British Airways I360 Reaches Unprecedented Heights, Helped By Seagate Skyhawk

British Airways i360 is a 162-meter (531 ft.) tall observation tower on the seafront of Brighton on the UK’s south coast that opened in August 2016 on the site of the famous beach town’s historic West Pier. Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye, British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower and the world’s first vertical cable car. Brighton CCTV selected Seagate as an additional partner for the project to deliver its high-capacity SkyHawk storage, purpose-built for surveillance systems with Seagate’s ImagePerfect firmware.

A Practical Guide To HD-CCTV

Everything you need to know about Analog and Digital HD-CCTV, well practically everything. Understanding the practical difference between CVI, TVI, AHD, SDI, EX/SDI and IP (Megapixel) can be a bit confusing to say the least, so in short we’re going to make it as easy as we can for you. This article will cover everything you need to know about the differences between ANALOG and DIGITAL HD-CCTV systems, how they work, differ in image quality, and how you can upgrade your current system using the appropriate technology to suit your needs and budget.

Dahua and Exar Agree on First HDCVI Technology Licensing

Dahua Technology announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Exar to license High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) technology. Under the terms of the new agreement, Exar will be able to design, manufacture, and sell high-definition analog video solutions utilizing HDCVI technology as licensed from Dahua. As the HDCVI technology inventor and patent owner, Dahua has made it as a global open standard, providing open access for any third part, including competing manufacturers, to use HDCVI.

NBM Distribution Wins “Newcomer of the Year” Award From MOBOTIX

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has recognized NBM Distribution Limited, a specialist supplier of data network cabling architecture solutions, and security products as its “Newcomer of the Year” following its first full year as the newest UK MOBOTIX distributor.

Dahua’s HDcctv Alliance HDCVI Launch

The HDcctv Alliance announce that Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., has opened its patented HDCVI technology – the basis for the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard to the global video surveillance industry, through the HDcctv Alliance Member Intellectual Property Agreement. First introduced in late 2012, HDCVI technology transmits HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV cabling. The HDcctv […]

HDcctv Alliance Provides First Look At HDcctv 2.0 At IFSEC

Surveillance video standards organization HDcctv Alliance will provide the European security industry with its first look at the new generation of HDcctv 2.0 surveillance technologies and products at IFSEC International 2014. The HDcctv 2.0 standards –which were ratified in February of this year– have been developed and agreed for equipment able to produce high-fidelity HD […]

The New Big Brother: Your Neighbors – Households Urged To Stop Using CCTV To Film Those Living Next Door

Fears of excessive state surveillance are commonplace. But it seems the real spies could be closer to home – the neighbors. Members of the public have been urged to stop using CCTV to film those living next door after a surge in complaints. Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, appealed to people’s ‘common decency’, saying […]

Axis’ T8646 PoE+ Over Coax Blade First Multi-Channel Migration To IP Solution

Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, announces AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for a multi-channel migration solution to IP video that leverages a building’s existing coaxial infrastructure to connect to new IP-cameras. There are several ways to migrate from analog CCTV to digital surveillance systems, such as video encoders and media […]

Head In The Clouds Or Feet On The Ground? Cloudview Launches Video IP Cloud Device

By Tom Reeve on March 5, 2014 The developers behind Jabbakam, the cloud-based online video surveillance and security system, have redeveloped and re-launched the product as a corporate-grade surveillance solution under the name Cloudview. I sat down with Cloudview founder James Wickes recently to find out why he thinks his solution will revolutionise the corporate security market. Jabbakam was developed in 2010 as a video management system to allow people to record CCTV surveillance video to an internet server and view the footage online. It also allows users to network IP cameras together and share the footage either privately or with a wider audience. The Jabbakam VMS works with its own brand cameras or a selected range of IP cameras from companies such as Y-Cam and Axis. Despite being designed primarily for the domestic market, Jabbakam attracted a great deal of interest from the corporate market, Wickes said. “On the basis of that, we developed Cloudview and changed the company name.” With Cloudview, the product is first and foremost an analogue camera solution. Using a Cloudview video network adapter (VNA), users can stream analogue cameras to the cloud storage system using automatic event triggers or manual activation. The VNA includes a built-in video encoder, SD card slot for local storage and network adapter as well as a USB slot for plugging in a wireless network adapter or 3G wifi device. Simples Wickes said that Jabbakam had taught him the importance of keeping things simple. “The key challenges highlighted through […]

CNB Technology Unveils New IP Surveillance Solutions

CNB Technology announced plans to accelerate the delivery to market of high-definition, networked video surveillance solutions based on the new 2nd generation Intel Core Processors (formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge”) in Korea and select countries worldwide. CNB’s XNET Megapixel IP and HDcctv cameras, along with Intel Core processor-powered digital security and surveillance solutions aim to greatly advance the performance and utility of video surveillance products in the market. CNB Technology, a standard-definition (SD) cameras and analog DVRs provider, has created its own XNET platform for the evolution of the Digital Security and Surveillance (DSS) markets, driving the video surveillance ecosystem forward. “These new efforts based on Intel architecture is another example of CNB Technology’s Digital Security and Surveillance Division reaching beyond traditional analog solutions towards IP/HD convergence”, says Bong-Hoon Yoo, President & CEP of CNB Technology. “Our vision is to fulfill the need of this shifting traditional video surveillance market in conjunction based on Intel processors for the DSS edge (Megapixel IP and HDcctv solutions”, helping to proliferate the use of Video Analytics in security, business intelligence, and new applications markets.” “Intel Is committed to creating innovative technologies and solutions to bring to the digital security and surveillance market” says Todd Matsler, director of segment marketing, Low-Powered Embedded Products Division at Intel Corporation. “Intelligent, high-definition NVRs and HD DVRs that utilize 2nd Generation Inte Core Processors offer unprecedented technology innovation, increasing security, business intelligence and IT integration opportunities for enterprises worldwide. With solutions from companies such as CNB Technology, as […]