21 May 2009

P-Iris Allows Surveillance Cameras to Reach a New Level of Quality

Axis Communications, a supplier of network video equipment, and Kowa Company have introduced P-Iris, a new and precise iris control that allows fixed network cameras to deliver better image quality in both indoor and outdoor applications.P-Iris will be incorporated in upcoming Axis network cameras, beginning with the three-megapixel AXIS P1346 network camera.P-Iris lenses, together with specialized software, can automatically regulate iris openings to enable better contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field.

The advanced iris control is especially beneficial for megapixel / HDTV cameras and demanding video surveillance applications."P-Iris allows surveillance cameras to reach a new level of image quality," said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications Inc. "This is a revolutionary improvement for video surveillance cameras and for the industry in general as we expect P-Iris to become a standard that eventually replaces DC-iris (auto-iris) lenses."DC-iris control for surveillance cameras with fixed / varifocal lenses does not enable the camera or user to know the exact position of the iris opening, which is needed in order to optimize image clarity.

Axis saw a need to solve this and engaged Kowa, an optics manufacturer, to jointly develop a solution."The P-Iris lens uses a stepper motor that allows the position of the iris opening to be precisely controlled," said Tosao Tohjima, technical director at Kowa CCTV Products. "P-Iris is an innovative solution that truly allows a network camera, particularly a megapixel network camera, to perform optimally in all lighting conditions."

About Kowa Company, Ltd. Since its establishment in 1894, Kowa has grown into a multinational Japanese company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of pharmaceutical, textiles, opto-electronics and various consumer products. Kowa has been producing high quality CCTV lenses for some 60 years.

About Axis Communications Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS.

11 May 2009

Anixter, Axis Communications, CommScope, Firetide, OnSSI, and S2 Security Offer a Powerful Integrated Physical Security Solution

I spent some time a few weeks ago with Anixter, Axis Communications, OnSSI, CommscopeFiretide and S2 Security.  The meeting was sponsored by Anixter reviewing a case study from a large pharmaceutical corporation based in the Midwest.  The presenters reviewed the scope of work and solutions including:

  •          Upgrading the Infrastructure
  •          Extending the Network
  •          Selecting the Cameras
  •          Managing the Video
  •          Integrating Access Control
  •          And Deployment

The benefits to the end-user were explained as:

  •          Faster response times and easier implementation of security procedures
  •          Wider access to multiple sites with stricter access to sensitive areas
  •          Intuitive, centralized security management system
  •          Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

All of the attendees also received a nice 1GB thumb drive with all the information from the presentation and from each of the vendors.  Also, the lunch was great! 

Because of my national accounts work, I was very familiar with all of the vendors except for S2 Security.  S2, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts demonstrated their 100% browser-based, enterprise security solution network appliance architecture.   This solution leverages the power of IP networking technology, open systems and current IT practice delivering the end-user an unprecedented level of control over physical security.

If you would like to discuss this type of solution for your organization, please contact me at your convenience. 

-Jamie McDonald, www.PhysicalSecurityTechnologist.com


09 May 2009

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You are invited to join www.PhysicalSecurityTechnologist.com and www.PHYSECTECH.org, our Web Community. Thiese sites are free to users. The Showcase sub-group-sites are free to the non-profit associations and are available for a fee to commercial enterprises. These sites can be either public or private.  Signup is simple and takes less than a minute. Also, those of you interested in managing discussions drop me a note and I will upgrade your security permissions. 


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I updated my H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) links on my main headline entry page at http://www.physicalsecuritytechnologist.com, I also added the widget to the research tab for future reference. Check out these links, and forward this link to those who need to know, they may save someone’s life someday. If I missed some links that you want to recommend, please advise so I can add them to the widget.

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