Checkpoint Systems, Inc. announced its latest technology offering: the Interactive Public View (IPV) Enhanced monitor.
Improving on popular features from the original IPV monitor, such as remote low-voltage power and the ability to integrate with additional Checkpoint products, the IPV Enhanced now offers programmable pre- and post-event recording, triggered or sequenced media playback, and a built in file browser.
The IPV Enhanced was designed to be used as a loss prevention tool and an in- store marketing communication vehicle, where ads, videos and announcements can be displayed through any combination of customized looping still images and video clips. Loss prevention partners helped Checkpoint Systems design the alarm-driven screens, complete with audio, video, images and/or live camera feeds when someone enters a high-shrink aisle or activates a nearby system, such as an EAS pedestal or smart shelf. Alarms may be activated by video motion, up to four contact closure inputs or by Checkpoint's innovative wireless option. The new monitor also displays live video full-screen or as a picture-in-picture.
To enhance theft deterrence, the IPV Enhanced can record, playback, and store event video to removable flash memory. Retailers can show an "instant replay" of a triggered event as it is occurring-a unique feature that tells would-be shoplifters that their actions have been captured. The new monitor produces video that may be recorded by any standard surveillance system-allowing it to function as a stand-alone device or as part of a building-wide security solution.
Its network capabilities allow easy management of new media and interactive functions via LAN/WAN or Internet connections using Checkpoint's IPV Network Application, a utility software that allows the customer to transfer information. Messaging rollouts to stores are now easily accomplished by configuring a setup file and loading it at a central location and downloading it to the monitors chain-wide.