As part of its recently released Ocularis 5.6 Video Management Software (VMS), OnSSI announces the availability of a new Smart Camera Driver for VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 Cameras. The new Smart Camera Driver eliminates the need for Ocularis VMS users to wait for drivers to be developed for newly introduced VIVOTEK cameras, as Ocularis 5.6 will automatically build the driver when it senses the new camera in the system.
Dahua Technology has officially launched its H.265 XVR product series. After upgrading its codec format from H.264 to H.265 and then to H.265+, H.265 XVR delivers a more cost-efficient storage method with smaller storage, stronger compatibility and enhanced intelligence, solving the much higher demand on storage capability placed by the widespread of 4K/4MP UHD devices, and offering the customers and partners more business opportunities.
Arecont Vision® announced the availability of the AV NVR™ all-in-one network video recorder series. The AV NVR offers the choice of 8 or 16 channel models (one channel = one camera sensor), each with built in PoE network switch, customer-replaceable hard drives, and Arecont Vision GUI interface. Smart Plug-and-Play technology simplifies setup with both Auto Discover and Auto Configuration. The new AV NVR is on display here at Intersec Dubai 2018, and is the first network video recorder to be offered by Arecont Vision.
Surveon Technology, the enterprise NVR solutions provider, announced it NVRs will start to support H.265 cameras. H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as HEVC) is a video compression standard whose predecessor is H.264, supporting up to 300fps and 8K, and ensuring to deliver video quality identical to H.264 at only the half of bit rate. Supporting H.265 cameras, Surveon NVR allows partners to save on their budget while extending the retention days of video without expanding the capacity of storage.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has added five new mid-to-long range Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras to its Pro Series and Ultra Series. These new PTZ network cameras feature an ultra low-light, 2MP sensor, exceptional wide dynamic range, Starlight technology, and backwards-compatible compression options.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has introduced three new Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to provide a more expansive feature set within their Lite Series and Pro Series product families. The N42, N52, and N54 models have a higher number of PoE ports than their predecessors, and they support the industry’s latest compression codec: Dahua’s optimized Smart H.265+.
OnSSI announces the release of Ocularis version 5.4, the latest version to the company’s industry leading Video Management Software (VMS) solution. This newest release further expands Ocularis’ ability to provide end users with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use video management platform that accommodates the latest industry trends and expands on-the-go coverage. New to Ocularis 5.4 is support for H.265 compression for exceptional image quality with less data, and a reduction of video bandwidth usage and storage requirements. Additional features include installation improvements including increased SQL server flexibility; new view layouts in Ocularis Client; and expanded Ocularis 5 Web and Mobile features including M2O™™ (Mobile-to-Ocularis) technology, alert handling, triggers, AVI exporting and Ocularis toast notifications.
HEVC Advance and VIVOTEK Inc. announced that VIVOTEK has become a Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program. As a Licensee, VIVOTEK gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard. HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression that delivers twice the efficiency of H.264. VIVOTEK, a leading IP surveillance solution provider, is among those companies leading the effort to bring HEVC/H.265 video compression technology to the IP surveillance marketplace through its comprehensive H.265 solutions and strategic alliances.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has announced the expansion of its camera lineup featuring Smart H.265+, an enhanced version of the standard H.265 codec. When compared with standard H.264, Smart H.265+ saves on bandwidth and storage up to 80%, decreasing bitrate and alleviating strain on the network. Pairing Smart H.265+ cameras with compatible Dahua storage devices represents a total solution that fully embraces the latest industry compression standards while offering the flexibility to tailor encoding for a particular scene.
Milestone Systems, the number one open platform company in networked VMS has released Device Pack 9.1 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions.
The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates supporting new hardware. These updates are always a priority at Milestone: supporting the widest range of devices possible is a crucial part of the company’s open platform promise. This year, Milestone reached an industry first 6,000 supported devices, with new devices constantly being added to each device pack that comes out.
At ISC West 2017, Bosch Security Systems will introduce new intelligent devices, demonstrate the power of integrated security and communications solutions, and highlight products and services to help integrators increase revenue. Visitors to the Bosch booth will see a completely new portfolio of IP-cameras, video analytics that extend surveillance beyond security, services that create recurring monthly revenue opportunities for dealers, and an innovative all-in-one wireless multi-sensor that can be configured as a door/window contact, water, or tilt sensor.
The Z3Cam-4K is the first 4K video system capable of encoding and streaming 4K H.265/HEVC video with ONVIF integration for easy camera management. The innovative Z3Cam-4K has multiple options for IP transmission. The system can output both H.265/HEVC and H.264 video over IP in 4K resolutions. It can also send a simultaneous HD stream. Camera control can take place remotely with VISCA control commands sent over IP to the Z3Cam-4K from a Comm port on a PC.
Sunell’s has released its brand-new professional IR PTZ camera offering up to 30fps at 2MP with super image quality. The IPS57/21BDR/ZSC30 is Starlight camera and have high resolution video up to 2MP, Smart IR Range 150 meters in night vision, no matter whether in high contrast or in low light environments. Models IPS57/21BDR/ZSC30 are suitable for a wide range of video surveillance applications, including government and industrial buildings, retail environments, airports, railway stations and schools.
As 2015 gets underway, it’s always interesting to look back over the past year and review those stories that grabbed our attention and imagination. Here are some of those articles that we highlighted on SecurityHive.com – Anyone remember Canon buying Milestone?
Ambarella, Inc., a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced S3, a security IP camera System-On-Chip (SoC) family with support for the new H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard. S3’s full implementation of H.265 delivers up to twice the compression efficiency of Ambarella’s current H.264 IP camera SoCs, providing outstanding video quality at very low bitrates to optimize network utilization and reduce storage costs. “Ambarella has become an established leader in H.264 video encoding solutions for the security market,” said Fermi Wang, President & CEO of Ambarella. “With S3, we establish a new standard of H.265 encoding excellence to enable future generations of the highest quality HD and Ultra HD IP cameras.”
How often do you have to wait for a video image to load on your screen? A major break-through has been made to overcome video surveillance bandwidth and storage challenges that the security and surveillance industry has been facing for years. The industry has entered a new era with highly-anticipated new generation of IP-cameras that have inbuilt the state-of-art video image compression technology complying with the new H.265 international standard.
H.265/HEVC could enable IP cameras with even larger megapixel counts The emergence last year of a new format for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is poised to have a huge impact on IP video surveillance cameras over the next few years. Among the benefits of the new H.265/HEVC coding format over the legacy H.264/MPEG-4 is a 40 percent or more bit rate reduction at the same visual quality. Therefore, a camera could provide either better visual quality than H.264 with existing network and storage requirements, or it could provide the same visual quality with 40 percent less network and storage needs. H.265/HEVC could enable IP cameras with even larger megapixel counts – 20 megapixel cameras, for example – to operate more efficiently without overwhelming network infrastructures. H.265/HEVC also brings improvements in noise levels, colour spaces and, most importantly for surveillance, an enhanced dynamic range. H.265 implementation inevitable but some years away Implementation of the new standard in most IP video cameras, however, is still years away. As with other video standards, the security market inherits the H.265/HEVC format from the much larger consumer electronics market. Typically, after standards are developed, it takes several years for their use to make its way into various markets, starting with the consumer video market and later into security and other smaller markets. Currently, the leading video coding format is H.264/MPEG-4, which was initially developed in 1999 and has only recently become the de facto standard in the security/surveillance market, more than a decade […]