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MOBOTIX to present new IP video solutions at Essen

MOBOTIX to present new IP video solutions at Essen

Editor / Provider: MOBOTIX | Updated: 9/25/2014 | Article type: Security 50

At this year's security in Essen, MOBOTIX presents a new compact sized hemispheric camera, demonstrates its recent remote station for the IP video door intercom and introduces new software developments. The MOBOTIX technology stand is located at booth 408, Hall 1.0.

“Important highlights at the MOBOTIX stand this year will include previews of the MxMultiViewer, our new video management software, the MxDisplay management station and the all new i25 Hemispheric camera,” said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, MOBOTIX' founder.

i25 - a new compact sized Hemispheric camera
The revolutionary Q25M has given birth to a brand new hemispheric camera, which is nearly half the size. The new indoor camera is a fully featured device and built on the 5MP hardware platform. “We believe customers will love the i25 because it offers many of the same features found within the Q25, but at a much lower price point,” said Oliver Gabel, MOBOTIX' Chief Technology Officer.

The wall mountable i25 captures an entire room with stunning 180˚ wall-to-wall view, without any blind spots. As with all MOBOTIX Hemispheric devices, the virtual PTZ on the live and recorded images is performed by the i25 camera without requiring an additional computer or software.

Available in both Day (color) and Night (B&W) models the i25 caters to the most challenging lighting conditions and a wide range of indoor surveillance applications.

MxMultiViewer – intuitive video management software
The MxMultiViewer video management software is a completely new development for PC, Mac and Linux systems that focuses on ensuring simple and intuitive use. Full screen display at a single mouse click, support for several screens and a transparent view of events and alarm messages are just some of the many advantages of the new software. Particularly outstanding is the automatic configuration of the extensive MxMultiViewer. All MOBOTIX components in a network are detected and pre-installed automatically. Thus, a complete network of cameras and door intercoms can be brought into use in just a few minutes, without a browser or additional software - free of charge, of course, from MOBOTIX.

MxDisplay – building automation server with touchscreen display
The MxDisplay is the fixed remote station for the IP video door intercom and stands out, in particular, for its intuitive and easy use. With only a few swipes, the user can call up, for example, an overview of the cameras in the building and the most recent video messages from the door intercom or generate a new access transponder for a guest. No matter which menu the user is in, a tap on the key icon immediately displays the live image of the door intercom. Keeping the button pressed a while longer will open the door. If necessary, this can be secured further using a PIN or transponder. The MxDisplay can be integrated flush with the wall and is available in black or white.

Another advantage of the MxDisplay is that it can be operated wirelessly. It can also be used as a base station for other displays in the building. Smart phones and computers can be used to log into the display via the network or integrated Wi-Fi in order to use all the functions in the same manner. A ringing at the doorbell is then forwarded to the smartphone or the workstation. Thanks to the Wi-Fi Access Point function, the MxDisplay creates Internet access for these smart phones and computers, which makes it unnecessary to set up an additional Wi-Fi system in the building.

Reliable Detection At Night: M15D-Thermal and S15D-Thermal
A world first innovation, available in both the MOBOTIX M15D and S15D, is the ability to combine both thermal and optical sensor modules in the one camera. While the thermal sensor provides movement detection, the optical sensor provides crisp clear object identification. This enables the M15D and S15D to deliver accurate detection of motion in all lighting conditions and visual verification of who or what triggered the motion event. 
The advantage of using thermal sensor modules is that they can visualize heat radiating from vehicles and persons, for the purpose of accurate movement detection up to 400 meters away from the camera, even under the most challenging lighting and environmental conditions.

The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit.

The MOBOTIX M15D and S15D dual lens cameras come standard with MxActivitySensor, a state of the art intelligent motion detection software. When enabled in the thermal camera, MxActivitySensor registers movement without artificial lighting in pitch black conditions and during the day time, with stunning accuracy.

Honeywell announces its newest solutions at Security Essen

Honeywell announces its newest solutions at Security Essen

Editor / Provider: Honeywell | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Honeywell announces its newest solutions showcased at Security Essen.  Honeywell's comprehensive product and solutions portfolio will be presented and include MB-Secure, a multifunctional and modular security control system, MB-Wireless Reed magnetic contact module, equIP Series S range of IP system cameras and Pro-Watch 4.2 enterprise access control system.

