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Dahua provides open access to HDCVI technology for HDcctv AT 2.0 implementers

ZheJiang Dahua Technology Co has opened its patented HDCVI technology – the basis for the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard – to the global video surveillance sector through an HDcctv Alliance Member Intellectual Property Agreement.

First introduced in late 2012, HDCVI technology transmits HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV cabling infrastructure. The HDcctv Alliance ratified HDcctv AT 2.0 in February 2014. HDcctv AT 2.0 compliance ensures 100% plug-and-play remote control of any camera from any compliant DVR, no matter the manufacturer.

“Dahua developed HDCVI technology to help our growing customer base enjoy more of the benefits of HD IP surveillance,” said Zhu Jiangming, Dahua’s executive vice-president and the principal inventor of the seminal HDCVI patents. “We recognise that customers want their equipment to be 100% multi-vendor plug-and-play, rather than using single-source, proprietary solutions that may not work together. On that basis, Dahua’s strategy is aimed at maximising the return on investment in HDCVI and, in doing so, making the technology readily available to other manufacturers – even our direct competitors.”

Zhu Jiangming: Dahua's executive vice-president and the principal inventor of the seminal HDCVI patents

Zhu Jiangming: Dahua’s executive vice-president and the principal inventor of the seminal HDCVI patents

Jianming continued: “For these reasons, Dahua has decided to issue licenses under RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms to other reciprocating Steering and Manufacturing Members of the HDcctv Alliance. Dahua’s policy is as follows. Semiconductor manufacturers implementing the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard independently are asked to pay a license fee on a RAND basis, while HDCVI licenses for implementing the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard are open free of charge to authorised equipment makers as per the HDcctv Alliance Members IP Agreement of which Dahua is a signatory. We look forward to collaborating with our partners in the HDcctv Alliance and further accelerating the global migration to HD IP surveillance.”

Complete compliance certification regime

Todd Rockoff, executive director of the HDcctv Alliance, commented: “HDCVI has a multi-year head start over all other analogue HD video surveillance solutions. It’s the only solution available as a global standard with a complete compliance certification regime. While other semiconductor manufacturers are racing to catch up to the analogue HD surveillance transmission market opened by HDCVI, each of these other solutions is proprietary to just one manufacturer.”

Rockoff continued: “Never before has a sole-source, proprietary transmission solution gained prevalence in the surveillance industry. Out-of-the-box plug-and-play remote control over legacy CCTV infrastructure is a compelling convenience for the installers and operators of HD surveillance systems. Therefore, HDcctv AT 2.0 and its successors, all based on HDCVI, appear to be the most likely to succeed among the various analogue transmission solutions in development.”

The HDcctv Alliance ratified HDcctv AT 2.0 in February 2014

The HDcctv Alliance ratified HDcctv AT 2.0 in February 2014

“There’s no doubt that the security market is moving quickly towards HD surveillance,” said Dr Jon Hwang, CEO of the Eyenix Corporation. “As an Image Signal Processor (ISP) vendor, Eyenix will implement whatever local site transport technologies our customers need. To manage our design cost for any given technology, it’s important we have a global standard that eliminates uncertainty.”

“We support the global standard for HD surveillance local site transport,” said Young-Jun Yoo, Nextchip’s strategic marketing director. “In the long term, Nextchip recognises the importance of all vendors supporting a single global standard.”

Focus on Security China 2014

At Security China 2014, the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting in the International Hall on Stand E1Y31, 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.

The Alliance expects to be able to showcase the first certified HDcctv 2.0-compliant products at the show. To book a meeting at Security China or find out more about HDcctv 2.0 send an e-mail: membership@highdefcctv.org

Security China 2014 takes place at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing between 28-31 October. Visit securitychina.com.cn for more information and to register as a visitor

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HDcctv Alliance to present ‘The Future of HD Surveillance’ at IFSEC International 2014

Surveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will present a seminar focused on the future of HD CCTV in smart buildings on the first morning of IFSEC International 2014 in London.

Many major manufacturers have recognised the end user demand for HD video, whatever the transport technology. Hence they have embraced HD-SDI alongside IP cameras.

Now, with the 2014 ratification of two new HDcctv standards, the options for providing end users with a High Definition surveillance system are greater than ever.

What, though, 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?

These questions and more will be addressed during the HDcctv Alliance seminar, which takes place at 11.30 am on Tuesday 17 June in the Smart Buildings Theatre, part of the IFSEC International Academy conference programme. Attendance is free for visitors to IFSEC.

