New 4 camera AKCP cameraProbe8 enhances capability

AKCP AdministratorPress Release

Bangkok, Thailand. May 4, 2005

AKCP, the world leader in environmental and security monitoring, today announced an upgrade to their cameraProbe8. Pictures from 4 different cameras may be viewed simultaneously on its Linux based environmental monitoring device. The cameraProbe8 supports a wide range of external analog cameras. Customers can use their existing analog security cameras or purchase sophisticated night vision or low cost CCTV cameras. Up to 3 external cameras can be plugged into the cameraProbe8 along with the internal motorized Sony CCD image sensor.

The cameraProbe8 will capture the video from the analog cameras, digitize them, and compress them into a jpg. The jpg image can be streamed to a web browser using AKCP’s integrated Java Applet, Active-X, or Javascript. The jpg can be stored locally on the cameraProbe8 using its internal flash memory or sent to a host using FTP.

This upgrade is free to all existing cameraProbe8 customers that have the latest hardware. Customers with earlier hardware will receive a free hardware upgrades excluding shipping costs.

The cameraProbe8 now displays pictures in several sizes up to 640×480 pixels. The cameraProbe8 is able to simultaneously present 4 pictures from 4 different cameras, or a picture from each camera is in turn shown on the web interface as the current picture is displayed, and then replaced by the picture from the next camera.

Users can select to store captured pictures, from some or all cameras, in detail for each event log in the embedded flash. Thus, up to 16 different pictures from different angles and times are available to further analyze each event. No additional host is necessary to store pictures. There is integration with external hosts for long term archiving of the event/picture database.

The cameraProbe8 supports up to 8 intelligent sensors simultaneously. Users can choose from a wide assortment of sensors such as temperature, humidity, flood, security, dry contact, motion detector, air flow, DC Volttage, AC Detectors, 4-20 mAmp, smoke and many custom sensors such as pressure or salinity.

The software upgrade is free to existing customers of AKCP, and is standard for new customers. The cameraProbe8 includes CCD image sensor, pan and tilt camera, all software, wall and rack mount brackets, sensorRemote with 1,000 foot range dual temperature and humidity sensor. The cameraProbe8 is available now at $1,795.

About cameraProbe8

The cameraProbe8 is the premier environmental and security monitoring device, integrating a SONY CCD camera with multiple available sensors. It includes full Linux. Hardware boasts a 32-bit ARM processor, 128 Megabytes of Flash and 64 Megabytes of SDRAM along with a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and two serial ports. Software utilities include many applications; such as Apache web server, Bash, Perl, Vi, Telnet, PHP, Email, and Nagios. The CP8 supports full SNMP functionality, relying on our 10 years of SNMP experience.

About AKCP

AKCP Inc., established in 1981, is the oldest and largest manufacturer of IP based environmental and security monitoring solutions. Over 15,000 organizations use AKCP solutions for disaster prevention and infrastructure security. Providing early warning of threats to the integrity of a company’s data and assets, AKCP serves the Rack Mount, Telecommunications, Power, and Food and Beverage Industries, Corporate Data Centers and Wiring Closets, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Department of Defense, and many more industries requiring the ultimate in natural and man made disaster prevention.

AKCP AdministratorNew 4 camera AKCP cameraProbe8 enhances capability