Honeywell's new MB-Secure platform is a multifunctional and modular design security control system that enables integration of intrusion detection, access control, and video within a single system. It includes a special licensing concept providing flexibility and ease of use. All MB-Secure control systems are equipped with a uniform circuit board and firmware. Individual required functions can be activated by installers with a license key via a web portal. Should security requirements change, installers can easily apply additional expansions and new areas, detector groups and subsections. This makes it easy to apply upgrades without the need for major changes or a complete control system replacement. A variety of custom-fit, intelligent security solutions can be implemented to suit a wide range of industries: the industrial sector, retail, banking and finance, public buildings, sports facilities, and museums.

Giving security installers a much wider range of options for commercial video surveillance installations, Honeywell also presents 14 new HD and Mega Pixel IP cameras to its equIP Series. The equIP Series S is a family of IP-ready products – including box cameras, IR indoor domes and rugged domes – that integrate with Honeywell and third-party network video recorders (NVRs) for complete video management. The new cameras deliver full HD video (up to 25 fps) with 720p, 1080p, 3MP or 5MP resolution for applications from small retail outlets all the way up to large systems for city centre surveillance. All of the cameras feature on-board micro SD card storage to help prevent video loss by storing locally when communication to the NVR or video service is off-line. The equIP Series S features P-Iris that provides sharper images with better clarity and contrast by optimising the depth of field and sensitivity most suited to any application.

Honeywell MB-Wireless Reed magnetic contact module gives users a whole new range of possibilities for high-quality security. The contact is ideal for monitoring windows and doors, and also easily used to secure and monitor objects such as cabinets, drawers and pictures. The clear advantages of the magnetic reed contact lie in the monitoring of moving or variable fittings and objects, for example at trade shows and exhibitions, temporary monitoring of buildings and tool depots.

Honeywell Pro-Watch security management system offers an access control system that allows integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need. The latest version Pro-Watch 4.2 is compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks – including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) – that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations.

Tyco unveils breadth of technology portfolio at Essen 2014

Tyco unveils breadth of technology portfolio at Essen 2014

Editor / Provider: Tyco | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase a new slate of innovative technology introductions on stand 128, Hall 1.0. at this week's Security Essen 2014 exhibition, 23 to 26 September.

“The growing complexities of the security environment, whether within a large enterprise or at a single location, are demanding intuitive yet sophisticated solutions that allow users to focus on the management of their security department or business,” said Phil Dashey, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “The seamless unifications between our products enable security personnel to make quick and informed decisions, whilst avoiding integration challenges.”

With its expanding video portfolio, Tyco Security Products continues to lead the market in offering a diverse set of high resolution IP camera, recording and management platforms from its American Dynamics and Exacq Technologies brands. New from American Dynamics is the VideoEdge and victor v4.5 flagship video management system (VMS) solution, which brings new analytics capabilities such as heat mapping and POS integration with ease of use functionalities like auto discovery and watermarking.

Exacq is introducing the EasyConnect automatic IP camera connector feature that allows users to find, address and connect multiple IP cameras to their network automatically. EasyConnect supports IP cameras from Illustra and several other leading IP camera brands. Exacq will also showcase the new ELP-Series, a line of hybrid and IP camera network video recorders (NVR) available with up to 8 TB of storage to easily view and record up to 16 analogue and 24 IP cameras per server. The latest release of the exacqVision 6.4 VMS introduces VideoPush, which allows users to easily push selected cameras or entire views to another monitor, such as a public display monitor or video wall.

Complementing the array of choices in recording and management platforms is a wide range of HD IP cameras from American Dynamics, including the low-cost Illustra Flex Series, the Illustra Compact Mini-Domes and Mini-Bullets, the industry's fastest Illustra 625 PTZ and the Illustra 825 Fisheye, with onboard de-warping technology.

