Avigilon has released its next-generation HD Pro camera series, which will be available in locally from CSD in Q2 2014 in resolutions of 8, 12 and 16MP. Along high resolution, the HD Pro camera has a higher frame rate and improved low light performance. 

SET for release in Australia in Q2, the new Avigilon HD Pro enhances what was already a powerful offering. The new HD Pro camera delivers high-resolution images with Avigilon’s next-generation bandwidth management technology to effectively provide maximum detail and coverage of expansive areas. 

Available in 8 MP, 12 MP and 16 MP resolutions, the HD Pro camera provides high quality, detailed coverage of vast areas with fewer conventional cameras required. The HD Pro camera provides exceptional low-light performance and smooth capturing of moving objects due to its 
increased frame rates. When used in combination with the Avigilon Control Center software, the HD Pro camera provides a superior surveillance solution. 

“When we introduced our JPEG 2000 Pro series cameras in 2007 we set a new precedent for innovation in the industry. The HD Pro series now raises the bar even higher as we have broken new ground to enable end-users to have the highest quality images possible,” said Bryan Schmode, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. 

“This new technology combined with the latest version of our Avigilon Control Center software pushes the boundaries of innovation as we continue to deliver the most effective surveillance solution that is unmatched in the industry.” 

Accessing the image quality of the HD Pro camera series across networks is made possible by Avigilon’s new H4 platform, which combines H.264 compression technology with the latest edition of Avigilon’s proprietary High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology, HDSM 2.0. 

The combination of these technologies in the powerful HD Pro camera allows for greater processing power, increased frame rate, improved image quality and smarter bandwidth and storage management. The result is high quality, detailed images with minimal network impact. 

To understand how Avigilon gets around the challenges of moving heavy data streams like the new HD Pro camera around a network, you need to get your head around the company’s high definition data stream management functionality. 

“With HDSM, when an operator selects an area of a scene, the system only transmits the data that has been requested,” CSD’s Ilya Malkin explains. 

“With the new H.264 HD Pro cameras, there is a main stream which is full frame rate and a secondary 1CIF stream that runs at a much lower frame rate. 

“Imagine you have nine 2MP cameras and nine 0.09 cameras (1CIF). Both streams are going through the server and the server records both streams live and offers live playback. From the point of view of the user, in this configuration the user is going to see nine 1-CIF image streams. That gives a lot of room for many video streams on a network managed by HDSM. And if the user double clicks on an image stream they get the full resolution live to their workstation.

“Instead of displaying full resolution at every location, ACC will display a scene in a lower frame rate on its multi-view display screen (while recording high res at a central location) until you double click – then it’s full resolution at the workstation,” Malkin says. 

“Nor does it use multicast, which clogs up networks. That’s the smartness of HDSM. And this year we are also going to see a new version of HDSM that will be smarter than the current technology. Avigilon’s solution uses standard IP technology but it does so in a way no one else is using it.”


“With the new H.264 HD Pro cameras, there is a main stream which is full frame rate and a secondary 1CIF stream that runs at a much lower frame rate”