The Tatung TLM-43IPC may just be the perfect Test Monitor?

Whether you own a large business with multiple locations and a huge IT infrastructure or a small mom and pop business, or for an obscure use even an electrician that works specifically with security monitoring and cameras the bottom line with security is that it just needs to work and the only way to maintain that consistency is to test your systems and cameras so that they work up to their best possible capabilities and you aren’t the one caught off guard with something preventable like tampered or faulty equipment.

When it comes to camera testing or even Ethernet network testing especially for the IP variety cameras, the Tatung TLM-43IPC is the only remote monitoring solution you will ever need. Here are just a few samples of the endless features this powerhouse from Tatung provides.

  • Crystal clear 4.3” durable LCD touch screen monitor with a high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Long lasting 7.4 Volt lithium polymer battery with 5 hours of continuous operating time
  • Easily detects and connects to IP Cameras and addresses as well as built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet slot for cable testing, additionally it can test PoE power voltage, PING and IP address searching
  • Also supports ONVIF, Analog and functions as a controller for PTZ Cameras
  • Recording and storage are easily stored on reusable SD card
  • Tap into camera feed and instantly see video playback and screenshots that can be magnified up to 4x for close up looks of recordings
  • Supports over 80 different customized IP Camera brand protocols
  • Perfect “all in one” solution test monitor

On top of all this the TLM-43IPC test monitors are small and compact making them easy to transport without taking up too much space, the whole unit measures in at approx. 8” Height, 5” Wide and 2” Thick and still comes in weighing under 2 lbs. at a feather light 1.86. It also features built in kickstand for comfortable remote viewing and comes with an accessory bag included for the monitor and any and all accessories you need for any situation or emergency that should arise. One of the biggest keys to surveillance and having good security is the ability to respond in a timely manner and with this remote test monitor you can make 100% sure all your cameras are not only properly connected but recording and working well without any hiccups or issues that could cause a lapse in security or expose a vulnerability in your system you may not have noticed otherwise. In the end it provides peace of mind to know that the system you rely on to keep your items and business safe are working properly and doing what they are supposed to do and this test monitor provides that peace of mind in spades.

Tatung has already received well deserved high praise for the TLM-43IPC by many publications and companies working within the IT and Security markets and its only a matter of time before word gets out and this secret becomes well known. If you have a security system you need to have a reliable tool like this to keep it functioning well and up to date and most importantly to avoid security missteps or malfunctions you are doing yourself a disservice by not at least checking this amazing product out.

Upside down Security Viewing ~ Sony EVI-D70 and EVI-D90 PTZ Cameras with E-flip

Sony continues its ability to be all things to all people when it comes to cameras!  Adding selection and flexibility to its industry-leading Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera line, comes the remote controlled Sony EVID-70 and the 28x SD Sony EVI-D90 color PTZ video cameras.  With a combination of high quality color video and the flexibility of remote PTZ operation, Sony’s EVID-70 and  EVI-D90 cameras provide all of this in a straightforward, easy to use, ceiling mountable (a first for Sony’s popular EVI cameras) compact package. These units come with an IR wireless remote controller, AD Adapter, AC power cable, ceiling bracket and operating instructions, and additionally, the EVI-D90 comes with a RS-422 connector plug.

With its 18x high quality optical zoom lens (48 degrees of horizontal view, and at full zoom 2.7 degrees), a wider and faster pan/tilt range, this high quality 1/4″ type 380k pixel ExView HAD™ CCD color camera, the EVID-70 PTZ color video camera allows users to remotely zoom in on a small or far-away object with exceptional precision – faster and smoother than its forerunner, the industry leading EVI-D30. The camera, in extreme low-light conditions, is sensitive to infrared beams not visible to the human eye. The infrared-cut filter makes the camera effective in both day and night conditions

All ceiling mountable, there are multiple EVID-70 camera models offered: the EVI-D70 – NTSC Version in Black Housing, the EVI-D70W – NTSC Version in White Housing, the EVI-D70P – PAL Version in Black Housing, and the EVI-D70P/W – Pal Version in White Housing.

