Vision Catcher

April 2005 Surveillance

Securex 2005 proved to be a rewarding and successful exhibition for Vision Catcher. With a prime stand location the company saw a great number of visitors coming to the stand and discovering the advances, improvements and new releases within its product range. Vision Catcher has expanded its product range to include two new exciting IT-based products: ObjectVideo and SentryScope.

The move towards Internet Protocol (IP) based products has seen a plethora of new products launched making it very difficult for the end-user to know what is best. IP products are the rage at the moment but the concerns of bandwidth are still a major factor. Some distributors have commented how end-users are requesting IP regardless of the added costs over and above alternative solutions. What is of concern is the lack of understanding of what impact an MPEG 4 image streaming over IP will have on a network, especially bearing in mind that a standard 100 Mbit network can only realistically handle approx 30% of available bandwidth for video. Now if you consider that 100 Mbits is only 125 KB and 30% equates to under 40 KB per second; when you have an IP image at say 5 KB your likely effective available frame rate is only 8 frames per second - how many cameras did you want on the network? The solution is to ask the questions and look for possible alternatives. Vision Catcher has already covered this problem by providing IP options on all of its main products including the well known Vision Catcher DVR. In this case you can choose to allocate a camera input as an IP input or an analog input giving you the best of both worlds with total remote control.

ObjectVideo received a lot of interest. This clever threat analysis software system has been identified by those consultants, engineers and end-users who are very aware of the high numbers of false alarms in mission-critical environments. It is with this in mind that a sizeable number of visitors wanted further information and were delighted to see the potential of this product. Vision Catcher is now following up on a good number of requirements within Africa and the company already expects to see its first installation going in within months of the launch of the product; an excellent result.

With World Cup 2010 just around the corner there were many visitors intrigued and interested in the capabilities of SentryScope. This high-resolution monochrome camera, offering around 21 million pixels per image, certainly stirred the imagination. The ability to continue recording a total field of view while being able to zoom in on any key area of interest or a number of areas of interest grabbed visitors' attention. Providing a solution for stadia, parking areas, open mines and many other venues taking away the requirement for highly skilled operators who need to be focused 100% of the time on what is going on, resulted in a lot of questions being asked. Vision Catcher is now following up on all of these enquiries and will be reporting on its successes over the coming months.



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