Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, hosted a webinar on May 6th, 2020 with Omdia. The webinar is themed on how can thermal cameras help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Omdia is the new global technology research powerhouse, established in 2019 with the combination of the Informa Tech’s research brands (Ovum, Heavy Reading, and Tractica) and the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio. Collaborating with Dahua Technology, the comprehensive webinar has attracted totally 1684 registrations. Body temperature monitoring solution Audiences are experts from areas such as energy, finance, education, healthcare, retail, etc. Hosted by Allen Tatara, Senior Manager of webinar events from Omdia, Dahua Technology’s Senior Project Sales Manager, Simon Nash and Omdia’s Principal Analyst of video surveillance, Josh Woodhouse discussed in the webinar about the technology behind the solution, best practices, successful use cases and potential future developments. In the end, they did a live Q&A. “With rich experience accumulated from its early participation in China’s anti-pandemic measures, Dahua Technology’s body temperature monitoring solution has been successfully applied to numerous scenarios overseas, such as Ministry of Health in Malaysia, IFEMA Hospital in Spain, Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport in Lebanon, Ankara Central Railway Station in Turkey, Seoul Railway Station in South Korea, and Foxconn factory in Vietnam. Using the robust thermal body temperature monitoring system, we will continue to assist local users to better prevent the spread of COVID-19 and lower the possibility of re-occurrence, safeguarding the public health,” said Simon Nash. Crucial tool for organisations The pandemic will still impact the global activities in a certain amount of time “This virtual event will highlight the pivotal opportunities and technologies Omdia sees in the market. Specific to the coronavirus pandemic, thermal body temperature monitoring technology will be discussed as a keystone solution which has emerged in response to COVID-19 and will likely play a more common role in many surveillance systems in the future,” said Josh Woodhouse. Based on the opinions of medical experts in both China and abroad, the pandemic will still impact the global activities in a certain amount of time. Thermal camera can be a crucial tool for organisations and public facilities that seek to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Domestic anti-pandemic measures Dahua Technology has actively participated in the early stage of the domestic anti-pandemic measures and accumulated a lot of valuable experience. In various countries and regions of the world, Dahua Technology will assist local users to use thermal body temperature monitoring technology based on local situations to better prevent the COVID-19 and safeguard the public health. Featuring accurate, non-contact and fast, Dahua Thermal Body Temperature Monitoring Solution are widely applied in transportation hubs, commercial complexes, banks, factories, schools, hospitals, etc. With its mission of ‘Enabling a safer society and smarter living’, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on ‘Innovation, Quality and Service’ to serve its partners and customers around the world.
Quantum Corp. has announced the release of the new VS-Series, an efficient, flexible storage cloud platform that has been specially designed for surveillance and industrial IoT applications. The VS-Series is available in a broad range of server choices, suitable for deployments with fewer than ten cameras, up to the largest environments with thousands of cameras. Using the VS-Series security platform, security professionals can efficiently record and store video surveillance footage and run an entire security infrastructure on a single platform. Multiple systems integration Surveillance and security operations continue to get more complex, with more cameras, higher-resolution imagery, and increasing data retention requirements. As buildings become smarter, everything from access control systems to lighting and HVAC systems are now connected – part of the “Internet of Things.” There is an opportunity to simplify operations by consolidating and converging many applications onto a single platform. The Quantum CSP was designed specifically for video and other forms of high-resolution content Quantum’s VS-Series architecture is based on the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform (CSP), a new software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing machine and sensor-generated data. Like storage technologies used in the cloud, the Quantum CSP is software-defined, can be deployed on bare metal, as a virtual machine, or as part of a hyperconverged infrastructure. Unlike other software-defined storage technologies, the Quantum CSP was designed specifically for video and other forms of high-resolution content – engineered for extremely low latency, maximising the streaming performance of large files to storage. Quantum VS-Series cloud storage platform The Quantum Cloud Storage Platform enables high-speed video recording with optimal camera density and can host and run certified VMS management applications, recording servers, and other building control servers on a single platform. The VS-Series product line is being offered in a variety of deployment options; including software-only, mini-tower, 1U, 2U, and 4U hyperconverged servers. Key VS-Series attributes include: Efficiency: Quantum’s VS-Series supports high camera density and software architecture that enables users to run their entire security infrastructure on a single hyperconverged platform. Flexibility: The VS-Series is a software-defined platform which offers the broadest range of deployment options. Many appliances can scale out for more cameras or scale up for increased retention. Easy to Deploy, Operate and Maintain: The VS-Series comes pre-installed with certified VMS applications, and can be installed and configured in minutes. It is backed by the world-class service and support of Quantum and our integrator partners Resilience: The VS-Series software offers a fault-tolerant design to minimise hardware and software issues, designed to virtually