The Sony EVID-70 is also outfitted with an assortment of convenient features: Auto IR filter removal for low-light environments, auto-focus, and AE spot setting custom preset function.  With its wide range pan/tilt of 340 degrees pan / 120 degrees tilt, and wide range pan angle of 170 degrees from center, it has a maximum pan speed of 100 degrees per second. The unit will tilt upward a full 90 degrees and downward 30 degrees. Its tilt speed is a maximum of 90 degrees per second, and can be desktop or ceiling mounted.

The camera has a digital zoom feature that adds 12x power to the optical lens zoom, while enjoying excellent low light sensitivity in a minimum illumination of less than 1 Lux.  With its 6 pre-set positions, the user may store up to 6 predetermined positions of the pan/tilt/zoom for instant recall. The presets also include picture parameters like white balance and exposure features. With an alarm function that can detect changes within the user-designated area of an image when a change is noticed, the camera output and alarm trigger signal to external equipment via the VISCA protocol.

The EVID-70 camera can be remotely controlled via either RS-232C (8-pin mini DIN) (available cables: 100 foot control cable, 25 foot control cable or 15 foot control cable), or VISCA/RS-422 (9-pin D-Sub VISCA) cables of 100 feet, 25 feet, and 15 feet cables. VISCA Daisychain cables connect multiple cameras together, and come in 100 feet, 50 feet, 25 feet , 15 feet, and 6 feet lengths. With the addition of external RS-232C communication and VISCA commands, the ability to remotely control this camera from greater distances is provided. Its E:Flip function (electronically flips an image upside down so it displays correctly when ceiling mounted), allows the unit to be mounted in the ceiling, broadening this versatile camera’s range of uses.

The new Sony EVI-D90 PTZ camera is a standard definition video camera that features a 1/4″ EXview HAD CCD sensor, a high zoom ratio AF lens: 28x optical zoom lens/12x digital, and robotic pan, tilt and zoom. SD video is output via composite or S-Video connections. The camera can also memorize up to 6 preset positions and uses utilizes the RS-232C or RS-422 VISCA™ protocol interface, allowing for effortless connectivity to multiple peripheral system devices.  An IR remote commander unit is also included. In addition, the new CCD and CMOS sensors offer added sensitivity than previous EVI SD cameras. With high speed pan/tilt/zoom functionality, this easy-to-use camera is an attractive addition to the EVI PTZ camera lineup. Best of all, this new camera is ceiling mountable, allowing for more flexible design-in options in many applications.

This Sony EVI-D90’s additional features include Wide-D function (Auto wide-D), image stabilizer, auto ICR function, progressive or interlace scan option, auto focus, alarm function, video output: VBS (RCA jack) and Y/C (4 pin MinDIN). With a horizontal resolution of 550 TV lines resolution, the features continue: E-flip Function, is both standard and ceiling mountable, has Image Stabilization, an option to choose between interlace and progressive scan mode, and is available in black or white housing. The camera’s low light minimum illumination: 0.65 lx (F1.35 50IRE) is perfect for dimly lit settings, making this new design concept the right camera for fitting the customer’s multiple environmental applications. Remote control ability, like the EVI-D70, comes via either RS-232C or  VISCA/RS-422 (available cables: 100 foot control cable, 25 foot control cable or 15 foot control cable), or VISCA/RS-422 (9-pin D-Sub VISCA) cables of 100 feet, 25 feet, and 15 feet cables. VISCA Daisychain cables connect multiple cameras together, and come in 100 feet, 50 feet, 25 feet , 15 feet, and 6 feet lengths.

This camera, like the EVID-70 comes in multiple models; the EVI-D90 – NTSC Version in Black Housing, the EVI-D90W – NTSC Version in White Housing and the EVI-D90P – PAL Version in Black Housing.

