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Installed Axxon security platform protects Moscow

Installed Axxon security platform protects Moscow

Editor / Provider: Axxonsoft | Updated: 1/21/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Challenge: Security, Identification, Access Control and Surveillance
Founded in 1935, Gormost State Unitary Enterprise has designed, constructed and maintained many of Russia‘s public facilities. The company is responsible for 1,370 properties, including bridges, tunnels, embankments, fountains, municipal engineering facilities, and special installations such as memorials and monuments. With 2,300 employees, Gormost supervises over 2.0-million square meters of land and facilities. Daily activities include maintenance, repair, and cleaning, as well as ongoing capital upgrades. The city of Moscow – a growing metropolis with a population of over 12 million – depends on Gormost to contribute to the city's infrastructure with safe, reliable housing and utilities.

Protection is key
Gormost's primary challenge was the threat of terrorism. Other key issues included vandalism, disorderly conduct, robbery and sabotage – all of which Gormost needed to prevent. A terrorist attack on a Gormost bridge would paralyze traffic, destroy supply systems, jeopardize engineering systems, and could even endanger lives. But how to protect these bridges in a cost-effective and technologically sound way?

Formerly, Gormost had been using guards to police the bridges and other facilities, but this was very expensive and not particularly efficient. Guards simply couldn't monitor every aspect of a bridge and under-bridge space at all times. In addition, guards are only human: fatigue, loss of attention, unintended errors, and negligence significantly decrease their effectiveness.

Axxon Enterprise for better sight, and better intelligence
After a terror incident at Pushkin Square, Gormost enlisted Axxon's partner Lilana to install CCTV surveillance (including anti-vandal cameras, a public address system, and signaling lights) in the underground walkways of Moscow. As Lilana has equipped large organizations with fire and safety solutions since 1992, they were a natural choice for Gormost.

The selected system was Axxon Enterprise - Axxon's integrated security platform. This reinforces and supports the guard's positions by providing them with more information and coverage. Lilana designed a surveillance system that monitored the under-bridge space of Gormost's major bridges using CCTV Surveillance on the Axxon Enterprise platform.

Results: safety, trust and reliability
Axxon Enterprise provided Gormost with an effective tool for bridge and under-bridge monitoring that effectively prevents violations and illegal acts. All hidden points are monitored, as well as any potential entrances where an individual could approach and cause harm. Pan-tilt cameras in the middle of long bridges enable guards to see all aspects above ground, and a public address system lets them speak directly to potential trespassers and troublemakers.

The CCTV systems are mounted in heavily-secured cabinets with uninterrupted power supplies to reduce maintenance and damage. And by providing push-button microphones on certain cameras, Gormost lets citizens report problems directly.

Because the installation was so successful, Axxon's Enterprise system was implemented at Gormost's head office, to monitor inside the building as well as the perimeter of the property.

 

Future plans, real possibilities
Following the success of the previous installation, Gormost turned to Lilana again, this time to secure its bridge engineering facilities. To date, Lilana has provided designs and implementation for 15 Gormost bridges.

The video surveillance systems in each bridge are self-contained and not connected to each other. Future plans include integrating these systems in a central office control. All information will be monitored in one place, and administrators will be able to control any individual cameras and send announcements through the public address systems. Because the Axxon Enterprise platform is so customizable, flexible and scalable, and built with a distributed architecture, the additional integration is easy to do.

Vladimir Timakin, Director of Lilana, notes that, with Axxon's help, every aspect of security will be integrated, including CCTV surveillance, sensors (motion, temperature, humidity, vibration), burglar alarms, fire alarms, and access control systems. This will ensure the best possible security for Moscow's many citizens and visitors.

VIVOTEK integrated panoramic PTZ technology with AxxonSoft VMS

VIVOTEK integrated panoramic PTZ technology with AxxonSoft VMS

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 1/20/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK announced the successful integration of its innovative, a Panoramic PTZ solution with AxxonSoft's next-generation open-platform video management software (VMS), Axxon Intellect Enterprise and Axxon Next. The seamless cooperation signifies increased collaboration between VIVOTEK and AxxonSoft in developing cutting-edge technologies for the IP surveillance market.

