IP cameras Comparison: Vicon, Axis Communications  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/3
1/3
1/4
1/2.8
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
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Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution
1920 x 1080
1 MP
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Digital (DSP)
Specialist Type
Network
Network
Network
Network
Sensitivity Lux
0.0 ~ 0.01
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0.5
0.3
Auto Iris
Direct Drive
Voltage
12 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
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Motion Activated
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--
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Focal Length mm
2.7 ~ 12 mm
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3.7
3 ~ 6 m
Wide Dynamic Range
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Picture Elements HxV
1920 x 1080
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--
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Image Frame Rate
30 fps
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25 ~ 30 fps
25 ~ 30 fps
Back Light Compensation
--
Auto Gain Control
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White Balance
--
Electronic Shutter Range
1 ~ 1/30,000 s
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1/24500 ~ 1/6 s
1/143000 ~ 2 s
Signal Mode
PAL, NTSC
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Ellwood Group, Inc. is deploying over 250 IQeye HD megapixel cameras and growing Headquartered in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) produces engineered, heavy metal sections for capital specialty equipment manufacturers in the United States and around the world. The company’s nine operating business units—encompassing multiple plants in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Canada—are dedicated to solving customers’ needs for specially engineered forging steels, iron castings, forgings, and other alloy parts. The Challenge When making a single specialty steel product that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, it is essential to have the capability to monitor the manufacturing processes and if a problem is experienced downstream, to then have the ability to go back and find the root cause. If a manufacturer can implement process monitoring technology that quickly, accurately solves manufacturing problems, the system pays for itself in short order. The Solution Ellwood Group, Inc. is deploying over 250 IQeye HD megapixel cameras and growing, in order to monitor and improve manufacturing processes, in addition to meeting security needs. “We have moved from a test environment over five years ago to now having megapixel cameras deployed at about 20 different locations in our various plants,” said Eugene Spadafore, Senior Network Administrator, EGI. “We started out asking, ‘How can we improve quality for process X?’ Rather quickly we saw the value of closely monitoring manufacturing with the IQeye cameras and now it’s a standard in our environment, we use the cameras at every facility.” EGI stores video at each location anywhere from three days to three months, depending on the manufacturing process being recorded. The majority of the cameras are 2.1 MP IQeye Sentinel and 700-series cameras, the newest utilising H.264 compression. “Our growth is typically through acquisition,” said Spadafore, “once a new company is acquired, the next question is, ‘When can we get cameras installed?’ We are quite satisfied with how the IQeye cameras have performed in meeting our sophisticated needs. As a result of using megapixel technology for process control, we have seen improvements in efficiency and productivity and that translates into real money.” The Highlights Ellwood Group has installed over 250 HD megapixel cameras to improve manufacturing processes and overall security at 10 of its locations. Rather quickly EGI saw the value of closely monitoring manufacturing with IQeye HD megapixel cameras, and now they use cameras at every facility that comes on line. In what is a growing trend, EGI uses its megapixel technology 75% for process control and only 25% for physical security. As a result of using megapixel technology for process control, EGI has seen measurable improvements in efficiency and productivity, resulting in substantial savings. As one EGI location or division discovers the benefits of this kind of manufacturing process monitoring—both live and post-event—inevitably they, too, request cameras. To successfully manage the expansion of the use of IQinVision technology, Spadafore’s division has developed a de facto standard, scope of work, and set of specifications for how to successfully deploy the IQeye cameras in each new location. “To maintain consistency and best practices, we elected to be the overall project manager for camera deployment.”

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Khartoum International Airport Installs Axis Network Cameras For Round The Clock Security

