IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 28, 2014

The 2014 IPVM IP Camera Buyer's Guide provides recommendations on the right types of cameras to choose, the strongest manufacturers to consider and the best overall values.

Trending Manufacturers

We explain what manufacturer's products have significantly improved or declined, in performance, value or both, identifying 9 specific manufacturers.

Key Features

We explain the tradeoffs in resolution, low light and WDR selection and more specifically how 2 of these factors have changed significantly over the past 3 years.

Form Factors

We breakdown the key decisions to be made when selecting minidomes, full size domes, panoramics, box, integrated IR bullets and thermal cameras.

Manufacturer Profiles

We conclude with profiles of 12 manufacturers, looking at the good and bad behind ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek.

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Key ********

** ******* *** ********* ** **********, *** ***** *** *** selection *** **** ************ *** * ** ***** ******* **** changed ************* **** *** **** * *****.

Form *******

** ********* *** *** ********* ** ** **** **** ********* minidomes, **** **** *****,**********, ***, ********** ** ******* *** ******* *******.

Manufacturer ********

** ******** **** ******** ** ** *************, ******* ** *** good *** *** ****** ****, *******, ********, ****, *****, *****,*********, *********, *****, *******, ****, *** *******.

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Performance / ***** *****

**** *****'* ***** ******* ** *********** *********** (********* ***** *******) and ***** (**** **, *** ****** **** ********* ******** *** a ***** *********** / ******* *****).

***** *** ******** *** *** **** *********** ** ********** *********.

Other ********/***** *******

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  • ***** ***** *******: ** ********** *** ********** ****** * ******* **** ******** lower ******* ** ****** ***** ** *** ************'* ******** ***** person ******** ********* *******. ********, ** *** **** *** ** the **** ** **** ******** ***** ** ********** *** ******* / *******.
  • ******** ********* *******: ************* **** ** ***** ********* *******, **** ** ******. A ************ *** ** ***** ** ***** ******** *** **** the ***** **** ** ********* ******** *** *********** *** ******** needs *** ******* * ********.
  • ******** **************: ***** *** **** ********* ******** *********** ** * ******* manufacturer *** *** ****** ** ******** **** **** ************ ** simplify ********, *********** / *******. *************, **** *** ** ****** in *** ** ************ ** ***** ***** *******.
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*******, * ******** ************** ****, *** ****** ** *****, ****** their ********** ***********:

  • *******/*********: ** '********' ******* *** ***** ******** *******/*********/********** ********** *** integrator ** ****** ***** ********.
  • ***** *******: ** **********'* *** ***** ****** *** **** **** ** have ******** *******/******* *** * ******** *******. ****** **** **** in * **** ** **** *********** **** **** *****(*), *** integrator *** **** *** * ***** ******* *** **** ****** available ******* ** ******** ***** ***************.

Manufacturer ******

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  • ********:***** **** ****** ******* ** ****, **** **** ****** **** stronger ** *** **** * *****, ******* *** ***** ********* with ***** *** *****, ********** **, **** ******* *** ****. However, **** *** *** ** ********** *********** ** **** **** were, ****** ******* ***** ********* **** ****** **** ********** ** price.
  • ***** ****/*********:* *** ***** ***, ***** ******* *** ************. *******, ** recent ***** (*** *** ***** *******************), *** *********** *** ******* ***** ***** **** ****** *** majors **** ** ****, ****, *** ***** *** ******** *************.
  • *******:******* *** **** * ****** **** ** **** *** ****, where **** **** *********** * ***-****** **********. ************ *** ****** ********** *********** ********** ******** ******* **** ** ****, *****, *** Sony, ****** ** ******* ******** ** ******* ****.
  • *****:** *** **** *** *****, ***** *** ********** ******** *** IP ****** ****, ***** ********** **** ******, **** **** *** megapixel *******. ** ****, **** ******************* *** ***** ********** ****** ***********. ** ****, **** *** ********** ** ******* the ***** ** *** *******, *** ***** ***** "*********" *** light ********** **** *** *******, **** **** *********** *********.

