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IDIS Debuts HD 30x Optical Zoom PTZ Camera Featuring Smart UX Controls for More Powerful Video Surveillance

IDIS Debuts HD 30x Optical Zoom PTZ Camera Featuring Smart UX Controls for More Powerful Video SurveillanceJan 31 , 2016Hits : 4241

New IDIS 30x PTZ Camera Provides Unparalleled Accuracy and Ease of Use with “Slingshot/Rubber band” Smart UX Controls

The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera features accurate and easy to use "slingshot" and "rubber band" functionality. (Photo: Business Wire)


COPPELL, Texas--()--Global video surveillance powerhouse IDIS has unveiled a new Full HD 30x Optical Zoom PTZ Camera, featuring intuitive “slingshot” and “rubber band” style controls that deliver exceptional accuracy and ease of use to users. The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera also supports ONVIF and is compatible with a wide range of recording platforms, including DirectIP™ NVRs and the IDIS Solution Suite enterprise-level VMS.


“The IDIS Smart UX Controls featured on the new 30x PTZ Camera provide operators with an advanced yet intuitive user interface when compared to conventional PTZ controls”

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“The IDIS Smart UX Controls featured on the new 30x PTZ Camera provide operators with an advanced yet intuitive user interface when compared to conventional PTZ controls,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales for IDIS America. “The smooth and seamless ‘slingshot’ and ‘rubber band’ PTZ controls allow users to easily follow moving objects in real time with ground breaking accuracy by panning images at different speeds and in different directions without literally lifting a finger.


“With simple click-and-drag actions, operators can quickly focus on and track specific objects with absolutely no need for multiple clicks to change direction. The quick and simple operation of IDIS Smart UX Controls enables pinpoint accuracy in any given environment, delivering a critical advantage in security environments.”


The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera also provides superb imaging quality. The 30x optical zoom allows users to capture high-quality, detailed images from great distances, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) functionality provides clear images even under backlit conditions. Day and night ICR delivers a clear subject image from broad daylight to the darkest night. The 30x PTZ Camera also features IDIS digital image stabilization (DIS) technology, reducing the jarring effects from vibrations during recording.


VIDEO ? See the IDIS 30x PTZ Camera’s accurate and easy to use “Slingshot” and “Rubber band” functionality in action : https://youtu.be/ND00D4XUMZc

The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera is the latest innovative offering from IDIS, the global security company operating across 40+ countries and 100+ strategic partners. A world leading digital video surveillance solution provider, IDIS delivers flexible and scalable total surveillance solutions combining highest quality, world-class performance, and a low total cost of ownership.



Game changing surveillance solution honoured for innovation in solving difficult problems, compatibility, and connectivity issues in the network surveillance market


Game changing surveillance solution honoured for innovation in solving difficult problems, compatibility, and connectivity issues in the network surveillance market


Seoul, Korea, 18 JANUARY 2016 – The DirectIP surveillance platform from IDIS was awarded highest honours at the first Korea High-Tech Safety Industry Product & Technology Awards, in recognition of DirectIP’s contributions to the solution of the difficult problems, compatibility challenges, and connectivity issues facing the network surveillance market. The awards, administered by the Korea High-tech Safety Industry Association—chaired by Young-Hoon Bae, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy—formally acknowledge accomplishments in technology innovation.

Professor Yoon-Sik Choi of Yonsei University, Chairman of the screening committee, recognized the innovation and cutting edge technology of the IDIS DirectIP solution, an image security CCTV product previously recognized internationally with industry awards and robust sales. Choi further recognized DirectIP’s optimized engineering, which enables easy and convenient installation and configuration, regardless of the number of cameras or recorders involved. Using a proprietary IP-based protocol, DirectIP moves beyond auto-discovery to full auto-configuration and true plug-and-play capability, offering something fully unique and useful among marketplace competitors.

