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Service Models Needed for Next Phase of Growth in Thailand

Service Models Needed for Next Phase of Growth in Thailand

Editor / Provider: Hayden Hsu | Updated: 8/21/2012 | Article type: Hot Topics

The annual video surveillance equipment market in Thailand is roughly US$70 million; the installed analog base is easily 10 times that, so business potential is definitely huge. Over the last two years, growth in the adoption of IP-based security technology has been phenomenal; for example, one of the brands that we represent, Vivotek, has experienced 400-percent local sales growth, particularly in government projects (city surveillance, transportation, buildings), retail and department stores, and manufacturing and commercial sites.

To properly service and sustain this growth, we have a dedicated system integration team, offering training demos/courses and project design and commissioning support. As most smaller-scale resellers, system integrators and installers are still “analog-minded,” we are actively working with manufacturers, such as Geovision, Koukaam, Nice Systems, Qnap Security and Vivotek, to come up with affordable, easy-to-install, easy-to-use systems. For example, access control and license plate recognition integrations with Geovision systems are analog-like but IP-enabled. Customizations fit for specific vertical markets are also offered.

Bandwidth availability has been a major concern and growth inhibitor in Thailand, but luckily the nationwide fiber-to-the-home project, with data speeds up to 100 Mbps, is already underway. While it might take a few more years to complete, we are looking into cloud offerings and other service models to better cater to our clients' and potential customers' growing needs, possibly going beyond our borders to neighboring countries. In the third to fourth quarter of 2012, we will be launching a DIY home surveillance kit with a telco, so homeowners can monitor their property and family on the go with ease. There are, of course, increasing challenges and competition; we will engage our solution and channel partners to increase education efforts, to help spread the benefits of IP and grow the market to be an even bigger and maturer one.

Lima Metro Manages Incidents Using Nice Systems Solution

Lima Metro Manages Incidents Using Nice Systems Solution

Editor / Provider: Nice Systems | Updated: 8/9/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Nice Systems announced that Lima's electric train authority, Autoridad Autonoma Tren Electrico (AATE), has implemented Nice's integrated security solutions at Lima Metro, the new mass transit system for Lima, Peru, which is the fifth largest city in Latin America. Serving millions of passengers monthly, Lima Metro is using the Nice solutions portfolio to address security, safety, and operational risks on the transit system.

The Nice implementation is part of the large-scale Lima Metro project, which, in its first stage, included deployment at the train system's operational control center as well as at 16 stations along Line 1. Line 1, which began commercial operations in April 2012, is a 22 kilometer (13.7 mile) train line that links the southern suburbs of Lima to the downtown area.

Overseeing the entire project is Lima's Electric Train Consortium, Consorcio Tren Electrico (CTE), which was chosen by AATE as the main contractor for Line 1. System integrator Energetica S.A. collaborated with Nice on the installation of the Nice solutions and is providing ongoing support.

The Nice solutions that have been deployed at Lima Metro include NiceVision, NiceLog and Nice Inform, which together provide a wide range of security capabilities to maximize the effective handling of the entire incident lifecycle, from real-time management of the event to the investigation and debriefing stage. Using these solutions, Lima Metro is able to capture all voice communications between the control center, the train cars, and the stations and synchronize these recordings with video surveillance from any of 128 IP video cameras set up along the transit system in order to accurately reconstruct and investigate any incident or emergency situation.

The Nice solutions package also offers a high level of redundancy and reliability, as video recording will be conducted locally at each train station and centrally at the train system's operational control center.

"Nice was the only company able to provide a multi-layered solution to address Lima Metro's complete security needs," said AATE Operations Manager Walter Arboleda. "Should an emergency or operational issue occur, Nice solutions will help Lima Metro personnel better manage that incident in real time and more thoroughly investigate it after the fact."

"Lima Metro joins a growing list of transit operations that are using Nice's integrated security solutions to secure people, operations, and infrastructure," said Guy Yaniv, GM of Surveillance Solutions at Nice. "We're excited to be part of such an important public safety project in this large, metropolitan city. We're also happy to see the growing adoption of our security solutions in Latin America."

