Teleste Video Servers (IP Transmission) / Video Encoders(29)
Standardised HD technology enables today cameras to provide higher resolution of video images than conventional SD CCTV – and transmitting HD video over IP is a key consideration in specific video surveillance applications. However, considering reliability, maintenance and security of typical IP cameras, it may not always be wise to extend your network to connect cameras “on the pole”. Why not use HD-SDI signalling for the first leg of your network and perform IP encoding in a safe location? Teleste MPH241 is a compact, temperature-hardened and field-proven encoder that provides HD-SDI video input for further H.264 processing and networking. The encoder supports also standard SD video. MPH241 belongs to the Teleste MPH series that provides encoders for versatile network video encoding needs in both standalone and rack installations, and it meets the compliance requirements of EN50121 Railway standard as well as NEMA TS2 standard that is widely used for ITS applications. The MPH241 encoder delivers up to four independent video streams at full frame rate and full SD resolution using H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG or MPEG-2, or any combination of these. Each of the individual streams can be optimised for separate purposes such as live viewing, recording, web applications and PDA. The MPH241 also ensures safe and seamless migration from any legacy hybrid video network towards fully H.264 based networks. For HD operations, the composite video input can be configured to a digital HD-SDI interface with full 1080p resolution. A synchronised audio stream can be attached to the video, and the video streams can be decoded by standards compliant media players and video decoder devices. The MPH241 offers excellent functionality that is not restricted to video operations. The encoder provides direct copper cable and fibre connectivity to Fast/Gigabit Ethernet networks through a built-in 4-port Ethernet switch. With SFP plug-in optics the encoder is suitable for a wide range of network topologies. The built-in EIA RS data channels provide multi-vendor PTZ camera control through Ethernet network. The encoder also includes alarm input and output that can be used to trigger events and control external devices. In addition to Command Line Interface (CLI) and comprehensive Web user interface, the MPH241 supports ONVIF specification and provides straightforward interoperability with any ONVIF compliant management system. Integration to third party systems can also be achieved using RTSP, SAP or SNMP. The MPH241 also offers low cost of ownership that is guaranteed by low power consumption and mechanical design that is made to guarantee high performance in harsh environments. DIN rail mounting is available through a set of accessories, and alternative powering methods support both local DC feed (10.5… 28 V) or PoE 802.3at.Add to Compare
H.264 video, audio and serial data encoder for IP/Ethernet networking systems MCC101/201 is an entry level single channel H.264/MJPEG IP video server with audio and PTZ data transmission capability. All settings and configurations are easily managed by an ergonomic web user interface. MCC101/201 provides a fluent unicast/multicast communication over LAN/WAN Ethernet networks. MCC101/201 is ONVIF/PSIA compatible and can operate as a part of a video management system. MCC101/201 has versatile video encoding parameters available, including resolution, frame rate and bit rate. For more technical requirements the unit has configurable settings for video profile type, de-interlacing, CBR/VBR rate control and I-frame interval. The video operation is supported with additional features such as information display overlay and burn-in OSD to the encoded video. For alarm and event activities the MCC101/201 series has a built-in video motion detection functionality and two sensor inputs (calendar synchronised). By using an event configurator all actions of interest creating an alarm can be forwarded either to email or to ftp address. A clip from the primary or secondary video stream, or a JPEG snapshot can be added as an attachment. In addition to video features the MCC101/201 series has two data ports for PTZ camera control and serial device communication. For audio operation there are two channels that can be switched to simplex or duplex modes. Audio coding can be selected between AAC or G.711 algorithms. For recording purposes the MCC101/201 series has a file transfer support for either FTP server or to external high capacity storage device (via an USB port). MCC101/201 is provided as a compact, small profile aluminium stand-alone housing. A wall mount is an option. Installation into a standard 19 inch rack can be also provided with an additional 1U high installation chassis having installation slots for two MCC101/201 units. MCC101/201 series units are suited for easy installations inside premises and other technical locations providing controlled environment. The nominal supply voltage for MCC101/201 series is 12 VDC and can be typically fed via a separate mains adapter. However as the MCC101/201 series is supporting PoE technology (Powered Device) the unit can be powered over the Ethernet network cabling as well.Add to Compare
