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||H.265 NVR ServersOne size does not fit all! We have developed a line of systems to suite a range of client needs. All our H.265 (HEVC) systems run on Windows OS and support implementation as Server or Server and NVR Client systems in desktop or high capacity Rack mount RAID level protection for critical data protection keeping you in compliance and within regulations. Four (4) CPU models are available depending on the customers Situation Analytic processing requirements.
||H.265 Mobile NVRsMeeting the demand of next generation products our Rugeddized H.265 (NVR) Network Video Recorders are being used in a wide variety of applications, from Land Vehicles and Aviation to Deep sea exploration. Loaded with our Surlytics Software allows our Rugged NVRs to be deployed in a wide variety of markets to meeting the highest demands of our clients around the world.
Preparing for H.265 (HEVC), the next generation video codec!
H.265 also referred to as HEVC is the next generation state-of-the-art in video compression. It allows the usage of advanced and extremely complex video compression tools to remarkable coding performance.
While H.265 isn't mainstream yet but because of its huge gains in compression efficiency it certainly is the buzz and is in position to overtake its forefather H.264, the foundation of most online video.
So how does H.265 (HEVC) compare to its predecessor H.264?
H.264 has been pretty much the standard since its arrival in 2003, using higher compression and smaller file sizes, H.264 reduced Bandwidth with its ability to compress video 40-60% more than older compression technologies such as Mjpeg and MPEG4. Resulting in higher video quality, dual streaming capabilities and lowering costs on video storage.
H.265 (HEVC) Explained:
In short H.265 (HEVC) can achieve more than 50% Bitrate reductions compared to H.264 for the same image quality. H.265 video surveillance products can also save 50% more network bandwidth and video storage capacity, greatly reducing the storage, bandwidth and operating costs.
Choosing the right NVR for your application!?
WECU can help you from start to finish in choosing the right H.265 NVR for your application based on your needs, wants and project requirements. For most high end projects you will be using PC based NVRs, whether they are desktop models, mini units, rack mount servers or ruggedized mobile NVRs due to their interoperability and multi function Video Management software platform, they will provide the cornerstone foundation for todays most demanding applications and many others for years to come.
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How IP-based Video Surveillance Works - Way Beyond Analog
When you're shopping around for an IP-based video surveillance system, you will need to be particularly cautious about what exactly you're looking at and what the individual terms mean. How IP-based video surveillance works is open to interpretation as far as some video surveillance and security sales people are concerned -- not because they are trying to confuse the issues, but because there is no genuine consensus on what the term "IP-based" or related ones such as "networked" or "web-based" means.
Originally, video surveillance was done based on analog technology -- closed circuit television (CCTV) and recording on video tapes. This was fine for recording what was going on, but it didn't broadcast actual live information, so it wasn't practical for monitoring stores, for instance, from a remote location. It simply provided what happened after the fact. The picture quality wasn't great and it relied on human reliability as well -- someone had to remember to change the tapes regularly, etc.
Digital revolutionizes video surveillance
With the Internet revolution and the ever-increasing presence of Local Area Networks, technology took great strides in video surveillance in the 1990's. Analog camera tubes were replaced with CCD (Charged Coupled Devices) and digital cameras became affordable for most people.
This combination meant that video surveillance could do two things: go live over the Internet or a closed network for surveillance and provide clearer, crisper images that could be tracked and manipulated easily. For law enforcement, digital surveillance meant it was much easier to zoom in on images, track particular scenes and enhance features.
The basics of IP-based surveillance
A digital camera "views" the scene in front of it, broadcasts the video images as a digitized signal over a LAN line (Local Area Network) where it's then transmitted to a computer or server. The server in turn manages all of this information. Depending upon the software used to manage the digital images, it can record, display or retransmit the images to anywhere in the world.
The software package can easily be upgraded to allow for analyzing data, selecting specific "flagged" items to watch for and a host of other functions, making it a truly customizable security tool.
True IP-based digital surveillance uses CCD cameras that use signal processing that send packetized video streams over the LAN through a Cat 5 cable rather than a coax cable network, utilizing greater bandwidth and standard TCP/IP communication.
