to upgrade to IP video surveillance, they wanted to accomplish traditional security goals and to optimize extra services and health care. To accomplish these goals, project managers decided a deep integration between parking, access, and other security systems would be required. In order to integrate IP cameras into the overall system, it was crucial that the cameras chosen demonstrate excellent performance in low light situations. The hospital also wanted megapixel quality cameras to ensure detailed camera images at all times.

The decisive factor in choosing IQinVision was the proven ability of the IQeye megapixel cameras to meet Elkerliek's expectations. As a result, and due to IQinVision's open standards, Flexposure was able to successfully integrate 150 IQeye cameras into the centralized security system. As an added bonus, the project solution is future-proof: camera numbers can easily be expanded and cameras can be moved anywhere there is a network connection, should the need arise.

Integration and centralization of different systems within the hospital helps ensure the safety of all patients and staff, and such integration also provides important resources and information to make the best medical care possible. Detailed camera images, managed by a Mirasys VMS, are now used to facilitate parking, confirm access control information, and are available for other uses in the central control room. “The Elkerliek Hospital project is an excellent example of the expanded role integrated security systems can play,” commented Henri Nieuwstraten, GM, Xserius.

Quadnetics Changes Company Name to Synectics

Quadnetics Changes Company Name to Synectics

Editor / Provider: Synectics | Updated: 7/18/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Quadnetics Group plc, the design, integration and control of advanced surveillance technology, networked security systems and strategic security solutions, is pleased to announce that, further to obtaining shareholder approval at its Annual General Meeting held on 2 May 2012, the process for the change of name to Synectics plc has been completed.

The reason for the name change is that the Synectics brand is now well established and recognized within electronic surveillance markets worldwide. The Board therefore considers that the Group will benefit from the parent company adopting the Synectics name.

It is expected that the Company's shares will commence trading on AIM with the new name with effect from 8.00 a.m. on 17 July 2012 with the ticker SNX and the same ISIN number (GB0007156838).

ICommenting on the name change, John Shepherd, Chief Executive, said: “We are justly proud of the excellent reputation that the Synectics name has gained both here and around the world and believe changing the parent company name to Synectics plc will benefit the brand value of the whole Group. The word “synectics” refers to a problem solving methodology, which succinctly describes our underlying ethos.”

Promising Verticals Fuel Bullish Growth in Turkey

Promising Verticals Fuel Bullish Growth in Turkey

Editor / Provider: a&s Turkiye | Updated: 7/19/2012 | Article type: Hot Topics

Vibrant Verticals
The pick-up in the construction sector accelerated growth in the private sector with new residential, retail and health care projects. There were also many security projects in finance and education.

However, the largest budgets this year came from the public sector. Projects at the fore were city surveillance, transportation projects (airports, undergrounds, tunnels, et cetera.) and public buildings.

Major Projects
The most attractive projects of 2011 were for Turk Telekom, Zorlu Center, Sabiha Goksen Airport, and the National Archives.

In addition to the large projects, there were also many medium scale projects, which were mostly integrated projects that include fire detection and extinguishing systems, video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection.

In 2011, an increased number of projects required IP-based HD video surveillance systems and card access systems, and demanded integration between the systems, said Bilgecanan Bilgis, Marketing Manager at Ateksis. “Antalya Airport, Medipol Hospital, Bursa Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, and Fenerbah?e Ulker Arena are projects in Turkey which we would like to be part of and concentrate on, and Malabo Congress Center Haydar Aliyev Center abroad.”

Levent Yildir?m, Director of Siemens Substructure and Cities Sector Building Technologies, said that Siemens surpassed their goals in 2011, citing numerous projects that are worth more than $100,000 in value: Buyaka Complex (shopping center, residence, office), Hilton Hotels, Erdemir, Sandoz, Magnesia Shopping Center, Tarsu Shopping Center, Habom (Aviation Maintenance Center), Marmara Park, Zorlu, Safir, Aliaga Prison, Bodrum Airport, Izmir Special Provincial Directorate of Administration KGM. He also stresses the contributed part of the accomplishment to foreign projects, most of which are located in neighboring countries like Iraq, Russia, Algeria, et cetera.