 Axis network cameras are connected to the existing computer network of Khartoum International Airport Axis network cameras help Sudan's largest airport to be secured round the clock.MissionKhartoum is home to the largest airport in Sudan, Khartoum International Airport. The airport was originally built at the southern edge of the city; but with rapid growth and consequent urban sprawl, it is now located in the heart of the city. With a growing number of passengers every year going through customs, a surveillance solution had to be flexible and scalable in order to keep pace with the growing operations while maintaining the highest level of security. The system also needed to be easily integrated into the existing airport infrastructure.SolutionBased on the needs of the airport and nature of the site, Gitech Investment Company, an Axis partner in Sudan, designed and implemented the video surveillance solution. To monitor the activities at the customs areas and ensure the safety of passengers, AXIS 207MW and AXIS 211W Network Cameras were installed. AXIS 207 Network Camera was also selected and connected directly to the existing computer network of the airport.It offered excellent image quality even in poor lighting conditions. "The cameras had to accommodate the privacy concerns of travellers. With that in mind, I proposed two models to the customer, each of which offered very high image quality combined with a very discreet design. In addition, they were unobtrusive," says Eng Haithem, General Manager of Gitech Investment Company.To safeguard the areas most at risk, which included the baggage control and check-in areas, apart from passenger surveillance, AXIS 214 PTZ Network Cameras and AXIS Q6032-E PTZ Dome Network Camera were implemented. These are high quality colour network cameras with the flexibility of remote pan/tilt/zoom through operator control. The compact design makes them ideal for conducting discreet surveillance and identifying persons and objects, thanks to 18x optical motorised lens with auto focus. It is also possible to zoom in on a small or distant object with exceptional clarity.AXIS 207MW features compact design and high quality imageThe AXIS 207MW Network Camera was selected as it could connect directly to the airport existing computer network. AXIS 207 Network Cameras offer the best image quality in their class, providing excellent image quality also in poor lighting conditions. The location of these network cameras is not obvious to passengers, who might have felt uncomfortable with the obtrusive design of traditional cameras. These cameras, on the contrary, feature a discreet and non-obtrusive design.ResultThanks to the network cameras, the customs department at Khartoum International Airport can now instantly review images of incidents or fraud. "The video surveillance system fully supports the security personnel in their daily work. The Axis cameras have been instrumental in delivering the best IP solution in addition to reducing the time factor and costs for effective surveillance," says Colonel Anwer Abdalla Ali from Customs Sudan owner of Project in Khartoum International Airport. The surveillance cameras act both as a deterrent and an instant eyewitness. "Unlike videotape, network video lets us pinpoint the event in a couple of minutes and determine what really happened," continues Colonel Anwer Abdalla Ali. "We would like to thank Eng. Haitham Elsir Osman from Gitech Investment Company, the Axis partner in Sudan as well as the consultant, Nadus Solution."

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Customer profile Whitby Mental Health Centre (WMHC) is a specialty psychiatric hospital which is focused on providing specialized mental health programmes for inpatients and outpatients for a population of 2.8 million residents in an area extending from the east of the City of Toronto, Canada. WMHC employs 1100 staff and has an annual operating budget of approximately $88 million.Technology & integration Aimetis Symphony™ Client & Server Axis 241Q encoders IQinVision 703 network cameras Analog Panasonic WV-CW864 PTZ Panasonic WV-NF284 network camera  Results Increased scalability of security personnel Improved image quality Greater value extracted from PTZ cameras through auto-tracking capability SummaryWhitby Mental Health Centre selects Aimetis Symphony™ Integrated Intelligent Video Management Software as its video platform for analog and network cameras while leveraging video analytics to automatically control PTZ cameras, increasing the scalability of security personnel.Business challenge Aimetis Symphony was selected due to its ability to support Axis, Panasonic and IQinVision network cameras concurrently  Whitby Mental Health Centre (WMHC) includes a forensic programme, an 85 bed medium and minimum security programme for persons subject to detention under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Mental Health Act. Skyrocketing occupancy, from 70% in 2006 to 95%, had left the facility with the need to expand its video coverage. WMHC wanted to slowly migrate to an IP based deployment while still making use of their existing analog cameras. The need to have an intelligent video system with auto PTZ tracking capability was required as timely manual control of the PTZ cameras was not always guaranteed.SolutionAimetis Symphony™ Intelligent Video Management Software was selected due to its open architecture and ability to support Axis, Panasonic and IQinVision network cameras concurrently. To achieve control of the analog pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, an Axis 241Q encoder was used to interface with the analog camera and IP network, allowing Symphony™ to send commands across the network and automatically control the cameras as needed. Symphony™ was configured to automatically zoom in when people were detected in areas which were designated as off-limits, such as around the garbage bins outside the hospital. Megapixel cameras were also deployed which gave superior image quality in strategic parts of the hospital where high image detail was a must. These are especially useful in aiding security personnel in the detection and prevention of violent behavior or persons going missing. "Aimetis allowed is to leverage our analog investment while adding high value features such as auto-PTZ control and megapixel cameras," says John Premzell, Fire and Safety Officer, WMHC.