Costar Video Systems, a subsidiary of Costar Technologies, Inc., which also owns Arecont Vision Costar, a leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, and a competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has officially announced a brand-new video management system called Central Point.
This powerful new system capitalizes on technology called Central Connect Technology and utilizes many advanced features such as user management, logical grouping, multi-page layout configuration, mapping, event tracking, health status, as well as basic live playback.
Harnessing their years of surveillance experience, Costar has developed a VMS built for a wide spectrum of applications that fit both economical and large-scale projects.
A Better Way to CONNECT Cameras
Costar Central Connect Technology allows a camera to easily connect to a CI series recorder by having the camera automatically assign itself an IP address and configure a recording profile.
Within minutes, Central Connect cameras self-configure themselves and appear on the network hassle-free, this time-saving technology makes setting up your Central Connect camera quick and easy.
Additionally, Costar has placed an emphasis on a feature rich VMS toolset to separate it from similar systems on the market.
Central Point NVRS come with 4, 8, 16, and 32 channel options and fully support a line of easy to install cameras that range from 2MP, 5MP, and 4K. As for Central Point DVRS, these come with 4, 8, and 16 channel options and fully support a range of similar easy to install cameras from 2MP and 4MP with more products and features to come in the future.
The hard drives inside each recorder also support RAID recording formats and external storage options if expanded capacity is needed.
“The Central Point platform gives us the flexibility to reach a segment of the market that we have not catered to in the past,” says Jeff Cullop, VP of Product Management.
“I’m excited to see where this new offering will lead us.”
Central Point Highlights Include:
- Gives administrators the ability to configure and set up preferences for the system.
- Each user can customize and save screen view layouts.
- Divide the screen from a single image to 64 camera grid.
- Design and save your own customized screen layouts.
- Group recorders for easy access to user defined regions or combine multiple recorders in the same location to appear as one recorder.
- View real time event activity and quickly access the video. Play, pause, and use multiple tools to search video.
- Using a JPEG background image, cameras can be plotted on the map for a quick visual reference to the live image view.
- Organize and view live feeds, playback, maps, events, logs, and statuses on a single monitor or detach to see on multiple monitors.
- Scroll through as many as 64 live images or videos.
Central Point is available to download on Costar’s website for both Windows PC and mobile.
(Learn More about Costar Video Systems and Costar Technologies, Inc., in their ISC West 2019 Showcase Video. Courtesy of Costar Video Systems and YouTube. Posted on Apr 9, 2019.)
To Learn More about Costar Video Systems, visit www.costarvideo.com.
Arecont Vision Costar Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, Arecont Vision Costar will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative IP Video Surveillance Solutions.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
|Access Control/ Identification||Personal/Protective Equipment||Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism|
|Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System||Interagency Interdiction Operation||Cloud Computing/Storage Solution|
|Facial/IRIS Recognition||Body Worn Video Product||Cyber Security|
|Video Surveillance/VMS||Mobile Technology||Anti-Malware|
|Audio Analytics||Disaster Preparedness||ID Management|
|Thermal/Infrared Camera||Mass Notification System||Fire & Safety|
|Metal/Weapon Detection||Rescue Operations||Critical Infrastructure|
|License Plate Recognition||Detection Products||And Many Others!|
Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?
Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to Arecont Vision Costar on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
(The new ConteraIP™ series megapixel (MP) surveillance cameras by Arecont Vision® deliver excellent resolution at frame rates up to 30FPS. In this example, see a 5MP Contera™ Bullet camera capturing a commuter train arriving and departing with smooth frame rates and little to no motion blur. Courtesy of Arecont Vision Costar and YouTube. Posted on Sep 19, 2018.)
Arecont Vision Costar Wins Award in Second Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best VMS IP Video Surveillance Solution
Contera Total Video Solution
*Arecont Vision Costar was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
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Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?
American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
Why American Security Today?
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.
The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.
Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.
The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.
These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.
AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
Arecont Vision Costar, a Costar Technologies company, is a leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions focused on providing the best customer service, product reliability, and product innovation.
Arecont Vision Costar offers the Total Video Solution composed of superior megapixel cameras (MegaIP™ & ConteraIP™), advanced ConteraVMS® video management system, ConteraWS®(cloud-based web services), and ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorders) for both local and cloud-based video surveillance.
Most Arecont Vision Costar products are Made in USA.