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For the next couple of weeks we’re going to highlight our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with Grandstream About ITEXPO

We spoke with Phil Bowers, Global Marketing Communications Manager for Grandstream, about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about Grandstream?

Grandstream:  Grandstream is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of IP Business Solutions. We supply SMBs and Enterprises throughout the world with integrated voice, video, data, and mobility solutions …

Shopping around for IP surveillance cameras is one thing but, deciding which one of those thousands of cameras is the right fit and will actually perform as advertised is quite another thing.Mobotix MX-Q24M-Basic-D22

That’s why, for those customers that need trustworthy help to make the best decision, we’re happy to announce that the Mobotix Global Partner Network now includes VoIP Supply as a Registered Mobotix Partner.

Not just a fancy title, what a Registered Mobotix Partner means for customers is:…

If you’re looking to buy a Network Video Recorder (NVR) or especially a configurable NVR like those with QNAP that offer your choice of storage, there may be a shipment delay due to flooding in Thailand that is affecting hard drive production.

The damage from flooding could keep factories closed for months so manufacturers who have an immediate hard drive need are stocking up quickly.  The last few months of 2011 are expected to be tight and Q1 2012 could be slow when the true impact of this disaster is felt.

If you’re looking into buying an NVR or anything else with a hard drive, sooner rather than later may be the best option as there’s no telling how long the wait could be.…

Mobotix’s Outdoor IP Cameras are made from a fiberglass-reinforced plastic that’s normally used to manufacture hard-wearing exterior car components. 

So it’s no surprise that a solar powered Mobotix M12 camera is now the world’s highest webcam at 18,514 feet (5,643 meters) on the Kala Patthar mountain.

Mobotix Outdoor IP Cameras are deployed in arctic and desert extremes with an operating temperature range of -22° F (-30° C) to over 140° F (60° C). And with a low power consumption, temperatures inside a Mobotix camera remain temperate resulting in a longer life span. 

Perched on the Kala Patthar mountain to provide high definition, megapixel views of Mount Everest, the world’s highest Mobotix IP camera is being used with the world’s highest weather station on Mount Everest …

Mobotix’s Outdoor IP Cameras are made from a fiberglass-reinforced plastic that’s normally used to manufacture hard-wearing exterior car components. 

So it’s no surprise that a solar powered Mobotix M12 camera is now the world’s highest webcam at 18,514 feet (5,643 meters) on the Kala Patthar mountain.

Mobotix Outdoor IP Cameras are deployed in arctic and desert extremes with an operating temperature range of -22° F (-30° C) to over 140° F (60° C). And with a low power consumption, temperatures inside a Mobotix camera remain temperate resulting in a longer life span. 

Perched on the Kala Patthar mountain to provide high definition, megapixel views of Mount Everest, the world’s highest Mobotix IP camera is being used with the world’s highest weather station on Mount Everest …

Strapping an indoor dome IP camera to a IV stand and calling it a medical device for radiologists only works if you’re Sony.

It’s also not just any old IP camera or portable stand.  Sony is using its SNC-RH124 dual streaming, HD, 360 degree rapid dome IP camera that incorporates state-of-the-art image-enhancement technologies in a compact body including 10x zoom that allow users to capture clear and bright images in challenging environments.

MD2GO Rolling Medical Stand

Coupled with the SNC-RH124 is Sony’s MD2GO rolling stand specifically designed for medical applications that forms a remote HD IP camera system.

The Sony MD2GO system has just been introduced to the radiology field at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) this week:

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David Sims at TMC has reported that Grandstream is giving away a free VoIP phone and IP Camera via Facebook:

“Officials of Grandstream, which sells IP video and surveillance products, want to show you — yes, you — how IP allows Grandstream products to work together, and they want to do it by giving away their GXV3140 IP Multimedia Phone AND GXV3615 Cube IP Camera.

To be eligible for the drawing, simply “like” them on Facebook (News – Alert) before May 31, at facebook.com/GrandstreamNetworksInc. That puts your name in the drawing. The winner will be announced June 1.

 The Grandstream GXV3140 Multimedia Phone:

Available in July, Axis has just introduced the P5544 PTZ dual-lens IP camera.  Similar to the Mobotix DualDome D12 series this Axis camera has two different lenses for two different functions.  Unlike the Mobotix DualDome D12 series which offers 180° recording,  the Axis P5544 offers a complete 360° field of view.

One lens is for panoramic views and the other provides mechanical pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) functionality.  This camera is advertised as ideal for wide surveillance overviews and detailed zoomed-in views for identification in applications such as:

  • Airports
  • Train stations
  • Logistics centers
  • Shopping centers

The Axis P5544 supports 720p HDTV with 1280 x 720 resolution with H.264 compression to limit bandwidth and storage loads.  With an IP51 rated casing for water and dust protection, this …

Altera Corporation, a semiconductor device manufacturer, has announced the development of the industry’s first HD WDR video surveillance chipset:

Government, municipalities, financial institutions, and businesses are driving new uses for video surveillance technologies beyond crime prevention or security into applications such as asset management, risk mitigation, and safety.

The challenge for camera manufacturers, however, is developing “smarter” cameras at lower price points. More and more, digital high-definition (HD) Internet protocol surveillance cameras are replacing analog cameras because of lower installation costs, scalability, and the ability to add intelligence.

Recognizing camera manufacturer challenges and surveillance market demands Altera has enlisted CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensors into their design to help power the next generation of IP cameras.  And for good reason because CMOS …

Axis offers the M32 series which is a nice line of reasonably priced ($380.00 – $500.00) Fixed Dome IP axis m3203 cameras featuring tamper resistance, optional vandal resistance, digital PTZ, motion detection, and tampering alarm:

  • Axis M3203
  • Axis M3203-V (Vandal Resistant)
  • Axis M3204
  • Axis M3204-V (Vandal Resistant)

If you’ve ever wondered what this type of IP camera can do for you check out how it’s being used in a retail, point of sale (POS), and warehouse setting at BJ’s Wholesale Club.  Courtesy of SourceSecurity.com this case history outlines:

  • Business challenges
  • Retail safety, security, and loss prevention
  • The solution and benefits

Read the full story to see how they were able to integrate Axis IP Cameras into their existing systems and serve their needs:

AXIS M32