Published on 22 November, 2013
VIVOTEK announced recently the launch of its miniature H.264 1-CH video server VS8100. With its compact size and power sharing feature, VS8100 is an ideal option for front-end installations and discreet surveillance applications, such as homes, offices, retail stores, banks, and city surveillance, allowing for easy migration from an analogue to digital surveillance system.
With the evolution of network technology and a substantial increase in demand for high resolution image quality, IP cameras are the driving force behind transformation in the security market. While the IP camera market is continuing to expand, the transition from analogue takes time when considering the existence of currently-installed legacy systems. VIVOTEK's video servers act as a reliable and user-friendly facilitator for the transition from CCTV to IP-Based Surveillance. Through VIVOTEK's video servers, data received from analogue camera can be encoded by VIVOTEK’s self-developed advanced codec system and broadcast via an IP network for monitoring and recording.
VIVOTEK VS8100’s compact size, no larger than that of a human finger, means that minimal footprint is required to deploy the technology in a variety of applications. The power sharing feature also makes installation easy by allowing the unit to share power with an existing 12V DC power supply from an analogue camera. The high-performance H.264 compression format is able to reduce video file sizes, enabling bandwidth efficiency maximisation and storage capacity optimisation. In addition, by supporting multiple simultaneous streams, the video streams can be transmitted in either H.264 or MJPEG formats for versatile applications. Together with the ST7501 multi-lingual 32-channel recording software, an IP surveillance system can be set up with minimal difficulty.
Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, indicated, “In the past decade, we have witnessed a revolution in the video surveillance industry. With the increasing maturity of IP technology and the increasing readiness of new infrastructure, end users’ behaviour has drastically changed, which has overwhelmingly driven the market towards the evolution of new technology. Despite the development of IP surveillance products, the transformation from existing analogue legacy systems to IP in the marketplace will not happen overnight. However, users with analogue systems who wish to take advantage of the scalability and functionality that IP cameras are equipped with can use our new video server, VS8100, which is an ideal stepping stone to IP surveillance.”