Korea Technology & Communications joins HDcctvAlliance
KT&C joins the Alliance with plans to develop a complete line of HDcctv-compliant surveillance cameras

HDcctvAlliance®, the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv™ equipment interoperability, announced that Korea Technology & Communications (KT&C), one of Korea's leading manufacturers of CCTV cameras, has joined the Alliance to manufacture HDcctv-compliant products for the surveillance market.

HDcctv surveillance cameras deliver digital high-definition video over coaxial cable. HDcctv Alliance member companies have access to complete HDcctv specifications and have license to use the HDcctv logo on compliant equipment as a guarantee of interoperability. KT&C, recognising a market trend towards HDcctv surveillance cameras and the importance of standards compliance, joined the Alliance to maximise its opportunities in this new product category.

"KT&C joined the Alliance as an Adopting Member to enable our development team to access HDcctv Alliance draft specifications, detailed information about compliance testing and certification, and to participate in the qualified equipment programme," said Barry Lee, KT&C Product Marketing Team Manager. "Also, Adopting Members enjoy the right, at no extra cost, to advertise and sell security equipment as ‘HDcctv compliant' and use HDcctv text marks and logos. We consider this valuable for both technology development and marketing purposes."

HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetisation and without any perceivable compression latency 

In developing standards, the HDcctv Alliance is enabling interoperable plug-and-play high-definition security systems with no transmission delays, no image artefacts from transmission-related compression and with the highest possible signal integrity. HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetisation and without any perceivable compression latency. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to leverage the HD-SDI (High-Definition Serial Digital Interface) broadcast television standard as the basis for the HDcctv specification. HDcctv includes a variety of enhancements to HD-SDI that are vital to surveillance, including bi-directional audio and data, up-the-cable power, and long reach mode for 300m transmission over conventional RG-59 cable.

In keeping with its commitment to develop HDcctv-compliant products, KT&C announced the KPC-HDX130, a digital megapixel camera capable of 720p30 output. This prototype HDcctv camera is designed for security surveillance and monitoring systems that require superior quality and performance. The KPC-HDX130 features a 1.3-megapixel sensor that delivers high image quality for accurate identification of objects. Its large image format enables the camera to capture greater detail and to present a wide field of view. The KPC-HDX130 provides significant advantages over traditional analogue CCTV security cameras.

"KT&C considers the formation of the HDcctv Alliance to be a significant step forward for the video surveillance industry, one that will enable users to upgrade their security systems with cost-effective, easy to install systems that are highly compatible with third-party products," noted Hyuksub-Kwon, KT&C CEO.

KT&C announced the KPC-HDX130, a digital megapixel camera capable of 720p30 output

"We are delighted to welcome a manufacturer of KT&C's global stature to the HDcctv Alliance. KT&C is representative of those CCTV equipment manufacturers that have long recognised the value of delivering uncompressed HDTV signals over pre-existing coaxial infrastructure," said Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director. "KT&C is leading the wave of companies that recognise that by adopting standardised HDcctv connectivity, interoperable and feature-rich digital video surveillance systems can be realised, even as an easy upgrade to existing analogue CCTV systems. We look forward to KT&C contributing to the technical evolution of the HDcctv standard and to bringing significant HDcctv products to market."

The Alliance is rapidly growing its international membership to include a diverse array of security industry participants, from component, OEM and branded equipment manufacturers, to security sales, support and system installers. Alliance members benefit from access to the specification, participation in the standard creation process, and certification of compliant products. Marketing benefits include HDcctv logo product branding to signify interoperability and promotions to increase members' international visibility. Membership registration is available here.

Visit HDcctv Alliance members CSST (Hall 4, I20), Comart (Hall 5, H62), EverFocus (Hall 5, B5) and KT&C (Hall 5, D70) at IFSEC, May 10th- 13th, Birmingham, UK.

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