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Published by Ellen on May 20, 2015 9:06 AM

VIdeoSurveillance.com has just added a trove of new and exciting security cameras to its online store, including cameras from trusted manufacturers like Axis, Vivotek, and Mobotix. The new Axis cameras include the P1365, P1365-E, P5624-E, P5635-E, and the new Axis IP Video Store Station. The P1365 & P1365-E are two powerful fixed box IP surveillance cameras offered by Axis, both with 1080p HD video resolutioin. The P1365-E camera is built for arctic weather conditions, allowing it to thrive in temperatures between -40 F and 122 F. The P5624-E and P5635-E are high-performance PTZ IP surveillance cameras with 720p HD and 1080p HD resolution, respectively. Both are designed to withstand outdoor conditions, and each comes with wide dynamic range to balance out poor to difficult lighting scenarios. The Axis IP Video Store Station is an innovative camera system for entryways, enabling 2-way communication for high-security environments. The IP video store station is outdoor-ready and delivers 720p HD resolution.

We've also added a heavy-duty Vivotek IP camera to our store: the Vivotek IB338-HR bullet camera with an embedded PoE extender. This camera makes power distribution in outdoor or indoor environments simplifed as it includes an embedded PoE extender for covering distances up to 300 meters (or just over 984 feet). The IB338-HR delivers 1 MP resolution. Finally, we've got a noteworthy Mobotix camera to brag about: the Mobotix C25 hemispheric camera, specifically built for suspended ceilings. The hemispheric camera has a diameter of just 4.7 inches, making it small in size and virtually undetectable to passersby. It also weighs just 200 grams. Below, we've featured the C25 hemispheric camera:

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Published by Ellen on November 8, 2012 8:25 AM

On November 9, 2012, VideoSurveillance.com will offer Arecont Vision's top-tier 180° and 360° panoramic surveillance cameras, including the AV20185 (180° panoramic model) and AV20365 (360° panoramic model). These aesthetically pleasing dome-shaped cameras are a must-have for large, open spaces where monitoring ultra-wide shots is critical.

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Published by Ellen on September 4, 2012 8:40 AM

In the last two months, vandals have torn down or stolen some of the American Flags decorating Route 1 Bridge over the Mianus River in Greenwich, Colorado. Now for more than a month, the flags have been under the surveillance of a leading-edge IP security camera by manufacturer Arecont Vision.

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Published by Ellen on May 15, 2012 2:56 PM

According to a recent report released by IMS Research, Axis is now ranked as the number one provider of surveillance cameras worldwide. The report, which looked at global manufacturers of both analogue and network cameras, found that network camera sales are expected to account for roughly 60% of global surveillance camera sales by 2016, a significant increase from 40% in 2011. The positive finding demonstrates the industry shift from analogue video to IP-based video.

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Published by Margeaux on October 31, 2011 9:46 AM

As of today, Milestone's XProtect Device Pack 5.7 is available. The update enables support for dozens of IP cameras and devices from manufacturers such as ACTi, Sony and Vivotek. In addition, the new update offers improved support for existing products.

The new device pack is valid for the following XProtect video management software: Corporate, Enterprise, Professional, Express, Essential, Go, Basic Plus, Basic and Matrix.

For more information on which devices are now supported and other changes, read the Device Pack Release Notes.

Download XProtect Device Pack 5.7.

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Published by Margeaux on October 27, 2011 12:27 PM

QNAP recently released its latest firmware update for VioStor NVRs. Upgrading to version 3.5.1 enables high capacity storage on VS-2008, VS-2004L and VioStor Pro NVRs by adding support for 3TB SATA hard drives.

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Published by Margeaux on October 18, 2011 8:32 AM

Located in an affluent Argentine neighborhood, Nine Shopping center is home to 80 retail shops, a movie cinema, food court and parking lots. To secure this expansive and diverse retail area, mall officials invested in a video surveillance system featuring Axis security cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on October 6, 2011 11:47 AM

We already shared some of the highlights of last month’s ASIS 2011 with you, and now we have another one. Megapixel-specialist, Arecont Vision unveiled its new D4SO series of MegaDome compact all-in-one outdoor domes at the trade show as well.

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Published by Margeaux on September 30, 2011 7:49 AM

The Bulgarian RIO Pravetz Golf and Spa recently unveiled its brand new gaming casino. To minimize security threats, the luxury resort installed a top of the line video surveillance system featuring Axis network cameras and Milestone XProtect video management software.

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Published by Margeaux on September 22, 2011 11:27 AM

Exacq has released a new version of exacqVision video management software today.

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Published by Amelia on September 21, 2011 3:17 PM

They grow up so fast. Yesterday Axis hosted a birthday party for the 15-year anniversary of the network video camera at ASIS 2011. In September of 1996, Axis launched the network camera industry by introducing the world's first IP camera at a tradeshow in the U.S. While the camera was initially intended for Web attraction, it was the first step in the changeover from analog CCTV technology to IP surveillance.

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Published by Amelia on September 20, 2011 3:46 PM

Milestone Systems is keeping the new product momentum going at ASIS International 2011 by announcing a full refresh of their XProtect product line. Milestone also introduced the new XProtect Express, a budget-friendly version of the popular VMS software.

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Published by Amelia on September 20, 2011 3:04 PM

There are some exciting new products coming out of the Panasonic exhibit at ASIS International 2011 this week. Early on in the security show, the manufacturer introduced a new line of i-PRO SmartHD weather-resistant cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on September 16, 2011 2:25 PM

Arecont Vision named Milestone Systems its technology partner of the year. This award is reserved to recognize partners with whom Arecont Vision has joined forces with to expand and support the market for megapixel network surveillance camera systems.

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Published by Amelia on September 9, 2011 1:55 PM

Faced with an outdated system, the Phuket International Airport undertook a project to increase security by providing better monitoring on the taxiway connecting runways to the terminal and other airport facilities. Four Vivotek IP8332 day/night H.264 bullet cameras were installed at strategic locations on the taxiway and by the boarding gates. The cameras are supported by Vivotek’s video management software ST7501.

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Published by Margeaux on September 2, 2011 2:07 PM

We are now offering two additional cameras, the Vivotek PZ8111 PTZ indoor daytime camera and the Vivtotek IP8331 day/night outdoor bullet.

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Published by Margeaux on September 2, 2011 8:01 AM

Axis creates products that make video surveillance systems easier to install and use. Such is the case with two of our recently added items, the T8412 Installation Display and the P7701 Network Video Decoder.

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Published by Margeaux on August 31, 2011 9:39 AM

We have added two Axis PTZ cameras and two fixed camera from Vivotek to our lineup of network dome cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on August 29, 2011 2:42 PM

New York City's finest restaurants rely on food suppliers to provide a steady stream of safe and fresh ingredients. For this reason, Pat La Frieda Wholesale Meat Company has upped their security by installing Arecont Vision megapixel cameras throughout its facility.

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Published by Margeaux on August 25, 2011 8:38 AM

Good news for Milestone XProtect users; Milestone has further expanded its comprehensive list of supported IP cameras with the new XProtect Device Pack 5.6. This free upgrade also offers updated support for IP cameras previously supported by XProtect.

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Published by Amelia on August 22, 2011 3:32 PM

When Alloin, an international player in the freight and courier market needed a video management software solution to help support their anti-intruder video surveillance system for their 33 courier depots, they turned to Milestone XProtect Enterprise. XProtect Enterprise is ideally suited for handling multi-site operations with rich functionality and resilience on high data traffic servers.

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Published by Amelia on August 15, 2011 2:43 PM

SecuritySpy, a multi-camera video surveillance software solution for the Mac platform recently released SecuritySpy 2.1, an update to their previous software version. SecuritySpy comes with features that include motion detection, real-time compression of multiple video and audio feeds, remote monitoring, and more.

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Published by Amelia on August 3, 2011 4:13 PM

Mobotix is rolling out a new IP camera that supports high-quality 6.2 megapixel dual images using two 3.1 megapixel image sensors and two different types of lenses. With this innovative set-up, the camera can provide a total panorama, 180-degree view of the scene and supports synchronized exposure settings with linked image control. The D14 offers higher maximum frame rates in all resolutions.

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Published by Amelia on July 20, 2011 2:49 PM

Images captured by five Axis IP cameras recently led to the arrest of thieves that broke into one of Scotland's leading refrigeration and catering equipment suppliers. The Glasgow-based HiTec Refrigeration was first notified of the break-in by their alarm system. However, when security personnel arrived the thieves were long gone.

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Published by Amelia on July 18, 2011 2:33 PM

At a recent security show in Taiwan Vivotek walked away a big winner at The Camera Excellence Awards. Taking home an award for the IP8162P network camera from the advanced Supreme series, the camera had to pass through a two phase selection process to meet rigorous eligibility requirements.

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Published by Margeaux on July 11, 2011 8:26 AM

When people head out on the town looking for a bit of adventure, most don't want to compromise their safety for a good time. Increasingly, clubs like Karel van Mander in Copenhagen, Denmark, are installing video surveillance systems to help keep crime and violence out. This upscale night club recently began using Milestone XProtect to manage its network video surveillance system. In addition to increasing safety and security, the nightclub also uses the system to provide proof in the case of discrimination claims.

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Published by Margeaux on June 30, 2011 10:13 AM

VideoSurveillance is offering five new Axis cameras, including three rugged outdoor network cameras and two indoor PTZ network dome cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on June 27, 2011 10:41 AM

Oklahoma's Wyandotte Nation Casino has added Panasonic IP cameras and NVRs into its new hybrid video surveillance system. The Casino's aim for the new system is to increase safety and minimize crime, while incorporating existing analog cameras, monitors and DVRs. As it turns out, the new system is so powerful that it surpasses the State Gaming Commission's standards.

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Published by Margeaux on June 22, 2011 11:18 AM

Arecont Vision is releasing two new day/night panoramic cameras boasting 20 megapixels. Available in a 180-degree model and a 360-degree model, these high resolution cameras can do the work of an entire fleet of conventional cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on June 20, 2011 10:10 AM

Axis recently announced a new PTZ dome camera with HDTV quality video and 360-degree panoramic view. Featuring two different lenses, the P5544 is part of Axis' collection of Panopsis cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on June 16, 2011 1:46 PM

Milestone XProtect Essential has been named the Professional Security Installer Software Product of 2011. Since its release last year, XProtect Essential has been lauded for its ease of use, affordable price point and broad functionality.

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Published by Margeaux on June 14, 2011 4:09 PM

This past January, France unveiled its new multisport stadium to the world, complete with an innovative network camera system featuring Milestone Xprotect and Sony IP cameras. Located in Le Mans, the large venue can support up to 38,000 people during concerts and 25,000 during sporting events such as soccer and rugby. With such a vast capacity, MMArena poses a challenging surveillance scenario.

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Published by Margeaux on June 13, 2011 2:31 PM

Dream Park could be called the Universal Studios of the Middle East. The Egyptian amusement park was created in 1999 and recently upgraded its video surveillance system to include cutting edge IP video technology.

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Published by Margeaux on June 7, 2011 11:40 AM

Vivotek has released a new video codec which enables video to be divided into layers that can be individually configured for resolution and frame rate. Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is based on industry-leading H.264 video compression.

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Published by Margeaux on June 6, 2011 2:48 PM

One of Finland's largest malls recently updated its CCTV system with cutting edge IP video technology. Veljekset Keskinen hosts more than 5 million shoppers per year, making it a challenging surveillance application.

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Published by Margeaux on June 3, 2011 12:50 PM

Axis has added two new small dome IP cameras to its lineup of network surveillance cameras. The P5512 and the outdoor P5512-E offer 360-degree pan and 12x optical zoom for thorough coverage of wide areas. With a width of less than 7.5 inches wide, these unobtrusive cameras are suited for monitoring large areas.

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Published by Margeaux on June 2, 2011 11:28 AM

A Zurich museum has installed numerous IP cameras, including ten ACTi ACM-5611 cameras. This megapixel box camera can be used with interchangeable lenses, making it easy to customize its coverage to specific requirements.

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Published by Margeaux on June 1, 2011 1:47 PM

QNAP is releasing a new version of its VMobile app that enables Android users to reap the benefits of mobile monitoring. With an Android in hand, users can view live footage from numerous cameras and enjoy the convenience of touch screen controls. Options include multi-channel display, sequential video display, alarm notifications and more.

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Published by Margeaux on May 27, 2011 1:39 PM

The National Palace of Portugal is lauded for its cultural significance and beauty. The castle towers on a hill overlooking the town of Sintra and hosts a number of tourists throughout the year. Officials wanted to be able to monitor activities at the palace without obstructing its aesthetics, so they discreetly placed 72 ACTi IP cameras throughout the premesis.

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Published by Margeaux on May 26, 2011 8:15 AM

Axis announced this spring its impending release of the Q6035. This network dome camera offers extensive PTZ capabilities, such as 360-degree endless pan and 20x optical zoom. Combined with autofocus and a wide 16:9 field of view, the Q6035 can cover a lot of space without comprising details.

