The ENC-H264-16 from Vicon Industries is a 16-channel video encoder model that converts analog camera inputs into streamed IP video data. It incorporates high-quality H.264 video and audio encoding and compression technology and is specifically designed to support 960H, AHD, and TVI analog cameras.
The ENC-H264-16 is a solution for hybrid systems, as it simplifies the migration to network video without upgrading existing analog camera systems. The video encoder supports all types of analog cameras including PTZ domes with full control over RS485. The H.264 video compression format drastically reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image quality.
The ENC-H264-16 is based on ONVIF standards and therefore easily interfaces with Vicon’s Valerus Video Management System (VMS) and other ONVIF compliant VMS. It can also be used as a standalone product.
The ENC-H264-16 is designed to support up to 960H, AHD, and TVI analog cameras for high-definition quality. AHD/TVI open standard HD analog formats provide 720P and 1080P video over standard coaxial cable; CVBS is traditional standard analog format (up to 960H).
This IP-based system allows cameras to be added one at a time, which ensures customers can future-proof their investment and continue to add the latest security technology without overhauling its infrastructure. Customers benefit from leveraging the latest VMS technology while maintaining their legacy investments.
Advanced features such as museum search that permits users to conduct quick analysis of recorded events, as well as dynamic load balancing and automatic detection, are provided when the device is used as part of a VMS. The video encoder mounts on a desktop or in a standard 19″ rack device. It is easy to configure within Valerus by using an exclusive setup utility that enables quick assignment of an IP address.
“The new H.264 encoder is a perfect solution for hybrid systems, allowing users to benefit from the many advanced features of Valerus while maintaining use of their analog cameras” said Guy Arazi, Vicon’s Director of Product Management.