Hanwha Techwin America recently announced that its flagship camera line, Wisenet X, is now certified with Genetec™ Security Center 5.6 SR1 utilizing H.265 and WiseStream technology. H.265, also known as HEVC (high-efficiency video coding), is a codec that was used only in the broadcast industry, but the demand for higher megapixel cameras and resolution was the driving force that introduced this technology into security surveillance. With the certification of Hanwha’s megapixel cameras supported by the Genetec Security Center Platform, integrators can provide even higher levels of performance, efficiency, and added value.
Hanwha’s compression technology, WiseStream, enhances video streams by lowering bandwidth on high-resolution cameras while maintaining image quality. Configuration of this technology is accessible via the Security Center Config Tool. WiseStream uses predictive bitrate control technology that efficiently knows when to decrease bitrates based on motion in the field of view. This compression technology can be combined with H.265 and even H.264 to provide more days of recording retention while decreasing network traffic, reportedly resulting in up to 75 percent of bandwidth savings.
“H.265 is an industry-leading codec that was developed for lower bandwidth video streaming while maintaining image quality,” said Ray Cooke, vice president of business development, Hanwha Techwin America. “This Genetec integration was driven by our customers’ increasing demand for high-resolution imaging formats including 4K Ultra HD. This technology far surpasses H.264 compression for generating the highest-quality images while reducing network and storage requirements. This collaboration between Hanwha and Genetec has a very good net effect for end users, including I/T teams: lower infrastructure costs and more affordable high-resolution surveillance systems, with the strong, proactive integration bringing this advantage to customers as part of our timely release of new cameras.”
“Genetec Security Center 5.6 continues to provide security administrators with greater options and flexibility to protect their assets, people and facilities. The certification of Hanwha’s Wisenet X cameras adds further variety and performance options when managing throughput with today’s 4K Ultra HD cameras,” said Laurent Villeneuve, video product marketing manager, Genetec. “We are always collaborating with our trusted technology and hardware partners to advance the quality and reliability of our world-class unified IP security solutions.”.
The Wisenet X series offers a variety of other technologies, including the 150dB WDR performance, which provides clear images in extremely bright and difficult light conditions. A USB port is also available for easy set-up and installation. Other notable key features include license-free audio and video analytics, dual SD card slot for increased on-board storage and image stabilization using a gyro sensor.