Digital video recorders (DVRs) Comparison: Geutebruck, Bosch  (4)

 
Channels
8
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Storage Capacity GB
2048
2 TB
500
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Image per second (IPS)
25
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Compression Type
MPEG
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Resolution
704 x 576
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Signal Mode
CCIR / PAL, EIA / NTSC
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External Storage
External storage media optional
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Accessories
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Storage Expansion Kit
Storage Expansion Kit
Recording station expansion license

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Geutebruck video solutions safeguard new Innsbruck museum in Austria
Geutebruck video solutions safeguard new Innsbruck museum in Austria

‘The Tyrol Panorama’, a new purpose-built museum in Innsbruck, Austria, has been designed to showcase both the dramatic, 1000-square-metre, 360-degree wrap-around painting of the same name, as well as the modern day panoramic outlook over Innsbruck, the Inn Valley and the Alps beyond.  Completed in 2011, the three-storey, high-tech concrete and glass construction is set into the hillside next to the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry Museum at Bergisel to the south of the city.  Its core exhibit, the vast, recently restored, canvas panorama depicting the local battles of 1809 against Napoleonic and Bavarian forces, dates from 1896 and is one of only twenty artworks of its kind still in existence. The combined museum and gallery complex is run by Tyrolean State Museums Ltd. which also manages the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum, the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art, the Zeughaus (Armoury), Court Church and the Folk Song Archive. Over recent years the company has consistently chosen Geutebruck video solutions to safeguard its buildings and collections and the new Bergisel development was no different. Innsbruck installer Fiegl & Spielberger supplied the alarm and video solutions including Geutebruck re_porter-16 video systems, and installed more than sixty Sony cameras. Besides focusing on the giant panoramic canvas and its viewing gallery, the video security system also monitors all the sensitive areas in and around the museum’s exhibitions of Tyrolean history, life and culture.

Solution from Bosch Security protects the end of the line
Solution from Bosch Security protects the end of the line

Bosch products chosen for security at  London Southend Airport An entire portfolio of technologies from Bosch Security Systems - including the PLENA range of Public Address/Voice Alarm (PA/VA) technology - is being installed at the new Stobart Rail operated railway station at Stobart Group’s London Southend Airport to protect the safety and security of passengers and staff.   The station and airport, which was acquired by the famous transport and logistics group in 2008, features the Bosch range of Projection Speakers and Metal Cabinet Speakers to ensure effective communications with passengers, whose numbers are expected to rise to more than two million by 2020. The site is also benefitting from a surveillance system which includes the first installation of its new digital hybrid recorder (DHR).   Project Managers Birse Rail appointed DACS Rail as Electrical Engineers on the project who in turn appointed Max Electronic Systems to design and install a safety and security system that was fit for purpose today, but that could be relied upon to still be operating efficiently in the future. For that reason, Bill Anderson, Managing Director of MAX turned to Bosch: “When Stobart first purchased the site, it was obvious that security would be paramount,” he says. “This major new gateway for the South East now has a security and communications solution that is at the cutting edge and will be further upgraded as technology advances. “Bosch products are at the centre of everything we have done; the proven reliability and quality of its technology is exceptional,” he adds. The railway station has been expanded as a direct result of plans to upgrade London Southend to handle larger aircraft, and therefore more passengers, requiring the highest specification CCTV.   At the heart of the CCTV system are 20 Dinion XF Colour cameras, 15 Dinion 2xDay/Night cameras, three video interconnect portals and three LCD TFT monitors. It is also the first site in the UK to use the new DHR technology. In terms of delivering the messages and audio throughout the station, Bill opted for the flexible but entirely scalable Plena Controller which forms part of the PLENA communication family, including a remote control panel and zonal microphones.    The railway station is also covered by Bosch Speakers, with Projection speakers located upon the platforms and Cabinet speakers within the waiting areas. The Bosch 700 Series (formerly Divar XF) is a highly scalable system recorder for medium to large applications. It is a realtime 4-CIF embedded recorder, available in hybrid (analogue/IP) and IP-only versions and utilizes state-of-the-art H.264 compression to deliver bit rates that are up to 30% lower than conventional MPEG-4 based recorders.

