Dahua Technology is proud to present the world with HDCVI 5.0, the latest instalment to a revolutionary series for the global surveillance industry initiated in 2012, which brings clarity, intelligence and security to an unprecedented level. For those who are not already familiar with the field, there’s no need to rush into jargons of technical details behind the acronym. Simply imagine a really good security guard you hire that happens to enjoy exceptionally sharp eyesight unaffected by...
Matrox Graphics Inc. announces that the Matrox Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder appliance is now shipping. Leveraging the same best-in-class capture and real-time encoding technology as the game-changing Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoder, Maevex 6120 delivers simultaneous dual 4K capture, stream, and record—with options to stream and record even more channels in different configurations—all on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. The powerful standalone appliance is ideal...
Korean video surveillance and technology firm, IDIS, has been confirmed as a double finalist in the 2018 Security & Fire Excellence Awards. The keenly-contested annual award, now in its nineteenth year, highlights outstanding achievements in 26 key security and fire sector categories covering people, projects and processes. Cutting-edge video innovation IDIS has been shortlisted for both the title of 2018 Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year and that of Security Software Manufacture...
Videotec is launching NVX, an IP Full HD super low-light camera with high corrosion resistance. This camera incorporates the DELUX imaging and encoding technology for recording incredibly clear colour video day or night. Its extremely sensitive light sensor works with the DELUX technology to provide high colour rendering and maximum noise reduction in very low light conditions of 0.006 lux, or 0.0006 lux in black and white. Full HD video streams Video images can be transmitted via network wit...
In most residential and small commercial applications, the popular XT Series by Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) is the industry’s workhorse with everything you need in a single panel. In typical DMP style, this family of panels continues to deliver added features and enhancements. For instance, monitoring centers now have the option to program Receiver 2 exclusively as a backup receiver. If programmed this way, Receiver 2 will start receiving messages when Receiver 1 fails. The panel wi...
Milestone Systems, the provider of open platform networked video management Systems, releases Device Pack 9.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect VMS to support new hardware. 209 new devices have been added to this release, bringing the total of supported devices to more than 7,500. Milestone works closely with device manufacturers in the Milestone community to achieve optimal interaction between...
As one of Europe’s leading trade fair for security, SECURITY ESSEN 2018 provides a good platform for Dahua Technology to showcase its latest developments in creating a more efficient, intelligent and convenient surveillance system. Innovative surveillance technology Featured with the theme of “AI Creates Value”, Dahua Technology, a global solution provider in the video surveillance industry, will present its innovated technologies to industry professionals, including its advanced AI technology, the world-renowned HDCVI 4.0, video cloud, smart H.265+ encoding and ePOE & EoC technology. Answering to this year’s theme, AI-powered intelligent solutions will be on display at SECURITY ESSEN, including Smart Retail 2.0, Smart Logics, Safe City, Smart Residential, etc., which have composed the full picture of Dahua Technology’s smart life initiatives.
Dahua Technology, global security solutions provider, has officially launched its DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System, which is a revolutionary all-in-one video conference endpoint designed for huddle and small-size meeting places. With the increasing need for global collaboration, video conference becomes an economical way for long-distance visual communication. DH-VCS-TS20A0, as an integrated system, adopts compact design, built-in full-HD camera, Wi-Fi access and strong compatibility, bringing users life-like face-to-face experience at any meeting scenarios. DH-VCS-TS20A0 video conferencing system The TS20A0 is a compact system combining a full-HD PTZ camera, codec, microphone and speaker together in one device. Benefiting from a 1/2.7” 2.1MP CMOS sensor, 1080P full-HD video is always available, and a fast, accurate, and stable auto vari-focal lens with 10x optical zoom and a max. 63° wide-angle also help capture wider images. Meanwhile, it enables real-time information sharing, allowing users to transmit and receive video or documents simultaneously. Without the need for purchase of external expensive MCUs (Multipoint Control Units), the TS20A0 offers smooth connection with various third-party cloud platforms, such as Starleaf, ZOOM, and Bluejeans, which makes meetings access via the cloud easy. Additionally, the TS20A0 supports meeting recording onto USB drives, enabling convenient real-time meeting archive for further reviews. H.265 encoding technology Being equipped with the new generation of H.265 encoding technology, the TS20A0 adapts to different networking requirements Being equipped with the new generation of H.265 encoding technology, the TS20A0 adapts to different networking requirements and provides high quality images even over low bandwidth connections. Moreover, conforming to ITU-TH.323 and IETF SIP communication standards, it supports industry standard A/V encoding technologies and achieves seamless interconnection with products that meet international standards, thus guaranteeing successful global communication. Undoubtedly, for users who need to promote the efficiency of communication and reduce extra operational costs, saving more time which can be spent with family instead of business trips, DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System is an ideal option. With a mission of “Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living”, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service”, to serve partners and customers around the world.