VIVOTEK was one the first in the industry to launch the unique and innovative Panoramic PTZ feature in 2012, incorporating VIVOTEK's latest 5-Megapixel fisheye fixed dome network cameras SF8172/72V and a 2-Megapixel full HD speed dome network camera SD8363E. The solution provides a 180° panoramic view or 360-degree surround view without blind spots, allowing users to simultaneously monitor an overview of an area from a fisheye camera and a detailed regional view from a speed dome. The synergy of the 2 makes Panoramic PTZ especially suitable for department stores, station lobbies, airports, casino, parking lots, or any wide open areas where comprehensive monitoring and extreme video details are needed. The design and the originality of Panoramic PTZ have upended the traditional concept of security cameras, receiving accolades such as the German-based GIT 2013 Security Award, the Taiwan Excellence Awards and “The Best Innovation Product Award” from the MIPS show in Russia.

Since its establishment, VIVOTEK has collaborated with international and regional video management software programmers closely to seamlessly integrate camera functionalities onto different platforms. In response to the increasing market demand for Panoramic PTZ, VIVOTEK turned to AxxonSoft to implement a highly cost-effective solution that meets users' diversified needs.

Murat Altuev, President of AxxonSoft indicated, “It is our great pleasure to cooperate with VIVOTEK on the Panoramic PTZ integration project. AxxonSoft, since its founding, has been dedicated to helping end users build highly agile and quality security systems to satisfy versatile commercial needs. Together with VIVOTEK, our esteemed partner, we are creating more possibilities for the security industry and provide end users with safer, more reliable IP-based surveillance systems.”

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “From the day we launched Panoramic PTZ, the market has adopted the new trend with success stories from around the globe. Today, we are pleased to announce the successful integration of our innovative Panoramic PTZ solution with AxxonSoft's VMS. The integration undoubtedly increases the compatibility of our Panoramic PTZ and brings increased benefits to the end users.”

EverFocus upgrades Taipei City to IP surveillance

EverFocus upgrades Taipei City to IP surveillance

Editor / Provider: EverFocus | Updated: 1/20/2014 | Article type: Security 50

A new EverFocus IP surveillance system was installed to secure entrances, exits, hallways, parking lots, and the outdoor areas near the City Hall building.

Mission
Always attentive to technological innovation, Taipei City Government Hall, the government building located by Taipei City Hall metro station in Xinyi District, Taipei, decided to upgrade its video surveillance system from analog to network at the end of 2013.

A new IP surveillance system was designed to secure entrances, exits, hallways, parking lots, and the outdoor areas near the City Hall building. The new IP surveillance system provides Taipei City Government real time image and better image quality, and thus provides citizens a convenient and safe environment to visit.

Solution
WebChain Technology is responsible for providing the Taipei City Government building a new network camera surveillance security system. With network system planning, designing, constructing, and maintenance professions, WebChain Technology chose EverFocus' products to cater customer's needs.

3 EverFocus IP cameras are chosen in Taipei City Hall project. EDN3260 2 MP Full HD Network Indoor IR & WDR Dome Camera is mainly installed indoor for hall way monitoring, EZN3260 2 MPHD Outdoor IR & WDR Bullet Network Camera is installed at the entrances and exits, and EPN4220 2 MP True Day/Night Outdoor Network Speed Dome Camera are put outside of the building to protect the surrounding areas.

EDN3260 is a 2 MP HD network camera which delivers high definition image quality. EDN3260 optimizes the IRIS opening under all lighting conditions with motorized Vari-focal P-IRIS Lens. EDN3260 is suitable for indoor applications that require clear image details and WDR supported. EDN3260 conforms to ONVIF / PSIA for compatibility with other network video devices – even from other manufacturers. Users can also use EverFocus Mobile Applications to remotely view the live views of the cameras through your handheld devices; or use EverFocus CMS to remotely manage multiple IP devices connected on the network.

EZN3260 captures the most details in stunning HD quality, it supports multi-streaming in both H.264 and M-JPEG for various network conditions. It features a built-in slot for micro SDHC card, providing uninterrupted recording in case network is down. Power Over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) provides power to the camera via a single network cable, eliminating the need for power cables and greatly simplifying the installation. The EZN3260 supports motorized vari-focal auto IRIS lens and remote Zoom & Focus lens control via web browser. With IP66 waterproof rating, the EZN3260 is suitable to perform in moisture and various outdoor weather conditions that require superior image details. The EZN3260 conforms to industry ONVIF/PSIA standard, allowing great interoperability with a wide range of 3rd party network video devices.