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Published by Margeaux on May 23, 2011 9:37 AM

Roger and Kam Subways serves lunch fare at 15 locations across the greater Vancouver metro area. The owner of the Canadian business recently installed ACTi network cameras to monitor its sandwich shops. In an ironic twist, one location was robbed just a week later.

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Published by Margeaux on May 18, 2011 4:40 PM

Axis is adding another high performance IP camera to its impressive lineup. The Q6032 is designed for indoor use and well suited for applications requiring powerful zoom and facial detection.

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Published by Margeaux on May 18, 2011 4:11 PM

Joining the ranks of the Axis P33 camera series is the new P3367, which is available in an indoor and outdoor model. These fixed dome cameras boast 5 megapixels, perfect for capturing highly detailed images of people and surroundings.

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Published by Margeaux on May 18, 2011 2:46 PM

QNAP released the latest upgrade to VMobile, its remote viewing app for Apple touch screen devices. Version 1.0.3 offers improvements both in quality and in convenience.

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Published by Margeaux on May 17, 2011 1:09 PM

Good news for those using Vivotek IP cameras; now you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a remote monitoring station. iViewer allows users to view live video feeds from anywhere within a 3G network with a compatible touch screen device.

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Published by Margeaux on May 17, 2011 9:52 AM

Today Axis announced an exciting development in network video surveillance. The new Q1602 is reportedly the most light sensitive surveillance camera available. This fixed bullet camera is well suited for demanding applications such as city surveillance and perimeter monitoring.

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Published by Margeaux on May 16, 2011 10:16 AM

When Platte Valley Schools (PVS) decided to begin a network video program, authorities looked for an easy to use and affordable solution. The northern Colorado schools selected ACTi IP cameras and software to monitor its elementary, middle and high school buildings, which are located on one large campus.

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Published by Margeaux on May 10, 2011 2:03 PM

Throughout the world, medical laboratories are essential to preventing, diagnosing and tracking chronic disease. Video surveillance is an excellent solution for protecting and monitoring health professionals, as well as valuable equipment. Subsequently, a major Egyptian company recently installed numerous ACTi IP cameras to secure its numerous nationwide labs.

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Published by Margeaux on April 29, 2011 3:02 PM

Panasonic is releasing two new network vandal-resistant dome cameras: the WV-SF346 and WV-SF342. The new rugged cameras excel in noise reduction and offer wide dynamic range to compensate for high contrast lighting scenarios. Both have integrated video motion detector technology that can be customized to the needs of an application with four detection areas, 15 sensitivity levels and two privacy zones.

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Published by Margeaux on April 8, 2011 3:37 PM

Milestone XProtect software is monitoring beaches and ocean swells around the world with its powerful network video management tools. Australian and American coastal management officials are connecting IP cameras to the open platform IP video management software to reap the benefits of secure live monitoring, real-time data collection and camera controls.

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Published by Margeaux on April 5, 2011 9:21 AM

Long Island, New York has installed thousands of Panasonic network video cameras to monitor approximately 50 public buildings. For example, several of its fire houses now monitor entry ways so that visitors can be granted access based on physical identification. Panasonic network cameras are also monitoring the interior and exterior of jails and other publically-funded buildings.

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Published by Margeaux on April 4, 2011 8:32 AM

Nestled in the Appalachian mountains of northwest Pennsylvania is Clarion University. Here, a system of vandal-proof Panasonic WV-NW502SIP cameras managed by Panasonic's WJ-ND400 network video recorder monitors campus to help keep students and faculty safe.

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Published by Margeaux on March 31, 2011 8:57 AM

Milestone Systems recently announced its impending release of a new product, the XProtect Essential NVR. Designed for easy setup and usability, this stand alone network video recorder comes equipped with preinstalled video management software and runs on Windows 7.

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Published by Margeaux on March 17, 2011 11:24 AM

Boasting an incredibly compact build, Axis' new M50 cameras provide discreet 360° surveillance.

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Published by Margeaux on March 2, 2011 9:34 AM

Taiwan is home to one of Asia's largest retail centers. Dream Mall boasts more than 2,000 stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theater and a roof-top amusement park. In addition, it has a parking lot capable of accommodating 3,000 cars. The challenge of securing such a large and versatile property requires reliable, cutting edge technology. Accordingly, Dream Mall managers opted to go with QNAP network video recorders to manage 600 Panasonic cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on February 28, 2011 10:04 AM

Panasonic has announced a new rugged outdoor version of its i-PRO SmartHD dome camera. The new Super Dynamic WV-SW395 is equipped against direct sunlight, humidity, water, dust, extreme temperatures and challenging weather.

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Published by Margeaux on February 25, 2011 10:21 AM

QNAP has announced the release of its first consumer-specific standalone network video recorders. The VioStor VS-2008L and VS-2004L are Linux-embedded for reliable management of video surveillance programs. They are an economical solution for recording up to eight or four cameras respectively.

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Published by Margeaux on February 24, 2011 8:42 AM

Gas stations around the world present a challenging surveillance scenario; they seem to be a magnet for crime and vandalism. With constantly changing light, so many people coming and going and tough outdoor conditions, gas stations require durable, powerful cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on February 23, 2011 11:05 AM

VideoSurveillance.com is introducing five new Arecont Vision cameras: AV2805, AV1315, AV2815, AV1325 and AV2825. Arecont Vision is renowned for its powerful, megapixel cameras and advanced features like forensic zoom.

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Published by Amelia on February 22, 2011 3:49 PM

VideoSurveillance.com here, passing on some exciting news from Axis Communications. Axis is now offering significant price reductions on both the indoor and outdoor versions of their P1346 and P1347 megapixel network cameras. Take advantage of these incredible deals today.

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Published by Margeaux on February 22, 2011 10:10 AM

VideoSurveillance.com welcomes four new Vivotek IP cameras: Vivotek FD8133V, Vivotek FD8134V, Vivotek IP8151P and Vivotek IP8352.

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Published by Margeaux on February 21, 2011 9:56 AM

QNAP announces its ONVIF compliant update from Viostor Network Video Recorder. Firmware version 3.3.1 supports more than 1,000 models of IP cameras and video servers by 38 brands.

This upgrade offers new functions such as auto video snapshot savings, which allows users to specifically time snapshots and save to a designated sever. Another new feature is specific channel remote setting. This enables users of differing management levels to prioritize records, making it easier to quickly pull up the most important footage.

The firmware update enhances settings for local display and live view for Viostar PRO series. It also allows users to control audio and visual PTZ functions through sound cards and joystick USB connections, making it a convenient solution for retail surveillance.

The 3.3.1 update makes set up incredibly easy. Simply plug in a VGA/TV monitor and USB-driven house to view recorded video or monitor live footage.

For more information and to download the firmware version 3.3.1, click here.

VideoSurveillance.com is proud to be a certified QNAP partner and reseller. Don't forget to check out our extensive selection of QNAP servers.

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Published by Margeaux on February 17, 2011 9:22 AM

Arecont Vision has added two panoramic day/night dome cameras to its powerful SurroundVideo collection.

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Published by Margeaux on February 16, 2011 8:51 AM

An Iraq oil refinery recently updated its analog security camera system to a more robust and updated solution. Using Vivotek VS7100 video servers and Vivotek RX7101 video receivers, the oil refinery upgraded from analog video to digital video while still using existing cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on February 14, 2011 8:59 AM

A chain of pharmacies in Japan has implemented an IP surveillance system to secure its premises. Each location features 16 ACTi ACM-5611 megapixel day/night cameras to help deter and document shoplifting and employee theft.

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Published by Margeaux on February 11, 2011 4:40 PM

ExacqVision has just released the latest edition of its exacqVision VMS software.

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Published by Margeaux on February 8, 2011 8:31 AM

South African company TriBeCa imports, processes and distributes coffee beans to some of the country's most prominent food and beverage retailers. To accommodate the demands of one of its most profitable clients as well as to increase general safety, TriBeCa installed 22 Vivotek IP7142 and two FD1732 cameras on its premises.

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Published by Margeaux on February 7, 2011 10:04 AM

Swedish Space Corporation recently used an Axis wireless network camera in a world record setting experiment. The Esrange Space Center equipped a stratospheric balloon with an Axis Q6034-E PTZ dome network camera and sent it nearly 115,000 feet into the atmosphere. The balloon also carried research tools to gather data and parachutes to ease the landing.

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Published by Amelia on February 4, 2011 4:20 PM

Two Vivotek cameras were recently awarded Taiwan Excellence awards from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The awards are administered to recognize products that create outstanding value through innovation.

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Published by Amelia on January 31, 2011 3:46 PM

For increased visibility in darkness, Axis recently developed the T90C fixed dome IR-LED for all outdoor cameras in the Axis P33 series. The IR illuminator provides fixed angle illumination for network cameras in the series including the P3343-VE, P3344-VE, and P3346-VE.

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Published by Margeaux on January 27, 2011 12:16 PM

Freightliner, a leading British rail transportation company, upgraded its analog surveillance system to Axis network cameras at its Manchester terminal. Using outdoor-ready Axis cameras, Freightliner is able to identify people and get an overview of operations as well as zoom in on fine details, such as license plates and container IDs.

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Published by Margeaux on January 24, 2011 11:08 AM

Panama Ports Company (PCC) installed more than 50 Mobotix M12 day/night network cameras to monitor its Balboa and Cristobal ports. Using high resolution video, PCC is increasing crew safety and port security at two of its most important locations.

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Published by Amelia on January 21, 2011 3:56 PM

A recent study sponsored by Axis and conducted by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) found that 87% of retailers who currently use CCTV analog technology for surveillance in their retail stores are considering making the switch to IP cameras. Loss prevention executives from 49 national and regional retail companies answered questions about their current use of surveillance technology, their feelings about the overall impact of surveillance on loss prevention, and their thoughts about analog vs. IP surveillance systems.

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Published by Margeaux on January 19, 2011 8:31 AM

Belgian company A&C Systems distributes high-tech personal electronics, such as navigation devices and mobile phones. With such a large stock of valuable, easily-portable products, A&C wanted to reduce its risk of burglary by monitoring its vast property.

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Published by Amelia on January 18, 2011 3:54 PM

Following on the heels of the recent addition of sample videos from a selection of Axis IP cameras, we’ve also added video clips from Vivotek network cameras to VideoSurveillance.com. The sample video captures the Vivotek cameras in action, showcasing how the cameras function in a variety of situations including traffic monitoring, nighttime surveillance, and office environments. These sample videos help demonstrate each camera's capabilities so you can visualize how Vivotek surveillance can benefit your specific surveillance application.

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Published by Margeaux on January 13, 2011 9:44 AM

Thanks to funding from a federal grant, police in Canton, Ohio are now using Vivotek IP video surveillance cameras to monitor city crime. The Canton Police Department (CPD) recently purchased eight Vivotek IP7361 cameras for day and night surveillance of outdoor areas. Police hope strategically placed cameras will document crimes in public areas, thereby increasing accountability of criminals and helping make Canton a safer town.

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Published by Amelia on January 11, 2011 9:59 AM

Vivotek recently partnered with Milestone Systems and developed a new testing regime for ONVIF compatibility to help ensure that surveillance products will perform reliably without running into unanticipated incompatibilities. In recent years, Vivotek has taken an active role in developing ONVIF-compatible technology and products.

ONVIF defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network devices such as network cameras. The exchange of information includes video streaming, intelligence metadata, and automatic device discovery.

The full range of the 8000 series of Vivotek products is now compatible with Milestone XProtect video management software using the ONVIF interface. Cameras including the IP8161, FD8161, IP8330, IP8332, and the FD8361 have been tested for compatibility applying the new testing regime developed in-house by Vivotek using Milestone XProtect Enterprise 7.0c for around 50 test cases. The test cases looked at Smart Client live monitoring, video stream settings, ePTZ usage in megapixel cameras and more.

The latest 8000 series of Vivotek cameras have more efficient video compression using the H.264 compression standard. The 7000 series of Vivotek can also be supported by Milestone XProtect using the ONVIF interface.

To operate the cameras using the ONVIF interface select ONVIF Conformant Device in the Advanced or Manual mode of "Add hardware devices" in the XProtect software interface. This step will ensure that the Vivotek products will be detected by the Milestone software and can begin recording. Video streams from the Vivotek cameras should be configured to the H.264 compression standard for the best results.

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Published by Margeaux on January 7, 2011 9:28 AM

With the New Year come new products. Earlier this week D-Link announced its latest range of IP surveillance cameras designed specifically for use in the home

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Published by Amelia on January 5, 2011 12:04 PM

Today Milestone Systems announced the release of version 4.0 of their XProtect Corporate software. XProtect Corporate is open platform IP video management software designed for use with high-capacity, multi-site installations. The software supports an unlimited number of cameras and users.

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Published by Margeaux on January 4, 2011 12:38 PM

Located in Minnesota, Scott County Jail (SCJ) houses 264 beds and holds male, female and juvenile offenders. With 160 cells and nearly 90,000 square feet, the vast detention center poses a challenge for video surveillance. Using Milestone software and a real-time video analytics system embedded in an Axis encoder, SCJ implemented a comprehensive real-time surveillance solution.