The Nice Security Offering addresses the needs of governments and enterprises with intent-based solutions for fighting crime and terror, by anticipating, managing and mitigating safety, security and operational risks. The solution enables capture, analysis and correlation of data from multiple sensors and systems, including audio, video, radio, geo-location and web, providing a framework for fusing data silos into a single, holistic operational view. Nice Security solutions empower organizations to act effectively in real time to prevent, manage and investigate incidents, ensuring fast resolution and debriefing, and continuous security improvements. Nice Security solutions are deployed worldwide in transportation systems, critical infrastructure, city centers and enterprise campuses.

Axxonsoft and JVC Partner on IP HD

Axxonsoft and JVC Partner on IP HD

Editor / Provider: Submitted by Axxonsoft | Updated: 8/3/2012 | Article type: Hot Topics

AxxonSoft has broadened its software support to include integration with the new Super LoLux HD line of IP cameras from JVC, a technology leader in the development and manufacturing of hardware for video management systems.

The Super LoLux HD line of IP cameras uses state-of-the-art JVC Super LoLux CMOS sensors that support 1080p resolution. Super LoLux technology allows capturing color images at light levels as low as 0.15 lux, while Clear Logic Video Intelligence (CLVI) uses smart algorithms to increase image sharpness. CLVI applies digital signal processing to remove fog, haze, rain, and smoke that impair image quality.

Worthy of particular mention is the use of H.264 High Profile, which allows substantially reducing network traffic in comparison with H.264 Main Profile and Baseline. Other important functions include auto back focus, write support for SD cards, VMD, image masking of confidential areas, intelligent audio detection, including camera tampering alarms/detection.

The mean time between failures (MBTF) for Super LoLux HD IP cameras is 90,000 hours – equivalent to over 10 years of uninterrupted operation.

AxxonSoft develops VMS and PSIMS software that serves as the core for security systems for a diverse range of clients. AxxonSoft-based solutions are used in retail, banks, railroads, and transportation, while its video surveillance systems are used worldwide, from Europe and the Middle East to Latin America and the USA. By combining AxxonSoft products with JVC's new line of IP cameras, operators can create even more effective security systems for all usage profiles and industries that require stable, superb image quality in unpredictable external conditions.

According to Mr. Fedja Vehabovic, a CCTV Manager at JVC Professional Europe LTD, JVC expects strong sales growth in Europe in 2012/2013 targeting AxxonSoft as one of it's strategic partners in EMEA.

Cisco and Thales Target Global Security and Defense Market

Cisco and Thales Target Global Security and Defense Market

Editor / Provider: Submitted by Cisco Systems | Updated: 7/26/2012 | Article type: Hot Topics

Cisco and Thales, a global technology leader with a unique capability to provide equipment, systems solutions and services that meet the most complex security requirements for defense and security, aerospace and transportation markets, today announced a new partnership to address the global defense and security market.

The new agreement will combine Thales' global industry expertise with Cisco networking and communications innovations, expand the collaboration globally and accelerate joint go-to-market activities and solution development. The expanded collaboration is built on a long-standing relationship between the two companies in the European market.

The Cisco-Thales collaboration will encompass a number of strategic initiatives, including:
- Development of Thales solutions based on a range of Cisco technologies
- Jointly addressing key defense and security market opportunities such as mobile routing or broadband evolution of radio networks
- Joint go-to-market activities, closely coordinated at both global and country level

Highlights:
- Cisco will provide Thales with an extensive range of standard networking equipment and infrastructure, complemented by industry leading networking design and engineering expertise from Cisco Services.
- Cisco will also utilize its rigorous sales and technology training programs, such as Cisco Sales Expert and Cisco Vertical Solutions Architect, to enable Thales global sales and engineering teams.
- Thales will become a Cisco Global Specialty Integrator, allowing Thales to embed Cisco technologies into its own systems and solutions in all geographies, where a strong resilience and high quality of networking services is required.
- The designation will also enable Thales to partner directly with Cisco globally and resell select networking technology and collaborate in the development of new solutions.

