Sony Unveils IPELA Security Cameras and Network Surveillance Recorders at ISC West Show

LAS VEGAS (ISC WEST, Booth # 22063), April 5, 2006 – Sony Electronics is introducing two new IPELA cameras and three network recorders at this year’s International Security Conference (ISC) West in Las Vegas. Other announcements...

Sony Offers Motorola-Compatible IPELA Cameras

As part of a reseller agreement with Motorola, Inc., Sony Electronics today announced that its IPELA SNC-RX550N/W-MT and SNC-RX550N/B-MT cameras are compatible with Motorola’s MOTOMESH technology, which supports up to four radio networks in a single access point, and Motorola’s Mesh Enabled Architecture (MEA), a wireless network that maximizes performance and bandwidth efficiency. These cameras differ from Sony’s standard SNC-RX550N models since they are designed specifically for Motorola network compatibility.

Being sold by Motorola as its Mesh Camera Wireless Video Networking System, according to the company, the compatibility of its mesh technology with Sony’s camera transforms it into a router in the network. The solution is ideal for municipalities looking to improve incident response via cost-effective wireless video monitoring, said Motorola officials.

Through MOTOMESH and MEA wireless PC modem cards, the SNC-RX550N/W-MT and B-MT cameras will draw less power than those cameras requiring external modems and access points, allowing municipalities to reduce deployment costs upwards of 50 percent. Sony's IPELA SNC-RX550N/W-MT and B-MT cameras, compatible with Motorola’s mesh networking technology, will be available in May through select resellers.

Laguna and Newport Beach Installations

The task of monitoring and maintaining the safety of swimmers along Laguna and Newport Beach on the California coast is now aided by a wireless deployment of Sony IPELA SNC-RZ25N robotic network cameras. The innovative adaptation of IP-based security technology is key in the off season, when it serves as a force multiplier for the beaches’ limited lifeguard staff – giving them a better chance to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. Eric Bauer, lifeguard battalion chief for the Newport Beach Fire Department, said that the initial test of the IPELA system was completed last fall. The first 10 cameras have been deployed to assist through the off season this winter. In addition to delivering visual information back to the command center, according to Bauer, patrol teams will also have access through laptops in patrol vehicles. He added that before long, cameras will be on duty all along the beach and become a regular part of the scenery just like lifeguard towers.

Orlando Regional Healthcare Chooses Sony

Orlando Regional Healthcare (ORH), a private, not-for-profit healthcare network with 1,572-beds spread over eight hospitals in the Orlando, Fla. area, is migrating from analog video security to an IP-based system using Sony’s IPELA SNC-DF70N mini dome, fixed-angle network camera in what will grow, according to hospital officials, to be a 500-plus IP camera installation over the next three years. The decision to replace the existing analog system came after hospital officials saw that future security needs at the growing institution could not be met without the fundamental improvements that IP-based systems offer.