EPN4220 is installed outdoor around the Taipei City Hall building. It is a high-performance, multi-stream, H.264 IP speed dome camera that provides MP HD image size at a frame rate of up to 30fps. With a built-in slot for a micro SDHC card, providing local recording when events trigger – EPN4220 conforms to ONVIF / PSIA for compatibility with other network video devices –even from other manufacturers. Functions such as exclusive masking, pan / tilt limits, tracking on patrol and flexible resume functions are all supported. The EPN series is designed for simple installation and supports all types of outdoor / indoor mounting applications.

Result
The existing analog camera in Taipei City Hall building has been converted to IP-based technology using EverFocus HD network cameras, allowing real time monitoring in public areas. The speed dome EPN4220 which is installed at the petition area supports dual streams, providing a two-way communication between the control room and citizens when there's a protesting event taking place.

The IR function of EverFocus cameras have allowed the video images of low light areas easier to be captured by the network cameras and send it to the control room, which is not feasible with analog system.

With the new IP-based surveillance system, Taipei City Hall now can sufficiently prevent crimes and obtain the recording data easily in the future.

Dahua HD IP cams integrate with DIGIEVER NVR

Dahua HD IP cams integrate with DIGIEVER NVR

Editor / Provider: Dahua Technology | Updated: 1/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Dahua Technology, an international manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China launches official announcement that Dahua full range of HD network cameras (ranging from 1.3MP to 5MP) successfully integrate with DIGIEVER NVR.

Dahua network camera lineup offers megapixel cameras in various looks and sizes at distinctive demands, delivering superb image quality and strong functionality. The latest introduced Eco-Savvy series consists of three “low”s—low light, low bitrate and low consumption, which together makes the series a hit. DIGIEVER DIGISTOR NVR is a professional Linux-embedded standalone system with high performance of network surveillance and intuitive user interface. Powered by high performance CPU, DIGISTOR NVR performs excellent network surveillance of diverse IP cameras.

The successful integration of Dahua Technology and DIGIEVER is a benefit for both clients of Dahua IP cameras and DIGIEVER as the compatibility is a fulfillment to local play at full HD (1920x1080) and real time remote monitoring with outstanding throughput.

“DIGIEVER is an expert in video storage and we're glad that this partnership creates more value-added services for costumers of our both sides,” commented Stanley Hu, Product Director of Camera Line at Dahua Technology. “Customers are looking forward to the integration between Dahua and DIGIEVER to establish solid video recording surveillance solutions for customers of both parties. As a leading Linux-based NVR solution provider, DIGIEVER still dedicates on supporting extraordinary IP camera solution partners, such as Dahua,” said Mr. Allen Tseng, Product Manager of DIGIEVER. “The cooperation between DIGIEVER and Dahua will create more flexibility to satisfy various requests of users and vertical markets.”

VIVOTEK releases fisheye network cams FE8174 and FE8174V

VIVOTEK releases fisheye network cams FE8174 and FE8174V

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 1/14/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK announced the launch of the 5MP 360° surround view pixel counter fisheye network cameras FE8174 and FE8174V. Featuring 5-megapixel sensors and 1.1 mm fisheye lenses for 180° panoramic view and 360° surround view, both camera are able to provide clear and detailed coverage of wide, open areas like airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices, restaurant, classroom and more.

Panoramic fisheye cameras, which deliver complete, surrounding views of an area, have been recognized as an ideal solution for comprehensive and seamless surveillance with a lower total cost of ownership. Images captured by VIVOTEK's FE8174 and FE8174V are hemispherical, but with the latest cutting-edge image processing capabilities, hemispherical images can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis via commercially available software applications either at client or local viewer. A wide range of display layouts are available, including original surround view, panoramic view, and regional view for various mounting applications. In both the panoramic as well as regional viewing modes, users can utilize the ultra-smooth ePTZ function to easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI). For superior image quality in a diverse set of lighting environments, VIVOTEK has designed FE8174 and FE8174V with WDR Enhancement and a removable IR-cut filter. The new Pixel Counter feature also aids the installer in determining the level of detail (or Pixel-Per-Foot) required at different distances for objects of interest or in any intelligent analysis applications.

Compared to FE8174, FE8174V is equipped with an IP66 weatherproof and IK-10 vandal-proof housing so that the camera can not only withstand rain and dust, but also effectively provide robust protection against physical damage. In addition, in compliance with full EN50155 standards, the camera can resist shock and vibration, maintaining stable and reliable video during movement.