Teleste’s MPH Series encoders are industry leaders in video encoding for surveillance applications. They give you the touch and feel of traditional analogue systems while providing the flexibility and manageability of today’s Ethernet networks. The MPH100 Series H.264 encoders deliver up to four independent video streams at full frame rate and full SD resolution. The encoding engine also supports MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MJPEG video formats and any combination of these. This offers security professionals effective means to optimise each individual stream for the selected purpose whether it is e.g. live viewing, recording, web applications, or PDA – just to mention a few. Safe and seamless migration path from any legacy hybrid video network towards fully H.264 based networks is also ensured. The MPH Series makes it possible to decode video streams by standards compliant media players and video decoder devices. The stream authenticity is an integral part of the solution and it fulfils even the most stringent requirements for evidential material set by authorities. The series also speaks ONVIF fluently. This provides straight forward interoperability with any ONVIF compliant management system. Integration to third party systems can also be achieved using RTSP, SAP or SNMP. The MPH100 Series provides a ruggedised standalone mechanics. The same encoding functionality is available as MPH400 Series that provides more installation options for rack based indoor deployments. System integrators will appreciate the small footprint of the MPH400 Series as a single 19” 3RU MPH rack can support at most 32 video channel inputs. Operational redundancy is supported by dual-powering. The MPH Series is available as a single video or dual video input model. For network connectivity the series contains alternative models with either electrical or optical interfaces. The standard operation supports fast Ethernet speed but has an option for Gigabit Ethernet level by a licensing scheme. The optical operation is supported by a versatile set of SFP transceivers to meet various network cabling requirements. Reliability is the second name of the MPH Series. It meets the compliance requirements of the EN50121 Railway standard as well as the NEMA TS2 standard widely used for ITS applications. The mechanical design is custom-made to meet the high performance criteria in harsh environments, and low cost of ownership is further guaranteed by the industry-leading figures for power consumption per functionality. To learn more about professional security video encoding and the MPH Series, please visit http://www.teleste.com/products/video-surveillance/ip-codecsAdd to Compare
CCTV and fibre optics – they are still dating Today a CCTV system does not necessarily need to be full IP yet. Much depends on the application, the scale of the video system or that the requirement is rather looking at a point-to-point transmission than spreading the signal into LAN or WAN network. The most critical specification requirement is naturally latency. For the vast number of analogue based CCTV cameras with composite video output still in use today, it is evident that the most efficient, maintenance- and trouble-free way of transmission is a basic fibre optic system. The same method is valid for HD video for which the transmitted content is a high bandwidth HD-SDI signal. The answer for deployments with high value on network safety and robustness against intrusion is a hybrid network solution. The so-called First Mile path from the CCTV camera to the nearest network node locating within “safe premises” can be carried out with a fibre optic link transmitting the signals in a secured and safe manner over a specific telecoms cabling or any dark fibre available. Such systems also have good scalability as there are available fibre modems that can multiplex and transmit various services simultaneously (video, audio, data, contact closure etc.). Multiplexing is also possible on the optical layer meaning that several modems can share the same fibre media. With very specific modems and passive backbone components the cabling topology can even be expanded from the typical point-to-point arrangement to support add-and-drop or redundant ring type operation – still only one fibre core is needed. The technology in these systems is based on standard CWDM lasers operating on different wavelengths. Should the application look at real time SD video operation the answer is modern fibre optic transmission. If the IP/Ethernet operation on the outer rim of the system is in control and approved, a modern fibre optic transmission system is an excellent choice for future system migration plans towards IP video. A specific fibre optic modem can support both analogue and digital IP cameras fluently by having the necessary interfaces to both worlds. Typically this is enabled by introducing a Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX interface available next to other interfaces reserved to analogue operation. In Teleste’s CFO fibre optic products, there is an implemented Ethernet support on the fibre modems that can be utilised for any type of IP based communication whether it´s video, LAN, industrial or VoIP related. The performance supports 100 Mbps operation in a Bridge Mode. Lately the CFO series fibre modems have also been harnessed with versatile SFP optical transceivers. In practise this means installation- and service-friendly approach by having a single modem model that can be equipped with the most suitable SFP transceiver depending e.g. on the cabling and distance requirement. For more information about fibre optic video please visit www.teleste.com/video-surveillance/cfo.Add to Compare
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For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (CCTV at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labour to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open architecture platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple licensing processes and pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing and matching camera license types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto camera detection and configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart camera driver technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers 6) Importance of network security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomised video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.