Geutebruck’s re_porter_bank+ is the ideal IP video security solution for bank networks
Geutebruck’s re_porter_bank+ is the ideal IP video security solution for bank networks

As the popularity of internet banking increases, the demand for conventional bank counter activity reduces and we see increased reliance on ATMs or other transaction devices. Making the appropriate infrastructure adaptations represents a big challenge for banks and for their security. The increasing number of unmanned areas mean that security, especially CCTV, is needed more than ever. In fact wherever cash is handled, CCTV is vital: at conventional teller counters and ATMs, at cash centres and at every step along the cash logistics chain, as well as at data centres and other data infrastructure sites.Meantime banks have also been migrating from analogue video systems to IP ones, and adding HD or megapixel video. Generally in this situation their initial requirement is for hybrid solutions which can replace a mixture of different system types with one common system while incorporating their existing (predominantly analogue) cameras. Geutebrucks’s re_porter_bank+ was conceived as the ideal platform to meet this need. Essentially it is an entry level ‘omnibrid’ business surveillance solution specifically designed and configured for the banking environment which can be used with analogue and/or IP cameras.FlexibilityThe re_porter_bank+ is intended for dealing with the variety of situations, components and peripherals found in a large existing network of branches and locations. It comes with 4, 8, 12, or 16 analogue inputs which can be expanded up to 19 Geutebruck channels with three IP sources and supports the use of many different brands of IP cameras. With 1Gbit onboard Ethernet the re_porter_bank+ offers TCP/IP-based digital matrix functionality and unlimited (LAN/WAN) integration potential. Each unit can take up to 4 hard disks for video database storage.The re_porter_bank+ has camera position analysis and motion detection features to trigger alarms if there is any tampering with the video system itself or if an intruder is detected in any sensitive areas of the site. It can of course be integrated with existing branch alarm, access control and ATM systems. So at night and out of hours it protects against break-ins and vandalism by detecting intruders, forwarding alarms to a remote control centre, carrying out guard tours and documenting events. The re_porter_bank+ protects against break-ins and vandalism by detecting intruders, forwarding alarms, carrying out guard tours and documenting events  ‘Omnibrid’ technologyGeutebruck’s ‘omnibrid’ technology allows the use of all current compression algorithms and standards – H.264, H264CCTV, MPEG4CCTV, M JPEG and ONVIF compliance – as well as audio recording, for analogue and IP cameras. It supports H264CCTV, H.264 and MJPEG formats with freely configurable resolutions. In addition, it can transcode M-JPEG streams from IP cameras into MPEG4CCTV or MPEG4CCTV/MP (megapixel) CCTV-optimized formats. This has the advantage of enabling the user to use highly advantageous specialist CCTV processes like dual channel streaming (DCS) and dynamic live streaming (DLS) which deliver large network and storage savings.Geutebruck’s video sensors and intelligent video analysis software are well-known for their reliability, while its own specialist, CCTV-friendly, standard-compliant compression processes retain fluid motion, and consequently valuable detail, in situations where the vast majority of other H.264 implementations hesitate and shudder. A key advantage of this new omnibrid technology is that it enables video streams from third-party image sources to be processed using Geutebruck’s proven video analysis software. It therefore provides more scope for intelligent data management, enabling different compression formats to be used for different purposes, and gives system designers much more scope to achieve optimum customisations.An all-in-one banking solutionConceived as an all-in-one banking solution, the re_porter_bank+ more than meets the specifications of the BVG, the body which regulates video security systems in German banks and other cash-handling institutions. Its regulations cover details such as the location of cameras, picture resolutions, recording rates, the format of pre- and post-incident histories, evidential security and even the system maintenance regime – all with a view to deterring hold-ups, or failing that, to obtaining useful evidence of events.As a consequence of this German regulation Geutebruck has extensive experience of exchanging metadata with other systems (e.g. ATMs, access control, building management systems and others) and the capabilities of the  re_porter_bank+ include some specialist functions which are now of increasing relevance and interest internationally. For example, the re_porter_bank+ was designed to fulfil the legal requirement that all German financial institutions should document all cash withdrawals at ATM machines, whether these are on their own premises or in public areas. So where ATMs are located in foyers secured by access control systems, the re_porter can record card data when the customer presents his card to the card reader at the foyer door; video as he enters the foyer; video as he approaches the ATM; a portrait from the portrait camera as the customer’s cash card is read by the ATM; account data as the transaction is processed; video of the customer’s hand taking the cash from the ATM and then video of the scene as he leaves the foyer. In short it provides a comprehensive package of readily available, water-tight evidence on each ‘event’ which avoids the enormous costs which could otherwise be involved in investigating card fraud or vandalism.Securing banks is a company traditionGeutebruck is no newcomer to the banking sector. It owes its very existence to supplying banks with the latest security solutions. In the 1970s it was the development of an unconventional film camera which helped solve German bank robberies and brought early success to the company. Later the long-running Multiscope range of digital video platforms were used in their thousands in banks worldwide. Now Geutebruck’s GeViScope+ is the obvious choice for central banks and major institutions and the re_porter_bank+ the trusty workhorse for high street branch networks.