AASSET CCTV Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)(7)
The AST-NTA range from AASSET Security are high-performance high-specification analogue and IP recording systems, capable of recording from 8 to 32 channels in one unit, from 100 to 400 fps. The AST-NTA range also incorporates POS interfaces and Smart search into a quality compact recorder that combines the function of a DVR and a multiplexer in one unit.Features include: Recording up to 6.25 fps per camera 16-channel video 100 fps recording capability Network video recorder, supporting both IP and analogue cameras from 99% of CCTV manufacturersBuilt-in DVD-RW for backup Remote monitoring and control through network (LAN) Numerous recording features (normal, schedule, motion, alarm) USB2.0 interface: USB memory/ USB external HDD/ CD-RW, external DVD-RW backup POS and ATM transaction data and image for recording and search by keywordAdd to Compare
The ASTNTA Series from Aasset Security is a range of high-quality compact video recorders that combine the function of a surveillance recorder and multiplexer into one unit. The system also utilizes the latest embedded OS which protects your system from viruses and enables it to operate even in the case of an HDD crash / failure. It supports both IP and analogue cameras by most popular brands. Features include: Recording and display 4CIF full D1 25F/s per camera Hybrid NVR, supports both IP and analogue cameras of most popular brandsAvailable in 8, 16 & 32-channel units with 100/ 200/400fps recording capability Built-in DVD-RW for backup Remote monitoring and control through network (LAN) Various recording features (normal, schedule, motion, alarm) USB 2.0 Interface: USB memory / USB external HDD / CD-RW, external DVD-RW backup POS and ATM transaction data and image for recording and search by keywordOther real-time IP & analogue hybrid digital video recorders by Aasset Security include the following:AST NTA4416AST NTA8832AST NTA-1116PAdd to Compare
The ASTNTA series from Aasset Security is a range of high-quality compact digital video recorders that combines the function of a surveillance recorder and multiplexer into one unit. This system also utilizes the latest embedded OS which protects your system from virus and enable your system operate even HDD crashed. It supports both IP and analogue camera of most popular brands.Key featuresRecording 4CIF full D1, 12F/s per camera 16-channel video 400fps recording capabilityHybrid NVR, support both IP and analogue cameras of most popular brands16-channel network camera / web server 400fps recording capability Built-in DVD-RW for backup Remote monitoring and control through network (LAN) Various recording features (normal, schedule, motion, alarm) USB2.0 Interface: USB memory / USB external HDD / CD-RW, external DVD-RW backup POS and ATM transaction data and image for recording and search by keywordAdd to Compare
8 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 1 VGA, 2 CVBS, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Tripex, 250 GB storage, 200 fps storage rate, H.264, 704 x 576 resolution, DVD-RW, CD-RW, HDD, 450 x 95 x 450, 9, 220 ~ 240 VAC, 42 WAdd to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 1 VGA, 2 CVBS, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 500 GB storage, 400 fps storage rate, H.264, 704 x 576 resolution, DVD-RW, CD-RW, HDD, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 450 x 95 x 450, 9, 220 ~ 240 VAC, 42 WAdd to Compare
The brand new AST NTA range of IP & analogue digital recorders from Aasset Security Group are high-quality compact units that combine the function of a surveillance recorder and multiplexer into one unit. Utilising the latest embedded OS protects your system from external imports of viruses and enabling your system to operate even in the event of HDD crashes. The units can take 8, 16 and up to 32 video channels (mixed analogue and IP or all IP or all analogue) and 4, 8, 16 or 32 channels of audio. The units digitally encode the video & audio streams via the latest compression method, ISO accredited compression codecs - H.264 & MPEG4. Incorporating the following features: 8, 16 & 32 channels video and 4, 8, 16, 32 audio inputs IP, MegaPixel, analogue & PTZ cameras * Supports Dual-Monitor and Spot-Monitor output Supports up to 128 sensors in/relays out Powerful remote software integration: Remote Console, WebViewer, PDAViewer, and SmartViewer (for Symbian/ Windows Smart phone)Built-in DVD-RW support backup to DVD/CD directly Three SATA removable HDD trays Embedded OS built in DOM (Disk On Module).Encryption of video algorithms for enhanced securityVideo features:Supports 352x240, 640x480, or 720x480 / 720X576 (PAL) RCA composite video out to CCTV monitor Display:Supports up to 100/200 & 400 fps (PAL) Auto scan with full screen display under 1, 4, 8, 9, 13, 16-camera display modes Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras: PTZ script is available for adding new protocols Night view ability Recording: Video compression: MPEG4 and H.264 compression Supports 352x240, 640x240, 720x480/ 720X576 (PAL) Recording rates: 100/200/400/800FPS - model dependantRecording modes: Alarm trigger/ Motion Detection/ Smart/ Audio Detection/ Continuous/ Schedule recording Programmable masking zone blank under recording modes FiFo storage, Supports network storage devices, RAIDSearch, playback & backup:Real time playback without having to disable recording/network functions Powerful search engine: by date, time, camera, area, event, vision, and log file, with Bookmark function for quick reference Complete playback control: playback, backward playback, fast forward/ backward playback, forward/ backward frame-by-frame playback Export single frame to BMP file and print out, Output "AVI" file for video clipsBackup devices: RAID, NAS, Ext HDD and internal SATA HDD (up to 4HDD)Remote Access: Simultaneous multiple remote live/recorded surveillance via standard web browsers Backup remotely Remote monitoring/remote recording/playback remote recording/playback server recording Full control of PTZ cameras remotely 2-way audio communication Remote E-mapSchedule:Record, enable