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CCTV Industry 'News in Brief' - May 2008


IndigoVision have recently received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan "2008 European Network Video Surveillance Award for Customer Value Enhancement". As a supplier of IP Video and Alarm management solutions, the companies CEO Oliver Vellacott has said "I am delighted that the company-wide commitment to customer service and product development has been recognised with this award.". -
more info. on this story

Also recognised by Frost & Sullivan, IBM Global Technology Services has received the accolade of "2008 North American Video Surveillance Software Company of the Year". -
more info. in this CNN Money.com story

In Port Elizabeth, New Jersey USA, Maher Terminals as one of the worlds largest independent multi user container terminal operators, has deployed an extensive video surveillance system supplied by JVC Professional.
The installation includes the use of VR-N1600U Network Video Recorders, and VN-C655U high performance IP Video dome cameras, which are tasked both with managing the 4,000 truck movements a day, and also assisting with the efficient operation of dock cranes, to oversee the loading and unloading of vessels
- more info. on this story
<< Photo (left) - Maher Terminals dockside cranes equipped with JVC cameras

Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) a leading manufacturer of digital machine vision cameras for industrial applications, has become an Associate Member of the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). - more info. on this story

Cambridge based specialist Thermal Imaging manufacturer Thermoteknix Systems, have been conferred with the Queens Award for Enterprise 2008. Having previously received the Queens Award for Export Achievement in 1998, the company now joins a small select group of businesses, that have been honoured with two awards in different categories.
Photo (left) - Thermoteknix miniature MIRICLE Thermal Imaging camera.

In an announcement made during the IFSEC 2008 event, three of the industry's leading manufacturers, Axis Communications, Bosch and Sony, have agreed to co-operate on developing a common standard interface for all future Network Video products. Later in the year, there are also plans to start an open industry forum to encourage other manufacturers to participate - more info. on this story

Qeeps have announced that their CCTV to Mobile Device Service, has been adopted by Newcastle City Council to allow restricted access to traffic monitoring cameras, using authorised mobile phones .
more info. on this story

CCTV Photo - Bosch Video surveillance systems protect visitors to the Oktoberfest 2006 event in Germany - photo copyright Bosch Security Systems

Canadian specialist transmission manufacturer MuxLab have added a unique Dual S-Video Balun to their existing product range. Designed to transmit two S-Video signals using four twisted pairs, the units are capable of supporting signals over 305 metres using Cat5 UTP cables - more info. on this story ...
Photo (right) - The MuxLab500013 dual channel S-Video balun

It's been reported that Verint have received a US$ 3.3 million award in damages against Nice Systems, for infringement of it's patent relating to Speech Analytics technology. The jury decision was reached in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. - more info. on this story

MATE Intelligent Video, the specialist intelligent video and analytics company, have announced the appointment of Securmatic Repair Center Gmbh as their maintenance and distribution partner for Europe. - more info. on this story

The 17 train stations on the West Coast Main Line, have recently benefitted from the upgrade of their video recording systems, using Visimetrics Fastar, Vader and Octar DVR's. The network operator Virgin Trains, settled on a Visimetrics solution, which provides a flexible solution that can be viewed and managed using their Control Station product, offering full integration with their existing national security operation. - more info. on this story
Photo (left) - A Virgin Train station that will in future benfit from Visimetrics video recording

IndigoVision have just launched a new Alarm Management Feature as an upgrade for their established 'Control Centre' product. Designed as a powerful IP Video management tool, the new alarm interface allows peripheral systems such as intruder alarm or access control, to seamlessly interface with the existing video monitoring, whilst providing a range of alarm trigger and response options to enhance operator efficiency. - more info. on this story
Photo (right) - The IndigoVision 'Control Centre' technology

Terry Vellek has moved to DVTel, taking up the position of Vice President of Sales for the Americas, having previously been with Lenel for the previous 10 years. - more info. on this story

It's been reported that since Sanyo Electric Co. have moved production of their CCTV and IP Video cameras from their plants in Japan, to new manufacturing facilities in Mainland China, the US Federal Government will no longer be able to purchase them. China is currently exempt from the governments list of "favoured " nations that are permitted to supply to the U.S. -
Source - Jacob Goodwin - GSN - Government Security News

Bosch have introduced a number of new LCD Flatscreen Monitors, providing a range of optional screen sizes from 15 inch VGA resolution, up to a substantial 42" UXGA model.The units automatically detect either PAL or NTSC signals, and can operate from wide range voltages of 90 up to 256v AC. The smaller size models with 15 > 19" screen size, also auto adapt to the input resolution to provide an optimal image. - more info. on this story
<< Photo (left) - Bosch UML 172 & UML 192 LCD high quality flatscreen monitors

Video Analytics specialist ioimage have provided an effective high tech solution to help protect a Salmon Farm in Puerto Montt, Chile. The 28 fish pools are highly vulnerable to attack from both sea and land, and following the installation of an analytics based IP Video surveillance system, incidents of theft have been reduced by 75%. Overall, the country's salmon farms experience over US$ 2m theft each year. . more info. on this story ...
Photo (right) - The Puerto Montt Salmon Farm deploys ioimage video surveillance >>

ioimage have also announced the appointment of Ethan Voss as their new Director of Global Customer Services, bringing a wealth of experience to a key role developing the business's vital customer support commitments - more info. on this story

IndigoVision's IP Video system has been chosen by the Enjoy Group to provide a video surveillance solution for all nine of its casino operations in Chile. The first 500 cameras have been installed at the Coquimbo Casino complex, in full compliance of the requirements from the Chilean Gaming Board. - more info. on this story
<< Photo (left) - The Coquimbo Casino in Chile

Videotec S.p.A. have marked their move into developing IP based video surveillance products, with the launch of ALBERT, a cascadable video analytics device that is optimised for use with outdoor remote control cameras, such as the company's ULISSE moving camera platform. - more info. on this story ...
Photo (right) - The Videotec ALBERT Video Analytics unit >>



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