The stylish new additions extend 360-degree video technology into demanding environments Oncam, the provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announces the addition of the Stainless-Steel camera model to its Evolution 12 and Evolution 05 camera lines. With this innovative design, the Evolution Stainless Steel camera opens up new possibilities in the more extreme camera applications that require heavy wash-down or exceptional resistance to corrosion. New camera features The camera boasts an IP69K rating, the highest protection rating available against weather, water and dust, as well as an IK10 rating against vandalism. It can be washed with high-pressure jets of more than 1,000psi at up to 80 degrees Celsius, enabling them to withstand demanding environments, such as food processing areas, industrial and chemical plants, vehicle wash stations, ports and marine applications. In addition to this resilience, the premium material and stylish design make the camera a complement to prestige architecture. The Stainless-Steel models offer the same features found in the Evolution 05 and Evolution 12 camera series, but enclosed in a solid and attractive stainless steel housing. This enclosure is manufactured primarily from electropolished marine grade stainless steel 316, which is ideally suited for use in harsh environments, thanks to resistance to corrosion caused by salt spray. Through intelligent material choice, Oncam has designed an enclosure that allows customers to use the finest camera technology in the harshest of conditions. Visually pleasing with excellent protection “The Evolution Stainless Steel camera series brings unrivalled possibilities to environments with stringent sanitation requirements, and adds diversity to our already robust line of 5MP and 12MP cameras,” said Justin Wheatley, VP Product Management, Oncam. “The Stainless-Steel cameras provide our customers with a highly attractive camera with exceptional protection from the elements, while offering the same innovative technology for which Oncam has become known.” The Stainless-Steel models debuted during ASIS 2016 and Security Essen 2016, and has been received well in the market as a unique offering. At the recent Safety & Security Asia 2016 event in Singapore, the Evolution 12 Stainless Steel won the Gold Award in the Surveillance Camera Category of the prestigious Merlion Awards, for product innovation and excellence in security technology.
The new recessed cameras safeguard people and assets without compromising aesthetics Oncam, a provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced the addition of a recessed camera model to both its Evolution-05 and Evolution-12 camera lines. A benefit to any interior design and a necessity for applications where aesthetics are critical, the new recessed cameras further diversify the company’s offerings.Superior design and easy to installBlending seamlessly into any environment, the Evolution-05 and Evolution-12 recessed cameras are designed to offer the same 360-degree quality image and reliable and robust construction as the rest of the range, but in an easy-to-install, nearly-invisible design. While many other recessed cameras require extensive installation processes, Oncam’s recessed models can be managed entirely from below the ceiling line, making them easy and quick to install and maintain.Application areas "Oncam strives to offer its customers innovative solutions that best fit their locations while ensuring the same high-quality 360-degree images" The visible part of the camera has an extremely low profile, and can be painted to match any colour scheme. Both models are Plenum rated to UL2043 standard for installation in ceilings and air handling spaces. All this makes it possible to provide high quality, unobstructed images without overshadowing elements of interior design in retail stores, hotels, casinos, banks and other applications.“Our new recessed camera models give design-conscious organisations the opportunity to safeguard people and assets without compromising aesthetics,” said Justin Wheatley, VP Product Management, Oncam. “Oncam strives to offer its customers innovative solutions that best fit their locations while ensuring they receive the same high-quality 360-degree images that they need to optimise business operations, deliver extensive coverage and achieve significant ROI.”DewarpingAs with all other Oncam cameras, the recessed models incorporate Oncam’s industry-leading three-dimensional dewarping software to enable live and retrospective viewing and analysis of an entire scene. The free mobile app, OnVu360, brings Oncam’s signature 360-degree dewarping experience to customers’ fingertips, so the benefits can extend far beyond just the surveillance system. OnVu360 is integrated with many major video management systems, to extend Oncam’s experience beyond live viewing.The Evolution-05 and Evolution-12 camera ranges are ONVIF Profile S conformant, and integrate with third-party products that comply with the Profile S specifications. Save
Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced recently the addition of two new models to its Evolution 05 camera suite: the EVO-05 Mini Outdoor and the EVO-05 Mini Recessed cameras. Featuring the company’s patented 360-degree dewarping technology, Oncam’s EVO-05 Mini range packs a high-quality 5MP sensor and fisheye lens into an ultra-small and robust form factor with no moving parts. EVO-05 Mini Outdoor The EVO-05 Mini Outdoor brings the high performance of the Evolution Mini range to environments where protection against harsh conditions is needed. It features multiple certifications, including transport, water ingress and shock resistance, and contains no moving parts. It is ideal for environments that are prone to vibration, such as transportation, and is available with a vibration-resistant transport connector. A range of accessories includes a sunshield that gives the camera and conduit box a custom aesthetic finish, and provides added protection from direct sunlight in hotter climates. The sunshield can also be removed and completely painted to allow the camera to blend in to its installation environment. EVO-05 Mini Recessed The EVO-05 Mini Recessed camera features an extremely slim profile, making it unobtrusive and very discreet. The camera can also be installed and maintained completely from below the ceiling line, making it an attractive option for customers. The camera is specifically designed for environments where discretion and ease of access are imperative. The camera’s front panel and recessed housing can be removed and painted to blend seamlessly into its surrounding environment, and it is certified for recessed installation into air handling/plenum spaces. “The expanding line of Evolution 05 Mini cameras meets the evolving needs that we’ve identified in today’s market, including the need for a robust camera that can withstand harsher elements, as well as a form factor that is highly discreet and can blend seamlessly within any location,” said Justin Wheatley, VP Product Management, Oncam. “Oncam’s entire camera range also seamlessly integrates with numerous NVR and VMS systems, allowing customers to deploy the cameras quickly and easily, and cover large areas efficiently.” Oncam’s patented 3D dewarping software The Evolution 05 Mini camera range incorporates Oncam’s patented three-dimensional dewarping software to enable live and retrospective analysis of an entire scene to quickly identify threats. The free mobile app, OnVu360, brings Oncam’s signature 360-degree dewarping experience to the palm of your hand so the benefits can extend beyond just the surveillance system. ONVIF Profile S conformant The Evolution 05 Mini camera range is ONVIF Profile S conformant, and integrates with third-party products that comply with ONVIF specifications. An extensive range of accessories is also available to deliver unmatched flexibility for any kind of installation, including ceiling, wall, table or pole-mounted applications.
Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree camera technology, announced the latest addition to its Evolution 05 camera suite, the Evolution 05 Mini Night Camera. Featuring the company’s patented 360-degree dewarping technology, Oncam’s highly successful “mini” range packs a high-quality 5MP sensor and fisheye lens into an ultra-small and robust form-factor with no moving parts. The newest night model extends the range to seeing where only infrared lighting is available, making the industry-leading tool for situational awareness even more versatile. Designed for dark or low-light environments With a steady increase in the use 360-degree cameras, end users and alarm receiving centres have consistently reported that after-hours and night-time visual alarm verification is critical to the efficiency and effectiveness of their business. Oncam has developed an IR-sensitive indoor model to help address this need, allowing optimum performance throughout the hours of darkness. The Evolution 05 Mini Night Camera is specifically designed to mount in dark or low-light environments, such as storerooms, dark corners, banks, dorms, 24-hour retail stores, and logistics or utilities centres, and is especially useful for after-hours monitoring. By adding IR illumination, the installer can maximise the detail in the captured images, without needing the lights left on. “The addition of the Evolution 05 Mini Night Camera rounds out the Evolution 05 camera line, offering even more options for deploying high-quality, 360-degree camera technology in low-light conditions,” said Justin Wheatley, VP Product Management, Oncam. “Our full range of cameras seamlessly integrates with numerous NVR and VMS systems, allowing customers to deploy the cameras quickly and easily to cover hard-to-reach areas.” Three-dimensional dewarping software The Evolution 05 camera range incorporates Oncam’s patented three-dimensional dewarping software to enable live and retrospective analysis of an entire scene to quickly identify threats. The free mobile app, OnVu360, brings Oncam’s signature 360-degree dewarping experience to the palm of your hand so the benefits can extend beyond just the surveillance system. The Evolution 05 camera range is ONVIF Profile S conformant, and integrates with third-party products that comply with ONVIF specifications. An extensive range of accessories is also available to deliver unmatched flexibility for any kind of installation, including ceiling, wall, table or pole-mounted applications.