eliminate downtime Quantum products at ISC West 2019 The first products in the VS-Series to launch are the VST10x mini-tower appliances, and the VS2112 and VS2124 2U servers Quantum will highlight the new VS-Series at ISC West, booth #22137. The first products in the VS-Series to launch are the VST10x mini-tower appliances, and the VS2112 and VS2124 2U servers, available this quarter. Additional offerings will be available later this year. Josh Woodhouse, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit, said “There are huge increases in ubiquitous video surveillance data required to be processed, analysed and stored. The total market capacity shipped for enterprise storage systems in video surveillance is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 2017 to 2022. Storage demand is strongest in safe or smart cities installations, and in retail and transportation hubs around the globe, where end-users are looking to both protect against security threats and maximise the efficient use of collected data. Scalable, flexible data storage systems are important in achieving this goal.” High-resolution network cameras Jeremy Scott, Strategic Alliance Partner Manager, Americas, Milestone Systems said, “Security systems today include more high-resolution cameras to capture relevant situational information. Our partnership with Quantum lets us deliver scalable video surveillance solutions with the storage capacity and access suited to the increased data volumes these systems generate.” I’m pleased that we were able to bring this VS-Series to market so quickly" Keith Bishop, Strategic Growth Manager for Data Enabled Business, Johnson Controls stated, ” Buildings and cities have internet connected devices everywhere – cameras, badge readers, lighting, HVAC systems, and more – which creates a need to consolidate and manage this digital data in one place. Being able to converge surveillance recording, VMS systems, and other building control applications onto a single platform means our customers can simplify their infrastructure as we help them create smarter and safer buildings and cities.” Hyperconverged security infrastructure Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum, says “As we worked with partners to design a platform for surveillance, we knew that streaming performance and camera density would be critical, as well as hyperconvergence both for efficiency and to consolidate the security infrastructure. I’m pleased that we were able to bring this VS-Series to market so quickly – it demonstrates both the software-defined nature of the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform and how we can take our years of expertise working in movie and TV production and construct a platform with leading performance for the surveillance industry.”
Theia’s family of varifocal lenses will cover horizontal field of view from 112- to 9-degrees, with focal ranges of 4-10mm and 12-50mm Theia Technologies, the IP video surveillance lens specialist, announced the EMEA launch of a new range of 4K 12 megapixel (MP) lenses at IFSEC 2015. These lenses will reach the EMEA market from October 2015 just as 4K is beginning to accelerate. According to the latest market data from analyst IHS Inc., EMEA revenues from 4 MP and above network cameras are forecast to grow three times faster than average revenue growth across all network camera types over the next five years. 4K 12MP IR-corrected varifocal lenses Theia’s new lenses offer resolution performance which truly matches the image quality improvements which all types of 4K sensor cameras promise (but are not necessarily delivering today). The lenses are designed to resolve the 1.55 micron-sized pixel of the smaller 1/ 2.3” 4K sensors, while at the same time resolving the 1.85 micron pixels and covering the larger area of the 1/ 1.7” 4K image sensors. The IR-corrected lenses are extremely compact given their large format, at only 64mm long. Compared to other commonly found 1/1.7” format 4K lenses with similar features, they are as much as 50% smaller, allowing them to fit into dome and bullet cameras in addition to traditional box cameras. Theia’s family of varifocal lenses will cover a horizontal field of view from 112 degrees to 9 degrees, with focal ranges of 4-10mm in Theia’s SL410 lens and 12-50mm in the Theia SL1250 lens. The new lenses will be offered in numerous configurations, including with motorised focus, zoom, IR cut filter, photo-interrupters, manual, DC auto and P iris options, as well as CS or D25 board mount versions. The SL410 4-10mm lens will also be available in a C mount version. The SL410 will ship during October while the SL1250 reaches the market during November. The SL410 4-10mm lens boasts the fastest F number in the industry for that sensor at f/1.4 offering probably the best light gathering ability of any 4k varifocal lens being deployed in the surveillance market today. 4K resolution to empower analytics-rich applications "The emergence of 4K resolution in video surveillance will empower analytics-rich applications such as facial recognition, behavioural studies and ANPR", says Mark Peterson, VP Advanced Technology, Theia Technologies Josh Woodhouse, Senior Market Analyst - Video Surveillance, IHS, said, “4K will be a major driving force for the high megapixel network camera market over the next few years. So full 4K resolution optics are a key part of the puzzle required to achieve true 4k-compliant video in surveillance systems.” Mark Peterson, VP Advanced Technology, Theia Technologies, explained, “The emergence of 4K resolution in video surveillance will empower analytics-rich applications such as facial recognition, behavioural studies and ANPR, where a high level of detail and precision is required. The technology is also an obvious choice for situations in which there is a lot of activity or large areas where there are limited options for placing cameras yet the entire area needs covering such as in shopping centres, stadiums or open public spaces. “In these situations, identifying a person amidst a subject-dense scene is challenging at lower resolutions. We are excited to be on the forefront of this emerging trend and believe our lenses will set the standard that will enable adoption of this important technology.”