Gurani Kilic, Country Sales Director for Bosch Security Systems, mentions projects that were conducted in collaboration with their partners and are worth more than $500,000 in value: Sorgun, Soke, Didim Surveillance Cameras Projects, Highway Tunnels Projects, Turkiye, Kirazli – Olimpiyatkoy Subway Line Project, Istanbul, Antalya Airport Domestic and International Lines Terminal 2.Section, Antalya, Republic of Turkiye Central Bank, Bursa, BSH Factory, Istanbul, Bagc?lar Medipol Hospital, Istanbul, Hilton Hotel, Bursa, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Archaeology Museum, Hatay, Ma?ka Residence, Istanbul, European Residences, Istanbul, Terrcity Shopping Center, Antalya.

Bulent Cobanoglu, GM of Senkron Guvenlik, mentioned two important bank projects by Honeywell: Standardizing systems for the merged Fortis and Turkiye Ekonomi Bank, as well as a card access system for Garanti Bank that covered 50 management buildings.

2012 and Crystal Ball
Although 2012 will be a difficult year, the consensus is that growth in the security industry will continue despite the economic slowdown, said Tarkan Tuncel, GM of Kekova.

The recession prospect in the world economy in 2012 weakens the prospect for growth in Turkey, Kilic said. “In 2012, there is a 4-5 percent growth prospect in the general economy and 6-7 percent in the construction sector. We can say that the security systems sector will indirectly be affected by this conjuncture in 2012."

“In addition, the pick-up in Libya and the neighboring countries in the last quarter of the year is good news for our sector,” Kilic continued, saying that the continuation of public investments and the mega projects into 2012 suggests that the security industry will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace.

Yusuf Ziya Oncel, Sales Manager at Pelco Turkey, predicts that 2012 will be a year when no one will be able to conduct aggressive enterprises, but that “we will keep a wary eye so that we can maintain our stability.” According to Oncel, the next 10 percent of growth will be achieved via digesting the growth that occurred in 2010 and 2011, while also stabilizing the total sales at the same levels.

Hidayet Yilmaz of NFS Guvenlik also agrees that the security market will continue growing in 2012, although at a slower pace. According to Yilmaz, the city transformation that will be carried out in 2012, especially in big cities, will have a positive impact on the market.

Cobanoglu shares the consensus. “If there is a crisis, we have to conduct business is different ways. We have to hold fairs and seminars to continue to educate the market. Otherwise, it is hard to hold on.”

In terms of products, industry experts agree that sales for IP-based systems and megapixel cameras will continue to grow. Yildiz has high hopes for network cameras and regularly expands their IP-based product groups. IR cameras and mobile DVR's also show similar potential.

Green buildings will play a key role for the security industry in 2012. Green buildings make extensive use of automation technologies to make them easily manageable, traceable and intelligent, and are great investments in terms of ROI. Especially big cities, green buildings will begin to flourish and; companies that operate and develop products in this field will be able to perform well even in bad economies, according to Kilic."

Additionally, Profilo Security Systems Sales Manager, Ertan Gedik predicts that the alarm system projects will increase for gas leak, fire and flood detection.

Lingering Problems
Although 2011 evaluations and 2012 predictions point to growth and development for the security industry, there are a few problems that need to be solved.

Products and companies must form and adhere to standards. “Although Turkey is among the few countries that will grow, compared to other nations in Europe and the Middle East, regulations and standards are still not what they should be,” Ozan Demirel, Region Manager, Controls and Security Systems, UTC Climatel said.

Cobanoglu believes that the lack of certification for security companies is a problem, saying that there is no selection process or evaluation even though there are more and more companies entering the market.

Cobanoglu continues to talk about another issue: there is no specialty customs for the security sector in Turkey. “Unfortunately, we still pay Special Consumption Tax (SCT). Video surveillance cameras are taxed as luxury items, following the footsteps of the digital camera found in everyone's pocket. However, these systems are not luxury — they are a necessity. Cancelling the SCT and lowering VAT would directly affect the end user and increase our sale, while also preventing illegal activities regarding security equipment, such as counterfeiting and bootlegging."

Verint Expands Ecosystem With Vumii

Verint Expands Ecosystem With Vumii

Editor / Provider: Verint Systems | Updated: 7/16/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Vumii(TM) Imaging, a developer and manufacturer of innovative high-quality thermal and near-infrared illumination cameras, announced that its unique Claritii day/night outdoor perimeter cameras are now integrated with the Nextiva(R) S1800e encoders and Nextiva Video Management software from Verint(R) Systems.

