Lumenera Network / IP Cameras(22)
2/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1376 x 1032 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC / D C, C/CS mount, 1376 x 1032, 15, White Balance, 66, NTSC, JPEG, H.264, RJ45, 10/100baseT Ethernet, < 6 W, 300, 48 x 63 x 127, -10 ~ +50, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
2/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 VDC, C/CS mount, 25 / 30, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL / NTSC, JPEG, MJPEG, Ethnernet 10/100baseT, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, XML-RPC, Telnet, Microsoft COM, Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/NT/XP, Linux, Mac, 10 W, 600, 76 x 83 x 196, -10 ~ +50, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Lumenera's Le165 series of megapixel cameras are specifically designed for high-end security applications, particularly those with low-light conditions and where image quality is critical. Lumenera has simplified IP camera installation with a straightforward plug-and-play process. An intuitive user interface, viewed with most web browsers, provides standard camera control. Capturing full 1376x1032 resolution at 15fps, the Le165 delivers outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable JPEG compressed still-images or live MJPEG streaming video are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. Transfer of images via FTP, RTP or HTTP.The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as IR lighting and PTZ. E-mail or UDP alarm notification provides the date, time, and camera IP address. On-board memory buffers supply still images via FTP that precede and follow alarm events. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional - True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators the Le165 provides superior night time performance. The user defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. The Le165's compact, all-metal body can be mounted stand-alone or in a standard environmental enclosure. Call with your enclosure requirements today.Highlights:Ultimate in low light sensitivity and image qualityEasy installation and set-up>1000 lines of resolution, colour or monochrome, progressive scan, 1.4 megapixel, ExView HAD CCD sensor15 fps at full 1376 x 1032 resolution, 27 fps at 640 x 480 (binned) resolutionOptional true day / night functionalityAdd to Compare
Featuring on-board video analytics, ultra-wide dynamic range (120+dB) and both MJPEG and H.264 compression, Lumenera's Li045 series of intelligent network cameras are targeted solutions for security applications requiring high quality, progressive scan images such as homeland security, transportation, banking, education and retail. Enabled with ObjectVideo OnBoard - Lumenera's intelligent camera series are providing real-time video analytics at the camera head. The Li045 provides detailed monitoring of the scene, allowing the surveillance operator to make more proactive decisions and providing the opportunity to interrupt a crime or attack while in progress even in the most difficult lighting situations.Streaming full D1 (720x480) resolution at 30 frames per second, these cameras deliver outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable MJPEG and H.264 compressed still-images or live streaming video, are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. Other features include: I/O connector, 2-way audio over IP; straight forward plug-and-play process; intuitive user interface viewed with most browsers for standard camera control; auto white balance and auto exposure; and multiple motion detection zones.Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. The optional true day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, it provides outstanding low light performance.On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via e-mail, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Li045 Camera Highlights:Intelligent camera enabled with ObjectVideo OnBoard video analyticsUltra-wide dynamic range sensor 102dB (typical), 120dB (max)MJPEG or H.264 compressionOptional true day/night functionalityEasy set-up and installation540 lines of resolution, colour, progressive scan, 720x540 pixel sensorAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720 x 480 resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.5@F1.0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, CS mount, Motion Activated, Wall, ceiling, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 480, 25 / 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 60, PAL/NTSC, Zoom, Motion JPEG, 10/100 BaseT, HTTP, FTP, RTP, or E-mail, 4 W, 300, 19 x 225 x 50, -10 ~ + 50, Windows 98 SE, ME, 2K, NT, XP, Linux, MacAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480 resolution, 0.5 @ F1.0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 VDC, PoE, C/CS mount, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 480, 30 fps, White Balance, PAL / NTSC, MJPEG, H.264, 10/100baseT Ethernet, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, 6 W, 300, 48 x 57 x 160, -10 ~ +50, Windows 98, SE, ME, 2K, NT, XP, Linux, Mac, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Lumenera's Le11059 series of megapixel cameras target critical surveillance security applications, particularly those where detailed scene analysis and/or coverage of a large area is required such as including airports, border crossings, rail, ports of entry and critical assets. Lumenera's Le11059 multi-megapixel cameras provide the resolution of 30+ analog cameras, delivering outstanding picture quality and performance. Streaming 3 fps at full 4000x2656 resolution, the Le11059 will aid in identifying suspects and suspicious activities. Adjustable JPEG and MJPEG still-images or streaming video images are provided across a standard 10/100 BaseT network interface.The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as; IR lighting, strobe and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. The Le11059's larger SLR Canon-mount provides remote control of focus and iris through standard SLR lenses, offering excellent quality and range of focal lengths.When integrated with NIR illuminators, the Le11059 provides outstanding night time performance. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. User defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via email, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Features Include:2600+ lines of resolution, color or monochrome Incredible low light sensitivity (0.1 lux) Superior quality progressive scan CCD sensor 3 fps at full 4000x2656 resolution Feature rich camera functions: Auto White Balance, Gain and Exposure Day/Night Optimization Configurable Compression Ratio Multiple motion detection zonesI/O control of alarms, PTZ, strobe, lighting or other peripherals Camera Control via HTTP, XML-RPC, Telnet or Microsoft COM Security / Password Protection Canon-mount lens stdAdd to Compare
2/3 inch, Colour, 1040 resolution, Megapixel, 0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, C/CS mount, 6.45, Wide Dynamic Range, 1376 x 1032, 15 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, MPEG, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP, 5W, 300, 55 x 65 x 157, -10 ~ +50, Windows 2000(SP 3), or XP(SP 1), Internet Explorer v6.0, 2.8GHz or above Pentium compatible, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
Lumenera's Le045 series of network cameras are designed for general security applications, providing outstanding picture quality, progressive scan images in high light contrast environments such as mixed sun and shadow, and backlit windows. Offering 30fps at full 720x540 resolution, the Le045 offers adjustable MJPEG and H.264 compressed still-images or live streaming video, 2-way audio, auto adjustment on a per pixel basis, intuitive user interface for standard camera control, on-board memory buffers that supply still images preceding and following alarm events, and a straightforward plug-and-play process installation. The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or for control of peripheral equipment such as IR lighting and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional-True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, provides outstanding nighttime performance.Highlights include:Ultra-wide dynamic range 102dB (typical) / 120dB (max)480 lines of resolution, colour or monochrome, progressive scan Pixim sensor Analog video output for easy installation2-way audioFeature rich camera functions: Auto White BalanceAuto ExposureDC Auto IrisConfigurable Compression RatioI/O control of alarms, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals Image transfer via HTTP, FTP or RTPIncrease the effectiveness of your surveillance with the Le045. Intelligent camera models also available.Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 1500 resolution, Megapixel, 1.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, C/CS mount, 4.0, 2048 x 1536, 10 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP, 2 ~ 4 W, 300, 55 x 72 x 143, -10 ~ +50, Windows 2000(SP 3), or XP(SP 1), Internet Explorer v6.0, 2.8GHz or above Pentium compatible, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
We have recently started to stock high-performance megapixel network cameras from Lumenera Corp. This Canadian company develops high-performance cameras, which are ringing in a new era for video monitoring through their remarkable light sensitivity and resolution. Megapixel and multi-megapixel sensors (progressive scan CMOS or CCD) offer several advantages: a resolution 4-16 times higher than standard CCTV systems and thus needle-sharp images, as well as up to 32 x more image details than recordings made using NTSC/PAL systems! Over 2,600 resolution lines provide a density of optical information that results in incomparable colour fidelity and sharpness. This means: better image material/better evidence, improved protection against claims of liability and loss, faster identification and decisions.All eleven Lumenera megapixel network cameras have motion detection, privacy zones and alarm inputs and outputs. Additional features include an internal fault analysis system, an integrated image memory for up to 1,000 images, RS-232 and USB interfaces and PTZ control. Thanks to these features, the LE375C-DN, for example, with its resolution of 3.1 megapixels at 10 fps (2048 x 1536 p) is able to replace several standard CCTV cameras and to monitor traffic situations, border installations or poorly lit business sites. Features:1, 2 and 3 megapixels for more image detailProgressive scan CMOS / CCD technologyAccess through standard browserMJPEG compressionMotion detection, Privacy zonesInternal image memory (64 MB)Superior image quality, Wide dynamic range (up to 72 dB)Add to Compare