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “As technology evolved, the fisheye lens was introduced to the security market in recent years, and allows for an increase in capture area with multiple viewing options. We are pleased to provide the market with our latest high megapixel fisheye camera, which exceeds the expectations of diverse applications and monitoring requirements, enabling flexibility of viewing multiple objects from the same camera.”

Production efficiency improved by beyond security applications

Production efficiency improved by beyond security applications

Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom, a&s International | Updated: 1/14/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Production efficiency is improving organization and effectiveness in a production facility as well as saving manufacturers time wasted due to errors and money lost due to mistakes. For these reasons, automotive manufacturers are taking advantage of the beyond security applications of video surveillance cameras in their production facilities. Manufacturers are now employing their key capabilities, such as high resolution and interoperability, to help increase efficiency and decrease wastefulness.

Production Efficiency Saves Time and Money
The automotive industry has many stringent requirements when it comes to production processes. Safety must come first when it comes to parts and assembly. Therefore, it is crucial that even the slightest defects be caught before becoming part of a finished product.

Meticulous inspection of a production line, however, can be costly and time consuming, therefore efficiency is key.

The use of video surveillance cameras, for security applications, on the production line to improve efficiency is not a new concept. Nevertheless, as manufacturers become more aware of their benefits and their ability to be equally effective when it comes to improving production efficiency, more manufacturers are looking toward this solution.

Benefits of Video Surveillance Cameras
Traditionally, industrial cameras have been used in manufacturing settings for quality assurance and process control applications. Similarly, video surveillance cameras have typically been used for their video surveillance abilities — monitoring people, ensuring that there are no personnel in restricted zones, recording daily happenings, etc. “Video surveillance ensures safety rules are being followed, tools and equipment are handled properly, and that production personnel comply with defined processes at all times,” said Andrea Sorri, Business Development Director at Axis Communications. However, it has become increasingly more common for manufacturers to combine the use of industrial cameras with network surveillance cameras in manufacturing facilities — classical industrial cameras are used for inspection tasks and network surveillance cameras for process monitoring, according to Ingo Lewerendt, Strategic Business Development Manager at Basler. It is these beyond security applications of video surveillance cameras that have gotten the attention of automotive manufacturers.

Wendi Burke, Director of Marketing at IQinVision, pointed out that “cameras don't take a break, don't have bad days, don't get distracted or fall asleep, they're always on, always performing.” This makes video surveillance cameras, particularly high-resolution HD cameras, extremely beneficial to manufacturers in helping catch costly manufacturing defects and other problems before the problems are repeated.

In a similar way to how video surveillance is used in the automotive industry to enhance production efficiency, IQinVision's high-megapixel cameras have been used in the steel industry. Faults in manufacturing are costly mistakes for steel makers.

Therefore, the Ellwood Group, a US-based steel manufacturer, deployed 250 IQinVision megapixel cameras throughout their 10 manufacturing facilities to not only help with video surveillance, but also with identifying problems during production.

Convenient Integration with Network Cameras
Since a standard IP infrastructure is used in most manufacturing facilities, network surveillance cameras that are built on an open platform can be integrated into a facility's existing system. This is a big advantage of using a network surveillance camera, as pointed out by Sorri. “Network cameras can be easily integrated into industrial manufacturing environments such as production lines to automatically perform visual inspections, to monitor production line efficiency, and to enable remote assistance for maintenance.”

Additionally, network surveillance cameras can support intelligent video processing and video analytics on the edge, they can also be utilized to perform visual inspections for a specific step in a production line, alert the manufacturer to labels missing, caps not positioned correctly, or missing solder.

Another advantage of network surveillance cameras pointed out by Sorri, is that they “can be easily integrated into industrial manufacturing environments such as production lines to automatically perform visual inspections, to monitor production line efficiency, and to enable remote assistance for maintenance.

With over 12,000 employees and annual production surpassing 375,000 units in 2012, this idea of visual inspection was implemented by Axis at the SEAT factory in Martorell, Barcelona, Spain.

