Next Level Security Systems showcases new HD decoder, Gateway platform

Following its official launch at ISC West earlier this year, San Diego-based Next Level Security Systems was on hand at the NRF Loss Prevention Conference and Expo this week to showcase its HD Media Decoder and Gateway unified security platform.

According to Pete Jankowski, the company's president and CEO, the HD decoder, which has already undergone successful beta testing, will officially hit the market next month. Compatible with both PSIA and ONVIF compliant IP cameras, the decoder has an embedded web server that allows users to create streams from web content and stored media files. Users can then assign channels to each video stream and select what kind of layout they would prefer to view the content in, be it a 2x2 video stream or a quad.

"It makes it a lot easier for you to put content up in a live view," said Jankowski.

As opposed to most digital systems that require a PC to decode the information, Next Level's HD decoder allows users to take digital content and push it directly to the monitor. The benefit for end-users, according to Jankowski, is that it provides them with a simpler way to stream and view video. Jankowski said that the company has gotten a lot of positive feedback about the decoder from beta testing and has already received an order for 200 units.

Hitting the market later this summer will be the company's Gateway unified security platform which integrates video management, access control, video analytics and voice-over-IP into one, easy-to-use solution.

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