What's New: Security Technology

What's new in security technology from such companies as International Fiber Systems, Digital Acoustics, Potter Electric Signal, HaiVision, PI Vision, Digimerge, and Viscount.
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What's New: Security Technology

Dec 1, 2004 12:00 PM


International Fiber Systems

Part of a new line of transmission products over Cat-5 or UTP cable, the Copperline Series comprises hardened UTP video transmission products. The VTPR2100 line is an extension of that line that detects two independent UTP video signals in one module on two independent Cat-5 twisted-pair cables. The module is for smaller CCTV installations and can be used with any competitive passive transmitter, thereby improving transmission distance as well as picture quality at longer distances. The Copperline delivers EIA/TIA RS250-C medium-haul video performance at 1,500ft. and beyond.


Digital Acoustics Corp.

Now available is TalkMaster v. 1.5 PC console software, an IP-based solution for managing the company's Ethernet intercom products. TalkMaster supports an array of easy-to-install intercom stations from the company's ii3 IP intercom series, which includes desktop units, door stations, OEM modules, and wall-mount units. TalkMaster enables flexible point-to-multipoint intercom solutions for single building, multi-facility, and distributed communications. Proprietary control features allow intercoms to be connected to alternate command centers as staffing or emergency situations require.


Potter Electric Signal Company

The PFC-7500 series fire alarm communicators have one Class A (Style D) waterflow zone with four Class B initiating zones and two optional Form C relays. The 7500 includes a built-in dual phone line module with line monitoring and a 1.5amp notification circuit (PFC-7501). Both LCD and LED annunciators are available as peripheral items for the PFC-7500. The communicator also includes a 500mA auxiliary output, a fire drill feature, contact ID, and 4-2 or DMP DSLC communication formats and is remotely programmable.

Encoders and Decoders

HaiVision Systems

The rugged hai300 series of encoders and decoders is designed for security, surveillance, and monitoring applications. The hai300 series is based on the product design and video technology of the hai500 series, and it delivers full-motion DVD-quality video over IP and ATM under demanding environmental conditions. The hai300 series provides a flexible frame and blade architecture and built-in wideband multiplexing, providing a range of encoder/decoder configurations and network interfaces, and seamless integration of new technologies through simple blade replacement to reduce the complexity of lifecycle logistics. The hai320 model supports NTSC or PAL video encoding within a compact, rugged chassis and incorporates bidirectional data communications for data port control of edge cameras or related equipment.

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Video Management System

PI Vision

Video wall support has been added to the UVMS (Universal Video Management System). The UVMS D3 decoder and display driver is for controlling banks of video displays, whether you use analog monitors, the latest control room display, LCDs and DVI-enabled devices, or a combination of all of those. The system is modular, with each D3 driving as many as four display units. Linked together, the D3 control system is scalable to an unlimited number of video outputs.

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The DCB100032 high-resolution day/night weatherproof camera is slated for professional security applications. The camera, according to Digimerge, features exceptional image quality and water-resistant aluminum housing. The DCB100032 offers an advanced ¼in. CCD image sensor, 350 horizontal TV line resolution, and 6.3mm fixed lens packaged in an IP67-rated weatherproof housing. Color imaging switches to black and white in low-light conditions.

Security Systems

Viscount Systems

The Mesh uses addressable readers that network on Cat-5 cable and directly connect to Mesh server hosts. No door or elevator controls are required. Readers have built-in I/O to control doors and exit devices. Polling software provides automatic fault detection. The Mesh alarm and elevator control use digital intelligent I/O modules.




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