In 2011, the SEAT factory became the production house of the Audi Q3, the first luxury car assembled in Spain. The use of barcodes in automotive factories to keep track of parts during the production process is standard. At the SEAT factory, they wanted to take extra measures to avoid delays and facilitate workflow. As a result, over 100 Axis cameras were implemented to complement the existing barcode scanning system for a visual verification system. By taking images of the barcodes that were identified as possibly containing errors, which were then sent to an emergency data-entry computer, the system provides visual verification that serves as a backup to the scanned barcodes. With images of the barcodes, in the event of a barcode scanning error, vehicles do not have to be physically moved by operators in order to be re-scanned. Additionally, the cameras were also used to monitor the transport of car bodies throughout the facility.

Streamlining with Video Management Software
After cameras are in place, that is where video management software (VMS) comes in to help manage, access, and control the images and recordings; however, its usefulness in the automotive industry has helped to not only do the aforementioned tasks, but also streamline and improve the production process.

When Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK was looking to improve production efficiency at their facility, they sought a solution that could not only be integrated with their current set up, but also with over 300 network cameras from various manufacturers to monitor production lines and their facility. Nissan UK has always used machine vision tools, including highly specialized industrial cameras used to inspect individual processes to decide whether the correct part is in its exact location, take precise measurements, and act as “eyes” for the robots. However, these cameras do not give an overall view of a process, as they are designed to focus on one specific movement or task. In order to get a fuller picture, Nissan UK decided to deploy network cameras and Milestone's VMS.

The open nature of Milestone's VMS gave Nissan UK the freedom to view footage from cameras from different manufacturers and capture process faults with live-video monitoring and provide instant recording and playback. This helped Nissan UK prevent production issues and eliminate causes of temporary stoppage on their production lines.

Additionally, the convenience of being able to access images from the cameras via a PC, as well as the ability to compare two videos side-by-side to examine how different employees work on a process, made management of the facility easier.

The overall benefits of the VMS helped to not only improve both the quality and efficiency of Nissan UK's facility, but also gave them a system that could grow with the facility.

To Efficiency and Beyond
Efficiency in any industry is important, but in a competitive, high production industry like the automotive industry, efficiency is paramount to a facility's success. While “lean” practices help manufacturers in all industries reduce waste and boost effectiveness, the additional beyond security benefits of traditional security products, such as network surveillance cameras and VMS, have proven that the security industry is not just about catching intruders and controlling access. Offering additional benefits like production efficiency and workflow management shows that applications of the security industry are endless.

Axis to display extensive portfolio of products at Intersec 2014

Axis to display extensive portfolio of products at Intersec 2014

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 1/14/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications confirmed that its co-founder Martin Gren, who is widely credited with inventing the first ever network camera will be attending INTERSEC 2014. As a major participating exhibitor during the event taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 19 to 21 2014, Axis will focus on displaying its extensive portfolio of products as well as emphasizing its position as a global leader in the international security and surveillance arena.

In addition to its award-winning Lightfinder technology demonstrations, Axis will be presenting both recent and upcoming product releases from its diverse selection of network cameras (fixed network, fixed dome network, PTZ, covert, thermal, panoramic, HD and megapixel, as well as outdoor cameras), encoders and accessories. The stand will also showcase solutions available to key market industries including retail, banking, transportation, city surveillance, education, oil and gas and other government driven initiatives such as:
* The robust Q87-E network camera series offering thermal, PTZ and HDTV all in one. Ideal for customers that encounter mission-critical surveillance scenarios that demand 24-hour monitoring of restricted areas.
* The new top of the line Q60 range of cameras that are ideal for the harsh environments of the region and are capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 75 degrees Celsius.
* The first fully featured, bullet-style outdoor-ready network camera Q1765-LE Network Camera offering full HD image quality, 18x optical zoom and built-in IR illumination.
* The P5414 PTZ network camera with an intelligent direct drive pan/tilt system for unsurpassed mechanical endurance. This, together with other hardware innovations, has resulted in an attractively priced, uniquely designed HDTV 720p PTZ dome with 18x optical zoom for outdoor wall-mount surveillance sites.
* The AXIS Q1614 and AXIS Q1614-E high frame rate fixed network cameras designed to capture quick movements in HD quality in demanding lighting conditions.

Speaking about their participation at the event, Marwan Khoury, Marketing Manager, Axis Communications, for the Middle East and Africa, said: “INTERSEC is the largest and most influential trade event for Axis in the region and also one of the biggest for us from a global perspective. This year we have magnified our presence to reflect the ever increasing importance of this region to the company. Going forward we expect to see strong growth across the UAE and the GCC as a whole with some exciting announcements anticipated throughout 2014 and of course the recent announcement of the Dubai Expo 2020 bid elevates Dubai to a whole new level.”

