EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Arecont Vision

Hotelier catches up with Tom Tazey of Arecont Vision to find out the latest news in security technology

Tom Tazey
Tom Tazey

Why have you chosen to sponsor the Hotelier Middle East Security & Safety Summit?
The Hospitality industry is a key vertical for Arecont Vision. Some of the industries most recognised brands use our products to secure their properties. Participation in this event is a great platform for us to share new product & technology information with our existing customers and to demonstrate to potential clients how Arecont Vision continue to lead the way in IP video with cutting edge innovations, superior price/performance ratio and the broadest selection of megapixel IP cameras in the industry.

What are the main topics you expect to come up at the forum?

From a surveillance standpoint we expect that participants will want to discuss the following:

  • Current Ministry of Interior and police guidelines 
  • How to effectively implement existing guidelines
  • What the future holds in terms of surveillance requirements in the hospitality industry

What are the latest product launches from your company?

In the recent months we have released two of our most innovative products that deliver industry leading image quality, outstanding performance and superior return on investment to our customers.

  • SurroundVideo Omni Camera

Delivering revolutionary flexibility, Arecont Vision SurroundVideo Omni multi-sensor multi-megapixel cameras provide ample resolution to zoom-in for details in live and recorded video. Arecont Vision integrates up to four imagers, each with a choice of IR corrected lens, into an IP66 rated / IK-10 impact resistant dome housing. A unique track design allows up to four individual sensor gimbals to be independently placed in nearly any configuration, including at the intersection of hallways or in a 270-degree view at the corner of a building. SurroundVideo Omni cameras are available in total resolutions of 12-megapixels (MP) WDR or 20MP, all with fast frame rates. 2.8mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm and 16mm lens options are available. H.264 compression reduces bandwidth and storage requirements while delivering full frame rates and full resolution without sacrificing image quality. Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) up to 100dB at full resolution is available in the 12MP model.

  • MegaView 2 Bullet Camera with STELLAR technology

Our new MegaView 2 bullet cameras include Arecont Vision’s ground-breaking STELLAR (Spatio Temporal Low Light Architecture) Low Light Technology, which expands low-light performance by reducing motion blur, noise and storage requirements while also enhancing contrast and allowing color imaging in near complete darkness. Optional on-board storage up to 32GB via an SDHC card slot; CorridorView™ capability that allows the camera’s image to be rotated 90 degrees for better coverage in hallways and corridors; and an extended ability to scale images to different resolutions to better meet system bandwidth and storage requirements.

What news can we expect from your company in 2015?
We’ve enhanced the performance of our MegaBall all-in-one indoor Day/Night H.264 megapixel camera series to enhance low light performance.

We’ve also recently released an all-in-one surround video camera that comes in 360 degree or 180 degree models.

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