American Dynamics debuts Victor unified video management system

Dallas, TX – October 12, 2010 – American Dynamics, part of Tyco Security Products, today announces victor , a unified video management system that enables users to migrate from analog to IP cameras and provides a single solution to manage both Intellex DVRs and NVRs. The first of its kind in the market, the introduction of victor marks a new, unified platform for a significant expansion of American Dynamic's IP video solutions portfolio.

 With victor , security officers gain the unique ability to use both existing analog cameras and new IP cameras in a single, easy-to-use software client. VideoEdge version 4.0, a powerful, IT-friendly NVR solution gives security directors the powerful, reliable IP video recording capabilities they need. New IP cameras, encoders, and affordable iSCSi /Fiber storage solutions round out the IP video offering from American Dynamics.

victor unifies security management, providing front-desk security officers with one set of tools to view, search and export video from both Intellex DVRs and VideoEdge NVRs. Intellex customers can simply add new VideoEdge NVRs and mega-pixel IP cameras to existing security systems.

“This combined launch gives new and existing Intellex DVR customers everything they need to jump into IP Video or to transition from analog to IP security video at their own pace,” said Warren Brown, Director of Product Management.

victor adapts to the needs of each user, offering instant ‘layout switching' across four monitors to quickly react to situations. Embedded best-in-class policy management enables security directors to easily manage access to cameras, video export and other features by user. victor also remembers users' favorite cameras and views and brings them up whether they are accessing the system on their home laptop or in the control room.

victor combines with Intellex and the new VideoEdge v4.0 to quickly and easily find and export incident video with instant Smart Search, which delivers lightning-fast, on-the-fly searches of recorded video on IP and analog cameras in the same interface.

“These new solutions clearly demonstrate American Dynamics' significant commitment to carrying its 20-year history of market leadership in security video forward into the IP-realm,” said David Jackson, Product Manager. “Our focus is two-fold: lead in technology innovation, while making it easy for customers to upgrade at their own pace.”

In addition to built-in Smart Search analytics, t he new VideoEdge v4.0 delivers H.264 recording, 400 Mbits per second recording capacity, frame-by-frame instant playback and audio on every camera channel. As an open-platform, high-performance NVR, VideoEdge v4.0 keeps IT Directors happy with a locked down, Linux kernel-based software approach.

Rounding out the complete, end-to-end IP solution from American Dynamics is the introduction of the Illustra 400 H.264 half-mega-pixel IP cameras, and 8-channel H.264 D1 encoder. The new IP cameras are the highest full-frame rate, standard resolution cameras on the market with superior low-light performance. The new 8-channel encoder gives analog users an easy upgrade to IP, with all the storage benefits of H.264 compression and full backward compatibility with Sensornet PTZ control support.

The victor unified video management system, VideoEdge 4.0 NVR solution, IP cameras and encoders and iSCSi/Fiber storage will all be available through American Dynamics' worldwide distribution channels.