Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video by Fredrik Nilsson

By Fredrik Nilsson

Delivering prepared entry to the safety industry’s state of the art electronic destiny, clever community Video offers the 1st entire reference for all these concerned with constructing, imposing, and preserving the newest surveillance platforms. Pioneering specialist Fredrik Nilsson explains how IP-based video surveillance platforms supply larger photograph caliber, and a extra scalable and versatile method at lower price. an entire and functional reference for all these within the box, this quantity: Describes all elements correct to trendy IP video surveillance platforms presents in-depth information regarding photograph, audio, networking, and compression applied sciences Discusses clever video architectures and functions deals a entire record for these designing a community video method, in addition to a platforms layout instrument on DVD Nilsson publications readers via a well-organized journey of the construction blocks of recent video surveillance platforms, together with community cameras, video encoders, garage, servers, sensors, and video administration. From there, he explains clever video, taking a look at the architectures and average functions linked to this fascinating know-how. Taking a hands-on process that meets the desires of these operating within the undefined, this well timed quantity, illustrated with greater than three hundred colour images, provides readers with a deeper figuring out of the way surveillance expertise has constructed and, via software, demonstrates why its destiny is all approximately clever community video.

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The growing use of IP networks means that companies are spending an enormous amount of money on research and development to constantly improve the functionality, speed, and security of such networks. Whereas bandwidth was a bottleneck only a few years ago, today’s gigabit networks provide more than enough bandwidth for content-rich applications such as network video. Even mobile cellular networks are beginning to have sufficient bandwidth for video distribution at reasonable costs. As everyone relies on access to a network in their daily lives, network security is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially in sensitive applications such as bank transactions, government networks, and now also video surveillance.

I am also lucky to be part of an industry with some outstanding people who are in the industry not only to make a living but also to help provide a safer and more secure life for all of us. Since moving to the United States six years ago, I have gained tremendous knowledge from many generous people willing to teach me from their lifelong experiences, many whom I call friends. This book would not have existed without the understanding and support from my wife. Thanks for letting me spend so many weekends and nights on this project.

6 PTZ dome network camera. 26 © 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC NET WORK C A MER AS a PTZ dome network camera, all PTZ control commands are sent over an IP network, and no RS-485 wires need to be installed, unlike the case with an analog dome camera. 3 PTZ Cameras Although PTZ cameras provide several benefits in video surveillance applications, many times the deployment of such cameras has been cost prohibitive in analog installations. With an analog camera, separate cables are required for video transport (over coax cable) and for sending PTZ commands (over RS-485 cabling) to control the mechanics.

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