The cloud is an enabling technology that brings new opportunity to security dealers and integrators and a way to provide popular services to customers in every market vertical. A seamless integration between Bosch B and G Series Control Panels and Connect ONE by Connected Technologies LLC makes it simple for dealers to add intrusion detection and access control services from a single panel while using one interface to manage every customer. Bosch-Connected Tech integration “We’re excited to be working with Connected Technologies to offer this service to our dealers, whose feedback has been extremely positive as they continue to add customers,” said Tom Mechler, Regional Marketing Manager for Bosch. “This integration provides a complete intrusion and access control service along with mobile credentialing.” Mike Simon, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Connected Technologies said Connect ONE enhances the Bosch panels, which are great platforms for dealers to offer value add services and increase their monthly recurring revenue streams. The integration between Bosch panels and Connect ONE allows dealers to customise services that meet their business goals and customer’s needs" Bosch Panels and Connect ONE “The integration between Bosch panels and Connect ONE allows dealers to customise services that meet their business goals and customer’s needs—from residential to both small and large commercial projects,” said Simon. “It’s a complete, robust platform for intrusion and access control, with no need for a separate access control panel or hardware. Given the industry’s ongoing challenge in finding skilled technicians, it also allows dealers to standardise with Bosch panels, which is extremely important for training and inventory control.” Remote Connect Cloud Service Connect ONE also works in conjunction with the Remote Connect Cloud Service from Bosch, offering cloud-based connectivity to its B and G Series intrusion panels for remote programming and end-user app connectivity. This capability makes it easier to connect and program control panels without extensive IT experience or dedicated IT personnel. Remote Connect Cloud Service eliminates the need to change customer router settings, incoming firewall rules or use Domain Name Service (DNS) to access the systems remotely. Connect One customers can easily add and delete codes and multiple locations can be seamlessly managed, viewed and controlled all simultaneously on one screen.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to promote the partnership with VIDELCO Europe Limited to expand distribution of its Matrox Maevex 6100 and Maevex 5100 Series enterprise encoders and decoders throughout Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The Matrox Maevex Series product line will enrich VIDELCO’s portfolio to deliver an innovative AV-over-IP product range to resellers, integrators, and customers in need of exceptional-quality, low-bitrate, single and multi-channel HD/4K streaming and recording. Meeting the AV-over-IP technology needs “This is an exciting opportunity to connect Matrox’s award-winning Maevex encoder and decoder portfolio with our European customers,” says Mike Waldeyer, director, VIDELCO Europe Ltd. “Our channel and customers have come to us with a variety of requirements, and Maevex solutions are able to fulfil virtually everyone one of them—it’s a perfect match!” Matrox Maevex 6100 Series enterprise encoders are the world’s first appliances and cards to deliver simultaneous, dual and quad 4K capture, stream, and record “VIDELCO has a proven track record when it comes to AV technology, and we’re excited to be teaming up with a dynamic, long-established distributor that can make an immediate impact in these regions,” said Jochen Köhl, director of sales and marketing, Matrox Graphics Germany. “This new agreement will allow our game-changing Maevex 5100 and 6100 encoder and decoder product lines to meet the expanding AV-over-IP technology needs for customers across a wide range of vertical markets and streaming and recording applications.” 