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Published by Amelia on January 3, 2011 4:12 PM

It's one thing to talk about the superior images the following Axis IP cameras provide, and it's another thing all together to see those cameras in action. We've recently added sample videos from a selection of Axis cameras to VideoSurveillance.com. The sample video showcases the quality and scope of each camera's imagery to better help you visualize the network cameras' capabilities. The video clips show the Axis cameras at work in a variety of applications including transportation, traffic, office surveillance, and more.

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Published by Margeaux on December 10, 2010 9:17 AM

ACTi's latest IP feature in Cube cameras greatly increases the likelihood of capturing images of intruders at night without the use of expensive technology.

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Published by Amelia on November 15, 2010 9:59 AM

Offering true day and night surveillance, Sony recently introduced two new cameras for indoor and outdoor applications. Both the Sony fixed SNC-CH160 and the SNC-DH160 fixed dome HDTV IP cameras are equipped with 1.3 megapixel resolution and built-in IR illuminators that help capture images in the dark up to 15 meters (49 feet) away. Using Sony Exmor CMOS sensor technology, the SNC-CH160 and the SNC-DH160 deliver high-quality images with low noise.

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Published by Amelia on October 22, 2010 1:27 PM

Carson Oil, a petroleum distribution company located in Oregon implemented a security system that combines flexible and affordable network video recorders from Exacq with high-quality imaging from Arecont Vision surveillance cameras. The company needed a surveillance system to keep track of their operations across the state including tank farms, loading racks, rail yard operations, unattended commercial cardlock sites and convenience stores.

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Published by Amelia on October 21, 2010 1:12 PM

Taking surveillance image quality into the high-definition frontier, Panasonic is releasing the i-PRO SmartHD series of network cameras. The new line of i-PRO cameras is capable of automatic real-time face detection and can even enhance the image to make it more prominent in differently lit settings. This feature makes the new cameras ideal for retailers, convenience stores, business settings and other applications where face recognition and accurate identification is crucial.

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Published by Amelia on October 14, 2010 9:31 AM

Sony released firmware updates for a selection of IP cameras. The most recent release includes updates for the SNC-RS series, the SNC-RH series, the SNC-RX series and the SNT-EX/EP series cameras.

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Published by Amelia on October 8, 2010 3:35 PM

ACTi is introducing a new camera for convenient, high-quality true day/night surveillance. The TCM-7811fixed dome camera is designed as an outdoor-ready surveillance solution complete with weatherproof and tamper-resistant casing. The ACTi camera has a megapixel CCD sensor that elevates the standard of night video quality.

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Published by Amelia on October 6, 2010 9:53 AM

Hillfresh, a major Dutch fruit and vegetable distributor is now using IQinVision HD megapixel camera technology to improve security and operations at its facility in the Netherlands. Hillfresh has an almost 124,000 square foot facility that handles imports and exports for 21,000 pallets of fruits and vegetables each year. The company installed 21 IQEye HD Megapixel Cameras in strategic locations across the facility.

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Published by Amelia on September 24, 2010 4:08 PM

In the wake of the tragic disappearance of Kyron Horman in Portland, Oregon in early June, Portland Public Schools is considering outfitting schools with Arecont Vision cameras. Skyline Elementary School, where Kyron was last seen, installed the high-resolution cameras before the new school year began.

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Published by Amelia on September 14, 2010 3:28 PM

The Rose Bowl, home of Hampshire Cricket is upgrading their video surveillance system with Sony High Definition IP video cameras. With a capacity for over 20,000 cricket fans on match days, the Rose Bowl needed a video surveillance solution that would help streamline their security system. The stadium will be using 14 Sony SNC-RH164 HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras as well as 8 fixed HD Sony SNC-CH140 cameras to monitor the internal and external grounds of the stadium.

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Published by Dan on August 27, 2010 4:09 PM

ACTi just announced the release of its new Standalone XNR IP surveillance solution. The ACTi Standalone XNR features built-in NVR software and operates as a true plug-and-play solution for IP-based applications. This reliable system features an embedded Linux NVR along and boasts RAID storage to automatically back up and save recorded files, while eliminating the fear of losing files due to hardware failure.

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Published by Dan on August 23, 2010 4:07 PM

The North Carolina Department of Corrections has deployed a hybrid surveillance solution that incorporates both IP and analog security cameras to monitor prisons throughout the state. The new system replaces aging DVRs with exacq's more versatile hybrid servers. Currently 60 exacqVision Hybrid Systems are being used to manage 1,600 analog cameras and 300 IP cameras positioned in the state's prison facilities.

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Published by Amelia on July 30, 2010 4:28 PM

ExacqVision recently released version 4.2 of their video management software. ExacqVision’s software provides a cost-effective option for recording and managing video from IP cameras. A popular video management system, the latest release of the software is compatible with all ExacqVision hybrid and IP video surveillance solutions as well as a wide range of IP network cameras and encoders from other manufacturers. With Version 4.2, several manufacturers had their cameras added to the list of those IP cameras compatible with the software.

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Published by Dan on July 20, 2010 4:10 PM

Last week Pelco released a new version of its Spectra IV IP dome camera system featuring H.264 video compression. The latest edition of the Spectra IV gives users the flexibility to choose between MJPEG, MPEG4 and leading-edge H.264 compression to reduce bandwidth consumption and storage requirements. H.264 helps to considerably reduce video file sizes without compromising image quality. This makes it ideal for applications requiring high-resolution video. Since video files are smaller with H.264, there's less burden on the network, and less drive space is required for recording and storing video.

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Published by Amelia on July 19, 2010 10:24 AM

Upgrading the functionality of its AutoDome Camera System, Bosch Security Systems introduced a new TCP/IP Communications Module. Easily added to any existing AutoDome Modular camera, the communications module features H.264 main profile compression, Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA), and is compliant with the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard.

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Published by Dan on June 30, 2010 4:49 PM

ACTi has strengthened its IP camera line with the release of the ACM-7011, a robust dome camera built to handle the most demanding outdoor surveillance applications. The camera has a rugged housing that's both weatherproof and vandal-resistant. Apparently the folks in the ACTi lab even drove over it with a car (hopefully not by accident) and the thing kept on functioning without a hitch.

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Published by Amelia on June 28, 2010 3:43 PM

D-Link unveiled a new addition to their line of wireless cameras this week, the DCS-5635 Pan/Tilt/Zoom network camera. The DCS-5635 provides a professional IP surveillance solution while streaming high-quality live video over the Internet. The new camera offers a host of different ways to view live footage on the go, while still maintaining a secure connection.

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Published by Dan on June 23, 2010 2:04 PM

This week Bosch announced some new additions to its AutoDome Easy series, including a fresh batch of compact PTZ network cameras for both indoor and outdoor use. The new AutoDome Easy II IP series aims to provide discreet surveillance solutions offering advanced features not found in most compact PTZ dome cameras.

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Published by Dan on June 21, 2010 3:33 PM

Bosch Security Systems was recently honored with a PSI Premier Award for its Dinion 2x range of IP network cameras. Hailed by PSI as the CCTV Product of the Year 2010, the Bosch Dinion IP camera series features network cameras that combine a proprietary wide dynamic range CCD sensor and 20-bit digital signal processor to offer exceptionally detailed image quality in low-light conditions.

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Published by Dan on June 11, 2010 4:18 PM

Bosch just announced a new series of NVRs and DVRs designed for applications using a mix analog CCTV cameras and IP network cameras. The Bosch 700 Series Hybrid Recorder supports up to 16 analog cameras and 16 IP cameras, while the 700 Series Network Recorder is an all-in-one IP video solution that supports up to 32 IP cameras with H.264 compression.

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Published by Dan on June 9, 2010 3:56 PM

Law enforcement and traffic authorities in Korea have turned to Arecont Vision MegaVideo IP cameras to watch over a recently constructed motor vehicle tunnel. This demanding surveillance application requires exceptional image detail in order to recognize license plate numbers in dimly lit conditions. The newly installed surveillance system uses Arecont Vision AV3130 MegaVideo IP cameras to meet these needs.

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Published by Dan on May 25, 2010 4:12 PM

Earlier this month we told you about a new app from Exacq designed for remote video monitoring via the iPhone or iPad. Now Honeywell is in on the action with the release of their new Total Connect communications service. The system, which is available as an app for users of the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and the new iPad, allows users to view live video on the move, and sends automated alerts in emergency situations, or at scheduled times.

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Published by Dan on May 19, 2010 3:59 PM

Bosch has unveiled a new family of standalone IP cameras, each offering a removable 16GB SD card that can record days of footage inside the camera. The Bosch IP 200 Series is geared towards applications such as small office surveillance and video security for retail shops.

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Published by Dan on May 11, 2010 10:34 AM

Yesterday at IFSEC, Arecont Vision introduced its new high-definition AV2805 network camera. The Arecont Vision AV2805 is a full HD 1080p camera that delivers 1920x1080 video at up to 30 frames per second for detailed monitoring and recording.

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Published by Dan on May 6, 2010 2:03 PM

Exacq has developed a new app that acts as a fully featured video surveillance viewer for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Exacq NVR Viewer allows you to view your IP cameras remotely in real-time, and search and playback recorded video. You can even control pan/tilt/zoom camera functions.

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Published by Dan on May 5, 2010 4:01 PM

VideoIQ is set to show off its line of iCVR intelligent surveillance products at next week's IFSEC security conference. The iCVR series of cameras, encoders and video management software aims to create surveillance solutions that offer the option of zero bandwidth recording, while providing adaptive video analytics. At IFSEC, special attention will be paid to the VideoIQ iCVR-MP megapixel network camera, the iCVR video encoder, and the VideoIQ View video management system.

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Published by Dan on April 29, 2010 1:57 PM

IFSEC 2010 is only a couple weeks away, and that means it's time for another slew of exciting new IP camera product announcements. Sony will be at this hugely popular UK security conference showing off a fresh batch of HD network cameras, including the SNC-DH180 network camera with IR illuminator, and the SNC-DH240 with innovative View-DR technology. Both cameras provide HD-quality video, which is a key focus for Sony and many manufacturers heading to the IFSEC event.

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Published by Dan on April 8, 2010 4:10 PM

Another new product line showcased at the recent ISC West conference is VideoIQ's series of iCVR-MP megapixel dome cameras. VideoIQ iCVR-MP cameras deliver high-resolution 1080p video at full frame rate, while offering sophisticated video analytics and support for IQTrack digital PTZ. This makes them well-suited for monitoring large open areas required detailed surveillance video. Each camera also comes equipped with up to a half-terabyte of onboard NVR storage. On-camera recording can reduce deployment costs, and gives you the ability to establish a surveillance solution offering zero-bandwidth recording. High-quality video can be recorded straight to the camera rather than sent over the network to a centralized storage device. This can be useful for applications where conventional surveillance installations are impossible or impractical.

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Published by Dan on March 30, 2010 4:09 PM

Panasonic is the latest in a long list of IP camera manufacturers releasing new models that promise HD picture quality. The new Panasonic lineup includes megapixel fixed network cameras, and mini-dome H.264 cameras, each boasting i-Pro Smart HD high-performance features.

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Published by Dan on March 26, 2010 11:48 AM

Arecont Vision is unveiling its AV10005 series of megapixel cameras at ISC West 2010. The Arecont Vision AV10005 is unique in that it combines the resolution of a 10-megapixel camera and full HD 1080p performance at 30 frames per second, all in the same camera system. This innovative dual mode camera offers 33 times the resolution of standard VGA-resolution cameras, and uses H.264 compression to reduce network bandwidth usage while conserving storage space.

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Published by Dan on March 25, 2010 4:08 PM

Panasonic Systems has announced a new 4-channel video encoder that offers easy integration between analog security cameras and IP networked system applications. The Panasonic WJ-GXE500 encoder is a hybrid solution designed for those transitioning from analog to IP-based surveillance. Analog footage is converted to digital, and streamed using H.264 compression to optimize network bandwidth and storage space.

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Published by Dan on March 23, 2010 2:28 PM

At this week's ISC West conference in Las Vegas, Panasonic is unveiling two economical IP camera/NVR bundled systems. Each system includes four network cameras. You can choose a package with high-resolution megapixel cameras with H.264 compression, or one with standard digital IP network cameras. Both are geared towards small business video surveillance applications such as convenience stores and fast-food restaurants.

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Published by Dan on March 22, 2010 3:43 PM

IQinVision is expanding its popular IQeye Basic Line of mini dome network cameras. The new camera models will be on display this week at the ISC West conference in Las Vegas. Exciting features available with the latest IQeye offerings include H.264 compression and HD megapixel picture quality.

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Published by Dan on March 17, 2010 3:57 PM

VideoIQ announced a slew of new products this week, including the iCVR dome camera line, boasting zero bandwidth recording and adaptive analytics, and an advanced video management system. What exactly does "zero bandwidth recording" really mean? In this case, it means each VideoIQ iCVR dome camera can hold up to half a terabyte of onboard storage. That's a significant amount compared to the amount of onboard storage we usually see. With this much storage built into the camera, you could conceivably record months worth of footage without having to stream to a central NVR. So that, in essence, is how these cameras can record without hoarding bandwidth.

