Basler enters U.S. with IP cameras

Basler announced Friday that it will be making its debut in the U.S. surveillance market next month at ASIS where the company said it plans to introduce its line of IP camera models.

The German manufacturer, long known for its cameras in the industrial, medical and traffic systems markets, made its foray into the surveillance industry earlier this year at IFSEC when it introduced the line of IP cameras to the European market.

"Since then we have put much effort into building up our distributors network," said Basler Spokesman Anke Wuebbelmann. "We have also worked closely with many VMS suppliers that have successfully integrated our cameras into their software. The feedback we were given has been very positive in terms of easy integration, excellent image quality and the camera's multistreming functionalities.

Wuebbelmann added that the company decided to enter the U.S. and European markets based upon the growing demand for video surveillance technology in those markets, especially IP-based solutions.

"Our experience from the machine vision market taught us that U.S. customers are more willing to accept new technologies than customers in other regions. We have gained this experience from the industrial market where the switch from analog to digital was started a couple of years ago," he said.

Basler’s line of cameras, which are the smallest IP cameras in their class, feature multiple compression formats, including MJPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264, as well as Power over Ethernet, progressive scan, scaling and AOI functionalities, and motion detection.