1080p60 video streaming and recording Matrox Maevex 6100 Series enterprise encoders are the world’s first appliances and cards to deliver simultaneous, dual and quad 4K capture, stream, and record—with zero latency pass-through and multiple protocol support including SRT. All of this on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. Maevex 6120 dual 4K and Maevex 6150 quad 4K encoders can easily feed cloud-based servers to reach internet viewers, push many streams on-premises over the LAN for local audiences, and record to local or network storage for later editing and viewing—all concurrently. Matrox Maevex 5100 Series encoders and decoders stream or record excellent-quality, 1080p60 video over a standard IP network at user-defined low bitrates for minimal network bandwidth consumption. Maevex 5100 Series can stream to Maevex decoders or any device or PC that supports the required network protocols, and conveniently record to a shared network or NAS drive. The PowerStream Plus API for Windows and Linux and lower-level REST API are available for integrators and developers looking to create personalised Maevex control applications Advanced AV-over-IP software management tool The Maevex PowerStream Plus software management tool provides complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network—including Maevex 6100 Series 4K enterprise encoder cards and appliances, as well as Maevex 5100 Series Full HD encoders and decoders. For rapid customisation, the PowerStream Plus API for Windows and Linux and lower-level REST API are also available for integrators and developers looking to create personalised Maevex control applications. These APIs can be used to easily include Maevex functionality into existing or even third-party applications. Matrox Maevex enterprise encoders and decoders are now available from Videlco.
Dahua Technology, global solution provider in the video surveillance industry, officially launched its DeepSense Series IP Cameras that include AI-powered face detection network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FD, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FD-IRA-LED and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FD-IRA-LED) and face recognition network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FR, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FR-IRA-LED, and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FR-IRA-LED). Driven by AI deep-learning algorithms, they enable accurate face capture and face attributes analysis for real-time monitoring, mainly applied for business parks, schools, airport, banks and shopping mall key areas. AI-powered face recognition DeepSense Series IPC offers high clarity face image snapshots, even in the most contrasting lighting conditions Based on Dahua’s AI-powered security technology, as well as industry leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology, DeepSense Series IPC offers high clarity face image snapshots, even in the most contrasting lighting conditions. Besides, the series supports six different facial attributes extraction from the video and abstracts those different attributes including gender, age, expression (happy, calm, surprised, sad, and angry), glasses, mouth masks, and beard & moustache, which makes searching and tracking subjects of interest more efficient. By taking pictures instead of recording videos, Dahua’s new IPC effectively cut the bandwidth requirements. And when a blurry or angled picture is detected, it will automatically be discarded, so that only the clearest and the most suitable images are sent for analysis, further saving bandwidth and storage space. Moreover, supported by advanced video encoding standards (H.265 & H.264), it saves up to 70% storage while maintaining high quality video compared to standard video compression standards, greatly reducing the total operation cost for users. Dahua DeepSense Series IPC Dahua’s DeepSense IPC offers a user-friendly and flexible way for data management, making face comparison more convenient After exporting the information into the built-in database (up to 10,000 face images), Dahua’s DeepSense IPC offers a user-friendly and flexible way for data management, making face comparison more convenient. Additional functions such as black/white lists and stranger mode, those who are recognised as strangers or blacklisted people will trigger the alarm in advance, further improve the efficiency of monitoring. It allows users to control the similarity threshold, providing targeted face comparison according to users’ specific needs Dahua Technology leverages the power of AI smart devices to help people understand the world in a better way, and Dahua Technology will continue to lead the application of AI in security industry, enabling a safer society and smarter living for customers and partners around the world.