“It is truly an honour for the IDIS DirectIP surveillance solution to receive this recognition from the Korea High-tech Safety Industry Association,” said Albert Ryu, President and COO of the IDIS Co, Ltd. “IDIS commitment to research and development is second-to-none, and fully devoted to creative and innovative solutions development for the security and surveillance industry’s biggest challenges.”

“It’s no secret that network surveillance equipment is currently providing greater performance than ever before, but still has to deal with weakness in terms of installation, configuration, compatibility, and maintenance, particularly as solutions grow more complicated, sourcing from various vendors and technologies. DirectIP presents a solution to these problems, providing a unified range of cameras, recorders, monitors and accessories that ensure convenient operation, smooth interoperability between devices, and intuitive usability of highly efficient functions.”

The IDIS unified DirectIP surveillance solution’s proprietary innovations further result in greater ease of installation and use, with a decreased total cost of ownership. To learn more about IDIS DirectIP, visit www.idisglobal.com, e-mail sales_asia@idisglobal.com, or phone (+82) 31 723 5036.

Saudi University upgrades to IDIS HD surveillance

Saudi University upgrades to IDIS HD surveillanceJan 18 , 2016Hits : 1767

Majmaah University was founded in 2009 as part of a state-sponsored Ministry of Education initiative to meet rising demand for university education and research in Saudi Arabia. The main campus is in Majmaah city, with key satellite sites in Hawtat Sudair and Alghat.

IDIS DirectIP™ solution enhances safety for students and staff at Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia

IDIS reports that it has delivered a comprehensive IDIS DirectIP™ HD surveillance solution for Majmaah University in Saudi Arabia to enhance safety for students and staff across multiple campus sites.

Majmaah University was founded in 2009 as part of a state-sponsored Ministry of Education initiative to meet rising demand for university education and research in Saudi Arabia. The main campus is in Majmaah city, with key satellite sites in Hawtat Sudair and Alghat. Teaching and research is delivered through 13 academic schools and around 20 buildings across its key campus sites located almost 50km apart.

The university security team chose the integrated IDIS DirectIP™ solution in collaboration with expert regional security systems integrator Digital Media. Decisive factors included superior performance and proven capabilities to deliver centralised control, reliable remote monitoring, excellent image quality, rapid video retrieval, optimised use of network bandwidth and low total cost of ownership.

Other key benefits included fast plug-and-play deployment; compatibility of all surveillance systems with video management software IDIS Solution Suite (ISS); ease of use; live and simultaneous video playback; dynamic multi-stream control; multiview functionality; simultaneous map monitoring; minimal maintenance; plus, user-friendly diagnostic, administration and reporting capabilities.

The networked solution includes 336 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), box, dome and infra-red bullet cameras; 18 network video recorders (NVRs); a suite of ISS Expert servers and clients; and 16 DAS systems. In addition, a new command centre at Majmaah was fully equipped with control equipment including an ISS video wall and 512Ch federation server to provide centralised monitoring across multiple campus sites.

Ahmed Dahi, General Manager of Digital Media said:

“Following a thorough review of available surveillance systems, the integrated IDIS DirectIP™ solution proved an ideal match. Major advantages included the reliable redundancy capabilities to minimise network congestion, failover features to prevent service disruption and one-touch focus rapid response cameras. It was quick and simple to install, while user-friendly software enables the university’s in-house team to easily manage monitoring, playback and reporting from any network device.”
Commenting, the security manager at Majmaah University said:
“Maximising safety for students and staff and across our campus locations is central to our duty of care. Thanks to the IDIS solution, we can easily and cost-effectively maintain high quality security and provide added peace of mind for our students, faculty members, staff and visitors. This in turn is enhancing the quality of the educational environment and supporting our strategic aims.”
Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa, added,
“We are delighted that Majmaah University chose the IDIS DirectIP™ solution and that it has been so well received. In today’s rapidly expanding and increasingly global university education sector, maintaining a positive reputation as a safe learning environment is vital to the success of any university. We are pleased therefore that IDIS DirectIP™ is making a valuable contribution to the pursuit of learning and knowledge at one of Saudi Arabia’s newest universities. This news also marks the start of an exciting collaboration between IDIS and Digital Media. Thanks to the in-depth expertise of the Digital Media team, the installation was carried out quickly and smoothly without disruption to routine operations. In addition to the expert installation of all network equipment and devices, Digital Media ensured a seamless handover to the Majmaah in-house team. We are looking forward to a long, mutually successful partnership.”
DirectIP™ is an optimised HD surveillance solution based on an IP framework, consisting of IP cameras, NVRs, network equipment and client software as a complete package. 


