Sony debuts Ipela IP systems in ME

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By  Published  October 13, 2006

Sony Professional Solutions Middle East (Sony PSME) has launched its new range of Ipela internet protocol (IP)-based security monitoring systems for enterprises in the region.

The Ipela range, which includes cameras and storage devices, will be available through Ateco, a UAE-based security systems integrator and distributor of security and automation products.

Ateco has worked on several physical security projects around the region, including systems for the Abu Dhabi royal family.

“Sony’s high-quality product range combined with Ateco’s expertise in security systems integration, will enable both companies to provide a wide range of bespoke professional solutions to the market,” Robert Sherman, divisional director for Sony PSME, said in a statement.

The Ipela range offers a number of advantages over traditional CCTV systems, Sony claimed.

Because the cameras have intelligence built in, they can perform a number of sophisticated processes on the edge of the network rather than relying on a central processing hub, the firm explained.

This means that the system places less strain on the network, and it is also more efficient in terms of storage.

By performing motion detection at the camera for example, Ipela cameras can produce a low-quality stream as default, switching to high-quality video when an unexpected event occurs, the firm claimed.

MS Maini, general manager of Ateco, highlighted the capabilities and strengths of Ateco in both the UAE and international markets at a recent presentation in Dubai.

“As an official business partner of Sony, married with our in-depth systems design and integration expertise, we can now deliver the best possible system solutions that meet the precise needs of our many clients,” he said.

“Ateco’s design and integration experience ranges from simple standalone CCTV systems to complex mixed-use property security systems.”

In addition to security monitoring systems, Sony PSME is a leading supplier of broadcast production equipment and turnkey systems that are extensively used and installed in television broadcast stations and video production houses throughout the Middle East.

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