Pelco Announces Plans To Introduce More Than 50 New IP Cameras This Year

Schneider Electric today announced a major expansion and commitment to its Pelco IP Video Surveillance product line by announcing the planned rollout of more than 50 new IP cameras in 2013, including the new Sarix IL10 Series mini box and micro dome cameras on display at ISC West 2013. Schneider Electric continues to make major investments in IP video, expanding its R&D effort, product line and industry-leading education and training programs to meet the needs of partners and customers.

At ISC West 2013, the new Sarix IL10 Series mini box and micro dome cameras will be on display at the Schneider Electric booth #18031, in addition to nearly 40 other IP cameras. With the Sarix IL10, Schneider Electric is delivering on customer needs and preference, with a cost-effective, high-definition IP network camera that is ideal for small- to medium-sized businesses.

"Over the last several years we have made immeasurable advances in our IP camera and digital video products and services. Schneider Electric is one of the few companies whose great success in analog has been equaled and surpassed in its IP business," said Herve Fages, senior vice president, Schneider Electric, Pelco Video Line of Business.

The company has achieved several major milestones in its continuing evolution as an IP market leader:

  • Schneider Electric expanded its Fort Collins, Colo., facility, the center of development for its Pelco IP and megapixel security products. The new facility, which includes new test laboratories and workspace, is double the size of the previous building. Schneider Electric has plans for further investment, expansion and hiring efforts at this facility to drive the development of IP technologies.
  • Today, more than 80 percent of Schneider Electric's Pelco customers rely on Pelco IP video products for their security solutions and that number is growing rapidly.
  • More than 90 percent of Pelco R&D resources are focused on IP products.

In addition to the new Sarix IP cameras that will be launched this year, there will be extensions to other popular lines including the Spectra HD high-speed dome positioning systems, Thermal Imaging and Video Management Systems. Earlier this year the powerful Esprit SE IP Integrated PTZ and Pressurized Camera System, built to endure extreme environmental conditions, was released. These pan/tilt cameras feature dynamic window blanking, auto tracking, internal scheduling clock, electronic image stabilization, and multilanguage menus – all formerly reserved only for high-speed domes.

Schneider Electric's existing IP solutions, such as the Endura and Digital Sentry Video Management System platforms, will continue to evolve, incorporating video security standards, including support for and compliance with ONVIF, IPv6, and DIACAP Information Assurance protocols.

In addition to investment in development of new IP technologies, Schneider Electric is continuing to focus on Pelco brand customers and partners. "For decades, customer service has been our hallmark," Fages continued. "And today more than ever, we are focused on our resellers, integrators, third-party developers, partners and end users to choose Pelco with confidence, and help them thoroughly leverage the power of our extensive IP video product offering as well as a myriad of tools, services, and industry-leading education and training opportunities."

For more than 20 years, Pelco has been respected as a leading provider of video security products, primarily analog-based cameras, matrix systems, recorders and accessories. "The Pelco brand has always stood for stability, experience, and service. Those qualities are as important to us as they are to our partners and customers," added Fages. "We're pleased to be able to better project these qualities by proudly declaring our identity as an IP company. We are driven now more than ever to not only fulfill our customers' needs but to exceed their expectations."

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