Kantech’s Video Vault application enables users to automatically archive video associated with critical access control events complete with thumbnail images. Embedded within the Kantech access control system, Video Vault provides the power of password protection and time/date stamps without requiring a separate archiving system. Kantech’s Video Vault is the industry’s first digital video archive application to reside within the access control system, providing a powerful way to manage video associated with access events. For more information, visit www.kantech.com.
A Low-Cost, High-Value Offering
The GV-EM412DD-80 from GVI is a cost-effective DVR that supports a removable hard disk drive and is equipped with a compact flash memory slot. LAN connectivity is standard in the GV-EM412 series and it also features smooth motion and clear playback. The units come bundled with DVR reader software, so DVR video can be viewed on a PC. The DVR reader software can also save images as AVI, KPEG or BMP files. The “Heart-beat” rebooting feature makes the unit reliable in the event of recovering after a system-halt. Key features include: 4 Channel; 720 x 480 live viewing; previsions to allow mobile operation using the GVEM412CASE; basic POS and ATM text capturing support; one channel audio; jog/shuttle playback; recording: 120 ips at 360 x 240; independent frame recording programmable per channel; remote surveillance and via TCP/IP, LAN, Web browser; 900 frames of pre-alarm per channel; OSD with password protection; and more. For more information, visit www.samsung-security.com.
Enclosed Slim-Line Consoles
Winsted’s Prestige Slim-Line series of modular control room consoles are now available with fully enclosed back panels for a finished look in any control room environment. The Enclosed Slim-Line Console features full length and height enclosed back panels with removable access doors for easy access to electronics. End panels and work surfaces are finished with a Light Oak laminate and Solid Oak trim. The consoles are vented throughout for proper air circulation and include pullout lower equipment shelves, anti-tip legs with adjustable leg levelers, solid or vented lower doors with locking spring latch and custom TruForm work surfaces. All Slim-Line consoles are ergonomically designed for improved operator efficiency. Proper viewing angles and front lights illuminating the work surface to further eliminate eyestrain and reduce fatigue. For more information, visit www.winsted.com.
For High-Intensity Environments
Crest Electronics, Inc. releases the CDR-2104MBL 4-channel mobile digital recorder. It has the same feature set as the CDR-2104N - Ethernet connection, 120fps Global Display & Recording Rate Selectable up to 30fps per camera, removable HDD, Compact Flash, remote access and PC player software, and 1 audio channel (optional) and a vibration resistant case (with heater/blower option). The CDR-2104MBL is a stable mobile DVR and is available with Cool Drive technology. Designed to run 24/7 at 7200 RPM, Cool Drives are perfect for the high-intensity environment of mobile recording. With Crest’s HDD writing algorithm, the data recorded by the CDR-2104MBL can still be retrieved with bad sectors on the HDD (up to 90%). For more information, visit www.crestelectronics.com.
Integrating Multiple Disciplines
The 6e from Compass Technologies controls and integrates multiple electronic security, environmental and operational systems for any size facility. Its advanced information architecture streamlines setup and administration by allowing operators to easily move from screen to screen, entering data in nearly any order, without backtracking or loss of previously entered information.
6e uses MS SQL database and has high-level system features such as On Screen Display of Live Video, NVR/DVR Integration, Database and Workstation Partitioning, Auto-Population/Auto-Configuration, Crystal Reports and a Photo ID Badge Design environment. 6e supports more than 500 readers that can be used for door access control, elevator floor access control, energy control and other functions. It also provides a platform for the entire spectrum of Alarm Monitoring with the ability to report and display events in near real time, coupled with detailed information about every event and clear concise operator instructions. For more information, visit www.compasstec.com.
A Long-Range Wireless Intercom/Callbox
The rugged 6 Series OutPost from Ritron puts wireless voice communication right where you need it without costly trenching or monthly fees. It provides long-range (miles, not feet) two-way voice communication from a fixed location to two-way radio equipped personnel. The 6 Series callbox includes a wireless activated switch closure used to control gates, activate CATV, or other devices, while the basic 1 Series callbox is used for two-way communications only. For more information, visit www.ritron.com.
