The VC-C50i/R can also be used with Canon’s VB150 Network Video Server, which helps enable users to review and archive still images and monitor live video feeds over the Internet or intranets. Additional features include motion detection, wireless operation, and complete four-camera connectivity. Canon also offers software products for live, simultaneous, and highly customizable monitoring and recording of video from multiple Canon Network Video Cameras.
For more information, visit www.canondv.com/nvs or call 1-800-OK-CANON.
Tatung unveils TRIVIEW, its new premium series of mini domes, The cameras are compact, lightweight, and function discreetly within your install environment. TRIVIEW cameras feature 1/3” CCD, 480 TVL, back light compensation, and up to 0.15 lux. The vandal-resistant fixed dome cameras come with a ceiling and wall mount, 1/3” CCD, and up to 480 TVL. For more information, visit www.tatungusa.com.
Voltage Boosters & Power Conversion Modules
Complementing its comprehensive line of low voltage power supplies and products for video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire systems, Altronix introduces two new voltage boosters. Available as models – VB1 and VB1T – both convert a 12VDC to 24VDC power source to a 24VDC .75 amp regulated output.
The VB1 offers a modular connector/cable assembly to facilitate ease of wiring, while the VB1T is designed with a conventional screw terminal block.
Large integrated security systems with remotely installed power-hungry devices have created a need to maintain levels due to lengthy wiring. Altronix’ new VB1 and VB1T power boosters and conversion modules compensate for voltage drop that naturally occurs due to long cable runs. Another application for the Altronix VB1 and VB1T models is to provide power for 24VDC access control devices from a 12VDC power source. For more information, visit www.altronix.com.
Perfect For Public Areas
Advanced Technology Video (ATV) introduces a new line of Public View LCD monitors with integrated high resolution color cameras embedded within the monitor bezel. Two models are offered; a 20” LCD with high resolution camera and one external camera input, and a 23” wide screen format LCD with integrated 4 channel multiplexer and high resolution camera with three video inputs for external cameras. These monitors are compact and perfect for high visibility public areas. The high resolution camera is hidden within the lower bezel of both monitors. A wireless remote control makes the set up and programming easily accessible. For more information, visit www.atvideo.com.
Continental Instruments Inc. announces upgrades for its Sensormatic AC500 access control software. Repair, replacement and upgrades are available for Sensor Panel I and Sensor Panel II access control panels. CA3000 software from Continental Instruments provides features available with AC500 software as well as a significant number of additional ones. Continental can convert the AC500 database and provide a transition to the CA3000 software by upgrading the firmware and downloading the updated database to the existing panels. (There’s no reason to replace your controller.)
Continental also announces the release of version 2.1 of Card Access 3000 access control and security integration software. This Microsoft Windows Enterprise Software supports six access groups per cardholder, integration with Napco Gemini alarm panels, and integration with Integral Technologies and Salient Systems DVR’s. For more information, visit www.cicaccess.com.
Watching Like a Hawk
New from HAWK-I Security, Inc. is a weather-proof, tamper-proof and vandal-proof 250 feet IR camera. It comes complete with a 480 Line Sony SuperHad imaging chip and an IR LED array and features automatic gain control, backlight compensation & auto white balance. This introduction marks HAWK-I’s entrance into the CCTV camera marketplace with reasonably priced, quality products.
Digital Video Controller
Honeywell’s Optiflex Digital Video Controller, suited for both residential and commercial applications, lets dealers seamlessly integrate cost-effective, entry-level video capability with Honeywell security systems. Consumers have the flexibility to view cameras right at the video monitor, on integrated television sets, on Honeywell’s Symphony Touchscreen, or, on their computers anywhere over the Internet, with the assurance that their privacy is protected with a very high level of data security. For more information, visit www.security.honeywell.com.