17 Products Launched in 2017!

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on January 2018
  1. StarNET Video Management Software
    StarNET, our new Video Management Software (VMS), was launched in Q2 of 2017. StarNET was developed on the success of the popular iRAS platform. The powerful processing capabilities of StarNET allows it to manage multiple video streams from both analog, HD-TVI, and IP cameras. StarNET is free and includes features such as interactive mapping, and advanced management tool to monitor health and generate status reports. 


    Want to try out StarNET? Download it for free here.

  2. StarNET Mobile 
    StarNET Mobile is a free app that allows you to access remote sites and monitor live video via network connection anytime, anywhere. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. 



    StarNET Mobile for iOS
    StarNET Mobile for Android 

  3. CRIA04 - Video Analytics Box
    The CRIA04 video analytics box provides video analytics for 4 channels of video. The three video analytics currently supported are heat mapping, people counting, and que management. 

               Heat Mapping
               Heat mapping highlights where people spend time and what they interact with in the scene.

               People Counting
               People counting keeps track of exactly how many people come and go in the scene. 

               Que Management
               Que management observes the number of people waiting in lines. internal shift change system.

  4. CBI8110IFH - 4K IP Bullet Camera
    CBI8110IFH is a DirectNET™ outdoor bullet camera that provides high quality video at 4K (8.1 megapixel) resolution. The Remote Focus feature allows installers to control the zoom and focus directly from the network video recorders (NVRs) or remotely through StarNET. 



  5. CBI2510IWFH - 2MP H.265 Bullet Camera with 3.3 - 10 mm Lens
    CBI2510IWFH is a DirectNET™ outdoor bullet camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution. This bullet camera has a 3.3 - 10 mm motorized vari-focal lens. The advanced H.265 codec allows for smaller recording file sizes and lower transmission bandwidth on the network. 

  6. CBI2522IWFH - 2MP H.265 Bullet Camera with 9 - 22 mm Lens
    CBI2522IWFH is a DirectNET™ outdoor bullet camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution. The advanced H.265 codec allows for smaller recording file sizes and lower transmission bandwidth on the network.

  7. CDI2510IFW - 2MP H.265 Indoor Dome Camera 
    CDI2510IFW is a DirectNET™ indoor dome camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution. The advanced H.265 codec allows for smaller recording file sizes and lower transmission bandwidth on the network. 

  8. CDI2510VIFW - 2MP H.265 Outdoor Dome Camera 
    CDI2510VIFW is a DirectNET™ outdoor dome camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution. The advanced H.265 codec allows for smaller recording file sizes and lower transmission bandwidth on the network.

  9. XDi 20 Series Network Video Recorders -  8CH, 16CH, 32CH, 64CH
    The XDi 20 Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) provide 8, 16, 32, or 64 channels of Full HD real-time recording and live display. These NVRs are designed to “plug-and-play” right out of the box. The XDi 20 Series offers both H.264 and H.265 compression.

  10. CBT2S12IFW - 2MP TVI Bullet Camera
    CBT2S12IFW is an outdoor TVI bullet camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable. 

  11. CDT2S12IFW - 2MP TVI Indoor Dome Camera 
    CDT2S12IFW is an indoor TVI dome camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable.



  12. CDT2S12VI - 2MP TVI Outdoor Dome Camera with Manual Focus Lens
    CDT2S12VI is an outdoor TVI dome camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable. 

  13. CDT2S12VIFW - 2MP TVI Outdoor Dome Camera with Remote Focus Lens
    CDT2S12VIFW is an outdoor TVI dome camera provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable.

  14. CTT2S28VI2MP TVI Outdoor Turret Camera with Fixed Focus Lens
    CTT2S28VI is an outdoor TVI turret camera that provides high quality video at 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable. 

  15. CMT32PVM - 32" LED Public View Monitor with 2MP TVI Camera
    CMT32PVM is a 32" public view monitor that provides high quality 2 megapixel (1080p) resolution over existing coaxial cable with a built-in TVI camera. This public view monitor is an ideal choice for retail, banking, convenience stores, fast food and many other commercial applications.

