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VIVOTEK's Products Now UL Certified

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November 07, 2011

VIVOTEK's Products Now UL Certified

By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor


VIVOTEK’s wide range of megapixel & HD IP cameras, including models in the SUPREME series, achieved UL listing by product safety certification organization Underwriters Laboratories (News - Alert), Inc., under the UL-60950-1 standard for Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment.

Underwriters Laboratories offers expertise across five key strategic businesses: product safety, environment, life and health, university, and verification services. The company develops standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools, and equipment, chiefly dealing with product quality and safety.

Established in 2000, VIVOTEK is known for excellence, delivering total IP video surveillance solutions that embody the complete integration of video codecs, optoelectronics and networking technologies. The company offers a broad line of IP video surveillance solutions to over 80 countries worldwide. VIVOTEK USA is a subsidiary of VIVOTEK Inc. Recently, the company announced the availability of the SD8311E, SD8312E, SD8313E, and SD8362E speed dome cameras, bringing to the market a full line of outdoor PTZ solutions.

“Many systems integrators require UL approved products due to the high safety and quality standards of their projects, especially in government,” Harry Hu, Director of Sales at VIVOTEK USA said in a press release.

 “With the UL certification providing confirmation of VIVOTEK’s quality and safety, customers can be completely confident deploying our megapixel and HD cameras in critical areas with strict regulatory requirements,” Hu added.

As indicated, VIVOTEK cameras listed by UL include outdoor models FD8362, FD8362E, P8330, IP8332, IP8352, and IP8362, as well as indoor models FD8162, IP8151, IP8151P, IP8162, and IP8162P.

All cameras listed by UL range from VGA to 2 Megapixel or 1080p HD resolutions and feature H.264 compression as well as options for MPEG4 and MJPEG, allowing users to tailor each camera stream to their individual needs for maximum flexibility. In addition, the cameras are equipped with a removable IR-cut filter for true day/night functionality, SD card slot for local storage, and POE support allowing the cameras to be powered with a single network cable.

Another key feature, as indicated, that differentiates the outdoor cameras from indoor models is the IP66 or IP67 rated weatherproof housing that protects the cameras against rain and dust and ensures operation under poor weather conditions. Furthermore, the FD8362E supports extended temperature range, allowing the cameras to be used in environments from -40° to 55°C, with the vandal-proof housing effectively providing robust protection from vandalism.

Mentioning about the SUPREME series IP8151P and IP8162P are indoor box cameras which are said to be equipped with the new P-Iris lens technology, and feature 1080p full HD resolution with IR-cut filter with built-in IR illumination for nighttime viewing.

VIVOTEK said that it is planning to have other SUPREME series models UL certified in the near future.

Meenakshi Shankar is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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