Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Americaâ€™s Imaging Products Division announced an agreement with DICE Corporation to integrate Mitsubishiâ€™s 4700 Series and 5000 Series digital video recorders (DVRs) with DICEâ€™s Central Station Monitoring System (CSMS). DICEâ€™s powerful and highly flexible suite of database, functional, backup and support products will immediately enhance the integration, performance and operation of Mitsubishi DVRs within one unified platform.
"Mitsubishi has long designed our DVRs to provide advanced security imaging, intuitive user-level operation and consistently reliable performance," said Jeff Kiuchi, product specialist for Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Imaging Products Division. "Todayâ€™s announcement with DICE extends this unique value proposition even further into the enterprise, and seamlessly provides central station customers with remote management capabilities."
With Central Station Alarm Monitoring in place, security personnel in the central monitoring station immediately receive split-screen video feeds when an alarm sounds. These images show live video paired with archived video from the alarm location, allowing personnel to quickly scan the current scene and review what happened just prior to the alarm. They can then assess the situation and quickly decide the best course of action. The system is vital for any enterprise that uses central stations, such as banks, large retailers or home monitoring centers.
Central Station Alarm Monitoring is just one of many Mitsubishi security solution modules that may be mixed and matched with other applications and hardware; they can also be customized to an organizationâ€™s specific needs.
DICEâ€™s suite of CSMS products includes Caller ID, which helps to avoid errors by monitoring incoming calls to central station and an authority database that can be used in the dispatch of location-based and monitoring services. Its Menu Generator allows central station users to customize menus and access by operators, and its Query report-generating aid allows operators to search, access and transfer ASCII files to applications such as Microsoft Excel.
Other CSMS features include Storm Mode for use during heavy-traffic times of natural disasters or acts of nature; Hot Redundancy, a file-mirroring technology supported by a complete standby facility; and Dealer Services designed to automate all of the central station's dealer activity by performing tasks such as assigning specific account number ranges to each dealer for look-ups and report sorting.
"Mitsubishi understands the demands of security professionals and develops products accordingly," noted Mike Simpson, president of DICE Corporation. "This is an attribute that we value and share at DICE and a reason why todayâ€™s agreement makes so much sense for our companies and for our clients. We look forward to working with Mitsubishi to advance the functionality and integration of security systems to reducing shrinkage and securing public and private spaces."