  16. CM32HD - 32" LED HD Monitor
    CM32HD is an 32” LED HD monitor for surveillance applications. This monitor can display HDMI digital inputs plus VGA, S-Video, and BNC analog inputs. 

  17. CM40HD - 40" LED HD Monitor 
    CM40HD is an 40” LED HD monitor for surveillance applications. This monitor can display HDMI digital inputs plus VGA, S-Video, and BNC analog inputs. 


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Top 10 Booths at ASIS 2017 [By: Security Today]

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on October 2017

Top 10 Booths to Visit at ASIS 2017

ASIS 2017 is upon us! Dallas, Texas will be inundated with hundreds of security companies ready to announce, showcase and demo their most innovative products for attendees so it is sometimes a little hard to figure out which booths you should stop at.

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Topics: Costar Video Systems, Gas Monkey Garage

Gas Monkey Security [By: Security Today]

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on September 2017

Gas Monkey Security

Dallas hot rod mechanic, Richard Rawlings, partners with Costar Video Systems to design a custom solution.

When you have a garage full of antique and high-end performance cars, you better be thinking about a reliable security system. One that will not only allow you to protect your investments, but also ensure that nothing drives out of the garage without proper permission.

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Topics: Costar Video Systems, Gas Monkey Garage, Security Today

I Can See Clearly Now: A 360° Dewarping Remix

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on March 2016

"I Can See Clearly Now"

I can see clearly now, the main is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone is the round spot that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
dewarped pane. 

The image produced by 360° cameras is round and distorted until dewarping algorithms are applied to make the image flat and clear. The first time I saw our CDI51360PV 360° camera in action, the song "I Can See Clearly Now", written and recorded by Johnny Nash in 1972, came to mind. Naturally, as the Marketing Manager, I felt the need to create a 360° dewarping remix of the song.

Now that we've had a little fun, let's get into the technology...

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Topics: Product Features, IP, 360°

What Is High Definition Over Coax?

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on March 2016

 

WHAT IS HIGH DEFINITION OVER COAX?


High definition over coax is a new video standard that transmits high definition video over coaxial cable. This technology emerged in the video surveillance market in 2010 as an alternative to analog and IP video surveillance solutions. In recent years, HD over coax has grown in popularity with the development of new technologies. 

Available high definition over coax technologies include: 

  • AHD (Analog High Definition) 
  • HD-CVI (Composite Video Interface)
  • HD-SDI (Serial Digital Interface)
  • HD-TVI (Transport Video Interface) 
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Why You Need Remote Focus...

Posted by Debbie Villars on January 2016

Have you ever had a hard to reach camera that is difficult to focus?  More than likely you have come across these scenarios in the field that make focusing a camera challenging:

  • No test monitor during installation
  • Cameras with hard to reach buttons
  • Cameras mounted on high ceilings 

Focusing a camera is a job that isn't always finished after installation. Sometimes the view of the camera will need to be changed requiring the focus to be adjusted. Outdoor elements such as extreme wind and rain or other vibrations that can cause the camera to shift out of focus. Whenever focus challenges and changes arise, having a remote focus camera is the answer!  

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Topics: HD-TVI, Product Features, IP

HD-TVI Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Michael McKee on January 2016



WHAT IS HD-TVI? 

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

Here are some more frequently asked questions about HD-TVI:

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Topics: HD-TVI, FAQ, Technical Support

Top 5 Benefits of HD-TVI

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on January 2016

WHAT IS HD-TVI?

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

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What Is HD-TVI?

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on January 2016


WHAT IS HD-TVI?

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

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'Tis The Season For Giving

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on December 2015

 

'Tis The Season For Giving...

Each year, Costar Video Systems takes time to celebrate the holiday season as a 'family' by hosting an annual Christmas Party for its employees and their significant others. This year we hosted our Christmas Party at Farina's Winery and Cafe in Grapevine, Texas. It was a wonderful evening filled with food, fun and family. In conjunction with this annual event, Costar Video Systems and its employees also give back. This year, we chose to partner with The Salvation Army of Lewisville to adopt angels from the Angel Tree program. 

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