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Published by Dan on March 15, 2010 3:59 PM

While we're on the subject of new camera announcements, let's take a look at the latest batch of Canon IP cameras recently added to the VideoSurveillance.com store. The new Canon network camera offerings include the VBC500VD vandal-resistant mini dome, the VB-C60 PTZ camera, and the VB-C500D mini dome.

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Published by Dan on March 10, 2010 3:49 PM

We've added a fresh batch of high-performance Sony IP cameras to our online store. The new offerings include HD cameras for critical surveillance applications, ultra-fast PTZ domes, discreet mini-dome cameras, and fixed models boasting H.264 compression.

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Published by Dan on March 9, 2010 4:07 PM

Sanyo recently announced an exciting new lineup of HD network cameras offering full frame rate and H.264/MJPEG dual codecs. We're pleased to announce this powerful collection of Sanyo IP cameras is now available in the VideoSurveillance.com online store. The Sanyo network camera series includes robust, vandal-resistant domes, fixed day/night models, zoom cameras, and high-performance PTZ cameras, all offering megapixel resolution and HDTV image quality.

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Published by Dan on March 8, 2010 4:04 PM

In the world of home entertainment, the HDTV revolution is already well underway. The consumer electronics market has made the shift from old-school television sets to high-definition plasma and LCD models. Now, the video surveillance industry is starting to take notice of this exciting technology. More and more manufacturers are beginning to offer network camera models that meet industry standards for HDTV image quality. In the VideoSurveillance.com online store, you can now find a full selection of HDTV network camera's from the industry's leading manufacturers, available in 720p and 1080p resolution. These cameras are geared towards applications requiring high-resolution images and full frame rate for identification and analysis. Examples include video security for casinos, airports, passport controls, and city surveillance.

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Published by Dan on March 5, 2010 3:54 PM

We've added Arecont Vision's new lineup of compact MegaVideo cameras to our online store. Available in megapixel formats ranging from 1.3 to 5-megapixel, these cameras are designed to make high-resolution video surveillance affordable for a variety of applications. Each camera offers full motion progressive scan for clear images without motion blur. Other key features include superior low-light performance, forensic zooming, Power over Ethernet, and built-in motion detection.

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Published by Dan on March 4, 2010 10:52 AM

ExacqVision has made Version 4.0 of its IP video surveillance management software available for download. Version 4.0 is loaded with new features to help users quickly access their IP cameras and manage surveillance footage. One of the more exciting additions to the exacqVision platform is a new mapping feature in which maps coexist with cameras. Users can place cameras directly on maps and share them across an enterprised deployment. Also, a limitless number of camera maps can be created and displayed simultaneously.

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Published by Dan on February 15, 2010 4:08 PM

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are underway in Vancouver, and like any big event that draws large crowds, security is a key concern. Of course when you're talking about the Olympic Games, it's not just one big crowd on one day, it's an entire world of fans invading Vancouver and the surrounding region for weeks on end. To better protect the various Olympic venues, Panasonic has provided a range of IP security products, including network cameras from the company's popular i-Pro series.

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Published by Dan on February 11, 2010 1:50 PM

Sony just announced four new IP cameras built to deliver high-definition surveillance footage. Each network camera model offers H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression, and can stream high-def video at up to 30 frames per second in full 1280 x 720 resolution.

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Published by Dan on February 8, 2010 4:06 PM

Bosch is releasing a new, easy-to-use video management solution geared towards small-scale surveillance applications such as shops, retail stores and pharmacies. The Bosch Video Recorder 400 is simple to setup right out of the box. All you have to do is connect your cameras and power and the unit is able to automatically begin recording. With its built-in web viewer, users can monitor cameras remotely, play back archived footage, and even configure and control their cameras from afar. And in the event of an alarm, the system's video manager will instantly send out an automated email alert.

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Published by Dan on January 27, 2010 3:30 PM

Sony is adding to its lineup of high-definition network cameras with the new SNC-CH240 full HD fixed camera. The Sony SNC-CH240 joins an already impressive catalog of HD cameras that includes fixed, minidome, and PTZ models for both indoor and outdoor surveillance applications.

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Published by Dan on January 26, 2010 4:12 PM

If you watched last Sunday's episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, you'll likely remember seeing IP cameras from Panasonic in action. Panasonic provided four splash-resistant outdoor network cameras to the program. The cameras were deployed as part of a home surveillance installation that aims to deter theft and vandalism, while allowing the homeowners to monitor their property remotely form any computer or web-enabled cell phone.

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Published by Dan on January 19, 2010 12:00 PM

A hybrid surveillance system featuring IP video equipment from IndigoVision has been deployed in Aberdeen Harbor, the UK's largest port serving the North Sea oil and gas industry. Previously the port had an analog surveillance system in place, but it recently upgraded to a solution that incorporates IP cameras and network video recorders while still utilizing the existing analog CCTV cameras.

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Published by Dan on January 13, 2010 11:32 AM

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, featuring 2,700 guest cabins and enough space to accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,160 crew members, is believed to be the world's largest cruise ship. (I'm curious to know how it stacks up against the Titanic.) Providing an effective video surveillance solution for this massive vessel posed quite a challenge. To tackle the large-scale project, planners worked out a sophisticated IP surveillance network that incorporates IP cameras, devices, wireless access points and networking equipment from Cisco.

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Published by Dan on January 11, 2010 4:09 PM

Panasonic has announced a pair of user-friendly network cameras geared towards home and small-business surveillance. The Panasonic BL-C210 is a sleek plug-and-play camera that offers easy installation and real-time remote monitoring. The Panasonic BL-C230 is a wireless network camera that allows for flexible installation in almost any indoor location.

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Published by Dan on January 8, 2010 4:05 PM

This week Arecont Vision announced the launch of a new high-resolution camera series featuring compact network cameras available in 1.3, 2, 3, or 5 megapixel formats. The new batch of cameras joins Arecont Vision's MegaVideo lineup, only these cameras are half the size as the original full-size models. Despite their small stature, they offer the same image quality, frame rates, processing, and many of the same sophisticated features as the existing MegaVideo cameras, and are designed for end-users with a tighter budget.

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Published by Dan on January 4, 2010 3:28 PM

ACTi has released a new megapixel network camera designed for detailed surveillance monitoring in both indoor and outdoor environments. The ACTi TCM-5312 is a high-performance camera that operates using an AC 24V power supply, which is common for outdoor installations. It streams clear and detailed video footage over your network and optimizes bandwidth and storage space with H.264 compression. It also supports MPEG-4 and MJPEG and allows for two simultaneous streams to meet varying needs for monitoring and recording.

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Published by Dan on December 29, 2009 3:37 PM

Toshiba has upgraded its network video recording server software to allow more flexibility in live viewing, recording, and playback. The software now enables users to simultaneously manage up to 32 local or remote IP network cameras per server.

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Published by Dan on December 23, 2009 11:11 AM

Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (EAE) is leaping into the digital surveillance age with a new IP-based system featuring network cameras and video management tools from Pelco. Already the most advanced airport in the region, EAE will now be monitored by a cutting-edge surveillance system featuring over 300 cameras, including 260 Pelco Spectra IV IP cameras, with the Endura system handling monitoring and digital video recording.

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Published by Dan on December 18, 2009 3:39 PM

Today Bosch announced a new network camera solution designed to operate without the need for a PC or digital video recorder. The Bosh NBC-225-P is an all-in-one network camera features a Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card that can record and store days of high-quality surveillance video footage. With onboard recording capabilities built into the camera, users can save costs on storage, while easing the load on network bandwidth. The camera can also be connected to the network using a single cable for power, camera control, and delivery of video and audio.

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Published by Dan on December 17, 2009 10:20 AM

This week Toshiba released the new IK-WB30A network camera designed for detail-sensitive video surveillance. The camera features an advanced two-megapixel CMOS sensor that makes it ideal for applications requiring high-resolution video for identification and analysis.

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Published by Dan on December 15, 2009 4:08 PM

In the winter months it can be a drag when you arrive at work before the sun rises only to watch it set before you return home. Imagine how IP cameras feel, having to deal with the lack of proper daylight in the dreary season. This problem is exacerbated in Finland, where there are only a few hours of daylight in the winter. It makes sense then that the Finnish town of Kurikka chose Lumenera Le175 day/night network cameras for a recent surveillance project monitoring local schools, youth centers, and other key locations.

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Published by Dan on December 3, 2009 2:52 PM

Park Central is a 550,440-square-foot complex located in the heart of Denver's downtown business district. The building contains everything from a bank and ATM machines, to a fitness room, restaurant, and a media center. In order to provide effective security for the complex, a video surveillance system incorporating both IP cameras and analog CCTV cameras was recently installed. The surveillance solution features ACTi megapixel IP cameras along with analog cameras all running to a NUUO Hybrid NDVR server.

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Published by Dan on December 1, 2009 2:11 PM

ACTi has released updated firmware for its ACD multi-channel video servers and H.264 products. The firmware (version A1D-310-V4.06.09-AC) supports all ACTi IP cameras and video servers in the H.264 platform.

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Published by Dan on November 20, 2009 2:10 PM

Bosch has released a new IP camera built to capture clear and detailed video images in difficult nighttime conditions. The Bosch ZX55 features a 9 to 90mm varifocal infrared-corrected lens for flexible video surveillance installations. Using Bosch's proprietary Black Diamond infrared technology, the camera delivers low-noise nighttime imaging up to 300 meters. This allows the ZX55 to provide outstanding long-range detail even after darkness falls.

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Published by Dan on November 17, 2009 4:10 PM

It wasn't difficult for OnSSI to put on a software demonstration at the recent 2009 ASIS International conference in Anaheim. That's because the Anaheim Convention Center, which hosted the event, is already using the OnSSI Ocularis DS IP video management platform to manage its large-scale video surveillance network.

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Published by Dan on November 9, 2009 4:03 PM

Oregon's Canby School District has deployed a new IP-based surveillance network supporting 48 IP cameras from JVC. The system features a combination of fixed mini-dome cameras and box cameras monitoring nine facility sites, including six elementary schools, a middle school, high school, and the district business office. All of the cameras are triggered by motion detection, and record to JVC network video recorders.

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Published by Dan on November 2, 2009 1:10 PM

Arecont Vision recently unveiled a new lineup of IP network cameras featuring Megaflash technology in 1.3, 2, 3 or 5 megapixel formats. These compact IP cameras are designed to capture detailed images with megapixel resolution, and come equipped with a high-speed shutter that's synchronized with an external strobe light for extremely effective license plate recognition. They're ideal for intelligent transportation system applications, and can capture clear images of vehicles moving up to 100 miles per hour.

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Published by Dan on October 30, 2009 4:32 PM

A new partnership between ACTi and iOmniscient aims to provide system integrators with comprehensive solutions for intelligent IP surveillance. The end-to-end solutions will incorporate video analytics from iOmniscient with ACTi's lineup of high-performance IP cameras.

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Published by Dan on October 28, 2009 12:20 PM

JVC is partnering up with Optex to market an IP Perimeter Protection Solution featuring JVC's V.Networks PTZ IP cameras in combination with the new REDWALL REDSCAN RLS-3060 synthesized intelligent PIR detection system. The pairing is designed to provide a powerful solution for intruder detection and prevention.

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Published by Dan on October 26, 2009 1:20 PM

D-Link has announced a new family of network video recorders designed to offer improved performance and ease-of-use when managing IP surveillance cameras. Both NVRs come bundled with sophisticated tools for video management and camera recording, while offering remote access via the internet. The lower-cost D-Link DNS-722-4 2-Bay NVR Basic supports D-Link network cameras exclusively, while the D-Link DNS-726-4 2-Bay NVR Pro is compatible with D-Link IP cameras as well as third party surveillance cameras.

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Published by Dan on October 20, 2009 3:40 PM

The British International School in Cairo (BISC) has chosen ACTi IP cameras for its new school surveillance installation. The video security systems features 44 ACTi ACM-5711 box cameras and 4 outdoor ACTi CAM-6630 speed dome cameras all managed by ACTi NVR Enterprise IP video software. The cameras were installed at key locations througout the school to increase the overall level of security for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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Published by Dan on October 7, 2009 3:28 PM

Bosh has released new versions of its Video Recording Manager (VRM) and VIDOS Professional Software Suite. Both software solutions now support video streams using cutting-edge H.264 technology. H.264 compression significantly reduces video files sizes, allowing users to stream and record higher quality video images while using less bandwidth and storage space than with previous compression technologies.

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Published by Dan on October 5, 2009 3:10 PM

Portugal's massive Palacio Do Gelo shopping complex is now being monitored by an IP-based surveillance system featuring 200 Sony network cameras. All in all, the shopping facility includes hundreds of shops and restaurants, a theater, and a supermarket. That's a lot of ground to cover. The Sony network cameras are part of an integrated solution that combines video surveillance, digital signage, and a public address system, all operating along the same IP infrastructure.