The latest addition to the Wisenet P premium camera series manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has the capability of two video surveillance cameras in a single housing. The PNM-7000VD is able to capture Full HD 2MP images of adjacent areas with the help of two separate lenses. A 270° viewing angle is achieved when two 2.4mm lenses are installed, making the PNM-7000VD, which supports H.265 compression, an ideal solution for monitoring large open spaces such car parks, shopping centres and warehouses. Depending on the required field of view, system integrators can also choose to fit 2.8, 3.6 or 6mm lenses. PNM-7000VD multi-directional camera End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system" “End-users are understandably looking for maximum value from their video surveillance system. Our new two channel multi-directional camera significantly reduces the costs which would normally be associated with installing two separate cameras, perhaps either side of a building or site, without any compromise on quality,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin. “It is an excellent example of how ‘We MOVE with trust’ by introducing innovative solutions which offer real-life practical benefits.” The PNM-7000VD is equipped with the world’s best 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Lens Distortion Correction and Digital Image Stabilisation technology to deliver optimised images in every situation. It also has a long list of other useful features including privacy masking and direction, face, fog, virtual line, appear/disappear, loitering and camera tampering detection. Two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots enable video to be automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. WiseStream II technology The PNM-7000VD supports H.264 and MJPEG compression, but bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when H.265 is utilised with WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image.
An upgraded public area CCTV solution using robust video capture technology from IDIS, Korea’s global surveillance technology provider, is safeguarding Leybourne in Kent against anti-social behaviour. The new system, designed and installed by iC2 CCTV, has allowed the parish council to work within a limited budget to deliver extended coverage, improved image quality and no data loss. Leybourne is a village with a strong community feel and an attractive rural character however, with good transport links to the nearby M20, residents were concerned about the risk of crime coming in from outside the area. Budget constraints also meant that data-streaming had to be capped and as a result video evidence was only being recorded part time Devise a solution Prior to the upgrade the village had limited public area surveillance based on outdated analogue technology, but it was proving costly to maintain and difficult to adapt to changing needs. Budget constraints also meant that data-streaming had to be capped and as a result video evidence was only being recorded part time. London-based integrator iC2 CCTV was consulted and asked to devise a solution that would work within the funds available. To achieve the lowest total cost of ownership, iC2 CCTV recommended installing the latest IDIS technology on a 5GHz point-to-point wireless infrastructure. At the heart of the new system is a powerful 64-channel, full HD NVR recorder – model DR-8364D – which offers the important advantage of flexible H.265/H.264 dual codec performance. This feature allows recording in high-definition H.265 but viewing on a variety of older screens using H.2264, so it means existing display equipment can be retained. Significantly improved protection A combination of 3-megapixel and 5-megapixel IDIS domes and bullet cameras mounted on lamp-posts in key locations gives significantly improved coverage and image detail. And IDIS Smart Failover provides the best guarantee against data loss: if Leybourne’s network connection is compromised for any reason, all recordings continue to be stored on SD cards within the cameras and are then automatically downloaded as soon as the connection is re-established. The IDIS technology together with the wireless network, installed over five weeks by iC2 CCTV without disrupting the village, gives Leybourne significantly improved protection without high ongoing costs. Unlike the old analogue system, recordings are now easily searchable with time/date stamped footage and the high definition image quality is ideal for use in investigations and as evidence. IDIS Smart Failover ensures that uninterrupted evidence is always retained in the event of transmission failures Excellent quality data IDIS Smart Failover ensures that uninterrupted evidence is always retained in the event of transmission failures, without the need for time-consuming manual data downloads from individual cameras. “This robust, new video system is proving very popular with Leybourne Parish Council and the community and enables us to provide excellent quality data and images for Kent Police and the local authorities,” stated the chairman of the Parish Council Bob Ulph. “It has already deterred a lot of the anti-social behaviour that councillors and residents were concerned about and is providing reassurance that any crime in the future will be dealt with.” More cameras can now be easily added, or the location of cameras changed as the need arises, says James Min, Managing Director, IDIS Europe, and the system is protected by the IDIS Ultimate seven-year warranty and the assurance that the technology will be forward-flexible to meet future needs.
