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The appointment supports the growing IDIS customer base and the demand for the company’s total surveillance offering


BRENTFORD, LONDON, 27 JULY 2015 – IDIS has appointed Charles Penning to the position of Technical Specialist to support its growing number of customers and partners, particularly supporting the company’s flagship DirectIP™ end-to-end and plug-and-play full-HD surveillance offering.



Based out of the IDIS European headquarters in London, Penning will strengthen the UK technical team to provide technical support and training across the UK and Ireland.  Penning will underpin an already robust training program hosted from the IDIS demo and training centre in Brentford.  This dedicated and purpose built training facility hosts a weekly agenda of courses that encompass single site installation training through to programs for multi-site enterprise-level implementations.  Penning will also work closely with IDIS headquarters research and development to drive voice of the customer product enhancements.


Commenting on his appointment, Charles Penning, Technical Specialist at IDIS, noted, “It’s an exciting time to join IDIS during a period of huge growth that has seen the establishment of IDIS in the Middle East and Americas and the recent launch of our total surveillance solution here in London at IFSEC last month. The IDIS total solution offering enables us to meet the surveillance requirements from both a security and technology perspective for a wide range of customers big or small.”


Penning brings with him over ten years’ security industry experience and a wealth of technical expertise in both analogue and network surveillance.  He most recently spent four successful years in technical roles with Samsung Techwin following tenures with Bosch and Forward Vision CCTV.

“Charles has a proven track record and deep understanding of surveillance, working with consultants, integrators and end-users from system design through to commissioning and maintenance.  He is already proving to be an invaluable addition to our team in providing local and specialist support for our growing customer base.” added, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe.

Penning holds and NVQ in mechanical engineering from the Basingstoke College of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology certification for security system installation, repair and inspection. 



The expanded IDIS line up ensures a unified user experience across all technology platforms to meet surveillance needs of businesses large or small

BRENTFORD, LONDON, 16 JUN 2015 – IDIS today unveiled its HD-TVI surveillance solution, DirectCX™ on its stand G700 at IFSEC International together with a fully-featured VMS, IDIS Solution Suite™ (ISS).  The addition of an analogue HD over coaxial system and the highly flexible and scalable ISS to the IDIS line up, cements the surveillance powerhouse’s promise to present the most comprehensive surveillance solution at this year’s exhibition. 



With a continued commitment to meet a range of surveillance and technology needs, the new IDIS DirectCX offering is ideal for customers and installers seeking analogue CCTV to leverage existing coaxial cabling and power lines, while still benefitting from IDIS signature high performance and quality.  The DirectCX line-up includes a range of HDTVI video recorders (TVRs), cameras, IDIS Center™ Video Management Software (VMS) and peripherals.


The fully featured IDIS VMS, ISS, works across any combination of IDIS recording platforms including the IDIS flagship NVR-based offering, DirectIP™ as well as DirectCX TVRs, to  presents customers with the powerful functionality offered by server-based recording.  Leveraging a cost-effective modular design, ISS works seamlessly with every single device IDIS and allows customers to choose only the modules they need such as admin, monitoring, recording, streaming, backup, redundant recording, failover and video wall services.  


Built on core patented technologies, the IDIS offerings all use the same user-friendly interface, ensuring a unified user experience across all technology platforms. ISS allows customers to mix and match networked and analogue HD over coaxial cable, while customers looking to migrate from DirectCX to networked DirectIP or to scale up from DirectIP to ISS will find a virtually identical user interface. This future-proofs investments by giving customers the flexibility to expand, while minimising end user and integrator training requirements to ensure a low cost of ownership.  


Speaking at the show Brian Song, Managing Director, IDIS Europe, said, “Our philosophy is to meet the surveillance needs of businesses across a range of market sectors by offering a total surveillance solution.  We also have a commitment to combining high performance with simplicity and a low cost of ownership.  From the perspective of operation there is no difference between using DirectIP™, DirectCX™ or operating ISS. 


“IDIS Center, bundled within our DirectIP offering, is already a powerful VMS that we offer at no cost, supporting up to 1024 devices or 32,768 (32 x 1024) cameras.  Now, with ISS, customers can scale up and expand to say 64 simultaneous remote client logins and gain the power and redundancy of server based recording, often required by larger enterprises with mission critical security operations, yet the user experience remains the same.  The modular design of ISS also ensures customers only pay for what they want and need.”


Song continued, “With the addition of our DirectCX offering and an enterprise-level VMS, we really are meeting the needs of an even wider range of applications in terms of operational surveillance and technology requirements.”  



New DirectIP™ integrations unveiled at IFSEC to meet the increasing demand for seamless security solutions


BRENTFORD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 16 JUNE 2015 – IDIS announces that is has completed the successful integration of its flagship end-to-end surveillance solution, DirectIP, with Gallagher Command Centre and Paxton’s Net2 access control, with both integrated solutions featured on the IDIS stand at this year’s IFSEC International in London.



