Video roundup: ASIS day 1

A look at new camera innovations from several vendors on the show floor


The world’s smallest varifocal lens was on display at IQinVision, which gives installers flexibility because it only needs one lens. “Most installers just buy 2 or 3 lenses right off the bat so they have them on hand as backup lenses when the end-user decides something should be changed,” marketing manager Wendi Burke explained. The camera is really small and is therefore designed primarily for discreet applications. The lens can display up to 1.3MP resolution.


Verint showed how it can display HD video on regular monitors with its Nextiva High-Definition Receiver, which provides a decoder/receiver approach that enables users to deploy the solution on off-the-shelf workstations. The software can be deployed across multiple screens to deliver high-performance video display capabilities and support multiple frame rates, resolutions and number of tiles/monitors. The company also announced Nextiva Mobile, which enables users to control the company’s VMS to view live and recorded video on Apple-brand mobile devices.


Samsung is aiming to bring high definition to small and medium enterprises with its value line of 1.3 and 3MP cameras. Contrast enhancement and software-based day/night operation enable the cameras to accommodate challenging light conditions. A smart codec helps the cameras reduce the network bandwidth necessary. The company also highlighted a new NVR and a partnership with video storage provider Pivot3.


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