Meeting New UL Standards
Notification devices from System Sensor Audible/Visible meet the compliance standards set by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for Current Draw and Voltage Drop. Previously, UL-measured Current Draw post-in rush current and did not take into consideration the in-rush or the peak current. The new measurement standard requires all manufacturers to publish one number that considers the in-rush current, peak current and the average current, measures in Root Mean Squared. While the measurement equation remains the same for Voltage Drop, UL now requires all 12V products to be listed between 8 – 17.5V and all 24V products to be listed between 16 – 33V. Any product that does not fall into either category must be listed as a special application. For more information, visit www.systemsensor.com.
Compression for DVD Quality Images
I.B.T. Video Systems incorporates POS interfacing and smart search technology into the DVSR1000 Professional class DVR version 2.8. This system allows up to 16 POS devices with up to 32 video inputs at 240fps record/display. The DVSR1000 features advanced MPEG4 compression for DVD quality images and small file size, user-friendly interface, multi-level password protection and full remote access capabilities. TV output is included for a public view monitor. For more information, visit www.ibtvideosystems.com.
New Digital Shock Detector
Rokonet launches ShockTec, a digital shock detector. It includes a tri-color LED for simple and reliable adjustment. The LED indicates over-sensitive, under-sensitive and correct adjustment, addressing the challenge of consistent and reliable shock detector calibration. The ShockTec detectors can be installed on any window frame or glass, door, wall or roof. It includes a magnetic contact adding an additional security feature to the detector when installed on doors or windows. The vibration signal from the piezo-electric sensor in ShockTec is amplified in two different gains, achieving a wide dynamic range. The advanced digital microprocessor then analyzes the two signals simultaneously for frequency, energy, amplitude and duration utilizing intelligent Digital Signal Processing methods. For more information, visit www.rokonet.com.
Telephone Zone Controller
Wheelock, Inc. expands the line of enhancements for its SAFEPATH4 Supervised Multi-Function Communications System with the introduction of the SP4-TZC Telephone Zone Controller. It allows users to control selectable paging and background music on the SAFEPATH4, which offers these capabilities as well as voice evacuation and general paging in one system. The Telephone Zone Controller also allows access to individual or multiple speaker zones throughout the SP40/2 system via the telephone. For more information, visit www.wheelockinc.com.
New Network Server
Vicon Industries Inc. releases the VN-301T Network Server, a digital video transmitter powered by ViconNet software platform. ViconNet is flexible and allows each VN-301T to collect local video from its analog input and send streamed video over the network to the ViconNet Video Management and Configuration Software or Kollector Elite recorders. ViconNet also powers each VN-301T with the ability to be remotely configured from other recorders and workstations on the network. Changes to transmitter parameters are possible from one or more ViconNet Video Management and Configuration Software or Kollector Elite recorders. The VN-301T supports full PTZ control, alarms, picture quality configuration, external sensors and macros and distributes its own collected video to each workstation, or other Kollector Elite Server, upon request over a network. For more information, visit www.vicon-cctv.com.
Through an affiliation with 3M Touch Systems, AGN Professional (AGNPRO) now offers a wide range of products enabled with 3M MicroTouch touch screens and controllers for superior reliability. AGNPRO offers durable touch screens for POS, access control and CCTV applications. The commercial line includes TSC Capacitive Series Desktop monitors featuring 3M MicroTouch ClearTek sensors, which provide the extra durability, reliability and accuracy needed for monitoring and controlling critical systems. For interactive kiosks, consoles and other embedded applications, touch enabled open frame displays that can be customized to meet project requirements are recommended. For more demanding environments, AGNPro’s touch enabled rugged metal enclosure Industrial line would be better suited. It includes IP65 compliant Industrial Panel Mount, totally enclosed Chassis Mount, and Open-Chassis models. It’s suited for extremely harsh environments such as industrial automation, military, outdoor and other specialized applications. AGNPRO touch screens are available in 6.4-, 8.4-, 10.4-, 12.1-, 15-, 17-, and 19-in. TFT LCD in commercial plastic resin housing or industrial metal enclosure. For more information, visit www.agnpro.com.
New Family of Readers Delivers Next Generation of Proximity Control
Honeywell introduces OmniClass smart card readers and credentials. They offer advanced reader-to-credential communications and encryption, allowing customers to only have to issue a single card. OmniClass family features include: 64-bit security encryption of card data with a diversified key that is nearly impossible to clone; memory on-board credentials that provide secure space for use by other applications, such as ePurse or biometrics; and standard Wiegand output wiring that makes OmniClass readers compatible with new and many retrofit applications. For more information, visit www.honeywellaccess.com.
