Chipset combos for lighting challenges
a&s looks into a number of popular chipset combinations, of image sensors, ISPs and SoCs, and evaluates how they impact megapixel camera performance under challenging lighting conditions and overall cost-effectiveness.
Top 10 cloud surveillance challenges
This feature distills what is typically a few weeks of meetings with customers about their cloud video surveillance needs into to a few high-level challenges. Here are what Smartvue sees as the 10 key challenges and a few thoughts on solutions.
Genetec offers SMBs affordable cloud option on Windows Azure
Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of unified IP security solutions, announced Stratocast, a powerful yet easy-to-use Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution powered by Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud-computing platform. Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses who are looking for a high-end and extremely reliable video sec
Sense and Visibility
LILIN, one of the world's leading providers of IP video solutions, has released the world's first full-HD, 3-megapixel, 60-meter IR IP camera, the IPR-7334/8SX. LILIN's true D/N IP camera will switch to mono at night for improved video in areas with limited light; the integrated IR housing can be used for increasing the performance of the CMOS sensor, resulting in improved video images.
The value of network assessment
With more HD and megapixel surveillance cameras come greater demand for IP networks and bandwidth. Bandwidth optimization is not limited to mere tweaks to camera settings. Closer collaboration among the IT department, system integrator and surveillance operator is more important than the old days with surveillance.
Taking mini cams out to the field
More and more clubs, stadium owners, sports federations, leagues and rights holders in the sports industry have started to professionalize. Burgeoning revenues from broadcasters for sports content licenses help finance the large budgets for these sports stakeholders. They also want more content control over game footage, training sessions, surveillance activity and player analysis through video ca
World's smallest GigE PoE camera, for machine vision and traffic monitoring
Point Grey, a designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, announces the release of the all new Blackfly camera.
Keeping video quality in check
With so many eyes (surveillance cameras) out in the field, how can one ensure that everything is up and running, and that the system is producing viable results? Quality assurance or health check measures are now available for video surveillance systems, offering objective data 24/7 on how good or usable recorded images or video clips are while keeping the operator and other stakeholders informed
Panoramic cam tech goes mobile
Oncam Grandeye, the innovator in 360-degree surveillance cameras, technology and security solutions, announces a world's first – OnVu360. A mobile application, available on iTunes, that for the first time ever enables users to fully experience surveillance through 360-degrees, in full HD and in the palm of one's hand.
Hardware veteran reinvents itself with new soft powers
LILIN, a global CCTV and IP-based surveillance solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it has entered into technology partnerships with management platform developers icomply, Control 4, HeiTel, Axxonsoft, Genetec, Synology and Avigilon, and passed respective compatibility tests with flying colors
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