It also provides more intelligent data mining and information retrieval. If security is an issue, full digital surveillance also offers the added advantage of data encryption opportunities to protect against image tampering -- something not possible with analog recording.
The "middle of the road" of video surveillance is upgrading video surveillance by utilizing a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). A DVR system is not really fully IP-based, but is step toward the more advanced IP technology. In actuality, a DVR system uses the same camera and structures for cabling as the older CCTV analog systems, but the old VCRs have been replaced with DVR for storage of the data. The data is converted to digital so that it can be stored on hard disks, but the quality of the images captured remains analog since this is how it originated.
When shopping for a system, be sure to ask if the system is digital based on the recording (DVR) or on the camera, since many manufacturers consider a system digital by virtue of the DVR storage system even if the camera recording the images is still analog.
Analog is going by the wayside and IP is taking its place a leader in the market. Old Analog cameras used to have all the options, such as very low operating temperatures, multiple lens options etc... however in the last 5 years IP Netowrk cameras have come along way!
Going all the way
Some people will move to the hybrid models of a CCTV/DVR system when they first move beyond an analog system because it seems like the next practical evolutionary step in video surveillance. However, shifting to this method largely ignores how IP-based video surveillance works.
With CCTV/DVR surveillance, you have actually simply delayed the inevitable by adding on a relatively new technology (hard disk, digital storage) to an old technology (analog video over coaxial transmission lines). Rather than moving forward into something new, you have prolonged the demise of the old.
Advantages of IP-based video surveillance
The leap into completely IP-based technology is the best bang for your buck both monetarily and in terms of security by far. Digital surveillance can be done over a LAN network, Satelitte, 3g/4g/LTE of course, but TCP/IP transmittal of surveillance makes sense for remote monitoring of multiple locations and for remote recording of data onto back-up servers and hard disks for long-term storage.
With IP-based video surveillance, you can connect your surveillance camera or cameras or networks of cameras to any network or wireless adapter, and you are extremely flexible in your placement of the camera itself. A typical PC-attached video camera, while providing digital picture image quality, still has to be within approximately 300 feet of the computer itself.
Set-up of an IP-based video system is simple, once you've configured your IP encoder / IP camera with an IP address, configured it in your (VMS) Video Management Software, you're up and running and it's extremely stable and reliable. Because this is the technology of the future, it is also upgradeable. You won't be outgrowing an IP-based video surveillance system any time soon because new developments are based on improving this market such as ONVIF compliancy allowing multiple different camera manufacturers to offer their equipment into the slip stream. Therefore, you will be able to add on and improve this system for years to come while older, CCTV+DVR hybrids will dead-end and become obsolete. The big change and fight for the top will be in the software, such as our Surlytics (VMS) Video Management software which is compatible with 6000+ current IP devices and IP cameras on the market today!
Comparing analog and IP-based video surveillance
A better way to understand the differences between analog and IP-based video surveillance may be to compare the two and how they work:
Analog or CCTV+DVR video surveillance
IP-based video surveillance
- Easy to use -- operates like a VCR
- Changing cassettes and rewinding regularly means human error frequently interferes with effectiveness
- Image quality is poor
- Storage tapes wear out over time
- Broadcasting images live isn't practical
- Storage is bulky
- Uses analog recording, recording in low-grade picture quality and inability to search and track easily
- Adding DVR systems must be done in 'blocks' of 16 channels
If you are contemplating increased or upgrading video surveillance for your company or home, understanding how IP-based video surveillance works will make your decision easier. It is the future of video surveillance and, although in the short term may be a bit more expensive, is obviously an investment in superior quality and flexibility.
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- IP-based recording means instant transmittal of images anywhere in the world
- Can monitor multiple cameras from one remote location
- No decrease in recording quality over time or with repeated replays
- Digital picture quality far superior to analog
- IP-base recording is highly compressed for easier storage and can be transported over a variety of media
- Digital images can be encrypted for security purposes
- Updates and add-ons are relatively inexpensive through software packages and Internet computer networking
- Adjustable frame rates
- Remote or shared viewing may be done over the Internet or a wireless connection
- Standard IP video compression techniques are used
- IP surveillance cameras may be added individually or in groups according to your needs
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