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Norbain announces Vista’s first webinar focused on VK2 camera range

Want to find out more about Vista’s VK2 range of cameras and domes? If so, have a look at Vista’s webinar which explores the uses and advantages of the VK2 cameras and domes, giving the viewer additional insight into the range and the opportunities it presents.

This will be the first of many in a series of product application webinars, designed to give end users, installers, consultants and integrators an overview of each of Vista’s key product ranges.

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The basic aim is to provide viewers with content that can be used for training purposes, as well as to clearly explain the benefits of the range.

Watch the webinar to find out more about the VK2 range’s compatibility, its internal and external applications, camera and dome set up and complete Vista solutions for security professionals.

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Vista covers every angle with latest IP and analogue camera launches

Vista has just announced the newest additions to its VK2 and HDA ranges. The camera launches are supported by the introduction of the new ‘universal’ brackets which greatly simplify installation and were developed in line with ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback.

The collective aim of the cameras and brackets is to reduce installation time on site, (and therefore minimise cost). The use of the latest technology within the cameras and the intelligent product design means that “excellent quality images” can be produced and adjustments easily be made to meet future end user requirements.

The VK2 range has been developed with the customer very much in mind. The cameras are designed to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements along with minimising the time required on site for installing and adjusting the cameras.

Their ability to stream highly efficient H.265 video format, combined with Vista’s advanced Hi-Stream bandwidth reducing function, means that storage and bandwidth requirements can be up to 75% lower than that of an equivalent H.264 stream.

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The VK2 cameras are available in both 2 MP and 4 MP formats and produce “crisper images” compared to those achieved by general IP cameras. This is as a result of a user-definable minimum/maximum shutter speed, true Wide Dynamic Range and IR illumination.

The VK2L range has been designed for those end users who require high quality video images delivered at a cost-effective price. These cameras reduce bandwidth and storage requirements like their VK2 siblings and, due to a wide angle lens, minimise the number of cameras required on site.

The key benefits shared by the VK2 and VK2L camera ranges are as follows:

Compatible with all modern NVRs and VMS H.265/H.264 compression formats make for a flexible system

Reduced required levels of bandwidth and storage Significantly reduced when used in H.265 mode and as a result of Hi-Stream Region of Interest which adds greater compression to areas with no motion

Ensure a much crisper frozen image User-definable minimum/maximum shutter speed provides much clearer images than general IP cameras

The launch also includes an analogue offer. The newly-released HDA cameras are capable of providing Full-HD 1080p resolution in TVI HDA format over coax cabling and provide a very flexible solution. A wide range of features make them suitable for many internal and external applications as well as providing excellent quality images without the requirement of an IP knowledge base.

The HDA range makes for the perfect transition from analogue to IP and can be used in conjunction with existing analogue infrastructure.

All of the IP and analogue cameras included in the launch are perfect for use with the Vista Viper range of NVRs and DVRs. ONVIF compliance ensures that they can also be used on multiple manufacturers’ recording platforms if existing systems are in place.

Alongside the cameras, the introduction of a new selection of ‘universal’ brackets simplifies installation and the process of selecting the correct bracket.

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Vista adds new end user-focused features and functions to Viper family

Vista has added new features and functions to the Viper range of NVRs, DVRs and associated matrix controllers. The Viper family was launched back in July last year and Vista is continually working on developing the range in line with customer requirements and feedback to ensure that “the perfect solution” can be offered.

Although the range is under continuous development, the overall purpose of the Viper family is to provide a multi-format recording platform, allowing end users to pull together Viper HD analogue DVRs and Viper IP NVRs into a single, seamless system.

The Viper virtual matrix controller affords end users complete control of the system through the uniform and intuitive central management software. The flexible range gives end users the opportunity to upgrade their systems at their own pace, with Vista providing high quality service throughout the process.

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The latest addition to the range is Viper Remote, the App that allows operators to be in constant contact with their security system. The App provides alarm notifications straight to the user’s device, affords the ability to view live and recorded images remotely, offers various display options and also an intuitive navigation system.

Wide-ranging search options ensure that time is saved when reviewing footage and that important security events can be found with ease. The App also allows for the management of devices in the system providing the opportunity to add and remove devices whenever necessary from any remote location.

Vista has also been working to enhance the functionality of the H5 range of NVRs. The latest development is the de-warping function that allows 360 degree camera images to be seen in a more user-friendly, 180 degree view. This helps to improve the end user experience by making reviewing images as simple as possible.

In response to ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback and suggestions, Vista has been working on making the range compatible with Immix. This is another hugely beneficial function which is on its way.

Bob Forehand, Vista’s technical manager, explained to Risk UK: “The Viper family is an incredibly flexible range that allows end users to ‘mix-and-match’ Viper units, combining both IP and analogue systems. The flexibility of the range means that the solution can be developed over time, saving on upfront costs and accounting for the requirements of growing or developing systems. The addition of Viper Remote, Viper Central and the upcoming introduction of Immix make the already differentiated and comprehensive offering even more inviting.”

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Vista partners with BCDVideo to enhance qulu offering

Given that it’s one of Vista’s core technologies, continual improvements and updates are always being made to the qulu range such that the best user experience can be offered.

