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Exacq Presentation at IP-in-Action LIVE, New York, 11-14-06


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Dan Rittman, Director of Engineering for Exacq Technologies (, gives a presentation at the New York IP-in-Action LIVE conference entitled "Leveraging Digital Video Solutions for Today and the Future".

Speaking to the assembled crowd of Security and IT systems integrators, Dan used examples of recent exacqVision installations in a University, in a large retail chain, and in a multi-branch bank, to show how the hybrid nature of exacqVision enabled the reseller to win the business by providing the best elements of the customer’s existing analog infrastructure as well as adding the latest IP video products to provide the best solution for the customer’s video surveillance requirements.

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Exacq Presentation at IP-in-Action LIVE, New York, 11-14-06

  1. 1. Leveraging Digital Video Solutions for Today and the Future Dan Rittman, Director of Engineering Exacq Technologies, Inc. Indianapolis, IN USA
  2. 2. IP Camera Advantages <ul><li>IP Cameras have advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation flexibility with existing network </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IP Camera Advantages (cont) <ul><li>High resolution </li></ul>Axis 206M Megapixel Camera NTSC Analog Camera
  4. 4. IP Camera Advantages (cont) <ul><li>Progressive scan vs. Interlaced </li></ul>Interlaced Video (image from
  5. 5. IP Camera Advantages (cont) <ul><li>Installation flexibility with existing network </li></ul>Original Facility Network New Network
  6. 6. Analog Installed Base <ul><li>Presently 30 million cameras are installed in US </li></ul><ul><li>2 million more each year, majority of which are analog </li></ul>Source:, Who's Watching You? Part 4: The Future Sep 14, 2006
  7. 7. Analog Installed Base (cont) <ul><li>IP is the future … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>According to Frost & Sullivan, the global network video market will reach $790 million by 2005 - and by 2007, network cameras will make up more than half of the overall security camera market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysts from J.P. Freeman and Co. have forecasted that network cameras are the fastest-growing segment in surveillance, and sales will surpass those of analog cameras in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But analog is the present. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to address the analog base is critical for successful the IP installer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Case Studies <ul><li>Three actual installations where analog was a critical factor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding cameras to existing installations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New facility for existing analog user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Installation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Case Studies <ul><li>Existing Installations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 Analog cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy DVR (no IP camera support) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to add 3 additional cameras for new branches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofit some existing branches </li></ul></ul>Legacy DVR
  10. 10. Case Studies <ul><li>Existing Installation Option 1 – 2 nd DVR </li></ul>Legacy DVR Legacy DVR <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest cost for branch retrofit </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize use of existing infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Low performance from obsolete DVR </li></ul><ul><li>No integration between DVRs </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted inputs on 2 nd DVR </li></ul>
  11. 11. Case Studies <ul><li>Existing Installation Option 2 – IP-only with video servers </li></ul>IP Software DVR Video Server Video Server <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed architecture for redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless video mgmt across branches </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize dependence on single manuf. </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Dealer must perform integration </li></ul><ul><li>Highest cost approach </li></ul>
  12. 12. Case Studies <ul><li>Existing Installation Option 3 – Hybrid DVR </li></ul>Hybrid DVR <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest cost for new branch </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless video mgmt across branches </li></ul><ul><li>Simple out of box install </li></ul>Cons
  13. 13. Case Studies vs <ul><li>4 Channels </li></ul><ul><li>Enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Power Supply </li></ul><ul><li>16 Channels </li></ul><ul><li>No Enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>No Power Supply </li></ul>
  14. 14. Case Studies <ul><li>New building on campus wired for high capacity data network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use IP cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DVR upgrade for compatibility in existing building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses 36 analog cameras </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Case Studies <ul><li>IP-Only and Hybrid Solution </li></ul>Existing Building New Building
  16. 16. Case Studies <ul><li>New Installation: </li></ul><ul><li>New Installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pet Care Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No IP or Analog preference (no existing data network) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Weeks Storage </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Case Studies <ul><li>IP Camera Solution: </li></ul>Remote network switch keeps all cable runs under 300’, reduces avg cable length to 150’ <ul><li>MPEG4, D1 Resolution (8 kB/image) </li></ul><ul><li>15 IPS </li></ul><ul><li>25% Motion </li></ul><ul><li>16 Days in 4 TB </li></ul><ul><li>12 MB/s peak (1000BaseT Backbone) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Case Studies <ul><li>Analog Camera Solution: </li></ul>Long cable runs necessitate RG-6 <ul><li>MPEG4, 2CIF Resolution (4 kB/image) </li></ul><ul><li>30 IPS </li></ul><ul><li>25% Motion </li></ul><ul><li>16 Days in 4TB </li></ul>
  19. 19. Case Studies <ul><li>IP Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Cameras Axis 210 @ $400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-24 Port Netgear Prosafe PoE Switch @ $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Dell Precision 390 (2TB) @ $2500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Channels IP DVR software @ $75 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15000’ Cat6 cable @ $0.20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total equipment cost - $54800 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Case Studies <ul><li>Analog Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Cameras JVC TK-C920 @ $160 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Lenses @ $40 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-32 Channel nDVR (1TB) @ $7500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6-16 Channel Power @ $240 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20000’ RG-6/2 cable @ $0.36 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Equipment Cost - $57840 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>IP is the future </li></ul><ul><li>Must have the right hybrid solutions for your customers now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect the current investment </li></ul></ul>