Developed specifically for critical infrastructure organizations that require enhanced visibility leveraging their current infrastructure, this integration adds greater coverage with 500 meter zero light video identification capabilities within the Nextiva portfolio. In addition, Vumii's Claritii cameras are now easily controllable within the Nextiva Video Management software platform, enabling pan, tilt or zoom camera direction.

"Verint is committed to providing innovative security solutions and is pleased to be leveraging Vumii's specialized LED illuminated cameras to help our joint customers meet their dynamic and ever-changing security requirements," said Debjit Das, VPof global marketing, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions(TM).

Using Vumii's focused-beam array LED technology combined with an optimized imager, optics and pan-tilt platform, Claritii systems provide high zoom magnification, natural contrasts and long-range surveillance in daylight (2,000+ meters) or zero light (500+ meters). Claritii's ability to deliver highly detailed imaging, night or day, allows security personnel to identify potential threats, legally prosecute criminals, dramatically extend perimeter surveillance, and reduce the number of cameras necessary for around-the-clock security.

"With zero light imaging made possible through long-range LED illumination, the integration of Claritii with Verint's Nextiva portfolio offers organizations a means to see clearly at night and rapidly respond to potential threats with the appropriate actions," said Randall Foster, CEO, Vumii. "Unlike thermal cameras, Vumii's Claritii camera system provides natural contrast video, the ability to discern faces and text, and high magnification continuous zoom optics in complete darkness for complete flexibility and user friendliness."

 London School Turns to IP-Based Security via Milestone Platform

London School Turns to IP-Based Security via Milestone Platform

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 7/13/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has formed the centerpiece of a major surveillance upgrade in a 1,500 pupil school based in East London called the Brampton Manor Academy. The Academy benefitted from a £10 million injection of capital from ‘Building Schools for the Future' for major renovation of the main building and grounds in 2009, prompting the decision to improve their security system. Academy status was attained in April 2011, and it will be expanded further this year with the creation of a Sixth Form Center for 300 additional pupils.

Milestone partner Security Systems Technology (SST) carried out the specification, installation and configuration work for the security system upgrade. The new solution consists of 112 Arecont Vision, Axis, Mobotix and Sanyo IP cameras in addition to 33 legacy CCTV analog cameras - all being managed by Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video software, running on three Dell servers. The video recordings are archived on three RAID-5 arrays.

Graham Glass, Director of Finance and Administration at Brampton Manor Academy, said: “Milestone XProtect has proved to be a very intuitive system for viewing a wide mix of cameras - the interface is easy to manage. Milestone partner SST keeps us up to speed with technical enhancements, which Milestone is continually bringing to XProtect, to keep our initial security investment future proof.”

The benefits of the Milestone open platform architecture are clear to Glass, who oversaw the installation, subsequent upgrade and expansion of the new surveillance system by SST: “Coverage is now excellent. If there is an incident, we can find it quickly in the Milestone XProtect software and use the video (and in some cases audio) evidence to tackle any wrong-doing, which is now very rare.”

Brampton Manor Academy now has a surveillance system which serves their security needs today but is also capable of integrating with other building management systems over time, such as access control in the new Sixth Form Center to be completed in late 2012. The Milestone XProtect system integrated with Paxton Access control in the new building will help Academy staff to place trust in the 16-18 year olds to use their swipe cards when entering restricted areas rather than having to be physically on hand to unlock rooms where valuable equipment is located.

Glenn Fletcher, Milestone Systems UK GM, commented: “This installation by SST shows that Milestone XProtect Enterprise is a future-proof video management platform ideal for long-term flexibility. Taking feeds from CCTV cameras as well as the latest IP devices from a wide range of manufacturers, and offering integration with access control or other systems shows the versatility of Milestone software.”

Czech City Cuts Crime and Improves Traffic With IndigoVision

Czech City Cuts Crime and Improves Traffic With IndigoVision

Editor / Provider: IndigoVision | Updated: 7/13/2012 | Article type: Security 50

The city of Chomutov in the Czech Republic has chosen a new wide area surveillance system, based on IndigoVision's IP Video technology, to replace its ageing analogue CCTV system from the 1990s. The new wide-area system is part of the city's strategy to reduce crime and improve traffic flow monitoring across Chomutov. It provides the city of 50,000 (80,000 in the metropolitan area) with system reliability and security, as well as integrating with the city police's crisis management software which is linked to it by three Control Center stations. Control Center is the user interface to IndigoVision's Security Management Solution SMS4. The high level of integration has led to improved decision-making and response.