Bosch Integrates MIC Series With MG Squared Lowering System

Bosch Integrates MIC Series With MG Squared Lowering System

Editor / Provider: Bosch Security Systems | Updated: 7/24/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Bosch Security Systems has announced the successful integration of its MIC Series 550 high-speed pan-tilt-zoom cameras with MG Squared's Lowering System – a device used frequently in intelligent transportation system and secure perimeter installations. The combination makes it even easier and safer to install and maintain pole-mounted MIC Series 550 cameras in these settings.

“With their rugged design, MIC Series 550 cameras are rapidly gaining popularity for monitoring roadways around the world,” said Willem Ryan, senior product marketing manager, Bosch Security Systems. “MG Squared's advanced technology provides customers with the ability to mount our equipment at the best heights and locations for their traffic surveillance requirements while providing easier and safer access to the cameras for any future maintenance needs.”

MIC Series cameras provide 550 TVL resolution with 36x or 28x optical zoom for sharp images even at great distances. The flat window with a long-life silicone wiper and optional washer system enables customers to capture images that are free from distortion in dry and wet conditions.

Built to survive harsh environments, MIC Series cameras feature an IP 68/NEMA 6P-rated housing to ensure complete protection against dust and water ingress without the need for pressurization. And, for reliable operation in tough roadway applications, the cameras can withstand 130 mile (209 kilometer) per hour sustained winds and gusts up to 180 miles (290 kilometers) per hour, as well as shock and vibration up to 20g and 2.0g respectively.

With a Lowering System from MG Squared, MIC Series camera installation and maintenance can be performed on the ground by one technician, eliminating the need for bucket trucks, cone crews or lane closures. This provides tremendous cost savings as well as a more efficient and safer work process. It also frees design engineers from previous limitations on mounting heights, since pole and camera locations are no longer determined by where or how high a bucket truck can reach.

“Independent studies and reports have shown an estimated 80 to 92 percent life cycle savings in video surveillance maintenance costs when customers incorporate a lowering system,” says Martin Manners, III, vice president and general counsel, MG Squared. “Integration with the MIC Series 550 gives customers a rugged PTZ camera that will survive the most challenging conditions along the world's busiest highways and secure facilities.”

Basler Adds Eyes to US School Buses

Basler Adds Eyes to US School Buses

Editor / Provider: Basler | Updated: 7/20/2012 | Article type: Education

Redflex Traffic Systems, a leader in road safety technology, has chosen Basler IP Cameras for their new Student Guardian system protecting children around school buses. The system is intended to deter drivers in the United States from illegally passing stopped school buses, or to hold them accountable if they do.

Student Guardian uses two cameras per school bus, one on the front and one on the rear driver's side, to monitor traffic while the stop arm of the bus is deployed. Whenever cars illegally pass a school bus, the cameras capture high-definition video and high-resolution images of license plates and drivers. With a resolution of five megapixels, the Basler BIP2-2500c-dn IP cameras used can easily monitor three lanes so that no violation goes unnoticed. The captured image data is then submitted to local law enforcement to determine whether a citation is warranted.

"Intelligent Transportation Systems strive to make all of our lives safer," says Enzio Schneider, Product Line Manager ITS at Basler. "This project safeguards those who need our protection most: our children – and we are pleased to contribute to this cause."

Several pilot programs utilizing Student Guardian are already underway. According to Redflex, Student Guardian can be operated with no upfront capital investment for cities and districts. The program can be fully funded by fines collected for violations.

Vivotek Secures Largest Transport Company in Queensland

Vivotek Secures Largest Transport Company in Queensland

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

Background
Named in honour of Queen Victoria, Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state of Australia. Transit Australia Group is the largest privately owned public transport company in Queensland, Australia. From bus manufacturing through to the delivery of scheduled, school and chartered services, the company delivers transport products and services to the government, the industry and various communities of Queensland. Sunbus is one of the bus production entities owned by Transit Australia Group, carrying residents of Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Cairns. Additional similar organizations under Transit Australia Group oversee other neighbourhoods, such as Gold Coast and Tweed Shire. Recently Sunbus embarked on a first and foremost surveillance system establishment throughout the facilities.