Khoury continued: “We are honored to have Martin Gren, our co-founder, with us throughout the event and his presence here also serves to demonstrate Axis' commitment to the Middle East region. During INTERSEC 2014 we are expecting to see an even larger influx of visitors to the Show from around the world; thus providing many opportunities to not only interact with existing and new clients but also enable us to attract new partners to our Channel Partner Program.”

Joining the Axis stand will be six technology partners:
* EMC: EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
* Ipsotek: Ipsotek is the world leader in Scenario-based Video Analytics and is expert across a wide range of applications in both the commercial and public sectors. Deployments include: perimeter protection, intrusion detection, investigation & forensics, traffic and crowd management, and operations management. The patented scenario-based approach allows multiple behaviour descriptions to be applied simultaneously or in predefined sequences, and it is these scenario combinations that create an exact description of the target behaviour, thereby giving dependable real alerts and dramatically reduced false alarms.
* Firetide: Firetide is a longtime Axis technology partner and the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data applications for municipal, public safety, government, transportation, and industrial customers worldwide. With thousands of successful installations in over 40 countries, the Firetide wireless infrastructure mesh network redefines where and how live media, data, and services are delivered from source to final destination.
* Raytec: Raytec are world leaders in manufacturing Infra-Red and White-Light LED lighting for CCTV and general area illumination. All Raytec illuminators improve the performance of any security system at night, delivering excellent images, long life, low running costs and zero maintenance. Raytec has over 40 years of experience in designing, specifying and selling lighting directly to over 60 countries, and all Raytec products are UK designed and manufactured.
* QNAP: QNAP Security, headquartered in Taiwan, is the world's first Linux-embedded NVR developer that has leveraged its award-winning storage and RAID technologies to offer the reliable and high performance NVR (VioStor NVR). QNAP Security's spirit of continuous innovation makes it provide professional surveillance solutions with various market-fresh applications, such as HD local display, browser-based multi-server remote monitoring and playback IVA.
* Aimetis - Aimetis Corp. is a Waterloo, Canada-based Software Company offering integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications. Founded in 2003, the company is a global leader in intelligent video technology and is propelling the adoption of video analytics as an integral component of video management solutions. Aimetis has distributors and certified partners in over 100 countries and serves a variety of industries, including retail, transportation and others.

Axis safeguards Anhui Broadcast and Television Center with HDTV surveillance

Axis safeguards Anhui Broadcast and Television Center with HDTV surveillance

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 1/13/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

The new Anhui Broadcast and Television Center is located on Huaining Road in the new government and culture district of Hefei, China, closely neighboring the scenic area of Swan Lake Center. As a symbolic modern building in Hefei, it is a first-class broadcast and television construction project in Anhui's communications and culture system, featuring the largest scale, biggest investment, most complete functionalities, and latest technical equipment. The Center's studio, which is the largest in China, will be put into use on October 1, 2014. The Center's video surveillance system required the most up-to-the-date monitoring equipment and system integration approach, to provide an advanced, mature and stable network surveillance system, as well as a security system that is cost-effective, advanced, easy to use, and highly scalable.

Solution
In this project, the Center chose Axis' professional network surveillance products, including AXIS P1344, AXIS P1346 and AXIS P3304 Network Cameras. AXIS P1344 supports 720p resolution and multiple H.264 video streams, providing the users with superior image quality, while substantially reducing the bandwidth and storage use, resulting in cost savings for the customer. It provides the Wide Dynamic Range and day/night functionality, allowing for accurately revivifying all details on the viewing scenes whether it is day time or at night.

In addition, AXIS P1344 offers remote zoom, enabling great convenience and easy installation, without the need for a lot of time and efforts in selecting the mounting positions for the cameras,

I AXIS P1346 and AXIS P1344, part of the AXIS P13 Network Cameras Series, always provide the stable and outstanding video quality in any and all environments. The difference is that AXIS P1346 offers video resolution of up to 3 megapixel, in combination with the unique and revolutionary P-Iris control, enabling the camera to set the best iris position for optimal image qualities. AXIS P3304, a small form factor universal dome, offers multiple H.264 video streams that can be individually configured to optimize the bandwidth and storage use, while at the same time ensuring the image quality.