The Gallagher Command Centre provides a critical business platform, delivering organizational security and operational continuity. The platform goes beyond conventional access control, enforcing business policies, allowing the management of multiple clearances, licenses and competences for cardholders to ensure duty of care and health and safety obligations are met.  Key functions include visitor management, time and attendance, monitoring and tracking, intruder alarm detection, emergency management.

The IDIS integration with DirectIP DR 2/4/6000 Series of NVRs and Gallagher Command Centre Version 7.2, enables powerful and seamless functionality through the Gallagher interface. Core features includes live full-HD video streaming and the ability to easily search and instantaneously retrieve recorded images of incidents. Alarms can all be used to trigger cameras to turn to pre-set positions or tours and initiate a real-time operator response as well as giving users complete PTZ control.

Paxton’s Net2 is an advanced PC based access control solution offering centralized and scalable administration and control of sites from one to hundreds of doors for up to 50,000 users. Net2 perfectly tailors access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily through an intuitive and user-friendly interface. This makes Net2 a perfect combination with IDIS DirectIP surveillance as both solutions combine high performance with simplicity of installation, operation and maintenance to ensure a low cost of ownership.

The new integration of Net2 Version 5.1 and DirectIP™ enables simple plug-and-play installation of IDIS DR 2/4/6000 Series of NVRs using auto detect technology through Net2’s interface. Features include full-HD live streaming, easily retrieval and play back of time selected footage and the ability to use two-way audio from the control room to camera locations.  DirectIP NVRs provide the video recording linking site incidents and alarms to corresponding video.  Pre and post event recording options ensure video evidence of vents, such as a forced door, is captured from numerous angles in full-HD, while operators have full PTZ control to verify alarms in real time.


Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe, commented, “Since the launch of DirectIP two years ago, we’ve focussed on working with best-of-breed technology partners in order to deliver truly integrated security solutions.  By integrating with Gallagher and Paxton, we are enabling customers to close security gaps caused by disparate security systems, improve operator effectiveness and efficiency, while improving situational awareness and the ability for organisations to better respond to threats and incidents.” 



BRENTFORD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 02 JUNE 2015 – IDIS announced that attendees at this year’s IFSEC International will be introduced to the surveillance powerhouse’s newest, most robust iteration of the IDIS total solution to-date on stand G700.  A true end-to-end, single-source surveillance solution, the IDIS total solution can be scaled and configured to meet any surveillance need. Marrying the high quality performance IDIS is known for with a compellingly low total cost of ownership, the IDIS total solution continues the company’s tradition of game changing industry offerings.


This year, visitors to IFSEC will find the company’s flagship DirectIP™ offering—which leverages a revolutionary NVR-based approach to bring unparalleled simplicity, high performance, and affordability together as never before to the IP space—featured alongside IDIS Solution Suite™ (ISS), a highly scalable and flexible VMS, offering a unified user experience across different technology platforms in a modular manner that delivers customized feature sets at an affordable price point.  Also featured will be DirectCX™, the IDIS analog surveillance solution, with the market-leading image quality IDIS customers expect, and support for HD-TVI 2.0.    

Additionally, visitors to the IDIS stand at IFSEC will experience the developments in IDIS innovation, including

• the world’s highest performing 4K H.265 NVR, the IDIS DR-6316P-S, with a class-leading network throughput up to 310Mbps (including significantly enhanced image quality on remote clients), leading-edge 4K video out capability, and support for H.265, which allows saving of up to 50% of storage space; and

• the IDIS 5MP Fisheye Camera, with unrivaled dewarping technology on client for e-PTZ, auto-pan functions, and support for varied image layouts, together with camera-side dewarping for DirectIP NVRs.

Together, these components of the IDIS total solution—as always, fully designed, developed, and manufactured by IDIS itself—comprise a surveillance solution able to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape through flexible and cost-effective high-performance technology, and visitors to IFSEC will have the chance to experience them all.


Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe, previews, “At IFSEC, the IDIS team will demonstrate exactly how the IDIS total solution can deliver concrete benefits to the full security buying chain, from distributors, installers, and integrators through to end-users.  On-stand ‘experience zones’ will highlight a range of applications for commercial buildings, finance, gaming, and logistics sectors, and our ‘true plug-and-play zone’ will allow visitors to test the simplicity of DirectIP™ with their own two hands.”


“We’re very excited for this year’s IFSEC,” continued Song.  “Whether a visitor is new to the IDIS offerings, or a long-time fan of the innovative IDIS approach to surveillance, our total solution offering this year is sure to do what IDIS does best: change the game when it comes to European surveillance.  We look forward to seeing everyone on stand G700.” 


For more information or to book a one-on-one demo at the IFSEC show, email, phone +44 (0)203 657 5678



Successful integration of DirectIP™ and Veracity combines plug-and-play simplicity with proven industry-leading accuracy


BRENTFORD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 30 APRIL 2015 – IDIS, a global surveillance solution provider, and 4Sight Imaging, a leading imaging technology company, have announced the successful integration of DirectIP™ with Veracity, a powerful and intuitive Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) software engine.

