by Paul Doocey
February 11, 2013
North American Video (NAV), which recently oversaw the installation of a video surveillance
system at Valley Forge Casino Resort pictured here, is one of many security vendors
displaying wares at the World Game Protection Conference.
Vegas offers the winter weary a host of needed distractions—sunlight, warm
weather, a chance to discard overcoats and boots for shorts and sandals, and
much, much more.
also offers business opportunities for some, such as the security and
surveillance practitioners that gather for the annual World Game Protection
Conference (WGPC), which is taking this place this year at M Resort from
February 25-27. For more information on the event, visit www.worldgameprotection.com.
addition to a full slate of speakers and sessions, WGPC offers an expo and an
opportunity for some of the security and surveillance industry’s largest
companies to display their latest and most technologically-advanced wares to a
casino crowd. Here are some of the latest product releases from these companies
that likely will be showcased at the event:
An IP video system
American Video (NAV) provides value both on the gaming
floor and throughout a property, as evidenced by a recent installation at Valley Forge Casino Resort, located near Philadelphia, Pa.
The IP video system uses a redundant HP network with PoE and equipment provided
by Pelco, including the Linux-based Endura recording system, Sarix fixed
cameras and Spectra IV pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras; a total of 500 cameras. The
system is integrated with a Software House access control system and the
E>Connect point-of-sale (POS) system. The casino surveillance department's
20 operators watch table games, cage transactions, ingress and egress of
patrons, food and beverage locations, point-of-sale transactions, and movement
of employees in the back of the house. Outside the building, exterior cameras
mounted at various levels on nearby rooftops keep watch on the parking lot area
to ensure guest safety.
is an easy to use application
that enables the convenient and fast conversion of any backup made by Dallmeier
recording systems into a
generally supported standard video format. PStreamConvert supports the
conversion of backups from all Dallmeier recording systems (DMS, DLS, VNB, DMX
as of generation four as well as DIS-2/M) and SMAVIA Appliances. Converted
videos are output in an AVI container format with MPEG-4 coding, which is
supported by most player software. Within the container, the quality of the
converted videos (frame rate, bit rate, resolution) can be customized to meet
, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco,
has introduced its VideoEdge Hybrid recorder and Desktop
, using the victor unified client. VideoEdge Hybrid is
a powerful, high-performance NVMS that records and manages video from both
analog and IP cameras, protecting video investments. The new Hybrid expands on
the VideoEdge portfolio, offering a full suite of NVR solutions for all size
businesses. The Desktop NVR offers 200Mbps throughput (100Mbps to storage and
100Mbps playback to clients), one of the highest in the industry.
Bosch Security Systems
now offers B Series intrusion control panels
. The panels are modern Internet
appliances for security applications designed to simplify installation and
increase profits for dealers and integrators. A flexible family of control
panels, the B Series includes two models that meet the needs of a wide variety
of facility configurations. The B5512 supports 48 points of protection and four
areas, while the B4512 monitors 28 points of protection and two areas. The
series is ideal for retail stores, banks, office buildings, government locations,
schools, and many other commercial and residential applications.
(HD) 1080 dome positioning system from Pelco by Schneider Electric
, features a higher image resolution without
sacrificing low-light or programmable performance. The Spectra line has been a
cornerstone of security applications for nearly 20 years, delivering
reliability, drive/control technology and image quality. Designed for security
professionals who demand the very best in image quality, Pelco’s Spectra HD
1080, built on the Sarix technology platform, is an all-digital system that delivers
2.0 megapixel resolution, high-profile H.264 compression and built-in
The HD Bullet
series cameras from Avigilon
capture incredible detail in
complete darkness with built-in adaptive infrared (IR) illumination. Available in
outdoor 1-MP, 2-MP, 3-MP, and 5-MP resolutions, Avigilon’s HD Bullet cameras
can see facial detail two times farther than average bullet cameras. 1-MP, 2-MP
and 3-MP HD Bullet cameras are also equipped with powerful in-sensor, Wide
Dynamic Range (WDR) capabilities, which exposes each pixel multiple times for
better image quality.
, a leader in IP megapixel camera
technology, has added both a 10-megapixel camera
and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) models to its MegaDome 2
camera series. The addition of a 10-megapixel camera to the current MegaDome 2
lineup of 1.3, 1080p, three- and five-migapixel cameras will expand the series
to meet growing customer demands for high-resolution megapixel camera
solutions. Arecont Vision has also added two Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) cameras
to the MegaDome 2 series at resolutions of 1080p and 3 megapixels.
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