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Hikvision at IFSEC South Africa

Hikvision are at booth I10 at IFSEC South Africa 2013 from June 18 to 20.

Hikvision, the Chinese video surveillance product company, is releasing their new HD-SDI DVR series at IFSEC South Africa 2013. The series is comprised of the DS-7204/08HFHI-ST 720p DVR and the DS-7204/08HFHI-SE 1080p DVR series; both series offer zero-latency transmission and real-time HD recording through use of HD-SDI technology. The makers say that these HD-SDI DVRs provide far superior image quality when compared with conventional analogue. They also provide it is claimed a more cost-effective alternative to network-based systems through the use of standard coax cable.

The series includes four and eight channel DVRs that deliver simultaneous real-time recording and playback in 4CIF resolution on all four and eight channels. There is also the option for 720P or 1080P resolution when more detail is required. Available with a range of storage capacities, the recorders offer H.264 compression to significantly reduce bandwidth and disk consumption.

The series has features such as email-on-event and overwrite protection. Also included is Smart Search, which automatically looks for changes within a selected portion of a scene. Customers are further able to compare past and present events by simultaneously viewing live and playback scenes. This series offers alarm handling, camera control, and remote management. Remote monitoring enables customers to manage the DVR series from any location via a LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Customers can also view live video using their smart phones for even greater flexibility. Audio can be recorded on all four or eight channels and the SATA HDDs (up to 4TB apiece) allow USB devices for archiving. HDD quota management is supported to optimize the capacity assignment to different channels and minimize video storage requirements.

These DVRs are aimed towards catering to the needs of smaller-scale applications that value high-definition video, multi-channel real-time recording and playback, and a friendly user interface. The retail sector, convenience stores, and offices are but a few examples of these environments.


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