February 23, 2010
Surveillance on transit systems has been employed on various scales in every part of the world as public safety becomes more of a pressing issue. However, the older traditional systems typically have low resolution, fixed monitoring, and lack flexibility to increase the number of units. These systems do not provide the proper real time surveillance capabilities needed to capture every day activity.
Instead, transit systems need on the go surveillance with the flexibility to scale as storage needs grow. One solution is the ruggedized mobile surveillance which complies with military standards. This guarantees a perfect solution for moving medium surveillance where it can absorb shocks and vibrations. Real-time surveillance is provided by using cellular network to connect and allow live streaming as well as playback. In addition, it comes with Wi-fi built that offers wireless connectivity for new wireless IP cameras along with the regular IP camera. It can transfer hundreds of Mb data pretty quickly to archive them to remote storage.
February 16, 2010
We just unveiled the VC9300 Video-Monitoring Centre Workstation, a video viewing console designed to double the power of video transmission for maximum resolution. With the support of up to 12 monitors, the VC9300’s standalone monitoring management gateway offers complete surveillance control.
The all-in-one video viewing and display platform allows video management servers to decouple video streaming and viewing from video recording and archiving. In this framework the computing power for the systems in the IP surveillance system is allocated properly to the management of streams, display, and recording in a Network Centric framework. By separating the recording from the viewing of surveillance video, the VC9300 is able to provide speed and signal quality at maximum resolution, which is perfect for LCD displays and HD flat panels. To read more about the VC9300, check out the news release.
February 9, 2010
We just announced that Vegas Valley Locking Systems is using the DNF Security Seahawk IP video storage system to help the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department monitor its two police substations. Scalability, low total cost of ownership, and ease of use were key factors in Vegas Valley’s decision
Vegas Valley felt the Seahawk’s external expansion support of up to 128TB, made it perfect for the future expansion needs of the police department. In addition, its open platform architecture was just right for connecting to the police department’s network, and supporting third party appliances such as its Arecont IP cameras, and Exacq video management software.
The Seahawk is designed to enhance performance without compromising retention, resolution, or functionality. High performance features include redundant power supply and 5 bonded Gigabit iSCSI connections. Furthermore, the Seahawk IP storage migrates video data from storage that is directly attached to the video server to storage that is on the network, making it easy to decouple incoming video streams from archived video. Advanced alerts and system notifications featured on the Seahawk help the department check the system’s status. To learn more about the Seahawk, check out this case study.