HDcctv Alliance Announces Clinton Electronics, IDIS, Marshall Electronics and Speco Technologies Join Global Consortium

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Clinton Electronics, IDIS, Marshall Electronics and Speco Technologies join HDcctv Alliance, the global consortium that manages and promotes HDcctv standards for the security industry, to incorporate HDcctv specifications and standards for interoperability into their new security market product lines. New members explain their reasons for joining, plans for their HDcctv product line and HDcctv's significance for the security industry.

We are a broadcast Industry leader in monitors with HD-SDI inputs and for decades have supplied the security market with unique optical and electronic products. Using the official HDcctv logo lets our customers know we are delivering broadcast quality HD technology that meets the highest quality HDcctv specifications and interoperability standards in the security market.

HDcctv Alliance™, the global security industry consortium established to manage technical standards for HDcctv equipment interoperability, announced today that Clinton Electronics, IDIS, Marshall Electronics, and Speco Technologies have joined to participate in manufacturing new security industry equipment compliant with HDcctv specifications and standards. The Alliance is open for membership at http://www.highdefcctv.org.

HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetization and without any perceivable compression latency. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE to include the family of video interfaces known as HD-SDI to create derivative standards to enable plug-and-play security systems and equipment that deliver high-resolution, high-definition (HD) surveillance video with no delays, image artifacts, or jitter.

"HDcctv will enable Speco Technologies' dealers to use existing coaxial cable infrastructure to deliver megapixel resolution images to their customers. The ability to accomplish this without entering the IP world will allow a greater cross section of installers to compete for the ever-growing megapixel business," said Gary Perlin, vice president of video products, Speco Technologies. "HDcctv products will be a perfect alternative to the megapixel IP cameras that we already sell. We will be introducing a line of dome, bullet and traditional cameras as well as the DVRs and monitors to support them, starting in the first quarter of 2010."

"HDcctv will get plenty of attention from security installers and consumers due to its high resolution and ease of installation," said Jin Ho Jung, CTO/Ph.D, IDIS Co. LTD. "Joining the HDcctv Alliance is in line with our business strategy. IDIS targets the mid-to-premium DVR market and HDcctv DVR market is the exact market we aim at. We first plan to release 4CH DVR with 1080p resolution and will eventually add 8CH and 16CH DVRs our product line."

"By joining the HDcctv Alliance we gain the ability to collaborate with and share resources of many companies that have the same goal of bringing the highest quality video available to the main stream CCTV market. We already have monitors that accept SDI and will expand into every segment of the whole video system in the coming year," said Gary Clinton, vice president, Clinton Electronics Corp. "We see HDcctv becoming a more natural transition into high-resolution video for the CCTV industry. HDcctv cameras will be much simpler to install and operate compared to IP cameras and will bring CCTV closer to what most of the nation has already been enjoying with HD quality television."

"We expect an explosive growth of popularity in HDcctv systems in the future," said Nathan Mordukhay, vice president, S&M, Marshall Electronics, Inc. "We are a broadcast Industry leader in monitors with HD-SDI inputs and for decades have supplied the security market with unique optical and electronic products. Using the official HDcctv logo lets our customers know we are delivering broadcast quality HD technology that meets the highest quality HDcctv specifications and interoperability standards in the security market."

"These new members highlight the increasing global reach and diversity of the HDcctv Alliance," said Todd E. Rockoff, Ph.D., chairman of HDcctv Alliance. "We look forward to their active contributions to v2.0 of the HDcctv Specification, which will include up-the-cable camera control, bi-directional audio, and possibly up-the-cable power as well."

Alliance members are drawn from component and equipment manufacturers worldwide. HDcctv Alliance Charter Members include Comart System, EverFocus Electronics Corp, Gennum Corporation, Ovii, Stretch Inc., and Comart System.

At the China Public Security Exposition (CPSE), the HDcctv Alliance will demonstrate plug-and-play capabilities and zero-delay PTZ operation from a variety of manufacturers, in Hall 1, booth D001-D034, in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Nov. 1-4th.

In addition, Todd Rockoff will present a talk on HDcctv starting at 16:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m.) on Nov. 1st at the same location.

For videos by Todd Rockoff discussing the HDcctv Alliance visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1Iq8mBCYg

HDcctv offers several advantages for the end user, compared to alternative ways of achieving high resolution including:

  •     Surveillance-Grade Reliability -- Video is not broken up into packets and then transmitted via an occasionally congested network.
  •     Plug-and-Play Upgrade -- The transition from CCTV to HDcctv is very easy: just upgrade the DVR and selected cameras.
  •     Familiar and Reliable User Interface -- For the installer/operator, the only difference between HDcctv and CCTV is that the DVR recording configuration screens have both HD and SD resolution
  •     True HDTV Live View --not compressed or packetized.
  •     Real-Time Speed Dome Control -- no signal delays between a joystick command and the corresponding speed dome
  •     Best Possible Input Format for Analytics -- delivers digitally crisp, unadulterated video from cameras to DVR

Semiconductor technology advances that make HDcctv cost-effective and affordable include:

  •     Image sensors capable of capturing surveillance-grade HD images
  •     Image processing circuits coupled to (or embedded in) those high-resolution sensors
  •     HD-SDI transmission technology adapted from broadcast HDTV
  •     Codecs capable of processing broadcast-industry-standards-compliant HD video streams
  •     HDTV display panels (leveraging consumer trends)

About HDcctv Alliance
HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages open industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv), HDcctv is an all-digital transmission over coaxial cable of broadcast-industry-standards-compliant serialized uncompressed video for the security industry. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education on its benefits to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance's Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance Web site at http://www.highdefcctv.org.

HDcctv and the HDcctv logos are trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

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