All five 5MP Evolution models are now conformant with Profile S Oncam, the security division of Oncam Technologies and leading provider of 360-degree camera technology, announced recently that the company’s Evolution 05 MP camera line has achieved ONVIF Profile S conformance. Conformance with the ONVIF specification enables the Evolution camera suite to be integrated with a wide range of Video Management Systems (VMS) from other manufacturers that also meet ONVIF specifications. ONVIF Profile S features Oncam is committed to providing open systems to help simplify complex installations and integration projects for integrators while increasing technology options for end users. All five 5MP Evolution models are now conformant with Profile S, which describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF conformant video management systems and devices such as IP cameras or encoders that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network. The profile includes specific features such as pan, tilt, zoom control, audio streaming and relay outputs. To achieve conformance to the ONVIF Profile S Specification, the Evolution cameras were evaluated and tested against stringent criteria. Conformance to a particular ONVIF profile is based on self-declaration by ONVIF members, and is based on a test specification and test tool. “We have invested a significant amount of effort to enhance the stability and performance of the Evolution camera’s architecture, and the positive ONVIF test results demonstrate our achievements,” said Steve Dillingham, Principal Software Engineer, Oncam. “Open standards give integrators and end users the freedom to choose the technologies that are going to work best for their specific environment. Oncam’s willingness to integrate with other manufacturers helps us provide our customers with solutions that work cohesively with the other technologies.” Complying with open standards technology The Evolution 05 camera incorporates Oncam’s patented three-dimensional dewarping software to enable live and retrospective analysis of an entire scene to quickly identify threats. The Evolution Indoor Camera has a 5MP sensor and no moving parts. The unit is designed for quick and easy installations, offers convenient mounting and enclosure options and fully supports Power-over-Ethernet. “Certification of full conformance with the ONVIF profile confirms Oncam’s ongoing commitment to open systems and standards-based development,” said Justin Wheatley, Vice President of Product Development, Oncam. “By following and helping to develop these specifications, Oncam is helping to lead the industry in providing integrators and end users with technology that is based on open standards to streamline installations, maximize product integration and technology options.” Panel discussion at ASIS To learn more about Oncam’s 360-degree technologies and its commitment to open standards, join us for an interactive panel discussion during the 2015 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Anaheim, Calif. Security leaders from Saks Fifth Avenue and MGM Resorts International, along with Oncam’s executive team, will discuss applications for 360-degree technology in the retail and gaming environments. The panel will be from 9 to 10 a.m. PST Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Hilton Anaheim, with a coffee reception starting at 8:30 a.m.
Wheatley has extensive experience in developing dewarping technology for 360-degree fisheye cameras Oncam, the security division of Oncam Technologies and leading provider of 360-degree camera technology, announced recently the appointment of Justin Wheatley as Vice President of Product Management. In this role, Wheatley will ensure Oncam’s products are clearly and strongly defined, understood and represented in the marketplace, as well as developed to meet the evolving needs of customers in a wide variety of markets. Area of expertise Wheatley brings more than 23 years of engineering, management, and product development and testing experience in the technology and IT fields to his new role with Oncam. He has extensive experience in the development of dewarping technology for 360-degree fisheye cameras. “Oncam is developing cutting-edge technology that has real-world applications in a number of vertical markets. Its leadership role makes it uniquely positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in the multidirectional camera market,” Wheatley said. “I look forward to working closely with the research and development team to look for ways to improve our products further and ensure we are capitalising on emerging innovations.” Previous work experience and education Wheatley joins Oncam from Wavestore, where he held the role of Director of Engineering. In this role, he led research and development, and certification of hardware and software solutions. Over the course of his career, he has held various senior-level roles including Managing Director of Happybug IT; Account Manager for Connect Systems; Systems Manager for Sundance Multiprocessor Technology; and Development Engineer for Domino Printing Sciences. Wheatley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading. “As Oncam continues to expand its technology portfolio, Justin will play an instrumental role in helping ensure our products are market-ready and designed to exceed customer expectations,” said Adrian Marsh, COO, Oncam. “Justin’s wealth of experience will help increase demand for 360-degree video technology, enabling us to increase our market share across the globe.”
