High-tech CCTV solutions
CBC: A dust storm at Dubai’s Intersec
Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) is celebrating a surge of interest in its ground breaking Ganz CCTV systems and Computar lenses, experienced during the recent Intersec exhibition in Dubai.
The company was inundated with enquiries on its stand from a variety of visitors keen to know more about CBC's latest innovative equipment, including its cost-effective new VCA video analytics packages, which cover a range of CCTV platforms including IP cameras, encoders and PC-based central server solutions.
CBC's VCA range comprises two levels of functionality: VCApresence, for intruder and perimeter detection and VCAsurveillance, which includes all of the features of VCApresence plus an extensive range of video analytics tools. The entry-level VCApresence is much more advanced compared to standard video motion detection and includes features such as camera tamper detection, while VCAsurveillance offers additional functions such as the ability to filter out objects such as small animals, birds and rubbish from a camera scene.
Another big hit on the CBC stand was its latest MIST technology, which sharpens and increases CCTV camera visibility in conditions where fog, haze, smog, sand or rain impede outdoor video surveillance. This new Ganz MIST application can be used for security purposes in areas such as perimeter protection for ports, harbours and airports. It works with any C/CS-mount lens by focusing through obstacles present in the atmosphere that can obstruct or deteriorate video image quality (i.e. fog, rain, haze, smoke or snow). The camera's dynamic range control function detects and measures image intensity on the screen. By digitally adjusting colour and contrast, poor quality images caused by environmental factors are automatically corrected.
At Intersec CBC also showcased equipment including its innovative line-up of C-Allview cameras, such as the recently introduced Night Vision and Thermal Vision systems. Other CBC products on show included its radar-based systems, such as Radar Vision, as well as the VSoIP management system, which allows installers, system integrators and other customers to seamlessly manage all of their CCTV video - including analogue - across an IP network. Debuting for 2010 in the VSoIP range is a 5x5 active video wall, which was displayed at Intersec.
Meanwhile CBC's Night Vision system offers a fully integrated combination of optical camera technology with infrared lighting for day/night operation, avoiding the need for wasteful and non-discreet, bolt-on illumination. It provides an optimised solution to the problems inherent in dome cameras' night-time operation, with their need for up to 360° constant scene illumination during the hours of darkness. Night Vision's ‘green' alternative ensures the camera's demand for scene illumination is automatically matched to its required field of view, avoiding the need for wasteful and costly lighting of other areas.
Intersec show visitors to CBC's stand were also able to view the operational benefits of Thermal Vision, a system combining thermal imaging with the detail capture of visible-light CCTV, allowing individuals to be tracked and recorded in almost all weather and lighting conditions at ranges up to 1000 metres and vehicles up to 2km away.
"Intersec 2010 has been a great event," says CBC's Export Sales Manager, Hassan Uddin Ahmed. "During the show we've talked in detail with a cross-section of installers, system integrators, end users, consultants, distributors from not just the Middle East but Africa and Europe. They've all been very excited by the new technology solutions we offer to a range of security issues and we're now helping them meet their system requirements."