360 VISION Technology, the UK manufacturer of rugged HD, radar and thermal PTZ imaging cameras, has launched TX Direct, an “innovative” static IP address wireless PTZ camera that’s available in the Predator (HD, thermal and radar) and Invictus model ranges.
Offered alongside the existing wireless TX camera range, TX Direct camera technology affords installers and end users alike the advantage of seamless, direct ONVIF integration with video management systems rather than via a hosted server or third party software.
Realising HD 1080p, 25 fps, 2048 kbps, CVBR images, TX Direct enables the freedom to easily add and set-up new surveillance cameras beyond the coverage of existing hardwired CCTV cable infrastructure and stands as a cost-effective alternative to using expensive leased fibre networks.
Extending the scope for delivering substantially lower costs of ownership in areas where existing fibre is available, TX Direct cameras can also be used for fixed or rapid deployment applications as a viable alternative, yielding substantial savings on the choice of end-to-end camera video transmission media that’s deployed.
Further, and unlike other wireless transmission solutions, TX Direct drives down the cost of ownership even further as these wireless cameras are supplied ‘license free’, meaning that there are no recuring fees to pay.
Using 4G or 5G networks for CCTV connectivity has traditionally been limited due to the lack of large data cellular connections with a static IP address, which is required to access and control the camera.
Traditional rapid deployment systems either record locally with footage downloaded as required, or otherwise their data streams are highly compressed and frame rates are reduced to cut down on expensive data usage.
A typical traditional static IP address solution will consume 20 Gb of data at best per month. If streamed live and uncompressed, this allowance would be used in less than a day.
With their fixed IP addresses, TX Direct cameras now offer a viable alternative, delivering data allowances of 1,000 Gb and above, thereby allowing camera images to be streamed 24/7 back to a central monitoring location, with minimal installation time and no adverse impact on infrastructure. Flexible on-board storage is also available to enable recording at the camera end if required.
As is the case with all of 360 Vision Technology’s products, security is designed-in to provide peace of mind and suitability for use in high-security applications, such as within the finance sector, local Government, the utilities, the policing environment and for the military.
TX Direct provides AES (256 bit) encryption using a high-speed AEGIS 256 (chip-on-chip) with authenticated data construction (AEAD), integrity and replay protection of the transmitted data. In addition, further security is provided via TX Direct’s tamper-resistant design, tamper-proof key storage (Layer 2), protection from VPN attacks, multipath TCP (MPTCP) for multiple Internet connection aggregation and bonding/aggregation capabilities (ie up to four different carriers, fixed line or cellular).
Suitable for many applications, TX Direct cameras are network agnostic, providing the ultimate flexibility to perform with any carrier and take advantage of the best available SIM contracts.
Public space and remote surveillance
“We are delighted to announce the release of this new wireless product option, which has the potential to change the face of public space and remote surveillance camera deployment,” explained Sara Fisher, 360 Vision Technology’s sales director. “TX Direct wireless cameras provide a high performance and supremely cost-effective alternative to any traditionally wired solution. With easy deployment, flexible mobile network connectivity and very low operational costs, this solution is particularly suited to ‘on the fly’ deployment by any organisation requiring a safe and secure imaging solution with which to expand its surveillance camera capacity.”
*Further information is available online at www.360visiontechnology.com