JVC wins product innovation award for its V686 network camera

High-end network PTZ recognized by Frost and Sullivan for video surveillance product innovation of the year award


Wayne, NJ (March 31, 2009) – JVC’s V.Networks line adds yet another award to its long list of honors, this time as the recipient of the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Video Surveillance Product Innovation of the Year Award for its VN-V686WPBU IP network camera. Recognized for its revolutionary features including Power over Ethernet (PoE), 36x optical zoom, rugged IP66 standard dust and weatherproof housing, MPEG-4/Motion JPEG dual stream and silent direct drive motor, the VN-V686WPBU is the first Pan/Tilt/Zoom of its kind.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year is presented each year to the manufacturer that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within the industry. In developing the VN-V686WPBU, JVC combined the three core competencies of its V.Networks line—imaging, networking and mechanism design—with the IEEE 802.3af industry standard of Power over Ethernet for reliable connection to IEEE 3af standard power sources. The result is a camera that encompasses the most cutting-edge IP camera technologies, and is ideal for surveillance applications in retail, education, medical and government facilities.

“The JVC engineers have demonstrated their dedication to continuous improvement with their V.Networks line,” said Dilip Sarangan, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Physical Security. “One of the challenges in powering PTZ cameras with PoE is power consumption. With its IEEE 802.3af PoE capability, the VN-V686WPBU has overcome this problem, easily giving JVC an 18 month advantage over the competition.”

“JVC’s V.Networks strategy is to be the first to market with the right products to meet customer demands,” said Geoff Anderson, national marketing manager for Security Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “Even before taking home the Security Industry Association (SIA) Award New Product Showcase Award in 2008 for the VN-V686WPU (the non-PoE version of this camera), JVC’s world class team was already at work on the VN-V686WPBU. By extending PoE capability to outdoor high performance PTZ cameras, JVC continues to build on its reputation for delivering innovation, value and quality.”