IPTV vs IP Video Surveillance

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 09, 2009

Not all video is the same. Indeed, ideal solutions for one video application can be a waste and completely inappropriate for another application.

The Growth of Video

Solving IP video problems is critical since IP video growth drives the growth of IP networking. IP Video is projected to be 90% of all traffic in the near future. It has prompted the CEO of Cisco to suggest video is the next killer app.

Video Application Differ

The challenge is that IP video consists of a variety of applications - many of which have radically different requirements. For instance, a solution that is ideal for IPTV or video conferencing can be overly complex and costly for IP Video Surveillance without materially improving performance.

Why is this Important?

I routinely see vendors try to leverage their solutions across different applications. This often fails to gain market acceptance as the vendor or specifier does not recognize the differences in need between the applications.

This is especially important for IP video surveillance where many vendors are advocating the use of very complex and expensive solutions optimized for IPTV and video conferencing.  These solutions are fundamentally poorly designed for the needs of IP video surveillance. To avoid costly mistakes, video surveillance users must appreciate the differences involved.

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