Samsung City at IFSEC 2011
Samsung's largest ever booth at IFSEC 2011, the international security exhibition which took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 16th-19th May, provided Europe's fastest growing security brand with the opportunity to give hands-on demonstrations of the latest video surveillance products and technologies.
Unsurprisingly, a large number of end-users experts were particularly interested in the Samsung cameras which have an Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) capability. "Cameras which incorporate our WiseNet1 and SV-5 and DSP chipsets all feature IVA which provides a powerful tool to ensure that users achieve maximum benefit from surveillance systems deployed for a wide range of applications including car parks, industrial estates, petrol forecourts, schools, hospitals, retail parks, airports and ports," said James Smith, European Marketing Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd.
Samsung's license-free Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) capability includes optical tripwire and enter/exit direction detection, as well as an Appear/Disappear function to detect the movement of objects. IVA also has a scene change tampering function which creates an alert if, for example, paint is sprayed on a camera lens or there is unauthorised movement of a camera away from its usual field of view.
"One of the cameras which attracted considerable attention was the SNP-5200 1.3 Megapixel high definition network PTZ dome camera, which incorporates a true day/night camera and features a 20x optical zoom lens," said James Smith. "Despite being competitively priced, it is packed full of features and is ‘bandwidth friendly' which makes it the ideal choice for a wide range of applications where a high definition PTZ dome is required as part of an IP based video surveillance system."
The SNP-5200 utilises Samsung's WiseNet1 DSP chipset, allowing users to gain maximum benefit from the very latest megapixel camera technology, including license-free Intelligent Video Analytics and dual streaming H.264 / MJPEG compression, which provides the option to simultaneously transmit images to multiple locations at various frame rates and at different resolutions.
At the same time, JPEG images of an incident can be attached to an alarm email notification with the additional facility of storing pre and post-alarm images on a camera's internal SD memory card. What is more, dual Ethernet and BNC connectivity provides an upgrade path for hybrid security systems and allows it to be easily set up using standard test monitors.
Samsung's DSP chipsets
There is a large diversity of reasons why surveillance cameras are used and an equally large number of different environments where cameras may physically be installed. Recognising that trying to pack every possible function onto a single DSP chipset is not economical or practical, Samsung's design engineers have developed a series of chipsets each with a set of functions to provide the optimum solution for specific types of applications and projects.