Samsung has added two new ONVIF compliant encoders to its fast growing iPOLiS portfolio of network friendly products. The four channel SPE-400 and sixteen channel rack-mounted SPE-1600R, which houses up to 4 x SPE-400B four channel encoder blades, join the SPE-100 single channel encoder in providing a cost effective and easy to implement method of adding analogue cameras to an IP/network based video surveillance system.
All three encoders enable images captured by an analogue camera to be transmitted in real-time across a network at 4-CIF resolution. A multi-streaming feature provides the option of utilising H.264, MPEG-4 or MJPEG compression to minimise bandwidth consumption by simultaneously transmitting images at various frame rates and resolutions to different locations on a network.
"Our encoder series provide a very installer friendly method of converting an analogue CCTV system into a network based surveillance solution," said John Fisk, European IP Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Limited. "Our design engineers have used their knowledge of IP and network technology to include features which can bring operational and cost saving benefits to customers. For example, of particular importance to customers who want to add analogue speed domes onto a network, is that all three encoders support both the Samsung and Pelco D/P telemetry protocols.
In the event of an alarm, the encoders can be programmed to trigger a dome to move to a preset position and, in the case of the SPE-100 and SPE-400, images relating to the alarm can be recorded onto an SD card and an e-mail notification sent. Samsung's NET-I Viewer software, which is supplied free of charge, provides customers with an easy to use graphical user interface.
The SPE-100 has an additional feature in the form of a video loop through which allows captured images to be shared with other devices, such as a display monitor or locally based DVR, prior to being encoded for transmission over a network. The SPE-100 and SPE-400 offer bi-directional audio, allowing interactive communication between a camera's location and a control room, whilst both models also allow authorised users to gain access to live images, or images recorded onto a memory card inserted in the encoders' SD slots, via a web browser.
Available from Samsung distributors, the three models in the Samsung encoder series are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd., including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.