network, backup reboot and disabling alarms One time or weekly schedules Scheduling can be done down to every quarter of an hourE-map:Shows the positions of cameras, sensors, and relays Stores up to 8 different mapsAlarm notifications:E-map notifications FTP notifications Turn relay on (light switch, alarm, etc.) Plays warning sound (can be pre-recorded) Starts recording on multiple cameras (capture video from different angle) Sends CCTV-out signals Launches E-maps Enlarges camera view Send SMS/MMS (requires SMS modem) Send event to Central Monitoring System Alert messages helps security follow proper standard operational proceduresUser access:Setup as many users as you like with their own individual passwords Each user can be pre-configured to perform only certain actions (e.g. access specific cameras remotely, export recorded information, change schedules)Click here to download the AST NTA Series brochureAdd to Compare
AST NTB4416P, the new 16-channel standalone DVR with DVD-RW from AASSET, offers the following features: 16 video inputs Triplex functionality Frame rate: 25 fps at 4CIF Built-in DVD-RW for back-up H.264 compression modes High image quality: CIF, QCIF, 4CIF and DI Resolution Control possible by mouse (USB) or keyboards (RS485) Remote monitoring and control through network (LAN) Various recording features (normal, schedule, motion, alarm) USB 2.0 interface: USB memory / USB external HDD / CD-RW, external DVD-RW backup Compatible with French law of September 2007 for quality in CCTV applications ESATA output Up to 16TB of on-board storage when external back-up is used POS capability Audio / video tied to single track eliminating Lip Sync problems 20 PTZ protocols Server and Client software availableAdd to Compare
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In today’s market, efficient use of bandwidth and storage is an essential part of maintaining an effective video surveillance system. A video management system’s ability to provide analysis, real time event notifications and crucial image detail is only as a good as the speed and bandwidth of a surveillance network. In the physical security industry, H.264 is the video compression format used by most companies. Some companies also employ H.264 enhancements to compress areas of an image that are irrelevant to the user at a higher ratio within a video stream in order to preserve image quality for more important details like faces, license plates or buildings. The H.265, H.264’s successor, will be increasingly used for compression in the future. Some companies are already using H.265 in their cameras and video management systems, while a host of other manufacturers are certainly preparing for its broader adoption in the years to come. Video compression technologies Reduced bandwidth and storage requirements are the primary benefits of video compression technologies Reduced bandwidth and storage requirements are the primary benefits of video compression technologies. In some cases, H.265 can double the data compression ratio of H.264, while retaining the same quality. Increased compression rate translates into decreased storage requirements on hard drives, less bandwidth usage and fewer switches – all of which reduce overall costs of system ownership. H.265 compression delivers a lower bitrate than H.264, which is relevant to end users and integrators because the lower bitrate reduces strain on hardware and can reduce playback issues. It’s very important that the compression format that is used is supported in all of the different components of a system: cameras, desktop computers on which the VMS is running and the VMS itself. It is also good for end users and integrators to understand the basics of video compression. Having a basic understanding of compression allows users to tweak settings to reduce bandwidth usage even more. Many cameras come with default settings that can be changed to ultimately reduce costs. ONVIF physical security In the physical security industry, ONVIF is working to incorporate into its specifications the use of new formats such as H.265 but is not directly involved in developing the compression standards themselves. With Profile T, the new ONVIF video profile released will employ a new media service that is compression agnostic. This means that it can support new video compression formats, including H.265, as well as new audio compression formats, with the ability to include new video and audio codecs as needed in the future without having to redesign its media service. In the physical security industry, ONVIF is working to incorporate into its specifications the use of new formats such as H.265 Standardisation organisations that are directly addressing new compression standards include the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and a joint commission of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which is addressing the coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information. Other compression formats on par with H.264 and H.265 are being developed by companies such as Google. H.265 compression formats Using products that employ H.265 compression will reduce costs through bandwidth reduction, as will changing default settings on cameras, which are often conservative. Having a basic understanding of compression formats and how to tweak camera factory default settings also gives integrators the ability to further reduce bandwidth for added costs savings and increased system performance. These enhancements will analyse which parts of an image are most important and adjust local levels of compressions accordingly It is also worth noting that H.265 enhancements will likely be developed by camera manufacturers to further reduce bandwidth, as was the case with H.264. These enhancements will analyze which parts of an image are most important and adjust local levels of compressions accordingly. While H.265 itself is ready for prime time, its value as a tool for IP-based surveillance systems is dependent on support for the codec in all parts of the system – the VMS, server hardware, graphics cards and camera. Though widespread H.265 adoption is predicted, providers of these components are jumping on the H.265 bandwagon at different rates of speed. ONVIF is including support for H.265 in its new video profile, Profile T, because it believes it will become the most widely used compression format and ONVIF recognises the need to anticipate that migration as a future need of the industry. The new media service, which will be implemented with Profile T, will be future-proof in that when new compression formats are released in the future, ONVIF can adopt them very quickly. That flexibility will definitely help integrators.
