Ikegami installs HD-SDI train monitoring systems at JR Tokai Line in Tokyo


Professional video camera system manufacturer Ikegami Tsushinki has collaborated with the Central Japan Railway to equip the Japan Rail Tokai Shinkansen line station platforms with HD vertical-monitoring systems to improve customer safety.

Ikegami has also partnered with Semtech, a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, to drive high-performance video monitoring systems that deliver the highest quality HD images over longer distances than existing digital video transmission systems.

The HD vertical monitoring system features Semtech’s HD-VLC technology to achieve long-distance (up to 300m) transmission of HD video and full HD image quality provided by the ISD-220HD ‘broadcast-quality’ cameras.

The HD video is displayed portrait to increase the visibility and coverage of the platform in crystal-clear, high -definition.

The company noted that more JR Shinkansen stations will be equipped with Ikegami systems in the near future.

Ikegami security solution business unit general manager Masaaki Tabuse said: “By integrating Semtech’s HD-VLC technology into our products, we are able to deliver the highest-quality HD video monitoring solutions, consistent with our philosophy.

“Large-scale video monitoring installations for railway platforms can take advantage of the extended cable reach transmission that our HD-VLC-based products enable.”

Semtech’s HD visually lossless CODEC (HD-VLC) technology offers unprecedented levels of cable reach performance and allows long-distance transmission of high-quality HD digital video.

Semtech signal integrity product group executive vice-president and general manager Gary Beauchamp said: “Semtech continues to be the technology leader in all digital, long-distance HD video transmission for surveillance.”


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