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CCTV / IP Video Industry 'News in Brief' - February 2008


To coincide with the IIPSEC 2008 event held at Stoneleigh Park, the annual IIPSEC Innovation Awards were presented at a gala dinner held at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry. The winners have been announced as Honeywell Building Systems for both the Innovation and Application Awards, Cieffe S.p.A scooped the Hardware product award for their NETTUNO MegaDome PTZ camera, Salent collected the accolade for their Monitoring System Software, and Axis picked up the IP UserGroup Membership Award..

Specialist Video Record System manufacturer Tecton, have introduced a unique archiving solution, the High Volume Data Storage unit. Engineered to occupy just 1U of rack space, the unit provides a massive 6TB of storage using 6 HDD's in a single removable 'cassette'. - more info. on this story

Verint Systems have introduced
the latest product in their Nextiva™ IP Video solutions portfolio ­ Wireless 5.0 has just been launched to help simplify the deployment of advanced video and integrated analytics on a wireless network - more info. on this story

Following hard on the heels of receiving the IIPSEC Innovation "Hardware Product" award for their unique MegaPixel Dome camera, specialist Italian IP Video equipment manufacturer Cieffe S.p.A., along with their sister company Insignis Technologies S.r.l., have confirmed their acquisition by Canadian DVR and video analysis company March Networks. The € 20m. deal is expected to complete by the end of March 2008. -
more on this story

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

Pelco have just revealed details of a number of colaborations with partner companies, to further expand the flexibility of their product line. AMAG Technology have been working on integrating Pelco's DX 8000 and 8100 recorders into a building management role; Open Options Inc. have devised a software management platform for the DX 8100, and DSX Access Systems are integrating a range of DVR and IP management products into their access control systems - more info. on this story ... Photo (right) - Pelco HQ in Clovis, California

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

Canadian manufacturer Muxlab have now introduced their latest VideoEase CCTV Pass-Thru/GLI Balun for use with a PTZ camera over Cat5 cabling. The balun breaks out 24AC power, control and video signals, with full ground loop isolation up to 50v. DC. - more info. on this story ...
Photo (left) - MuxLab VideoEase CCTV Pass-Thru/GLI Balun

FLIR Systems have announced a unique evening seminar to be held on the 12th February 2008, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire (U.K.). The free event will provide an opportunity for visitors to see a range of Thermal Imaging Systems in action under night operating conditions. - more info. on this story
Photo (right) - A FLIR Systems camera produced this Thermal Image of a perimeter under attack

Dallmeier UK have introduced the latest in their range of "Leonardo" Digital Video Recorders, by launching the DMS 240 IPS network version. Providing 24 IP based video and audio channels, the unit can record at 25fps per channel in CIF format, with resolution available up to 4CIF. - more info. on this story
Also recently introduced, the new DDZ IP 67 rated weatherproof PTZ Day / Night dome camera is offered in three versions, with optical zooms available with either 18x, 26x or 36x focal range available; the advanced control options include 248 presets, and 12 programmable guard tours. -
more info. on this story
Photo (right) - Dallmeier DMS 240 Leonardo Network Video and Audio recorder

CCTV Photo - Sanyo VDC-DP7585 IP 66 rated Day / Night vandal resistant dome - copyright Sanyo Europe

Videotec S.p.A. have announced the latest varient of their successful Ulisse remote positioning system, this time equipped with a thermal imaging camera for use in a wide range of high end security applications. It is particularly well suited to no light night vision, border control and coastal monitoring situations .... more info. on this story ...
Photo (right) - Videotec's latest Ulisse equipped with a thermal imaging camera >>

Just weeks after taking up his position as Chief Operating Officer at Pelco, it's been announced that Dean Meyer has now been promoted to President and CEO - he replaces 20 year veteren David L. McDonald who remains as Chairman of the Board more info. on this story

IndigoVision have provided a 36 camera IP based surveillance system for IKEA France's newest flagship store in Grenoble. Two seperate workstations have been set up to provide live monitoring and restricted access replay of recordings, with all camera images being stored for around 15 days using three Network Video Recorders. The installation is being used as a test bench for possible deployment in other IKEA stores - more info. on this story ...

Pelco have just confirmed that their range of DVR and NVR products, along with DigitalSentry and Endura Systems, will in future benefit from an extended three year warrenty as standard. This takes effect on all products supplied since the beginning of 2008 - more info. on this story ...

Allied Vision Technologies are introducing their latest Pike F-505 model, high resolution 5 MegaPixel camera. The camera is equipped with the latest 2/3" format Sony ExView HAD sensor, and is avalable in either Black and White (F-505B) and Colour (F-505C) versions, both capable of Firewire operation at up to 15 FPS in full resolution. . - more info. on this story
<< Photo (left) - Allied Vision Technologies latest Five MegaPixel model F-505 camera

Xtralis, suppliers of the ADPRO range of video surveillance solutions, have recently appointed Jos van den Boomen as their new European Sales Manager; Jos has eight years experience in the CCTV Industry - more info. on this story

It's been announced that GE Security have acquired IP Video company CoVi Technologies - more info. on this story

H.264 Ltd. are currently developing a unique "body worn" video surveillance system, designed for use by law enforcement professionals. The VADER 279 incorporates advanced 128 bit AES encryption to help ensure the security and integrity of any data recorded on the removal 32Gb pen drive. - more info. on this story

Advanced MegaPixel cameras form IQ eye have been deployed throughout the Livingstone Shopping Mall, in Livingstone, New Jersey USA. The system was designed for use by the local police department, and was funded with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. - more info. on this story

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