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SeSys Installs Mobotix CCTV Camera at Water Treatment Plant

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2011 by zackduncan

SeSys logoSeSys Ltd., a partner of Mobotix, has just been selected by Wessex Water to help with the commissioning and operation at one of its largest sewage pumping stations. SeSys has deployed a Mobotix camera that has been modified to meet Atex standards in an enclosed water screening building that pumps 8,000 liters of storm water into screens in order to remove debris before it is sent to treatment.

During the commissioning stage, the camera allowed technicians from Wessex Water to adjust the speed of the pumps. Wessex Water is a regional water and sewage treatment business serving an area in the southwest part of England covering over 6,000 square miles.

The screen is essential to stopping debris from being carried into a stream or river when a significant amount of rain exceeds the capacity of the treatment process. The pumps, in terms of power, can move enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in just under six minutes when at full speed.

Wessex Water selected a Mobotix camera from SeSys, a specialist in digital IP and network video. SeSys is well-known within the industry for innovative projects, especially within challenging outdoor, subterranean and haz-chem environments.

The camera deployed is the SeSys SE-ATEX-IP-S-D24 camera. It uses technology based on Mobotix D24 cameras and was selected based on its Atex rating, proven reliability in similar, hostile locations and for its high quality images. According to SeSys, “We have also integrated the video feed into the local control panel and we can also remotely view any situation over our Wide Area Network.”

Overall, the installation proved extremely reliable within the pumping station and Mr. Mining, Wessex Water’s ICA Technical and Developmental Manager, believes that the use of CCTV technology in this way helps the organization to ensure the highest levels of service delivery, especially during times of heavy rain.

Source: – IP specialist SeSys deploys MOBOTIX CCTV camera solution to help challenging Wessex Water project

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Axis’ New Q1922 and Q1922-E Thermal Network Cameras

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 11, 2011 by zackduncan

Axis Q1922Axis Communications just announced an improved range of thermal network cameras with the launch of Axis Q1922 and Axis Q1922-E. These are the newest additions to the Axis Q19 Series launched back in January of 2010 as the world’s first true thermal network camera series. These new cameras feature VGA resolutions and a plethora of lens alternatives to ensure better image quality and extended detection ranges in complete darkness and challenging visual conditions.

The VGA resolution of these cameras provides more pixels on the detected  person or object. This significantly increases reliability and also improves surveillance efficiency and facilitates integration of intelligent video applications like motion and cross-line detection. In addition to that, these cameras are also perfect for cost-efficient 24-7 area or perimeter surveillance for critical applications like airports, power plants, transportation hubs and harbors. What’s more is that these cameras can also be easily integrated into any IP-based surveillance system.

According to General Manager of Axis Communications Incorporated Fredrik Nilsson, “The combination of thermal capabilities and IP video at an attractive price has made this technology – once only reserved for military-grade applications – appealing for a much wider range of installations and provides a higher level of safety and security to many more sites. As we continue to come out with enhanced thermal network camera models with varying lens options, our integrator partners and their customers have the ability to considerably enhance the detection quality and range of their 24-7 security solutions while more easily integrating third-party applications.”

The Axis Q1922 is designed for indoor surveillance with the Axis Q1922-E designed for outdoor surveillance with an IP66-rated housing. The four available lens alternatives, 640×480 VGA resolution and advanced image processor further improve effective area and perimeter surveillance. In addition to that, the four lens alternatives also sustain maximum flexibility in range and field of view, ranging from 320 to 1,970 yards depending on the lens options.

These new cameras also support key IP surveillance features, like H.264 and Motion JPEG compression, two-way audio, local storage and Power over Ethernet. In addition to that, as intelligent video is also a key component of any thermal network camera, these cameras provide a tampering alarm, motion detection and support for the Axis Camera Application Platform. Both of these cameras are expected to be available in January 2012 via Axis’ distribution channels.

Source: Business Wire – Axis Strengthens Thermal Network Camera Offering with Superior VGA Resolution and Enhanced Lens Options

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New Samsung SCO-2080RH Performs in Extreme Weather Conditions

Posted in Low Light with tags , , , , on November 3, 2011 by zackduncan

Samsung SCO-2080RHSamsung has just unleashed a new bullet camera that is specifically designed to withstand harsh temperatures in a variety of settings. These new bullet cameras are capable of operating in conditions with temperatures ranging from negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

The cameras, known as the SCO-2080RH, come complete with a built-in fan, heater and sun shield that ensures the IP6 rated cameras can operate in areas that suffer from extreme weather conditions. In addition to that, these cameras can also be used for some of the most demanding applications, like ports, car parks or airport security installations.

The SCO-2080RH’s built-in IR LED lights also allow the camera to deliver high quality images of objects as far as 165 feet away and the camera can also operate during the day and night time. A twin glass front also negates the problem that many bullet cameras have with their IR LEDs reflecting light back into the lens thanks to dirt or water sitting on the glass front.

Many of the added features on this camera make it ideal for airport security, including eight motion detection zones and twelve privacy masking zones. In addition to that, coaxial control compatibility also allows the fourteen language onscreen display menu to be accessed from the comfort and ease of a control room via a compatible DVR.

Very high quality images can be delivered by this camera, which dishes them out at 600 TV lines during the day and 700 TV lines monochrome during the night. Third generation Samsung Super Noise Reduction technology also allows the camera to eliminate image noise in low light conditions without creating ghosting or blurring. Other key features include Highlight Compensation technology, which helps identify and neutralize excessively bright lights.

Source: Wavestore – Samsung introduces extreme environment bullet camera with built in IR LEDs

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