ISC East: Who’s Doing What, Well

Exhibitors at ISC East are taking advantage of the forum to present new products late in the year. Maybe it’s the smaller companies taking control of a more up close and personal kind of tradeshow.

One of the hot topics throughout 2007 has been high definition surveillance systems. To no one’s surprise, performance is a must, but how about high definition in a mobile package? It’s here.

Avigilon is delivering its high definition rapid deployment kit, which is designed to meet temporary surveillance requirements of law enforcement, federal agents, private investigators and transit authorities who need to monitor special events.

“In the past, temporary surveillance installations have been constrained by limited image quality of conventional surveillance systems,” said Jean-Pierre Forest, director of security solutions at Avigilon. “Our high-definition RDK has full digital PTZ capabilities and when used with the 16 megapixel IP camera allows details to be extracted post incident even from side fields of view.”

As added insurance that company officials know what they’re doing, Frost and Sullivan recently recognized Avigilon with the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. The award is given as an achievement in creating an end-to-end, network-based solution for protecting critical assets and infrastructure that offers images of the highest quality and clarity.

Industry analyst Dilip Sarangan of Frost & Sullivan said the high definition system has been designed to capture the best surveillance footage and preserve this information exactly as captured for post-incident investigation. Perhaps that’s why the system is widely used in government and law enforcement applications, and has the potential for strong growth in the retail market.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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