Proving ten times more accurate in independent comparative testing, the IDIS and 4Sight solution combines leading image analysis technologies with next generation DirectIP™ HD cameras, leveraging the latest system architectures and advances in solid state lighting to allow a wide, multi-lane field of view that is accurate across a wide range of weather, lighting and plate conditions.

The ground breaking solution eliminates the challenges traditionally associated with ANPR systems, by removing complicated set up, configuration and constant maintenance and system adjustments made possible through both companies’ patented plug-and-play technology.  The result translates to low system configuration and simple, fast deployment that delivers benefits in terms of affordability and a continued low cost of ownership.

Showcasing the solution at ISC West 2015, installers and systems integrators saw how they can now offer customers a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and affordable ANPR solution featuring:

• Industry leading accuracy across a wide range of weather and operating conditions
• High performance, reliability and image quality combined with ease of installation and operation
• International plate recognition
• Future proof technology that inherently leverages new developments in camera hardware, system architectures and processing power. 


Commenting, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe, noted, “There is natural synergy between IDIS and 4Sight Imaging with both organisations committed to delivering high performance technology combined with plug-and-play simplicity that offers ease of installation and operation and a low cost of ownership.  We can now offer exactly that in terms of an ANPR solution following the successful integration of DirectIP™ and Veracity.”

Brook Jackson, Managing Director at 4Sight Imaging, added, “ISC West proved to be the perfect platform to showcase the new DirectIP™ and Veracity integration.  The audience was impressed in terms of the wide field of view, image quality and high performance accuracy across a wide range of operating conditions.  The complexities previously associated with plate recognition have until now restricted installers and system integrators from maximising opportunities from ANPR, having eliminated these the Veracity solution allows our partners to grow, protects their margins and at the same time ensures end user satisfaction.  One major car parking organisation in the United Kingdom has already seen significant return on investment through improved accuracy since rolling out across their national estate.” 


Used by a wide range of global customers across surveillance, car parking operations and access control, the Veracity and DirectIP™ solution delivers a variety of tangible benefits including: 


• Enhanced safety and security
• A low cost of ownership
• Increased profitability from car parking operations
• Improved surveillance operations with high quality evidential images
• Operational efficiencies through the automation of previously manual tasks. 


For more information on 4Sight Imaging and Veracity go to or e-mail



• The IDIS Solution delivers a high performance, end-to-end solution from a single manufacturer, designed and developed for every surveillance need

• The globally available total IDIS Solution  is modular and scalable, featuring a game changing low total cost of ownership for enterprises of all sizes
• The total IDIS Solution featured at  ISC West is the most robust and beneficial ever offered by IDIS, building on prior rollouts of DirectIP™ in Europe and the Middle East


LAS VEGAS, 16 MARCH 2015 – On the second day of ISC West, global surveillance powerhouse IDIS focused on the introduction of its total surveillance solution to the  American marketplace.  Through a series of presentations and hands-on demonstrations at the IDIS booth, IDIS shared the core benefits of the IDIS Solution to the American and global surveillance marketplaces:  the availability of a true end-to-end solution for every need and size, with highest-quality performance at a game changing low total cost of ownership.   


“ISC West, in many ways, has been an ideal platform for the American launch of the total IDIS solution,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Sales Director for IDIS America, “Alongside our flagship solution,  DirectIP™—which leverages a revolutionary NVR-based approach to bring unparalleled simplicity, high performance, and low total cost of ownership together in one package—IDIS is featuring IDIS Solution Suite (ISS), a highly scalable, flexible VMS that provides a Unified User experience across different technology platforms, and DirectCX, our analog complement to these offerings, and the final piece in our true end-to-end solution for every surveillance need.

“Together, these components—each designed, developed, and manufactured by IDIS—comprise a surveillance solution able to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape through flexible and cost-effective high-performance technology.” 
The IDIS total solution is designed to meet  every surveillance need, and to do so for any size enterprise.   

• The IDIS DirectIP™ offering has proven a revolutionary approach to HD surveillance—one that is truly plug-and-play, single-source, and highly affordable, comprising a range of HD cameras, network video recorders (NVR), and monitors—including 4K UHD and H.265 capability. 
• The full featured IDIS VMS, IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) works with any combination of recording platforms and offers a high responsive and cost-effective modular design, with available recording, backup, redundant recording, fail over services, and video wall services modules, and a virtually identical GUI across all platforms.
• IDIS DirectCX HDTVI offering, delivering FHD over BNC cabling, including DirectCX cameras, recorders, and the IDIS Center, able to complement existing investments with BNC cabling.

“What we’re seeing here at ISC West is a strong industry response to IDIS’s ability to offer a total end-to-end solution, comprising DirectIP™, the ISS VMS, and DirectCX analog offerings.  IDIS offerings are odular and fully scalable, meaning the benefit of the IDIS solution is available and affordable to enterprises of all sizes,” noted Drummond.
“The reception here at the show only confirms how successful IDIS has been at crafting the all-in-one solution the industry has been waiting for. We are very pleased to see visitors to the show share in the excitement we feel about the benefits IDIS brings to the marketplace:  a true total solution for every need, highest quality at a lower total cost of ownership.”