Headlining the intrusion portfolio for Tyco Security Products is PowerSeries Neo from DSC, an innovative solution for residential and scalable commercial installations that combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of wireless devices and peripherals. PowerSeries Neo leverages the superior capabilities of PowerG – the security industry's leading-edge wireless intrusion technology – and features innovative alarm verification solutions, along with a comprehensive remote service software suite for intuitive management.

Visonic is introducing PowerMaster Version 18, based on the market-leading PowerG technology that is the backbone of several new devices, including the PowerMaster-33 “hidden” panel, KP-250 two-way wireless keypad, ultrathin invisible magnetic transmitters, stylish handheld panic buttons and new advanced featured software for the widely installed PM-10 and PM-30 panels. Visonic is also introducing Tower Cam PG2, a wireless outdoor PIR that is a perfect solution for visual alarm verification and advanced warning.

Rounding out the intrusion portfolio is Bentel Security, with the latest 3.50 release of the ABSOLUTA intruder alarm control panel, offering full support via the ABS-IP LAN board for Sur-Gard receiver communications, BOSS programming software for customised email notifications, and ITV2 support for third party integration opportunities. The new ABSOLUTA M-TOUCH touchscreen keypad features a 7” full colour display, and the ABSOLUTA App enables remote control of ABSOLUTA control panels remotely a smartphone using IP or GPRS connection or SMS commands.

CEM Systems will display emerald(tm), the industry's most multifunctional intelligent touch screen terminal, in conjunction with the powerful AC2000 access control and integrated security management system. AC2000 offers customers a resilient security solution that has the flexibility to be customized and integrated to third party systems to suit project needs.

The iSTAR Ultra network door controller from Software House uniquely supports traditional hard-wired access control doors and wireless locksets all in the same controller, up to 32 readers. The newest version of the powerful C•CURE 9000 access control and security management software platform utilizes the victor Unified Client from American Dynamics, enabling users to easily view access control events, video, and intrusion alarms from one central user interface or remotely on the go using C▪CURE Go app.

Rounding out the access control offerings will be the new Kantech Intevo integrated security platform, designed to be up and running in minimal time. It includes a customized dashboard for easy system management and is preloaded with Kantech's EntraPass Corporate Edition security management software and exacqVision video management software.

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

IDIS has announced successful Lenel factory testing of its DirectIP™ network video recorders (NVRs) with Lenel's OnGuard® access control, making the dedicated surveillance powerhouse a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). The integration provides Lenel customers with seamless DirectIP™ integration and rich functionality through its OnGuard integrated platform in order to deliver end-users the full benefits of full-HD and high performance DirectIP™ surveillance.

Commenting on the integration, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe said, “DirectIP™ combined with Lenel's OnGuard offers customers a powerful integrated management platform to streamline security operations and provide quick video identification of critical events to enable a faster and more accurate response to threats and incidents. The successful completion of the integration continues our commitment to providing cost effective and flexible security solutions, and extends our capability within the corporate enterprise sectors.”

The integration allows comprehensive DirectIP™ functionality including live video, record, play-back, pan-tilt-and-zoom (PTZ) control and allows operators to efficiently manage users from the unified OnGuard platform to deliver powerful event and alarm correlation with full-HD video verification.

“IDIS has completed the required factory testing to validate the interface of DirectIP™ with OnGuard. This integration also allows customers to upgrade to DirectIP™ as well as blending existing and legacy CCTV through the OnGuard platform.” said James Wheeler, UK Director, Lenel. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

Packaged as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVR) and comprehensive video management software, DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and industry-leading pricing levels.

TOP10 most popular security products for August 2014

TOP10 most popular security products for August 2014

Editor / Provider: Erica Lin | Updated: 9/29/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

asmag.com here presents you the TOP10 ranking with products receiving the most click-through rates in August 2014. Looking back to August, AHD, ccHDtv, HDCVI and TVI are definitely the key words to check with. In brief, the first place goes to AHD chip. The rest of the rank is taken all by cameras, with the third and fourth places taken by TVI and HDCVI cameras respectively; of the 9 cameras on the list, 8 come from Asian suppliers—CNB, Dahua, GKB, Hikvision, Superior Electronics, and VIVOTEK— with only one exception, Bosch.

