MEL Secure Systems, the leading developer of surveillance and security solutions, has launched the Unity Video solution. This innovative new technology enables users to quickly and easily upgrade existing fibre-based security networks with additional hard-wired CCTV cameras without requiring modifications to the network, involving the fibre provider or installing wireless links. The Unity Video solution will deliver cost savings of up to 90% compared with traditional methods of expanding fibre networks.
The Unity Video solution is the result of many years’ extensive research and development by MEL Secure Systems and allows up to twenty cameras of any brand to be connected to a single existing fibre link. It is quick and easy to install and will significantly enhance the functionality of installed CCTV systems in a wide range of applications. The Unity Video solution allows security services to be expanded and maintains the high reliability of fibre without the high ongoing monthly costs associated with this technology, an ongoing challenge that affects control room managers everywhere.
According to Peter Druzyc, Managing Director of MEL Secure Systems: “This innovative new solution will be of particular interest to the public sector as it comes under increased pressure to reduce spending. It will enable CCTV networks to be extended whilst meeting the ‘capital expenditure’ approach now being taken by local authorities moving towards having borough-owned infrastructures without line leasing commitments.”The Unity Video solution delivers real-time D1 images for each channel using the latest high quality, low delay H.264 compression technologies. It enables additional CCTV cameras to be connected, regardless of brand, transmitting full resolution images to control rooms wherever they are located.
The Unity Video solution is compatible with both PAL and NTSC formats and can be specified in a flexible range of configurations including 4, 8, 16 and 20 port versions.