Redvision’s all-new, analogue X-SERIES, rugged dome uses Sony’s next-generation, 2MP, STARVIS sensor. It directly replaces the previous RVX30 analogue model and will be available to order under the same model number from November. “Many security-integrators consider Redvision’s X-SERIES™ to be the industry benchmark, rugged dome camera,” explained Paul Hucker, Director of Redvision. “With several analogue components being phased out by suppliers, we were under pressure to use a low-end camera solution in the RVX30 to maintain supply. Instead of compromising, we collaborated with Sony to use their STARVIS camera block; widely regarded as the best performing block on the market. Configured as a dome or PTZ An optically correct, flat window protects the camera, without compromising image quality" "Although this left us with a gap in supply, we felt it was a better option than compromising the quality of our brand. Installers will be impressed with the performance of the new RVX30. It has exceptional low-light capability, at 0.01 Lux in colour and 0.0015 Lux at night in mono, with an illumination distance of 150m using Infra-Red and 120m with white light. Like all X-SERIES™ cameras, it can be configured as a dome or PTZ using its removable cover, depending on bracket selection." "An optically correct, flat window protects the camera, without compromising image quality. An optional, silicone, long-life wiper removes rain and surface water, for optimal visibility in outdoor and challenging conditions.” Multiple alarm options The RVX30 series has 100 programmable pre-sets, 8 tours, 24 programmable privacy zones and multiple alarm options. Advanced pre-set and tour technology ensures the camera reaches pre-set positions correctly focused, with ideal light settings, following an alarm or during a tour. The RVX30 has an operating temperature range of -25º up to +60ºC. Mount options include pedestal, swan, wall and pendant, to suit all applications. The camera is marine plated before being finished in light grey or black as standard, or to order in any RAL colour. The X-SERIES is successfully used in many applications including public space, local authority, hazardous, marine, defence, high security, town centre and rapid deployment systems.
Redvision, a manufacturer of high-performance and rugged CCTV cameras, has launched the Redvision VEGA 2010, rugged camera housing for tough, hazardous or corrosive, outdoor surveillance applications. The VEGA 2010 will house fixed camera and lens combinations, up to 290mm in length, offering protection from dirt, moisture and dust ingress. It is cable-managed, with a built-in junction box, making it simple to install and vandal-resistant. It is also symmetrical, so it can be pedestal mounted, to ceilings, walls and soffits. Paul Hucker, director at Redvision, explains, “The VEGA 2010 housing is like a fixed camera version of our well established, VOLANT and X-SERIES rugged, PTZ cameras. It includes identical features, like an optically-correct, toughened glass, camera window; a wiper to remove dirt and moisture; and rugged, die-cast aluminum construction. It will be closely followed by the VEGA 2050 range, where 2MP, 4MP and thermal cameras options will be built in.”The housing is both IP67 weather-proof rated and IK10 shock and vandal-resistance rated Tru-park wiper and CHAT board The Redvision VEGA camera window has an optional Tru-park, silicon wiper to remove dirt and water which, when not in use, is concealed behind the housing’s front bezel. The VEGA includes a CHAT interface board for power, audio, washer and wiper control, using the universal, Pelco telemetry protocol. If telemetry is not available, wiper and washer activation intervals can be automated using dip-switches on the CHAT board. The VEGA is finished with a marine-grade plating, followed by a tough powder coating. It is available in light grey (RAL 7035), as standard, but can be ordered in any other RAL colour, if required. The housing is both IP67 weather-proof rated and IK10 shock and vandal-resistance rated, making it amongst the toughest, fixed housings in the security industry.
Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES and VOLANT rugged, PTZ dome cameras and Redcop, rapid deployment systems, has promoted Stephen Lightfoot to the position of Technical Director. The appointment is a result of Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets and successful expansion of its IP and analogue product ranges. X-SERIES and VOLANT PTZ camera projects Paul Hucker, Redvision director, said, “Stephen’s responsibilities include managing the technical team and supporting the company’s IP and analogue, X-SERIES and VOLANT rugged PTZ cameras, RedCop rapid deployment, CCTV towers and VEGA rugged housings. Stephen is a proven IP and network specialist who brings innovative ideas and relevant, high-level experience to the company.” “Stephen joined Redvision in August 2016. He has made a huge contribution to product management; the development of new products; and the management of the VMS and analytics integration roadmap. He has provided first class, customer support and I am looking forward to his invaluable input on our new product introduction process going forward.” Superior Functionality And Smooth Integration Stephen has worked within the security industry for many years, including technical roles for Sanyo and European Security Partners with the LG range. Stephen concluded, “It has been a pleasure to work for Redvision this last year. It is a well-respected, UK manufacturer, with a passionate, customer-focused team. I will enjoy supporting and helping develop products that continue to offer superior functionality and smooth integration with the latest network technologies and control systems.” When Stephen is not at work he can be found chilling out sea canoeing or on his mountain bike.
Carole joined Redvision in 2010 as Operations Manager Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop rapid deployment systems, has promoted Carole Fry to the position of Operations Director. Her responsibilities include managing the smooth running of customer services, production processes, quality assurance, inventory and distribution; driving operational improvements; and managing all associated departmental budgets and costs. Technical experience and expertise Paul Hucker, Director of Redvision, stated, “Carole joined Redvision in 2010 as Operations Manager, showing an aptitude for this diverse and pivotal role. She has been exceptional in customer services, and is well-respected by customers and colleagues alike. Her previous experience in IT recruitment, as an employee and then a business owner, has resulted in a unique combination of technical experience and expertise, managerial capability and tenacity. She is a dynamic individual, ideally suited to this multi-faceted role.” “Ensuring effective customer service is paramount,” explained Carole. “I also manage daily operations; help enhance business processes; coordinate the flow of information within the company; and contribute to business strategy; whilst keeping tight control of operational costs. It is an extension and natural development of my original role at Redvision. It is also a direct result of our continued growth in UK and international markets and the expansion of our analogue and IP CCTV product ranges.” Joining senior management team Carole joins the senior management team at Redvision comprising Dermot Grace as MD, Paul Hucker leading Research and Development, and Glen Waterfall as Sales Director. When she is off duty, Carole enjoys cooking, supporting her beloved Southampton “Saints” FC and spending time with her two children.
Redvision’s RVX20 series can be configured as a dome or PTZ, by simply adding or removing its cover “Redvision’s X-SERIES cameras are regarded by many CCTV integrators as the security industry’s benchmark, rugged dome camera,” explained Paul Hucker, Director of Redvision. “The RVX20 uses Sony, Megapixel, CMOS sensor technology, with improved low-light colour rendition and wide dynamic range. It will dynamically toggle between colour, black and white and day / night modes, to provide optimal images in the most demanding lighting conditions. It also works in conjunction with the modular IR or white-light illumination options.” Easily convertible The RVX20 series, designed and manufactured in the UK, can be configured as a dome or PTZ, by simply adding or removing its cover. An optically-correct, flat window minimises distortion better than a “bubble” type optic and maximises low-light performance. The RVX20 has a silicone, long-life wiper to remove rain and surface water, ensuring clear camera visibility in outdoor and challenging environments. "The RVX20 series has 100 programmable pre-sets, 8 tours, 24 programmable privacy zones and multiple alarm options" 150-metre night time view IR and white light illuminator options provide night time viewing of up to 150 metres, with facial recognition beyond 40 metres. Narrow spot and wide flood settings are available, with alarm, preset or manual override activation. The RVX20 series has 100 programmable pre-sets, 8 tours, 24 programmable privacy zones and multiple alarm options. The pre-set and tour technology enables the camera to reach a pre-set position in the correct focus and with ideal light mode settings, during a tour or following an alarm. 360º continuous rotation The RVX20 can view 10° above horizontal when pendant mounted, without video clipping. It has 360º continuous rotation and an operating temperature range of -25º to +60ºC. Mount options include pedestal, swan, wall and pendant to suit all applications. The camera is available in light grey or black as standard, with the option to order in any RAL colour or marine finish. The X-SERIES is successfully used in many applications including public space, local authority, hazardous, marine, defence, high security, town centre and rapid deployment systems.
