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HDcctv Alliance Announces Analog Devices, Cop UK, Pacific Corp, UFINE, and Win4Net Join Global Security Consortium











HDcctv Logo: Look for this logo on HDcctv Alliance products


Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 15, 2010

HDcctv Alliance®, the global security industry consortium established to manage and promote technical standards for HDcctv™ equipment interoperability, announced today that five new members – Analog Devices, Cop UK, Pacific Corporation, UFINE and Win4Net – have joined the Alliance. The Alliance is quickly growing its international membership with registration available at http://www.highdefcctv.org or at their Booth #42001, at ISC West, Las Vegas, March 24-26, where many HDcctv Alliance members will be demonstrating their products.

HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetization and without any perceivable compression latency. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE to reference the family of broadcast video interfaces known as HD-SDI to create a derivative standard to enable plug-and-play security systems and equipment that deliver high-resolution, high-definition (HD) surveillance video with no transmission delays, no image artifacts from transmission, with the highest possible signal integrity.

With new members joining from Japan, Korea, England, and the USA, the Alliance is expanding their already significant international presence and diverse array of security products, from component, OEM and branded equipment manufacturers to security sales, support and system installers.

New Alliance member Analog Devices, Inc (NYSE: ADI) is a multinational semiconductor company, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world, specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology.

“Analog Devices is constantly evaluating emerging technologies such as HDcctv to determine alignment to our signal processing product capabilities. We are excited to join the Alliance as an actively contributing member and look forward to continuing the process of positioning our existing and potential new product developments for adoption within the burgeoning HDcctv application space,” said Michael Long, Analog Devices’ security segment manager.

Cop UK, based in North England, with offices in Taiwan, China, Scandinavia and the USA, have supplied and supported more than 2,000,000 products to the security industry in the UK with installations ranging from single-owner/manager companies to large corporations with national installation bases, with an annual turnover in the UK in excess of 10,000,000 USD.

“Cop UK believes the HDcctv Alliance represents a major step forward in meeting the ever-increasing demand for higher-quality, higher-resolution CCTV for our customer base that network camera solutions cannot fulfill,” said Chris Bentley, CEO Cop UK. “Many of our customers have no networking background and consider network cameras as belonging to the ‘big installers club’: too expensive and complicated to install. HDcctv is the logical way forward for small installations that represents a large proportion of the total UK CCTV installation base and fits our customer base perfectly.”

“HDcctv ideally suits our customers’ requirements for quality and ease of installation, at an affordable price point. Our plan is to be selling Cop UK HDcctv products in the UK by the end of 2010 that will include our own brand cameras and embedded DVRs currently under development. We will also be launching a small range of ancillary items like repeaters to provide our customers with a one-stop solution for HDcctv,” Chris added.

Pacific Corporation is the first Japanese company to join the HDcctv Alliance and will demonstrate a 1080p30 auto-focus 18x-zoom camera built to meet HDcctv v1.0 specifications in their ISC West Booth #42003.

“By joining the HDcctv Alliance we gain the ability to collaborate with and share the resources of many companies that have the same goal of bringing the highest quality HD video to the main stream CCTV market,” said Isao Omata, director of sales, Pacific Corporation. “We can seamlessly work with HDcctv members and component manufacturers to ensure our products meet high performance standards and are interoperable, like our HDcctv zoom camera we will be demonstrating at ISC West which incorporates HDcctv Alliance member AltaSens’ wide dynamic range image sensor.”

Win4NET, Ltd, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, manufactures a diverse array of security products including DVR’s, HVR’s, NVR’s, network software solutions, video servers and auxiliary products that include speed dome cameras, storage boxes, housing and bracket, and system equipment. The Trium Security brand, established in 2007 as a separate business entity of Win4NET, Ltd., stands apart as an experienced, professional brand name in the North American security industry and will be exhibiting at ISC West in Booth #23097.

“Joining the HDcctv Alliance is in line with our goals to build a new business foundation based on new products that match the customer’s need, combined with extensive promotional campaigns and increased sales,” said Chris Wembridge, Win4NET Sales Manager. “HDcctv and Win4NET principles are consistent: that surveillance and physical security products should be reliable, cost effective, and readily integrated into new, or concurrently with, existing installations and procedures.”

UFINE Logics & Chips Co., Ltd., located in Gyeonggi-do, Korea, just released a single-chip image signal processor (ISP) optimized for high-resolution applications including HDcctv cameras. UFINE’s ISP chip includes HDcctv interface logic and can process 1080p30 images while implementing such functions as wide dynamic range (WDR), 3D DNR, 3A (AE, AWB, AF), OSD, motion detection, digital zooming and more. Unique functions can easily be added by firmware inside the microcontroller unit (MCU) embedded in the chip.

