Redvision SDK integration with Veracity COLDSTORE.

11 August 2015

Redvision’s Full HD RV30™ rugged PTZ and dome camera range is now fully integrated with a VMS system which exploits Veracity’s COLDSTORE, the world’s only storage system designed specifically for digital video surveillance. Veracity, the specialist manufacturer of video surveillance transmission, storage and display products, used Redvision’s newly released software development kit (SDK) to enable the integration. The SDK’s logical format allowed Veracity developers to complete the integration in record time, even with the comprehensive level of control it enabled.

Kingsley Greenman, Director of Technical Projects at Veracity UK, explains, “The COLDSTORE-partnered VMS initially controlled Redvision’s RV30 IP rugged dome using the universal ONVIF protocol, which worked immediately with no additional development. However, Redvision’s Firmware and SDK package allowed us to take full advantage of more advanced functionality. For example, we implemented variable speed PTZ operation, which allows responsive operator control with minimal joy-stick latency. Wipers, IR and white light illumination can be turned on and off or scheduled and multiple pre-sets and tours are enabled, with absolute dome positioning. We were also able to use a full HD video stream for recording and lower resolution sub-streams for efficient control, display and transmission.

“Veracity and Redvision are both successful in local authority and public space applications. The integration has allowed us to pro-actively work together on combined projects in this sector.”

Both the 1080p and 720p models of the RV30 HD camera share the same SDK integration. The 1080p model, with IR and white light illumination switched on, is effective up to 120 and 100 metres respectively, with operators recognising people at up to 40 metres. The 720p model is effective up to a staggering 200 metres, with operators identifying people at 70 metres.

Video compression format options include H.264, MPEG4 or JPEG and both models have a 30x optical and 12x digital zoom.