***** ****** *** *********

*** ********* **** *** **** ** **** ***** *** ********** strong, *** ********* ******** *** ** *********** *********:

  • ****:**** *** ********* ** *** ****** ** ***** **** ** the **** *** *** ** ***-******** ************ (******, *******, ***.), but ***** *** *** ****** ****** ****** ***** ******* **** as ***** *** *********, * ********* ******** ** ***** **** low *** ******* *** ****** ********.
  • *******:******* ********* ** ******* ***** ****** ****, *** ***** ******* is ***** **** ** *** **** *********** ***** ************, ****** *********** ** *******, ********* ***** ********.

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**** *** *** **** ******* ************* ***** *******/***** *** *********:

  • *********:********* ** *** ** *** **** ************* ** ******* * new ********** ** ******* (*** * ** ****** ****), *** their ******** ****** *** ****** ***** *********** *******. ************, ******* remains ****, **** ******** ** ***** ***** ************* **** ** Axis, ****, ***.
  • ****:**** *** **** ** ********* ***** ***** ********** ** ** cameras, ** **** ********* ** ***** ******* ** ***** ************* such ** *****, ****, *** *******, *** ********** ******* ** better *********** ** ****** ***** **** ********** *.

*** ******** - **********, *** *****, ***

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** *** **** **** *********** ***********, **** **** *** ****** not **** ******** **** ** ** ******, ***** *** ***** premium ** ***** ** **** **/*** ** *******. ** ********* not ****** *** ** ** **** ******* ** *** *** do *** ** ******* ** ******** **** ****** **** *** low *****.

**** ***** *** ********** ******** ******* *** *** *** ******* (including ****/*****). *** ****** ********** ******* ***** *** *******, **** in ***** ******** **********, ***** ** ** ******. *********, *** areas ******** **** ** **** ****, *** ** ****. *** larger *****, *** *** **** **** ********.

*** ****** ** **** **** ***** ******* ** **** **** tend ** **** **** ******** ***** ******* **********, ********* **** WDR *** ***** *** ***** ***********.

*** *** ****** ***** *** ******* *****/*********** ** *** ***** and *** *********** ******* ****. **** ******** *** *** **** much ******* **** **** **** * *** ***** ***. **************, 5MP+ ******* **** ** ** **** ** ***** *****, *** be ******* ** *** **** *** ***** **********, ***+, **** with ***** ** ************ **** **** ** ** ** ****** than ***** ********** *******.

******* *** *** *** *********** ******/***** ** **. *****-********* ************** **** *********** ** ***** ******.

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********* ******* **** ****** **** ****** ** *** ***** **** the **** *** *****, ****** ** *** ************ ** '*****' low ***** ******* *** *** ********** ** ** **** ****** every ************'* ****** *****. ******** ******* ***** *** ************ ******* on *** ***** ***** ******.

** *** ***** ******, *-* ***, ***** *** ***** ******* are ********, **** ****** ******* ** ***** ***** *** ****** detection *********** ** ****** *****. *******, ** ***** **** ****** below * ***, ********** ** ** * ****** ******, ** these ****** *** ****** *** **** **** *** ***** *** light ******. ****** **** ** ********** ** **. ***** *** ***** ********** **** *******.

*********** **** *** **** ***** *** ***** ******* *** ** difficult ** ********* **** **** ******, ** ***** ** ** industry **** ******** *** ******* ******* ************. *****, ************* ***** overstate *** ***** *********** ** ***** ********* ********. **** ***** that ************* *** **** *** ** **** *** ***** *********** is ** *** *****, ** *** ****** ***** *******. ***** may **** *** ************ ** ***** ** *** ***** *******.

** ** *******, *** ************* ***** ****** ** **** ***** of ** ************ *****. **** ** ***** ********** ** ** much ** **-**%. ***** ****** **** **** **** ******* **** selecting *******, *** ** ************ ***** **** ***** ************, ******** to *** ******** ** ***** *********.