Coverage, detail and complications as 4K cameras move forward

Coverage, detail and complications as 4K cameras move forwardJan 17 , 2016Hits : 4758

Security experts saw 4K camera technology coming their way a decade ago. They saw the market slide from consumers to security around 2013-2014. They know 4K will grow in the surveillance field, but the variables—in supporting technology development and opportunity cost—make the immediate future of 4K unknown and unpredictable.


The most obvious adjustment needed for 4K end users is a planning and pro-active approach for the amount of bandwidth gobbled up by these cameras that offer the best of both worlds—a wide range of coverage with high-density image detail. In some cases, insiders say, “too good to be true” may in fact be too good to be practical or cost effective.


“End users will be thinking ‘how many cameras do I need?’ and ‘where is the breaking point?’” said Keith Drummond, senior director of sales at IDIS, a global security solutions company founded in 1997. “We have integrators in our office all the time. One of them (recently) said, ‘Over-engineering is not a good thing.’”


Decision-makers at companies making 4K cameras agree on the best potential applications for the technology—sports stadiums, critical infrastructure, parking lots, airports, retail, and high-risk surveillance areas, where the need for coverage as well as detail for license plates, facial recognition and signage call out for new technology and new applications.


But coverage and precision on this scale requires more than other camera technology.


“[The] 4K technology doesn’t provide value unless [the end user] puts all the components together,” said Drummond, who used high-definition cable TV as an analogy. Without the proper cable box or the right television, the cool new stuff is expensive and not very useful, he said.

Compression technology allows end users to pick and choose where and when they will employ 4K technology to its fullest potential or shift gears to use less bandwidth. Such solutions require “being smart about it,” Drummond said.


Another challenge facing the 4K camera market growth is the need for powerful lighting. Combined with the high bandwidth usage, “the challenge will be with integration … without breaking the bank,” said Brad Donaldson, director of product management at Arecont Vision, a mega pixel imaging and applications company headquartered in Glendale, California.


“That might take awhile,” Donaldson said.


Cost and storage demands are two more factors than can create hiccups in market growth. For several years now, 1080p cameras have been run at 720p when the situation calls for it. Likewise, 4K ultra-high definition cameras will run at 1080p in the absence of the right optics, encoders or displays.


On a positive note for 4K, Donaldson noted, “There’s a lot of new low-light technology out there” that should be applicable to surveillance. “Sensor technology has been making vast improvements.”


The first 4K camera, such as it was, appeared on the radar of security experts in 2004, according to Donaldson. He called it “a paper bag with a lens hanging out of it.”


Evolution did not take long. “We saw it creeping up more and more” to the point where 4K “was available [with] off-the-shelf designs,” Donaldson said.


The film industry led the way for application of 4K technology, said Doug Gray, senior product manager for Hikvision USA, a global supplier of video surveillance equipment, based in City of Industry, Calif., which designs, develops and manufactures standard and high-definition cameras.


The cool new movie theater technology generated consumer interest to bring the ultra-high-definition images to their homes, and television broadcast companies were more than happy to oblige. “Surveillance followed the consumer market,” said Gray, noting that Netflix and Amazon are now streaming 4K video online.


The security applications seem like a no-brainer—until problems of “too much information” emerge.


“You have a lot more information to deal with,” said Gray. End users need a system to manage the bit rate, which can be achieved by streaming to meet particular needs, adjusting bit rates to a lower level and “cranking it up when you need full resolution,” he said.


