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Dedicated Micros and Norbain reach exclusive agreement on distribution for the Digital Sprite 2 DVR

Norbain has struck a deal with Dedicated Micros to be the exclusive distributor of the last version of the industry renowned digital video recorder the DS2. With an international presence in more than 75 countries, Norbain will now manage distribution in the UK and throughout Europe.

Norbain has secured all remaining stocks of the units which are expected to supply the market for the next two years.

The agreement, which will come into effect in June, will see Norbain manage distribution for refurbished units of the DS2. The DVRs will have enhanced capabilities, come with 16 channels and 2 Tb of storage and use re-manufactured stock parts.

198,000 units of the Digital Sprite have been sold to date – representing some 3.2 million channels of video – since the initial launch back in 2000.

Headquartered in Reading, Norbain is the UK’s leading provider of IP, CCTV, access control and intruder detection solutions. The company’s £10 million stock holding guarantees 98% availability of catalogue stock.

Since 1982, Dedicated Micros has been a leading innovator and manufacturer of analogue and IP CCTV products that meet the demands of continuous 24-hour security surveillance. The company, which is part of the AD Group, services many applications used in AD Group solutions.

Speaking about the new arrangement, Charlie Lacey (sales and marketing director for Norbain) commented: “We’re delighted to have reached this agreement with Dedicated Micros. The DS2 is an extremely respected and trusted model used across a wide variety of applications. We’re continually striving to ensure we provide our customers with the best service and product offerings in the industry, and this deal is a prime example of how we can achieve that aim.”

Pauline Norstrom of Dedicated Micros

Pauline Norstrom of Dedicated Micros

Pauline Norstrom, chief operating officer of Dedicated Micros, added: “We believe that this last batch of enhanced DS2 will prove as popular as earlier versions and demand will be high. While we recognise the impact and appreciation the DS2 received from the security market, we’re now focused on the future. AD Group products and solutions have progressed to more powerful solutions using HD. With NetVu Connected, DS2 and HD-based solutions can now be managed seamlessly by the same user interface.”

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Wavestore appoints James Smith in marketing director’s role

Popular industry professional James Smith has joined Wavestore as the company’s new marketing director. Smith has worked within the electronic security industry for over 20 years now, during which time he has held senior marketing, sales and general management roles within leading security distribution, manufacturing and systems integration businesses.

Wavestore is a Linux-based video recording and management system which is able to simultaneously record images captured by combinations of analogue, IP, megapixel, HD, HD-SDI and 360-degree cameras.

The company is fully committed to an open platform philosophy. This enables it to integrate and work closely with camera manufacturers and other third party technology partners to offer a comprehensive security solution which can include video analytics, access control, Command and Control, PSIM, motion detection, license plate recognition, abandoned object and intruder detection, people counting, perimeter security detection and traffic monitoring systems.

“I’m very excited about having the opportunity to work with my Wavestore colleagues and our global technology and business partners and ensure that the advantages and benefits of what the company has to offer are brought to the attention of a wide audience,” said Smith.

James Smith: marketing director at Wavestore

James Smith: marketing director at Wavestore


“Known for being a truly independent and open platform, Wavestore has unique integration capabilities. The impressive and innovative features built into the latest version of its video recording and management platform enables the company to satisfy virtually any video management application up to enterprise level through its software and NVR hardware solutions. Combining that with our excellent reputation for ease of use and support, it’s easy to see why we have an opportunity to stand out from the crowd in what is a fragmented video management software (VMS) marketplace while delivering real benefits to our users around the world.”

Wavestore’s video management software is ONVIF Profile S Conformant. Profile S describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF conformant video management systems and devices that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network, and includes specific features such as PTZ control, audio streaming and relay outputs.

Paradigm shift in the approach to VMS

The expertise of its hardware and software development teams ensures that Wavestore is able to quickly react to rapidly changing market demands. Indeed, many of the features incorporated into Wavestore V5 have been introduced as a direct result of listening and responding to customer requirements.

Some of these features are unique to Wavestore, among them de-warping software which facilitates the recording and display of the fisheye images captured by 180-degree and 360-degree panoramic cameras.

Developed on the Linux operating system, Wavestore’s DVRs, NVRs and HVRs are rugged, reliable and straightforward to install, configure and operate.

Wavestore systems are also easily expandable and upgradable as and when a client’s requirements change, while Wavestore’s powerful SDK and metadata capability enables integrated security solutions to be developed that will provide a rapid response to dynamic events.

Available as a fully-assembled server or to OEMs and system integrators as a VMS, Wavestore has a proven track record of reliable performance in high integrity security and surveillance applications. It’s able to fulfil applications from small standalone systems right up to large-scale distributed server networks employing thousands of cameras and detectors.

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