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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

CoVi Technologies Introduces High-Definition Dome Security Camera for Networked Video Surveillance

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AUSTIN, Texas, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CoVi Technologies, thehigh-definition video surveillance company, today announced it has expandedits award-winning MultiStream(TM) camera line with the introduction of theCVQ-3100 dome security camera. The CVQ-3100 provides high-definition video ina dome configuration, and is designed to work within the CoVi SCAN (SecurityCamera Area Network) architecture. CoVi SCAN is the network topology ofchoice for the deployment of video surveillance on IP networks.

CVQ-3100's high-definition capabilities offer significant advancementsover traditional analog cameras, including the ability to capture video inresolution levels up to 1280 x 720, resulting in video images that are up to12 times better than traditional analog cameras systems. In addition, itswide-format 16:9 ratio (letterbox size) picture provides 30 percent greaterhorizontal field-of-view coverage than standard 4:3 video. Also, CoVi'sMultiStream encoding technology enables the simultaneous recording of up tosix different rates and resolutions of video, allowing a choice of videoformats suitable to situation and need, while ensuring that surveillance videodoes not become a network bottleneck."

Just as HD has become the benchmark for consumer video, it's also fastbecoming the de facto standard for evidentiary-quality surveillance video,"said Barry Walker , CoVi's president and CEO. "Only an IP-networked videosurveillance system can take advantage of the power and efficiency of HDtechnology that is revolutionizing this market. Our new dome camera adds moreoptions for security-minded organizations who wish to upgrade from oldersystems."

As an imaging component of CoVi SCAN, the CVQ-3100 addresses the oftenconflicting requirements of physical security and IT professionals. It offersexceptional image quality and accessibility for security, while removingbandwidth consumption concerns of IT. The CVQ-3100's streamed video can berecorded at the edge of the network using CoVi's Distributed Media Managers(DMMs). The end result is HD video with "zero bandwidth consumption" on theIP network.

"High-Definition video surveillance can be a powerful tool for securityprofessionals to deter crime and secure their most precious assets," said Cliff Cox , director product management, CoVi Technologies. "However, high-quality video needs to be stored in a way that is accessible without impactingan organization's IT infrastructure. The CVQ-3100 camera and our SCANarchitecture help realize the long awaited promise of high-quality IP videosurveillance."

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