At the event, Wavestore to offer its partners and end-clients a scalable and future-proof video management solution It was announced on 21st April 2015 that Wavestore had been presented with awards Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for International Trade and for Innovation. Wavestore wins most prestigious accolades Wavestore is just one of only two businesses to have won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise this year, the most prestigious accolades for businesses in the United Kingdom. They are conferred annually by HM Queen Elizabeth II, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to organisations with outstanding performance in international trade, innovation and sustainable development. In this article, Wavestore’s senior management express their delight in receiving the Awards, which they believe reflect the lead Wavestore is taking in developing innovative Video Management Software (VMS), and recognises the company’s stellar growth in international sales. Wavestore, Chairman & Managing Director comments “We are particularly proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category bearing in mind our commitment and ability to respond to changing market requirements,” said Stuart Caldecourt, Chairman & Managing Director of Wavestore. “We are constantly re-evaluating our VMS and with the help of our global network of business partners, we listen to feedback from the marketplace as to what is required to help users achieve their security and business objectives, both today and in the future. We truly understand the importance of striving to continually improve and innovate, and this is reflected in Version 6, the latest release of our VMS which we will be launching at IFSEC 2015.” Wavestore, Director of Engineering comments In support of Stuart’s comments, Justin Wheatley, Wavestore’s Director of Engineering, explains how the company’s highly talented software and hardware development teams share a passion for ensuring that Wavestore stands out from the crowd in what is a fragmented VMS marketplace, by developing features and functions that deliver real benefits to our users around the world. “At user level, we are determined that Wavestore should provide the most intuitive video and recording management available today with powerful video and data search as well as evidential quality export functionality. We want to give operators the tools they need to efficiently and effectively do their job day in, day out - all from a single screen and with minimal training required. “Sitting at the heart of an electronic security system, our truly independent open platform VMS enables organisations to unlock the full potential of an integrated solution. For example, although Wavestore integrates as standard with thousands of devices and is ONVIF conformant, bespoke project specific and specialist integrations can be easily, quickly and cost-effectively implemented thanks to WaveStar - our unique protocol translation script that allows us to integrate almost any device with the functionality you need.” Wavestore's outstanding growth in export earnings Chris Williams, Director of International Sales, is exceptionally pleased that Wavestore has also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category. “The Award recognises the outstanding growth in export earnings that we have achieved over the past three years. We have been consistently successful in winning significant orders throughout the world during the last 15 years and Wavestore’s reputation for providing robust, reliable and cost effective video management solutions has spread far and wide. In countries such as Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Kuwait, Spain and USA, to name just a few, Wavestore’s VMS has been placed at the heart of security systems operating in virtually every possible type of environment.” Wavestore’s ability to offer its partners and end-clients a scalable and future-proof video management solution will be on show on stand D1350 at IFSEC International 2015 which takes place at ExCeL London on 16-18 June.
Wavestore and Axis are experts in providing video to their users in the most accessible way Having successfully collaborated on a number of major projects, AXIS Communications and Wavestore have formally announced their commitment to a technology partnership which will see full interoperability between their respective video solutions. Commenting on the degree of cooperation between the two companies which ensured premium clothing retailer SuperGroup was provided with a state-of-the-art solutionto replace its outdated legacy video surveillance systems, Justin Wheatley, Director of Engineering at Wavestore said: “This was a great project to work on and provided us with an opportunity to work in harmony with Axis to deliver the best solution for the client. Axis are proving to be a great partner for Wavestore because they are very good at making video, whilst Wavestore is very good at handling video - by that I mean we are experts in providing video to the user in the most usable and accessible way.“ “The result of our partnership with Axis is that the user is provided with a highly effective seamless solution. A good example of this is where the Wavestore de-warping feature, available with our VMS software, is helping customers to achieve maximum benefit from Axis’ superb M30 series 360 degree cameras. Our VMS can also handle large files at fast speed and we can therefore very easily process video images regardless of file size. In this respect we are looking forward to seeing the video stream from Axis’ new 4K camera which we are confident will work effectively with Wavestore’s VMS as soon as it is connected.”
