JVC to deliver hybrid IP-based video systems with Cisco, Milestone & Verint

The integration of security products combined with convergence technology will support the transition from analogue systems to IP based networks.

LONDON, United Kingdom, 3 May 2005

JVC today announced an IP-based video surveillance system that employs products from Cisco Systems, Inc., Milestone Systems and Verint. This new hybrid solution will provide an end-to-end transition to IP network video applications, and enable a converged IP security and surveillance environment.

"We aim to provide our European customers with a future-proof solution where users can easily upgrade their systems with a smooth transition into IP. Through this integration of solutions JVC can provide its existing customer base with a mechanism to adopt new and developing convergent technologies saving time, money and resources, while protecting the investment in traditional analogue systems. The companies involved bring both product and expertise within various disciplines which will help us provide a complete and comprehensive range of solutions for the needs of our customers now and in the future," comments Hajime Yamasaki, Director of Corporate Strategy, and Strategic Alliances of JVC Professional Europe.

New and exciting opportunities are offered to emerging businesses by the way that IP and analogue techniques are being fused. Cisco will provide the hardware and software that forms the backbone of an IP network. Cisco products are found extensively in web and internet applications, and they have the ability to communicate using many different protocols providing a network infrastructure which provides a platform for the convergence and smooth transition of traditional analogue and IP security systems as well as building services infrastructures. JVC has selected the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series, a highly resilient stackable switch, for the IP communications component of its IP-based video solution.

Milestone Systems provides IP video surveillance via network management and operational tools to record, review, process and export the video streams either directly from IP sources or via an analogue conversion. Milestone software will be used for the management of the JVC system including application control, recording and monitoring with the security system.

"Milestone IP surveillance software acts as the central application that federates the components as the reference point for the video streams. You could call it the glue that holds all the hardware and devices together," explains Lars Thinggaard, CEO of Milestone Systems. "JVC is showing great foresight and leadership in setting up this alliance of partners to offer customers such total solutions for their security needs, and Milestone is very pleased to have a key role in it."

Verint’s Nextiva Ethernet Video Servers and Wireless Video Transmitters provide robust functionality in both wired and wireless environments. As part of the JVC initiative, these solutions provide the interface between traditional existing analogue systems and a current IP infrastructure. The secure wireless units enable the networking of remote JVC cameras where physical cabling might be difficult.

"We are seeing increased demand for security solutions that work in conjunction with existing IP infrastructures. The formation of this business framework effectively addresses both the needs of security and IT operations, while protecting existing investments in analogue equipment," comments David Parcell, Managing Director, EMEA – Verint Systems.