The IP video server is the heart of any video surveillance project. It communicates directly with networks, monitors, cameras and every part in-between. The new partnership between Vista and BCDVideo means an even stronger server offering.

As the new supplier of qulu servers, BCDVideo can provide the support and technical developments required for Vista to continue offering an innovative high-end video storage solution that works seamlessly with its existing software package.

The biggest enhancement to the range is the new Small Form Factor (SFF) server which replaces the current Microserver. The new SFF version provides additional features such as updated processing power and graphics capability, a more powerful CPU processor and increased performance via the on-board INTEL graphics processor unit.

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These improvements mean reduced costs for the end user as the SFF server now allows both live video and recorded footage to now be viewed, in addition to recording, meaning there’s no need to purchase an additional viewing client PC.

Jeff Burgess, president/CEO at BCDVideo, commented: “Having had the privilege of knowing Gary Rowden for six years, his approaching BCDVideo about innovating new robust solutions for Vista made for an exciting endeavour. The pay-off for the Vista customer is a synchronised solution born from the collaboration of two engineering teams functioning as one.”

Designed by BCDVideo, the new qulu servers offer “some of the best performing and most efficient video management systems on the market” today, while also maintaining the same great qulu experience. The move to BCDVideo allows Vista to take advantage of the technological developments detailed above, but also to improve lead times and support.

Gary Rowden, divisional director for Vista, stated: “Our partnership with BCDVideo will allow us to offer increased functionality and greater storage levels on our qulu server range, benefiting both ourselves and our customers with even higher levels of support. This is an exciting partnership that further enhances the qulu offering.”

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Veracity releases plug-in for qulu 2.5 VMS connection to COLDSTORE

Veracity (a leading provider of innovative and intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display) has released the latest update for its qulu plug-in, providing tight integration with COLDSTORE as either the main or back-up storage.

Available now from Veracity and Vista, the qulu 2.5 plug-in provides support for full play, fast wind/rewind and synchronised playback as well as full export in this very efficient integration.

Installers and end user administrators can configure the qulu VMS to use COLDSTORE in exactly the same way as any external storage, including storage alerts delivered by e-mail if required, in turn providing a seamless integration experience.

A detailed integration guide explains the plug-in installation and how to optimise qulu to gain the full benefits of COLDSTORE, while a comprehensive set-up and diagnostic COLDSTORE administration application, designated SITESCAPE, is also now available for download.

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End users urged to “experience the power and flexibility of the new Vista Q server”

Vista has announced the release of Q, the four-channel server which comes pre-loaded with four qulu licences.

The Q server brings the power and flexibility of qulu video management software to smaller installations. It supports up to four IP cameras and includes 2 Tb of onboard storage.

As your security needs grow, Q can easily be clustered with other Q devices and servers on the network to form part of a larger system.

Coupled with qulu’s 2.4.1 update, Q may be configured to prioritise failover for up to eight additional cameras in order to protect your most important recordings.

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Designed to allow easy accessibility and simple set up, it helps businesses reduce their total cost of ownership while continuing to provide the same qulu experience.

The 1 Gb of RAM allows 4 x 1080p real-time images to be displayed on the qulu client without affecting the recording performance. Separate, dedicated storage for the Linux OS ensures all 2 Tb of the HDD goes towards the storage of images.

Key features are as follows:

  • Experience qulu on smaller systems: Q comes with four pre-loaded qulu licenses, which is ideal for smaller systems
  • Ultimate scalability: Q can be clustered easily to form part of a larger system as your security needs grow
  • Distributed architecture: reduce the potential of a single point of failure
  • True embedded NVR: powered by an ARM Cortex A7 processor for ultimate power and flexibility
  • Compact dimensions: discreet size and quiet operation ensures suitability for commercial applications

Gary Rowden, divisions director for product management and business development at Vista, commented: “Vista’s qulu VMS has brought a whole new level of interactivity to the interrogation of live and recorded video. Q has been developed specifically to allow smaller systems to benefit from this without compromising costs. Thanks to the distributed architecture, the potential of a single point of failure can be significantly reduced, subsequently ensuring that recordings are kept safe.”

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Vista launches new E-Series range with latest Sony Starvis technology

Vista has announced the release of its new range of 3 Megapixel cameras which use Sony Starvis technology, in turn bringing to the fore increased image quality and a “careful balance” between price and performance for security managers.

These new cameras also take advantage of Sony’s Starvis back-illuminated pixel technology to produce highly detailed images in low light situations. The sensitivity performance has been extended from the visible light range to include near infrared range to support images at night, which is often essential for surveillance camera use.

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Key features include the following:
• 3 Megapixel resolution giving greater detail and image quality without compromising on price
• Remote set-up lenses making the security installer’s job to gain crystal clear focus much simpler
• Alarms and audio allows easy integration of the cameras with remotely monitored systems
• SD card slots allow edge recording as a back-up to end users’ NVRs
• IR illumination guarantees “excellent performance” day and night

Vista product manager Bob Forehand stated: “This new range from Vista is an evolution of our popular E-Series, but brings significantly more functionality, image performance and low light capability at the same competitive price. The new Sony Starvis technology is an excellent addition to the range, producing high quality detail in 3 Megapixel resolution for end users.”

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