 

1. Nextchip Analog High Definition (AHD)

Non-surprisingly, Nextchip Analog High Definition (AHD) stays one of the hottest topics in the industry. In August, it reached the a total of 612 click-through rate, the highest number in single month over the past six months.
AHD solution as an alternative HD upgrade solution, it has been considered an easy-to-get HD solutions while the market has been faced with other HD solutions — ccHDtv, HDCVI, and TVI. AHD is at the moment available with 720p solutions; the 1080P solution is expected to launch after 2014 Q4. Read the seminar report on ccHDtv, HDCVI, and TVI market trend or the story of Dahua's strategic decisionon promoting HDCVI solutions.

Majority of viewers: Asia  53%

 

2. Hikvision DS-2CE16D5T Turbo 1080P IR Bullet Camera(HD TVI)

Right on the second place is Hikvision's TVI 1080P IR camera. Newly released in July, this TVI camera own advanced features, 20m Smart IR lighting and 3D DNR as a day/night surveillance camera. At the moment, TVI-cameras in the market are available in both 720/1080p solutions.

Majority of viewers: Asia  41%

 

3. Hikvision DS-2CD2Q10FD-IW 1MP Mini IR PT Camera

The third place goes to Hikvision Mini IR PT Camera, DS-2CD2Q10FD, jumping from the sixth place in July. It gained a total of 336 clicks from the visitors all around the world. This adorable-looking camera from Hikvision, small but compact, featuring 720p HD real-time video recording, PIR detection (line-crossing detection etc.), 10m-IR , and motorized pan/tilt rotation.

Majority of viewers: America  40%

 

4. Dahua DH-HAC-HFW1100R-VF 1M HDCVI IR-Bullet Camera

Released by Dahua, the 1-M HDCVI IR-Bullet camera got high attention, claiming the forth place on the rank. It has won a total of 315 clicks in a month. This day/night camera features 30-m Smart IR and 25/30fps@720P.

Majority of viewers: America  51%

 

5. GKB DZ2003 1080P IP Speed Dome

Coming at No.5 is GKB's latest speed dome, DZ2003 1080P IP Speed Dome. This 1080p speed dome features not just HD video quality, but also cloud platform service as an intelligent surveillance camera. The demands for durable and high-end speed dome in various verticals continues rising, as speed dome cameras have been playing a vital role with its capabilities of immediate tracking and targeting. For intelligent surveillance, check out latest HD speed domes.

Majority of viewers: America  40%

 

6. ENFORCER Dashboard Camera

As a new comer on the rank, the no.6 is taken by dashboard camera from Taiwan supplier, Superior Electronics. Gaining a total of 299 clicks during September, the advanced model, the ENFORCER camera features crisp 1080p HD recording, 2.7” widescreen display, and software playback with Google Maps.

Majority of viewers: America  45%

 

7. Bosch FLEXIDOME IP micro 5000 series

No.7 is the IP micro dome from Bosch 5000 series. Sleek and compact in one small size design, it has gained a total of 297 clicks, very close to no. 6. This IP micro dome is nevertheless a powerful surveillance device with advanced features such as 1080p video recording, 5MP resolutions and E-PTZ functions.

Majority of viewers: America  47%

 

8. Bosch AUTODOME 7000 HD Dome Camera

No.8 is taken by yet another Bosch camera, the AUTODOME 7000 HD dome. The camera, standing out with advanced design — full HD PTZ dome — gained a total clicks of 283 in a month. As a intelligent camera, it comes with new intelligent tracking and alarm rules engine with on-board Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).

Majority of viewers: America  47%

 

9. CNB MXC6050VR full HD 2MP Fixed Bullet

Now comes to the last two seats on the TOP10 rank; the no.9 winner is a 2MP bullet camera by the Korean provider, CNB Technology. It gained a total of 262 clicks. The 1080P@30fps camera owns built-in IR LEDs, and varil-focal lens, ideal for day/night surveillance.

