| 30 April 2012
Out of Moxa, always something new! This truism has recently been demonstrated with its latest product - Moxa´s VPort 36-1MP, a rugged H.264 box-type IP camera, which has been selected as a finalist for the IFSEC International Award 2012.
Frank Hou, General Manager, Moxa, Europe
The IFSEC Security Industry Awards is the premier event for the celebration and acknowledgement of excellence for products and technological innovations that have influenced the security industry over the past 12 months. The final award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 14th, 2012, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
Mr Frank Hou, Moxa Europe´s General Manager said: “We are proud that VPort 36-1MP beat out hundreds of candidates to be named as one of five finalists in the “CCTV Camera Equipment of The Year” category. During the past year, our R&D team has worked hard to develop this unique industrial-grade, H.264 box-type IP camera that combines HD resolution, advanced IVA technology, and de-mist technology to enhance surveillance system efficiency while delivering state-of-the art video quality. Now, we are keeping fingers crossed that out of the five finalists, the jury will select VPort 36 as the winning product.”
Thanks to the camera’s exceptional tolerance of extreme temperatures, VPort 36-1MP is the world’s first IP camera that can operate reliably in temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C without a fan or heater. This industrial-grade IP camera captures brilliant HD images and delivers reliable video streaming in environments ranging from scorching hot deserts to snow-covered mountains, and is ideal for oil and gas, rolling stock, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications.
The followings are the Key Features of the Camera
- ·Industrial design with -40 to 75°C operating temperature (heater or cooling fan not required)
- ·1/2.7” progressive scan CMOS camera with HD resolution (max. 1280 x 720)
- ·DNR/DR technologies for superb video/image quality
- ·Optional de-mist function for enhanced images in rain, fog, and hazy conditions
- ·Up to 3 independent video streams (2 H.264/1 MJPEG)
- ·Compatible with CS/C mount lenses with built-in ICR support
- ·EN 50121-4, NEMA TS2, C1D2 Atex Zone 2 compliant
- ·Supports DynaStream for optimized network efficiency
- ·SD storage for event and disconnection recording
Vigilance learnt that Moxa has partnered with the leading video management software providers in the world to achieve close integration of Moxa’s video surveillance products with third-party management systems. They are: Genetec, Milestone, Avigilon, Geuterbruk, Digifort, Cameleon, Indigovision, NLSS, Indanet, Aitek, Accellence, and Aimetis.
Moxa´s VPort 36-1MP is the world’s first rugged IP camera that withstands environmental temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C without a heater or cooling fan. It is an industrial-grade, H.264 box-type IP camera that combines HD resolution (1280 x 720), advanced IVA (Intelligent Video Analysis) technology, and de-mist technology to enhance surveillance system efficiency while delivering state-of-the art video quality. The VPort 36-1MP series can encode analog video into both H.264 and MJPEG video streams and can transmit up to 3 independent video streams (2 in H.264, and 1 in MJPEG) simultaneously with up to 30 FPS for each of the streams. SD storage ensures reliable event and disconnection recording.
“This camera is a milestone for both Moxa and the security industry”, said Hou. “Until today, no other IP camera in the world offers true wide temperature performance. Continuous dialogue with our customers from the industry has shown, that this is one of the most important features to ensure stable and reliable video surveillance. We are proud to be the first manufacturer to fully satisfy our security customers´ requirements with this unique product.”
The camera supports a variety of lenses and is compatible with C/CS mount lenses to meet any viewing angle and distance requirement. With a built-in removable IR-cut filter and automatic color mode switching, the VPort 36-1MP Series is suitable for day-and-night use. Highly-tuned ROI (Region of Interest), and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) functions enable the camera to produce exceptionally clear images. The optional de-mist function ensures the best image quality in rainy, snowy, or hazy environments. Industrial-grade EMI/surge protection and an optional IP66 housing protection ensure reliable operation, and advanced network security functions, such as 802.1x and SSL/SSH, prevent unauthorized access or data hijacking.
The camera is available with PoE (802.3af) or with wired power input supporting 12/24 VDC or 24 VAC. Optional housing and PT scanner accessories are available for indoor and outdoor installation.
Moxa: 28 % Revenue Growth in 2011
MOXA, the Taiwanese manufacturer of industrial communications, video surveillance and embedded computing equipment, completed the financial year 2011 with a revenue growth of 28 per cent to 198,5 m USD (about 145,5 m Euros).
The European subsidiary and headquarters, Moxa Europe GmbH, reports sales increasing by 27 per cent to 43 m Euros, which represent approximately 30 per cent of the group’s turnover.
The European strategy to continue investing in the core markets Germany, France and the UK with a stronger focus on the railway industry and to employ additional staff has paid off.
“We have outperformed our objectives again, which shows us that Moxa is on the right track in the European railway market”, said Hou who has been the new General Manager of Moxa Europe since March 1st, 2012. “I am glad to inherit such a prosperous subsidiary with a highly professional team.”
Hou, 47, was in charge of Moxa´s Asia-Taiwan business and the Chinese subsidiary from 2009 to 2011, and currently is a Vice President of Moxa Inc.. From 2007 onwards, Hou led the Chinese subsidiary to rapid growth. Prior to joining Moxa, Hou - who holds an Iowa State University MBA - was the General Manager of Lexmark International Inc., responsible for the consumer printing business in Asia Pacific.
In 2012, Moxa Europe will continue to expand its European teams. The transportation business with its areas railway and intelligent transportation systems is expected to continue driving sales. The European subsidiary is up to double-digit growth again.