Lumenera’s Le075 series of network cameras are designed for general security applications, providing high quality, progressive scan images. Streaming full 640x480 resolution at up to 60 frames/sec, these cameras deliver outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable JPEG and MJPEG compressed still-images or live streaming video, are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as; IR lighting, DC iris and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional – True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, provides outstanding nighttime performance.The user defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via email, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Features Include:480 lines of resolution, color or monochromeSuperior quality progressive scan sensor Up to 60 fps at full 640x480 (VGA) resolution Feature rich camera functions:Auto White Balance, Auto Gain, Auto ExposureDay/Night ModeConfigurable Compression RatioMultiple motion detection zonesI/O control of alarms, DC iris, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals Optional true day/night functionalityCamera Control via HTTP, XML-RPC, Telnet or Microsoft COMSecurity / Password ProtectionCS lens mount provided standard, C-mount adapter availableAdd to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 1200 resolution, Megapixel, 1 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, C/CS mount, 4.9, 1600 x 1200, 20 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE,Win Me,Win 2k,NT,XP,Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 960 resolution, Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, C/CS mount, 6.0, 1280 x 1024, 30 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP,Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1024 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, PoE, 24 V DC, C/CS mount, 1280 x 1024, 30 fps, White Balance, 55, NTSC, Mini or Compact, H.264, M-JPEG, I/O control of alarms, DC iris, PTZ, lighting, 10/100BaseT, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, or email, < 6 W, 300, 51 x 58 x 160, -10 ~ +50, Windows™ 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2K*, Internet Explorer v.7, 2.8GHz or above Pentium computer, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 480 resolution, 0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, C/CS mount, 7.4, 640 x 480, 60 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP,Add to Compare
Lumenera's Li165 and Li175 megapixel intelligent network cameras greatly enhance your ability to detect potential threats and events in real-time, provide the opportunity for security personnel to interrupt a crime or attack while in progress, reduce loss of valuable assets, and potentially save lives. Together with the established Li045, Lumenera's intelligent camera series will satisfy your greatest surveillance needs.Li045, Li165 and Li175:3 intelligent camera models now include megapixel resolutionExtreme low-light and fast-motion capabilitiesPower Over Ethernet (PoE)H.264 or MJPEG compressionTrue day/night optionNTSC analog out2-way audio over IPUltra-wide dynamic range (up to 120dB for Li045)Easy deploymentEnabled with ObjectVideo video analyticsObjectVideo OnBoard video analytics provide automated detection of highly specific, pre-defined events, such as a distinguishing a person or vehicle in a restricted zone, or a suspicious object left unattended in a public area. Enabling intelligence in the camera dramatically reduces overall system complexity and maintenance through: lower costs as no backroom servers are required; optimisation of network bandwidth and storage; and the ability to selectively stream network video when required.Other camera highlights include auto white balance and auto exposure, configurable compression ratio, multiple motion detection zones, support for multi data-stream, and I/O control of alarms, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals.Add to Compare
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Las Vegas is a city that bombards you with choices: dozens of glitzy hotels and casinos, a plethora of restaurants and eateries to satisfy any craving and an endless variety of entertainment guaranteed to delight and amuse. With so many options, it’s hard to decide where to spend your time. The same goes for ISC West. Like the city in which it’s being hosted, ISC West 2019 is going to bombard you with more options than ever before. Dozens of new technologies and vendors as well as old familiar faces will be vying for your attention. With only three days, it’s nearly impossible to explore every booth and every vendor. Ultimately, you’ll want to focus your limited time on companies whose partnership can lead to your organization’s long-term success. In that context, I’d like to suggest a few things to think about as you wend your way through this year’s tradeshow. The Next Wave In IP Technology The fact that the whole world is going IP is nothing new. The network-based connectivity trend has been ongoing for more than 25 years. What’s changed is the nomenclature. Today it’s all about the Internet of Things (IoT). What was once exclusively an analog-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP For the security industry, the concept of IoT really began with connecting DVRs through a network. Then in 1996, IP cameras – the first true IoT devices – hit the market. Since then, what was once exclusively an analog-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP, providing