Security Bulletin Direct: May 2015

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Pelco’s VideoXpert™ is simple and logical to operate.

Simple and logical operation make Pelco’s VideoXpert™ VMS solution a ground-breaking user experience.

Pelco’s new video and information management software (VMS), VideoXpert™, delivers simple and logical operation, without compromising functionality. VideoXpert™ displays site events in real-time, enabling an immediate and appropriate operator response. Its user interface is highly intuitive, so operators can use the system effectively, with minimal training requirements. Plug-in architecture enables simple expansion and third-party integration.

Mark Pritchard, EMEA Marketing Director for Pelco, explained, “VMS solutions are traditionally used in larger, more complex video systems which, historically, have been complicated to install, configure and manage. The focus of VideoXpert™ has been its ease of install and operation with an easy-to-navigate, user interface, to provide both comprehensive site surveillance and logical workflow management for operators and site managers. It suits projects of any size and complexity.

“Our ‘Unified User Interface’ is based on established and familiar web browser navigation designs, creating a ground-breaking six monitor work station and user experience. Individual elements are dragged and dropped into position to create a customized operator workspace. Tabs are used to select between different camera views on each monitor and an embedded mapping interface is included. A VideoXpert™ operator controls up to six monitors that behave as a single workstation, each monitor displaying up to 16 video channels simultaneously.”

Incident management functionality allows operators to locate and collate site events from one or more synchronized cameras; organize playlists of events across multiple cameras; and export, save and archive camera playlists for future reference. Third-party plug-ins correlate video with critical business data; unify business, operational and security data; and integrate VideoXpert™ with further video analytics and security system functionality.

Mark added, “Multi-site applications can be centrally managed with VideoXpert™ using a single workspace interface. Deployment is on distributed IT architecture, which enables built-in redundancy and modular, scalable, failover management. This not only increases reliability, but also reduces the impact of system-wide failures, should they occur.”

Pelco Endura® and Digital Sentry® video products are fully integrated with VideoXpert™, which will preserve and reference the video archives associated with NSM and Digital Sentry® Pelco devices. Existing IT hardware, used by other VMS systems, can also be re-purposed for use with VideoXpert™.

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Grundig launch EX-SDI digital recorder with EX-SDI, HD-SDI, 960H and 760H recording capability.

Grundig’s versatile EX-SDI hybrid DVR works with EX-SDI, HD-SDI, 960H and 760H camera technologies.

Grundig has launched its new 16 channel EX-SDI (Extended Serial Digital Interface) hybrid DVR, the GRX-K4416A. The DVR records EX-SDI on all channels, but has the flexibility to record HD-SDI, 960H analogue and 760H analogue video streams simultaneously. CCTV systems using the DVR can include a combination of all coaxial-based video technologies, so existing and previously installed cameras can be re-used. The DVR will automatically configure each channel to suit individual camera video stream technologies.

EX-SDI technology, like HD-SDI, enables the transmission of HD digital video, in real time, over coaxial cable. Whereas HD-SDI has a 100m transmission limitation using RG59 coaxial cable, EX-SDI will transmit 330m. This extends to 670m if the higher quality RG11 cable is used. Image quality is better than IP in live and similar to that of IP record mode. The DVR uses the simple, point-to-point installation method of analogue.

The new Grundig DVR provides comprehensive functionality for CCTV applications of all sizes and complexities. Its can be controlled using Grundig Control Center software, allowing cost-effective, EX-SDI, HD-SDI or analogue camera systems.

Grundig’s Control Center software allows remote access to the DVRs for set up and configuration. It uses an Internet Explorer web browser for live viewing, playback, search, backup and remote configuration. Grundig’s GD Viewer app also allows convenient viewing by iPhone or Android smartphones.

EX-SDI enables installers to offer customers a cost-effective, digital upgrade to analogue systems, saving money by re-using the same coaxial cable infrastructure.

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Ray Butcher Redvision

Redvision appoints Ray Butcher as IP Technical Support Engineer.

Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop™ rapid deployment systems, is pleased to welcome Ray Butcher to the role of IP Technical Support Engineer.

This specialist appointment is a result of Redvision’s introduction of the IP-based RVX-IP30 X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome camera range and substantial sales growth in both UK and export markets. Ray will ensure customers continue to receive the very best support possible.

Ray has IT, telecommunications and network system experience in large, multi-national companies and SME organizations. His previous responsibilities have included technical project management and the implementation and delivery of network solutions.

Paul Hucker, MD of Redvision commented, “Ray’s IP expertise is invaluable to us. Part of his responsibility is to introduce and maintain SDK integrations between our recently launched RVX-IP30 range and leading manufacturers’ control equipment and video management software (VMS) systems. Ray also has a pre and post sales technical support responsibility for IP products and systems, to support our customers’ network CCTV applications. Many of our products are installed on sites where IT staff need access to specialist IP support when required.”

Ray added, “I am excited to be working for such an advanced company. The recent move to larger premises has allowed Redvision to build a new demonstration and training suite. We now have many leading CCTV manufactures’ DVR, NVR and VMS control systems operating with our cameras. This enables us to provide a first tier, technical support and trouble-shooting service, saving our customer’s time and ensuring installations go smoothly. Our integration programme is increasing business, as we work with more and more manufacturers’ products.”

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Sophie Harper BDM Security Buying Group

The Security Buying Group appoints Sophie Harper as Business Development Manager.

The Security Buying Group appoints new Business Development Manager to support substantial growth.

The Security Buying Group is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Sophie Harper as Business Development Manager. The Security Buying Group is a rapidly-growing, project and systems-based CCTV security company, specialising in Aimetis and Grundig products.

Sophie brings a wealth of product development and sales experience to her new post. Her new responsibilities include sales support, developing new sales and administrative process and opening up new, CCTV security market channels.

Sophie Harper commented, “The Security Buying Group has seen very rapid growth in the last two quarters. We offer our customers high level technical support on all our products and have focused on developing a popular, project-based, market proposition. We are now ready to expand into new markets and develop our sales and customer support services further. I am responsible for ensuring we are efficient and that our business grows effectively without compromising the service we offer.”

Sophie is also a highly-skilled horse woman who regularly competes. She has an equine and agricultural market specialisation and part of her role is to develop this particular CCTV security market. “Livestock and agricultural markets have unique security and surveillance needs, from preventing theft of valuable animals and machinery, to monitoring farming processes and efficiency, site safety and animal welfare. This is a market I am well-placed to develop for the Security Buying Group.”

There is clearly an opportunity for Sophie to be a key part of the team driving this expanding business forward over the next few years. We wish her all the best.

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Aimetis Enterprise Manager™ uses cloud technology to simplify the management of VMS systems.

Aimetis Enterprise Manager™ provides centralised management, visibility and control of distributed IP video management software (VMS) systems.

It enables security and IT professionals to manage multiple Aimetis VMS servers and Physical Security Appliance NVRs centrally, using cloud technology.

The VMS servers connect securely to the Enterprise Manager™ and are operated using an intuitive and powerful web-based dashboard. Efficient, centralised deployment of VMS software updates and system configuration is enabled, whilst system status and performance can be closely monitored.

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“The key benefit of Aimetis Enterprise Manager™ is that it centralises the management of multiple VMS sites, including simplifying the deployment of software updates,” said Marc Holtenhoff, CEO of Aimetis. “System managers can configure and update multiple VMS sites simultaneously, via the cloud.”

Enterprise Manager™ can ensure business compliance is maintained across sites by keeping systems current. It also lowers the operational and management overheads of the IT team.

Key benefits include:

Unified visibility and control of multiple Aimetis VMS sites using a single, web-based dashboard

Application of pre-configured settings to cameras and sites from the cloud

Remote management of VMS software updates

Centralised server backups

Automated monitoring of alerts

Flexible, subscription-based licensing

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