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Avigilon Introduces Latest Version of Analog Encoder

The H.264 is designed to integrate legacy analog cameras into an HD IP surveillance system.

Avigilon, a producer of high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, introduces the Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder, the latest version of its analog video encoder.

The Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder offers customers the most cost-effective way to realize the benefits of HD surveillance while leveraging existing investments in legacy surveillance systems, the company says.

“Avigilon offers a complete and open surveillance solution designed specifically for high definition performance,” said Keith Marett, Avigilon’s director of marketing and communications. “The Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder is the latest addition to our overall solution that enables organizations to cost-effectively leverage their existing analog cameras as they transition over to HD surveillance for greater investigative success and enhanced overall security,” he said.

Leveraging H.264 compression technologies, the new encoder minimizes bandwidth and storage requirements while capturing high quality surveillance footage for greater coverage and enhanced overall protection, the firm says.

In addition, the encoder complies with ONVIF standards—ONVIF is a multinational nonprofit organization providing Internet protocol (IP)-based physical security solutions—providing interoperability in a wide range of network video management software platforms.

A 4-port analog video encoder, the Avigilon H.264 is designed to integrate legacy analog cameras into an HD IP surveillance system. Supporting NTSC and PAL video standards, the encoder includes an RS-485 interface for PTZ support, an external I/O interface for connecting alarms and relays, and four audio input and output jacks for enhanced communication.

Encoding in full resolution up to 30 images per second per analog camera for improved image quality, the Avigilon H.264 seamlessly integrates with Avigilon Control Center NVMS and High Definition NVRs using standard network equipment to create a network-based surveillance solution with unmatched performance, ease of use, and ease of installation.