SYDNEY, Australia — HDcctv Alliance, a video surveillance standards organization, has ratified the next generation of its high definition (HD) security video standard, HDcctv 2.0. The new specifications have been developed for equipment that can produce HD video without the need for IP cameras or Ethernet cabling within a secured premise, according to the Alliance.
HDcctv 2.0 provide alternatives which will offer end users the potential to achieve significant cost-savings in many surveillance systems, as well as high-fidelity HD video that is reliable and convenient, says Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director.
“There are two primary variants of HDcctv 2.0 — NR and AT. HDcctv 2.0 NR DVRs and cameras add plug-and-play up-the-coax remote control to the underlying HD-SDI format. HDcctv 2.0 AT delivers true HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling, along with plug-and-play up-the-coax remote control,” Rockoff says.
The Alliance is promoting its new standards to chip manufacturers, as well as camera and DVR manufacturers, to achieve new levels of interoperability for installers and end users.
“We’re very excited about HDcctv 2.0 and the potential for flexibility it offers both end users and installers,” says Yin Jun, Dahua’s director of R&D. “HDcctv 2.0 AT, in particular, provides the means to upgrade any analog system to HD quality video with remote control without disturbing the legacy infrastructure.”
Security practitioners who are in the business of designing and specifying surveillance systems are now able to work with HDcctv as easily as they worked with analog CCTV systems from 10 years ago, says Eyenix CEO Jon Hwang.
“Certified HDcctv-compliant products from a variety of manufacturers will always interoperate, without having to test all pair-wise combinations. This means convenience, peace of mind, and freedom of choice for installers and end users,” he says.
The new standards where were approved by the HDcctv Alliance Board of Directors at a meeting in February. HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas, held April 2-4.