Siqura BC620WDR wins SIA NPS Judges’ Choice Award

29 Mar 2012

  Siqura BC620WDR wins SIA NPS Judges’ Choice Award at ISC West 2012 Gouda, the Netherlands – March 29, 2012 — TKH Security Solutions today announced that its re...

 
Siqura BC620WDR wins SIA NPS Judges’ Choice Award at ISC West 2012
Gouda, the Netherlands – March 29, 2012 — TKH Security Solutions today announced that its recently released Siqura BC620WDR received the New Product Showcase Judges’ Choice Award from the Security Industry Association at the ISC West 2012 trade show. NPS selected the Siqura BC620WDR due to its unique approach to a security solution. This network camera facilitates system upgrades, such as those from analog to IP or the incorporation of video analytics, while at the same time reusing existing network infrastructures, thereby ensuring users can install an intelligent IP solution anywhere.

“The Siqura BC620WDR from TKH Security Solutions is a great example of bringing innovation to the marketplace,” said SIA NPS Chair Jennifer Martin.

The Siqura BC620WDR is an IP camera based on an advanced new platform that puts entire video analytics systems in stand-alone devices at the edge of the network. Since its image sensor uses an adjustable shutter speed for each pixel, the Siqura BC620WDR provides superior low-light performance as well as wide dynamic range (WDR). With a built-in SFP option, the BC620WDR can stream Ethernet signals directly over fiber optic, coax, or Cat 5 cabling.

Transmitting over any medium
Siqura is the only manufacturer in the industry to offer an integrated adaptor for Ethernet over coax. The BC620WDR includes interface options for streaming Ethernet signals directly over fiber optic, coax, or Cat 5 cables. This accommodates any streaming situation, from short segments to vast distances, while resourcefully taking advantage of the existing network infrastructure. In combination with a multistream encoding functionality (i.e., MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, H.264), the BC620WDR innovatively meets the industry-wide demand to upgrade legacy systems.

Full intelligence at the edge
The BC620WDR is embedded with field-proven analytics algorithms for specific outdoor applications, including automatic incident detection and traffic data collection; perimeter detection algorithms are currently being integrated into the BC620WDR, with an expected release in the third quarter of 2012. For more information on video analytics, please see our Video Analytics white paper.

Ideal imager for outdoor applications
The BC620WDR contains the Seawolf DPS image sensor from Pixim and processes each pixel individually, thereby ensuring extremely clear images in outdoor applications. Whereas other WDR cameras use varying shutter speeds to average two or four complete frames, the BC620WDR adjusts the shutter speeds for individual pixels in a single frame. Therefore, the BC620WDR does not smear or bloom in difficult lighting situations, such as those posed by traffic applications, where car and street lights and sun reflections obstruct monitoring and analytics algorithms. Additionally, the BC620WDR’s true color reproduction makes it possible, for example, to differentiate and identify car colors at night when streetlights are the only form of illumination.

Quality video guaranteed
The BC620WDR includes the Siqura Camera Health Check, an application that guarantees the availability of quality video material. It continually assesses the well-being of the camera by monitoring the camera’s position and image quality. It conveys the status information via an intuitive dashboard-style user interface. When something is amiss, the application triggers an alarm to promptly alert operators. This, in turn, provides a proactive approach towards system maintenance, potentially reducing the unnecessary costs generally associated with scheduled upkeep. For more information on the Siqura Camera Health Check, please see our Safeguarding Your Surveillance System white paper.

About TKH Security Solutions
TKH Security Solutions provides integrated and complete security management systems for critical infrastructure, traffic, public transit, healthcare, financial institution, commercial security, and government applications. Each company has a longstanding history of over 35 years as an expert in its particular field of the security industry, including access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance, security management, and intercom communications systems.

TKH Security Solutions has its corporate headquarters in the Netherlands, with sales and support offices across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This regional presence enables TKH Security Solutions personnel to offer proactive pre- and post-sales service support to customers all over the world.
TKH Security Solutions is a member of the TKH Group N.V., an internationally active group of businesses that specializes in creating and supplying innovative telecom, building, and industrial solutions. TKH Group shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. For more information, please visit the TKH Group website at www.tkhgroup.com.

TKH Security Solutions press inquiries should be directed to Kate Huber, khuber@siqura.com, tel. +31 182 592 215. For more information, please visit www.tkhsecurity.com.

About Pixim
Pixim Inc. has developed unique imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional image capture technologies, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application - thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty.

Pixim chips are incorporated into millions of security cameras installed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1118.

Pixim Contact:
Tracey Hups
Manager, Worldwide Marketing Communications
720-236-5899
tracey@pixim.com

About SIA NPS
NPS is an awards program established by the Security Industry Association to recognize innovative products, services, and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial, and institutional settings.

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