Video servers (IP transmission) Comparison: Hikvision, IndigoVision  (4)

 
Video Inputs
4
1
1
10
Audio Input
--
--
Alarm Input
--
--
--
Compression Type
H.264
MPEG-4
MPEG
H.264
Network Protocols
SADP (IP finder), UDP, RTP and RTSP
TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, SNMP
TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, FTP, HTTP
TCP, UDP, RTP, ICMP, IGMP, SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, TELNET
Interface
1 RJ-45 10 M / 100 M /1000 Mbps adaptive Ethernet interface
10/100 base T-Ethernet
10/100 Base-T
10/100/1000 Base-Tx Ethernet
Image per second (IPS)
25 fps / 30 fps
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25 / 30
25
Other Inputs
--
1
6
--
Video Outputs
--
1
1
10
No of Other Outputs
--
--
4
--
Resolution TVL
--
--
704 x 576
704 x 576
Data Input
--
--
--

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Latest Video server (IP transmission) case studies

Madrid's Infanta Sofia Hospital staff and patients protected with IndigoVision's IP-CCTV
Madrid's Infanta Sofia Hospital staff and patients protected with IndigoVision's IP-CCTV

IndigoVision's IP-CCTV solution has been integrated together with access control and intruder detection to provide one of Madrid's hospitals with a state of the art security system. Opened in 2008, the Infanta Sofía Hospital is located in San Sebastián De los Reyes and was built by the Madrid Regional Government as part of plans to improve healthcare services for towns in Northern Madrid. The hospital consists of several buildings on a 60Km2site with the main facilities in an 8-storey tower block. "Hospitals create a demanding security environment, where the protection of staff and patients is paramount, especially in frontline areas such as emergency and psychiatry departments," explains Francisco De Diego, Project Manager with Cybsegur, the System Integrator that designed and installed the system. "It was therefore important to choose the very-best CCTV system, both in terms of performance and picture quality." IndigoVision's IP Video system was integrated with the access control and intruder detection systems using Fabricom's ICAROS system to provide the hospital's security team with a complete solution for managing the security of the site. Consolidation of alarms centrally from CCTV, access control and intruder systems create a more efficient operator environment and a vastly improved incident response. "The distributed nature of IndigoVision's system means that cameras, recorders and CCTV workstations can be located at any point on the network," continued Diego. "Compared to traditional analogue/DVR CCTV systems this saved us a considerable amount of time and money during installation. It also gives us a great deal of flexibility to re-deploy cameras when required with little extra cost for the hospital. High-quality evidential video has already helped the police during an investigation of a robbery and assisted the hospital identify potential security weaknesses, which were easily corrected due to the flexibility of the system." "The distributed nature of IndigoVision's system means that cameras, recorders and CCTV workstations can be located at any point on the network" Seven IndigoVision standalone Network Video Recorders (NVRs) record video continuously at 25fps, directly from the network, providing a typical 15-day archive. In the event of a NVR failure or routine maintenance, video can be sent to the other NVRs while the unit is swapped with a hot-spare. Indigovision's IP Video system provides end-users with a range of redundant solutions, from simple hot-spare swapping as used by the hospital to fully resilient recording configurations using mirroring or automatic failovers with individual NVRs being distributed around the network. Over 80 analogue cameras are installed inside the hospital and externally around the grounds. A combination of internal domes and external vandal resistant cameras are connected to IndigoVision 8000 transmitter/receiver modules which converts the analogue feed to DVD-quality MPEG-4 digital video for transmission over the network.

London Borough of Newham chooses IndigoVision for migration to IP-CCTV
London Borough of Newham chooses IndigoVision for migration to IP-CCTV