IndigoVision's low bandwidth requirement and excellent picture quality were key factors in the city choosing its solution, along with the distributed architecture with no need for a central server, and easy back up of the NVRs. Mr David Zazo from MP Chomutov stated: “The new system has transformed surveillance in the city – it's reliable and completely stable, with unlimited growth potential due to the distributed architecture. The city police can make better, faster decisions with the excellent picture quality now available to them.”

Local IndigoVision partner MKDS Besy s.r.o. installed 32 analogue PTZ cameras, of which two are mobile to create more monitoring options, connected via 32 IndigoVision 9000 encoders. Two Windows NVR-AS Network Video Recorders are in place, with one in operation and one as back up. The system has 4TB of storage capacity with RAID5 resilience.

The two mobile cameras use IndigoVision's Activity Controlled Framerate (ACF) feature to keep bandwidth requirements low over their Wi-Fi connections. ACF controls the framerate of the video stream based on the amount of motion in the scene. When there is no activity, video is streamed at minimal framerate; the instant any motion is detected, video is simultaneously transmitted at maximum configured framerate to maximise data capture. This significantly reduces the bandwidth and storage requirements for cameras monitoring generally static scenes or during quiet periods such as at night, demonstrating truly responsive technology.

Dahua Technology Takes off in Mediterranean Region

Dahua Technology Takes off in Mediterranean Region

Editor / Provider: Dahua Technology | Updated: 7/12/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Morocco, a kingdom in North Africa that has enchanting scenery and an intriguing cultural background is an attractive market for Dahua Technology to tap. With close cooperation with its exclusive local distributor — Country Technologie, an experienced company specializing in providing a wide range of services to the IT community, Dahua Technology successfully participated in some local applications covering various industries.

Oil Industry — Petromin Corporation

Located in Jeddah, Petromin Corporation is the market leader in Saudi Arabia for the oil industry. Over the past two decades, it has produced over 150 various products and exported to more than 35 countries in GCC, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Globally the oil industry continues its prosperity, but still, we can learn about some unfortunate accidents which led to irrecoverable losses. Thus, Petromin Corporation planned to improve its production safety by adding Dahua DVRs to its current video surveillance system.

DH-DVR1604LE-L is a 1.5U DVR with 16 channel video inputs and 4 audio inputs. It supports 1stch & 9thch D1 & other channels CIF realtime recording. The unit accommodates 4 SATA & 1 eSATA. In addition, it supports HDMI (up to 1080p) & VGA simultaneous output.

Furniture & Decoration Retailer — Kitea

Kitea is the most influential furniture & decoration retailer in Morocco. The enterprise is driven by a simple but fantastic idea of offering modern furniture which is practical and incorporated with aesthetics considerations, which are affordable for all Moroccans. Kitea has opened scores of retail stores in Morocco, which means they have plenty to consider about: the store condition, display layout, cashier desk etc. Therefore, they were keen to have qualified storage devices with multi-channel inputs to get ongoing events in control.

After careful consideration and testing, DH-DVR3204LE-U was selected for Kitea. DH-DVR3204LE-U is a 2U DVR with 32 channel video inputs and 16 audio inputs. It supports all channel CIF or special channel D1 realtime recording. The unit accommodates 8 SATA & 1 eSATA.

Manufacturing Industry — Automotive Wiring System Morocco

As a leading provider for Volkswagen Polo, AWSM owns a credit for the world's best-selling cars by offering reliable wiring harnesses. Located in Tangier Free Zone (TFZ), it has a mass production order demand each day. Therefore, to further standardize and regulate the production procedure as well as ensure the product quality, AWSM chose Dahua's cameras and have them installed in workshops and offices. The selected camera model — DH-IPC-HFW3300 is a 3-megapixel full HD network camera that not only has outstanding image quality, but also interoperability and compatibility for future integration.

Featuring 1/2.8” 3mp SONY PS Exmor CMOS image sensor and advanced TI DaVinci Series DSP, it presents a wonderful full HD image quality and crisp and sharp detail reproduction.

American Fast-Food Chain Improves Security and Operations With Envysion Platform

American Fast-Food Chain Improves Security and Operations With Envysion Platform

Editor / Provider: Envysion | Updated: 7/11/2012 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Envysion announced that Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems has selected Envysion as its preferred video surveillance provider. Envysion has already completed a number of installations to date, and this announcement opens the door for all Jersey Mike's Sub franchise owners to leverage Envysion's video surveillance solution.