Majority of viewers: America  46%

 

10. VIVOTEK IP8165HP 2MP Network Camera

No.10 is VIVOTEK's 2MP network camera, IP8165HP. Designed by Taiwan's industry-known surveillance companies, IP8165HP won a total of 255 clicks; it is the only one of the rank seeing over half of viewers from America, highly interesting to global buyers with its professional designs. Featuring 1080p@30fps, it comes with Motorized, P-iris Lens, WDR Pro, 3D Noise Reduction, and RBF for focus adjustment.

Majority of viewers: America  55%

 

 

* Please note that the above statistics are not based on the sum of clicks but the accumulation of IP addresses. 

 TOP10 Rank for July  

AXIS: How to improve camera usability with image stabilization?

AXIS: How to improve camera usability with image stabilization?

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Axis | Updated: 9/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Sometimes it doesn't take much to render an otherwise perfect video stream practically worthless. Gusts of wind tearing at a surveillance camera can make it shake or vibrate enough to make images come out as useless blur. A heavy truck, or a train, passing close by can have similar consequences. Most viewers will find it tiring and irritating to watch even a short video clip if it is constantly shaking or wobbling.

A number of different techniques have been developed to cope with the problem, with varying degrees of success. However, the introduction of efficient and affordable gyroscopes in combination with cutting-edge software programming has accelerated the process towards robust, real-time image stabilization.

Vibration impact on video output Improvements in video quality have, somewhat paradoxically, made the problem with blurry images more apparent. Increasing pixel density, higher resolution and more powerful zooms have not only made cameras more sensitive to vibrations but have simultaneously made viewers more susceptible and prone to noticing them.

Naturally, operators and integrators are aware of these challenges and are trying to address them. Vibration may, for instance, be reduced by choosing sturdier mounts or less exposed locations for the installation.

Image stabilization not only brings great improvements in the surveillance operator's working conditions by providing smooth, comfortable live viewing at all times, but also makes an entire video surveillance system more versatile and cost efficient by making better use of each camera's potential, for example by maintaining image quality in zoom shots when vibrations otherwise may have affected the video quality.

At left: A snapshot from a video frame without Electronic Image Stabilization.
At right: Electronic Image Stabilization is activated. Above images demonstrate how Electronic Image Stabilization equalizes the motions from frame to frame resulting in stable motion video.

Benefits and applications in video surveillance
A surveillance camera mounted in an exposed location such as on a high pole or a street sign near a busy road, can be shaken by winds or passing traffic, which will blur the video. Electronic Image Stabilization works excellent regardless of camera lens type. When using a powerful telescopic zoom which zooms in on a distant object, the field of view becomes narrower and any shake or tremble will be amplified in the camera – and the amplitude of the shake will increase proportionally to the amount of zoom used. For a standard lens the challenges can be equivalent, if the camera is mounted in an environment with a high level of vibration. Regardless, image stabilization should be regarded as a prerequisite, so the cameras can be used optimally also in all kinds of circumstances.

Having cameras that are less sensitive to vibrations also makes installation more flexible and allows for multiple mounting options. In the prerequisite end, fewer cameras may be needed to satisfy surveillance requirements.
Further, stabilized images will save bandwidth use and storage space. Advanced video compression formats, such as H.264, are based on motion compensation. In short, this method uses the image of a single frame as a baseline and then only saves information about changes in the picture. A well stabilized image will contain comparatively less movement and thus require less bandwidth and storage.

For operators monitoring the video, Electronic Image Stabilization will make an important difference. Not only will the video material quality be improved, making it easier to see details and use the material to take action or make further analyses. It will also make the time in front of the monitoring screen more comfortable, eliminating fatiguing issues resulting from watching a blurry or vibrating video image.

Today, shakes and vibrations reflect on the results from most of the analytic applications available. However, using Electronic Image Stabilization could have positive effects. For instance, Video motion detection (VMD) is a way of defining activity in a scene by analyzing image data and differences in a series of images, a feature that can be built into a network video product or made available with video management software. Shakes and vibration increases the risk for false alarm, but can be amended by using Electronic Image Stabilization.