Result
In the implementation of the entire project, no single Axis camera ever failed. For the nearly half year of operation, the whole system has showcased great stability, superior image quality, low code rate, and many more benefits, which are appreciated by the users. As the project construction continues, more devices and facilities will be put into use, and the plug and play that Axis products offer fully addresses the users' demand for system scalabilities and upgrades. Also, the system may build on the powerful background software-based management platform to expand into a larger scale at any time. Axis' network cameras with excellent performance and solutions are highly recognized by the users in the commercial building industry again.

LILIN supplies forest retreat center with integrated IP security system

LILIN supplies forest retreat center with integrated IP security system

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 1/13/2014 | Article type: Residential & Consumer

1 of the largest Tibetan Buddhist-based spiritual retreat centers located just an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 2012 and has been undergoing multiple construction phases continuously. The beautiful retreat center is a place for anyone desires to seek spiritual solace and for those who wish to have some time out of their daily city life to rest, relax, and recharge. The retreat center keeps its commitment to providing a safe environment for the practitioners and staff with the support of LILIN security surveillance solution systems.

The center features various facilities and buildings situated in the deep mountains of Malaysia consisting of a stupa, butter lamp houses, chapels, a world peace hall where can accommodate 3,000+ folks, forest walks, an vegetable garden, dormitories, private residence, administrative office, a gift shop, classrooms, meditational halls, cabins for practitioners and/or students.

The areas of the center facilities occupy over 25 acres of land in total, and divided into 5 different construction phases. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. Phase III construction was successfully completed along with LILIN-based surveillance system installed earlier this year.

LILIN has been supplying the forest retreat center with standalone NVR security systems, IP cameras, and CMX software to a centrally managed integrated IP security system for video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control to ensure the safety of staff, students, and practitioners at the retreat center. The center is planning to install nearly 500 IP cameras for indoor and outdoor areas. Installed IPD2220E 2-megapixel cameras equipped with the WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) feature is able to ensure the identification of persons or objects of interest under high-contrast lighting conditions. Several LR7428X IP66-rated water-proof cameras installed that can resist damage caused by dust and rain, allowing to be operated in outdoor environments.

All IP cameras are connected to NVR 109s at operation rooms sending live streaming videos by means of optic fiber cables for total situational awareness via CMX 1072 central video management device. An offsite monitoring center — therefore eliminating the in-ground wires. CMX provides delay-free video image transmission in real-time mode, and it is easy to enable flexible configuration of transmission parameters.

The retreat center is an ongoing project, and LILINs responsive and knowledgeable support experts with proficient experience in networking and surveillance fields will be helping the center to provide a quality surveillance technology deployment every step of the way. In addition, LILINs surveillance solutions are highly interoperable and future-proof.


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LILIN is a global IP video manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Throughout the years, the company has maintained its dedication to Creativity, Progress, and Excellence providing expertise in digital video with a strong focus on innovation moving forward.

Lanvac installs gateway device receptive to Bosch control panel

Lanvac installs gateway device receptive to Bosch control panel

Editor / Provider: Bosch | Updated: 1/10/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Lanvac, Canada's leader in third-party wholesale contract monitoring, is offering monitoring services for Bosch intrusion detection systems. The company installed a CONETTIX D6100IPv6 Communications Receiver/Gateway, enabling it to receive communications from Bosch control panels. The addition of another receiver is currently planned.

Lanvac operates six interconnected monitoring stations. Each station is configured for continuous local monitoring services, backed by the other stations within the company's private network. Every Lanvac station meets or exceeds the requirements of all regulatory agencies.

“We believe if you can send a signal, Lanvac should be able to receive it, which is why we've added the Bosch receiver,” said Bill Georgoudes, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Lanvac. “Bosch control panels offer some unique features that dealers in Canada want to sell, and we're now able to extend our monitoring services to support these systems.”

Bosch expanded its intrusion offerings for Canada, making its control panels and communication transport solutions available in addition to its portfolio of sensors already offered. The CONETTIX D6100IPV6 can support up to 3200 accounts for LAN or WAN communications as well as 2 phone lines. It can monitor a range of Bosch control panels, including the company's latest G Series and B Series product families.

G Series Control panels are integrated solutions for intrusion and access control with support for up to 32 areas and 1,000 users. B Series Control Panels support up to 4 areas and 48 points of protection. Both product families are modern Internet appliances that report using the latest IP technology, including DNS support for remote access and central station communications, which simplifies installation and disaster recovery.

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