It amazes me how in a few short years security systems have gone from simple, dumb cameras witnessing events to intelligent eyes, ears, speech and touch solutions that boost situational awareness far beyond human capabilities. It seems the only senses missing from the equation now are smell and taste. And who knows, someone might be working on those in a lab somewhere right now. But what’s really fascinating to me is how the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened a world of possibilities for transforming security technology into something new yet again. With IoT we’re able to push and pull nuggets of intelligence from sources we never considered before: environmental sensors, pressure plates, door lock timers and much more. It’s helped us break through the constraining mindset that security systems are strictly single-purpose. With interconnectivity at the core, we’re starting to imagine myriad ways to apply these tools to challenges outside the realm of security. Here are just a few examples. Flood management assistance Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate remotely As recent hurricanes and floods have shown, water damage can be devastating to a community. That’s why some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem. Water sensors collect data from multiple sources such as rain gutters, sewer systems and pump stations, in order to monitor fluctuations in water levels and water quality. If an alert triggers, having a network camera in proximity to visually verify the situation helps responders determine the best course of action. For instance, if multiple water detection sensors trigger alerts simultaneously or sequentially over a large area it’s probably due to natural runoff from recent rainfall. But without eyes on the scene, how can you be sure? Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely. It might be a fire hydrant spewing water, a water main break or even a chemical spill. With video streaming live to the command center, staff can remotely inspect the area, determine the cause of the trigger and decide whether remediation is required, thus avoiding the expense of dispatching an investigative crew to a non-event. Some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem Environmental control assistance Data centers house the lifeblood of a business so it’s no wonder why companies work hard to protect them. We’re all familiar with the integration of network cameras with access control systems to visually verify who is actually using the credentials. Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely But there’s another aspect to protecting data centers and that’s environment control. Data centers need to maintain optimum humidity and temperature for the racks of electronics. When environmental sensors in the facility detect out-of-norm ranges technicians can remotely command a network camera to zoom in on the gauges and help them determine whether remediation might be necessary. Coupling network cameras with other sensors in the data center can provide visual confirmation of other conditions as well. For instance, every time a data rack door-open-close sensor detects an event it can trigger the camera to pan to the location and stream video to security. Some data centers employ weight sensors at the doorway to weigh personnel and equipment as they enter the room and when they exit to ensure no additional hardware is being taken out of the facility or left inside without permission. Any discrepancy would trigger the camera to zoom in for a close-up of the individual’s face and send a visual alert and ID information to security. Roadway management and parking assistance Network cameras have long played a part in city-wide traffic management. Adding video analytics and integration with network sensors, makes those cameras that much smarter and versatile. They can detect cars driving in bike lanes or driving in the wrong direction and capture license plates of offenders. Their ability to detect anomalous traffic flow patterns can be integrated with car counting sensors, networked electronic road signs and traffic light systems to automatically redirect vehicles to alternate routes. They make great, intelligent parking lot attendants, too. Working in conjunction with weight sensors network cameras can count vehicles coming into and leaving a lot or garage and verify when the facility has reached capacity. License plate recognition and video analytics can be used to ascertain that a vehicle entering a reserved parking space doesn’t match the credentials and vehicle attributes in the database. With the addition of noise sensors and audio analytics, network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds – breaking glass, car alarms, gun shots, and aggressive speech – and triggering a visual alert to first responders. Network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds and triggering a visual alert to first responders Shopper experience assistance In the early days of online shopping, e-tailers designed their sites to replicate the in-store customer experience. In an ironic turn of events, today brick-and-mortar stores are trying to mirror the online shopping experience. To do so, they’re turning their security systems into adjunct sales assistance. With network video and audio system automation they can recognise and acknowledge loyal customers with personal greetings. Retailers are applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service With heatmapping analytics they can measure how much time a customer spends in a specific