Network Camera Offers Audio AND Video Conferencing Capabilities
The new PTC-401C IP Network PTZ camera from ELMO combines digital video output from a built-in Web server with MPEG-4/ motion JPEG compression; and analog video output in one unit while making the digitized video available over LAN, WAN, or public Ethernet connections. Excellent for surveillance, Elmo’s first day/night IP camera uses a removable IR cut filter to improve images in low light. Its audio functions also make it effective in videoconferencing systems. The camera is designed for indoor installation and employs a dual compression package which delivers simultaneous, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG video, making it possible to adjust image size and quality to meet the needs of a specific application or changing network conditions. It delivers up to 30fps for users viewing with either the client software or Web browsers.
The camera allows analog video to be fed to a standard CCTV system, viewed and recorded with Elmo’s proprietary software over the network, as well as remote viewing with any Web browser. For more information, visit www.elmousa.com.
Keeping an Eye on Things
The VIDEYE and MODEYE cameras from NetMedia, Inc. feature contemporary styling with a range of indoor applications. The camera’s “eyeball” swivels and adjusts for the desired field of view. The mounting ring secures the internal base to the mounting surface, giving the camera a low profile on either a wall or ceiling mount. Its exterior ring is 4.6 in. in diameter and has a low 1.5-in. height profile. All the wiring is routed internally for a smooth, sleek appearance. Both the VIDEYE (general purpose security camera) and the MODEYE (camera and modulator in one assembly) are available with a choice of B/W, color and IR sensitive color cameras. NetMedia’s exclusive CAModulator can be found in the MODEYE model. This feature is a self-contained camera and modulator that converts the video signal to a selected television channel. For more information, visit www.netmedia.com.
Access Control Power Supply
Honeywell Power Products (HPP), provider of power supplies and related accessories for the fire, video, access control and security segments, announces its new Access Control Power Supply Group. This UL listed product line provides 12 or 24VDC power and begins with the single output HP300ULX at 2.5A, the HP400ULX at 4A and the HP600ULX with 6 amps of output power. Packaged together with the HPMOM5 interface module featuring six synchronized PTC protected outputs triggered by a fire alarm panel or access control system, the models are HP300ULM, HP400ULM and HP600ULM. The six amp model also comes packaged with the HPACM8 access control module featuring eight independently operated PTC outputs, called the HP600ULACM8.
The Access Control Power Supply Group offerings have a large enclosure to ease wiring and accommodate batteries. They feature AC input and DC output LED diagnostic indicators, a hinged cover and vented enclosure with five convenient knockouts, circuit-breaker battery protection and a built-in charger for sealed lead-acid or gel-type batteries. For more information, visit www.honeywellpower.com.
Night Vision for “Seek and Define” Security
Extreme CCTV unveils the new ZX700 infrared illuminator, capable of providing 1km (0.6 miles) of active-IR night vision, a new capability for Homeland Security, ports and critical infrastructure applications. The ZX700 uses “Gold Optics” and special filters to produce a highly focused cylindrical beam engineered to penetrate long-distances. Requiring very low input power, a dual system achieves 1km of high-resolution night vision when used with Extreme’s approved IR-sensitive cameras and lenses. The ZX700 has been integrated with radar systems for “Seek and Define” proactive security. For more information, visit www.ExtremeCCTV.com.
Short Recessed Contact
G.R.I. introduces the 150rs contact, a ?-in. diameter short recessed contact. The 150rs’s parent is the 150, both of which, with their ?-in. diameter hole size, allow for extra room for wires, beanies, etc. The new 150rs is available with flying leads or the ever popular screw terminals. Both versions offer a ?-in, standard gap. For more information, visit www.grisk.com.
Fire Sprinkler with Low Flow Rates
The Viking Corporation introduces a Microtech residential horizontal sidewall sprinkler (VK452). It delivers low flow rates for 12 x 12 ft. (3.7 x 3.7 m), 14 x 14 ft. (4.3 x 4.3 m), and 16 x 16 ft. (4.9 x 4.9 m) room sizes. Available with surface-mounted and recessed escutcheons, Viking’s Microtech sprinkler is cULus listed for 12 x 12 ft. (3.7 m x 3.7 m) to 16 x 16 ft. (4.9 m x 4.9 m) rooms with the deflector located from 4-12 inches (102 – 305 mm) below the ceiling. This sprinkler is offered in brass, chrome, black and white standard finishes. For more information, visit www.vikingcorp.com.