What's new: January 31, 2007: Network Security

What's new: January 31, 2007: Network Security

NEC Business Solutions SmartCatch

The intelligent video surveillance technology can identify and track a broad range of predetermined risk behaviours, including unauthorised vehicles and persons entering facilities, loiterers, and dropped objects such as packages, luggage and bags. Automated detection allows faster security responses and reduces the risk of incidents escalating because they have not been identified by guards manually monitoring video feeds. Unlike traditional systems, which can only track movement, SmartCatch analyses individual pixel change in video feeds, allowing it to identify stationary objects that have been placed in restricted areas. It can be applied to existing camera networks, while the software development kit can be used to integrate SmartCatch into existing access control systems and current video management platforms.

Distributed by Hills Technologies.
RRP: from $2560

Canon VK-64 1.2

Canon's new network video recorder software package can accommodate up to 64 live Canon network cameras on one storage server. It can also monitor and record up to three storage servers simultaneously, yielding a total of 192 cameras. In addition, it provides the ability to view and record high-definition quality video from multiple cameras on a single PC storage server. The video is recorded onto hard drives, instead of tape, so archiving, search and remote back-up functions are enhanced. The technology also includes a timeline interface that simplifies the interactive reviewing of events even while recording continues. It also contains a customisable interface that allows users to arrange up to 24 windows on screen as well as customise recording modes, such as continuous, scheduled, sensor and motion-detection triggered and pre/post alarm recording.
Distributed by Lan 1, Alloys International and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: $3850

3Com Switch 4500G

3Com has refreshed its enterprise switching portfolio and with that comes the 4500G; a switch designed to deliver security, performance and reliability. It has been optimised for a voice network so users can reap the benefits from VoIP. Functionality includes Gigabit speeds with dynamic Layer 3 routing and extensive Layer 2 switching capabilities as well as support for IPv6. Available in 24- and 48- port models, with or without Power over Ethernet, the Switch 4500G features clustered stacking of up to 32 devices with four fully flexible 10G ports that can also be used for server connections or uplinks. This technology allows users to integrate switches from the 4200 and 5500 families into the stack.
Distributed by LAN Systems and Ingram Micro.
RRP: from $4210

NetComm NS380W MyLanCam

This Pan/Tilt Wireless IP Network camera has a built-in Web Server. It can be accessed remotely using a Web browser to view images, administer, or use the Pan and Tilt function to change the camera's position. The NS380W comes with a mounting kit, built-in wireless client for easy integration into a wireless network, and utility software, which can view and control up to 16 cameras with adjustable motion detection functions. It is ideal for industrial or public monitoring needs. The maximum focal length of the camera is about 20m depending on image clarity and light conditions. The camera comes equipped with a configurable motion detection facility, which can be set up to still images for archiving or sent via email.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Cellnet, Multimedia Technology, Brightpoint and TecVic
RRP: $499.40

Linksys WVC200

Capable of filtering live video via the Internet, this camera also features advanced MPEG-4 video compression to produce high quality and high frame-rate 640x480 video streams. The MPEG-4 encoding is capable of providing good video quality in a host of environments. Comprehensive video features include an IR filter cut, which allows users to see images in low light conditions when the IR lamp is used. Images can be scheduled, saved and sent to an FTP server. If users wish to view footage from a remote location or the Internet, they can open an appropriate port on the router and create password protected accounts to manage access. It also automatically sends email alerts with video clips upon motion detection.
Distributed by LAN Systems, Ingram Micro, Multimedia Technology and Express Data.
RRP: $579.95

Sony NSR-100

This network surveillance recorder has been designed for easy integration and can be used as a standalone system or in a client/server configuration. According to Sony, it's ideal for a broad range of markets such as banks, retail outlets, transport and SMBs. The NSR-100 features 1TB of hard disk storage onboard, schedule or motion-based recording, time, date or alarm search, audio monitoring and flexible recording/playback capability. It also features RAID drives and offers Hot Swappable RAID (when set to RAID 5 or RAID 1) to help prevent data loss. There's also alarm functions, dynamic masking, Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera control, and 'Hot Spot' monitoring. The NSR series is available with Sony's IPELA Easy Monitoring Solution, which includes fully featured IP cameras.
Distributed by Pacific Communications, Anixter, Multimedia Technology, Alloys International and Communitech.
RRP: $17,282.10

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