According to IHS Market, it is estimated that there are over 60 million security cameras in the United States, and other reports say these cameras capture more than four billion hours of footage per week. Over the last decade, IP camera technology has dominated the conversation as it has provided users with a broad offering of enhanced image quality and features. With a large percentage of existing security systems relying on analogue, many end users looking for high definition (HD) video quality have been forced to take on a complete system overhaul. Infrastructure overhaul for HD video To make the switch, customers would need to change everything, from cameras to hardware to wiring– not to mention the lengthy installation process that would ensue. IP cameras also require higher Internet speeds and more cloud space. Whether constrained by budget, bandwidth or storage, many end users have been unable to adopt this new video surveillance method.Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike. By utilising the current Coaxial cables, this offering yields high definition video, while requiring minimal infrastructure changes and is an optimal surveillance choice for security customers. Plus, with new advancements and updates being made frequently to this technology, there is a solution for every security need. The enhanced alternative of HD over Coax has been warmly welcomed in the security industry, thanks to its simple solutions and ever-evolving features. Many new analogue HD cameras are “plug and play,” able to connect directly to existing Coaxial cables. This eliminates the need for a complete system change, creating cost-savings for the end user and an enhanced video quality offering. Easy solutions for HD video As a result, integrators can cost-effectively upgrade their customer’s surveillance solution while using their legacy infrastructure, making it an attractive option for end users and an easy sell for dealers. Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems, where even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response HD over Coax cameras themselves are always expanding and evolving to meet a wide array of security needs. With the introduction of fisheye and multi-sensor cameras, users now have a multitude of coverage options, not to mention the introduction of 4K bringing resolution options to the same level as IP. Some newer technologies are even touting 4K cameras paired with 4K digital video recorders (DVRs) made specifically for analogue systems. Longer cables grant transmission for up to 1600 feet, double the distance of standard analogue solutions, and triple that of IP systems. This single cable is able to transmit both HD video and audio. Recently, broadcast quality audio over Coax has become available in limited models, a substantial improvement over older analogue technology, which was unable to transmit audio. Stopping video delay Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems. Even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response. IP cameras are forced to compress and packetise their video for transmission. The outcome of this is a reduced number of images per video, which in turn causes delay. HD over Coax on the other hand, delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity. Additionally, the point-to-point transmission delivers uncompressed video free of lag. Another touted benefit is that, unlike IP networked cameras, analogue systems provide a more secure video transmission. With so much sensitive information housed on a businesses’ network, adding another point of network access through an IP camera can create concerns for cyber security risks. HD over Coax delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity Preventing network hacking With HD over Coax, the physical connections between the camera and DVR prevent network hacking. By keeping the video surveillance system offline, security professionals are able to direct their attention to the physical threats at hand, rather than having to focus on deterring cyber security risks. One of the primary difficulties of deploying HD video solutions is the fact that many older systems utilise a wide variety of HD standards and platforms. To make matters more complicated, after HD over Coax was brought to market, manufacturers raced to create their own version of this technology. Today, the most popular proprietary standards are HD-CVI, HD-TVI and AHD. However, integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible.Integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible Diversifying surveillance through one DVR To combat these issues, manufacturers have introduced products with more flexibility to their portfolios. One example of this is the penta-brid DVR which grants the ability to seamlessly integrate multiple technologies deployed across one application. This means that systems with diverse camera brands and technologies, such as a mix of HD-CVI, HD-TVI, AHD, analogue or IP, can be connected through one DVR. For many end users with legacy analogue systems, penta-brid DVRs give them greater freedom to choose between a variety of solutions, rather than being limited to one option. With video resolution increasing, the space needed to store the footage is similarly rising. Penta-brid technology has been able to adapt to these evolving needs, giving users ample storage space to house the HD and 4K surveillance video with some of the newest models including H.265 compression. HD casino surveillance made simple For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff While HD over Coax is beneficial to many end users and integrators, those in the casino and hospitality markets find it crucial. With a combination of high profile guests, large amounts of cash on hand, constant crowds and strict industry regulations, reliable video surveillance is a must. Deploying new IP systems comes at a stiff price. When looking to upgrade their video surveillance, casinos must also be mindful of the installation process. When moving to an IP-based system, ripping out old wires and replacing them with new is the standard practice. This practice can be both disruptive and costly, not to mention gaming regulations require casino activities be monitored at all times so a complete system shutdown would result in revenue loss. This cost can be hard to justify, especially when the current legacy analogue system remains in working condition with only the lower image resolution to date it. For these scenarios, the most cost-effective option is to leverage the legacy infrastructure, replace the existing cameras with new devices, and reap the benefits that HD video has to offer without any lapse in security. For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff. HD over Coax cameras now offer the same resolution as IP cameras with a plug and play approach, that cuts down on expense without sacrificing quality. For businesses and applications that are unable to adopt IP technology, whether it be cost or time prohibitive, HD over Coax now features most of the same benefits IP has to offer without breaking the bank. By providing clear images in real time, maximising existing infrastructure, and affording cyber security benefits, HD over Coax provides an attractive solution for many end users and integrators.
Dollars spent by video surveillance customers must go towards ensuring high-availability capture, storage and on-demand access to live and archived video. Reaching this goal mandates high-availability of independent components – camera, network, storage (edge, external), internet connectivity, display, all Video Management Software (VMS) components and an architecture that can take advantage of this. In this note, we focus on seeing our way through to a video surveillance architecture, that provides high availability storage, access to live and stored video content. Of all options available to store recorded video, edge recording is the only one that is unaffected by network failure Edge recording Of all options available to store recorded video, edge recording is the only one that is unaffected by network failure. This makes edge storage a must-have. But, this has some limitations at present: Edge storage capacity is limited. Edge media has a short lifetime, rated only for thousands of hours of continuous recording. Most cameras are not secure and physical damage to the camera could lead to catastrophic loss of edge stored content. As storage and compression technology evolve, the constraints imposed by (1) and (2) could go away. However, securing cameras will continue to be a barrier for most installations. Secure external storage It is thus imperative to also store video in secure external storage. Such an architecture uses edge storage to fill in content gaps created by network, external storage outages. As edge storage technology improves, larger gaps can be filled in, but one will always need external storage. By our definition, ‘external storage’ is a solution stack that includes storage media and all software (including VMS) that provide access to this storage. Access to live and archived video Access to live video can either be met by external storage or directly by the camera Every surveillance solution needs to provide access to live and archived video. Access to live video can either be met by external storage or (and) directly by the camera. All things being equal, having the camera directly provide live video access, is a higher-availability solution. There is dependence on fewer components in the chain. Solutions in the market use one of the above two approaches for access to live video. Due to limited capacity and low physical security of edge storage, it makes sense at present, to have external storage meet all requests for archive video. Thus, we are led to an architecture that has heavy dependence on external storage. Dual-recording For high-availability, external storage must be architected with redundancy. Ideally, independent components that make up external storage – storage media, associated hardware and software (including VMS components), should be individually redundant and have smart interconnectivity. However, solutions in the market rigidly tie these components together. Failure of a single component causes failure of external storage. For e.g. hardware failure of a server causes VMS component failure AND storage failure. DR provides a smart way to provide high-availability for external storage For these solutions in the market, high-availability is achieved by having additional external storage units that step-in during outages of primary units. If these additional units continuously duplicate primary units, access gaps are minimised, and archive access is un-affected during primary unit outages. This is the idea behind Dual-Recording (DR). To meet cost budgets, these additional units can be configured to store subsampled (framerate, resolution) video content. A small number of additional units can support concurrent outages of all primary units. A few-to-many redundancy. Rising need for dual-recording Most cameras cannot be physically secured, and video content produced by a camera must be stored externally. Many VMS solutions use external storage to service live video access requests. Edge storage limitations impose restrictions on edge archive access at present. So, external storage is used to service requests for archive access too. Thus, a surveillance system ends up being over-dependent on external storage. DR provides a smart way to provide high-availability for external storage. As edge storage improves, it will be able to service archive access requests. VMS software will need to evolve, to use this capability smartly.