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Published by Dan on October 1, 2009 1:58 PM

Last week at the ASIS trade show, it was announced that the VideoIQ iCVR line of intelligent IP cameras is now supported by Milestone XProtect video management software. This integration provides users with a seamless solution for proactive surveillance using advanced video analytics. The VideoIQ's iCVR camera is an innovative network camera that features a built-in DVR and integrated video management. The camera and iCVR encoders will now work with Milestone XProtect Enterpise software and version 2.0 of XProtect Corporate.

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Published by Dan on September 30, 2009 1:45 PM

ASIS International announced that OnSSI's Ocularis video management software has been chosen as one of 10 winners in the 2009 ASIS Accolades competition. The software was recognized for its innovation in managing physical security information. More than 130 entries were evaluated by a panel of end users and security experts before the top 10 winners were selected.

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Published by Dan on September 28, 2009 3:49 PM

Last week at the ASIS 2009 trade show in Anaheim, Arecont Vision rolled out its latest day/night megapixel camera, the AV3135. This dual-sensor IP camera is designed to capture high-resolution video images while providing outstanding low-light sensitivity. In order to capture the highest quality footage both day and night, the Arecont Vision AV3135 features two 1/2" CMOS sensors, a 3 megapixel color sensor, and a separate 1.3 megapixel black and white senor for darker conditions. The black and white sensor has larger individual pixels to provide higher sensitivity in low light. It's also infrared sensitive, which makes the AV3135 suitable for use in completely dark situations.

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Published by Dan on September 25, 2009 3:26 PM

Sony is adding a pair of high definition network cameras to its catalog of surveillance products. The Sony SNC-CH140 is a fixed camera, while the Sony SNC-DH140 is a mini dome camera designed for applications requiring discreet surveillance. Both models incorporate the company's new high-speed Exmor CMOS image sensor which enhances image quality and offers wide dynamic capabilities for optimal performance in difficult lighting conditions.

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Published by Dan on September 24, 2009 4:02 PM

Cisco has announced a partnership with security systems specialist Pelco that will result in the development of a new high-definition IP camera line. The co-branded cameras will combine Pelco's imaging expertise with Cisco's leadership in IP networking. They'll be built on Pelco's Sarix technology platform and sold through Cisco Authorized Technology Providers.

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Published by Dan on September 22, 2009 3:57 PM

Arecont Vision is releasing a new high-resolution network camera that uses "MegaVideo" technology. What does that mean? Basically that the new Arecont Vision AV10005 IP camera can stream in multi-megapixel resolution (in this case 3,648 x 2,752 pixels) at up to 5 frames per second using H.264 or MJPEG compression. This is a 10 megapixel network camera that allows users to capture extremely detailed video images at reduced file sizes in order to make the most of available storage space and bandwidth.

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Published by Dan on September 22, 2009 2:48 PM

Our coverage from ASIS International continues with the latest news out of the TimeSight Systems camp. Today, TimeSight Systems announced a next-generation appliance platform for its intelligent surveillance NVRs. The platform has a fifty percent increase in throughput compared to the previous generation, and it allows for a single appliance to support hundreds of VGA-resolution surveillance cameras. TimeSight Systems' NVRs offer video lifecycle management (VLM) capability, and are geared towards surveillance applications requiring high-resolution video and longer retention times. VLM is the practice of reducing the file sizes of archived video over time as the older video footage becomes less relevant.

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Published by Dan on September 22, 2009 12:13 PM

The stream of new product announcements at ASIS 2009 continues to flow steadily. Today ioimage revealed the all-in-one ioicam sc1dn, an entry-level IP security camera that boasts high-performance video analytics. This is ioimage's stab at making intelligent surveillance more affordable to the end user.

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Published by Dan on September 14, 2009 1:28 PM

Panasonic has added four new IP cameras to its selection of low-cost video surveillance solutions for homes and small businesses. The Panasonic BB-HCM735, BB-HCM701, BB-HCM705, and Panasonic BB-HCM715 use advanced video processing to deliver crisp natural video images, and offer efficient streaming with leading-edge H.264 video compression. Each camera supports remote viewing via PC or cell phone so homeowners and small business owners can keep tabs on their property while away or on the move.

Other key highlights of the new fleet of Panasonic network cameras include a compact and discreet design, improved image quality and zooming capabilities, and a high-sensitivity mode that enhances images in low-light settings. Each camera also comes bundled with 16-channel video management software.

The Panasonic BB-HCM735 is a splash-resistant IP camera designed for outdoor use. The BB-HCM701 and BB-HCM705 are indoor models featuring a compact dome and tough polycarbonate body, while the Panasonic BB-HCM715 offers 10 preset camera positions and two-way audio.

VideoSurveillance.com features a broad selection of IP cameras for small business environments, from vandal-proof domes to sophisticated bullet cameras. Shop our pre-configured business security systems here.

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Published by Dan on September 11, 2009 10:29 AM

Bosch has introduced the NBC-255-P as the first offering in its new 200 Series of all-in-one IP cameras. The Bosch NBC-255-P is a compact IP camera that operates as a complete network surveillance solution, with no additional equipment required. It's designed to make surveillance of small businesses and property easy and affordable. As a stand-alone system, the camera can capture and record several days' worth of footage to an onboard Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card. The camera can also transmit video footage over the network for remote viewing and recording.

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Published by Dan on September 8, 2009 11:33 AM

The University of Texas recently installed IP cameras from D-Link to provide video security for the school's new Health Science Center. The surveillance cameras allow operators to see who's entering and leaving the high-security facility, and work to provide effective access control. The system is also used for monitoring and recording activities within the data center, for reviewing any reported incidents, and for monitoring what tasks are being performed throughout the day.

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Published by Dan on August 31, 2009 12:59 PM

ACTi has just released a couple new mini-dome network camera models built for unobtrusive surveillance in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. The ACTi ACM-3601 and ACTi ACM-3701 are compact fixed dome cameras, each featuring a vibration-proof, vandal-resistant design that makes them ideal for use in transportation vehicles, industrial locations, hotels, and other exposed areas where video security is critical. Both cameras are also weatherproof, with an IP66-rated housing to protect against dust and moisture.

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Published by Dan on August 13, 2009 9:43 AM

This week D-Link introduced two feature-rich IP network cameras designed for professional video surveillance applications. The D-Link DCS-3110 and DCS-6110 are versatile IP cameras well-suited for remote and local monitoring of everything from businesses and industrial sites to office buildings and schools.

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Published by Dan on August 3, 2009 11:39 AM

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, N.Y., is using intelligent network cameras from Sony to drastically improve its video security system. The Sony IP cameras are mounted throughout the campus and will aid in remote video monitoring of building corridors, streets, and parking lots. As part of the surveillance upgrade, most of the school's 200 existing analog security cameras have been replaced with a mix of Sony IP network cameras, including the Sony SNC-DF85N and the Sony SNC-DF80N intelligent mini-dome cameras.

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Published by Dan on July 17, 2009 1:06 PM

Exacq Technologies has released a new hybrid video recording server that supports both analog and IP cameras. The exacqVision EL is a low-cost stand-alone surveillance system that allows users to utilize their existing analog surveillance infrastructure while incorporating new IP network cameras. In this way, it's a true hybrid surveillance solution.

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Published by Dan on July 13, 2009 2:38 PM

Samsung has launched a new network dome camera designed for use in demanding outdoor surveillance locations. The Samsung SND-460V features a die-cast aluminum body and a polycarbonate dome built to withstand any acts of tampering and vandalism. The camera's housing is also weatherproof, with an IP66 rating for use in difficult outdoor environments.

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Published by Dan on June 26, 2009 3:54 PM

A complete IP video solution from IndigoVision was deployed at the recent Copa Telmex 2009 Tennis Tournament in Buenos Aires, providing a high level of video security for spectators, workers, and the athletes themselves. The tournament takes place at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club which has a 5,500-person capacity. The IndigoVision IP surveillance system provided a great deal of flexibility, along with clear video footage for analyzing suspicious incidents.

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Published by Dan on June 17, 2009 4:01 PM

Oscar Cerami, an Italian retailer specializing in ceramics and pottery, has unique needs in terms of video surveillance. The main concern for this chain of stores is having enough image detail to closely monitor very small objects. To meet this requirement, Oscar Cerami chose an IP surveillance solution that incorporates ACTi megapixel network cameras.

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Published by Dan on June 12, 2009 4:07 PM

Sony network cameras are helping to increase video security for multiple forms of public transit in Barcelona. Transports Metropolitan de Barcelona, a public company that manages the bus network, metro line, and other transportation options throughout the city, recently upgraded the video surveillance installation at its Horta bus depot from analog to an IP-based system. The new video security solution incorporates Sony SNC-RZ30P network cameras and Sony RealShot Manager IP video software.

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Published by Dan on June 10, 2009 2:08 PM

Chicago's Navy Pier is the welcome recipient of a new, highly-advanced network video monitoring system that features IP video equipment from Axis and IBM. The IBM-helmed project greatly increases video security at the pier and allows for easy integration with existing security systems and safety resources. The Navy Pier complex, considered the most popular leisure and tourist destination in the Midwest, hosts over 8 million guests every year. With the IBM video monitoring solution, visitors to the Pier can feel safe knowing the waterway is well-protected.

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Published by Dan on June 8, 2009 3:22 PM

Cisco has added a new IP camera to its growing lineup of network video products. As its name suggests, the Cisco Small Business PVC300 Pan Tilt Optical Zoom Internet Camera is geared towards small business owners in need of a flexible video security solution. This feature-rich network camera offers full pan/tilt/zoom control. Users can access the camera and even control its PTZ functions remotely via the internet.

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Published by Dan on May 28, 2009 3:13 PM

John Bauer, an upper secondary school with 28 campuses throughout Sweden, has chosen ACTi network cameras for its school surveillance needs. Each campus surveillance system will utilize ACTi CAM-7411 megapixel IP cameras managed by Ethiris IP video software. The ACTi CAM-7411 network cameras offer megapixel resolution for detailed wide-area surveillance. They're also vandal-resistant with a rugged dome casing.

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Published by Dan on May 21, 2009 11:47 AM

Here's a delicious example of IP surveillance direct from Naples, Italy. A family-owned pizza place called La Focaccia has installed a new IP-based surveillance system featuring ACTi network cameras. The cameras help to monitor the large crowds that gather in the shop each day to savor La Focaccia's tasty pizza pie. With a school located close by, the restaurant serves upwards of 1000 people each day. With the ACTi IP surveillance solution, the shop owner can now capture clear video of every customer who enters in case there's an incident. The cameras prove especially useful in deterring illegal acts such as theft and robberies, and also help to protect the restaurant after business hours.

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Published by Dan on May 20, 2009 10:28 AM

VideoIQ received some critical acclaim recently for its Video iCVR intelligent IP camera. The camera was selected for the AlwaysOn East 100 List, an award handed out each year to emerging technology companies pushing innovation in high-growth markets. AlwaysOn recognized the VideoIQ iCVR network camera for taking intelligent IP video surveillance in a new direction. The camera features a built-in DVR which allows for proactive security protection with dynamic, real-time video analytics.

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Published by Dan on May 18, 2009 4:01 PM

Port Louis, the capitol and primary port of Mauritius, has installed a new video surveillance system using IP video equipment from IndigoVision. The harbor-wide surveillance system is extremely flexible and fully scalable. With this new IP-based solution, operators from multiple agencies can monitor their own operations within the port. A central control room and several sub-control rooms have been set up to allow the Mauritius Police Force, the National Coast Guard, Customs and the Maritius Port Authority to access live and recorded video footage from each of the IP network cameras installed in and around the port facilities.

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Published by Dan on May 15, 2009 3:05 PM

The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kuching, Malaysia recently installed 139 Arecont Vision megapixel network cameras to provide crystal clear video images for live monitoring and incident analysis. Because the cameras offer exceptionally high resolution, operators can zoom in on the details of both live and archived video images for identification purposes.

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Published by Dan on May 7, 2009 2:51 PM

The city of Newport News, VA. (yes that's the name of the town, not the local paper), is moving forward with plans to implement a city-wide video surveillance system utilizing IP network cameras from Sony. The decision was made after an IP camera pilot program at a local-area high school proved successful. The new surveillance system will feature over 850 Sony IP cameras monitoring all public facilities throughout the city.

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Published by Dan on April 29, 2009 2:21 PM

Smart IP cameras from IQinVision will be used along with Milestone IP video management software to monitor all branches of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California. IQinVision recently announced the bank surveillance project which will be a significant upgrade over the F&M Bank's old video security setup. The new system will primarily utilize IQeye511 network cameras to monitor lobbies, teller windows, and ATMs.

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Published by Dan on April 21, 2009 1:29 PM

Honeywell is expanding its portfolio of IP video products with new offerings that include high-performance megapixel network cameras, DVRs, and an intelligent video management system. The expanded product line gives users the ability to integrate cutting-edge technology such as video analytics, megapixel resolution, and intelligent surveillance into their existing analog systems or into completely IP-based video surveillance solutions.