“We partnered with Envysion because of its truly superior technology, demonstrated profit improvement and the successful integration to Jersey Mike's point of sale system,” said Scott Scherer, Chief Information Officer at Jersey Mike's. “With Envysion we are able to offer all our franchise owners a powerful video solution that has been tailored for Jersey Mike's and has demonstrated that it can improve the bottom line.”

Envysion's video-driven business intelligence seamlessly connects video to critical business data, such as point of sale and will enable Jersey Mike's Subs operators to identify and reduce potentially fraudulent transactions, such as discounts, no sales, cash returns, cancels and voids, that would otherwise erode restaurant-level profitability. Envysion offers brand specific exception reporting and alerting that arms Jersey Mike's franchise owners with a tool to reduce food costs, increase operational efficiency, stop loss and improve bottom line profitability.

“We are excited to be selected by Jersey Mike's. We've seen firsthand the material impact that video driven business intelligence provides for customers across industry segments, and we look forward to partnering with Jersey Mike's and their franchisees to realize similar improvements in their operations and profitability,” says Matt Steinfort, president and CEO of Envysion.

Dahua Technology Takes off in Mediterranean Region

Dahua Technology Takes off in Mediterranean Region

Editor / Provider: a&s China Best Buys | Updated: 7/29/2012 | Article type: China Corner

Morocco, a kingdom in North Africa that has enchanting scenery and an intriguing cultural background is an attractive market for Dahua Technology to tap. With close cooperation with its exclusive local distributor — Country Technologie, an experienced company specializing in providing a wide range of services to the IT community, Dahua Technology successfully participated in some local applications covering various industries.

Oil Industry — Petromin Corporation
Located in Jeddah, Petromin Corporation is the market leader in Saudi Arabia for the oil industry. Over the past two decades, it has produced over 150 various products and exported to more than 35 countries in GCC, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Globally the oil industry continues its prosperity, but still, we can learn about some unfortunate accidents that led to irrecoverable losses. Thus, Petromin Corporation planned to improve its production safety by adding Dahua DVRs to its current video surveillance system.

DH-DVR1604LE-L is a 1.5U DVR with 16 channel video inputs and 4 audio inputs. It supports 1st ch & 9th ch D1 & other channels CIF realtime recording. The unit accommodates 4 SATAs & 1 eSATA. In addition, it supports HDMI (up to 1080p) & VGA simultaneous output.

Furniture & Decoration Retailer — Kitea
Kitea is the most influential furniture & decoration retailer in Morocco. The enterprise is driven by a simple but fantastic idea of offering modern furniture which is practical and incorporated with aesthetics considerations, which are affordable for all Moroccans.

Kitea has opened scores of retail stores in Morocco, which means they have plenty to consider about: the store condition, display layout, cashier desk etc. Therefore, they were keen to have qualified storage devices with multichannel inputs to get ongoing events in control.

After careful consideration and testing, DH-DVR3204LE-U was selected for Kitea. DH-DVR3204LE-U is a 2U DVR with 32 channel video inputs and 16 channel audio inputs. It supports all channel CIF or special channel D1 realtime recording. The unit accommodates 8 SATAs & 1 eSATA.

Manufacturing Industry — Automotive Wiring System Morocco
As a leading provider for Volkswagen Polo, AWSM owns a credit for the world's best-selling cars by offering reliable wiring harnesses. Located in Tangier Free Zone (TFZ), it has a mass production order demand each day. Therefore, to further standardize and regulate the production procedure as well as ensure the product quality, AWSM chose Dahua's cameras and have them installed in workshops and offices. The selected camera model — DH-IPC-HFW3300 is a 3-megapixel full HD network camera that not only has outstanding image quality, but also interoperability and compatibility for future integration.

Featuring 1/2.8" 3-megapixel SONY PS Exmor CMOS image sensor and advanced TI DaVinci Series DSP, it presents a wonderful full HD image quality and crisp and sharp detail reproduction.

Vision
Dahua Technology values the Moroccan market due to its special geographical position and strong economy, William Zhou, the Sales Manager in charge of Latin-Africa region, added: "Morocco is one of our important target areas, we will continue to work closely with our exclusive regional distributor and participate more in local projects to offer even better products and services to all clients who use our products." The General Manager of Country Technologie, Mr. Anas also expressed his satisfaction for nice cooperation with Dahua Technology, he appreciates the excellent support from Dahua over the years and looks forward to further cooperation.

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