Plug-and-play video encoders upgrade analog CCTV systems to IP-based surveillance

Siqura announces the launch of its EVE line of plug-and-play video encoders.

Siqura, a supplier of advanced video surveillance products, has announced the launch of its EVE line of plug-and-play video encoders. The company bills the EVE encoders as small, affordable, easy-to-use devices that digitize analog video signals and send them directly over any IP network. Live surveillance footage can then be viewed in a central control room, while a duplicate stream is sent to a remote recorder or to the mobile device of an administrator.

Flexibility, scalability, and a higher level of data security are among the chief advantages of IP-based network connectivity, notes the company. Siqura says its EVE encoders complement this functionality with a number of features that are normally only found in high-end devices, such as 960H resolution for enhanced video streams, image quality enhancement (motion-adaptive deinterlacing, 3D noise filter, fog correction) and proven interoperability with third-party systems.

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The EVE video encoders comes in three different varieties. EVE ONE enables migration to IP one camera at a time. The user simply fits this compact, single-channel video encoder into the housing or connection box of an analog camera in order to operate that camera from any point on a network. For extra surveillance power, the EVE FOUR encoder upgrades four analog cameras to IP, while the EVE 4x4, a sixteen-channel rack encoder, is intended as a replacement for an existing DVR or analog video switching platform.

“Many companies relying on analog video surveillance are looking for ways to tap into the huge potential offered by IP technology,” says Roger Decker, managing director at Siqura. “However, a full-blown migration is something not all can afford. With EVE, customers can make the move from analog to digital at a rate that suits their budget. These cost-effective encoders give them all the benefits of IP while protecting the investment they have made in their existing infrastructure.”

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