“We believe that joining the HDcctv Alliance provides a good opportunity for UFINE and our customers, who are CCTV camera manufacturers developing HDcctv cameras,” said Chang-Hyun, Nam, vice president, UFINE Logics & Chips Co., Ltd. “By implementing HDcctv features in the ISP, UFINE makes it easy for our customers to develop cost-effective HDcctv cameras. Together with our customer partners, we intend to contribute to HDcctv market expansion as an active member of HDcctv Alliance.”

Visit the HDcctv Alliance at ISC West, Las Vegas, Booth 42001, March 24-26 and attend the ISC West session panel entitled “High Definition Surveillance: A Clearer Picture” with Todd Rockoff, executive director, HDcctv Alliance, and moderated by Scott Goldfine, editor-in-chief, Security Sales & Integration Magazine, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:00 p.m., in rooms AD04/CS04.

Visit HDcctv Alliance members’ booths at ISC West to fill out a raffle card and qualify to win one of 11 prizes including an HDcctv camera grand prize, two iPads, three valuable art pieces, and five blueCaps coax terminator kits.

Todd Rockoff will also represent the HDcctv Alliance in the panel discussion “Video Surveillance 2.0: HD Standards and Challenges” with PSIA and ONVIF at SecuTech, Taipei, Taiwan, April 22, 1:30 p.m.

To learn more about HDcctv, watch videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1Iq8mBCYg

About HDcctv Alliance

HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages global industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv). HDcctv systems transmit digital video over various media. HDcctv includes features for security applications, while it is derived from broadcast industry standards for serialized transmission of uncompressed video over coaxial cable. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance’s Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance website at http://www.highdefcctv.org

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

HDcctv and the HDcctv logos are trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

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Pacific Media Ad Tracking Report Shows Biggest Price Drop in Large LCD TVs Ad Prices for Plasma and Rear-Projection Hold Steady in October










Menlo Park, California (PRWEB) November 14, 2005

In the October edition of their monthly Consumer Advertising Analysis, Pacific Media Associates (PMA) reports significant advertised price drops for LCD TVs, especially in the larger sizes. But plasma and rear-projection display prices held fairly steady since September.

“LCD TV models are now being advertised at the same price points as plasma in the 42” size, and both technologies have decreased the price gap with rear-projection models of similar size,” according to PMA Vice President Rosemary Abowd. “The aggressive pricing in all three segments may make it difficult for retailers to cut prices further as we lead up to Black Friday and head into the holiday buying season.”

The biggest advertised price movements were in the larger LCD sizes in October. In the 40-42” category, advertised prices continued to challenge 42” HD PDP technology. Olevia’s 42” model appeared at J&R for $ 2,299, and Best Buy offered 40” JVC LCD TVs for $ 2,999, down $ 500 from September. Prices for Sharp LCD TVs declined across-the-board with 26” models offered at $ 1,199 (Circuit City, CompUSA); 32” models falling several hundred dollars to around $ 1,500 at several retailers; and 37” models priced at $ 1,999 (6th Avenue Electronics) which is $ 800 lower than September advertised prices. The 26-27” LCD models from Maxent ($ 688 at 6th Avenue Electronics), ViewSonic ($ 750 at CompUSA), Westinghouse ($ 800 at Best Buy & The Great Indoors) and Syntax ($ 800 at CompUSA) mirrored September’s prices and remain several hundred dollars below similar-sized top-brand models.

Plasma showed little movement in advertised pricing, although product features are clearly shifting to more HD and larger sizes. Many more HD-Ready and Fully HD 42-43” models were featured in October than in past months. The Dell 42” HD PDP model, advertised at $ 2,499, carried one of the lowest advertised prices in the category. Sears advertised a Philips 42” HD PDP for $ 1,999 on the final October weekend, while Best Buy continues to advertise the Maxent 42” HD PDP at the same price. EDTV prices continue to hover around $ 1,800 for name brands and $ 1,500 for lower-tier brands, the same as in September. In the 50” category, Dell’s introduction of a 50” HD PDP at $ 3,799 late in the month may push prices lower in November, but for October most models hovered between $ 3,500 and $ 3,999.