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*** *********** *** ******** ************* **** *** **** *** *****. Back ** ****, **** *** *********** *** ******* ** * handful ** ********* ******* (**** **** *** *********). ***, **** manufacturers ***** ******* *** *******, ** *** ***** ******.

*** *** *****/******* ** ******** ** **** **** ** *** the ****** ******. ************* **** ******** *** ***** ** ***** marketing ***** (******* *** ** ***?) **** ******* **** ** ******** ***** ****, **** **** labeling ***** ****** **** ** ***, ****** **** ****** ***** only ********** ***, ********* ******** *** ********, ***** *** ****** to ** ****** ** ****** *** ******.

*** **** ***********, **** *** ******* ****** ** ****. ***** models ******* ***** *** **** ********* ** ******* ********** ** harsh ******** ******, ******** *********** **** ****** ********** *** *******.

****** ************** *** *********** ******* ***** ***** ** *******, *** **** to **** *** ** *** ******.

Camera **********

**** *****

***** *** *** *** ******* ** ******** **** ******* ** mini *****:

****:**** ****** ***** ****** ***** ** *******/******** *** ******** ** surveillance. *******, ************* *** ******* ** ************ ******* ***** ***** are ***** "****." ***** ** ** *** ********** ** **** constitutes * "****" **** ****** * ******** **** ***** ***** dome ******. ********, ***** **** ** "*****" ** "****" *** **** ** **** *************, ****** **** **** ****** that **** *** ***** *** ******* **** ******. ********* ********* are *-*" ** ******** ** ***** *******, **** * ***** 1-2" ******, *** ***** *-*" ** ******.

****** **********:**** ********* ***** ***** ***** ****, *** ******* *********** ****** above *** ******* (*.*., ******** **** *********) ** ** * ******** "******" ********** ******** *** ***** electronics (*.*., ********************). **** *** ***** * ******* ** ******* ************* ***** room ** ******** *** *** ********* ** *** / **** these *****. ****** ****** ****** ***** ****** **** ****** *** beware ** ***** ******.

**** *******:****** *** ********* *** ***** ***** ****** ****. **** *** cause * ******* ** * **** ***** ** ******** ** adjust *** ***** ** **** ** *** **** *******. *********, buyers ****** ******* **** ** *** ****** **** ****** ** make **** ** ** *** *** **** ** ****** *** their *** *****. ****** ********* ******* ********** ***** **** *** very **** ** ~*** *******, **** ** ******** **** ** 50 *******.

******** ********:****** *** ********* **** ******** ******** **** ** ***, ***** low ***** ***********, **** **** *****, *****, ** */*. ***** wanting **** ** ***** ***** ******* *********** **** ****** ** disappointed ** ******** * ********.

********** **:**** ********* **** ********** **. *** ******* *** **** ** increased ********** ** *****, ********* ********* (******* **) *** ********* quite **** ** (******* **** ********* **** ***** **** ******). *******, *** ********** ** ** ********* ** ********* ***** range **** (********* ******* **** ** ** ** ****) *** can ***** ************ / ******** ** ****** **** *** ******. Additionally, ***** ****** ************* ****** ****** ***** ********* **** ********** IR, ******* ************* (****, *.*.,) **** ********** ** ** ***** minidomes. *** *** **** *********, *** ***** **** ********** ** low *****, ********** ** ********* *** ***** ********** *** ******.

******** *** ******:********* ******************** ** ** ******* **** ** *** ******* ** ****, with ******** **** ** ******* ****** ********. **** ****** ***** use ** ***** ***** **** ** ******* ****** *** ** required, *** *** ****** ** ***-***** ****** ** ***** **** sloped ********.

*****:********* *** *** ** *** ***** ******************** ********* (****** **** ** **** ******* **** *** ****** used **************). ****** ******* ****** ******, **** ***** $*** - 400 *** ******.

************ **********:**************************, **** $***-*** ******, ************ **** ********* ************ **** ** Axis *** ***** ** *** *********.

