Analogue Transmission Comparison: COE, Verint  (4)

 
Transmission type
High-End
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High-End
Video Inputs
100+
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1
Built-in Modem
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--
TX/RX
TX/RX
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TX/RX
Telemetry Control
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--
Compression Type
MPEG-4 / MJPEG
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MPEG-4
Interface
10/100Base-T Ethernet
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Wireless Ethernet
Signal Mode
PAL / NTSC
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PAL / NTSC
Accessories
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Access point
Bridge
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Alarm Inputs
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1 ~ 3
Image Frame Rate
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1 ~ 25
Transmission Range m
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1,600
Bandwidth MHz
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5.725 GHz

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Bozzuto’s upgrades its security system by adopting Verint’s Nextiva Video Management software
Bozzuto’s upgrades its security system by adopting Verint’s Nextiva Video Management software

Bozzuto's Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor of food and household products to retailers in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The organisation was established in 1945 and is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut.Operational OverviewWith over 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space spanning three facilities, Bozzutos' state-of-the art distribution centres are designed to maximise effectiveness and streamline customer service, while offering the most in product variety.Strategic ChallengeBozzuto's has successfully leveraged IP video security technology from Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions for nearly five years. Over the years, continuous investments in technology have been made to protect its employees, inventory and premises.In 2010, Bozzuto's upgraded its security system to include the next-generation Nextiva® Video Management Software, and Verint's multiport encoders and decoders, in support of the organisation's mission-critical loss prevention, quality control and security initiatives.The SolutionNextiva IP Video Management Software with Nextiva Multiport Encoders and Decoders. Leveraging captured video from strategic areas within its warehouse facilities, Verint's comprehensive IP video portfolio has helped streamline operations at Bozzutos' facilities. All video is transmitted to a central monitoring station where the Nextiva Review application allows management personnel to view live and recorded video from all three facilities and easily detect suspicious or erroneous activity. Nextiva Video Management software, along with the powerful Nextiva S1708e 8-port video encoder and S1970e video decoder, enable Bozzuto's to capture high-quality video images, optimise bandwidth utilisation, leverage flexible video search capabilities, and manage its large, geographically-distributed video operations more efficiently."The Verint system helps us ensure quality control, minimise loss, eliminate damage to merchandise, prevent employee injury, manage personnel, and streamline our operations processes," says Al Spriggs, vice president of security, Bozzuto's Inc.Nextiva Video Management software promotes a more proactive, effective approach to security and operational efficiency at Bozzutos' warehouse facilities. A searchable database of case-related video makes loss prevention inquiries and investigations faster and more productive. The S1708e video encoder also optimises use of Bozzuto's storage resources, with dual streaming that enables video to be viewed at high resolution with excellent image clarity, but stored at lower resolution.

Verint and EMC join hands to provide surveillance security to Kentucky Exposition Centre
Verint and EMC join hands to provide surveillance security to Kentucky Exposition Centre