exceptional growth opportunity for any company wanting to be on the leading edge. Today, however, that market is relatively saturated and growing at a much slower rate. In response, consolidation of the market has started to accelerate. Many vendors are disappearing while a select few are becoming stronger. Though the IP video revolution is now a fait accompli, there are still a few ancillary security technologies that are just beginning to jump on the IP convergence bandwagon. I’m referring to two in particular: IP audio systems and IP intercom solutions. Like their IP video cousins, these relatively new IP systems are built on open platform standards and provide the same benefits for convergence as happened in the camera space: better scalability and ROI, more functionality, and easy integration with third party systems. The technology is a great complement to a customer’s existing IP surveillance system or an ideal replacement for an antiquated analog audio system. So I’d recommend spending time at booths showcasing this technology. Listen to the crystal clear sound quality. Learn from the various vendors how easy IP audio systems are to custom configure, remotely manage and scale. And discover the different ways the IP technology can be used, from paging, public address and broadcasting background music to augmenting security systems and perimeter protection solutions. The potential markets that can benefit from this latest IP technology are wide and varied, everything from hotels, hospitals and transportation hubs to educational institutions and retail chains. So it’s well worth your time to take a look at this growing opportunity. AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board Artificial Intelligence: Hype Vs. Reality Video intelligence or video analytics was the big trend a decade ago. But it quickly fizzled out when hype crashed into reality. In the ensuing years algorithms have greatly improved, leading to more reliable analytic performance. Now it’s commonplace for video surveillance solutions to include a wide range of analytics from motion detection and people counting to dwell time analysis, object left behind and license plate recognition. The latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI) With analytics gradually becoming mainstream, the latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI). These self-learning applications parse event data and use what they’ve learned from the experience to make determinations or predictions that can increase the accuracy of future alerts. Before you get swept up in all the big promises that have yet to prove deliverable, take time at ISC West to educate yourself about the current state of the technology. AI works well in some areas. For instance, AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board. Talk to some of the AI vendors at ISC West to learn when and if AI might be right for your organization’s analytic applications. See who has actual, field-proven solutions and who is just offering ideas that might take many years to prove useful in real applications. Connecting With The Right Partner Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Choosing the right partner is as important in business as it is life. Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners. You’re sure to find a number of new companies entering the field this year. Also be sure to notice which companies are absent. Have they left the surveillance industry? Are they struggling financially and can no longer afford to show up? If you partnered with them in the past, where does that leave your business today? As you explore potential vendor relationships, make sure you not only look at the arc of their technology development, but also their long-term financial stability and the kind of support services they offer. Cybersecurity should be front and center on your radar, along with timely updates, product integration with your existing technology and ongoing training to gain the most benefit from your investment. Look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimize waste and lower their carbon footprint Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet - look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Another important thing to find out is whether their business ethics align with yours. Is sustainability important to your company? How about corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion? Ultimately you want to do business with healthy, innovative companies that share your core values. If being green is a fundamental principal of your company, look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimize waste and lower their carbon footprint. If striving for better global citizenship is your corporate mantra, you need to know how the vendor is assuring their operation complies with environmental laws and regulations. In terms of maintaining social and ethical standards, it’s important to know where the vendor stands on issues such as human rights violations, compulsory child labor, fair wages and sourcing minerals from countries in armed conflict. Go In With A Plan There’s so much to discover at ISC West this year that four days isn’t nearly enough time to see it all. So you’ll have to strategically pick and choose which booths and vendors to visit. I’d advise that you plan out your days in advance so that you can get the most value from the choices you make.
