Pelco releases Endura 1.3

September 25, 2006 -- The company says the upgraded enterprise-class, IP-based video security system software delivers more power and flexibility via an array of new features and usability enhancements.

September 25, 2006 -- Pelco announced the upcoming October release of Endura 1.3, the newest version of the company's enterprise-class, IP-based video security system software. The company says its Endura 1.3 delivers more power and flexibility to users via an array of new features and usability enhancements.

"More than just a set of products, Endura is a foundational architecture on which Pelco is delivering a range of solutions that continues to transform the security industry and deliver new value to customers," contends Rob Morello, Pelco's senior product sales manager.

Enhancements to Endura 1.3 include:

-- Support for new extensions to the Endura family, including the Spectra III EVS IP camera positioning system and DVR5300. Spectra III EVS brings the power of the company's line of PTZ cameras to the Endura family, enabling greater flexibility for pushing intelligence to the edge of the network. DVR5300, capable of recording from analog cameras or IP streams, provides the ideal bridge between existing analog installations and a fully distributed IP video system. This is important for any enterprise with a significant investment in a video surveillance system, seeking to plan a sensible migration to network-based video, says the company.

-- Expanded frame rate choices: Endura 1.3 allows users to select any of four frame rates (30/25, 15/12.5, 10/8.3, 6/5 � NTSC/PAL) and three resolutions (CIF, 2CIF, 4CIF) on each channel. With the 2IPS rate in EnduraStor, Endura now offers 15 frame rate/resolution combinations; users gain even better control over storage requirements, which could translate to lower cost of ownership. With EnduraStor, users can record video in full motion and then automatically "prune" stored video after a user-determined period of time. For customers who need to capture as much detail and action as possible in their video, EnduraStor breaks the constraints of time-lapse recording while managing storage needs, contends the company.

-- A new system diagnostic display window, with diagnostics woven seamlessly into the entire Endura system. Operators and users can monitor system performance from anywhere on the network, giving customers and integrators more power and flexibility.

-- Audio Associations: A single audio channel can be assigned to multiple cameras; multiple audio channels can be assigned to a single channel.

-- Additional PTZ Control: In addition to Coaxitron and Pelco D protocols, Endura 1.3 also supports Pelco P protocol for control of pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

-- Usability enhancements including an expanded language set, new search options, drag-and-drop of multiple cameras into a workspace, improved logging of "locked" video, easier playback of exported video, and other features.

"When it comes to mission-critical video security, enterprise-class users bring a heavy list of requirements," says Morello. "They need unparalleled reliability, redundancy, scalability, expandability, flexibility, and of course, a superior image. What's more, because most enterprise class video security users are still somewhere in the migration from analog to digital systems, they need a solution that is compatible with both current and future technologies. Endura delivers high-performance video recording and flexible configuration options to the demanding enterprise surveillance market."

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