George, Thanks for asking. This have been around at least a year or two.
This have been around at least a year or two. It is from ITE, who is a Taiwanese semiconductor company (publicly traded, ~$100 million USD annual revenue). This appears to be their first offering for the video surveillance market.
We've ignored them so far because they do not appear to have any major brands backing / offering them and we have covered other similar approaches which have never gained steamed (e.g., Innovative Or Pointless: PoE Chain IP Cameras).
They have a product website here - ccHDTV.tw which has lots of details.
George, what vendors or brands were offering them at IFSEC?
Stardot has been doing this for a while (saw them at ISC West last year). I bought a trial pack to test at our shop as I've had some companies with extremely large warehouses and the 3,000ft coax runs at 1080p quality was tempting. They told me they easily integrated into exacq so I gave it a shot.
Overall I found the experience to be somewhat subpar. It works sure, but it's not the same and does not integrate with exacq well (should have checked before purchasing). Below is their website if you are curious about it. Again, it works, I just find an IP camera to be the better buy.
Stardot Multi-Channel Long Distance Coaxial
The pricing was almost the same as Hikvision end Dahua for the 4 channel recorder, the biggest was an Vacron 19 inch racked 32 channel with raid4 or 5 disks. He dit not want to give a price. The camera's where a little more expensive dan Dahua and Hikvision. They had several types, and counting all the vendors together there was a choice 0f 18 different one's. They said that the can put a 4k camera on the system available at the end of the year.
John, this may be from Pacidal TV, which we discussed several months back. It's the same technology, DTV. Pacidal is also listed on the CCHDTV website as an adopter, (along with LTE).
In addition Thomas Chang of Pacidal mentioned that they would be at IFSEC 2015, and heartily extended an invitation for members to visit.
Regardless, it's quite a in-depth discussion in which you repeatably express your doubts in the marketplace viability of the technology. Thomas Chang probably wished you had just 'ignored' him. ;)
Most notably the discussion originated the term 'Rockoffing', here in its memorable money quote:
Spare me the future prospects. When they ship, you can take credit. Otherwise you are Rockoffing us.