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So would you like to play "Spot the CCTV Camera?". Eagle eyed visitors may recognise the profusion of street furniture, surrounding a single heritage dome camera keeping watch over part  of Londons' prestigious Oxford Street shopping area.

CCTV Industry 'News in Brief' - October 2005

On the move ... -
JVC Professional Europe Ltd., the U.K. based subsidiary of the Japanese Victor Company which manufactures a wide range of quality CCTV products, will be moving to it's new headquarters building JVC House, JVC Business Park, London NW2 7BA on 17th October 2005.

Sensitive and caring - Hitachi Kokusai Electric have announced the development of three new ultra high sensitivity cameras, using the company's own unique EM-CCD (elctrons multiplying CCD). The cameras are said to have more than 100x sensitivity than a conventional camera - source JCN Network - 4th October 2005

Not all chips are the same - California based chip manufacturer OmniVision Technologies, have introduced an advanced type OV 7950 CMOS imaging sensor, developed specifically for CCTV applications. The 1/4" imager is designed for NTSC operation, with a monochrome varient type 7951 also available. Volume production is predicted to be available from the end of the year. - source Business Wire

OBITUARY - Mr. Mike Constant

It is with great personal sadness that Doktor Jon has learnt of the passing of Mike Constant, perhaps the best known independent CCTV Consultant in the U.K.

Mike's engineering experience within the industry was second to none, and to many of his peers, he was justifiably regarded as an expert's expert. Over a long career, he has authored many articles along with what is widely accepted as the engineers bible, "The Principles and Practice of CCTV".

Having passed away following a short illness, the CCTV industry has undoubtedly lost one of it's greatest champions.

The end is nigh - A recent market report from U.S. based analysts IDC, predicts that IP/ Network based cameras will overtake sales of conventional analogue CCTV cameras in the U.S., during 2009. Over the next four years, they predict that analogue camera shipment will decline by an average of 4.4% per annum, whilst IP models are set to take off as costs reduce, and major players push for full digital solutions.

Cameras in transit - Texas based GVI Security Solutions Inc. have announced an agreement to supply 280 fixed cameras and domes to the Department of Mass Transit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The system will provide coverage of 25 buildings, offering remote intelligent video surveillance capabilities - source Business Wire

A bridge so far - Windemuller and Siemens Building Technology have won a $1.3 million contract to supply CCTV security and traffic management systems, for the 1.8 mile long Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, border crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

Food for thought - Israeli based manufacturer Given Imaging have announced the development of their unique 3rd generation PillCam SB, used as a gastro intestinal camera imaging system, for medical diagnosis of the digestive tract.

A safe bet - Foxwoods Resort Casino the worlds largest gaming facility has added Canadian based iView Systems, iGWatch (TM) Facial Recognition System to it's existing comprehensive CCTV installation. The casino, which is operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, can now instantly identify visitors and patrons by comparing their captured images against an established database - source Business Wire

The mists are clearing - Dublin based information providers Research and Markets, have issued a report on the Closed Circuit Television industry, predicting an approximate global annual growth rate of 36.9% by 2009. The market update examines the current and future status of the industry with predictions for technology uptake over the next three years.

Another brick in the wall - Sedgemoor District Council have recently completed a major upgrade of their CCTV Control Room, installing a complex "command wall" using JVC 21 inch colour monitors and a projector with an 80 inch rear projection screen.

All good things ... - Following it's recent acquisition of Dennard, UK manufacturer Dedicated Micros has announced "...an extensive review..." to the Dennard product range. Whilst a limited number of products are being discontinued, all aluminium based items will in future be supplied with an Alochrome corrosion resistant treatment as standard.

A passion for fashion - JVC have recently supplied a 38 camera IP based Network Surveillance System (NSS), for the Valdichiana Outlet Village, based in Foiano near Florence in Italy. The system comprises both VN C655UB remote control dome cameras, and VN C10U static cameras, providing views throughout the 200,000 square metre shopping complex. System operation is controlled using Milestone Systems Network Management Software.





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