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360 Vision Technology’s established Invictus PTZ cameras enlisted to protect Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII was safeguarded by 360 Vision Technology’s ruggedised Hybrid Invictus PTZ cameras. These were deployed as part of Security Centres International’s high-performance Mobile Advanced Safety Tower (MAST) rapid deployment camera solution.

In all, ten MAST units were deployed in various areas surrounding the brand new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

With over one million fans expected to focus on the Super Bowl and the ten-day Fan Festival, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) was keen to complement the existing CCTV networks around the ground as well as mass transit point footfall areas, such as bus and rail stations.

Stuart Bostock, executive group president at Security Centres International, explained: “Featuring world-class HD surveillance imaging, leading-edge design, robustness, zero infrastructure requirements and seamless VMS integration, MAST is the only product of its kind that would readily integrate into the existing CCTV infrastructure. Additionally, MAST benefits from a significantly smaller footprint than similar trailer-based, stand-alone surveillance systems.”

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Bostock went on to comment: “MAST has been developed to answer the need for a more sophisticated and flexible surveillance system for infrastructure and public space safety, including large crowd gatherings. MAST combines a rapidly deployable unit with some of the most advanced safety and surveillance technology available. This is why we selected 360 Vision Technology’s Invictus camera for its core imaging technology.”

Mark Rees, managing director of 360 Vision Technology, added: “360 Vision Technology’s Invictus is a high-performance, ruggedised all-in-one PTZ camera with Full 1080P HD and ultra low-light camera technology, making it the perfect choice for off-grid temporary/rapid deployment mobile surveillance rigs such as MAST. Additionally, Invictus’ low power consumption greatly assists the longevity of critical battery power when deployed in the field, extending MAST’s operational performance for deployment in more remote applications.”

Rees concluded: “The Invictus camera’s unparalleled mix of competitive cost and advanced Predator low-light camera imaging technology makes it the perfect imaging component for the innovative MAST system.”

The use of the MAST units integrated to the existing fixed camera points during Super Bowl LIII week proved a huge success with HD images transmitted to the MARTA Emergency Operations Centre via a mobile network. Thanks to the high quality of the images received, system operators were able to identify and tackle a number of incidents, including a vehicle theft.

Additionally, the images were also used to predict areas of dense footfall, tackle crowd control safety issues and manage general Health and Safety concerns.

The deployment of the Invictus-based camera system at Super Bowl LIII proved such a success that plans are already in place for deployment at other large-scale US sporting events (including the NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship in 2020) and also for city centre deployment across Atlanta.

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NIT signs distribution agreement with IDIS for Middle East and Africa region

Ingram Micro company NIT, the regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, has just signed a distribution agreement with IDIS, one of the largest manufacturers of security and surveillance technology in South Korea and a globally recognised leader in advanced surveillance innovation.

Thanks to this agreement, IDIS’ full range of surveillance solutions will now be available across the Middle East and Africa through NIT. That range includes IDIS’ line-up of powerful IP cameras and NVRs, as well as a choice of VMS encompassing IDIS Center and the award-winning IDIS Solution Suite that’s both modular and scaleable in design, making it suitable for multi-site deployments and large enterprise-level applications.

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“Our new alliance with IDIS provides significant opportunities for our company to build end-to-end and cost-effective surveillance solutions which can suit different vertical markets,” said Bassel Al Fakir, managing director of NIT. “IDIS’ advanced plug-and-play video technologies will open up great new profit opportunities for our resellers.”

IDIS DirectIP is an optimised HD surveillance solution based on a highly secure IP framework consisting of cameras, NVRs, network equipment and a choice of client software, all of which forms a complete package. IDIS’ high-quality cameras and NVRs complemented by VMS are easy to use and don’t require specialised training or expert knowledge to install.

“We’re very pleased to have NIT on board,” confirmed Harry Kwon, general manager of IDIS MEA. “NIT is using its expert knowledge and extensive partner network, which greatly extends IDIS’ reach across the region and opens an essential sales channel.”

