COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Seon has launched its new hybrid video surveillance system, which includes the Explorer HX16 Hybrid DVR, the CHQ8PD high-definition IP interior dome camera, and the CHW8PD high-definition IP exterior wedge camera.
This hybrid system was specifically designed for transit fleets that want multiple high-definition views inside and outside the vehicle while preserving their analog camera investment.
“The beauty of this hybrid recording system is that it allows fleet managers to improve image clarity where needed by adding advanced IP camera technology, while continuing to support existing standard resolution cameras,” said William Durno, senior product manager. “This is truly a cost-effective way to upgrade your mobile surveillance systems to keep pace with constantly evolving safety and security needs.”
The system supports both analog and IP cameras, so users can introduce high-definition camera views as needs and budget allow.
The HX16 hybrid DVR supports 12 standard resolution analog and four high-definition IP cameras for a total of 16 video and audio channels, allowing for selection of a wide range of camera options to suit the needs of every fleet. Dual hard drive support for 4 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity is designed to provide maximum video retention time.
In addition to storing surveillance data to the hard drive, HX16 features recording to the SD card as a product option. Additionally, the HX16 has been specifically designed for quick and easy IP camera installation, featuring plug-and-play technology.
Other standard features include an integrated G-sensor that monitors vehicle inertia against pre-set G-force thresholds, red-flagging events exceeding the thresholds, so they can be quickly identified; and, for vMax Commander-based systems, a Smart-Stop bus battery saver that automatically oversees earliest power down of the DVR based on wireless download scheduling needs.
Also standard is a new video protection feature that allows for a shutdown in case of a sudden power loss, such as an accident — storing seconds of buffered video to the DVR hard drive for later review.