Videotec has extended its range of cameras that include the new DELUX imaging and encoding technology. It can now be found in models designed for surveillance in the Marine and Oil & Gas sectors, and significantly improves the day and night vision and competitiveness of these products. DELUX imaging and encoding technology After recently being integrated into the ULISSE COMPACT PTZ, DELUX technology is now available across the IP, PTZ and fixed cameras of the ex-proof and Marine lines, namely the MAXIMUS MPX, MVX AND NXPTZ. These models are well regarded on the market for their high-performance levels and operational efficiency in extreme environments and where there is a risk of explosion. DELUX technology brings increased light sensitivity, which means the cameras deliver very high-quality vision during the day or night, with clear high-definition images and incredibly well-defined colours – even in very low light conditions. The improved precision and image clarity provides immediate added value to outdoor surveillance applications Day/Night surveillance The improved precision and image clarity provides immediate added value to outdoor surveillance applications, especially in sensitive areas where the need to identify people, objects, moving vehicles and other events, day or night, is crucial. In addition to improved colour rendering and greater noise reduction, DELUX technology has brought new advanced PTZ performance, namely in the control of speed proportional to zoom and the management of Privacy Masking. High-performance solutions The DELUX technology has been developed end-to-end by Videotec’s R&D team and this has led to considerable reductions to the costs of these new camera models. Videotec’s DELUX products are therefore extremely competitive, and are complete high-performance solutions, reinforcing their prominent position in an increasingly demanding and selective international security market.
Total Ghana, a leading oil and gas company with over 200 service stations in Ghana, is one such business that needs around-the-clock security not only for its premises based in Accra but also for its many service stations. Total is dedicated to delivering quality petroleum products and serving its customers in innovative ways. This means Total’s consumer operations involve a concentration of vehicle and pedestrian activity with people fueling vehicles and moving between the retail outlets. This leads to complex security and safety challenges and keeping track of it all is not possible without an effective security system. Facilities and workers’ security With the continuing growth of its business, Total needed a solution that would strengthen security of its premises and new service stations being opened across the country. The safety of Total’s workers is paramount and, in addition to securing its premises and stations, the company wanted to automate the monitoring of its operations to ensure compliance with safety procedures. Total turned to Steehold, a security solutions provider in Ghana renowned for protecting companies across industries including financial services, mining, petrochemicals, and telecommunications. Steehold was tasked with not only installing a new security system but also ongoing security monitoring and management across Total’s operations in Ghana. Steehold’s video security system From the moment we engaged with Steehold, we knew they understood the security challenges facing our business" “From the moment we engaged with Steehold, we knew they understood the security challenges facing our business. For example, petrol stations operate day and night so video cameras need to provide excellent imagery in variable lighting conditions and we need to monitor areas both inside and outside. If cameras lack certain features, then the images they record may be insufficient for analysis, or for use as evidence, should it be required. Steehold knew how to combat these issues while also providing an effective monitoring tool for operational efficiency and worker safety,” explained Total executive. Steehold needed a video surveillance system that would cover Total’s premises and service stations from all directions and it knew exactly which solution would meet Total’s needs. IP video surveillance solution “We choose Hikvision as we knew its video cameras were grounded in innovation and quality, providing the best video footage in the widest range of conditions to help Total’s business,” said