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Pelco Releases Endura 1.3 for Video Security Management

Clovis, CA – Pelco is proud to announce the upcoming October release of Endura 1.3, the newest version of its industry-leading enterprise-class IP-based video security system software. Endura 1.3 delivers more power and flexibility to users, via an array of new features and usability enhancements. “More than just a set of products, Endura is a foundational architecture on which Pelco is delivering a range of solutions that continues to transform the security industry and deliver new value to customers,” says Rob Morello, Pelco Senior Product Sales Manager. “The release of Endura 1.3 is another new chapter in the exciting Endura story.

“When it comes to mission-critical video security, enterprise-class users bring a heavy list of requirements,” adds Morello. “They need unparalleled reliability, redundancy, scalability, expandability, flexibility, and of course, a superior image. What’s more, because most enterprise class video security users are still somewhere in the migration from analog to digital systems, they need a solution that is compatible with both current and future technologies. Endura delivers high-performance video recording and flexible configuration options to the demanding enterprise surveillance market.”

Since Endura was launched in 2005, professional systems integrators around the world have earned their Endura Certification. And the result has been the successful implementation of Endura Video Systems in a wide range of applications – from security and surveillance to operational efficiency – in a variety of locations, including government facilities, healthcare organizations, cruise ships, casinos, university campus environments, airports, as well as commercial and industrial installations.

“We strongly encourage that existing Endura Certified System Integrators take this opportunity to upgrade their end users’ systems with the latest software release,” continues Morello. “We have worked very hard to incorporate features that the market has demanded, as well as those that we know will make their Endura installations that much more robust, powerful and user friendly.”

What’s new in Endura 1.3:

Support for New Endura Products: Endura 1.3 provides support for new extensions to the Endura family, including the Spectra III EVS IP camera positioning system and DVR5300. Spectra III EVS brings the power of the industry leading line of PTZ cameras to the Endura family, enabling greater flexibility for pushing intelligence to the edge of the network. DVR5300, capable of recording from analog cameras or IP streams, provides the ideal bridge between existing analog installations and a fully distributed IP video system. This is important for any enterprise with a significant investment in a video surveillance system, seeking to plan a sensible migration to network-based video.

Expanded Frame Rate Choices: Endura 1.3 allows users to select any of four frame rates (30/25, 15/12.5, 10/8.3, 6/5 – NTSC/PAL) and three resolutions (CIF, 2CIF, 4CIF) on each channel. With the 2IPS rate in EnduraStor™, Endura now offers 15 frame rate/resolution combinations. Now more than ever, users gain even better control over storage requirements, which could translate to lower cost of ownership. With EnduraStor, users can record video in full motion and then automatically “prune” stored video after a user-determined period of time. For customers who need to capture as much detail and action as possible in their video, EnduraStor breaks through the constraints of time-lapse recording while managing storage needs.

System Diagnostics: Since its release last year, Endura has set the standard for diagnostic reporting in IP-based video systems with systemized monitoring. Endura 1.3 takes diagnostics to the next level, with a new Diagnostic display window. Now diagnostics are woven seamlessly into the entire Endura system. Operators and users can monitor system performance from anywhere on the network, giving customers and integrators more power and flexibility than ever before.

Audio Associations: A single audio channel can be assigned to multiple cameras; multiple audio channels can be assigned to a single channel. Audio offers a powerful complement to video for assessing response to real-time events and for post-event evidence.

Additional PTZ Control: In addition to Coaxitron and Pelco D protocols, Endura 1.3 also supports Pelco P protocol for control of pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

New Usability Enhancements: a number of new features offer powerful and time-saving functionality for end-users, including an expanded language set, new search options, drag-and-drop of multiple cameras into a workspace, improved logging of “locked” video, easier playback of exported video, and many more features.

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