In conjunction with one of its long-standing suppliers IndigoVision, Reditron is offering free upgrades to select video surveillance and recording systems effectively enabling users to easily trade up to IP-video.
The benefit of migrating to IP-video from analog is that the former provides access to features not available on analog CCTV systems, such as advanced analytics. Analytics is the processing of video images to detect such events as congestion, stolen objects, cars parked too long outside a building, or people moving the wrong way through security checkpoints.
IP-based analytics can be run in two modes: realtime within the IP transmitter/receiver at the camera, and post-processing on any operator's PC. The realtime mode allows the system to automatically identify events as they occur. Post processing allows operators to run many different scenarios on recorded video, for example looking for cars parked for more than two minutes. These two modes offer the best of both worlds, using analytics to identify events as they occur, and also providing advanced search tools for operators to analyse previous situations.
IP-video and analytics are indeed tools to be welcomed to any security team's arsenal.
Detailing the offer, Reditron's product manager for IP solutions, Shawn Ciccarelli, says users can swap any analog CCTV matrix for a state-of-the-art 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet switch and Control Center software, free of charge.
Control Center is a professional digital CCTV and alarm management software application that provides control, administration, recording, viewing and playback of live video and audio over IP networks. It links IndigoVision's IP-based compression and network transmission technology with its unique Networked Video Recorders (NVRs) to provide a complete solution for digital CCTV.
"Reditron and IndigoVision are offering a free network switch and Control Center software to replace any existing analog CCTV matrix, as part of an IndigoVision IP video solution. For example, we will replace a 16-port matrix with 26-port switch (24 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000); a 32-port matrix with a 50-port switch (48 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000); a 64-port matrix with a 96-port modular switch, and so on.
"This combination creates a powerful Virtual Matrix and allows existing CCTV systems to benefit from the advanced features and flexibility of IP video," Ciccarelli says.
"As IndigoVision's IP Video technology is very scaleable, the high cost associated with expanding hardware matrix systems is overcome, making it very easy to add additional cameras in the future.
"The significant cost advantage and the ability to easily interface to existing analog CCTV systems has meant that many end users have replaced their dedicated matrix systems with Control Center solutions," he says.
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