With so many similarities between the two, let’s talk about a few of the differences between the Sony EVI-D70 and the Sony EVI-D90 PTZ cameras. Some of those dissimilarities are:

  • Size:  the EVI-D70 is 132 x 144 x 144 mm (5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches), while the EVI-D90 is larger, at  (145 x 164 x 164 mm) 5 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
  • Weight:  EVI-D70 is 2 lb 2oz, (950g), while the EVI-D90 is a bit heavier, at 3 lb 3 oz (1460 g)
  • Resolution Lines: :  EVI-D70 has 470  TV lines, and the EVI-D90 has 550 TV lines
  • Auto Exposure: EVI-D70 Auto, Manual, Priority AE, Exposure Compensation, Back light compensation, and the EVI-D90 has Auto, Manual, Priority Mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, and Slow Shutter AE
  • Power Requirements: EVI-D70  is DC 10.8 to 13.2 V, and the EVI-D90 is DC 12 V

It is safe to say, that these sleek EVI-D70 and EVI-D90 PTZ cameras are the ideal cameras for security applications, as they clearly put you right in the middle of the action! Additionally useful for distance learning, video conferencing, and just about any other video application where a remotely controlled camera gives you close-up access to your area of interest.

Ceiling-Mountable Sony EVI-D90 Security Camera Opens Doors for Multi-Purpose Surveillance

In one of our previous posts, we introduced the Sony EVI series to our readers and highlighted the superior quality and unparalleled performance of the EVI commercial security cameras. Since then, the EVI series has won the hearts of many business establishments as well as private institutions by providing crisp, clear images regardless of the application. Now we will take a closer to look at one of the most sought-after Sony commercial security cameras—the EVI-D90.

The EVI-D90 is equipped with the latest Sony camera technology, ensuring seamless audio and video capture as well as superior functionality. It is one of the PTZ dome camera models released by Sony, offering desktop and ceiling mount variants with E-flip function for multiple installation options. Since it is ceiling-mountable, business owners can place it in the small, discreet locations. Users can choose either a black or white model. It utilizes the RS-232C/RS-422 VISCATM  protocol interface, which allows users to easily connect to many peripheral system devices.

One of the reasons the Sony EVI-D90 is among the most widely used commercial security cameras is because of its outstanding technical specifications. It has a 28x optical zoom lens that make it ideal for both long-range monitoring applications and indoor security. Its 1/4 type EXview HAD CCD sensor allows the EVi-D90 to produce exceptionally clear images through its progressive scan. With an EVI-D90, users have can choose between interlace or progressive scan mode, which adjusts the rate at which a video plays.

More Than Just Normal Surveillance Work

Both small businesses and large corporations have been known to use the Sony EVI-D90 for videoconferencing applications. This PTZ dome camera has been used for distance learning, corporate training, broadcasting, and more. The EVI-D90 has been installed in houses of worship, educational institutions, and penitentiaries.

Commercial establishments can use the Sony EVI-D90 to watch over parking lots and driveways, as this PTZ dome camera can accurately display the license plates of cars, which may prove useful in the event of criminal activity. It offers 170 degrees of panning and has a rapid panning capability at 100 degrees per second, so users can quickly follow a moving person or vehicle during crucial moments.

The Sony EVI-D90 is offered at USA Security Systems, the leading supplier of high quality commercial security cameras, digital video recorders, and other business surveillance products. Visit the USA Security Systems blog section to know more about our security products and other security-related articles.

The Sony EVI-D70: 24/7 Surveillance Monitoring Made Easy

With such a high demand for high quality commercial security camera systems, Sony has continued to produce state-of-the-art business surveillance products. One of its the most successful product lines is the security camera division, notably its exceptional selection of pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras. The Sony EVI-D70 is yet another testament to Sony’s brilliance in terms of manufacturing reliable security equipment for businesses and institutions that need to protect their properties.