Stephen will manage the technical team and support the company’s analogue and IP product portfolio Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop rapid deployment systems, has appointed Stephen Lightfoot as Technical Manager. The appointment results from Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets and further expansion of its camera ranges. New roles and responsibilities Stephen’s responsibilities include managing the technical team and supporting the company’s analogue and IP product portfolio and RedCop rapid deployment, CCTV towers. Stephen will also assist Paul Hucker, Redvision’s owner, with product management, the development of new products and management of the VMS and analytics integration roadmap. Paul Hucker commented, “Stephen has exactly the security expertise we want. I am confident he will provide first class customer support and I am looking forward to his valuable technical input in our new product introduction process. He is an IP and network specialist who brings innovative ideas and significant, high-level experience to his new role.” Past experience Stephen has worked within the security industry for many years, including in technical roles for Sanyo and more recently at European Security Partners with the LG range. Stephen added, “I am pleased to be working for such a well-respected UK manufacturer. I join a passionate, customer-focused team. I will enjoy supporting and helping develop products that offer superior functionality and smooth integration with all the latest network technologies and control systems.” When Stephen is not at work he can be found sea canoeing or on his mountain bike.
Dermot will continue to grow sales in both domestic and international security markets Redvision is pleased to announce the appointment of Dermot Grace as its new managing director. Dermot will continue to grow sales in both domestic and international security markets for the successful UK CCTV manufacturer. Security industry experience Dermot brings with him a wealth of security industry experience. As sales director for Norbain, Dermot played a pivotal role in growing the company to become the major player it now is. He followed that with similar success at Tyco. He is well-known and well-respected in the UK and international security industries and brings with him exceptional market knowledge and influence. Building Redvision's reputation Dermot commented, “Redvision is a company I have admired for some time. The X-SERIES, rugged PTZ dome cameras are widely accepted as the UK market leaders for outdoor and challenging environments. They are the first choice for public space and local authority applications. The company’s relatively new IP products have a proven reputation for reliability and excellence, integrating with most leading VMS and control systems. The time is right to build on this reputation, growing sales in wider UK markets and international territories.” Redvision product development Paul Hucker, founder of Redvision, added, “We are delighted that Dermot has joined the team at Redvision. He is the ideal person to lead the company through its next period of growth. His appointment allows me to focus my attention on new and continuous product development, ensuring our products remain innovative, reliable, relevant and high quality, now and in the future.”
Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras, takes toughness to another level. Vandal-resistant cameras Vandal-resistance is the most common toughness rating for CCTV products. It is, in fact, a measure of impact resistance, as defined in European standard EN 62262. Products are issued with an IK rating, from IK 00 denoting no impact protection, through to IK10, the maximum. An IK10 product will resist an impact from a 5kg steel mass dropping or swinging into it, from 500mm. Limits of IK10 Redvision believes IK10 is not exacting enough. Paul Hucker, Managing Director of Redvision, explains, “A camera might experience far greater forces in real applications. In our own impact testing we swing a 14lb (6.5Kg) sledge hammer, on a 2m handle, at the camera with great force a number of times. The camera resists the impact and remains intact. A video of the test can be viewed on our website. “Despite our exceptional impact resistance, an X-SERIES™ camera was damaged when a speeding vehicle hit the base of a CCTV column, with the camera mounted on top. The impact force had been conducted up the column, demonstrating how vital a high impact resistance is. Factors impacting reliability “Redvision believes impact resistance is only one of many factors that define ruggedness. Weather resistance and an ability to function in rain are vital. We have an IP67 moisture-ingress rating for outdoor use, but more practically we have a wiper to clear rain and dirt from the camera view. We also have IR or white light options for night-time operation. Resistance to corrosive environments can also be important. We offer marine and extra-marine finishes, which are 25 year-rated, corrosion-resistance plated. Heat and the cold are significant in many applications. We have tested our products extensively and offer an operating temperature range of -25°C to 60°C. Our cameras are very reliable, with a MTBF of seven years, backed by our factory servicing facility.” The impact forces on cameras in some applications can be immense and an IK10 rating is not enough. Redvision urges customers to think responsibly about public safety when designing surveillance systems and consider CCTV tower design, location and protection levels.