As this is a depot surveillance project, there are various sections on the premise that need to be covered. ADI was the distributor. After consulting with Kraut Enterprises, VIVOTEK‘s highly valued system integrator partner in Australia, it was decided that the cameras would be placed at the repair centre, the factory, the office building and the entire depot from an aerial view. VIVOTEK IP7361, FD8361, MD7560 and SD7323 were the chosen solutions.

Solution
VIVOTEK IP7361, a 2-Megapixel bullet designed with various outdoor-specific features, such as concealed wiring and tamper detection, was installed at the bus repair and services centre. At the centre, employee safety was the greatest pressing concern. Workers test run the buses on the brake pit. The buses are driven on the pit, so that they can have the brakes tested on them. According to Andrew Kraut, ICT Systems Administrator from Kraut Enterprises, the users found the IP7361 particularly impressive because it offers so much more than he could bargain for. It was affordable, cost-effective and high-performance. Also, with advanced features like multiple streams, ePTZ function, PoE compliance, on-board storage, two-way audio and many more, the IP7361 is an all-in-one, highly versatile monitoring device. As of Q3 2012, VIVOTEK IP7361 will have experienced an upgrade and been replaced with the IP8361, its second-generation model with enhanced features and higher performances.

Inside the factory, Kraut chose the 2-Megapixel, bandwidth-efficient VIVOTEK FD8361 to take on the role of supervising the labourers and the assembly line. Designed for highly professional applications, the FD8361 delivers impeccable image quality with the finest details. In this particular environment, where fast motions and activities are constantly taking place, users would often demand that the camera is capable of capturing as many movements as possible during work hours. However, after work hours, suspicious behaviours and potential criminal activities would be the priority. The FD8361 is equipped with activity adaptive streaming for dynamic frame rate control, which meets the needs of many industrial end-users. For a camera suitable for the industrial vertical market, it also needs to be easily installed at any corner and spot in the factory for easy viewing of the entire scene from every possible angle. The 3-axis mechanical design makes the device perfect for ceiling or wall mount installation. The FD8361 also comes with a vari-focal lens (3 ~ 9 mm), which allows for versatile applications in various types of environments.

VIVOTEK MD7560 was chosen to monitor the traffic in the area of reception and employees or visitors entering and existing the building. With such elegant design, this compact, 2-Megapixel MD7560 does not give out an intriguing vibe to those coming in and out of the premises. The device is also vandal-proof and comes with the tamper detection function, perfect for building surveillance. On the other hand, many system integrators working with VIVOTEK choose the MD7560 and other mobile dome models for various transportation projects, showing strong confidence in the brand and proving the positive reputation of the products.

As for the entire depot, including the parking lot, VIVOTEK SD7323 is set up in the control room for staff to zoom in on passing and parked vehicles in the yard. It is imperative that the users can clearly see and make out the identification numbers on the vehicles in order to be aware of what vehicles they have available for use with their bus routes. The feature of 360 degrees continuous pan and 90 degrees tilt makes the monitoring process smooth and effective. Also, the two-way audio function allows for instant communications between a vehicle operator and an employee in case of an incident. Designed for demanding outdoor surveillance applications and with IP66-rated housing, the speed dome meets the users‘ requirement for being able to identify close-up images of distant objects and withstand challenging weather conditions.

Customer Feedback
Andrew is extremely pleased with the performances of the VIVOTEK cameras. According to him, the image quality is impeccable and the technologies implemented on the products are highly advanced and suitable for professional projects as such. "I would definitely recommend VIVOTEK cameras to all other members of the security industry," said Kraut.

Stacey Lien, Chief Regional Sales Manager for Australia, also pointed out that VIVOTEK highly values the Australian market and is investing more in this territory. "We look forward to working closely with our partners in Australia and continuing to deliver effective solutions to all members of the surveillance industry."

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."

Mobile DVR Breaks the Bottlenecks to Highlight the Quality

Mobile DVR Breaks the Bottlenecks to Highlight the Quality

Editor / Provider: a&s China Best Buys | Updated: 7/10/2012 | Article type: China Corner

Public transportation is vulnerable to threats and attacks. Governments around the world are investing more in transportation safety, which in turn increases demand for mobile surveillance solutions. According to research, the mobile video surveillance market will be US$1.55 billion by 2015, at a CAGR of 13.7 percent over 2008 to 2015. The potential lies in not only tightened security for drivers and passengers, but also huge gains in operational efficiency for fleet managers.

