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Sony showcases Video Security at Essen

During this year's Security show at Essen in Germany, Sony showcased is entire Video Security line-up, including megapixel cameras and a preview of its next generation hybrid recorder - which supports both IP and analogue cameras.   Sony goes mega at Essen - click here to watch the videoblog function submitQuickLinksForm(){ if (document.quickLinksForm.articlesection.selectedIndex==0){ return ; } document.quickLinksForm.action+="&articlesection="...

University at Buffalo controls costs in food service operations with Milestone IP video management software

  The University at Buffalo has a very widely distributed multi-campus environment with varied security needsThis 7-campus university in upstate New York manages food services that total $20 million annually from vending machines, convenience stores, cafes and restaurants.  Loss prevention is an important part of this, centrally handled with efficient network surveillance from Milestone Systems, the global leader for open platform IP video management software. The largest campus l...

Open industry standards - the next steps in network video

SourceSecurity.com recently caught up with Jonas Andersson, business development director at Axis Communications, to talk in more detail about Axis' ground-breaking co-operative agreement to work collectively with Bosch and Sony on the development of a standard network interface for network video products.  The resulting collaboration, now called Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), will strive to develop an open industry standard and is inviting would-be participants to register via...

Milestone Integration Platform Symposium sharpens focus on IP video surveillance leaders

   Milestone proved to be number one for open platform IP video management in the 'software only' category worldwide Milestone Systems held its bi-annual ‘MIPS' event last week: the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium.  Several hundred international security industry professionals gathered to learn the latest in digital surveillance solutions, and one of the first presentations from IMS Research announced that Milestone is the number one ‘softwar...

ProZone selects Sony to enhance its business offering

 The SNC-RX550P offers the highest image quality in its class BackgroundProZone is a provider of football performance and match analysis software for over half of the UK's football premiership clubs.  Designed by coaches for coaches, Prozone offers a rich and comprehensive set of analysis tools, founded on physical, technical and tactical aspects of performance, offering football clubs full 90 minute match reviews for quality control and fitness monitoring purposes.Customer challe...

Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) officially open for membership

  Joining ONVIF would allow organisations to actively influence the development of the open standardThe Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), founded by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, today officially opens for membership.  The purpose of the forum is to develop a global open standard for the network interface of network video products.Joining the forum allows organisations to actively influence the development of the standard.  Variou...

Pennsylvania courthouse moves on from analogue technology - opting for Milestone IP VM platform

  Milestone IP video management  offers Cumberland Country Courthouse proactive control of security systemMilestone XProtect Enterprise: a simple and effective surveillance solution.The Sheriff's Office in charge of protecting the Cumberland County Courthouse had an outdated analogue system that provided little useful evidence for prosecutions.  Implementing a market-leading surveillance solution based on the user-friendly Milestone IP video managemen...

Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) announced by Axis, Bosch and Sony

  Announcement of ONVIF as the global open forum for the standardisation of network video interfacesIn May 2008, Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation announced their cooperation to create a global open forum for the development of a standard network interface for network video products.  The forum is introduced as ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum).  By creating an independent, non-profit organisation the three founding members ensure...

Netto supermarkets fight theft with Milestone's IP video management software

With the newest technology in surveillance, the value-priced supermarket chain Netto is winning the retail battle against robberies, theft and shrinkage in its Swedish stores.  The solution is network cameras with IP video management software from Milestone Systems.Netto supermarkets had used traditional analog technology since 2001, where images taken by surveillance cameras were stored on videotapes - unlike today's digital surveillance archived on a computer, which is more flexible and m...

Sony announces Norbain SD as its primary distributor for security solutions

Sony recently revealed how it has strengthened its market-leading security offering through a re-evaluation of its distribution network that sees Norbain SD, one of Europe's most successful distributors of electronic security systems, become one of two key distributors in the UK.  The announcement will place Sony at the forefront of Norbain SD's network of specialist dealers. Building on its extensive IP and analogue line-up, which recently saw the introduction of nine new cameras including...

Axis Communications confirms strong sales growth in EMEA

 Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, has published financial results for the first six months of 2008, which confirm the company's leadership position globally, with strong sales growth of 37 per cent in local currency up to SEK 882 M (£73.4m) in its core network video market and in the EMEA region, where net sales amounted to SEK 469.5 M (£39m).Highlights for the period include Axis' announcement of its expansion into Russia with the opening of a new sales...

IndigoVision announces its support for forthcoming network video open standard

IndigoVision, a leading supplier of complete IP Video and Alarm management solutions, recently announced that it will support the network video standard being developed by Sony, Bosch and Axis, once it is ratified.Commenting on the announcement, Oliver Vellacott, IndigoVision CEO, said: "We are pleased to announce that IndigoVision's class-leading Security Management Software, ‘Control Center', will support cameras compliant with the forthcoming standard.  ‘Control Cen...