Intersec enabled Redvision to showcase to prospective customers from African, Middle Eastern and Southern European regions Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop™ rapid deployment systems, followed a successful Intersec Dubai exhibition with the appointment of a number of new, international distributors and value-added resellers (VARs). Intersec is the leading exhibition for the Security & Safety industry in the MENA region. The January 2016 exhibition featured 1,280 exhibitors and more than 31,100 visitors from 127 countries. Before attending Intersec, Redvision used extensive independent testing to verify that its X-SERIES™ cameras would tolerate the regions’ hotter climates, without compromising product functionality, longevity or warranty. The X-SERIES™ passed tests convincingly, confirming the cameras high-quality construction and efficient power management. It also reflected Redvision’s thorough approach to entering a new market, befitting of its market-leading position CCTV manufacturer status. Increased awareness of Redvision cameras across EMEA “Intersec enabled Redvision to showcase the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras to prospective customers from African, Middle Eastern and Southern European regions, as well as wider international markets,” explained Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision. “We saw increased awareness of our cameras across all regions. Many visitors were the budget holders and decision makers within their respective businesses and had the power to make immediate purchasing decisions. We anticipate the appointment of many new, international distributors and value-added resellers as a direct result of the exhibition. “Our X-SERIES™ cameras are also the preferred video hardware platform of other Intersec exhibitors and technology partners; Ogier Electronics radar systems; UDP video analytics; and Eyelynx video management software. We created additional interest and awareness of our cameras as part of integrated radar, analytics and VMS technology solutions. We shared leads and information during the exhibition, including on live projects, and addressed real site needs using complementary, intelligent solutions. Due to the resounding success of Intersec, Redvision are planning many more international exhibitions.”
The X-SERIES cameras are fit for purpose in hot climates Before entering the African, Middle Eastern and Southern European markets, Redvision, featured at Intersec 2016, established its X-SERIES™ camera’s performance in hotter climate conditions. Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision, explains, “Exceeding the operating temperature of an electrical and electronic product, or the temperature tolerance of the components within it, dramatically shortens its life and jeopardises warranties. The product operating temperature will be above the ambient climatic temperature, due to the heat generated by components. In the X-SERIES™, the prime contributors are the PTZ motor, LED illuminators and power supply. Exposure to direct sunlight also has a significant effect.” Series of independent tests for X-SERIES Redvision approached TÜV SÜD, a world-leading provider of testing and product certification to carry out a series of independent tests on the X-SERIES™, simulating operation in hotter climates. The test ran for 24 hours, with ambient temperature rising to 44°C and solar radiation peaking at 1120 W/m². Temperature probes were used to record the internal temperature of the camera. Three cameras in three different configurations were tested - with sunshield and with IR LEDs on; without sunshield and with IRs on, the worst case scenario; and without sunshield and with IR’s off. Testing was carried out with power, LEDs and drives running simultaneously and at maximum. Paul added, “The results were unprecedented and showed that the X-SERIES™ internal camera temperature only rose slightly above ambient temperature, in all three scenarios. The contributing factors for success were; reducing stationary torque by 50% so using less power; efficient LED’s with minimal heat generation; the heat-sink, cooling benefit of the X-SERIES™ cast aluminum construction; energy saving power management; using 24V dc supply to avoid the heat from AC conversion; a sunshield for shade from direct sunlight; and using high quality components with a wide temperature range tolerance.” The X-SERIES™ cameras are fit for purpose in hot climates. Redvision is very pleased that its green, eco-design approach not only keeps energy costs very low, but can also prevent adverse heat generation.
IP and analogue X-SERIES cameras will be on the Redvision stand Redvision is to profile its pioneering, UK manufactured, X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome camera range at Intersec 2016. IP and analogue X-SERIES™ cameras will be on the Redvision stand, S1-E48, with additional IP cameras on the Wavestore, Synectics and Digifort stands. Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision, explains, “Recent temperature testing has proven that the X-SERIES™ cameras can withstand the extreme heat that can occur in the Middle Eastern markets, represented by the Intersec exhibition. Inclusion of the X-SERIES™ on leading VMS providers’ stands demonstrates the wide integration potential for our products.” The X-SERIES™ cameras are modular and can be configured as fully functional PTZ cameras or as a domes. A wiper can be added to remove water or dirt from the camera view, which is essential for many outdoor applications. White-light or IR, super-efficient, LED illuminators can be added for highly effective, night-time operation. A wide range of mounts, brackets and finishes offers installation flexibility and low power consumption keeps running costs to a minimum. The X-SERIES™ is available in both IP and analogue options. The IP option comes with either 1080p (Full HD) or 720p (HD) resolution sensors, day/night functionality and 30x optical and 12x digital zoom. The analogue option is available in 18x and 30x zoom, with colour or day/night functionality.