Finally, a perhaps less obvious advantage of image stabilization is that privacy masking can be made more precise. On a camera without any stabilization system, the effects of possible shakes and vibrations would have to be compensated by increasing the masked of area in the image.

Making efficient video stabilization affordable
Hardware and software development are making efficient video stabilization techniques affordable for an ever-increasing range of network cameras. This progress not only secures smooth, comfortable video monitoring in real time. It also enhances image usability, improves camera operability, makes installation more flexible and finally, improves the overall cost efficiency of a network camera surveillance system.

 

Hospital in India kitted out with VIVOTEK cameras

Hospital in India kitted out with VIVOTEK cameras

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 9/23/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Protecting patients and caregivers
As one of the leading healthcare delivery providers across the pan Asia-Pacific region, Fortis Healthcare Limited is committed to not only sustaining, but also bettering the lives of those in need of clinical care. The company's operations span many borders – countries such as India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, all the way to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and the island nation of Mauritius – and its services reach some of the world's fastest growing markets. As a provider of integrated health care in the areas of diagnostics, primary care, and specialty day care in hospitals, Fortis Healthcare is a major force in the industry and poised to take on a leading position globally. With expanding operations comes the responsibility of protecting not only patients' physical health, but also the environment in which they and their caregivers work on a day-to-day basis. Such was the case with one of the hospital locations in Ludhiana, India, and they sent out a call for help that VIVOTEK answered wholeheartedly.

Outfitting the medical center without interrupting the hospital daily operation
As hospitals never close, the greatest obstacle to outfitting the medical center was laying cables for the relocation of cameras without interrupting business as usual. The hospital in Ludhiana remained in full operation throughout the process, and the system integrator deftly managed to do the cabling without disturbing patients or damaging anything. It took a lot of manpower and hours, but in the end the installation was completed seamlessly. Computer Services Integration – a company with experience and specialization in IP surveillance, network infrastructure projects, wireless and video, and data and audio communication systems – together with VIVOTEK worked to bring the project to fruition, and all systems were up and running by October of 2013.

Choosing the right hardware to build a seamless security Guarding expensive medical equipment and the safety of staff and personnel was the primary concern of this project. When it came to choosing the right hardware, there were four main aspects of surveillance that played into the decision: patient movement, patient security, employee security, and grounds security. Inside the hospital 54 units of the IP8133 model were mounted. This camera allows users to simultaneously receive multiple streams and is an ideal option for keeping a remote eye on patients and staffs. The camera features tamper detection, 32-channel recording software, and a built-in PIR sensor for human detection, all packaged in a compact design. Five IP8332 units were used for monitoring goings-on outside of the hospital. The bullet-style network camera performs well in outdoor settings, with a removable IR-cut filter for day and night functionality, IR illuminators effective up to lengths of 15 meters, and multiple stream capabilities.

All video streams captured by VIVOTEK's cameras are fed through video management software called ST7501, enabling the user to fully control and manage the streams from a single location. Using ST7501, real-time remote monitoring, recording, playback and event trigger management functions can be operated by the user. Ultimately, the solution chosen by Fortis Healthcare guaranteed patient and visitors tracking, grounds surveillance, and general security of the hospital.

Completely satisfied with the Installation and performance
Mr. AP Singh, regional IT head of Fortis Hospital, commented on the overall efficiency of VIVOTEK's IP surveillance solution. “The system integrator did a really good job setting up the surveillance system despite the challenge of working in a hospital open 24-hours. Once the system was in place I was really impressed with the user friendliness of it all, particularly the way in which ST7501 software integrates everything into an easy to operate system.”

VIVOTEK creates secure environment in a Polish hotel at Tatra mountain region

VIVOTEK creates secure environment in a Polish hotel at Tatra mountain region

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 9/22/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Creating an Atmosphere of Security and Relaxation for Guests
Located in Bialka Tatrzanska Mountain Resort in the central Tatra Mountain region, Bania Hotel is among the most luxurious hotels in Poland. An excellent location, top quality service, and numerous attractions make Bania Hotel truly exceptional. Bania Hotel is a perfect destination for families and couples wishing to enjoy peaceful leisure and an ideal location for adventurers seeking intense experiences.

