HD and megapixel video surveillance has been a hot topic for the security industry, and the trend for IP video installations has been toward the installation of HD and megapixel cameras instead of standard-resolution IP cameras. In this guest column for SecurityInfoWatch.com (the website for Security Dealer and Integrator magazine), Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Arecont Vision puts forth the argument for using megapixel video and explains the differences and similarities between HD and megapixel security cameras.
(in Spanish) Los Juegos Ecuestres Mundiales Alltech FEI atrajeron a más de medio millón de personas durante más de 16 días (del 25 de septiembre al 10 de octubre) para disfrutar del mayor acontecimiento deportivo celebrado en los Estados Unidos en 2010. Se llevaron a cabo en el Parque Ecuestre de Kentucky en Lexington, Kentucky, donde se reunieron 632 atletas y 758 caballos en representación de 58 países que participaron en competiciones del campeonato mundial en ocho disciplinas ecuestres.
Australia's Security Electronics and Networks Magazine recently reviewed the Arecont Vision MegaVideo® AV3130 camera. The article states that the camera offers day/night performance at better than HDTV resolution.
The website govtech.com serves the state and local government sector. Government Technology recently highlighted Arecont Vision 10MP MegaVideo® cameras, trumpeting their image quality, fast frame rates and ease of installation.
In order to comply with gaming industry regulations, Arecont Vision has developed a Casino Mode for certain full HD 1080p camera models. This mode guarantees that the frame rate will not dip below 30fps under any conditions by forcing the bit rate control and exposure time to specific predetermined settings. News of this new feature was included in a recent Security Sales & Integration magazine eControl Panel newsletter.
Dragon Steel Corporation is a subsidiary of China Steel Corporation, the largest steel producer in Taiwan. Dragon Steel needed a video surveillance system to view entrances and exits, to monitor production processes, to ensure plant safety, to centralize management and boost effectiveness of plant supervisors. The video quality and the prices of Arecont Vision cameras were very impressive to the customer.
Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Pivot3 are elevating their event format to deliver an immersive experience for attendees at their European road shows scheduled for this fall. Together they will demonstrate state-of-the-art video surveillance solutions with a "virtual shopping center installation" presentation. The high-tech approach will showcase the advantages of integrated solutions, including ROI (return on investment), that integrate IP megapixel cameras, scale-out storage solutions and intelligent video management.
Scott Schafer, Arecont Vision Executive Vice President, recently authored an article for Security Products magazine. Titled, "Exploring the Surveillance Frontier," Mr. Schafer explains the role of megavertical technology in the future of video surveillance.
According to a story on Hospitality Technology's website, Orlando's Orange County Convention Center's IP-based video system is a valuable proactive tool to protect the center. The system delivers value to the center every day for a variety of issues including investigations of slip-and-fall liability and insurance claims. The use of megapixel video cameras helps to identify people who may be violating safety rules. The megapixel images, provided by Arecont Vision cameras, enable operators to zoom in and read the names on ID badges required to be worn by employees as well as by day laborers, decorators and outside contractors.
In a report on asmag.com: Highlighting the capabilities of IP-based megapixel camera technology in the education market, Arecont Vision announces installation of 89 Arecont Vision megapixel video cameras to provide superior image quality at Lake Forest High School near Chicago.
Industry website SecurityInfoWatch.com reports that Arecont Vision has announced the start of volume production this month of the world's first 20 megapixel day-night panoramic camera providing a 180-degree field of view. The new all-in-one AV20185DN SurroundVideo camera is a cost-effective solution for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas.
Industry website TMCnet.com has announced global dates for Arecont Vision's two-day CPCP-Advanced courses that educate and certify resellers, distributors, and architects and engineers (A&Es) regarding the company's megapixel products and technology, as well as IT infrastructure.
Retail industry website retailsolutionsonline.com has announced the addition of Casino Mode to Arecont Vision megapixel cameras. Casino Mode ensures continuous full-motion recording at 30 frames per second (fps) to comply with gaming industry regulations.