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As one of the more known PTZ cameras released to the public by Sony, the EVI-D70 is undoubtedly something that every business owner should consider having in their most vulnerable locations. It has all the important specifications that is needed to capture images in great detail and precision, such as an image sensor with an exceptional ¼ type EXview HAD™ CCD color technology, a more than sufficient 18x optical zoom, and a faster pan, tilt, zoom mechanism that makes it effortless for its users to use. Truly the Sony EVI-D70 should be on every business establishment’s list of security equipment.

Far more superior than any of its predecessors, the ceiling-mountable Sony EVI-D70 is ideal for literally almost any establishment with a ceiling, particularly locations that need to cover a wide floor area. It is the first among the EVI line to have a ceiling-mountable option! As mentioned in our previous blog post, the Sony EVI-D70 is truly a wonder for business security enthusiasts, with 240 degrees of panning capability and 120 degrees for tilting that means greater coverage for a specific area.

By placing it on ceilings, the Sony EVI-D70 can capture rows and rows of items in commercial stores to prevent theft or aisles of office cubicles to prevent inventory loss. It can even be used by owners, CEOs, managers, or HR heads to check in on their products, employees, and locations as it can be fully controlled from a remote computer through VISCA commands. If you’re looking to protect your PTZ camera from normal wear and tear and extend its longevity, there are dome camera housings available for you at a competitive price.

Institutions can even use it for distance learning or video conferencing, as well as live streaming for houses of worship or courtrooms. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities would do well to install the Sony EVI-D70 for outstanding surveillance of patients and staff, as it can significantly improve how medical care staff takes care of the patients. Some users of the Sony EVI-D70 have even utilized the powerful PTZ for capturing events, placing it on concert halls and other similar locations. Users can set up to six combinations of camera presets for easier so they can switch from one customization to another without having to go through the same steps all over again.

Users can use it for various remote shooting applications, and Sony is ever so smart for giving businesses and institutions more than just one option. Now there is the security side and the business side to a state-of-the-art PTZ camera, and it is available at a lower price at USA Security Systems, a leading distributor of industrial and commercial security camera systems.

Introducing the Canon VB-M40: Advanced Surveillance Technology at Your Fingertips

The demand for commercial and industrial security systems continues to increase as the threat of theft and other criminal activities plague countless establishments in different industries. This is why there is also a higher demand for high quality surveillance cameras. More and more business owners are on the lookout for cameras that have the perfect combination of outstanding performance, impressive technical specifications, and an exceptional design. Fortunately for them, Canon’s insatiable commitment to providing only the best in optical technology has brought the VB-M40.


This network PTZ camera is packed with superior features that is a result of the top notch optical hardware and surveillance technology that Canon has successfully put together for its users. It leads in digital imaging surveillance, where such is prevalent in commercial and industrial environments. The Canon VB-M40 has the versatility that is needed for various security applications in different industries, while its easy operation allows little to no training in its use. Its compact size is perfect for limited spaces as well as those areas that discretion is highly valued.

Superior Optics Packed Inside a Tiny Camera

Great things do come in small packages when you take a look at the VB-M40. Equipped with a powerful 20x optical zoom, with a wide horizontal field of view of 54-degrees, the Canon VB-M40 can see almost anything in its path. Users can easily use the camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom feature to carefully watch over the area in focus. Even in low light conditions, the VB-M40’s impressive optics allows image recording in crisp megapixel quality.

Surveillance at Its Finest

With Canon’s highly intelligent functions installed in the VB-M40, the network PTZ camera is able to provide an unparalleled level of detection that has yet to be seen in competitor brands. Business owners and security personnel can count on the VB-M40 to detect moving or abandoned objects within its line of sight. It can inform you of anomalies such as the following:

  • Abandoned objects such as suspiciously parked vehicles or mystery packages left in the area
  • Moving objects such as a person attempting illegal entry or people gathering outside the property
  • Tampering of the camera such as when the camera’s field of view is blocked
  • Removed objects such as unauthorized transportation of a certain object within the area


Highly Dependable in Low Light Environment

The Canon VB-M40 is impressive in terms of its exceptional sensitivity in low-light conditions. With this network PTZ camera, you do not have to worry about getting enough light to keep the surveillance process problem-free. It has an automatic 5-level brightness function that is able to capture object colors and details in stunning precision regardless of the light source.