The Kentucky Exposition Centre is among the top largest public facilities in the country offering close to 1.4 million square feet of indoor space, over 300 acres of outdoor demonstration areas, and park­ing for 19,000 vehicles.Operated by the Kentucky State Fair Board, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the facility is home to the century-old Kentucky State Fair, the National Farm Machinery Show, and the North American International Livestock Exposition. It also hosts a full schedule of year-round events includ­ing conventions, trade shows, sports, concerts, and a variety of other engagements. This recently expanded multi-use facility features two indoor arenas and an outdoor stadium that can accommo­date over 73,000 people simultaneously. It also offers a 600-seat auditorium, 35 meeting rooms, and a championship-size, covered equestrian/livestock arena with over 1,000 permanent horse stalls and room for 720 additional temporary stalls.Monitoring and patrolling such a large and diverse campus has become a challenging undertaking. To help support and strengthen security efforts, a security design expert was engaged to develop a plan for deploying a pilot surveillance system in the Centre's South Wing.With a solid reputation for providing the state of Kentucky with many successful information infra­structure solutions, EMC was selected to supply a powerful, reliable, and highly scalable storage platform for the new video surveillance system. Recommended by EMC, and chosen for its leadership and innovation in security intelligence, Verint Systems Inc. contributed an advanced video surveil­lance and management solution flexible enough to accommodate expansion of surveillance areas and provide support for greater management and analysis capabilities as required. Verint Nextiva is a powerful, integrated IP video solution suite that features bandwidth-efficient video encoders, sophisticated video analytics, robust video management software, intelligent policy-based video distribution, automated system health monitoring, and an intuitive user interface. Surveillance of Kentucky Exposition Centre is a hard task due to its vast area and numerous resources "With our growth, we have started to attract larger and high-dollar value events," says Alicia Montgomery Dunlap, Information Systems Manager for the Kentucky State Fair Board. "Implementing a state-of-the-art video surveillance system was a natural next step, and helps us fully address the expectations and security requirements of our customers."Advanced, 24x7 surveillance capabilities for "CLASS A" exhibit spaceAn integrated solution consisting of a combination of 20 fixed and pan/tilt/zoom cameras, a Dell server running Verint's Nextiva Video Management software, and a 3.2-terabyte EMC CLARiiON CX3 series-based system have been supporting advanced video surveillance and management capa­bilities for the facility's South Wing conference centres and "CLASS A" exhibit space for the last seven months.Verint's Nextiva works in conjunction with high-performance, highly available EMC CLARiiON CX series storage to continuously record and archive incoming video streams. Older video is purged automatically after approximately 60 days, as specified by customer-set policy."We purchased a seven-foot rack to start housing the storage for this system and with our expansion plans, we expect to quickly fill it," says Dunlap.Nextiva also enables cameras to be configured to execute certain actions at various times. For exam­ple, "trip lines" can be implemented to trigger cameras in specific areas and times to zoom in on activity, such as a door opening in a closed exhibit hall. Nextiva enables video records to be quickly and easily retrieved from the EMC CLARiiON CX series system for viewing virtually anytime and anywhere.   Verint's Nextiva is flexible enough to work with a wide variety of security cameras "We had an instance recently where we were trying to determine who was leaving a door unlocked," says Dunlap. "We were able to easily call back and review video records to find out who was involved and when it happened so that we could reiterate with those folks the necessity of locking the door so equipment doesn't walk away."The fact that Nextiva is flexible enough to work with a wide variety of security cameras is also an advantage, both in terms of balancing expenditures within a state budget and acquiring the right equipment to meet particular needs."Because of Nextiva's flexibility, we can essentially purchase whatever cameras suit us best from lower cost fixed cameras to those with lenses or features we would like to take advantage of," says Erik Marvin, Network Analyst III. "We learned that those would also be compatible with our Verint system." Also part of the Centre's strategy to build out its security management capabilities are plans to incor­porate Nextiva analytics on board the Nextiva encoders. These integrated, embedded analytics will help security personnel more rapidly detect and address events, with significantly lower bandwidth, server, and storage requirements than server-based video analytics."Right now we only have 20 cameras, but once we move beyond the 60 to 80 mark, we plan to take advantage of the additional security management and analytics capabilities that Verint offers," says Marvin. EMC and Verint engineers closely collaborated to ensure that Nextiva software was prop­erly installed at the centre Coordinated service and supportBecause events are continually in progress, installing cable and cameras had to be coordinated around those events. Trained by Verint before installation, a team of technicians from Orion Systems worked closely with the Centre's IT team to facilitate a non-disruptive installation.Meanwhile, EMC and Verint engineers closely collaborated to ensure that Nextiva software was prop­erly installed on the designated recording server and that supporting EMC CLARiiON CX series storage was up and running. Despite having to squeeze work in between events, the entire installation from start to finish only took a little over a month to complete."EMC, Verint, and Orion were very engaged in our project and ensured that everything was working the way we wanted it to," says Dunlap. "EMC played a large role in bringing everyone and everything together. We were comfortable knowing that if we needed anything we could just make a call. Every­one worked well as a team, and it seemed like they were all from the same company."Success and scalability set the stage for future expansionThe success of the Verint Nextiva system supported by EMC technology in the South Wing, coupled with the easy expandability of the solution, has solidified the Centre's strategy to extend video sur­veillance capabilities to indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the entire facility as budgets and needs permit. This includes video surveillance and traffic support for the Centre's parking lots as well as for the "Circle of Champions" road that rings the perimeter of the property. Plans also involve deploying a similar solution at the Centre's 460,000 square foot sister facility, The Kentucky International Convention Centre, which extends across two city blocks in downtown Louisville."One of the system's greatest advantages is its scalability," says Marvin. "We merely have to install cameras and add more storage, which is easy to do on the CLARiiON, and we can quickly expand our surveillance capabilities when and where we need them." EMC information infrastructure solutions, such as EMC Documentum content management software, EMC Centera content addressed storage, and other EMC storage platforms to support storage, backup, and archiving needs on the enterprise side also are being considered to help support the Centre's many needs from e-commerce to video streaming.

