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IFSEC 2007 in Birmingham
IFSEC 2007 - 21-24 May, Birmingham, UK. This year's IFSEC Security Industry Awards was, as usual, at highest level, with impressive number of exhibitors and visitors. The event is the world's leading annual security exhibition, so including CCTV, access control systems, fire protection and all security measures.
The trade fair confirmed growing competitiveness of Far East manufacturers. The years when most of professional CCTV systems in China were based on Pelco, Bosch, Siemens, or Panasonic equipment are over. And vice versa, several years ago Far East products were quite unusual in European video surveillance systems.
This year the stands of renown companies were full of Chinese products, of course with their trade marks. A kind of backwardness among the industry tycoons is especially noticeable in IP CCTV technology. The only area which is still dominated by European and American companies is software.
The firms that showed their products were ACTi, Pixord, Sunell, IQinvision and many other recognizable companies.
CCTV solutions are developed on the basis of IP and megapixel cameras. It is especially noticeable in the case of monitoring of cities, towns, and stadiums. The leaders are big companies - ACTi and IQinvision.
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The stand of ACTi - world's leader in IP cameras.
The latest Sentinel camera from megapixel IQinvision series.
NUUO offered software for combining IP and megapixel cameras in one system.
The latest brainchild of Comart System - DVR "KLAUS".
Outdoor CCTV camera with additional automatically pull-out IR illuminator.
Desktop rotational IP camera.
The camera SV101 IGUANA from SunVision Scientific Inc., equipped with a mirror allowing to track newly detected object.
Camera with SIM card and 2G mobile.
"Pelco" - these rotating cameras "danced" to the tune.
The lens attached to the camera or vice versa - it depends on the point of view.