Until now, the capture, viewing and recording of high definition images has been synonymous with IP network systems. The technology however built into Samsung's new HD-SDI cameras and DVR allows the transmission of uncompressed and non-packetised Full HD (1080P) video over analogue cabling.
One of the main benefits of HD-SDI technology is that there is zero loss of image data and zero latency when viewing images. This makes Samsung's new SCB-6000 fixed camera and SCD-6080 internal dome ideal for applications where evidence grade images are required, such as airports, ports, banks, casinos and retail environments, but where is it not viable or cost effective, to transmit the images over a network.
In order to offer a complete HD-SDI solution, Samsung has also introduced the HD-SDI four-channel SRD-480D DVR which offers real-time 1080p across selected channels or real-time at 720p resolution across all channels. "Whilst it is inevitable that in the future the vast majority of video surveillance systems will be IP based, there will always be situations where an analogue based solution best meets the requirements of specific projects." said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager at Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd.
"The HD-SDI technology built into the new camera and DVR range makes it possible for installers to offer their customers all the benefits of HD megapixel cameras without having to have any specialist knowledge of Ethernet cabling, switches, hubs and servers associated with IP based systems. Equally important, a Samsung HD-SDI solution is fully compatible with Samsung's licence-free Net-i Viewer software allowing users to view analogue, network and HD-SDI technologies on one common platform across an entire site."
The SCB-6000 fixed camera and SCD-6080 internal dome are both true day/night cameras which can capture and transmit Full HD images up to 100 meters over analogue cabling in real-time at 25 frames per second. Both models feature Super Noise Reduction (SSNRIII) technology, Samsung Super Dynamic Range (SSDR) and Highlight Compensation, whilst delivering over five times the image resolution that standard definition analogue cameras are able to achieve.
The maximum transmission distance between the SCB-6000 or the SCD-6080 and a recording device can be increased to 200 metres when low-loss L-6CHD coaxial cable is installed. The transmission distance will be further extended when Samsung introduce in the near future the SPH-120R Repeater. As is the case with all Samsung professional security products, the HD-SDI range is supplied with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.