**** **** *****

**** ******* ** **** ***** *****, **** *** *** *** points ** ********:

****:** **** *********, ***** ** ** ***** ******** *** **** is ********** "**** ****" ** *****. *********, ******** ** *-*", ** ** ***** as ***** *" ** ******* ******. ****** ** ******* **** greater **** *********, ** ***** *".

**** *** ** ** ********* *****, ********* ** ***** *** camera ** *******. ***** ********* ****** ****** ****** ** ** small ** ******** (**** ****** ******** ******), ***** ** ******* scenes **** *** ** **** ** ** ***** *** **** overt ************ ********* *** *** ********* ********* *******.

******* ***:**** ***** ***** **** ***** ******* ***** *** */*, ******** missing **** **** *********. **********, ************* ***** ******** ****** ** full **** *****, **** *** ****** *** ****** ********* "*****" low ***** *** "****" *****-******** ***. *******, **** ***** ****** or **** ***** ****-**** ***** **** ***** ********.

********** ** *** ****** ********** ****** ** ****, ****** ******* are ***** ********* ** ***** *** ************** *********** ********** *** ** *** ****** ** *****. ****** ******* *** ********* **** ***** *** ******* ************ ranges *** ********.

**** *******:**** **** ***** **** ***** **** **** ********* ******. *******, motorized **** *** ****** **** ****** ** *** **** *-* years. **** **** ***** ** * ****** ******* ** **** size *****, ****** *** ******** ** *** ******, ********* ******* to ****** ***** ** ******* *****.

******** *******:* ***** ******* ** ******* *** ********* ********* *** ******** full **** *****, **** ** *******, ****, *** **** ******, allowing **** ** ** **** ** **** ************ **** *********. Recessed ****** *** **** *********,*************** ** *** ****** ** *** *******, ******** **** *** bottom **** **** *** **** *** ****** **********.

*****:*********, ******/******* ***, *** ******* *** **** ** ****** ** full **** *****, ******* ****** ** ****. ** *** *** end, ****** ***** ******* ** ** ***/*** ***** ************ *** be ***** *** ***** ~$***-***. ******* ****** **** **** ******, with **** ******* *** ** ****** ** $***, ************* ** ****** ** $***-***. **** *** ****** **** ***** low ***** ************ *** *** *** **** *********, $***+.

********* *******

*** *********** ******** **** *********** ********* ******* ** ******* ** use ****** ****** ******* ******* ** *****-******:

*******:***** ******* *** *** ****** *** **** ** ***** * broad ****, ********* *-* *********. ****** **** ***** * **** FOV, ******* *** *** ******** ** ******* *******, *** ***/*** light ********************* ******.

*****-******:**** ***** ** ********* **** ******** ******* (**** ***** ****) to ***** *** ** *** ****** ****** ** ****. **** provide ****** ********** **** *** *** **** ****** ****** ******* (typically *-** *********), ****** **** *********** ********* ********* *** ******* needs. ***** ******** ******* ********* ******** ****** *** *** *** light ***********.

***** ******* *** **** ****** ** *** ********** ******* ***** two *** *** ************ ****** ******** **** ***********.

*****-****** *********

**** *** *** *** ******* *** *****-****** *******:

**********:*****-****** ****** *** ********* ** * ****** ** ***********, **** 8 ** ** **. *******, *** ** ***** **** ********** users ****** ****** ** ********* *** ***** *********** ************** **** ** ***** ******.

******* ************:***** *** *** ******* ********* *** *****-****** *******, **** ******* by *** *** **** ******. *** ** *** ****** ****** from********,******* *******, *** * ****** ***** *************** **** *********.

*********:*********, *****-****** ******* ******* **** *** *** ******* ****. **** they **** ***** **********, **** ***** ******** *** *** **** imager, *** **** *** ****** *** ** ********. *******, ***** should ***** ******* **** ***** ****** ********* ******** ** ********** licensing **** *** *******.

*******:*****-****** ********* ******* ********* **** *** $*,*** *** **, ********* on ********** *** ********, **** ~$*,*** ** *********** *******. **** pricing ** **** ***** **** ******* ********* *******, ***** **** for $***-***, *********.

