IFSEC International 2014 Preview: HDcctv Alliance provides Europe with first look at HDcctv 2.0 technologies and products

Dahua, Eyenix, Intersil and Telecom & Security to demonstrate the ‘Next Generation’ of HDcctv technologies and surveillance equipment.

Surveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will provide the European security sector with its first look at the new generation of HDcctv 2.0 surveillance technologies and products at IFSEC International 2014.

The HDcctv 2.0 standards – which were ratified in February of this year – have been developed and agreed for equipment able to produce high-fidelity HD video without transmission delay and without the need for IP cameras or new Ethernet cabling within a secured premises – meaning a significant cost-saving in many surveillance systems.

At IFSEC International 2014, Alliance members – including Dahua, Eyenix, Intersil and Telecom & Security – will showcase new HDcctv 2.0-related technologies and equipment. This demonstration coincides with the recent publication of an IHS report predicting significant growth in the HDcctv market segment over the next few years.

Todd Rockoff of the HDcctv Alliance

Todd Rockoff of the HDcctv Alliance

Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director, said: “There are two primary variants of HDcctv 2.0: NR and AT. HDcctv 2.0 NR adds ‘plug and play’ remote control up-the-coax to the underlying HDcctv 1.0 format. HDcctv 2.0 AT, based on HDCVI technology, delivers HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling along with the ‘plug and play’ remote control capability. Both variants offer significant advantages over alternative methods for transmitting HD surveillance video.”

Further detail on companies taking part

Companies exhibiting on the HDcctv Alliance stand at IFSEC International 2014 include:

• Dahua – A world-leading advanced video surveillance solution provider and the inventor of HDCVI technology. The company’s product portfolio includes a full system series of front-end, back-end and display equipment as well as software and intelligent traffic solutions. Dahua will demonstrate the new HCVR7808S ‘tribrid’ DVR: an 8-channel DVR that supports HDCVI, analogue or IP video inputs on each channel.

• Intersil – Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance semiconductors for HDcctv Cameras and DVRs, in turn delivering a variety of high performance digital HD solutions. Intersil will demonstrate long-distance digital transmission capabilities.

• Eyenix – Eyenix manufactures Image Signal Processors for HDcctv surveillance cameras, providing security cameras with a total solution for capturing, analysing and transmitting HD video. Eyenix will demonstrate advanced ISP technology including long-distance digital transmission.

• Telecom & Security – T&S is an innovative Italian manufacturer of coaxial connectivity products for the security world, focused on simple, re-usable and effective termination solutions for coaxial cable-based installations. T&S will demonstrate unique, easy-to-use cable terminator technology.

Yin Jun, director of R&D at Dahua, said: “We’re very excited about HDcctv 2.0 and the flexibility it offers both end users and installers. HDcctv 2.0 AT in particular provides the means to upgrade any analogue system to HD quality video with ‘plug and play’ remote control without disturbing the legacy infrastructure.”

Jon Hwang, CEO of Eyenix, added: “Integrators and installers responsible for designing and specifying surveillance systems are now able to work with HDcctv as easily as they worked with analogue CCTV ten years ago. Certified HDcctv-compliant products from a variety of manufacturers will always interoperate without the need to test all pair-wise combinations. This means convenience, peace of mind and freedom of choice for installers and end users.”

Raman Sargis, product line director at Intersil, explained: “HDcctv 2.0 offers powerful technical options which will accelerate the migration to HD surveillance. Intersil is especially excited about further enabling ‘plug and play’ products by proposing our SMPTE-compliant VC-2 compression technology to the HDcctv standard roadmap for digitally transmitting HD video over longer distances and even higher-resolutions and frame rates.”

Intersil intends to license (under mutually agreeable terms) its VC-2 design Intellectual Property to other HDcctv Alliance members for integration in their semiconductor technology, thereby facilitating multi-vendor VC-2 compression interoperability and further accelerating proliferation of HDcctv-compliant products.

At IFSEC International 2014, the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting on Stand D265, where visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members, see the latest HDcctv technology in operation and discover more about the benefits of HDcctv 2.0.

*To book a meeting at IFSEC International 2014, or find out more about HDcctv 2.0, e-mail: membership@highdefcctv.org

**IFSEC International 2014 takes place at ExCeL London from June 17-19. Visit: http://www.ifsec.co.uk for more information and to register as a visitor.

***The HDcctv Alliance is also taking part in the IFSEC Academy Conference Programme at IFSEC International. Attendance is free. Here are the details:

IFSEC International Academy 2014

Smart Buildings Theatre, Tuesday 17 June 2014

11.30 am-12.00 noon
‘The Future of HD Surveillance in Smart Buildings’
Todd Rockoff, Chairman and Executive Director, HDcctv Alliance
Giovanni Pugliese, CEO, Telecom & Security

Many major manufacturers have recognised end user demand for HD video, whatever the transport technology – hence their embracing of HD-SDI alongside IP cameras. Now, with the 2014 ratification of two advanced HDcctv standards, the options for providing end users with a High Definition surveillance system are greater than ever. What does this mean for CCTV system designers and specifiers? Are HDcctv cameras cost-effective in IP-based systems? What are the ideal situations in which to choose megapixel IP cameras instead of HDcctv cameras? What will the HD system of the future look like?

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