IDIS returns to ISC West in Las Vegas for the company’s first U.S. trade show appearance following the conclusion of the company’s year-long 20th Anniversary celebration, “Two Decades of Innovation,” with plans to highlight the IDIS technological offerings set to define the start of its “next” 20 years of game changing innovation, in booth #16059.

IDIS Total Solution: end-to-end surveillance

In 2018, the company’s focus at ISC West will return to one of IDIS’s most powerful differentiators, the IDIS Total Solution. The IDIS Total Solution is the most complete, end-to-end solution on the market today, for any surveillance need of any size.

From HDTVI to H.265—including our complete 4K Total Solution—IDIS has you covered from image capture, through recording and display—and every camera, recorder, encoder, monitor and more is designed, developed, and manufactured in house at IDIS facilities in South Korea.

Visitors to the IDIS booth will also learn about the IDIS SmartPhone Cam, which helps end-users take the security and power of IDIS surveillance everywhere they go"

The IDIS Total Solution the company will feature at ISC West is its most comprehensive, yet, with an expanded 4K Total Solution and the innovative HDMI encoder (which allows for greater situational awareness and improved business intelligence gathering) demonstrating IDIS’s continued commitment to innovation that brings practical and measurable value to its users.

IDIS will also feature a complete lineup of H.265 IPC/NVR products—including the enhanced IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye Camera, powerful IDIS DR-8364 NVR, (featuring 900Mbps throughput, redundant power, IDIS Smart Failover technologies, and world-leading IDIS Intelligent Codec H.265/H.264 performance.

Each builds upon the company’s flagship DirectIP™ end-to-end IP surveillance platform, popular for its true plug-and-play (self-installing and self-configuring) industry-leading ease of use, and all delivered with IDIS Center, the company’s full-featured VMS, at no charge (for licensing or updates).

IDIS latest product developments

Visitors to the IDIS booth will also learn about the IDIS SmartPhone Cam, which helps end-users take the security and power of IDIS surveillance everywhere they go, and new Privacy Masking, which enables thorough documentation of incidents and preservation of video evidence while effortlessly protecting those incidentally recorded in the process.

IDIS will also highlight the latest developments with the IDIS Deep Learning Engine, which offers nimble monitoring of people, cars and bicycles; and alerts for object detection, loitering and intrusion—all adapted to fit a 16:9 ratio and with performance that outpaces all published academia on the subject.

The IDIS Total Solution is a real differentiator, with real-world benefits for our partners and end-users"

No other security manufacturer offers as comprehensive a single-source solution, including a fully robust 4K total solution, and a cost-free VMS,” notes Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America (speaking of the company’s full-featured IDIS Center, which is included without licensing or update fees).

This allows IDIS to offer industry leading interoperability, backward and forward compatibility, and exceptional warranties on the widest range of products possible, lowering total cost of ownership while delivering signature IDIS performance.

The IDIS Total Solution is a real differentiator, with real-world benefits for our partners and end-users, and in 2018—with the addition of so many additional innovations designed specifically to bring new or added value to the marketplace, including more than a dozen new cameras and our versatile HDMI encoder allowing users to expand their situational awareness and business intelligence gathering in new ways—it’s never been a better time to tell that story.”

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