Samuel Tawiah, executive director, Steehold. Following extensive consultation with Total staff, the final design of the surveillance solution at the facility and new services stations consisted of 120 Hikvision IP cameras to enable high quality 24/7 surveillance across the Total’s premises and its new service stations in Ghana. Hikvision Easy IP 3.0 cameras and NVRs Hikvision Easy IP 3.0 cameras feature a wealth of innovative technologies to combat low-light, bright-light, and extreme weather conditions The Hikvision Easy IP 3.0 cameras feature a wealth of innovative technologies to combat low-light, bright-light, and extreme weather conditions, while still providing superlative image quality. The cameras also include capabilities such as object tracking, line crossing, intrusion detection, and motion detection, with the ability to trigger alerts and make security staff immediately aware of any suspicious behaviour. At the heart of the solution lies Hikvision’s NVRs, which store up to 12 terabytes of recorded footage from all cameras. IP cameras, PoE and video encoders While Total wanted to upgrade to an IP system, it had already invested heavily in CCTV cameras and wanted to retain the cameras that were functioning well. Steehold installed Hikvision’s video encoders which convert the existing cameras’ analog signals into digital. These encoders are connected to the NVR, and the system treats them like the other IP cameras. Steehold installed the IP cameras itself as the cameras are PoE (Power over Ethernet) which means that power and data is supplied over a single Ethernet cable, making installation much easier because they don't have to be located next to a plug socket. Hikvision remote video surveillance system Total is already reaping the benefits from the newly installed Hikvision video surveillance system Total is already reaping the benefits from the newly installed Hikvision video surveillance system. It provides the ability for Steehold to monitor Total’s entire facility and new services stations in real-time remotely from its control center located in Accra. “The deployment of Hikvision’s innovative technology into our surveillance solution for Total has proven essential for our security operators to detect intrusion, theft, and damage across Total’s operations. With crystal clear images day and night as well as advanced features that alert security operators of any suspicious behaviour, we are confident we can help Total respond quickly to any breaches,” said Mr. Tawiah. Watchful IP eyes for operational safety Hikvision’s video surveillance system also helps Steehold operators to remotely monitor processes across Total’s premises, enabling supervisors to enhance processes to improve workflow and ensure the safety of workers. “At Total, the safety of employees is of utmost importance. Data from Steehold generated by Hikvision’s video surveillance system plays an integral role in helping us keep our employees safe and our operations compliant with safety policies. It provides a definitive way to ensure safety policies are being followed and that there are no hazards presenting a harmful threat to our employees,” said Total executive. Intrusion detection Hikvision’s security cameras deliver a live and recorded view of the facility which is accessible 24/7 and has helped ensure safety protocols are followed By deploying Steehold’s security solution based on Hikvision’s video surveillance system, Total’s heightened security has kept its facilities and service stations protected against trespassers, theft, and vandalism, and in particular has minimised losses caused by theft in its service stations. In addition, Hikvision’s security cameras deliver a live and recorded view of the facility which is accessible 24/7 and has helped ensure safety protocols are followed. For example, it has significantly increased employee compliance with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) rules at Total’s sites resulting in a direct and immediate improvement in safety. Easy, seamless integration Easy installation and integration with Total’s existing CCTV-enabled Steehold to deliver a cost effective, efficient, high-end video surveillance solution. Steehold is now planning to use Hikvision’s cutting-edge video monitoring systems as part of its security and emergency response solutions for its other customers, helping them minimise security threats and maximise operational safety and efficiency.
