ISC West video surveillance roundup

Vendors discuss new products, market trends


DVTel

The ISC show has been big for DVTel and new president and CEO Yoav Stern. The company has launched a new line of HD smart cameras featuring eight full frame rate H.264 models, including 720p and 1080p fixed and mini-dome cameras. Additionally, the company recently released the Japanese version of its Latitude NVMS system – a key component of the company's push into the Japan market.

Intersil

Intersil's Techwell division announced it has formed a technology partnership with Sony for the worldwide development of a network camera capable of simultaneously transmitting both analog standard- and digital high-definition images over a single coaxial cable. The hybrid cameras will be equipped with IC chips that use Intersil's SLOC (Security Link over Coax) technology, eliminating the need for new cables to be laid within the building when installing a new surveillance network.

March Networks

March Networks announced at the show this week that it’s rebranding its VideoSphere VMS platform. Now known as the Command video management system, the VMS offering is available in two different versions. According to Net Payne, the company’s chief marketing officer, Command Professional is a single server solution that can accommodate up to 128 cameras. Command Enterprise, the company’s enterprise VMS solution, can support as many as 128,000 cameras running on multiple servers. Payne said that March Network’s surveillance hardware products will still be marketed under the VideoSphere name. The company also announced a new distribution agreement with ScanSource Security at the show. Payne said that move is part of the company’s business strategy to move its IP portfolio into the commercial industrial space.

JVC

JVC is making a strong push into the high-definition sector with the release of 11 new cameras at ISC West this week. The new V.Networks CMOS-based cameras output full HD color images up to 1920x1080 pixels. The cameras - which are a variety of box, integrated lens, mini-dome, outdoor dome, and integrated housing models – feature the company’s Super LoLux HD technology to match the sensitivity of the company’s CCD models. The new cameras also feature Clear Logic Video Intelligence (CLVI) image processing that compensates for back lighting and digitally removes ambient fog, haze, or smoke. In addition, JVC is introducing two new NVRs - the VR-X1600U and VR-X3200U - which offer full multi-codec recording and four HDD slots with 1 TB of storage pre-installed.

Irisys Thermal Imaging

A UK-based OEM provider of thermal imaging camera cores, Irisys is exhibiting at this year's ISC show looking to break into the U.S. market. According to Andrew Rimmer, the company's business development director, Irisys' camera cores are already being used by several large surveillance firms in Europe including CBC Ganz and Dedicated Micros. The differentiation of Irisys' camera cores, according to Rimmer, is resolution, which for the Irisys module is 384 x 288. Rimmer said that the growth in adoption of thermal imaging solutions has helped to lower prices, making the technology accessible to more users.

Interlogix

After being brought back to the security industry last year by parent company UTC Fire & Security, Interlogix, a maker of video and intrusion detection solutions, is featuring a new line of TruVision megapixel IP cameras and its TruVision DVR 60 hybrid video recorder at the show. Despite the continued migration of the industry to IP technology, Thomas Cashman, the company's vice president of product management for video and transmission, says that there is still a large base of analog installations that need to be supported. "As fast as we're moving to IP, analog is not dead yet," he said. On the intrusion side, the company is also reintroducing the ITI and Aritech brands. ITI will be responsible for the wireless sensors and accessories while Aritech will be responsible for wired products.

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