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What is 4K?

4K resolution or 4K denotes a display device or content with horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. A "display" could be the screen on a TV, iPad or laptop.  The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) defines an Ultra HD television as one that displays at least 8 million active pixels, with a lower resolution boundary of at least 3,840 by 2,160. There are multiple varieties of 4K digital content ranging from 3,840 by 2,160 to 4,096 by 3,112. However, the 3,840 by 2,160 resolution is the most consistent number.

Ultra High Definition (UHD)

Basically, with more pixels, the images look sharper and more realistic. However, the individual pixels make the images look blocky and less natural. Hence, it is preferred to have displays with a higher resolution, and 4K is a very high resolution. That's why it's sometimes also known as "Ultra High Definition". Collectively, the format was originally known as 4K, and while the CEA officially changed its designation to Ultra HD, the 4K tag is more known and both terms are effectively interchangeable.

4K - Applications
Hikvision Darkfighter IP dome cameras provide low-light surveillance for Salford City CouncilHikvision Darkfighter IP dome cameras provide low-light surveillance for Salford City Council
When Salford City Council began upgrading its public space CCTV cameras with Hikvision's Darkfighter models, video operatives reported some...
Dahua solves complex wireless surveillance requirements in Durrat Al BahrainDahua solves complex wireless surveillance requirements in Durrat Al Bahrain
Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China, applied innovative...
FLIR 4K surveillance – The future of video security in shopping centresFLIR 4K surveillance – The future of video security in shopping centres
The limited resolution of Eden Shopping Centre's old surveillance system meant that not all critical areas with completely...
IDIS DirectIP maximises staff safety and quality control at Mechatherm InternationalIDIS DirectIP maximises staff safety and quality control at Mechatherm International
IDIS DirectIP offered a proven and revolutionary approach to HD surveillance Mechatherm International, based...
IDIS DirectIP modernises security for Alianza Lima soccer club and Matute stadium in PeruIDIS DirectIP modernises security for Alianza Lima soccer club and Matute stadium in Peru
The Matute not only hosts soccer fans from across Peru, it also serves as a destination for global soccer matches...
4K - News
Latest Arteco and Bosch integration will deliver advanced functionality and capabilities
22 November, 2017: A key component of technology integrations between security companies involves offering increased options and flexibility to customers. Users are always striving to gain the most relevant data and information from their...
Dahua holds new product launch and press conference at CPSE 2017 to embrace new AI era
7 November, 2017: Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, held a new product launch & press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shenzhen, one day before the grand opening of the...
eyevis provides 24/7 monitoring and security technology for wind farms in UK
26 October, 2017: Control room video wall providers eyevis UK have won a contract to supply 24/7 monitoring and security technology for wind farms generating green energy for the whole of the UK. The installation will oversee and...

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Video surveillance storage solutions: The good, the bad and the ugly
When a news story of global interest begins to break, reporters across the world will scramble to find CCTV footage of the event, however isolated the incident may seem. Given the average of one camera installed for...
Milestone and Axis Communications optimise video surveillance in City of Hartford, Connecticut
20 October, 2017: Milestone’s open platform IP video management software (VMS) is combined with network cameras from Axis Communications to provide ongoing security upgrades for the City of Hartford, Connecticut. The police...

Related marketGovernment & Public Services
Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live delivers wireless surveillance solution for smart cities
17 October, 2017: Digital Barriers has announced a new frontier in wireless surveillance streaming solutions for Connected Cars and smart cities using EdgeVis Live running on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 AI supercomputer. EdgeVis Live from...
Are your surveillance monitors prepared for the latest video technology developments?
Everybody has been hooked on the discussions about Analogue HD or IP systems, but shouldn’t we really be thinking about WiFi and 5G connectivity, removing the need for expensive cabling? Are wireless...
Dahua USA launches Enhanced PoE Technology at ASIS 2017
27 September, 2017: Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has launched its proprietary Enhanced Power Over Ethernet (ePoE) to combat the limited transmission distances inherent to standard...
Dahua revolutionises fisheye technology with 4K HDCVI at ASIS 2017
27 September, 2017: Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has added five new fisheye cameras to its product portfolio, including the world’s first 4K fisheye for coaxial infrastructure. HD and UHD imaging ...
Arecont Vision announces MegaVideo 4K box camera series availability at ASIS 2017
26 September, 2017: Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces the availability of the full-featured MegaVideo 4K/1080p dual-mode day/night indoor box camera series. The Made in USA...
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4K : Manufacturers & Suppliers

In Profile
Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR

The 8.3MP/1080p MegaVideo® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaVideo cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps) at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode.

3 ultra high-definition IP lenses

The series combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter with a choice of three ultra-high definition P-iris lenses for precise, optimal image quality. MegaVideo 4K performs exceptionally well in very low-light thanks to NightView™, making it capable of covering areas where very little light is present.

Features include SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality, scaling, binning mode, privacy masking, extended motion detection, flexible cropping, and Power over Ethernet (PoE - ...

In Focus
Arecont VisionASSA ABLOY EMEA
BCDVideoCLIQ - ASSA ABLOY
Dahua Technology LtdDelta Scientific Corporation
FLIR Commercial Vision System B.V.Hikvision
MOBOTIX AGNedap Security Management
Pelco by Schneider ElectricPromise Technology
Pyronix LimitedSeagate Technology
SeeTec GmbHTESA
Vanderbilt IndustriesVicon Industries

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