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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Latest Press Release - GSP America IP Cameras using Pixim's Digital Pixel System

GSP America Expands into IP Cameras
New wide dynamic range IP dome cameras based on Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology by Pixim

GSP America, a manufacturer of high-quality CCTV systems since 2000, announced today that its product offerings now include a new line of IP cameras. The wide dynamic range IP dome cameras are based on Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology by Pixim, Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras. DPS technology delivers 120dB dynamic range, enabling the cameras to produce excellent image quality and color rendering in variable and high-contrast lighting conditions. As an added benefit, DPS technology yields more highly compressed images—an important factor for IP cameras.

“GSP prides itself on meeting the needs of our dealers,” says Peter Brissette, sales manager, GSP America. “With the introduction of our IP cameras we are giving integrators more choices for the end user. They can now offer Pixim-powered GSP cameras for customers who prefer networked systems over analog.”

Both the IP 4” indoor dome (GPX-IP4D802DS) and the IP vandal resistant dome (GPX-IPV802DS) offer a full range of features including:
• 1/3" Digital Pixel System technology
• MPEG4, MJPEG video compression
• 2-way audio
• Motion detection
• Onscreen menu
• High resolution of 540TVL
• 12VDC or POE operation
• Progressive scan image capture
• Global electronic shutter

“Pixim is pleased to work with GSP as it expands into IP,” says John Monti, Pixim’s vice president of marketing and business development. “Pixim’s technology has many advantages in IP imaging. This end-to-end digital solution maintains image quality while defeating fluorescent flicker issues with internal sync or POE. The cleaner images and global shutter technology result in more efficient compression and reduced motion artifacts for more accurate data.”

GSP Cameras powered by Pixims Digital Sensor addresses the six common problems with traditional CCD cameras. They are…

1. CCD security cameras have the inability to capture highlight and shadow detail in the same scene. In traditional CCD cameras all the pixels in the array have the exact same shutter speed. This “one pixel fits all” approach is a big problem. As a result every pixel in an analog CCD camera receives the exact same exposure, creating overexposed regions in bright areas and underexposed regions in dark areas.

2. CCD security cameras produce inconsistent clarity in bright, lowlight, or high contrast situations. Traditional CCD cameras can’t see well when lighting conditions are not optimal. These cameras experience a lack of details in high-contrast and backlit situations, low clarity shadows, and image “washout” from glare or reflections. Images with these cameras are always suspect.

3. CCD security cameras create color inaccuracies in varying lighting conditions. CCD security cameras have a difficulty adjusting for proper white balance. Since they have a difficult time finding the proper white balance it is difficult to produce accurate colors in the video images.

4. CCD security cameras also have difficulties with glare from windows and other reflective surfaces. This goes back to the basis of the technology mentioned above. Since the CCD sensor has the same exposure across the whole array the camera is not able to adjust for the variation in lighting.

5. CCD security cameras can suffer from camera blindness caused by vertical smear and pixel blooming. Pixel blooming is a problem inherent in analog CCD technology. This problem creates additional artifacts in the images which can distort the images and cause blindness in areas of the camera sensor which can seriously compromise the quality of the image.

6. CCD security cameras create low quality recordings and large file sizes. CCD cameras frequently introduce a number of variants of random pixel alteration, called “noise.” They produce pixel blooming, vertical smearing and camera blindness which can seriously reduce the quality of the image.

Noise not only compromises image quality, it uses up valuable recording space. Analog CCD cameras can add sampling and conversion noise that often increases DVR storage needs by three times what GSP America cameras powered by Pixim require. Again this is a result of how the technology works.

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About GSP America:
GSP America has been manufacturing CCTV Security Cameras and products for over ten years. GSP originally sold in the US under OEM partners and now for the last three years under the GSP America brand name. GSP America specializes in Video Security systems that meet the most common needs of the every day low voltage contractor and integrator. From Analog to IP to Wide Dynamic Range, GSP America has the Video Security equipment needed to get the job done. GSP America provides ongoing training via websites, live webinars and even live events. Technical support is also provided for contractors and integrators 24/7.

For more information, visit or call the GSPA headquarters in Westminster, CO.
Peter Brissette
Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Making the Most of Megapixels Marvels - IP Video Network - Security Sales & Integration

Making the Most of Megapixel’s Marvels - IP Video Network - Security Sales & Integration

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

IP Cameras from GSP America

This is a brief overview of the IP Camera offering from GSP America. I also show some possible configuration examples that demonstrate some possible migration possibilities from analog to IP.
If you would like a copy of the presentation feel free to email me

IP Cameras from GSP America from Peter Brissette on Vimeo.

This video discusses the many IP Camera offerings from GSP America. Including IP Dome Cameras, both indoor and outdoor. IP Full Body (Box Style) Cameras. Also our nice line of IP PTZ Cameras and accessories. As well as our Pixim Powered IP WDR Cameras.

Understanding POE (Power Over Ethernet)

Here is a brief screencast describing what POE is, how it works, and the major pit falls to avoid.

If you would like a copy of the presention feel free to send me an email.

Understanding POE (Power Over Ethernet) from Peter Brissette on Vimeo.

Be sure to search the blog for IP Cameras. GSP America now offers a full line of IP cameras that will fit the majority of everday applications currently in the market. It includes IP Outdoor Domes, IP Indoor Domes, IP PTZs and even IP Full Body Cameras (Box Cameras). Our cameras include 32 channel CMS software for our IP Cameras to record, playback, view and make back ups.