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Published by Dan on April 15, 2009 3:36 PM

The JVC V.Networks line of IP camera products has been reeling in the awards this year. The latest product to receive accolades is the JVC VN-V686WPBU which recently brought home a 2009 Frost & Sullivan Video Surveillance Product Innovation of the Year Award. Recognized for its inventive features, the JVC VN-V686WPBU is one of the first PTZ network cameras to offer Power over Ethernet (PoE). Other notable features include 36x optical zoom, an IP66-rated outdoor housing that guards against weather and dust, a silent direct drive motor, and dual MPEG-4/Motion JPEG streaming.

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Published by Dan on April 8, 2009 3:47 PM

Bosch Security Systems has added a new PTZ camera to its product line. The Bosch AutoDome Easy IP is a compact and affordable indoor pan/tilt/zoom camera that aims to bridge the gap between fixed minidomes and traditional PTZ cameras. The camera's compact size makes it ideal for discrete surveillance applications. It's about half the size of a traditional PTZ camera, and it's also smaller than most minidomes. When you factor in the camera's pan/tilt/zoom functionality, that's a pretty impressive little package. Because of its PTZ capabilities, a single Bosch AutoDome Easy IP camera can monitor wide areas that would normally require multiple fixed minidomes.

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Published by Dan on April 6, 2009 3:43 PM

IP video technology has enabled schools of all shapes and sizes to increase their overall level of security with scalable, cost-effective surveillance installations. Recently, the Louisiana School for the Deaf was in need of a new video security solution, and opted to choose a system incorporating ACTi network cameras and milestone video management software. The IP-based surveillance system provides comprehensive video surveillance for the sprawling 122-acre campus that features 18 buildings.

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Published by Dan on April 3, 2009 2:30 PM

Panasonic revealed two new i-Pro megapixel cameras this week at ISC West. The Panasonic i-Pro WV-NW5025 and the i-Pro WV-NP502 both offer Super Dynamic imaging technology which enables them to capture properly exposed high-resolution images in difficult lighting conditions such as high-contrast scenes, in direct sunlight, or in dim nighttime situations.

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Published by Dan on April 3, 2009 11:42 AM

Sony is showing off its new line of pan-tilt-zoom network cameras this week at the IFC West conference in Las Vegas. Sony SNC-RH series cameras are able to pan a full 360-degrees while capturing and streaming high-definition (HD) video at up to 30 frames per second using H.264 compression. H.264 is a new compression standard that enables the transmission and storage of high-quality video using far less bandwidth and storage space than previous compression technologies.

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Published by Dan on April 2, 2009 2:22 PM

At the ISC West Conference in Las Vegas this week, Avigilon is demonstrating the latest version of its Avigilon Control Center High Definition (HD) surveillance software. Avigilon Control Center 4.0 comes with new features that improve performance and manageability. The software also offers support for third party network cameras, making it a true open enterprise class IP video management solution.

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Published by Dan on March 31, 2009 3:24 PM

Canon's new VB-C500D network camera is on display this week at the ISC West 2009 conference in Las Vegas. The Canon VB-C500D provides outstanding image quality and advanced features with Genuine Canon Optics and a powerful DIGIC NET Processor. This versatile IP mini dome camera is ideal for monitoring retail and convenience stores, lobbies, receptions areas, hotels, and other locations where an unobtrusive, fixed security camera is required.

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Published by Dan on March 30, 2009 4:30 PM

ISC West 2009 is taking place in Las Vegas this week, which means we're about to catch a sneak peek at the latest IP camera offerings from many of the industry's leading manufacturers. Pelco recently announced they'll be on hand with a slew of new network video products, including the Sarix ID Series Mega-Performance cameras, the Endura 2.0 end-to-end surveillance solution, and the Spectra IV 2.0 integrated dome camera system.

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Published by Dan on March 24, 2009 3:22 PM

JVC is planning to exhibit its latest line of PoE network cameras at the IFSEC 2009 global security event in May. The cream of the crop is the new JVC VN-V685U, which is considered the first fully-functional PTZ dome camera that supports Power over Ethernet. The VN-V685U offers precise and silent pan/tilt control using JVC's durable direct drive motor. Other attributes include 27x optical zoom, true day/night functionality, and simultaneous full-frame MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG streams. The camera is available in versions for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Published by Dan on March 16, 2009 12:37 PM

Michigan's Waterfront Township is well-hydrated, with 11 water treatment plants, 18 wells, 8.25 million gallons of storage, and 355 miles of water main. Protecting this massive water supply requires a high-end video surveillance solution, so the township turned to IQinVision network cameras. The new surveillance solution uses 40 IP cameras installed at water treatment plants, storage and sewage plants. Each network camera streams VGA-quality video in real-time back to the main office for remote viewing and digital recording.

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Published by Dan on March 12, 2009 1:46 PM

JVC took Manufacturer of the Year honors at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS 2009) recently held in Las Vegas. JVC received the award for its line of embedded network video recorders, including the JVC VR-N1600U and VR-N900U, and its complete selection of IP network cameras. MIPS is an annual forum that allows advocates of open architecture IP video surveillance to evaluate the state of the IP video industry, and test out new plug-and-play applications.

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Published by Dan on March 11, 2009 4:00 PM

IQinVision announced today its next generation IQrecorder software and IQeye Event Recording System (ERS). IQrecorder is innovative, on-camera software ideal for small-scale applications where simplicity, ease-of-installation, and affordability are key concerns. The onboard software works with IQeye IP network cameras, offering DVD-like controls, and boasting an intuitive user interface. Improved software features include a redesigned engine, and enhanced performance that makes IQrecorder the industry's only on-camera megapixel NVR solution.

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Published by Dan on March 10, 2009 1:58 PM

IP cameras from D-Link have been chosen to monitor the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a new vista destination on the majestic canyon's western edge. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a massive, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Since it opened in 2007, over 250,000 people visit the skywalk each year. Because of the large crowds, video surveillance plays an important role in ensuring the safety and security of visitors, workers, and the facility itself. As part of a new IP-based surveillance system, D-Link network cameras were installed due to their outstanding image quality and their support for remote video monitoring.

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Published by Dan on March 9, 2009 11:53 AM

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles is a 19-story luxury hotel that, with its sweeping crescent-shaped design, sits as a landmark along the world-famous Avenue of the Stars. The hotel and the surrounding tourist hot-spots reel in mobs of visitors throughout the year, making top-quality video surveillance an important aspect of maintaining security. Recently the Hyatt was equipped with a new video surveillance system that integrates ACTi IP network cameras with LuxRiot software. The network-based system is cost-effective, scalable, and offers outstanding image quality.

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Published by Dan on March 5, 2009 2:19 PM

Trendnet is set to release a new wireless network camera that supports the speedy Wireless-N standard. The Trendnet TV-IP512WN is a network camera with a built-in Wireless-N internet camera server. This allows users to access and control the camera remotely over the internet without any additional equipment.

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Published by Dan on March 3, 2009 3:24 PM

IQinvision network cameras are proving to be quite popular in the Netherlands, specifically in Rotterdam, where the company reports at least 20 downtown shops are now using IQeye megapixel cameras. Area shopkeepers and local police are working together on a video security system that allows the police department to remotely monitor the IQeye cameras and access surveillance footage in instances of theft or emergencies. The surveillance system was launched in response to an increase in robberies throughout the commercial district. Response to the program has been so positive that the police department even won a Dutch innovation award for the deployment of the IQeye camera network.

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Published by Dan on February 23, 2009 3:24 PM

ACTi network cameras are being used as part of a new hospital surveillance project in Japan's Chubu District. The IP-based surveillance system increases hospital security with a combination of 50 ACTi ACM-3411 megapixel dome cameras, and four ACTi ACM-5611 megapixel IP box cameras. The cameras are monitored using ACTi NVR Enterprise video management software. Compared to a traditional CCTV system, the IP-based solution was far more cost-effective for the hospital. Because the ACTi cameras operate using Power over Ethernet, installation and maintenance costs are lessened. Additionally, megapixel cameras offer a much broader field of view, so fewer cameras are required for monitoring large areas of the hospital.

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Published by Dan on February 19, 2009 3:43 PM

Sony has added a new IP camera to its product line. The Sony SNC-P5 is an affordable and versatile network camera offering pan/tilt functionality and 3x optical zoom. It delivers both MPEG-4 and JPEG video streams over the network at up to 30 frames per second with 320x240 resolution. The SNC-P5 is well suited for a broad range of indoor surveillance applications, especially those requiring PTZ, audio surveillance, and dual compression.

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Published by Dan on February 13, 2009 4:00 PM

Another fabled football franchise has jumped on the IP surveillance wagon. Last week we told you about the new IP camera installation at Dolphins Stadium. Now comes word that Lambeau Field, home of the legendary Green Bay Packers, is also upgrading its video surveillance system. The new IP-based solution includes Panasonic PTZ network cameras and existing analog cameras operating as part of an integrated video security system. The cameras are managed with NUUO IP video software.

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Published by Dan on February 12, 2009 12:44 PM

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, located in the center of Dallas' downtown financial district, has installed an integrated IP video surveillance system that uses network cameras and video servers from ACTi. There's a lot of area to monitor in the sprawling hotel, which features 1,842 guest rooms and 12 large convention rooms that offer over 230,000 square feet of meeting space. The new IP-based surveillance system includes 96 ACTi network cameras, while incorporating the hotels existing analog cameras.

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Published by Dan on February 10, 2009 9:04 AM

D-Link has unveiled a new megapixel IP camera geared towards homes and small businesses. The D-Link DCS-2121 aims to make high-resolution video monitoring affordable for smaller applications. This all-in-one solution can operate over an existing network, is easy to set up, and enables remote video viewing. Users can access the camera and view streaming video from any computer connected to the internet. The DCS-2121 connects to a home or office network using a wireless connection for extremely flexible installation in almost any location.

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Published by Dan on February 6, 2009 3:47 PM

Along with pulling off a surprising march to the AFC East division title, the Miami Dolphins’ successful football season also included an upgrade to their stadium surveillance system. The Dolphins recently deployed an IP-based video security system to monitor Dolphin Stadium. The system features IP video products from GE Security, and is used to protect and enhance the game-day experience of the 900,000 fans who pass through the gates during the regular season, playoffs, and other large events held at the venue each year.

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Published by Dan on February 3, 2009 1:38 PM

Arecont Vision has expanded its line of H.264 network cameras with the release of the new MegaDome series. The MegaDome series integrates the camera, megapixel lens, and housing into a complete, all-in-one solution. Available cameras include 1.2M, 2M, 3M, and 5 megapixel models. Each features H.264 compression technology which significantly reduces bit rate to optimize network bandwidth and storage capacity. MegaDome series cameras also offer multi-streaming of up to eight concurrent streams with variable frame rates, bit rates, and image quality.

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Published by Dan on January 26, 2009 3:15 PM

KIWI minipris, a Norwegian discount store chain, is employing ACTi network cameras to provide video security for its new stores opening in Denmark. 10 ACTi ACM-4200 cameras are installed in each store, along with two ACTi ACM-5611 megapixel cameras. The surveillance setup works to increase the level of security, deter theft, and identify suspects in criminal investigations. Key areas monitored by the system include entrances, corners of the store, aisles between display lanes, and the cashier counter.

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Published by Dan on January 22, 2009 2:00 PM

Canberra Stadium, an international sports venue located in Australia's capitol city, recently upgraded from an analog surveillance system to a high definition IP-based system that employs Avigilon megapixel network cameras. The new Avigilon high definition system monitors patrons and improves the overall level of safety throughout the venue by providing operators with comprehensive views and detailed images of critical areas.

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Published by Dan on January 20, 2009 2:39 PM

JVC plans on unveiling two new megapixel cameras this month at IIPSEC 09. The new models include the JVC VN-X35U megapixel camera, and the JVC VN-X235VP4U mini-dome camera. Each high-performance camera offers megapixel resolution for clear and detailed video images, along with cutting-edge features for optimal performance.

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Published by Dan on December 18, 2008 2:41 PM

This week, StarDot and ExacqVision announced a partnership that provides interoperability between StarDot's NetCam SC cameras and ExacqVision's video management system (VMS). Specifically, the system supports the Video Image Engine processor located in the NetCam SC cameras.

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Published by Dan on December 15, 2008 2:12 PM

D-Link was recently granted an iF (International Forum) Product Design award for its DCS-3415 IP camera. The camera was one of 2808 products submitted by contestants from 39 different countries. The iF Product Design Awards judge product entries based on design quality, degree of innovativeness, functionality. visualization of use, brand value, and other criteria.

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Published by Dan on November 24, 2008 3:27 PM

IP video solutions from IndigoVision are being used to provide casino surveillance for two Nevada gaming facilities - the new M Resort in Las Vegas, and the Colorado Belle in Laughlin. Over 900 network video cameras will be implemented across both sites. The cameras will be controlled and managed by nine workstations using IndigoVision Control Center video management software.