************ **********:*********** ********, ******* ** *** **** ****** ** *****-****** ********* cameras. ** ***** ************ ****, *** *************/************ ***********, ** **** ***** ********** ****** *********** ******* ** their*** *** ********, ***** ********* **** ** *** *****.

******* *********

**** *********** *****************, ***** *** *** *** ****** **************:

*** **********:***** **** *** ******** * **** ***** **** **** **** one ******, ********* *-* **, ******* ******* **** *** ** distance **** *** ****** *********, **** ****** *********** ********* **** at **-**'. **** ***** ******* ******* **** *** ********** ********* activity ** **** ***** *****.

****** ***********:********* ******* **** ********* *** *********** *** *** ***** *** WDR ***********, ******** ***** ********** ** ****** **** ***** *** issues. ****** ****** **** ***** ** *******, *** *** ***** well ****** ***** **** *******.

****** *************:********* ****** **** **** ***** ************** *** *** ******, **** *** **** ****** ******** ***** sent **** *** ******. **** ****** ***** ** ******* *** camera *** ****, ******* ******* ******** ******** *****, *********** *** **** **** ******* *** ********. The ******** ** **** *** *** ******* *** ********* ** all *****, ** **** ******** * ******************, ***** *** ***** ********* ******* *** *****' ****** ***.

****** *************:**** ********, ****** **************** **** **********. **** ****** ******* ************** **-*****, ******* *** ** **** ********* ****** **** *** camera ** *** ***. *** ********* ** **** **** *********** is ******** ** *** ***. *******, ***** ***************** *** ********, ***** ** ** ****** **************** ***** *** ******** ***. ***** ******* ** ******** **** record * ****** ****** **** * ******* ** ********* ********.

*********** **. *******:***********'**************** ***** ****** ********** **** ******* ******* ******, ** ***** an ********** ***** ******* ** *****, ***** ****** **** ** the ******'* ***** ******. ************, ***** *** *** ******* ******** than **** ********* *******, *** **** ***** ** **** ****** supported. *******, ** **** ***** ******* ***** ** ***** ******* with *********** ******* *******, ** ** ******* ** **** ********** manufacturer, ** *** ****** **** **** ***** ** ******.

*****:******* ********* ******* ****** ******, **** ***** $*** ** *** low *** ** * **** ** ***** $***. *********** ****** sell *** ***** $*** *** *** *.* ** *******, **** the **** ** * *** ******.

************ **********:*******'* ***-**** ********* ************* ****** *** *********** ****** ***** *********** ******* ** **** tested, ***** ****** ***** ******* (~$***). ******* *****-**(~$***) *** *** ** *** **** *** ****** ********* *******, low ***** *** *** *********** ***** *******, *** **-******************** ********** **** **** ******* *****.

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***** *** *** *** ******* ** ********* *** *******:

*** *******:*** ** **** ***** ** *** ******* ****** *** *** most *********** ** **** *********, ** ***** *** ****** ***** long *****, ***** ****, ** *** *-**** ******* ** ********. This ** * ******* **** ****** ***** ** **** **** domes, *** ********* *** ** *** ** ***** **** *******, making *** ******* *** **** ****** ** ***** *********.

******* ***:********* ********, ************* **** ******* ***** **** *** *** *** light *********** ** *** ******* (*** **** **** ***** ** a ****** ******). *****, */*, ****** *******, *** ** ****** card ***** *** ***** ******** ** *** ******* **** *** present ** ***** **** ******* ** *** ************'* ****.

**********:*** ******* *** *** **** ***** **** ******, ***** *** be * ******** ** ******** ********* ** *** ***********. ****** and ******* ***** ****** **** ***** ************ *** *** ********* effect, ***** **** ********** *** *********** ********** ****** ***** ** they ***** **** *** *********** ****.

********:*** ******* **** **** ********* ******** ******* *********, *** **** or **** ********, *****, *****, ***. *******, ****** ***** **** factors ***** *** ********* ** ******* ******, *** ******* ******* a ******** ******** ******* **** **** *** ******* ** *** weather, ********** **** *** ************ ****.

