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Multi-Port Ethernet Over Coax Converter

Nitek has announced two new multi-port Ethernet over coax converters, the eight-port EL8500 and sixteen-port EL16500. While some vendors provide power over the coax (such as NVT [link no longer available] and Veracity), and others provide a...

By Ethan Ace - over 10 years ago

Long IP Camera Run Options: Fiber, PoE Extenders and EoC Examined

A common question in IP surveillance is: What are the best ways to extend power and Ethernet past the typical 100 Meter limitation of UTP cable? Indeed, this is often cited as a weakness of IP relative to analog cameras. This is a controversial...

By Ethan Ace - over 10 years ago

How to Handle Headlight Surveillance Problems

Headlights are a painful problem for video surveillance. Figuring out how to overcome headlight's glare is both a fascinating and frustrating endeavor. Unfortunately, these challenges have not received enough attention and focus. If you want to...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Veracity HIGHWIRE PowerStar and OUTREACH XT Examined

In this note, we examine 2 new products announced by Veracity at ISC West 2011 - the HIGHWIRE PowerStar and the OUTREACH XT. While both are niche products, we believe they fill important technical gaps in the market for challenging installation...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

NVT's New Ethernet Over Coax Adapter (NV-EC1701)

In a first for a company normally known for analog UTP products, Network Video Technologies (NVT) has announced an Ethernet over coax (EoC) product, the NV-EC1701 [link no longer available]. This product joins manufacturers such as Veracity,...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

New Surveillance Products Spring 2011 Final

In this report, we provide a single source listing new video surveillance products announced in Spring 2011 and in conjunction with ISC West.For each product, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Ambarella's A7 SoC Examined

In this note, we examine Ambarella's new SoC, the A7 series [link no longer available], for use with IP cameras. We contrast the A7 to Ambarella's previous generation A5s [link no longer available] and Texas Instrument's most recent announcement...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Testing: HD Decoder (NLSS)

The typical way of displaying IP surveillance video is dedicating a PC and loading a network viewing client. In the analog world, this was simpler as many DVRs had 'spot monitor' outputs that connected a display to the back of the DVR....

By Antony Look - almost 11 years ago

Comparing Surveillance IR Illuminators

Video quality at night can be very poor. Even cameras that rate their minimum illumination as .1 lux or less routinely display dark, noisy images at night. One of the most direct ways to rectify this problem is to add IR illuminators to provide...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Small Business Surveillance Challenges Examined

For small businesses, deploying the right surveillance can be challenging. Usually, they do not have a lot of money available nor do they benefit from government grants. Plus, they do not have the scale to justify becoming experts in surveillance....

By Marty Major - almost 11 years ago

City Mesh Wireless Surveillance RFP Examined

In this update, we examine a US city's RFP for a city-wide video surveillance system including a public safety mesh network. The RFP includes a large list of performance specifications, with no specific products being mentioned, leaving the actual...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

PoE vs Low Voltage Power Supplies Cost Compared

In this note, we contrast the cost of powering cameras via Power over Ethernet vs a non-powered switch plus a low-voltage power supply.  Conventional wisdom tells us that powering cameras via UTP cable also carrying data provides great cost...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

Training: RF for Wireless Surveillance

Wireless surveillance failures and problems are well known. These deployments are especially hard because they demand expertise in surveillance, IT and RF. Have problems in any one of these areas and the likelihood that your system fails increase...

By Antony Look - about 11 years ago

Testing Videolarm's Liberty (Cellular Housing)

One of the largest challenges for outdoor surveillance is backhaul: How do you bring the video back to the central monitoring location? Without question, doing so consumes a large part of any outdoor surveillance deployment’s capital and...

By Ethan Ace - about 11 years ago

Regional Apparel Chain Case Study

In this note, we examine the surveillance systems used by a regional apparel chain: what systems they use, what changes they have made over the years, what issues they are facing and what they need to do next. This end user faces a particularly...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

MicroPower Wireless IP Video Examined

In video surveillance, few wireless start-ups with significant technology innovation exist. One interesting new entrant is California based MicroPower who is developing technology that they claim can reduce the wireless video power consumption by...

By Benros Emata - about 11 years ago

Testing: Ubiquiti Wireless IP Video (NanoStation)

While the increasing maturity of IP cameras makes using IP wireless networks easier, the lack of inexpensive IP wireless transmission products is a barrier to expanding wireless IP video surveillance. Many offerings cost a $1,000 or more per link...

By Benros Emata - about 11 years ago

Sony PTZ Camera Guide

PTZs can be especially challenging to select as the price range amongst product options can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. In our Camera Finder, we are tracking 90 IP PTZs from as low as $350 to as high as $3,300 (online)...

By Antony Look - about 11 years ago

Sony Fixed IP Camera Guide

Like many camera manufacturers, in the last 2 years, Sony has rapidly expanded its IP camera lineup. For instance, in our Camera Finder, we are now tracking 45 Sony IP cameras. With so many models, it starts getting difficult to discern the key...

By Antony Look - about 11 years ago

Survey: Hardened PoE Switches for IP Video

Deploying IP cameras in environmentally demanding applications such as utilities, public safety, transportation, marine, manufacturing, railway, etc. are increasingly common. In these environments switches with the proper regulatory approvals to...

By Antony Look - about 11 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Testing IR Illuminator Performance 2010

Low light can cause problems for surveillance cameras. IR illuminators may improve this situation. However, questions remain about the price and performance of IR illuminators. Over the last year, we have examined a variety of issues and...

By Benros Emata - over 11 years ago

Testing MP USB Cameras for Video Surveillance

A frequently cited downside of megapixel cameras is their cost. Even a 'cheap' megapixel network camera is $250 or more (compare that to cheap SD cameras which can be under $100 or analog cameras that can be under $50). Recently, we were scanning...

By Benros Emata - over 11 years ago

Testing Panasonic's Remote Monitoring Network Camera (BL-C210A)

Panasonic is one of the most well known network surveillance camera providers in both the consumer and professional market.  In February 2010, we tested their megapixel/HD camera (WV-NP502). Now, we turn to one of their higher end...

By Benros Emata - over 11 years ago

Testing Cisco-Linksys IP Home Monitoring Camera (WVC80N)

How well can a $120 camera from Cisco work? Is it good (and simple enough) for your home? Does it make sense to integrate with a VMS system? In this report, we examine our test results of the Cisco-Linksys home monitoring camera (WVC80N) [link no...

By Benros Emata - over 11 years ago

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