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Published by Dan on November 20, 2008 2:28 PM

NUUO Inc. announced this week that its video management system can be adopted for the use of network cameras using H.264 video compression. H.264 is the latest cutting-edge compression technology being adopted by top IP camera manufacturers such as Axis, Arecont Vision, and Sony. H.264 products can be supported by NUUO IP+ Series video management software, as well as the NVRmini Standalone system.

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Published by Dan on November 19, 2008 9:03 AM

Bosch Security Systems is set to release a new line of IP cameras built to handle the most demanding video surveillance applications. The company's Extreme Series IP Cameras combine advanced optics, IP connectivity, infrared illumination, and on-board video analytics, all within a ruggedized housing. The cameras are designed for uncompromised video surveillance in difficult lighting and environmental conditions.

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Published by Dan on November 12, 2008 10:39 AM

Barcelona's TMB transportation system has installed a system of Sony network cameras to monitor its Horta bus station. The new IP-based surveillance system replaces an old analog CCTV system, and offers a number of benefits including remote video monitoring, scalability, more flexible installation, and higher image quality.

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Published by Dan on November 6, 2008 10:14 AM

For those who have a hard time remembering names, please take note: Panasonic has changed the name of its security division. The new title is Panasonic System Solutions Company, which replaces the old moniker Panasonic Security Systems. The name change reflects the company's increased focus on delivering a broad range of customer-driven end-to-end technology solutions.

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Published by Dan on November 4, 2008 2:10 PM

Cisco has added to its series of business surveillance products with the release of the Linksys WVC210. The WVC210 (or Wireless-G PTZ Internet Camera with Audio) is geared towards small business users and comes bundled with sophisticated video monitoring software. The camera mounts on a desktop or wall-mount and enables small business owners to remotely monitor video and audio, and also receive real-time email alerts triggered by motion detection.

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Published by Dan on October 29, 2008 11:25 AM

Heritage High School in Saginaw, Mich. is gearing up to install a new, cutting-edge surveillance system for the start of 2009. The IP-based solution will consist of ACTi network cameras controlled and managed by IP video software from Exacq Technologies. Live camera feeds can be monitored remotely and all video footage will be stored for 30 days in case an incident requires review.

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Published by Dan on October 27, 2008 2:59 PM

JVC has expanded it V.Networks IP camera lineup with the release of the JVC VN-V685U PTZ camera. JVC is claiming that the VN-V685U is the first PTZ network camera with Power over Ethernet and continuous 360-degree rotation. The camera's 360-degree panning capabilities are provided by an ultra smooth direct drive motor. The VN-V685U also features 27x optical zoom for detailed surveillance of faraway individuals and objects.

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Published by Dan on October 22, 2008 1:09 PM

A large shipyard in the Canary Islands recently turned to Sony network cameras for an intelligent video surveillance solution. The shipyard, which repairs, maintains, and converts various types of boats, has installed a total of 20 Sony IP cameras both inside and outside the premises. The Sony surveillance cameras work to improve safety and provide access control for the shipyard and the boats within it.

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Published by Dan on October 17, 2008 2:57 PM

Bosch Security Systems has introduced the latest edition of it Video Management System (VMS) that enables users to view live and recorded images from IP cameras as well as analog CCTV cameras. Users can access surveillance footage remotely from any IP network location. The Bosch Video Management System offers reliable performance with built-in redundancy and failover systems, and allows for tailor-made security access rights which prevent unauthorized users from accessing video images.

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Published by Dan on October 15, 2008 4:29 PM

This week, TRENDnet announced the launch of two new enterprise-class IP camera software suites: TRENDnet VortexIP Lite, and TRENDnet VortexIP Pro. Both video management solutions are advanced, server-based software suites that support small, medium, and large surveillance applications.

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Published by Dan on October 13, 2008 8:35 AM

Steveston Harbor in Richmond, British Columbia recently deployed a wireless mesh network to monitor the ebb and flow of trucks, shipping containers, and fishing equipment. 22 wireless security cameras have been installed along the harbor in an effort to deter crime, meet heightened port security regulations, and also to prepare for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The harbor surveillance system uses a combination of Sony networks cameras and IQinVision megapixel IP cameras.

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Published by Dan on October 7, 2008 3:54 PM

Arecont Vision is known for its high-quality megapixel camera offerings. Now, they're releasing a new series of innovative panoramic megapixel IP cameras that use cutting-edge H.264 compression. H.264 technology allows users to increase bandwidth and storage efficiency when dealing with high-resolution video footage.

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Published by Dan on September 29, 2008 4:27 PM

Amtrak has announced that it will deploy the Cisco Video Surveillance System to monitor its maintenance yards in Los Angeles and Oakland. The Cisco Video Surveillance System is part of Cisco's Physical Security Solution, and operates over an IP network infrastructure to allow remote video monitoring and real-time investigation, incident response, and resolution.

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Published by Dan on September 25, 2008 2:38 PM

Lumenera has released a new megapixel network camera designed to perform in difficult low-light situations. The Lumenera Le165 uses a high dynamic range to provide clear images in virtually any lighting condition. Ideal for high-end security applications, the camera captures full 1376x1032 resolution at 15 frames per second, and offers a number of sophisticated features, including programmable day/night settings, user-defined motion detection across multiple zones, and on-board memory.

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Published by Dan on September 24, 2008 3:40 PM

The latest member of JVC's V.Networks lineup, the JVC VN-X35U IP camera, is designed to handle the video surveillance needs of schools, retailers, government and law enforcement agencies, and other industries requiring high-resolution video footage. The VN-X35U is a 1.3 megapixel camera that delivers precise image detail both day and night. It also offers real-time image scaling from VGA to QUAD VGA resolution. This allows users to conserve bandwidth while still benefiting from megapixel resolution when necessary.

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Published by Dan on September 19, 2008 3:51 PM

Canon is showing off its new VB-60 network camera at ASIS International 2008. The PTZ IP camera boasts some impressive technology. It features a 40x optical zoom, pan/tilt/zoom functionality, and a 56-degree wide-angle lens. This enables the Canon VB-60 to monitor larger areas that might ordinarily require multiple security cameras.

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Published by Dan on September 18, 2008 10:13 AM

OnSSI is introducing a new IP video surveillance management solution at ASIS 2008. It's called Ocularis. Designed for large-scale surveillance applications, Ocularis IP video software offers a unique user interface that provides easy and innovative camera control and video management, plus limitless scalability.

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Published by Dan on September 16, 2008 4:06 PM

GE Security has unveiled the latest version of its CyberDome II camera line. The GE CyberDome II PTZ is designed to be a cost-effective solution for continuous video surveillance in locations such as schools, airports, stadiums, and retail outlets. Enhancements to the GE CyberDome IP camera include more options for different types of lighting conditions, improved indoor and outdoor housings, and expanded third-party compatibility.

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Published by Dan on September 15, 2008 1:57 PM

Schlage and Panasonic have formed a partnership that will expand the capabilities of the new Schlage LiNK door locks to include remote video monitoring. By offering integration with Panasonic IP cameras, Schlage's wireless-controlled door locks will provide homeowners with 24/7 remote control and monitoring capabilities via computer or web-enabled cell phone. Users will be able to control the locks and view real-time video using the Schlage LiNK online portal.

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Published by Dan on September 12, 2008 9:11 AM

IQinVision has released a new collection of high-performance network cameras. The IQeye 4 Series features sleek, compact IP cameras that range from full-VGA resolution on up to high-definition 2-megapixel models. The cameras are the latest additions to the company's IQeye Basic Line which is targeted at cost-sensitive applications like residential and retail surveillance.

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Published by Dan on September 11, 2008 9:49 AM

LuxRiot has announced that its video recorder software now supports StarDot megapixel IP cameras. StarDot NetCam SC megapixel cameras offer resolution 15 times that of a typical analog CCTV camera. This makes them ideal for surveillance applications that require clear details such as license plate and facial recognition. LuxRiot DVR software provides a platform to remotely monitor and record surveillance footage from these cameras as well as IP cameras from other major manufacturers.

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Published by Dan on September 9, 2008 9:36 AM

This week ioimage announced a partnership with Exacq Technologies that will allow the two companies to seamlessly integrate their IP video solutions. While ioimage specializes in intelligent network cameras and video analytics appliances, Exacq is a leading developer of open-architecture NVR software and hardware solutions.

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Published by Dan on September 8, 2008 3:38 PM

Canon has added a new PTZ network camera to its surveillance arsenal. The Canon VB-C60 offers pan/tilt/zoom functionality for wide-area surveillance, and features built-in 40x optical zoom for detailed viewing of distant objects. The camera is a compact and versatile solution for video surveillance in schools, hospitals, and other facilities, as well as board room web conferencing.

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Published by Dan on September 5, 2008 3:52 PM

Tyco International's American Dynamics brand has unveiled a new IP SpeedDome camera that boasts a number of powerful features, including electronic image stabilization, digital slow shutter, a wide dynamic range, and true day/night functionality. The new American Dynamics IP SpeedDome Ultra 8 is basically the IP version of Tyco's popular analog SpeedDome camera, offering all the same features along with the benefits that come with IP-based surveillance.

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Published by Dan on August 26, 2008 3:48 PM

Milestone Systems announced earlier this week that its XProtect IP video management platform now supports StarDot's line of NetCam SC megapixel IP cameras. Milestone's integration with StarDot high definition cameras gives users the ability to capture and analyze surveillance footage that's significantly more detailed than the footage provided by standard surveillance cameras. The combination creates a surveillance solution that's especially useful for capturing clear video images of faces, license plates, monetary transactions, and other situations where small details are crucial.

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Published by Dan on August 19, 2008 1:56 PM

Manchester's Wythenshawe Shopping Center has made the move from analog CCTV to IP-based surveillance by way of IndigoVision network cameras. The upgraded mall surveillance system offers numerous benefits including remote video monitoring, digital storage, fast searching capabilities, and easy scalability if new cameras need to be added or repositioned.

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Published by Dan on August 14, 2008 8:51 AM

Washington State's Lucky Eagle Casino recently completed installation of a new IP-based surveillance system featuring megapixel network cameras from Arecont Vision. The casino made the move to IP megapixel cameras in order to capture higher-quality video footage with greater detail for identifying critical information.

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Published by Dan on August 12, 2008 10:32 AM

D-Link has released three new network cameras designed for professional video surveillance applications. The cameras include the D-Link DCS-3110 Day & Night Megapixel Camera, the D-Link DCS-3410 Day & Night Camera with CCD Sensor, and the DCS-3415 Day & Night Camera with 18x Optical Zoom.

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Published by Dan on August 11, 2008 9:14 AM

Every June, about 300,000 baseball fans flock to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series. Each game draws 23,000 spectators to Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, where visual security is provided by Arecont Vision IP cameras. With so many people shuffling through the stadium, security is always a concern. The Arecont Vision surveillance cameras help to provide comprehensive views of the facility, and can detect and provide visual evidence of any disturbances.

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Published by Jennifer on July 28, 2008 3:30 PM

Ghent and Antwerp, long known as centers of fine arts and diamond trading, have new fineries to brag about. But, unlike a tennis bracelet or a painting by a Dutch master, the new IP video security systems and new courthouses in the two cities will provide priceless, customizable security.

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Published by Dan on July 25, 2008 8:24 AM

The new IP camera models from D-Link continue to pop put of the oven. The latest release is the D-Link DCS-6110, a fixed dome network camera suitable for indoor and outdoor surveillance. The camera features a built-in Samba server for NAS that enables it to save recorded video footage directly to storage without connecting to a PC.

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Published by Dan on July 21, 2008 3:59 PM

D-Link has unveiled a new PTZ network camera designed for whole-room video surveillance in homes, offices, and small businesses. The D-Link SecuriCam Pan/Tilt/Zoom Network Camera (D-Link DCS-5610) can be mounted on the ceiling or wall, and allows users to remotely control pan, tilt, and zoom functions in order to achieve wide-area surveillance from a single camera.

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Published by Dan on July 16, 2008 11:22 AM

This week, Exacq Technologies released the latest version of its exacqVision video surveillance software program. ExacqVision 3.0 supports a broad range of high definition, megapixel IP cameras from manufacturers such as Axis, ACTi, Arecont Vision, Sony, Vivotek, and Panasonic. This latest installment of the software is also compatible with multiple operating systems, allowing Windows, Linux, and Mac users to take advantage of its full capabilities.

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Published by Dan on July 11, 2008 10:47 AM

IndigoVision has just added a new collection of high-definition IP cameras to its product line. The IndigoVision HD 10000 series IP cameras use H.264 compression, a new technology that makes it possible for the cameras to stream high-definition video at fast frame rates, while allowing for greater amounts of storage. H.264 video compression is an improvement over previous compression technologies, and more and more manufacturers are beginning to release H.264 camera offerings.

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Published by Dan on June 27, 2008 10:28 AM

If Winona Ryder thought it was tough before, she's going to have an even harder time shoplifting on Rodeo Drive now that the city of Beverly Hills is installing a comprehensive IP-based video surveillance system. The ongoing project involves replacing the city's analog CCTV cameras with IQinVision IP cameras.