*****:*** ******* ******* $***-***, ********* ** ******** **** ** ***, low ***** ***********, **********, ***. *******, **** **** *** ******, sell *** ** **** **$*,***+.

************ **********:*******'* ***-**** *.* ********* *** ************ * ****** *********** ** *** *** *** ***** *********** along **** **** *** ******** ******** ** ***********, ** * price **** **** **** **** ** ****** **** ******** ******* such ** **** *** ****.

********** ** *******

****** ******* **** ****** ** ********** ********, **** **** ***** manufacturers ******** *******. ***** *** *** *** ******* ** ********:

******* **. **** ****:**** ************* *** **** ******* *** **** **** ****** *******, similar ** ****/**** **** *****. ******* ****** ********* *-*" **** (not **************). **** **** ****** *** ********* *-**" *** ******* **** flexible ******, ****** *** *** ** ***-***** ******** *** **** mounting.

** ******** ** **** ***********, ********* ******* ****** **** ******* illumination *****, **** ***** ** ********, *** *** ***** ****** only. ***** ******* *** ***** **** ******** ******** ****** **** at **** **** ****** ****** *******.

** *****:************ ****** **** ****** ******* ************* *** ******** ******, *** are ***** ********** ** **-**% ** ****. **** **** ********* ranges *** *******, ************ ***** ** ********* ****, *** ******* may ***** ** ********* ** ******. ******* ** ****, *** example, ** ***** **** ** **** * ****** ** *** range, * ****** ******** *** ** **** ****** ** ****.

***** **:***** ** ********** ******** ************* ******** *** ******** *********** ***** to ******* ************ ** ******* ** *** *****, * ****** issue ** ** *******. **** ******* ********** ******* ******* ** adjusting ********, *** **** ** *** ** ********* ** *** decrease ** *****, ** ** ******* *** **** ** *** image.

*** **** "*****" ** *** **** ** ******* ** ********* zoom ****** ***** ****** ***** *** ************ ******* ***** ** zoom ***** ** **** *** *** *****. **** ***** ** prevent *** ***** *** **** *****.

**** ****:** **** ******* ******, ***** ****** *** ****, ****** ******** focal ******* *** ***** ********* *** ********* ****** ** ****. Full **** ****** ******* ******** *** ********* ******, ******** ****** flexibility **** ********* ** *** *** *****. ********* **** ****** have ****** ********** ****** ** ****** *******, ** ****, ******** the ***** ** **** ** ** ******* ******** ***** *** camera ** *********, *********** *** **** *** * **** ** visit *** ******.

*****:******* ******* **** *** ** ****** ** $***, **** ** average ****** $***, ***** **** **** ****** **** *** $*** to ** **** ** $*,***+ ********* ** ********.

************ *********:** *** *****, ** ***** *********** ** ****** ************** *** ******* ** ************ ******, **** ***** ***** ** adjustment ******* **** ** ****** ***** ***** ** ******* ** the *****, ** **** ** **** *****.

***** ***** *** ******* *******, **************-*******-*********** ****. **** ***** ******** ***************** *** ****** ** *** *****, ****** **** **** **** competitive ******, **** ****** ************ ** *** ***** ** *** field ** ****.

******* *******

**** *** *** *** ******* ** ******** **** ****************** *******:

**********:****** ********** ** *** **** ********* ************** ** ******* *******. 320x240 *** ******* *** *** **** ****** ******* ****, *** considered "********" **********. **** ********** ****** *** **** *********, ***** use ******* (***) ******* *** ****** ********* ******, ****** **** increase ***** ** * ***** ***** *******. ***** ********** ****** are **** *********, ******* *** **** *****, ****** ** ****** as ******.

**** **** ***** ******* ******* ***** ************* *** *****-********* *********** ***** ***, ******* ******* ***** *** are *** ************ *********.