The historic village of Leybourne in Kent is situated closed to the M20 and benefits from easy access to London, the channel ports and the motorway network. It’s a village with a strong community feel and an attractive rural character, however good transport links can bring problems. Leybourne Parish Council was particularly concerned by the risk of crime coming in from outside the area and to protect the community from vandalism and anti-social behaviour and wanted a video surveillance system capable of deterring wrong-doers. IDIS HD IP video surveillance solution Leybourne already had limited public area surveillance, but the system used outdated analogue technology that was proving costly to maintain and difficult to adapt to changing needs. Budget constraints also meant that data-streaming had to be capped and as a result video evidence was only being recorded part time. London-based integrator iC2 CCTV was consulted and asked to devise a solution that would extend coverage, improve image quality and guarantee no data loss – and all that had to be achieved within the parish council’s limited budget. A combination of 3-megapixel and 5-megapixel IDIS domes and bullet cameras gives significantly improved coverage and image detail For significantly upgraded coverage, but with the lowest total cost of ownership, iC2 CCTV recommended installing the latest IDIS technology on a 5GHz point-to-point wireless infrastructure. At the heart of the new system is a powerful 64-channel, full HD NVR recorder – model DR-8364D – which offers the important advantage of flexible H.265/H.264 dual codec performance. This feature allows recording in high-definition H.265 but viewing on a variety of older screens using H.2264, so it means existing display equipment can be retained. A combination of 3-megapixel and 5-megapixel IDIS domes and bullet cameras mounted on lamp-posts in key locations gives significantly improved coverage and image detail. IDIS Smart Failover and H.265 technology Furthermore, IDIS Smart Failover provides the best guarantee against data loss: if Leybourne’s network connection is compromised for any reason, all recordings continue to be stored on SD cards within the cameras and are then automatically downloaded as soon as the connection is re-established. The IDIS technology together with the wireless network, installed over five weeks by iC2 CCTV without disrupting the village, gives Leybourne significantly improved protection without high ongoing costs. Unlike the old analogue system, recordings are now easily searchable with time/date stamped footage and the high definition image quality is ideal for use in investigations and as evidence. IDIS Smart Failover ensures that uninterrupted evidence is always retained in the event of transmission failures, without the need for time-consuming manual data downloads from individual cameras. More cameras can now be easily added, or the location of cameras changed, as the need arises.
AwardWallet LLC provides a free service that helps consumers manage and track loyalty programs, including air, hotel, car rental, and credit cards. AwardWallet also helps people keep track of award-program balances by accessing program balance information, aggregating data from the various loyalty programs, and then making the information easy to use for the card user. The company’s robust system tracks 432 loyalty programs, roughly four times more than any competitor. More than 82,000 active members depend on AwardWallet to manage over 15 billion miles/points representing $304 million in value. By notifying members when their balances change and before their points expire, members can stay on top of their travel assets with minimal effort. OneCard solution AwardWallet’s solution is the OneCard, a credit card-sized plastic card that lists up to 30 different loyalty program accounts on a single card The average AwardWallet member belongs to approximately 10 loyalty programs. Some belong to as many as 60. Before AwardWallet, carrying around cards and keeping track of the information for every loyalty program was burdensome and ineffective. AwardWallet’s solution is the OneCard, a credit card-sized plastic card that lists up to 30 different loyalty program accounts on a single card. The OneCard also has a magnetic strip that enables users to check in for flights at airport kiosks without using their ID or credit card. With the introduction of the OneCard and the rapidly growing user base, AwardWallet needed a way to print and encode these cards cost effectively and efficiently. FARGO Direct-to-Card printer/encoder AwardWallet found that with the DTC4500 printer, they could produce professional-quality, full-color ID cards with security encoding – all in one print transaction AwardWallet’s executives evaluated four printers, including HID Global’s FARGO Direct-to-Card (DTC) printer/encoder; the FARGO DTC4500 was recommended by AwardWallet’s security systems integrator, IDESCO Corp. AwardWallet found that with the DTC4500 printer, they could produce professional-quality, full-color ID cards with security encoding – all in one print transaction. In one pass, the device can print, encode, fluorescent print, and laminate security cards, single- or dual-sided, in less than half a minute per card. They also found the printer easy to use, and it integrates seamlessly with existing IT networks and databases. AwardWallet selected the FARGO DTC4500 printer for the following reasons: Ease of integration with existing system at AwardWallet. The DTC4500 printer’s software gives programmers control over all the features that the company would