March Networks released the newest version of its Video Management System (VMS) software. VideoSphere VMS Release 2.1 supports up to 128 IP cameras per server as well as analog cameras connected to VideoSphere Edge and third-party encoders. VMS 2.1 enables organizations to proactively monitor and maintain the health of their entire IP video infrastructure, including servers, cameras and encoders, through health alert monitoring conducted remotely over the network. For more information, visit.
IP Camera Domes
Vicon Industries Inc. introduced the VND-970IP camera dome. The camera provides an affordable IP option for indoor installations that require multiple cameras to provide blanket coverage, such as within retail properties and airports. The open platform VND-970IP can be remotely managed and controlled from any ViconNet video management station running software version 5.6 or later. For more information, visit.
Axis Communications’ P33 Network Camera Series is specifically designed for efficient installation in both indoor and harsh outdoor environments. Features include two-way audio support and video intelligence such as video motion detection, audio detection and detection of camera tampering attempts. In addition, the P33 camera series offer a built-in SD/SDHC memory card slot and video streams in H.264 compression. For more information, visit
Speed and Accuracy
The New Athena IP Speed Dome Series oQ-230/35X/WDR from Quaddrix Technologies combines all the PTZ capabilities and functions of the traditional Athena 230 series. The series is one of the newest additions to Quaddrixs’ new IP Line called openQ. For more information, visit
Image Sensor Upped
Panasonic System Solutions Co. released its new 3D Image Sensor which works in full ambient light for access control applications, anti-tailgating and high-sensitivity automatic door applications. The sensor has a variety of additional potential applications including people counting via detecting presence of a body and also, as an elevator sensor. For more information, visit
Sunex, Inc. announced the DSL216 fisheye lens which features a 187 degree field of view (FOV), which is optimized for sensors with multi-megapixel resolution. The lens features a small form factor of about 16mm maximum diameter and a total track of about 18mm. The lens barrel is threaded M12x0.5 (S-mount) to fit most standard, board-level configurations. In addition, the lens assembly features a sealed first element for protection from the infiltration of dust and water. The new DSL216 is in production and samples can be purchased online at. For more information, visit
Weighing only 4.4 pounds, the Optimo 15-40mm hand-held zoom lens from Thales Angenieux has a range of 15-40mm (diagonal 31.1mm), a minimum object distance of two feet and offers constant superior levels of optical performance across the entire 2.7X zoom range. An aperture speed of T2.6 provides a very narrow depth of field and allows shooting across a vast lighting range. The lens features mechanics designed for precision and durability and incorporates an exclusive optical design from the manufacturer. For more information, visit.
Bosch’s Security Knowledge Base is an online service that provides customers access to articles, tips and solutions for support. The online database, which can be accessed from the Internet or downloaded to a laptop, currently features more than 2,800 articles on topics ranging from configuring IP video encoders to clearing memory on fire alarm control panels. For more information, visit www.boschsecurity.us
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