Port of Los Angeles leverages Nextiva IP video solution to monitor expansive waterfront
Port of Los Angeles leverages Nextiva IP video solution to monitor expansive waterfront

Today, one of the country's most innovative ports in terms of security measures, the Port of Los Angeles was not always ahead of the curve. Prior to 2006, the Port operated with a few analogue cameras across their expansive grounds. "We had just a few cameras run independently through an IP address operated by different departments," states Don Farrell, captain of the Los Angeles Port of Police. "There was no master plan or integration of the systems." Prior to a new security system or plan, Port officials orchestrated a training exercise to determine how agencies would respond to a potential threat. The Port of Los Angeles announced that a container with radiological contents had exploded. Evaluating the amount of agencies that responded (Los Angeles Police Department, Coast Guard, County Sheriff, Los Angeles County, FBI and more), they concluded the need to design a phased approach to deploying an integrated security solution. "We discovered that the lines of communication were similar to a child's game of telephone," added Farrell. "Too much important information could possibly be lost or misinterpreted by the time it reached the appropriate agency." Leveraging funding from the Port Security Grant Program, officials designed a new security system that would upgrade a disparate system into an integrated 20th century innovation. In order to successfully implement the new security platform, the Port worked in phases to deploy the most important elements first. Monitoring 43 miles of waterfront can be a daunting task. The port sought a solution that would unify stakeholders and effectively monitor its vast 43 miles of waterfront. After an extensive evaluation process, the Port of Los Angeles chose the Nextiva® IP video portfolio from Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™. This initial deployment is known as the Waterside Surveillance System. Over the years, the Port has made continuous investments in technology and today is leveraging next-generation Nextiva Video Management software, integrated analytics, encoders/decoders, and wireless devices along the port's waterfront and land-based facilities. The Nextiva IP video solution integrates with more than 350 third-party cameras to monitor highly critical areas. Captured data is then transmitted to a state-of the-art "Threat Detection Center" for central monitoring on Nextiva Review workstations. With Nextiva, the Port of Los Angeles is able to collect vast amounts of information and provide security and emergency management staff with timely intelligence about events of genuine importance. "We have been extremely impressed with Nextiva's open-architecture and the willingness of Verint engineers to provide SDKs to help work with other technologies,"adds Farrell. The Port uses Nextiva's enterprise-class video security platform to help increase situational awareness, improve emergency preparedness and response, and expedite investigations. After an extensive evaluation process, the Port of Los Angeles chose the Nextiva® IP video portfolio from Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™ "Another issue with situational awareness is having a good GIS system," explains Farrell. In 2007-2008, Port Police began to assess and implement GIS technology in support of its security initiatives. Several departments at the Port were leveraging various GIS systems, and officials wanted to ensure that consistent data was obtained without duplicating and wasting resources. The Port turned to NorthSouth GIS LLC® to provide customised geospatial data of the port and surrounding lands. The GPS data is made available on an enterprise GIS system accessible to all internal port users. Mission-critical GIS information is used for situational and domain awareness in the "Threat Detection Center" as well as on handheld devices in the field - providing information such as the geographic location of critical infrastructure facilities, underground drainage, and diagrams of storm water run-off systems. Integrated with Nextiva's Video Management software and third-party cameras, officials at the Port are able to leverage the enterprise GIS system so that personnel in the "Threat Detection Center" can pinpoint locations of their first responders in the field while having a complete view of activities. Through the use of this innovative GIS technology, integrated with Verint's state-of-the-art security platform, the Port has increased their ability to make the right decisions faster.   