There’s almost no installation that goes 100-percent smoothly in the field of video surveillance. Unexpected issues routinely arise that can increase time on the job, cost of the project and frustration. Manufacturers work on the product side to help ensure their products are easy to install and – when troublesome situations do arise – are flexible enough for installers to quickly find a remedy. Importance Of Ease Of InstallationEase of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labor is variable Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labor is variable and can be very expensive. In some cases, the cost of labor to install a camera can be more than the cost of the camera! If labor costs are high – or are more expensive than a system integrator planned – they can lose a great deal of money on a project. If a cautious system integrator includes too high of an estimate for labor in a project bid, his overall bid will to high and it could cost him the project. The easier the camera is to install, the lower the labor cost, subsequently achieving higher savings for end-users. Hence it is essential that camera manufacturers develop products that are easy to install or are flexible in the field for system integrators and installers who know that time is money. Enterprise projects can involve thousands of cameras installed Simplifying Installation Of Cameras Camera installation typically involves an electrician, the camera installer and the person who configures the VMS (Video Management Software). Of course, one person can play all three roles, and in many cases, does, but enterprise projects can involve dozens, hundreds or even thousands of cameras with teams of individuals involved in an installation. The electrician runs conduit with an electrical or PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to the housing or the backplate of the camera; the installer then installs the camera at that location, hooking it up to power; and then a configurator adds cameras to the network and makes adjustments – renaming the camera, setting the frame rate, enabling WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), and the like. When it’s a project that involves different players for any of these functions, there is the potential for a bottleneck and delay in project completion. And if a system integrator is paying an electrician, installer and software configurator – and they are all three on site waiting for each other to finish – that’s a system integrator’s worst-case scenario. Enhancement Through Modular Cameras Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take different roles Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take the different roles of electrician, installer and configurator into consideration, allowing them to complete their tasks independently. With a focus on modular design which includes a USB Dongle, a device manager, magnetic module and included accessories, the Wisenet X series Plus is one of the fastest cameras to install, service and upgrade – saving installers time and money. Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a detachable camera module that utilize magnets to lock into the housing for instant configuration. Electricians can run conduit with a single PoE connection to the back plate/housing while the configurator is working on configuring the camera module, allowing security professionals to later snap the camera into place in just minutes. The VMS configurator can then come and add the cameras to the network and program their functionality. Modular Cameras Offer Flexibility In the past, an end user might determine after the camera is installed that there aren’t enough pixels on target, or they need certain different functions like video analytics for example, resulting in the time-consuming replacement of the entire camera. With modular-designed cameras, the camera module can be swapped with a new one without having to focus or replace the camera – even to change the resolution or field of view, also Wisenet X series Plus has optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view and the position of the camera lens. Making camera adjustments in the field is also now easier and perhaps even safer. Installers have been known to climb a ladder and juggle a bulky laptop to access the network to be able to see video of how the camera is positioned. Or they’ve had to use analog video output to view the video feed on a separate monitor which provides the field of view, but not megapixel quality. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a USB port that allows installers to connect it to a small dongle that converts the camera to a Wi-Fi device. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera. It’s a much easier way to evaluate video while at the camera. Eliminating the second person looking at live view on a computer guiding through a cellphone to the installer to accurately point the camera to the proper position. If system integrators can do some of the legwork prior to even getting on site, it can reduce cost and improve efficiency. Imagine having 300 cameras ready to send to a project site. To configure those cameras, a system integrator has to take each camera out of the box, plug each into a switch, configure it, take it off of the switch and put it back in the box. To improve this process, camera manufacturers have now developed packaging that provides access to the camera port without even having to remove it from the box. It’s an innovative solution that saves time. Modular cameras have optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view Software Programs Help In Enhancing Installation Whether it’s a one-man show or a team of electricians, installers and configurators, software programs can greatly enhance the installation process. Device managers are important tools in adding multiple cameras to a project. Using that 300-camera project, for example, it’s easier when a manufacturer has a device manager that allows the mass programming and configuration of cameras. Adding 300 cameras one by one is time consuming and leaves room for error when making so many multiple entries. A device manager should be able to scan the network and locate its devices, allowing them to be grouped, configured and much more. Every video surveillance camera project is going to have its ups and downs. But camera manufacturers can do their part in the production process to address the many issues known to slow down progress. It’s impressive that many are taking the lead in producing innovations like modular camera design, flexibility in the field and accessible packaging that can truly reduce installation cost and improve efficiency.
For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (video surveillance at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labor to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS Design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open Architecture Platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple Licensing Processes And Pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing And Matching Camera License Types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto Camera Detection And Configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart Camera Driver Technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers 6) Importance Of Network Security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomized video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic Updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.