use, including setting controls for card printing and encoding, diagnostics, upgrades, audits and enabling printer security. Simple to use. AwardWallet provides its services to members with a staff of fewer than 15 people. Therefore, it was imperative that the printer be easy to use. The FARGO DTC4500 required only a few quick, simple steps. Low cost per print and fast print speed. When compared to the other three printers, the FARGO DTC4500 featured the best cost per print and was the most efficient, which was a critical factor for AwardWallet and their ability to meet the growing demand for OneCards. Ability to print on both sides of the card. Many members have so many loyalty programs that a one-sided card does not hold all their information. Dual-side printing was a must to serve AwardWallet’s clientele. Card printing Because AwardWallet is anticipating printing upwards of 10,000 cards per year, the best solution out there is the DTC4500 FARGO printer" “Because AwardWallet is anticipating printing upwards of 10,000 cards per year, the best solution out there is the DTC4500 FARGO printer,” said Andy Schonzeit, IDESCO Corp. “It’s a robust printer that can handle a large volume of card printing while still maintaining the highest quality.” “We’re growing rapidly and expect to hit 100,000 users by early 2012,” said Alexi Verschaga, co-founder at AwardWallet. “Our supply is quickly depleting, so we just ordered ten thousand more OneCards for our growing demand.” FARGO DTC4500 printer With the HID Global FARGO DTC4500 printer, AwardWallet can produce the new OneCard for their growing customer base, some of whom order two or three OneCards for the entire family. The FARGO printer can keep up with the demand for the OneCards at a low per-card cost, which also enables AwardWallet to continue offering the OneCard as a free value-added service, even as the company expands and keeps track of over 15 billion miles and points for its members. “Every time I use the printer, it blows my mind at how easy it is to produce the cards,” commented AwardWallet’s Alexi Vereschaga. “I quickly and easily print cards that not only look very professional but also contain the data that enables our clientele to manage their many loyalty programs.”
With over 166 years’ experience with seaports, ships and ferries, City Lines offer comfortable and safe sea transportation services to tourists and those who live and work in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city. Every day, over 150,000 passengers rely on City Lines services. Having decided to offer a new ferry service between Istinye and Çubuklu—which are both part of the Istanbul greater metropolitan area located on different sides of the Bosporus—City Lines asked Istanbul-based security systems integrator InfoMET Technologies, to recommend video surveillance cameras to help keep passengers and the ferries safe and secure. The cameras would be required to cope with sea conditions as well as capture high-resolution images day or night. The Hanwha cameras are used to monitor the movement of some 2,000 vehicles which are transported daily Monitoring vehicle movement “Having previously worked with Hanwha Techwin on a number of other projects, we were confident they would be able to provide cameras that would be able to withstand demanding conditions such as salt water and high levels of vibration,” said Oguzhan Kahraman, Project Engineer, InfoMET Technologies. “The pre-sales team for Hanwha Techwin in Turkey were extremely helpful and were able to recommend the best Wisenet camera models for each required camera location.” In addition to keeping a close eye on passengers, the Hanwha cameras are used to monitor the movement of some 2,000 vehicles which are transported daily. They also to provide a valuable navigational tool for captains who use them to view blind spots that can’t be seen from the ship’s bridge. Bullet cameras with H.265 compression The majority of the 250 cameras installed are Wisenet QNO-7080Rs, which are part of the Wisenet Q series. These 4 Megapixel bullet cameras have built-in IR illumination for night viewing and are packed with innovative features such as H.265 compression and WiseStream, a complementary compression technology that dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression, according to movement in the image. When WiseStream is combined with H.265 compression, bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 75% compared to current H.264 technology, making the Wisenet Q series one of the most bandwidth friendly camera ranges available on the market. Hallway View provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles Featuring Hallway view and True WDR The QNO-7080R cameras also feature Hallway View, True Wide Dynamic Range, Tamper Detection, Defocus Detection, and Lens Distortion Correction, to deliver optimised images in every situation. Hallway View provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles. It enables cameras which can generate images in the 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio, to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces. “One of the biggest factors in choosing Wisenet cameras is they do not have any problems in the environments we operate,” said Cuneyt Danaci, IT Specialist for City Lines. “Equally important, whilst we did not want to compromise on quality, we needed cameras with a high price/performance ratio. Wisenet came ahead of many other camera brands in respect of price, performance and technology. This is one of the reasons why we are thinking of working with Hanwha Techwin on other new projects in the future.”