Verint's Nextiva solution allows port officials to clearly monitor the port with real-time video After deploying the Nextiva IP video system in conjunction with the enterprise GIS system, the Port of Los Angeles required a unified operating picture for situational awareness while protecting its investment in existing technologies. With a PSIM solution, the Port of Los Angeles integrates data from Nextiva Video Management software - including alarms and analytic reports - while leveraging the enterprise GIS system data. The PSIM software incident reporting and system analysis tools enable better coordination of the interaction between people, alerting sources and responses at the Port. The PSIM capabilities are enhanced by and fully support Verint's Nextiva portfolio of video management software, integrated analytics, encoders and decoders at the Port of Los Angeles. "We were able to easily integrate our PSIM solution with Nextiva and AMAG's access control system to take video and data and share it with the appropriate agency when needed," comments Farrell. In the final phase, the Port searched for a solution that would support field personnel in responding to real-time emergency situations and provide the right information to the right people at the right time. In 2010, the Port deployed the RealityVision® solution from RealityMobile®. Integrated with Nextiva, RealityVision delivers clear transmission of high-quality images to any authorised smart phone or handheld computer. This innovative solution ensures that an officer can view real-time images between the field and the "Threat Detection Center". Additionally, the GPS tagging capabilities give the Port the ability to actively view the location of vehicles and vessels to optimise the deployment of personnel and assets. "As officers arrive on a scene, they can actually see real-time video on their smart phone or handheld computer, so they know what is happening and not to run into the danger zone. They can then use this information to make an intelligent decision as to where to deploy, or what actions to take first," adds Farrell. In a world economy that depends on the safe and efficient flow of goods, maintaining the port's security is critical to the nation's commerce. "We know through intelligence data that the ports of our nation are vulnerable to terrorist attacks," states Farrell. "If the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach were to shut down for just one day, the cost to our economy would be approximately $1 billion in commerce." Because of this potential impact, the Port needs to rely on the most innovative and cutting-edge technology in the market. Utilising Nextiva's Video Management software, the Port can easily integrate with other technology vendors to manage the large, geographically-distributed video operations more efficiently and cost effectively. Further, Nextiva's single- and multi-port encoders and decoders combine low cost of ownership with industry-leading video encoding technology for superior imagery and optimal bandwidth utilisation. "We use the analytic capabilities of Nextiva to identify vessels that stray into small areas, or violate entry into restricted zones" For the Port of Los Angeles, Nextiva Analytics enhance situational awareness around its properties and transforms what used to be a manual, resource-intensive operation to an efficient, accurate, automated process. The Port leverages Nextiva Analytics to secure their expansive waterfront and perimeters by creating custom detection rules that secure tangible and virtual perimeters or borders. "We use the analytic capabilities of Nextiva to identify vessels that stray into small areas, or violate entry into restricted zones," explains Farrell. "With the alarm features, we can identify vessels that loiter and immediately dispatch marine police to investigate suspicious activity." Finally, Nextiva wireless devices transmit images from locations managed by the Port to the "Threat Detection Center". Using Verint's SPCF protocol, the Nextiva wireless system removes hidden nodes issues common in standard WI-FI deployments, provides predicable bandwidth usage, and extends the range of the wireless links without impacting the quality of the video streams. Leveraging Verint's industry-leading encoding technology, Nextiva wireless transmitters deliver high-quality images, while minimising use of valuable network bandwidth at the Port. Today's Port of Los Angeles is America's premier gateway for goods and services, and a bustling center for global commerce. Handling cargo as diverse as the world it serves, the Port's economic impact is unprecedented in terms of regional jobs and economic impact. In this leadership role, the Port of Los Angeles has also prioritised green growth initiatives as well as security, dedicating millions of dollars to ensure the quality of life for the surrounding communities, while safeguarding cargo, property and the nation's largest long-shore workforce. "The Port of Los Angeles is run by very progressive management who recognise the national security value of the Port. We get great encouragement to be the best in the nation and strive to be at the forefront of deploying technology to make the port safe and secure while ensuring the efficient flow of cargo," states Farrell.