Hikvision’s expansive lineup of PanoVu panoramic cameras allows facilities to monitor vast coverage areas without having to invest in purchasing and installing dozens of surveillance cameras. The expansive PanoVu series features up to 32 megapixels of resolution and are available in a variety of 180° or 360° configurations and feature sets. “Our PanoVu panoramic cameras provide wide area coverage with outstanding value by enabling one camera to replace up to four standard cameras. In addition to reducing the cost of purchasing multiple cameras, these competitively priced panoramic cameras also greatly reduce installation costs,” said John Xiao, Vice President Marketing, Hikvision USA. Video compression technology Hikvision PanoVu cameras are available with 180° or 360° fields of view in 8 MP, 20 MP, or 32 MP resolution and feature supplemental IR and panoramic lighting to capture clear images in extremely dark environments. Panoramic 180°/360° IR models feature four sensors running a high frame rate All PanoVu cameras employ H.265+ video compression technology for efficient video transmission and storage. Four different PanoVu configurations are available: Panoramic 180°/360° IR models feature four sensors running a high frame rate, full 180° stitched images, up to 32 MP resolution, and a 40x optical zoom PTZ. Flexible Series IR models feature four individual sensors with motorized 2.8 mm - 12 mm auto focus lenses and a track design with gimbals that allows each sensor to be independently placed. Recess mount and smaller form factor units are also available. PanoVu Mini IR models feature three sensors running high frame rates and one PTZ for detailed views. Dual-directional series IR models feature a dual-lens design to capture two separate wide-angle views, ideal for specialized use in hallways, parking lots, and retail applications.
Hikvision’s HikCentral Professional platform provides a centralized software solution to remotely view and manage all facets of an organization’s integrated physical security systems. The advanced platform delivers vast integration and management capabilities for video surveillance, access control, video intercom, and various specialty solutions, such as under vehicle surveillance, along with a host of embedded intelligent analytics and system analysis tools. HikCentral Professional “HikCentral Professional is a truly integrated physical security platform. It combines the agility of a powerful video management system (VMS) and intelligent analytics with other mission critical security systems, such as access control and video intercom systems, to provide users with a comprehensive management, control and analysis solution,” said John Xiao, Vice President Marketing, Hikvision USA. John Xiao adds, “HikCentral Professional provides security professionals with a comprehensive, yet cost-effective solution that delivers advanced system integration, control and management, to effectively improve physical security operations.” Full-featured VMS operation HikCentral Professional provides full-featured VMS operation with remote management across multiple sites HikCentral Professional provides full-featured VMS operation with remote management across multiple sites. The platform is infinitely scalable to accommodate users’ evolving needs and is designed for easy operation, with user-friendly drop-down menus, as well as detailed device, event, and health monitoring features, in order to ensure uninterrupted operation. Advanced VMS features include visual tracking of individuals across the surveillance network, adaptive video display windows to customize administrators’ camera views, and map management of system devices, with click to view capability and visual alarm identification. Embedded with advanced analytics In addition, the advanced platform is embedded with advanced analytics, including motion analysis, line crossing detection, intrusion detection, people counting, que analysis, heat analysis, personal article feature detection (hat, glasses, and color of clothing, etc.), temperature analysis, and vehicle analysis. HikCentral Professional also includes several playback features to quickly locate video footage of interest, with the ability to easily export video clips in multiple standardized video format files, such as MPEG4, to easily share for investigations and to use as evidence. Comprehensive access control solution platform HikCentral Professional just doesn’t integrate with other third-party access control systems, but also includes a comprehensive access control solution platform, which is ready for seamless connection to Hikvision’s extensive offering of access controllers and readers, and video intercom products. Integration with third-party systems is simple with Hikvision’s Optimus middleware solution. It’s easy to create ‘Connectors’ into Optimus, integrations, and workflows to meet project requirements, from HikCentral to a third-party system, such as access control, automation protocols, HVAC, payroll systems, and much more. Connectors can also enable data synchronization and mapping among multiple systems. HikCentral health monitoring HikCentral health monitoring features include the ability to display system topology in real-time, with CPU, RAM network speed, and video streaming usage. The system also supports upgrading the firmware of multiple devices simultaneously, with maintenance history dashboards to make system maintenance accurate, fast, and easy.
Hikvision, the globally renowned manufacturer and supplier of security products and solutions, now offers a line of smart PoE switches, designed to simplify installation, remote management, and system maintenance. EI Smart Managed Switches The new Hikvision EI Smart Managed Switch portfolio includes a host of unique features, including advanced visualized topology, network health monitoring and real-time alarm notifications. “Our new EI Smart Managed Switch offering combines the ideal combination of performance, functionality and cost efficiency, to best manage new or expanded networked systems,” said John Xiao, Vice President Marketing, Hikvision USA. Advanced health monitoring and notification John Xiao adds, “Designed specifically for professional surveillance and security applications, our new EI Smart Switches can help reduce system downtime, by providing system administrators with advanced health monitoring and notification features.” The new IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at PoE compatible Hikvision EI Smart Managed Switches are available in 4, 8, 16, or 24 port configurations, rated at 100 Mbps. Key features of Hikvision EI Smart Managed Switches include: Visual Topology Management, which provides a unique 2D visual layout of networked devices, when used with Hikvision’s iVMS-4200 or HikCentral camera and system management platforms. The visual topology feature provides administrators with a convenient view of their entire network of connected devices, making systems easier to build and maintain. Network Health Monitoring allows system administrators to view the real-time bandwidth of the network and device details at both ends. Real-Time Alarms and Notifications significantly reduce network operation and maintenance costs, by automatically notifying system administrators, when network bandwidth exceeds predetermined thresholds. The affected camera tile will also turn red on the visual topology, in the event transmission is interrupted.