The joint solution meets US federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification Tamron USA is pleased to announce that its joint partnership with Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, in the form of Lumenera's Lu375C camera equipped with Tamron's M12VM412 CCTV lens, has received the award of Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS201) certification. The joint solution now meets United States federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification (PIV)] requirements in facial image capturing systems. About FIPS201 FIPS 201 is a United States federal government standard that specifies PIV requirements for federal employees and contractors. Since its introduction, FIPS201 led to the standardization of biometric processing for electronic credentials used for logical and physical access control systems. The Joint Camera/Lens Solution The Tamron M12VM412 Flat-Field Mega-Pixel Vari-Focal lens, with a focal length of 4-12 mm, delivers high quality imagery and is well suited for cameras with a ½" imager size such as Lumenera's Lu375. An aperture range of f/1.4-close allows for clear images in low light conditions. The CCTV lens has hybrid aspherical elements that reduce various optical aberrations, delivering high optical quality. It features manual iris, focus and zoom with lock, a focus range of 0.3m and in air back focus of 9.05mm (wide) to 18.90mm (tele). A multi-coating on the lens surface lessens ghosting and flare in backlit conditions. The Lu375C is a USB 2.0, 3.1 megapixel color camera designed for use in a variety of industrial and security applications requiring high resolution at a modest cost. Uncompressed images in live streaming video and still image captures are provided across a USB 2.0 digital interface. With 2048 x 1536 resolution and on-board processing this camera delivers outstanding image quality and value. "FIPS201 ensures full interoperability and compliance with existing as well as future PIV systems by putting stringent performance requirements on cameras." stated Dany Longval, Director of Product Management at Lumenera Corporation. "Tamron has provided us with a superior lens, allowing our camera to deliver the full image resolution and quality required by FIPS201."
Lumenera's digital camera production is set to increase by 23%Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, is proud to announce the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Ontario to meet market demand for custom and OEM cameras. Increased orders for Lumenera's customised camera services are the driving force behind the expansion. The new development will increase manufacturing space by 70% and boost camera production by 23%. This will further reduce the already short turnaround times Lumenera offers. The state-of-the-art facility will feature measures to ensure Lumenera continues to exceed the highest level of quality standards in digital cameras. "The expansion of our camera production facilities is a testament to Lumenera's continuous growth and development," stated Rob Sample, Manufacturing Manager, Lumenera Corporation. "We are excited to ramp up production and further improve our efficiency and turnaround times to ensure customer satisfaction." Expansion is due to be completed in early December 2010.
Facial recognition is used for people who are subscribed into a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gamblingLumenera cameras deployed for facial recognition applications in challenging environmentsLumenera has deployed several surveillance cameras into casinos across North America. These cameras have been greatly beneficial in facial recognition technology due to advanced features such as high dynamic range, low light sensitivity, and easy installation and set-up.Facial recognition is largely used for individuals who have subscribed to a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gambling. This programme is in place to forbid members of the programme from entering a gaming facility once they have voluntarily subscribed to the exclusion. It is the responsibility of the casino to prevent the Self-Exclusion Programme members from entering.Clear imaging allows for automated surveillance and patron safetyIt is challenging for security staff to watch every camera at all times and pinpoint those patrons who have self-excluded without any technological support. Facial recognition technology allows the casino to ensure a Self-Exclusion Programme member will not enter the facility as specific details of their face will be picked up through surveillance cameras and compared against the database of existing enrolled subjects. Casino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance camerasWhen a match is made, an alert is sent to the security operator outlining which camera identified the self-excluded subject, time of identification, and subject information. The system is automated allowing a large database to be searched instantaneously, narrowing down thousands of possible subjects to one individual in seconds.This facial recognition system requires a megapixel imaging solution that is able to produce pristine imagery in non-standard lighting to ensure the proper facial identification is made.Lumenera's Le165 provides the unique capabilities needed for facial recognition softwareCasino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance cameras. Often overall lighting is dim with bright lights in isolated areas. This makes it difficult to catch fine details in a patron's face. To provide complete security and ensure the safety of guests, a camera capable of rendering a clear and precise image in low light is required for surveillance and facial recognition activities.Lumenera provides the Le165 camera, featuring 1376 x 1032 resolution at 15 fps, in many gaming facilities with difficult conditions. Lumenera cameras capitalize on "in-camera" settings to adapt to the varying light levels and unfavourable imaging environments. The Le165 is able to accurately and quickly identify banned persons through features, height variances and position in real-time. For facial recognition applications, Lumenera cameras have been designed with the appropriate optics to satisfy pixel-on-target requirements of the software utilised by casinos.Lumenera's surveillance cameras and facial recognition software allow casinos and gaming facilities to monitor Self-Exclusion Programmes more effectively than ever before. With the Le165, casinos comply with gaming regulations and ensure guests are safe.
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