department or observe how they walk through the aisles of the store. They can track shopping behaviors such as items looked at that made it into the cart or didn’t, or whether a customer actually checked out or left the merchandise behind. By capturing these shopping patterns and trends retailers can shape a more positive, more profitable customer shopping experience. For instance, integrating video analytics with point of sale systems and RFID sensors on merchandise tags can result in timely alerts to sales associates to recommend additional merchandise. This is a case of emulating how e-tailers let the customer know that other customers who bought X often also purchased items Y and Z. Or to avoid disappointing customers due to stock outages, retailers are linking weight sensors and video analytics to make sure their shelves are well-stocked and if not, quickly alert associates to what items need to be restocked. Capturing business intelligence Retailers are also using video cameras to monitor checkout queues and trigger automated announcements over the public-address system, closed system such as smartphones or other wireless communications devices that checkers are needed rather wait for a person to call for backup. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs They’re applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service. While retailers will always use their surveillance camera for loss prevention, they’re finding that integrating traditional technology in new ways can yield even bigger returns. Linking network video surveillance, video analytics, network communications system and sensors with point-of-sale systems and customer loyalty databases, retailers are capturing the business intelligence they need to get back in the game and make brick-and-mortar a greater overall experience than online shopping. A natural cross-over technology This trend towards integration has forever changed how organisations view their investment in security technology. The intelligence and versatility of a tool that can see, verify and analyse what’s happening in real-time is spurring users to tap its cross-over potential for a host of other tasks that could benefit from more astute situational awareness – everything from manufacturing and equipment maintenance to logistics, inventory control and beyond. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs. How we capitalise on that connection is only limited by our imagination.
Consolidation persisted in the physical security industry in 2018, and big companies such as Motorola, Canon and UTC continued to make moves. Also among the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) news in 2018 was a high-profile bankruptcy (that ended well), continuing consolidation in the integrator market, and the creation of a new entity called “LenelS2.” Here’s a look at the Top 10 M&A stories in 2018: 1. Motorola acquires Avigilon Motorola Solutions announced in February that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Avigilon in an all-cash transaction that enhances Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Avigilon products are used by a range of commercial and government customers including critical infrastructure, airports, government facilities, public venues, healthcare centers and retail. The company holds more than 750 U.S. and international patents. 2. UTC Climate, Control & Security buys S2 Security UTC Climate, Controls & Security agreed in September to acquire S2 Security, a developer of unified security and video management solutions. UTC subsequently combined S2 with its Lenel brand to create LenelS2, “a global leader in advanced access control systems and services” with “complementary strengths.” 3. Costar Technologies acquires Arecont Vision after bankruptcy Arecont Vision, the provider of IP-based megapixel camera and video surveillance solutions, announced in July that the acquisition by Costar Technologies, Inc. of its assets had been approved by the bankruptcy court. After the closing of the sale, the company began operating as Arecont Vision Costar, LLC and is part of Costar, a U.S. corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a range of products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets. 4. Allegion acquires access control company ISONAS Allegion plc, a security products and solutions provider, agreed in June to acquire ISONAS through one of its subsidiaries. ISONAS’ edge-computing technology provides access control solutions for non-residential markets. ISONAS' devices – like its integrated reader-controllers – utilise power over ethernet, making them easy to install and cost effective as they utilise existing customer infrastructures. The company is based in Boulder, Colo. 5. HID buys Crossmatch for Biometrics HID Global announced that it had acquired Crossmatch, a provider of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services. 6. BriefCam announces acquisition by Canon BriefCam, a global provider of video synopsis and deep learning solutions, announced its acquisition in May by Canon Inc., a global digital imaging solutions company. The addition of BriefCam to Canon’s network video solutions products portfolio complements the Canon Group’s previous acquisitions of Axis Communications and Milestone Systems. 7. Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, finalised its acquisition of U.S. Security Associates (USSA) in October, further building on its position in the security services industry. This acquisition includes Andrews International (including its Government Services Division and Consulting and Investigations and International Division) and Staff Pro. 8. Johnson Controls acquires Smartvue Corp. Johnson Controls announced in April that it had acquired Smartvue, a global IoT and video provider that empowers cloud video surveillance and IoT video services. The addition of the Smartvue cloud-based video platform will enhance Johnson Controls’ offering of an end-to-end, smart cloud-based solution that can provide superior business data and intelligence to customers and added value to partners. 9. ADT acquires Red Hawk Fire & Security (and others) ADT Inc.’s acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security, Boca Raton, Fla., was the latest move in ADT Commercial’s strategy to buy up security integrator firms around the country and grow their footprint. In addition to the Red Hawk acquisition, announced in mid-October, ADT has acquired more than a half-dozen security system integration firms in the last year or so. 10. Convergint Technologies continues to acquire Convergint Technologies announced in August the acquisition of New Jersey-based Access Control Technologies (ACT), bringing further electronic security systems experience to Convergint's service capabilities. Convergint has strategically grown its service footprint across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific through strong organic growth and the completion of 18 acquisitions since early 2016. And it continues: Convergint announced acquisition of SI Technologies, Albany, N.Y., in November and Firstline Security Integration (FSI), Anaheim, Calif., in December. (And Convergint itself was acquired in February by private equity group Ares Management.)
Teleste Corporation reveals that its S-AWARE platform has been selected by Helsinki City Transport to drive improved situational awareness and safer travelling across the Helsinki metro system. The deployment of the platform will be started in 2019 and the project will be carried out in several phases and be completed at the end of the year 2020. The total value of the deployment will be more than two million euros. “We are delighted to expand our long-term cooperation with Helsinki City Transport on developing smart and safe public transport in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The rapidly growing urbanisation challenges public transport operators throughout the world to find solutions that can provide enhanced operational control and tools to increase safety in public places. Adding situational awareness through intelligent public transport systems is one of the key methods the operators can use to reach the target,” stated Esa Harju, Head of Teleste’s Video Security and Information Business unit. Prioritizing passenger safety Every year, over 80 million passengers and commuters enjoy travelling in the system, which forms the northernmost metro in the world During recent years, the Helsinki Metro has undergone several upgrades and major extensions. Today, it includes more than 20 stations in Helsinki and its neighbouring cities and serves the capital region of Finland with hundreds of thousands of daily rides. Every year, over 80 million passengers and commuters enjoy travelling in the system, which forms the northernmost metro in the world. Keeping the safety and security of the passengers and the entire metro system in mind, Helsinki City Transport is adopting Teleste’s S-AWARE platform to develop their response capabilities and to ensure a high service level, e.g., during possible security failures, alerts and states of emergency, as well as in other complex or critical situations. Safe and attractive travelling experience “Helsinki Metro is being developed to bring seamless mobility to the growing metropolitan area. At Helsinki City Transport, our mission is to continue building an increasingly effective and highly functional metro system that provides a safe and attractive travelling experience for our customers in their everyday life,“ told Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO, Helsinki City Transport. Teleste S-AWARE platform has been designed to help enhance efficiency, safety and security in public transportation, airports, critical infrastructure The Teleste S-AWARE platform has been designed to help enhance efficiency, safety and security in public transportation, airports, critical infrastructure and in the governmental sector. The platform works by collecting real-time information from various subsystems, data sources and sensory inputs, and it displays a unified and real-time view of the whole operational infrastructure. This provides for the improved understanding of what is happening in the surroundings and creates grounds for sharp and efficient decision-making. Smart incident management In addition, the platform can be used to pre-define automated operating procedures for efficient and smart incident management, hence ensuring that corrective action is immediately taken when unexpected incidents occur. The advanced reporting, debriefing and training tools ensure that the system can be used to project future events and be prepared for exceptional situations. Teleste’s deployment to Helsinki City Transport will also enable efficient use of the system for multiple other operators, including the police, fire and rescue forces, Helsinki Regional Transport Authority, and the cities of Helsinki and Espoo. Delivering the right information to the right people at the right time, the system is harnessed with high information and data security that guarantees protection from any unauthorised access.
