Keep Your Eye On HD CCTV

High definition video surveillance technology may be the next big thing to come to the security industry. By utilizing the same coaxial cable used by legacy analog, but by delivering IP video quality video resolution, HDcctv provides a unique solution for...

There are not many solutions available today for this integration, but HDcctv will soon be integrated with IP much like analog is today, mostly by delivering Hybrid DVR’s which can record and display analog, IP or HDcctv. A few companies are developing HDcctv to IP streamers which may find an application in larger systems, allowing HDcctv feeds to be captured by NVRs. We have been offering a PC-based solution with HDcctv and analog in the same system for a while now.


HDcctv Specification

The HDcctv Specification comprises a suite of standards documents developed by the HDcctv Alliance Technical Committee. These documents specify operational requirements and compliance levels for HDcctv systems from “glass-to-glass” (camera to display).

The HDcctv Alliance is the trade association for the HDcctv global industry. Visit the web site for updates on standards and well as training webinars and listings of member companies and their products.

The purpose of any standardization and compliance process is to ensure “interoperability” of products, components and systems designed and tested in compliance with the standard. Equipment displaying the HDcctv logo - developed by HDcctv adoptor companies - is assurance of a compliant product or system that will provide a “plug-and-play” digital high-definition CCTV experience for system installers and security professionals alike.

Planned versions of the HDcctv Standard offer successively greater cost effectiveness for surveillance, by adding capabilities such as 2-way communications and up-the-cable power and by increasing performance such as 300m transmission over low-grade RG59 coaxial cable and pixel arrays up to 20 million pixels per frame.


HDcctv Products

The SG Digital SGHDSDIBC5 is a true HD camera, supplying 1280x720 progressive scan images rivaling much higher priced professional grade cameras. These cameras are the first of the next generation HDCCTV cameras based on High Definition Serial Digital Interface and SMPTE292 and are for use with all HDCCTV security products.

The installation of these cameras is exactly the same as a traditional analog camera. All SG High Def cameras have a composite video test monitor output for easy setup. The SGHDSDIBC5 accepts CS or C mount lenses with manual or DC auto iris.

SGD47S series HD DVR is an embedded HD DVR offering H.264 Dual stream compression format for efficient disk storage and network bandwidth conservation. The SGD47S series also supports GUI menu, Dual streaming for live mobile monitoring, express configurations, etc. HD channels record in 720p via the broadcast format of SMPT292.

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