Customers, staffs, and hotel facilities require sound protection. Feeling relaxed and not worrying about security problems are critical for guests during their stay at Bania Hotel. Therefore, an array of indoor and outdoor surveillance solutions is required throughout the complex. To satisfy the end user's needs, features such as megapixel image quality, round-the-clock surveillance, intelligent IR illumination, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) functionality are essential. The system must also be user-friendly, thereby enabling immediate response to any potential incidents.

Quality Service, Quality Surveillance
Bania Hotel management has chosen VIVOTEK products, which provide optimal cost-to-performance ratio among numerous surveillance solutions available on the market. VIVOTEK is a widely known brand with prestigious deployments worldwide. VIVOTEK's surveillance solutions consist of top-quality products built with state-of-the-art technology while being cost-efficient - a characteristic lacking in other leading brands.

For indoor surveillance, security specialists recommended the reliable fixed dome network camera VIVOTEK FD8134. This high-quality megapixel camera comprises a compact and discreet design, and is equipped with IR LED illuminators required for nighttime monitoring. This device is powered by PoE technology, and features a slot for SD/SDHC memory cards that enable local recording; thus, no data will be lost in the unlikely instance of malfunctions. VIVOTEK FD8134 is an excellent choice for locations such as corridors, storage rooms, and staff-only areas. In Bania Hotel, VIVOTEK FD8162 was employed in areas requiring special attention, such as lobbies, entrances, and places frequently visited by guests. This full HD image quality model features a vast array of additional functions including a PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor) sensor for enhanced motion detection, WDR for processing highly contrasted scenes, and Focus Assist for quick and easy focus adjustments.

For outdoor areas, the advanced VIVOTEK IP8335H bullet camera was employed. In addition to superior image quality and rock-solid reliability, this model offers a series of advanced features including powerful WDR Pro for high contrast environments, P-iris technology to achieve sharp images under changing light conditions, and Focus Assist for quick and easy focus adjustments. VIVOTEK IP8335H also features IP67 weatherproof housing, an SD/SDHC memory card slot for local storage, PoE support, IR LED illuminators, and removable IR-cut filter for securing surveillance quality and image clarity around the clock.

Excellent Surveillance System Fulfills Customers' High Expectations
VIVOTEK surveillance is, without doubt, Bania Hotel's optimal choice. Both the installing company and end-user acknowledged the high quality and exceptional value delivered by VIVOTEK products. With the assistance of specialists from SUMA, VIVOTEK's key partner and distributor in Poland, an excellent surveillance system was delivered, thus fulfilling the end user's high expectations.

“With excellent image quality and reliability, VIVOTEK cameras are the key to this successful deployment,” said Pawel Dziubasik, owner of the Bania Hotel complex. “In addition, the designs of VIVOTEK cameras fit the elegant style of our hotel in both indoor and outdoor areas. The entire system is discreet yet stylish while maintaining harmony with the hotel's traditional mountain region look.”

LILIN VMS Navigator tied in with POS and RFID for baggage claim

LILIN VMS Navigator tied in with POS and RFID for baggage claim

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 9/22/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Navigator 1.0
LILIN VMS platform, Navigator 1.0, is easy to use video management software able to manage up to 108 cameras of H.264/MJPEG HD IP cameras or DVR/NVR's cameras. It can also support up to 108 channels of IP cameras on multiple monitors for TV Wall application. Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Electronic Point of Sale (ePOS), barcode scanner, access control, and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) can be integrated with Navigator 1.0 for applications in airports to streamline baggage-claim process and in production lines to track and record in-process assembly information an item progresses along the line.

Barcode scanner and/or RDIF is tied in with Navigator to be used in airports for baggage claim management
Navigator 1.0 is the ideal choice of video solution because its open platform video management software allowed integration with the RFID system, it can connect to ONVIF-conformant IP cameras, and its interface is absolutely intuitive and easy-to-use. LILIN VMS solution, Navigator, integrated with barcode scanner / RFID tags automatically track baggage from the ticket counter to the aircraft while a wireless local area network (WLAN) transmits baggage information used to match each piece of luggage on the plane.