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Published by Dan on June 25, 2008 2:55 PM

Sony network cameras are playing a key role in securing Barcelona's massive Line 9 railway. Line 9 presents some difficult security challenges, considering 90 million passengers ride the rail line each year. In order to provide comprehensive surveillance of this sprawling railway, a whopping 2,937 Sony SNC-CS50P network cameras have been installed across 48km of track.

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Published by Dan on June 24, 2008 3:55 PM

When megapixel IP cameras were first introduced, there were some concerns about the performance of the cameras in low-light and nighttime conditions. Naturally the technology improved over time, and now a slew of manufacturers are offering megapixel cameras that deliver superior performance even in the most difficult lighting situations. Lumenera, for instance, recently made available true day/night versions of the network cameras in its Le165 product line.

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Published by Dan on June 19, 2008 10:04 AM

Usually when you hear the name "Mitsubishi," you think of the first-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car your father bought during his midlife crisis in the late 80's. But now, the electric side of the company has launched itself headfirst into the burgeoning IP camera market. Mitsubishi Electric's first IP camera offerings were revealed at the IFSEC conference in May. Each is a professional network camera offering high-quality digital video at full frame rates up to 25 frames per second with MPEG-4 compression.

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Published by Dan on June 12, 2008 1:36 PM

Looking to provide budget-friendly solutions for home and office surveillance, D-Link has released two new IP cameras. The D-Link Wireless G Network Camera (DCS-920) connects wirelessly to a home or small business network, provides remote video monitoring, and can be mounted in difficult areas not conducive to wired cameras. The more affordable D-Link DCS-910 connects to the network using a standard Ethernet cable.

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Published by Dan on June 10, 2008 9:41 AM

Waterland Hospital, a large healthcare facility in the Netherlands, has deployed a comprehensive video surveillance system incorporating IQeye megapixel IP cameras from IQinVision. The IQeye IP cameras work in conjunction with access control, parking management, and intercoms as part of an integrated security solution.

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Published by Dan on May 19, 2008 3:51 PM

Seems everyone is rushing to jump on the H.264 bandwagon these days, and with good reason. H.264 is the IP camera industry's latest revolution, a new video compression format that optimizes bandwidth and saves storage with much greater effectiveness than previous technologies, including Motion JPEG and MPEG-4. The latest manufacturer to offer up cameras with H.264 compression is Arecont Vision. The company showed off its new H.264 camera series at the IFSEC conference in Birmingham, UK on May 12.

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Published by Dan on May 14, 2008 11:18 AM

IQinVision has announced the release of its latest network camera system, the IQeye Alliance Series. IQeye Alliance is vandal-resistant mini-dome camera system that offers high-quality video resolutions from VGA on up to 2-megapixel. The Alliance series also provides exciting new technologies such as independent simultaneous video streams and H.264 compression, the new highpoint in digital video compression.

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Published by Dan on May 8, 2008 1:47 PM

A new line of Sony network cameras with H.264 compression was recently released and will be supported by Milestone software. H.264 raises the bar for video compression, allowing for increased storage and optimized bandwidth without sacrificing high-resolution video and frame rates. Milestone has announced that its XProtect video management software will support the new Sony camera offerings and the H.264 compression standard.

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Published by Dan on May 5, 2008 1:13 PM

Extreme CCTV, known for developing surveillance solutions for the most challenging environments, has released a new, vandal-resistant IP camera with infrared imaging. The Extreme CCTV EX36 is a rugged network camera designed for high-risk areas. It seamlessly integrates with existing IP network infrastructure, offering flexible, cost-efficient installation, and remote video monitoring. The camera uses IP Infrared Imaging (i3) to capture superior video images both day and night, even in dark conditions.

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Published by Dan on April 23, 2008 12:58 PM

JVC took home some hardware recently for its VN-V686WPU IP camera. The rugged outdoor camera won a New Product Showcase award in the IP products category at a ceremony hosted in Las Vegas by the Security Industry Association (SIA). The awards program honors excellence in security product design.

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Published by Dan on April 9, 2008 9:56 AM

Pelco has added to its IP product line with the new Spectra IV IP camera/dome positioning series. The IP-based system features high-powered PTZ domes that capture outstanding video images while offering fast and reliable pan/tilt/zoom functionality.

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Published by Dan on April 8, 2008 10:32 AM

Last week at the ISC West conference in Las Vegas, Cisco announced some exciting additions to its physical security product portfolio. Most notable are a new line of Cisco IP cameras, and Cisco's first IP-based access control system. These offerings fall in line with Cisco's strategy of developing scalable solutions that can operate across the same IP network.

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Published by Dan on April 4, 2008 10:04 AM

JVC rolled out two new IP cameras this week at ISC West in Las Vegas. The JVC VN-V26U is a flexible day/night camera with two-way audio and simultaneous MJPEG and MPEG-4 compression, while the VN-V686U is a powerful and versatile PTZ dome designed for indoor surveillance applications.

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Published by Dan on April 3, 2008 3:22 PM

At the ISC West conference, held this week in Las Vegas, Lumenera Corporation introduced two new intelligent megapixel cameras. The Lumenera Li165 and Li175 are built with features meant to catch and prevent criminal activity as it happens, rather than simply providing footage for investigative purposes.

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Published by Dan on April 3, 2008 9:33 AM

Sony is amping up its IP surveillance product line with the addition of several new megapixel network cameras. The new models were introduced this week at the ISC West 2008 conference in Las Vegas. This is Sony's first foray into the megapixel camera market. Sony's megapixel offerings include the SNC-DM110 Megapixel Normal mini-dome, the SNC-CM120 Megapixel CS mount Day/Night, and the SNC-DM160 Megapixel Rugged Day/Night mini-dome.

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Published by Jennifer on April 1, 2008 2:19 PM

The Summer Olympics will be here again, in just four months. The 2008 Summer Olympics - three weeks of sweat, torn muscles, and teary-eyed athletes singing along to foreign national anthems - will be happening on Chinese soil for the first time ever this year, and security is a key concern for both organizers and athletes alike.

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Published by Jennifer on March 25, 2008 1:59 PM

Basler Vision Technologies, a longtime leading provider of industrial digital cameras, has announced that it is entering the IP camera market with a line of IP cameras. Like their digital cameras for industrial, traffic and medical applications, Basler Vision IP cameras are compact, high quality and quite robust.

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Published by Dan on February 29, 2008 10:33 AM

New Jersey's Livingston Mall recently installed a sophisticated video surveillance system that includes IQeye megapixel IP cameras from IQinVision. The cameras are strategically placed inside the mall, at outside entrances, and in the parking lot. The system operates on a wireless mesh network, which adds flexibility, and enables not only mall security personnel, but also the Livingston Police Department to access the cameras remotely. Eventually, the live video feeds will also be made available to LPD police cruisers responding to incidents and patrolling the area.

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Published by Dan on February 19, 2008 11:41 AM

OnSSI recently released ProSight-SMB 6.0, an IP video surveillance platform geared towards small and medium sized businesses. The new software solution is available in 4, 6, 9, 16, and 25 camera license packages. It provides tools for remote video monitoring and post-event investigation, for instance digital pan, tilt, and zoom into recorded video images. Video footage is accessible over the Web or a Local Area Network (LAN) via NetGuard video client.

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Published by Dan on February 11, 2008 3:41 PM

Panasonic has developed a new integrated solution that combines video surveillance and Point of Sale (POS) systems onto a single platform. The result is Virtual Site Manager (VSM), a software-drive solution for organizations running retail sales operations. The software couples recorded video with POS workstation data for a complete record of financial transactions and interactions between customers and cashiers.

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Published by Dan on February 8, 2008 9:12 AM

Demonstrating a new commitment to IP-based video surveillance, GE Security has acquired intellectual property and video systems technology from CoVi Technologies. The former CoVi team, best known for developing cutting-edge high-definition surveillance systems, will remain based in Austin, Texas, with its technical support, product management and engineering employees joining GE Security. Anticipating rapid growth in the areas of high-definition and megapixel surveillance cameras, GE now has the technology and an experienced engineering team to further explore that market.

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Published by Dan on January 31, 2008 10:21 AM

The Royal Vopak petrochemical storage terminal in West Thurrock, UK has turned to IndigoVision for a comprehensive IP surveillance solution. The terminal poses a difficult surveillance challenge. The facility features 125 storage tanks and provides storing and handling of gaseous and liquid chemical and oil products. The products are transported from the terminal by road, pipeline, and river. Video security plays a critical role in protecting the facility and making sure the environment is safe for Vopak workers.

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Published by Dan on January 18, 2008 9:41 AM

Late last year, a comprehensive, 120-camera video surveillance system was installed to serve as a deterrent to criminal activity throughout the city of Montebello, Calif. One of the keys to system was putting the clamp down on what was becoming a very serious graffiti problem. Surveillance cameras from Axium Technologies, which employ innovative "Tagger Trap" technology, were installed to detect acts of graffiti. The system is already showing its worth, as six tagging incidents have been captured by the cameras so far.

Tagger Trap is a unique camera feature that can actually sense the digital signature of the ultrasonic frequencies emitted by spray-paint cans. This enables the cameras to quickly lock in on potential acts of graffiti the moment they begin. In each of the six Montebello cases, the cameras captured detailed images of the taggers. An investigation is now underway to identify the suspects. The surveillance system was also able to alert police to two incidents of illegal dumping, both of which lead to arrests.

The city of Montebello spends about $600,000 each year removing graffiti, so it's easy to understand why such an expansive surveillance effort was deemed necessary. Since the camera installation, the number of graffiti incidents has already gone down, as has the amount of illegal dumping. Along with helping in these areas, the system gives police the ability to watch for criminal activity in locations that can't continuously be patrolled by a physical police presence. Businesses can also purchase compatible cameras which can be connected to the city's surveillance network.

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Published by Dan on January 9, 2008 9:37 AM

When the 2008 Olympic Games roll in to Beijing this summer, PTZ dome cameras from Vicon Industries will be part of an integrated video surveillance system to monitor Beijing National Stadium. The brand new venue will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games along with a variety of athletic events. The stadium seats 91,000. There is a great deal of pressure on Olympic officials to provide a safe environment for the Summer Games and video surveillance will play a significant role in that effort.

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Published by Dan on January 8, 2008 10:43 AM

VidSys has teamed up with On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI) to develop an intelligent solution for physical security management. The new system enables customers to quickly and effectively analyze and respond to security events as they happen. It combines OnSSI's IP Video Surveillance System Management Solution with the VidShield platform.

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Published by Dan on December 19, 2007 9:36 AM

Here's a unique example of video surveillance in action, courtesy of Florida's Gulfarium Marine Park. The marine park, located on the beachfront of the Gulf of Mexico, hosts marine shows such as the world-famous Top Deck Dolphin Show, and other animal attractions in a facility that includes tanks containing 500,000 gallons of water. Recent security breaches, including an incident where a group of spring breakers snuck into the park after hours to swim with the animals, have caused the park to enhance its level of security. The first step was implementing a video surveillance system to protect the animals, secure park facilities, and also to give trainers and veterinarians deeper insight into the lives of these sea-faring creatures. The surveillance system is comprised of four D-Link DCS-6620G wireless optical zoom network cameras, and three D-Link DCS-3420 wireless day and night IP cameras.

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Published by Dan on December 14, 2007 11:00 AM

Looking to boost its Security Systems division, Bosch has agreed to purchase Extreme CCTV for $92 million. Extreme CCTV is a provider of sophisticated video surveillance products that include everything from infrared illuminators to products designed to scan and capture license plate numbers. By acquiring CCTV, Bosch aims to extend its position in the continuously growing video surveillance market.

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Published by Dan on December 11, 2007 2:25 PM

Each and every time the Olympics Games are in session, we hear quite a bit about the security measures being taken by the host city. In 2008, the Olympics will be held in Beijing, and as always, security is a key concern. When it comes to video security for the 2008 Games, IBM plans on making a big splash with its Smart Surveillance System. This sophisticated computer system will be used to scan video images of Beijing streets in an effort to spot suspicious activity and potential terrorist threats.

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Published by Dan on November 8, 2007 9:27 AM

Logitech International announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire WiLife, creator of an award-winning PC-base video surveillance solution for homes and small offices. The acquisition will allow Logitech to expand its ever-growing presence in the digital home, this time, by offering an affordable, easy-to-install home security option.

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Published by Dan on September 26, 2007 9:16 AM

This week, at the ASIS International 2007 conference in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled two new network camera models, the SNC-RX530N and SNC-RX570N. The cameras are designed to offer a wider dynamic range along with increased sensitivity.

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Published by Jennifer on June 22, 2007 7:49 AM

The Channel Tunnel (commonly called the "Chunnel"), an undersea tunnel connecting England and France, been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Completed in 1994, the 50km (31 mile) tunnel is used extensively by freight and passenger trains. Surveillance is an important security tool for ensuring that trains move efficiently and safely.

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