Mirasys software to support Arecont Vision H.264 cameras

NVR software integrates with new video compression technology


Mirasys announced Monday that its networked video recording product line, NVR Pro and NVR Enterprise that launched at IFSEC earlier in the day, will support the world's first full line of H.264 megapixel video surveillance cameras from Arecont Vision, the leading manufacturer of IP cameras. The move cements Mirasys' position as an innovator of enhanced functionality for affordable user-friendly IP video systems, and will allow high-resolution surveillance cameras to be incorporated into security systems.

H.264, also known as MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is one of the latest video compression standards that offer significantly greater compression than its predecessors. H.264 is expected to offer up to twice the compression of the current MPEG-4 ASP (Advanced Simple Profile); in addition to improvements in quality it will be able to provide DVD-quality video at under 1 Mbps.

Speaking at the IFSEC conference in Birmingham, Mirasys CEO Jukka Riivari, said "The new generation of H.264 cameras will change the way the industry thinks about surveillance security systems. This technology allows the end user to capture and store high-resolution megapixel data, even in poor light conditions, and take advantage of the benefits at competitive prices."

Mirasys NVR Pro, a single-server solution that supports up to 32 cameras, and Mirasys NVR Enterprise, which supports multiple servers, up to 5000 IP cameras and simultaneous users with enhanced features such as audio recording and backup archiving, are the latest video surveillance software solutions from Mirasys.

Arecont recently unveiled a line of 1.3, 2, 3 and 5 megapixel cameras, to be made available as both single- and dual-sensor models, at ISC West in Las Vegas. The product line will support multi-streaming capabilities for the transmission of multiple video streams at different video formats, frame rates, and resolutions. This proprietary implementation of H.264 compression technology provides fully compliant video streams up to a 25-fold reduction in data storage requirements over the MJPEG format.Video from Arecont's H.264 megapixel cameras can be scaled to 1920 x 1080, or 1280 x 720 resolution with a 16 x 9 aspect ratio for a true High Definition format. Multiple virtual cameras can be streamed by selecting regions of interest within the image and acquiring them independently.

"Arecont is excited to have Mirasys supporting our pioneering line of cameras," said Dr. Vladimir Berezin, president of Arecont Vision. "This new generation of video compression enables users across the security industry to benefit from a combination of high resolution and bandwidth efficiency at a very competitive price and we are looking forward to increasing our support partner base for our H.264 video camera line in the near future."