Vicon announces Kollector Bridge

Vicon Industries Inc., a leading designer and producer of integrated IP video surveillance and access control systems, introduces the Kollector Bridge, the industry's first single-box solution to combine sophisticated video management software with integrated access control capabilities. The Bridge is a hybrid DVR that supports 16 analog and 8 IP or megapixel cameras with the ViconNet open platform video management system that also contains a Vicon SMS Extreme Controller, which provides access control support for up to 128 card readers across the network.

Kollector Bridge delivers all the performance of Vicon's Kollector Force hybrid DVR, recording up to 480 fps across all channels and offering a choice of H.264, MPEG-4 or MJPEG encoding. It may be used as a standalone model or as part of a network comprised of multiple NVRs and/or DVRs. It has the ability to view and control live and recorded video from cameras and devices anywhere on the network. The open-platform, ONVIF-compliant ViconNet software provides compatibility with hardware and software from many leading manufacturers.

The Kollector Bridge also houses the operating system, database engine, webserver, application software and configuration data for the Vicon SMS Access Control System, which offers complete integration with ViconNet. Access control events and corresponding ViconNet video are automatically linked for easy viewing and call-up. The SMS system within Kollector Bridge may be licensed for up to 128 card readers and offers optional integration with Otis Elevator Compass Destination Entry system and ASSA ABLOY Wi-FI enabled locksets. SMS Network Nodes (offered separately) provide communication over the network between the Kollector Bridge and the system's card readers, sensors and other appliances.

"The Kollector Bridge represents a major breakthrough by delivering a highly accessible and affordable integrated IP security solution packaged within a single unit. Vicon is proud to be the first with a product of this kind, and even more proud that despite the convenience it offers, it delivers the identical level of performance as our separate, best-of-breed VMS and access control offerings," said Mark Provinsal, VIcon's VP of Sales and Product Management.

Kollector Bridge will be available in early summer, 2010, in a variety of models that offer internal storage of up to 5 TB. Visit for more information.