Along with the compression technology to manage bandwidth and sensory technology to manage lighting, Gray noted, is a trickier variable—human judgment.


“You have to be ready not to use 4K in every situation,” he said.


At this point in time, 4K is a niche product, one where you need to cover an expansive area but maintain pixels on target, said James Marcella, director of technology services for Axis Communications.


“I don’t know if I can identify a specific vertical market” that is perfect for 4K, Marcella. “This might be right for sports stadiums, airports and critical infrastructure. In a gymnasium, he said, you can identify individuals in the crowd with a 4K system—but you may get the same job done by trying to cover less space with an analog camera.


Likewise, “You’re not going to put 4K cameras in your warehouse,” he said.


Donaldson suggested that casinos and other gaming sites may be perfect for 4K cameras, as long as the lighting is sufficient. A camera perched near the ceiling of a casino ballroom, while covering a vast expanse of machines, lights, card tables and players, can zoom in on card players, cards, card value, chips and chip value, he said.


But the potential is alluring, and security people are trying to clarify the images in their own minds of the potential applications. The idea of surveillance in a wide area with ultra-high definition cameras capturing close-ups in great detail “is the holy grail” of physical security imaging right now, said Willem Ryan, director of global product marketing at Avigilon, based in Vancouver.


“It becomes a nice option,” Ryan said. “It creates great value.” When the industry smooths the rough edges of technology management through compression, “4K itself will eventually go mainstream” for security needs, he said. 


An example offered by Doug Gray: When ultra high-definition technology attempts to pick up dim light, “noise” increases. This requires better lenses with higher edge resolutions.


“Our job is to give the end users what they want, and what they have wanted since the beginning of time is better image quality, reliability and ease of use,” said Drummond of IDIS. “You don’t want an unrecognizable blob.


“Ever since we went from analog to IP, bandwidth has been an issue,” Drummond said. End users “want better image quality, but they’re smart enough to ask, ‘at what cost?’”

IDIS invites you to Intersec 2016

IDIS invites you to Intersec 2016Jan 12 , 2016Hits : 4322

Be part of the ultimate surveillance experience at INTERSEC 2016


Be part of the ultimate surveillance experience at INTERSEC 2016

Visitors at next year’s INTERSEC International will gain an introduction to the newest, most robust iteration of the IDIS total solution yet. A true end-to-end, single-source offering, the IDIS total surveillance solution is able to meet surveillance needs of every type and any size.

Audiences will find the company’s flagship DirectIP™, which leverages a revolutionary NVR-based approach to bring unparalleled simplicity, high performance, and affordability, featured alongside IDIS Solution Suite (ISS), a highly scalable, flexible VMS providing a unified user experience across different technology platforms.

Additionally, visitors to the IDIS stand at INTERSEC can experience firsthand the latest developments in IDIS innovation, including

• the world’s highest performing 4K H.265 NVR, the IDIS DR-6332PS-S, with a class-leading network throughput up to 310Mbps, leading-edge 4K video out capability, and support for H.265, which enables a doubling of storage capacity (or doubling of image quality) for the user;

• the IDIS 5MP Super Fisheye Camera, featuring unrivaled dewarping technology for e-PTZ, auto-pan functions and support for varied image layouts

DirectCX™, IDIS’s answer to analog surveillance, with support for HD-TVI 2.0 and market-leading image quality.

Don’t miss out! Book a demo and head to IDIS Booth S1-B24 and be part of the ultimate surveillance experience at INTERSEC 2016.



Sun 17 Jan:
10:00 ~ 18:00

Mon 18 Jan:
10:00 ~ 18:00

Tue 19 Jan:
10:00 ~ 18:00


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IDIS reports that its five Megapixel (MP) Super Fisheye Camera is shortlisted for a prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Award and has received “recommended” status in independent testing by Benchmark Magazine, the UK-based publication dedicated to “driving innovation in the security industry.”