Teleste Corporation introduces a new Secured IP Link to its portfolio of security video products. The link has been designed to protect different kinds of connected IP devices, especially IP cameras, from unauthorised access and use. As placing an IP device outside of the safe perimeter poses a potential risk for the operational network, the Secured IP Link can be used to prevent intruders from accessing the network from the direction of the edge device. The new Secured IP Link includes several built-in features to protect the IP/Ethernet communication. For example, it allows monitoring of the device for unauthorised opening or breaking into its housing. Detachment of the Ethernet cable and tampering of the optical link can be supervised and assigned to alarms and protective actions, and the operator can also encrypt information to and from the link as it is transmitted within the network. The Secured IP Link provides: Gigabit Ethernet capacity Compact size transmitter, which can be fitted inside the camera housing Automatic link shutdown in case of tampering or alarms Possibility to restore the link/unlock alarms remotely Encrypted communication between edge device and server Transmitter-receiver signaling based on proprietary Ethernet protocol IP Link offers reliable operation The link is designed for reliable operation in 24/7 use with a wide operating temperature range of -34 °C to +74 °C. Due to its changeable SFPs (small form-factor pluggable transceivers), the link allows extended transmission distances and supports various networking and cabling requirements, including both optical and CAT. It is also compliant with the mechanics of the Teleste CFO family of fibre optic video products.
Teleste Corporation will launch a new solution for situational awareness and incident management at Securex 2018 in Poland. The solution, called S-AWARE, has been designed to expand the scope of traditional security and operations control systems by harnessing them with a new layer of data analytics and intelligence. The solution provides operating personnel with a powerful tool to sharpen their decision-making process by taking advantage of versatile types of data from a variety of sources. “Security and operations control systems, such as video surveillance systems, are getting increasingly complex and they produce more and more data. This can become increasingly laborious and costly to manage and, in addition, operating personnel is faced by the challenge of how the collected data can be filtrated and turned into useful information, sharp insights and correct actions”, explained Esa Harju, Head of Teleste’s Video Security and Information business unit. He continues, “The S-AWARE solution has been created to help operators control all the data in their operational systems in order to achieve a holistic view on their surroundings and quickly assess a correct resolution to each incident. The development work follows our strategy of providing solutions for the security operators and operating personnel for the overall management of situations, not merely monitoring them.” The advanced reporting, debriefing and training tools ensure that one can utilise the solution for training purposes and projecting future events Incident management S-AWARE creates a powerful platform for achieving effectivity and responsiveness that are well beyond traditional video surveillance systems. It makes it possible to collect, analyse and aggregate situational information from multiple, separate sources within the security and operational systems for display on a single graphical user interface. It also allows operators to apply several intelligent features and functionalities for incident management and can be used for reporting, training and development purposes. With its pre-defined and configurable workflows, the solution can aid operators and operating personnel in decision-making during routine operations and when unwanted incidents occur. As making the best decisions requires that one is fully aware of what is going on in each situation, S-AWARE ensures that the right information is always available and delivered to the right people at the right time. The advanced reporting, debriefing and training tools ensure that one can also utilise the solution for training purposes and for projecting future events. The S-AWARE platform also offers a large base of compatible integrations for security operators Video surveillance and information management S-AWARE is available as a standalone product, or one can utilise it to bring an additional layer to Teleste’s S-VMX video surveillance and information management solution. The S-AWARE and S-VMX systems work seamlessly together and can be integrated in the same graphical user interface. The S-AWARE platform also offers a large base of compatible integrations for security operators and other operators whose current video surveillance system is something other than the S-VMX. The platform continues to be developed for the changing needs of versatile, mission-critical security systems within vertical segments, e.g. the public sector, public transport and other selected vertical segments.
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- Hanwha Techwin's Wisenet cameras installed at Beykent University to support medical students' education
- Mirasys Video Management System meets banks and financial institutions’ requirements