Video Matrix Switcher Controllers
Pelco offers two high density full cross-point video matrix switcher/controllers. The System 9770 and System 9780 system architecture is specifically designed to accommodate higher camera-monitor density, enabling users to implement large matrix-controlled video surveillance systems that require less space to install and operate. This means a user can view and control up to 4,096 cameras and 512 monitors, all from a single node, in a footprint smaller than ever before possible. The base hardware configuration for the system is comprised of a central processing unit (CC1), matrix switching bay(s) (MXBs) with video input/output modules, and keyboard controllers (KBDs). Firmware updates can be accomplished via flash technology by connecting a PC laptop to the serial port of the matrix bay for increased system serviceability.
Network Dome Camera
The AXIS 231D and AXIS 232D Network Dome Cameras from Axis Communications deliver full frame rate motion JPEG video with the capability to remotely control pan, tilt and zoom functions over an IP network such as a LAN or the Internet. The network dome cameras will also support simultaneous transmission of video in MPEG-4 mode when the firmware (available for free download at www.axis.com) is upgraded in Q1, 2005. The AXIS 231D and AXIS 232D feature an 18x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, auto-focus lens and a 1/4-inch Sony ExView HAD interlaced CCD image sensor. The cameras provide 20 preset positions and 1 sequence (auto patrol) tour. They offer 4 alarm inputs and 4 outputs, advanced event management functions, and a complete set of security features such as HTTPS and IP address filtering. For more information, visit www.axis.com.
Powerful, Low-Cost REMOTE MONITORING
Featuring the same advanced optical technology as Canon's VB-C50i Pan/Tilt/Zoom Network Video Camera, Canon's VB-C50Fi fixed network camera provides a remote-monitoring solution with options to suit a broad range of user requirements. A Canon 26X Optical Zoom Lens and a 12X Digital Zoom enable the VB-C50Fi model to capture fine detail from far distances. The camera's quarter-inch, 340,000-pixel CCD ensures high-quality image capture combined with low-light (1 lux) capabilities. A Motorized Infrared (IR) Cut Filter can be turned off to brighten the viewing area. The VB-C50Fi fixed network camera's built-in network server provides viewing for up to 50 clients simultaneously. Built-in motion detection allows it to monitor and send out an alert if motion is suspected in any of four designated areas. The Admin Viewer Version 3.6 software is supplied. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
AN EXPANDING IP FAMILY
DVTel Inc.'s new SecureLink 8500 Encoder Series is part of the expanding Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) family of components. The Series is an advanced motion detection IP-based video, audio and data video server encoder. It provides programmable motion detection and tracking, bi-directional audio, date, serial communications, and dry contact alarms in and out. It also delivers high quality video streams to the Latitude NVMS Virtual Matrix. Its powerful software significantly improves operator effectiveness in monitoring and responding to potential threats. For more information, visit http://www.dvtel.com/pSecureLinkTransmission.asp.
Some Like it Lite
Image Vault, a member of the FKI Security Group, introduces the Image Vault "PRO-LITE" model. It's identical to the Image Vault "PRO" Series, except that it does not offer interface capabilities to other devices such as access control systems, alarm panels, ATMs, and POS cash register systems. The Image Vault PRO-LITE model, Version 8.3, retains all the advantages of the Image Vault DVR, Version 8.0; including faster record rates, smaller image sizes and the migration from the Windows 98 operating system (OS) to Windows XPe. For more information, visit www.fkisecuritygroup.com.
Expanded Camera Line
New to the ChannelPlus line of high-performance video caremas are Models 7400B and W (black case, white case). They feature a ball-swivel design that allows the cameras to rotate within their surface-mount retaining rings so they can point in any direction.
Also new to the ChannelPlus line are bullet-style cameras on a universal mounting stand. They have an adjustable sunshade that can be removed for indoor installations. Three types of camera are available with this configuration - Model 7410 low light black & white cameras; Model 7420 color cameras; Model 7430 color cameras with automatic infrared lighting for black & white night vision. For more information, visit www.channelplus.com.