From ISC, American Dynamics, a leading video technology brand of Tyco International, today announced a major development in its IP strategy. Leveraging the recent technology acquisition of Trident Tek, American Dynamics has taken the network video recorder (NVR) and added its patented Active Content Compression (ACC) technology and support for MPEG4 to go with the existing MJPEG compression.

"In just over four months, our development teams have been able to expand the Trident Tek video system and incorporate American Dynamics technologies, including support for ACC and our VideoEdge IP Encoder,” said Chuck Hutzler, vice president of R&D for Tyco International’s American Dynamics video solutions. “Integrating ACC into the platform is our first critical step in offering a platform that will allow current Intellex® customers to migrate to IP solutions while protecting their existing investment.” 

The VideoEdge NVR provides a robust, scalable and open IP-based platform. It can support as many as 128 cameras per server including megapixel IP cameras, standard IP cameras, and analog cameras with IP encoders. A future release will include a single, unified client supporting Intellex digital video management systems and VideoEdge NVRs as well as integration with Software House® and Kantech™ access control solutions.

VideoEdge NVR is one of the industry’s only network appliance solutions. It uses standard IT and open source tools for ease of installation. The embedded Linux operating system offers higher security with strong virus protection and the solution offers built-in redundancy for high-availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery without needing third party software.

The VideoEdge NVR provides lower total cost of ownership by eliminating the need for patches, third-party applications, and licensing and other software costs because the various NVR applications and operating system are embedded in one Linux appliance.

American Dynamics VideoEdge NVR will be featured at ISCW 2008 in Las Vegas, NV at Booth #23015.