The demand for surveillance systems is growing, and the adoption of IP as a transport mechanism for video is ever increasing. Sony recognized this trend early on, and has been focused on developing products and solutions aligned with it. Now Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of the IMZ-NS100 Series Intelligent Monitoring Software, which can be installed on your own Microsoft ® Windows ® server to monitor and control 1, 4, 9, 16 or 32 network cameras (IMZ-NS101, IMZ-NS104, IMZ-NS109, IMZ-NS116, and IMZ-NS132, respectively). The IMZ-NS100 Series is easy to use and free from complicated operation - users find it simple to set up connected cameras and to set frame rates for recording. They can also easily monitor, search, and play back events with intuitive manipulation. A scalable security system can be set up in client/server configuration using more than one server installed with the IMZ-NS100 Series and/ or using the NSR-1000 Series Video Network Surveillance Server from Sony (which is perfectly compatible with the IMZ-NS100 Series). This system can be controlled by a common user management interface, which allows the administrator to freely set up the access level of each user. With the IMZ-NS100 Series, you can start an HD-ready video network surveillance system in the scale and configuration that's ideal for current conditions, and expand this system in the future.
The IMZ-NS100 Series can be used not only with Sony's network cameras but also with other major brand network cameras.
Quick Setup & Easy Operation
With the set-up wizard, you can set up the cameras in a simple and straightforward manner. With Sony's IP cameras, for example, the IMZ-NS100 Series instantly recognizes the IP addresses of connected cameras and registers them automatically. You do not need to check the IP addresses or go into multiple menus.
The settings for recording are also easy. If you select "Automatic Schedule Record", for example, you only need to input the recording duration (i.e., the number of days that data is left in the storage area). The IMZ-NS100 Series checks the HDD storage area and sets the best frame rate for recording. You do not need to check the storage area in your PC or calculate the frame rate yourself.
Intuitive Main GUI
With the user-friendly GUI, you can use various monitoring functions with intuitive operation, such as drag-and-drop. You can also run a quick search, and playback recorded images, while monitoring.
Scalability and Flexibility
The IMZ-NS100 series can be installed on your own Microsoft Windows server to monitor and control 1, 4, 9, 16 or 32 network cameras, respectively. As your surveillance requirements grow, you can simply add new servers with the IMZ-NS100 Series installed and/or the NSR-1000 Series, Sony's video network surveillance server which is perfectly compatible with the IMZ-NS100 Series. You can easily set up a scalable security system in client/server configuration.