LILIN Navigator provides reliable information where a bag is located at all times, from check-in to loading. LILIN solutions can bring peace of mind to your passengers by enhancing security and ensuring that their bags will be waiting for them when their plane lands.

Manufacturing line
LILIN Navigator VMS software can integrate with RFID tag, and manufacturers can track and record in process assembly information into the RFID tag as an item progresses along the line. Assembly line personnel could use an RFID reader to verify which processes have been completed. Intelligent SmartEvent playback system in Navigator with multiple video analytic searches, and you can playback these events by searching a keyword. Maintains current item information on the tag - ideal for managing production of complex or customized products and assemblies, eliminates the need for separate paperwork on assembly status and content.

Key functionalities
* Navigator SmartEvent feature allows you review the video in full screen based on keyword search.
* Keyword search to retrieve video footage across all cameras.
* Replay video based on the keyword search.

 

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QNAP security's NVR solution safeguard the underground city in Georgia

QNAP security's NVR solution safeguard the underground city in Georgia

Editor / Provider: sponsored by QNAP | Updated: 9/19/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

Background
Tbilisi Metro, operated since December 1966, is a rapid transit metro system in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. At present, the system consists of 2 lines with 22 stations. Constructed at the depth of 100 meters underground, Tbilisi Metro is one of the deepest subways in the world. Many people in the city depend heavily on Tbilisi Metro for daily traveling because of its convenience.

Challenge
From the perspective of surveillance system deployment, the environment of Tbilisi Metro is quite complicated. As the metro is built underground 100 meters deep, it requires advanced deployment that could support strong network connection. Hence, optical fiber is used for any network appliance in the metro system to fulfill the demands of high-speed intranet connection. On the other hand, being one of the busiest public transportations, Tbilisi Metro is always crowded with people, and the need for an intensive surveillance system deployment is necessary to provide people a safer environment.

The original surveillance system that Tbilisi Metro used was gradually outdated and failed to satisfy the need of monitoring a greater number of IP cameras. As a result, Tbilisi Metro started to look for new surveillance solution that could carry out superior performance of smooth video streaming from a large number of IP cameras.

Solution
Taking system performance and reliability of video/audio streaming as the first priority, Tbilisi Metro chose QNAP® Security surveillance solution to upgrade its security system infrastructure, with totally 27 units of QNAP® VioStor NVR VS-8040 deployed. The 8-bay NVR VS-8040, powered by Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.8 GHz CPU and installed with eight 3TB hard drives, offers up to 24TB large storage capacity for long-term recording and presents remarkable performance with maximum 360 Mbps throughput to support simultaneous monitoring and recording from 40 IP cameras. The demand of Tbilisi Metro for an intensive surveillance deployment was well satisfied.


The security administrators were always busy and under pressure. A device with easy-to-manage and simple-to-use interface was the key concern for Tbilisi Metro. Even without much IT expertise, the security administrators could easily learn how to manage the VS-8040 and the installed IP cameras through the handy user interface. The work efficiency was therefore greatly improved.

“This is the second big project we adopt QNAP Security products, and the experience and result are still satisfying and impressive,” said the managing engineer of GESCO Group. “The VS-8040 has delivered quality performance of video streaming and stability, which right fulfills our demands for the sophisticated surveillance environment.”

Result
QNAP® VioStor NVR VS-8040 effectively supports Tbilisi Metro's demand for monitoring a large number of IP cameras at each critical corner around the metro stations. Tbilisi Metro now provides people with enhanced protection with the assistance of QNAP® Security surveillance solution.

While additional line of Tbilisi Metro is under construction, the newer VioStor NVR models VS-8100 Pro+ series and VS-8100U-RP Pro series are considered in future deployment. Both models, available in 48, 40, 32, or 24-channel, are equipped with more powerful Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor and deliver better performance on video and audio streaming from multiple channels. While supporting up to 48 channels monitoring, the VS-8100 Pro+ series and VS-8100U-RP Pro series provide an ideal surveillance solution for Tbilisi Metro's need for wider scope of IP camera deployment, fulfilling closer look at Tbilisi Metro's security.

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