Redvision and Ogier Electronics have jointly produced a radar controlled X-Series rugged dome. Operating as either a standalone, automatic PTZ camera system, or integrated with leading video management solutions, Ogier’s Scan-360 plug and play radar unit has been combined with Redvision’s IP-based and analogue rugged domes.Ogier Electronics Scan-360 system can intelligently learn about its environment and be programmed with up to 30 detection areas. X-Series’ rugged domes have pan, tilt and zoom functionality, allowing for automatic, real-time tracking.
Redvision’s RVX-IP30™, the IP version of its successful X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ and dome camera range, is now available in 1080p (Full HD) and 720p (HD) resolution models. Both models have three, simultaneous, real-time video streams. The primary stream is for recording and is either 1080p or 720p, depending on model, with sub-streams of 720p, D1, VGA and QVGA for lower band-width recording, display and transmission. Video compression format options include H.264, MPEG4 or JPEG and both models have a 30x optical and 12x digital zoom. Delivers Full HD 1920x1080p resolution video The RVX-IP30-1080 HD model delivers Full HD, 1920x1080p resolution video, with a sensitivity of 0.35Lux in day/night mode reducing to 0.05Lux with IR illumination switched on. The RVX-IP30-720 HD has 1280x720p resolution, but with 0.25Lux is more sensitive in low-light. “As the number of megapixels in a camera increases, its low light sensitivity decreases,” explained Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision. “Megapixel sensors have dead space between pixels which is not light sensitive. The proportion of dead space increases in higher megapixel models, compromising sensitivity. Our tests found that the 1080p model, with IR and white light illumination switched on, is effective up to 120 and 100 metres respectively, with operators recognising people at up to 40 metres. By comparison, the 720p model is effective up to a staggering 200 metres, with operators identifying people at 70 metres. 1.3MP is also specified in many Local Authority applications, which is our biggest single market.” “We introduced both models because some applications require low-light performance as a priority, so would use the 720p. Other applications need Full HD video as a priority, so would use the 1080p model.” Responsive operator control Latency in joy stick operation has been virtually eliminated with the RVX-IP30™, making operator control highly responsive. Full ONVIF integration ensures seamless, network operation with most leading manufacturers control equipment and VMS solutions and the list of SDK integrations includes Milestone, Exacq, Mirasys, Wavestore, Synectics, Avigilon and many more.
The stand to demonstrate how access control, intruder and fire alarms can all be used to trigger Redvision PTZ dome cameras Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop™ rapid deployment systems, will have staff present and products displayed on the Maxxess stand E700 at IFSEC 2015. Redvision's X-SERIES operates with eFusion The Redvision X-SERIES™ RVX-IP30 rugged dome cameras are shown operating with eFusion™, a new security management solution by Maxxess. eFusion™ combines video, access control, fire and intruder security functions in a single, unified platform, at a far lower cost than competing conventional PSIM solutions. “The X-SERIES™ cameras and Maxxess access control products have shared equal success in local government and public space security applications,” explained Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision. “This makes the partnership between our companies an obvious step. We had first to integrate with Wavestore’s video surveillance and recording platform, which is in turn controlled by eFusion. Wavestore provides the video recording and control part of the system, linking site incidents and alarms to corresponding video data. Salto access control; Honeywell intruder detection; and Notifier fire alarm systems make up the other manufacturers in the eFusion solution.” eFusion for IP-based integrators The Maxxess exhibition stand at IFSEC demonstrates how access control, intruder and fire alarms can all be used to trigger Redvision PTZ dome cameras to turn to preset positions or tours and initiate a real-time operator response. Pre and post event recording options ensure video evidence of site incidents, such as a forced door or fire alarm, is captured from numerous angles, with a corresponding audit trail of the alarm handling process. eFusion is a comprehensive, flexible and scalable security and building management solution for IP-based integrators. Redvision also provides a first tier, technical support and trouble-shooting service for its RVX-IP range and has an extensive integration list with many other leading manufacturers’ control products and VMS platforms.