Martin Cowley, Director of Sales for Aasset Security UK As the CCTV industry rapidly evolves towards more global solutions, Aasset have joined forces with Samsung Electronics to create a major player in the UK market. With our combined experience we aim to bring a new blend of technology, design and logistics to our UK partners. Aasset's aim is to change the distribution market place by positioning itself as a major supplier with leading edge system design services. Our world- class partnerships can help you benefit from the latest technological breakthroughs by providing a solid foundation for the future success of your company. Aasset Security is delighted to announce the addition of Martin Cowley as Director of Sales for the UK Division. Martin has more than 20 years experience in the CCTV industry across all business sectors, from Installation, through Manufacturing and Distribution, and is a welcome addition to Aasset Security UK. The Aasset Security brand has continued to strengthen in the UK market. Martin is confident that the further strengthening of the UK Sales team combined with exciting new product developments will enable Aasset Security to advance their current position in the coming year.
Samsung Electronics IP camera range to integrate with Milestone video management software Samsung Electronics, the industry leader in visual devices, semiconductor, mobile, networking, consumer electronics and video surveillance technology, has officially announced the successful integration of its newly released IP camera models (SNC-B2315, SNC-B5395, SNC-M300) with leading VMS (Video Management Software) providers Milestone Systems and On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI). Milestone Systems is a world market leader for open platform IP video surveillance software and Samsung Electronics joined the Milestone Systems' Manufacturer Alliance Program in 2006 and is continuously developing a mutually beneficial relationship to strengthen the capability of Samsung Electronics IP products. Samsung Electronics has long been accepted for its high performance solutions for analogue video surveillance applications and is rapidly expanding its competitiveness in the IP video surveillance market with the introduction of a number of new IP network products and solutions. During 2008, Samsung Electronics launched three outstanding IP cameras, including a D1 resolution box-type model (SNC-B2315), a dome-type model (SNC-B5395) and a 3-megapixel box-type model (SNC-M300). Aasset Security, a Samsung Eletronics partner and leading European manufacturer and distributor of CCTV and other security products, also announced the strengthening of the Samsung Electronics range of Network/IP cameras and showcased the products at the Security Essen 2008. These products are the combined result of Samsung's considerable experience in visual imaging, semiconductor design and networking. All three new models offer compatibility with major VMS companies such as Milestone and OnSSI. This support enables users to integrate Samsung Electronics IP cameras with a number of the world's leading IP video management software solutions. Furthermore Samsung Electronics also offers its own IP video management software platform, NET-I, to offer a wider choice to users of Samsung Electronics' IP solutions. In addition to developing integrated solutions with VMS providers, Samsung Electronics has a strategic partnership with ImmerVision Inc., a world leading company in 360° Panoramic Imaging Technology and the inventor of the Panomorph lens that removes video surveillance "blindness" with standard cameras. With this partnership, users of IP cameras from Samsung Electronics such as SNC-B2315 and SNC-M300 can enjoy the benefit of panoramic viewing when using ImmerVision's Panomorph lens. "With strategic partnerships in place alongside leading VMS and IP surveillance solution providers, Samsung Electronics are well placed to further develop more advanced IP based, digital visual security solutions. Further alliances with additional strategic partners is expected during 2009," comments Andy Ryu, IP Product Manager of Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics are committed to be amongst the leading providers of IP video surveillance solutions, a goal achievable through strategic alliances with companies such as Verint, Netavis, Orsus and Seetec.
The HALOCAM provides total situational awareness over a 360° view Grandeye, the world's leading developer of 360° technology, will be showcasing its range of 360° cameras on the AASSET Security GmbH booth at Security Essen. The booth number is 423 located in Hall 2.Grandeye will exhibit both analogue and IP smart 360° cameras and recording solutions. Key staff from Grandeye will be on hand throughout the exhibition to answer questions and explain the benefits of Grandeye's award-winning 360° technology.Grandeye is the original developer and owner of Halocam and Imtera 360° technologies. Grandeye also has certain exclusive rights to IPIX technology. Please visit the Grandeye website for more information.
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