IndigoVision's complete IP Video technology has been chosen by the London Borough of Newham to replace its ageing VCR recording system and to provide a platform for future migration to a total IP-CCTV solution.  Like many other inner city areas Newham Council face a complex security environment, including anti-social behaviour, drugs, criminal activity and traffic issues.  High-quality CCTV images are fundamental for both the Council and the police to manage this environment and to ensure public safety. Following a competitive analysis of IP Video systems, IndigoVision was chosen to provide Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to replace the existing VCRs as part of a phased project starting with the 200 camera system in North Woolwich.  As budgets become available Newham Council want to replace all of the existing video recording with IndigoVision NVRs for their entire 800+ cameras. "The flexibility of configuration, particularly with multi-casting, superior image quality, analytics and compression technology were all reasons why IndigoVision came out ahead in our evaluation of competing systems," explains Garry Hobbs, Principal Electrical Services Engineer with Newham Council. "However, it was not just the technology that impressed us but also the company's commitment to continued technical development and hands-on approach to working with the Council." Ten fault-tolerant standalone NVRs were installed by IndigoVision's Authorised Partner Cartel Security in the main concierge building located at Queensland House.  The recorded video can be viewed and analysed by operators in the Borough's main CCTV control room at Folkestone Road using ‘Control Center', IndigoVision's IP Video and alarm management software.  This provides Newham Council with a local virtual matrix that acts as a level 2 resilient control medium for the primary analogue matrix.  Should the main control room become inoperative CCTV surveillance can be transferred to the local virtual matrices.  This configuration also provides the platform for the eventual migration to a total IP Video solution, replacing the analogue matrices with a more flexible and scalable solution. The NVRs record each camera continuously at 6.5fps, with spot feeds at 25fps selected by the operators, for 31 days.  The image quality of the recorded video is vastly superior compared to the original VCR and ‘Control Center' provides a range of tools to allow fast search and analysis of the recorded footage.  Video clips are frequently exported to the police for evidential purposes. This project demonstrates the flexibility of IP Video to integrate with existing analogue CCTV systems and provide a simple, cost-effective migration path to a fully digital solution.  Newham Council will eventually have a complete digital CCTV system that will be implemented at a pace consistent with their requirements and budgets.

IndigoVision's offshore IP video surveillance deters poachers
IndigoVision's offshore IP video surveillance deters poachers

IndigoVision's IP Video technology is at the heart of an innovative wireless CCTV system that's providing both security and operational benefits for an offshore fish farm.Acuicola Marina is one of the leading producers of farmed fish in the Spanish Province of Castellon on the Mediterranean coast.  Their offices and warehouse are located at Burriana, 3 km inland, with the fish farm facilities sited 10 km offshore.The valuable fish stock is a target for poachers and Acuicola Marina has always found it difficult to police the offshore facilities.  Offshore patrols were partly successful but proved too costly and so it was decided that a CCTV monitoring system was required.  This would provide the necessary security as well as a number of other monitoring functions that could benefit the business, for example submersible cameras monitoring fish growth.IndigoVision's complete end-to-end IP Video system was chosen to provide the real time video and alarm management facilities required of the system.  The overall solution was designed and installed by IndigoVision's local approved integrator, Ralco Networks.The system is managed by IndigoVision's ‘Control Center' software and recording is achieved using IndigoVision's Networked Video Recorders (NVRs), which are installed on the network at the on-shore offices.  Several operators use ‘Control Center' workstations to view both live and recorded video from any of the offshore cameras.  ‘Control Center' provides advanced search and video analysis tools that the operators use to identify security breaches and to monitor fish growth which helps determine the correct distribution of food.‘Control Center' also handles alarm and event data such as equipment malfunctions and power system monitoring, all of which is transmitted over the network. Commenting on the project, José Soriano Reyes, Ralco Network's Project Manager, said,  "IndigoVision's system was chosen because of the flexibility of their ‘Control Center' software, the NVR recording structure that allows the recorders to be sited on-shore and the excellent MPEG-4 compression that ensures high-quality video can be transmitted across the limited bandwidth available on the wireless network."A wireless network infrastructure was developed, consisting of a local Wi-Fi network covering the offshore facilities with a 7 Mbps WiMAX radio link back to the on-shore offices, 13km away.  Day/night weatherproof dome cameras were mounted on the fish pools as well as onboard the production boat and a submersible camera was installed to monitor the fish stock underwater.  Each of the cameras is connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter module, which encodes the analogue feed to high-quality MPEG-4 digital video for transmission over the wireless network.All of the offshore equipment is powered by specially designed standalone solar powered/battery power packs.  A VPN router was also installed to allow access to the video feeds over the internet.As well as improved security the new CCTV system has provided Acuicola Marina with a number of other benefits.  Their production has increased, partly because of the deterrence to poachers and partly from the operational improvements that offshore monitoring has provided.  The wireless network not only allows transmission of video and data but also two-way audio, which is being used to provide voice communications between the offices and the offshore facilities.  In the near future Acuicola Marina plans to expand the fish farm with the addition of extra fish pools and additional facilities.  As IP Video is a very scalable solution, adding additional monitoring will be easy and very cost effective.