powerful, network video solutions enable you to remotely
and cost-effectively monitor and secure people, property and industrial
processes. You can use it to conduct remote education or troubleshooting, or
broadcast sights and sounds on a Web site. Your network video system can be as
simple or as sophisticated as you want it to be.
advantage: IP networks are flexible, powerful and advantageous,
and they are the key to providing you with wide ranging possibilities in system
design, applications and solutions. Simply connect an Integrated Intelligence
network camera (or video server that is attached to an analog camera) directly
to a computer network by wired or wireless means, and you'll have access to live
video streams directly from your desktop with the use of a standard Web browser
on a local area network or from any location in the world via the Internet.
But IP networks, in conjunction with
network video solutions, can offer much more. Some of
the benefits are briefly outlined below, while others are detailed in
Designing a system. See also how network video
solutions have advantages over PC-based Web cams and
analog camera-based CCTV systems.
quality: Image quality is one of the key aspects of network video products, which have continued to set the standard in
the industry. In addition to developing image processing chips and sophisticated
algorithms tailored for network camera applications, Integrated Intelligence
also provides a range of video compression standards (Motion JPEG, MPEG-4,
MPEG-2) for users to choose from. In many network video products, both Motion
JPEG and MPEG-4 are supported simultaneously. This enables you, for example, to
view at full frame rate with MPEG-4 and record at the same time with Motion
JPEG, allowing for optimization in image quality and bandwidth. Read more on
network video products: You can find fixed network cameras for
both indoor and outdoor applications, as well as pan/tilt/zoom and network dome
cameras that enable remote control of pan, tilt and zoom functions over IP
networks. Integrated Intelligence also offers video servers that help analog
CCTV systems take advantage of the benefits of a digital, networked world. Video
management software and accessories such as network camera housings and devices
that bridge between analog and digital, are also available.
Besides visually being able to see remotely from any networked computer,
anywhere and at any time, Integrated Intelligence also provides products that
enable two-way audio communication over networks. This allows you to not only
hear what's going on remotely, but also speak through the network. With both
visual and audio communication, you can question intruders, conduct remote
education, troubleshooting, or broadcast both sights and sounds of a location or
event on Web sites.
Network video products
enable users to set and manage alarm events. Once an alarm is set, either as
scheduled, or via input/outputs, video motion or audio detection, you can
automatically request that certain actions be performed; for instance, start
sending and recording images to specified destinations, send alerts to specific
individuals via e-mail or SMS to a mobile telephone, activate lights, turn alarm
on or off, open or lock doors, control temperature levels etc.
A wide range of triggering mechanisms (whether built into the product or
available in a software package) can be incorporated into an Integrated
Intelligence network video system.
You may schedule a time for the network
video product to perform certain actions; e.g. start sending and recording
images every evening, on weekends or on holidays.
Many network cameras
and video servers have input/output ports that can be connected to doorbells,
detectors (e.g. smoke, movement, sound, temperature sensors), lights, switches
and alarm relays. When input mechanisms are triggered, you can automatically
request that certain actions be performed.
Video motion detection: This feature essentially allows you to define areas of a screen where you
want to detect any visual changes. When a change is detected, you may request a
number of things to be done automatically.
This feature allows you to set the level of noise that would trigger the
performance of certain actions.
You can set up the network video system to save the video data to a file server
at a local or distant location for security reasons and at certain time
intervals, or when motion is detected, for later viewing and analysis. Images
can be uploaded via e-mail, FTP or HTTP. For easier management of video
recording, storage and viewing, video management software from Integrated
Intelligence and its Application Development Partners are available.
over Ethernet: With a network video solution, you have the option
of using the same Ethernet cable both for data communications as well as power.
This feature makes it easier to install products since an electrician is not
required and the network video product is able to operate even when there is a
Network video products provide many
security features; among them, different levels of password protected access to
the products. For example, using predefined passwords, certain people may only
have the rights to view live images with no access to the product's
configuration, while the administrator would have full access to configure the
product's settings and security features. Another security feature is IP address
filtering, which allows only predefined IP addresses to access the product. Some
products also provide HTTPS for encrypted communication.