Published on 30 August, 2011
Leading surveillance systems provider CBC (Europe) has debuted its exciting and pioneering plug and play VSoIP GO, a low-cost entry-level IP video management system. CBC believes IP video systems don't have to be complicated and time-consuming to install and VSoIP GO is wizard-driven - meaning it will find and work with a range of devices such as Ganz IP cameras, without the need for manual network configuration of them. It's as simple as click, launch and GO.
Designed for applications including small to medium-size retailers, car park surveillance, office reception areas and petrol stations/forecourts, VSoIP GO bridges the huge gap in the IP CCTV industry - namely complexity. GO provides a one-box IP video solution which can view, record and manage up to 16 IP video channels. It could therefore be a direct IP replacement for single DVR installations, for example.
CBC recognises that many installers are used to the user-friendly benefits of analogue cameras and can understandably feel a little intimidated by network IP addresses and other information usually required when setting up an IP video system, says CBCs CCTV Division Director, Geoff Bowers. VSoIP GO removes all that hassle, making the advantages of IP video something they can install without worry. It also means potential new business opportunities from offering customers the operational benefits that IP delivers. This system is a cost-effective way to provide users with next-generation surveillance technology at analogue system prices.
Geoff explains that VSoIP GO allows users to benefit from HD and Megapixel cameras, which offer higher resolution images from crisper, clearer pictures, plus the ability to replace a number of cameras with just a single Megapixel unit. Megapixel cameras provide a wide angle of view with the opportunity to zoom in on any part of the scene without any loss of image quality - for example, to read a car number plate in a car park or check the details of a cash till transaction, in both real-time and when reviewing recorded footage.
VSoIP GO also comes pre-installed with an innovative TeamViewer feature which allows engineers/technicians to remotely connect to a VSoIP GO unit from anywhere in the world, within just a few seconds. This enables installation and configuration of the device to be supported remotely, without the sometimes expensive and time-consuming need to visit the site for this purpose.
VSoIP GO has been designed and developed on an embedded architecture, with the unit providing a Client, NVR and Server application in the same physical unit. The aesthetically pleasing case means it can be left on table tops, rather than complicated rack systems where traditional IP CCTV systems reside.