Designing HD surveillance for smart buildings

Todd Rockoff, the HDcctv Alliance’s executive director, will be delivering the presentation. He said: “This seminar session is ideal for anyone with an interest in the design of HD surveillance systems for smart buildings. That includes installers, integrators, specifiers, security managers and manufacturers. HD technology isn’t just limited to IP cameras and knowing why and when to make the right technology choice can be confusing. This presentation will help to make those choices clearer and provide alternatives so that end users can enjoy the best quality video for their security needs.”

Todd Rockoff: executive director at the HDcctv Alliance

Todd Rockoff: executive director at the HDcctv Alliance

Rockoff will be joined during the seminar by Giovanni Pugliese, CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security, an Italian company which designs and manufactures the CaP or Connettore a Pressione (Pressure-on Connector), a revolutionary and simple means of making coaxial connections.

Giovanni Pugliese: CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security

Giovanni Pugliese: CEO of HDcctv Alliance member Telecom & Security

CaP has been awarded Best of CES and Best Design and Engineering Innovation at the Consumer Electronic Show, Las Vegas. Pugliese will discuss the ways in which the CaP can help security installers work faster and smarter.

About IFSEC International 2014

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, or simply to 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.

About the HDcctv Alliance

The HDcctv Alliance is the non-profit industry association that develops, manages and promulgates the technical interface specification for HD closed-circuit television (HDcctv). The Alliance promotes adoption of HDcctv-compliant products and provides education throughout the surveillance equipment industry.

Only HDcctv-compliant products bear the distinctive HDcctv compliance mark that is the manufacturer’s guarantee of electrical transmission and interoperability with other manufacturers’ HDcctv-compliant products.

For further information visit: http://www.highdefcctv.org

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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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HDcctv Alliance ratifies HDcctv 2.0 standards

Surveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance has ratified the next generation of its High Definition security video standards entitled HDcctv 2.0.

The new standard was agreed by the HDcctv Alliance Board of Directors at a meeting in February, and provides variants which have “significant advantages” over HD-SDI transmission.

The new standards have been developed and agreed for equipment which can produce HD video without the need for IP cameras or Ethernet cabling within the secured premises – meaning a significant cost-saving in many surveillance systems.

Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance’s executive director, said: “There are two primary variants of HDcctv 2.0 – NR and AT. HDcctv 2.0 NR DVRs and cameras add plug ‘n’ play up-the-coax remote control to the underlying HD-SDI format. HDcctv 2.0 AT delivers true HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling, along with plug ‘n’ play up-the-coax remote control.”

Todd Rockoff: executive director of the HDcctv Alliance

Todd Rockoff: executive director of the HDcctv Alliance

Rockoff continued: “The focus is on offering end users high-fidelity HD video that’s reliable and convenient. The availability of HDcctv 2.0-compliant equipment will provide flexibility, allowing integrators and installers to choose the right cameras and recorders on a case-by-case basis.”

In conclusion, Rockoff explained: “We’re encouraging semiconductor manufacturers, as well as camera and DVR manufacturers, to embrace these new standards. Working together, we can provide unparalleled levels of interoperability for installers and end users and thereby help to drive down the costs of installation and operation.”

Flexibility for end users and installers

Yin Jun of Dahua stated: “We’re very excited about HDcctv 2.0 and the potential for 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 remote control without disturbing the legacy infrastructure.”

Jon Hwang, CEO of Eyenix, said: “Those 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 having to test all pair-wise combinations. This means convenience, peace of mind and freedom of choice for installers and end users.”

Exhibiting at IFSEC International London 2014

In 2014, the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas (April 2-4, Booth 18140), IFSEC International in London (June 17-19, Stand B705) and Security China in Beijing (October 28-31, Booth E1Y39).

Visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members at the shows, see the latest HDcctv-compliant technology in operation and discover more about the benefits of HDcctv 2.0.

To book a meeting at any one of these shows, or simply to find out more about HDcctv 2.0, send an e-mail to: membership@highdefcctv.org

About the HDcctv Alliance

The HDcctv Alliance is the non-profit industry association that develops, manages and promulgates the technical interface specifications for high definition (HD) CCTV.

The Alliance promotes adoption of HDcctv-compliant products and provides education throughout the surveillance equipment industry.

Only HDcctv-compliant products bear the distinctive HDcctv compliance mark that is the manufacturer’s guarantee of electrical transmission and interoperability with other manufacturers’ HDcctv-compliant products.

To access the full list of HDcctv Alliance members and for further information visit: http://www.highdefcctv.org

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