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February 16, 2012

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Returning to the workplace: How access control plays a vital role in a safe and secure return strategy

Honeywell’s hybrid DVR suits IP migrators

The hybrid nature of the new DVR makes it an ideal solution for customers at all stages of their migration journey from analogue to IP, providing a flexible, scalable offering that allows them to migrate at their own pace.

Additional IP cameras can be installed without the need for extra licences and Rapid Eye hybrid HD will automatically identify their dynamic address on a network.

The Rapid Eye can record, search and transmit video, audio and data transactions while simultaneously providing end users with both live monitoring and post-event playback operation.

Significantly, the product’s highly interactive user interfaces – complete with PTZ mouse control – are available remotely, locally and at a limited bandwidth, offering customers increased ease of use and flexibility of operation which in turn reduces training time and boosts employee productivity.

The Rapid Eye has the added benefit of full integration with the suite of Honeywell security products including the MaxPro VMS, Win-Pak and Pro-Watch access control platforms. This robust access control integration, combined with its strength as a loss prevention analysis tool with an in-built, PCI-compliant data capture capability makes Rapid Eye DVRs the perfect application for retail projects in particular.

Range of data storage options

The range of data storage options offered by Rapid Eye runs from 500 Gb to 4 Tb.

To optimise its storage capacity, the product uses H.261/263 proprietary codecs to compress images providing better picture quality, lower file sizes and more video storage volume than an MPEG-4 model.

Other features that boost the product’s effectiveness include Rapid Clip – which simplifies, speeds up and protects remote clip generation to a USB device or internal DVD-RW – and the Rapid Eye with Active Alert option. This incorporates eight channels of intelligent video analytics and standard Rapid Eye functionality to enable false alarm reduction.

“There’s a general acceptance across the industry that the ubiquitous adoption of IP is a case of: ‘When, not if'” explained Redo Bezzo, product manager for the EMEA region at the Honeywell Security Group. “However, customers across different sectors and geographies are not all in a position, financially or otherwise, to migrate today.”

He added: “Not only does the Rapid Eye DVR deliver impressive functionality in a range of scenarios, it also provides our end customers with choice. This is a valuable commodity in today’s business environment.”

For more information regarding these and other Honeywell solutions access the official Honeywell website

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