SONY ENHANCES LINE OF END-TO-END SECURITY SOLUTIONS WITH HYBRID AND HD-READY VIDEO NETWORK SURVEILLANCE SERVERS
|Sony is enhancing its line of security solutions with the addition of three hybrid video network surveillance recording servers. The new high-definition-ready models include the NSR-1050H, the NSR-1100 and NSR-1200. Designed to provide users with flexible security options and advanced levels of response and readiness, the new recording servers come with powerful features including the ability to combine the use of analogue and IP cameras on one system, full high-definition video output (1920x1080), open platform operation that supports cameras from multiple vendors, and easy configuration modes and set up.|
“Security professionals want complete surveillance solutions that fulfill their application and
security needs and that’s what we’re providing,” said Carlos Varela, Marketing Manager, Security, Broadcast Communication Solutions Group, Sony of Canada Ltd. “Whether the job
requires strengthening the capabilities of an existing analogue camera system through the
addition of intelligent IP or megapixel network cameras, or taking steps to prepare for high
definition, Sony offers the right combination of technology and support required by the
The NSR-1050H model supports up to 20 cameras (including megapixel versions), and is preinstalled with Sony’s NSBK-A16 analogue encoder circuit board, which enables the unit to
support up to 16 analogue cameras. The NSR-1100 and NSR-1200 units can support up to 32
and 64 cameras, respectively, and can also be fitted with the NSBK-A16 analogue encoder via an
on-board slot. Equipped with that encoder option, the recording servers can also support up to 16
analogue cameras each.
The NSR-1000 series is the industry’s first recording server to feature two high-definition
outputs via HDMI cable, as well as two RGB outputs that can be used to support standard
definition applications. When connected to a megapixel camera, the units are capable of
outputting a high-definition resolution image that can be displayed to any number of Sony’s
high-definition LCD monitors, including the 52-inch (viewable area, measured diagonally)
GXD-L52H1 “ruggedized” display.
Adding to the system’s performance, the NSR-1000 series can accept both JPEG and MPEG
streams simultaneously from dual streaming cameras attached to the recording server. This
feature enables the units to capture high-resolution images while simultaneously providing high quality video when viewing live content in real time. The unit delivers this, for example, by
recording high-resolution images in JPEG at frame rates as low as five fps, while concurrently
capturing live video at higher frame rates of up to 30 fps in MPEG4.
The NSR-1050H, 1100 and 1200 units have internal storage of up to 0.5 TB, 1 TB and 2 TB,
respectively. Each can be connected with up to seven units of the NSRE-S200 storage unit,
which provides an additional 2 TB of hard-disk storage, for an additional combined storage
capacity of 14 TB.
The units’ open platform and automatic configuration modes provide users with increased
flexibility and easy installation. The video network surveillance servers’ open platform supports
all current Sony camera models, as well as cameras from other major brands. In addition, the
easy configuration mode automatically detects Sony cameras reducing time needed for setup.
Additional features for the units include an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for the
management of searches, previews and video playback; back-up power supply equipment to
preserve the integrity of data in the event of power failure; and Sony’s Distributed Enhanced
Processing Architecture protocol (DEPA™), which enables the units to incorporate advanced
video analytics such as intelligent motion detection.
Pricing and availability
The NSR-1000 series video network surveillance recording servers are scheduled to start
shipping in December 2008. The NSR-1050H will have a suggested list price of CDN$6,460, the
NSR-1100 will have a suggested list price of $8,415 and the NSR-1200 will have a suggested list
price of $10,965. For more information about Sony’s new recording servers or for information
about the security product group, please visit http://www.sony.ca/ip/.