HDcctv Alliance ratifies new standard

Earlier this month, the HDcctv Alliance announced that it has ratified the next generation of its high-definition security video standard, HDcctv 2.0. The new standard was agreed to by the HDcctv Alliance board of directors at a meeting in February and provides variants which have significant advantages over HD-SDI transmission.

The new standards have been developed and agreed for equipment which can produce HD video without the need for IP cameras or Ethernet cabling within the secured premises.

"There are two primary variants of HDcctv 2.0 - NR and AT. HDcctv 2.0 NR DVRs and cameras add plug 'n' play up-the-coax remote control to the underlying HD-SDI format. HDcctv 2.0 AT delivers true HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling, along with plug 'n' play up-the-coax remote control,” HDcctv Alliance Executive Director Todd Rockoff said in a statement.

"The focus is on offering end users high-fidelity HD video that is reliable and convenient. The availability of HDcctv 2.0-compliant equipment will provide flexibility, allowing integrators and installers to choose the right cameras and recorders on a case-by-case basis,” continued Rockoff. "We're encouraging chip manufacturers, as well as camera and DVR manufacturers, to embrace these new standards. Working together, we can provide unparalleled levels of interoperability for installers and end users - and help to drive overall systems costs down."

The HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas next month (April 2-4, booth 18140), IFSEC International in London (June 17-19, stand B705) and Security China in Beijing (October 28-31, booth E1Y39).