IP-based video camera systems from Duxbury Networking

Duxbury Networking has released a new range of cameras and network video recorder (NVR) platforms from its principal, ACTi Corporation.

March 17, 2014

Bolstering its portfolio of Internet Protocol (IP) based video surveillance systems, Duxbury Networking has released a new range of cameras and network video recorder (NVR) platforms from its principal, ACTi Corporation.

“The company is recognised as a technology leader,” says Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking. “In addition to IP cameras, ACTi develops its own hardware- and software-based NVR platforms.”

He says a feature of the ACTi brand is its line-up of high definition (HD) 10 megapixel network cameras delivering an image resolution at least three times higher than conventional analogue CCTV cameras.

“In demanding applications, such as in point-of-sales monitoring, it’s vital to be able to identify persons or objects in a scene,” says Robb. “In these instances the HD cameras provide the ability to clearly see every item being purchased by a customer along with facial identity.”

He says the ability to combine HD and non-megapixel network cameras optimised for other needs – such as powerful optical zoom, extreme light sensitivity or low cost – is key to creating corporate-wide video surveillance networks that are effective, reliable and cost-efficient.

“Applications where a mix of cameras may be applicable include parking lot surveillance. Here there are likely to be two requirements: to indentify empty spaces, rather than individual cars in the lot and also for driver identity or license plate recording at points of entry and exit. Cost-effective coverage can be achieved with a combination of HD and non-megapixel networked cameras,” explains Robb.

ACTi IP cameras allow network designers and systems integrators to link with many third party VMS (virtual memory system) recording solutions. Alternatively, a unified ACTi solution may be specified.
All ACTi cameras – covering the one to 10 megapixel spectrum – include an image signal processor (ISP) designed and manufactured by ACTi which is compatible with many lens options. It facilitates clear, precisely focused video images, even in low light applications.