Do you have an aging video surveillance system that just doesn’t cut it any more? There may be economical answers for you.

If you want to protect your assets and keep your employees safe while deterring crime, video surveillance is essential. However, in the past, the high cost of surveillance systems often factored into the decision to either delay or cut corners on the investment. The recent growth in criminal activities has made it necessary for people to take security matters much more seriously.

Today’s HD-TVI solutions offer megapixel resolution at a fraction of the cost of a comparable megapixel IP solution.

So, what is HD-TVI?

HD-TVI stands for High Definition Transport Video Interface. It is a digital signal processing and transport technology for video used in HD security cameras and DVRs. Because HD-TVI security solutions do not require a complicated, expensive network infrastructure, they provide a much more cost-effective megapixel resolution security solution than a comparable IP security solution. HD-TVI is compatible with existing CCTV cameras and existing coaxial cables. HD Analog enables you to use existing equipment, with the ability to transition to HD, when your surveillance needs and budget allows.

High-definition (HD) images provide forensic detail and zoom capabilities for facial recognition and license plate identification. HD-TVI is a format of HD Analog technology. HD-TVI delivers high-resolution video at a fraction of the price of IP, and is as simple to install and operate as traditional analog CCTV solutions.

DS-2CD2212-I5No IP-networking required!

What about low light environments?

Most low light cameras use IR cut filters, which allow the cameras to operate both night and day. If you want to have a clear image for your low light cameras, distance is a large factor to consider. If you have your camera monitoring a 100 yard space in its widest setting you will probably not get a good facial image unless the criminal is standing twenty yards away from your camera, and maybe not even then. Of course, this also depends on the environment the camera is placed in.

Lens Options

DS-2CD2132F-I Dome CameraJust like other types of security cameras, TVI cameras support a variety of fixed and varifocal lens options. A varifocal lens allows the installer to adjust the angle of view / zoom level of the lens. A fixed lens has a single setting that is “fixed” and pre-focused.

Camera Types

Besides traditional box camera styles, there are a wide selection of camera types including Bullet, Dome and Turret. This affords the opportunity to tailor the solution to the requirements of each specific situation.

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Is your small business enjoying the benefits of big business features on your telephone system? For most small businesses, the telephone system is a critical business tool. Now you can add the value of an integrated unified communications solution that enhances your organization’s productivity and collaboration.


Wikipedia defines Unified Communications (UC) as a marketing buzzword describing the integration of real-time enterprise communication services. However, small businesses are now using enterprise type solutions more than ever to enhance the way they manage their communications.

Manage Communications from Your Desktop PC

NEC offers a productivity-boosting solution with key functions that deliver big business benefits. It provides a small business solution with an intuitive application providing full call control from your PC screen. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can get more done in less time through easy-to-use features such click-to-dial which eliminates dialing errors, speed dialing, call management and contact lookup.

For Microsoft® Office Outlook® users, it easily integrates with your Outlook contacts, providing click-to-dial functionality within emails for further time-saving benefits.

Support for Remote and Mobile Workers

The NEC SL Desktop Suite’s Softphone is a portable telephony application, offering you system phone functionality from your laptop, from wherever you are: ideal for remote and mobile workers. With the Softphone, your workers will have the communications tools they need to work efficiently and productively, whether they’re in the office or on the road.

This versatile IP phone delivers high quality voice via a USB-connected headset/handset. It provides the full functionality and features of a regular desktop phone. Designed to meet the needs of any employee. It can be used as a primary desktop telephone, a supplementary desktop telephony or a remote/telecommuting device.

Following is a short video illustrating the benefits of this SL1100 Desktop Suite.

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There’s much focus on the cost of business telephone systems and plans these days. However, it’s important to get the bigger picture.

What are your ongoing costs of ownership? What are you spending to maintain your business telephone system? Should you have a hosted, premise-based or hybrid solution? The answer is not always straight forward and requires a broad understanding of the culture and layout of your business. It would be prudent to carefully consider these options and review them with a trusted industry professional.

There are also options to consider when it comes to administration and service for your telephone system. This week, let’s explore the following factors related to the popular premise-based business telephone system:

Is your system setup for remote programming so your telephone service company can provide assistance on more advanced changes without a site visit? This is a popular way to reduce costs as well as wait time that may be involved in scheduling and dispatching a technician.Money

Do you have a maintenance plan in place for your telephone system? By having a plan in place you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your system is kept up to date and serviced promptly and properly. This can prevent costly service outages that would seriously impact the bottom line for your business.

Do your telephone system’s features offer you the best tools to help meet your customer service and productivity goals? Be sure to consult with your system provider to explore the options. You may be able to impact your soft costs that could otherwise go unnoticed.

Do you have staff trained to administer your telephone system? If you are looking to reduce costs, you may be able to save time and money by doing some of your own changes on your telephone system. These may include such items as extension name changes, call forwarding setup, button programming as well as voicemail setup and changes.

In recognizing the need for this, NEC developed an effective administration tool called PhonePro that fills the bill. PhonePro is an advanced, built-in application on the SV9100 Communications Solution to helps users efficiently program their own telephones without engaging assistance from anyone else. Following is a short introductory video.

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