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Secure Logiq’s state-of-the-art HD surveillance servers take centre stage at IFSEC International 2014

For the first time, Secure Logiq – the developer of state-of-the-art high definition (HD) surveillance servers – will bring its unique technology to IFSEC International 2014, which takes place from 17-19 June at ExCeL, London.

As well as showcasing its latest ranges of servers, workstations, client machines and unique support software, the company will also launch a new crowd-funding based initiative.

Formed in 2011 by managing director Hamish Johnson and technical director Aleksander Uzunov, Croydon-based Secure Logiq meets the requirement for dedicated high specification servers that are purpose-built for use with HD surveillance systems.

Up until now, installers and end users have tended to use traditional IT servers that simply do not offer the level of processing, storage and throughput required by these ever more sophisticated systems.

Secure Logiq’s offering is based on four core principles – to provide the fastest performance, the biggest storage, the most resilience and the best value.

Visitors to Stand D410 at IFSEC International will see first hand how this is achieved, and why the company’s products maximise the potential of HD CCTV by processing up to three times as many cameras as some of the most commonly used servers.

Off-the-shelf server solutions for end users

Taking centre stage will be 12 off-the-shelf server solutions, including a top-end server configuration that is 4U high and can continuously record an amazing 1,000 HD CCTV cameras (1080p) at full frame rate and store the images for 30 days.

The product range also comprises 1U, 2U and 3U servers using the highest specification components and optimising them for HD video, enabling the recording of more channels at a faster rate and the ability to store information for longer than comparable equipment.

The 1U server boasts up to 12TB of storage and over 500 Mb/s processing power – something previously unheard of within a standard 1U product

The 1U server boasts up to 12TB of storage and over 500 Mb/s processing power – something previously unheard of within a standard 1U product

The servers’ compact size and ability to do ‘more with less’ makes them more energy efficient by using less electricity and generating less heat. To illustrate the point, the entry level product – the 1U server – boasts up to 12 TB of storage and over 500 Mb/s processing power – something previously unheard of within a standard 1U product.

Also, recognising the mission critical nature of today’s surveillance systems, all of Secure Logiq’s servers ensure maximum uptime through dual redundant ‘hot swap’ power supplies and RAID 5 plus hot-spare functionality giving an additional layer of resilience over other industry available server technology.

Health Check Utility and Camera Replicator

Also on show at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 June will be two new pieces of software. The first – Health Check Utility – monitors elements of every Secure Logiq device in a system, including processing temperature, power consumption and supply, disks and any cameras/associated Video Management Software.

The second new software innovation is the Camera Replicator: a tool that allows the virtual design, configuration and test of a system that comprises any number of third party cameras and equipment.

Designed to provide a real time overview of a Secure Logiq server’s ability to accommodate any specific requirement, the company’s stand will feature a live working demonstration of a 4000Mb/s camera system through a single server – a world first.

Not just a server manufacturer, Secure Logiq’s powerful multi-monitor HD client machines that can power eight 4K video displays will also be on display, as will its enterprise HD workstation range (which combines full server and client hardware in a single 1U unit).

Crowd-funding initiative launches at IFSEC International

Having concentrated on its R&D activities over the last three years, Secure Logiq officially relaunched in February 2014 in order to take its products to market.

The company has generated £850,000 worth of sales over the last 12 months and, in order to expand its production and sales and marketing operations, will officially launch a crowd-funding initiative at IFSEC International 2014.

With the aim of raising £450,000 in mind, the scheme is designed to appeal to installers and end users alike, with those that invest benefiting from special ‘owner’ pricing on all future purchases.

Robin Hughes, Secure Logiq’s sales director, commented: “The only thing more data hungry than video is HD video and, given that 2014 will be the first year that IP surveillance deployments overtake those of traditional analogue equipment, Secure Logiq is the right company at the right time.”

Hughes added: “We’re confident there will be exponential demand for our UK-manufactured, ‘Best in Class’ specialist server technology, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to demonstrating to those attending IFSEC International 2014 how we can help them maximise the effectiveness of their IP-based surveillance systems.”

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