AXIS M30 and AXIS P33 series ultra-compact fixed dome cameras were chosen for the SuperGroup UK installation International apparel brand SuperGroup has turned to Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, to replace its legacy, outmoded surveillance system in order to improve safety and security across its European store network. Founded in 1985, SuperGroup has developed to design and sell a wide range of premium men’s and women’s clothing under its flagship brand, Superdry. With over 100 UK and European standalone stores and over a further 250 UK and international concessions, franchised and licensed stores, it required a modern, feature-rich surveillance system that was simple, scalable and aesthetically pleasing. Scott Brothers, retail business development manager for northern Europe, Axis Communications explained: “SuperGroup had a very specific set of requirements. From a security perspective, it needed a state-of-the-art surveillance system that would provide greater coverage of the shop floor and high-risk areas, it also needed high-definition image quality and network video capability for better identification of offenders. “However, any system had to be inconspicuous and aesthetically pleasing to the strict design and layout of the stores that is governed by the brand.” Darren Conway, health and safety and loss prevention manager at SuperGroup added: “We have a very specific aesthetic in all our stores, characterised by dynamic, low-level lighting, reflective surfaces and LED signage; we’ve found that a lot of cameras lose image detail in these conditions.” Working closely with video management software and network video recording specialist, Wavestore, Axis was able to design a custom surveillance solution which met all of SuperGroup’s requirements and fitted in perfectly with its unique store design. AXIS M30 and AXIS P33 series ultra-compact fixed dome cameras were chosen for the SuperGroup UK installation due to their crystal-clear picture quality and broad field of view, utilising Axis’ unique Corridor Format display. Darren continued: “With our old system, we had to flood each store with around 30 analogue cameras. In such a confined space, they really detracted from the look of the store fit-out and we still had an unacceptable number of blind spots. With Axis cameras we’ve now reduced the number of cameras in our stores to between six and 12 which cover the entire store in perfect HDTV quality. "Whenever we’ve presented Axis and Wavestore with a problem, they’ve come back with an almost immediate solution. At every stage of the installation, Axis’ support and customer service has been second to none" “Not only have we been able to reduce the camera count at each store by between 60 to 80%, feedback from our store managers has been fantastic with incident identification now up to 100%.” The installation has been so successful that Axis and Wavestore are currently trialling further integrations in SuperGroup’s UK stores, such as a system to automatically notify nearby staff when a customer enters the fitting room area. Scott continued: “The SuperGroup partnership is yet another example of how Axis is being specified by some of the UK’s leading brands to deliver cutting-edge solutions to improve security and the wider customer experience. “We are increasingly working with large retailers who are keen to sweat their assets and maximise the potential from a state-of-the-art network video systems. Using smart analytics to complement the surveillance system and for more than just loss prevention and security, can really deliver a measurable return on investment. Retailers are really embracing the business benefits of using network video in other areas such as marketing, visual merchandising and retail operations.” Justin Wheatley, director of engineering at Wavestore said: “This was a great project to work on and provided us with an opportunity to work in harmony with Axis to deliver the best solution for the client. We know that we can always rely on Axis cameras to deliver excellent quality images and offer real value.” Following the successful installations in six of SuperGroup’s UK stores, there are plans to install the new system in another 30 stores over the coming year. Darren concluded: “We’ve been very impressed with the system so far and are about to trial some more advanced functionality when we install the system into our next new store opening. “Whenever we’ve presented Axis and Wavestore with a problem, they’ve come back with an almost immediate solution. At every stage of the installation, Axis’ support and customer service has been second to none.”