Honeywell offers HD video over analog networks

Honeywell Inc. introduced a video-surveillance system that allows organization to transmit high-definition video over older cabling and analog-based surveillance networks without having to install new IP or Ethernet technology.

The company’s new High Quality Analog (HQA) feature cuts the time and costs typically associated with installing IP or hybrid HD systems, the company said.

“HD quality has become an expectation in the surveillance industry because having sharp images is essential to the jobs of security personnel,” said Alan Stoddard, senior director of marketing for Honeywell.

Honeywell HQA uses high-definition over coaxial cable technology, which allows dealers to use existing analog cable to get HD quality without the need to rip and replace wires.

HQA features will be added to Honeywell’s Performance Series of networked cameras and digital video recorders. The series offers nine different cameras, making it more economical than IP based products, the company said.

“This system allows you to convert your existing analog cable, use your existing infrastructure and see HD video without the expense of an IP system,” added Stoddard.

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