Advertised prices for rear-projection displays remained steady, particularly for the smallest screen sizes which stayed around $ 1,999. The main exception was the 44” Fully HD Panasonic 3LCD model that dropped $ 500 to $ 1,488 later in October at 6th Avenue Electronics. 6th Avenue Electronics also had the lowest advertised price for a CRT-based RPTV, selling the Hitachi 51M200 for $ 883. There was also lots of activity in the 50-53” space with prices falling $ 200-$ 300 on LGE DLP model 52SX4D ($ 2297.97 at Video and Audio Center), Panasonic 3LCD Fully HD PT-52LCX65 ($ 1,798 at 6th Avenue Electronics), and the JVC D-ILA Fully HD HD-52G786 ($ 2,499 at Best Buy). It is interesting to note that the Sony SXRD Fully HD KDS-R60XBR1 was advertised during the same week for $ 3,999 at Circuit City, $ 4,699 at Best Buy, and $ 4,999 at Magnolia and 6th Avenue Electronics.

The advertised prices in PMA’s monthly Consumer Advertising Analysis reflect the final price after manufacturer and retailer rebates. The advertised price does not reflect gift cards with purchase to be used in the future or other offers and promotions. Data is gathered from retailer or manufacturer advertising in flyers, inserts, run-of-press ads, direct mail, broadcast offers, and store visits. Local newspapers are surveyed in the New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco metropolitan areas.

Note that these advertised prices only reflect promotional activity, but still are a useful indicator of where things are headed. They are not the same as the true average prices for an individual model or for a category. A low price from a second- or third-tier brand may not be at all representative of the vast majority of units sold. Getting representative prices requires much more research, and PMA’s family of subscription-based Tracking Services continue to set the platinum standard in channel sell-through (units-weighted) street price averages experienced by retailers and resellers.

About Pacific Media Associates

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) is the most experienced source of display market data, covering all large-screen display categories: front projectors, plasma TVs, LCD TVs, and rear-projection displays. Their Large-Screen Displays Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data) on large-screen display markets, newsletters on new product announcements and other key industry developments, and annual Web surveys of North American resellers/retailers and end users (including both organizations and individual consumers). Their Large-Screen Displays Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data on unit sales, street prices, and inventories of large-screen displays sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. PMA was established by Dr. William Coggshall, who was previously a co-founder of Dataquest and helped start the syndicated market research industry. PMA is headquartered at 1060 Siskiyou Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Tel. +1 650-561-9020. Fax +1 650-561-9019. http://www.pacificmediaassociates.com

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Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2005

Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the global market information experts on large-screen displays, reports that unit sales for flat panel televisions and business displays in North America rose 15% in October, but that revenues increased by a greater margin of 18%. Average street price rose by 3% to $ 2,840 for the period, as described in the company’s Flat Panel Display Tracking Service which provides true sell-through data on unit sales, prices, and inventories, based on a sample of retailers and resellers.

“In spite of falling prices for individual models, the average selling price for flat panel TVs actually went up in October. The rise in the overall street price was caused by a shift in the product mix in October, as sales increased for larger and more expensive models. Except for the Panasonic line, prices declined for nearly every top-selling model in October,” according to Pacific Media Vice President Rosemary Abowd. “The 50-to-55-inch category gained three unit share points; nearly one in five panels sold this month were 50-inch plasma models.

“Higher resolution products gained market share in October. Wide XGA models gained 4 points of unit market share, while EDTV models lost 5 share points and now represent only 10% of the total market, down from 30% in the first half of 2005.”

Panasonic remains #1 both in unit sales and revenues. But Pioneer gained 8 unit share points and 10 revenue share points, capturing 17% unit market share — nearly double September’s unit share — on strong sales for the new PRO-1130HD.

Sony’s new 40″ Bravia LCD TV (KDL-V40XBR1) was the top-selling model for the month, helping Sony hold onto the #2 spot in unit market share and #3 position in revenue share.

Note: Data cited here is based on a sample of retailers and resellers, and is subject to sampling error.

About Pacific Media Associates

PMA specializes in global display market information, covering all large-screen display categories: front projectors, plasma and LCD TVs, and rear-projection displays. Their Large-Screen Displays Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data) on large-screen display markets, newsletters on new product announcements and other key industry developments, and annual Web surveys of North American resellers/retailers and end users (including both organizations and individual consumers). Their Large-Screen Displays Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data on unit sales, street prices, and inventories of large-screen displays sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. PMA was established by Dr. William Coggshall, who was previously a co-founder of Dataquest and helped start the syndicated market research business. PMA is headquartered at 1060 Siskiyou Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Tel. +1 650-561-9020. Fax +1 650-561-9019. www.pacificmediaassociates.com

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