*** **. ******** *******:****** ******* *******, ***** ****** *********** ******* **** ****** *******, thermal ******* ** *** ******* **** **** ******* ** ***, regardless ** **********. ** ****, ***** *** ** **** ** determine ******* ******** **** ** **** ***** ******, *** ****** this, **** ******* ******** *** ****** ** ******* *** ** seen.

*********, *** **** ******* ****** ********** ******* ***** ** ********* range. *** ******* *** ******* ** ********* ******* ** ** to ***** *** ***** ** ******* ******. *******, ***** *** pixels ** ****** *** ******** ** ************ ** ******* *******, **** ********** ********* **** ******* ** very **** ********* (*,***' ** ****). ** ******* ****** (~***'), standard ********** ******* ******* ****** ****** ** ****** * ***** target.

******** *** "*** *******":***** **** ******* *** *** ********, *** ******* ******* *** used *** ********* ****, ******** ** *** *** ***** ******* factor ** ******* *******. ****** *** ************* ***** **** ****** of ******** *** ******** ******, *******, *** *********** **********. ************, some **** **** ** *** ** ** *****"**** *******" *******. ***** ***** ******** ******* ***** ******* **********, **** **** this ** * ******** ***** ***********, *** * **** *** implementation ***** ******** *********.

*****:*********, ******* ******* **** **** *** ~$*,***+ *** ******* *******, and $*,***+ *** ***. *******, ****** **** ******* ********, **** DRS ************ ******* **************** *** ***** $*,****************** **** **** ** **** ********* ******. ************,**** ******** ********* * **** ** ******* ******* ******** ** $499, * **** **** ** *******, ****** ***** ******* ******* other ********** ******* (*****, ******* **** **** ******** *** ********** 160x120 ******).

************ **********:****** *********** ****** * ****** ****** *** ********** *************. ** ***** *** performance ******* ** ***** ************* ** ********* **********, ****** ****** ~50% *****.

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**** ** ******* *** *********** ***********, **** *** ***, ** some ** ******* ******* ****** *************:

****

****:***** **** ** ******* ********* ** **** ******* *** *********** ** ** ** **, inexpensive ******** ** ****.

***:***** ******* ** *******,*********** **** ******* *** *********** ********, ***** ****** ** ******** ****** ******, ** ****** ****** cost ******** ** ****** **** ** ***** *** *********.

****** ****:**** ** *** * *** ******, *** ***** ***** ******* similar ** ****** ***** ******* ** ***** ******.

******* ******

****: *** ** *** ****** ** *****-****************. ***** ******* *** ***********. ****** ***** **** ** ** 10 **.

***: ******* *** *********** ****** * ***** *******. ***** ******* issues, ********** ************ *** ***** *******.

****** ****: *************** ***** ****** *********************** **** ** *** ********, *** *** ******** ***, ***** cost *** **** ******** ******* *****.

********

****: ***** ******* **** ******* ** ***** ******* ***** *******, lower **** ******* *******, ********** ** ******* **** **** ** the ******* ************ ****** *********.

***: *** ****** *********, **** **** ******* ****** *******.

****** ****:********** * ***** ****** ** *******, ********** ********** ** *********** looking *** * ******* **** **** ******* ************. *** ***** may **** ******* ********* ** *********** *** ***** ******* ** procure *******.

****

****: **** ***** ****, **** ******** ****** ********* ** *** form *******. ********* *** ***** *** *** ***********. **** ***** third ***** *******. ****** ********* **** ******** *******.

***: *** ***** *** **** *******. *** **** ****** ***** the **** ********* ******* *********. **** *********** **** ***** **** unprotected ***** *******.

****** ****: **** ** ****** *** ****** ****** ********* ** IP *******. **** *********** ****** *** ********** **** ** **** categories, *** *********** ******* ** ***** *******, *** ** ****** are ** ******* *********.

*****

****: ********* *********** ***********. **** ******* ***** *******. **** ** *** ****** ******** among ******* ** **** ******.

***: *** *** **** ******. ** ****** **** *** ** broad ** **** ***********.

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