Market Demand
Mobile DVR is an important device within the vehicles. According to the ranking of bus and taxi in some principal cities of 2011 in China, the total amount of the public vehicles in the front 27 cities reaches 174,559. Apparently, there is a large demand for the mobile DVR.

From the year of 2011, the Chinese government has released a series of policies which indicated great concern for the public security, which will definitely boost the mobile surveillance market.

With the increasing living standard and ever complex social environment, mobile surveillance gradually come into view and become a necessity. It will replace the manual work and enhance the surveillance efficiency and the investment will thus keep growing.

Generally, the law enforcement cars require the most rapid and effective tracking and recording while the transport vehicle concentrates on the interior room with easier application environment. Mobile DVR will meet a huge market where the applications see possibilities in logistics and financial convoy.

“Customers may have very personalized demand sometimes, manufacturers need to face the contradiction between mass production and customized service,” said Joe Qiu, Overseas Business Director of TVT. “Nearly all the relevant laws and regulations demand the mature technical solutions, which can be realized with controllable cost.”

Multiple Functions
Generally, mobile DVR is a professional product applying the embedded DVR backed by the digital video and audio coding technology. It adopts the embedded processor and operation system, combining compression and decompression IT technology with GPS and 3G wireless telecommunication as well as the mobile power administration technology.

As a niche market of traditional embedded DVR, mobile DVR is an emerging professional product for the application of audio and video coding technology in the vehicle, incorporating GPS, 3G wireless and USB telecommunication, power management system, all of which could be applied in surveillance of vehicles all day along.

Mobile DVR can be divided into three catalogues according to the functions: traditional DVR which can only realize the local storage; multimedia one that incorporate with entertainment and advertising footages ; advanced DVR refers to the product owning various function such as GPS, driving recording, wireless transmission etc.

Obstacles
Following the irreversible trend of the security industry, networking and intellectualization will be the general direction. Mobile DVR owns a bright future while some bottlenecks still need prompt solution.

Wide Voltage
It is known to all that the output voltage of the vehicle is unstable, about DC 12V or DC 24V, but the traditional DVR demand a steady and stable magnitude of voltage, otherwise, it may lead to the reset or going down of the computer. As a result, a power system that can stabilize the voltage is required between the vehicle output voltage and mobile DVR. Currently most of the manufacturers adopt the design of wide voltage ranging from 8 to 36V in order to adapt to the changeable working environment.

Wireless Transmission
Despite there being multiple technologies in terms of the wireless transmission, 3G finds hardly any room for living in the car as a result of the limited coverage of EDGE and the insufficient bandwidth of CDMA.”The limitation of 3G leads to some uncertain factors in viewing the real-time image, the effects can be probably affected,” said Song Linpeng, Mobile Product of Santachi.

Vibration
Due to the different situation of the vehicles and roads, the vibrationreduction technology becomes the basic requirement for mobile DVR such as the reduction of hard drive rack. “To tackle the vibration problem, we adopt comprehensive solutions based on mechanical, electronic and software parts,” added Song.

Therefore, reducing the vibration of hard disc is the priority among those procedures since this part is the most vulnerable to the damage and the occurrence will make it impossible to record the situation in the car. “We use G-sensor that can induct the vibration energy meanwhile automatically implement read and write administration for the hardware, the statistics can be switched between SD card and hardware, ensuring the safe storage,” said Qiu.

Future Trend
All the design of mobile DVR should coordinate software and hardware, which is the biggest difference from the traditional DVR. It can be seen from the market that mobile surveillance is moving forward into HD, Intellectualization, integration, and standardization.

High Definition
The traditional mobile surveillance industry mainly adopts the ordinary digital camera plus the analogue structure, cost-effective price is its advantage. However, with the upcoming trend of networking, the mobile surveillance industry is stretching into the high-end market?manual monitoring cannot meet the demand of the end users, instead they are looking forward to the intelligent surveillance. High definition has explicitly enhanced the image effects.

