HDcctv Alliance partners with SMPTE

The HDcctv Alliance, a group focused on establishing standards for security equipment interoperability, announced last week that it is partnering with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) for permission to re-use key parts of the organization’s HDTV standards.

According to a statement, the Alliance intends to build upon the HD-SDI standard established by the SMPTE for delivering HDTV signals over coaxial cable to provide advanced features to security devices, such as up-the-cable control, bi-directional audio and up-the-cable power.

“HDcctv delivers the high-resolution clarity of HDTV in the CCTV environment, re-using existing coaxial infrastructure. With upwards of 95 percent of the installed base of security systems incorporating coaxial cable, HDcctv Alliance equipment based on the SMPTE standards makes upgrading security applications to high resolution easy and cost effective,” said Wendy Aylsworth, vice president of engineering for SMPTE. “By combining efforts, HDcctv Alliance’s plug-and-play equipment will be able to deliver high-resolution surveillance video with no jitter, no image artifacts, and no delay.”

To find out more about the HDcctv Alliance or membership opportunities, visit www.highdefcctv.org.