Seamless Image Stream with the H.264 Compression Capability

The Canon VB-M40 utilizes the H.264 image compression format, allowing it to enhance network transmission speeds, while achieving to maintain the full-frame 1280 x 960 pixel, 1.3 MP images. It also has the Smart Shade Control that can brighten underexposed areas, not to mention improve overall contrast.


Other Equally Impressive Features

  • Advanced Security Measures – Can block user-defined locations that are within the camera’s view. The function allows eight areas that can be digitally hidden from view.
  • Exceptional Usability – Explore unique settings such as the Privacy Mask and Intelligent Function tools and control them using applications available on the net, without the need for software installation.
  • Broader Reach – The Canon VB-M40 supports the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) communication standard, which provides an enhanced compatibility with other ONVIF-compatible devices that can be obtained from other vendors.
  • Easy-to-Use Camera Settings – A variety of camera settings including the “Privacy Mask” and “Intelligent Function” tools can be easily controlled with applications that are accessible via any supported browser without the hassle of additional software installation.
  • Built-In SD Card Compatibility – The built-in SD Memory Card slot in the Canon VB-M40 can support cards that have up to 32GB worth of storage size. This is vital in the event of a disruption or a breakdown in the transmission of data, where the Canon VB-M40 can record operation logs and images to minimize any possible operational and security problems.


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Canon VC-C50i is Set to Wow Business Owners with Its Industry Leading Optical System

When it comes to remote controlled communication cameras, all the control in the world is only useful if there’s the movement to match. That’s why the VC-C50i stands out from the crowd. This compact and stylish free-standing communication camera combines the unequalled magnification of genuine Canon optics with exceptional pan, tilt, zoom movement that lets you call the shots.

Outstanding zoom capacity to capture every detail

With a 26x optical zoom provided by a powered Canon telephoto lens, the VC-C50i communication camera produces extremely close-up images. Furthermore, a 12x digital zoom allows any area to be electronically enlarged for detailed examination. This enhanced optical system is based on Canon’s long heritage in lens technology – making these cameras ideal for critical surveillance applications, where accuracy and precision are essential.

Superb performance in low-light conditions

The camera can deliver colour images even when operating in very poor lighting conditions – as low as 1 lux – thanks to a bright f/1.6 lens and a slow shutter speed. The VC-C50i can also produce monochrome images in total darkness (0 lux), using its Infrared Night Mode. An integral LED illuminator provides a viewing range of up to 3 metres, showing objects which are not visible to the naked eye. Additional infrared lighting can extend the viewing range still further.

Extended range with crystal-clear recorded images

The VC-C50i features a remote controlled Pan and Tilt mechanism with a wide 200° pan and 120° tilt range. The camera has 9 preset positions, controlling camera angles as well as zoom and AE settings. A 400K pixel CCD ensures smooth and sharp recorded images. Plus, Automatic Noise Reduction further improves image quality by processing the image before transmission.


Advanced connectivity for easy integration

A single 20-pin multi-connector accommodates S-Video and RS-232C control signals. This provides quick and easy connectivity to other devices, for simple integration into your existing system with minimal

cabling. A cascade facility allows up to 9 cameras to be connected together, via the RS-232C interface. The cameras are fully compatible with Canon’s VB150 Camera Server. And, although the camera can be connected to a host PC or camera server, an Infrared remote control handset is supplied, allowing the operator to control the PTZ functions locally.

Designed to meet the specialized needs of the security industry, the VC-C50i delivers high-quality video from far distances and under the dimmest lighting conditions. Building on Canon’s long-standing tradition as the leader in optics and image processing, it offers greater flexibility in the most demanding environments. The Canon VC-C50i is perfect for professional-grade installations, providing a secure and sturdy connection interface. Capturing subjects beyond the scope of the naked eye, it breathes new life into the world of monitoring.

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