LAS VEGAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CoVi Technologies, Inc., the global
leader in high definition video surveillance solutions, today unveiled the
CoVi Crystal HD(TM) Surveillance System at the International Security
Conference (ISC) West 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Crystal HD is the first
IP-based surveillance system to integrate networked cameras and distributed
storage with advanced monitoring and administration software to create a
powerful high definition digital video solution. The system integrates
ground-breaking SCAN(TM) architecture and MultiStream(TM) encoding
technologies that promise to increase the value of video for security
professionals by capturing real time video intelligence that can be used to
prevent and respond to threats or events.
For decades, video surveillance has been used as a monitoring solution.
Sometimes a deterrent, but more often an insurance policy, video became a mere
data point for reviewing a breach in security or critical event well after the
event had occurred. Review of analog tapes can be timely and costly, and the
quality of today's digital video intelligence typically delivers little value
for law enforcement and security officers needing to respond quickly to
threats of property or life.
CoVi's Crystal HD Surveillance System shatters the old standards for video
quality, providing more than 4 times the resolution of traditional systems,
and provides the intelligent solution for security professionals seeking to
transform their surveillance system from a tool of awareness to an instrument
CoVi's breakthrough SCAN(TM) (Security Camera Area Network) architecture
and MultiStream(TM) encoding eliminate bandwidth consumption roadblocks which
have led to slow adoption of networked video surveillance. By placing system
intelligence on all recording elements at the edge of the network, and
simultaneously encoding high definition and monitoring resolution video
streams, network loading is minimized. As a result, the Crystal HD(TM)
Surveillance System can simultaneously monitor hundreds of cameras, while at
the same time providing forensic quality HD video recording for every camera
on the SCAN.
"We believe that we are about to significantly change an industry that has
been historically challenged by poor image quality and immature system
integration," said Barry Walker, President and CEO of CoVi Technologies.
"Real time, high quality video intelligence matters. Our Crystal HD system
will provide dramatic benefits to all who utilize video surveillance
technology for infrastructure security, asset protection or personal safety."
Crystal HD(TM) Surveillance System components include:
CVQ 2100(TM) MultiStream HD camera, with high dynamic range 1/2" CMOS
progressive scan 1280 X 720 pixel sensor and MPEG-4 and JPEG digital video
encoding. Advanced video processing algorithms enhance the camera's ability
to deal with challenging lighting conditions. Automatic and customizable
modes are available that compensate for extreme backlight situations and
illuminate detail hidden in shadows. Video Motion Detection (VMD) processing
and alarm event generation are in-camera. The CVQ-2100 is remotely
configurable and manageable. It is also firmware and software upgradeable,
allowing it to optionally perform advanced applications, such as object
tracking, that would otherwise need expensive computer platforms.
DMM-2100(TM) Digital Media Manager supports simultaneous QCIF, CIF, 4CIF
and HD recording from a CVQ-2100 camera for 30 day continuous recording. Each
DMM operates at the edge of the surveillance network and provides dedicated
processing and storage capacity to an individual CVQ-2100 MultiStream HD
camera. Information about the video (metadata) is also integrated, processed
and recorded by the DMM. The DMM can use this information to generate
security alerts and perform event based searches for the security operator.
Crystal HD SecurityStation(TM), supports WXGA resolution displays that
provide high performance monitoring for up to 16 cameras plus integrated alarm
and dispatch capabilities. A remote client, suitable for secure monitoring
over cable modem, DSL or 56K dial-up services is also available.
Crystal HD Administrator(TM) configures and administers up to 250 camera
and distributed media manager pairs in a multi-node SCAN, providing record
scheduling, remote camera setup, network optimization, and monitoring
permissions for one or more SecurityStation monitoring stations.
CoVi's Crystal HD system is competitively priced and can easily integrate
into existing corporate IP networks. The adaptive architecture was designed
to be open and standards-based providing lower integration and installation
costs and a cost-effective migration from traditional, analog systems.
"CoVi has not only delivered the industry's first truly scalable, high-
definition video system, with four times the resolution of traditional
solutions, but has done so at a price point well within the reach of budget-
conscious security professionals," said Barry Walker, President and CEO of
CoVi Technologies. "We have made innovation affordable without compromising
performance. And the ability to leverage this platform with advanced software
applications moves us much closer to the ideal of an intelligent video
surveillance solution, not only to protect people and physical assets, but
also to provide real time situational and business data."
About CoVi Technologies
CoVi Technologies is the leader in next generation video surveillance
solutions. CoVi designs and manufactures HD quality video security products
suitable for a wide range of environments. Created by veterans from the
security, videoconferencing, storage, networking, broadcast, and streaming
media industries, CoVi utilizes leading edge, standards-based technologies to
enable the industry's most powerful surveillance solutions. Our commitment is
to provide Total Video Quality(TM) to our customers through superior products
and solutions. CoVi Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is located in
Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.covitechnologies.com .
Crystal HD(TM) Surveillance System, Security Camera Area Network
(SCAN(TM)), MultiStream(TM), CVQ 2100(TM) MultiStream HD, DMM-2100(TM) Digital
Media Manager, Crystal HD SecurityStation(TM) and Crystal HD
Administrator(TM), are registered trademarks of CoVi Technologies, Inc.
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