Apparently, HD mobile DVR will be definitely the mainstream of future market of intelligent surveillance, which can raise the standard the mobile surveillance industry and have a positive impact on this field. “Mobile solutions share the same basic principles with fixed security systems, but there are unique elements that must be considered for different applications. Take police vehicles. HD is the priority,” said James Wang, Overseas Product Manager at Dahua Technology.

Intelligent Functions
The advantage of intellectualization lies in the application with more added value that is catering to the particular demands of mobile surveillance, for example, when the enforcement cars is moving, the image will vibrate due to the bumping on the rough road.

However, The monitor technicians are likely to feel exhausted for vibrating?but intelligent image can solve this problem, especially in the public transportation, people counting, facial recognition, license recognition can render the better service for the background operations.

Furthermore, the intellectualization of mobile DVR plays an important role in attracting the end-users. As the traditional video surveillance system draw the valuable information on the basis of statistics storage, plus the large work load, which put the security administrators into a bit of bind.

Availability
With more and more users put much emphasis on the mobile surveillance system, it turns out to be the professional solutions from the unitary video surveillance. As one part of the entire operation in the public transportation, the mobile surveillance should coordinate with other devices such as GPS, electronic reporting, card reader, traffic radar in the unified system.

“Our products can read information that is triggered by the vehicle sensors such as the traffic direction. The driving speed can be monitored at any time through GPS and linked to Google Map as well as the video,” said Qiu.

“We have designed interface for the mobile DVR, in case that the new function can be added in such as the over-speed alarm and tire-pressure warning and etc,” said Song.

Standardization
So far, the hardware of security industry has been mature, but the construction of the software system still has long way to go. Different subsidiary system does not match very well as the standard is not unified. Promoting industry standardization demands the mutual effort of government and manufacturers.

Therefore, if mobile DVR can leverage on more intelligent functions, it can be not only bring about the ability of working automatically, but also to be incorporated simultaneously in the entire system. In this case, a huge shift will take place in mobile DVR that could usher in new mission.

Hikvision Unveils Newest Mobile DVR

Hikvision Unveils Newest Mobile DVR

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 7/6/2012 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision launched a new series of mobile DVR -- DS-8100HMFI-T to expand its transportation surveillance portfolio. With the capability of accommodating up to 12-channel video input as well as its advantages over constant vibration and unstable power supply etc, the DS-8100HMFI-T is suitably practical to install in trains and some other large vehicles. Additionally, it also offers users the benefit of 3G/WI-FI data transmission such as video, location, brake signals and speed etc at user's choice.

Since mobile DVR is installed in vehicle which is constantly in motion, how to maintain stable working performance is an important proposition. This product adopts patented hard-disk vibration reduction technology to effectively keep device running stably. As an advanced technology in the mobile surveillance industry, it conforms to ISO 16750 standard (Road vehicles -- Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment), and it can withstand acceleration shock value of 50G, which greatly demonstrates its superiority over other products in the same category. In this case, users do not need to worry about the constant vibration that causes damage to the device.

This product also embeds a built-in redundant power supply which starts whenever the external power supply stops, and allows the system to have sufficient time to shutdown normally thus to avoid data loss and damage to the disks. Moreover, dust prevention, humidity and heat dissipation are also well considered in designing since mobile DVRs are generally installed in confined spaces and compartments.

Besides, the DS-8100HMFI-T Mobile DVR supports two 2.5-inch pluggable SATA HDD/SSD disks with a capacity of 500GB each for long term recording. The H.264 video compression is available for each analog channel with 4CIF real time encoding which significantly enhances the image quality during viewing and playback. Dual stream is also supported, with the sub stream allowing remote preview and mobile phone monitoring via limited bandwidth.

Compared to the former generation mobile DVRs, the DS-8100HMFI-T Mobile DVR utilize a brand new intuitive GUI for users to operate. The DS-8100HMFI-T Mobile DVR also provides various interfaces (eSATA/USB, SIM, RS232) for connecting external devices.

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