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Clearing Up HDcctv Technology Misconceptions

HDcctv Alliance Chairman Todd Rockoff responds to some of the points raised in an April article titled “HDcctv: Back to the Future, or Ahead to the Past?”


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HDcctv Alliance Chairman Todd Rockoff responds to some of the points raised in an April article titled “HDcctv: Back to the Future, or Ahead to the Past?” By Todd Rockoff · May 13, 2014

SSI blogger Bob Grossman digs into HDcctv and shares his thoughts on who should implement the technology. Bob Grossman · April 10, 2014

HDcctv Alliance, a video surveillance standards organization, has ratified the next generation of its high definition (HD) security video standard, HDcctv 2.0. The new specifications have been developed for equipment that can produce HD video without the need for IP cameras or Ethernet cabling within a secured premise, according to the Alliance. SSI Staff · March 03, 2014

While discussion regarding high definition surveillance video has overwhelmingly centered around IP connectivity, there is an alternative. HDcctv, an HD-SDI-based open industrial standard for transmitting uncompressed digital video over point-to-point coax links, offers advantages depending on the application. By Bob Dolph · March 06, 2013

Offering high definition video surveillance requires weighing customer needs and expectations against the inherent strengths and weaknesses of either an IP- or HDcctv-based solution. The business implications of these decisions are just as critical as the technology choice ... By Paul Boucherle · April 14, 2011

Having been introduced to the security industry little more than a year ago, awareness remains relatively low and understanding even lower about HDcctv. Developed from technology pioneered for broadcast television, HDcctv is transmitted uncompressed and without being encapsulated in TCP/IP since data is sent over coax. The result is a system in which a camera can be plugged into a receiving device and video can be displayed without latency. As a point-to-point system, HDcctv was designed to be a Scott Goldfine · February 15, 2011

"If HDcctv technology gets into production at a reasonable cost, you can bet the response from dealers holding out against the issues of IP-based cameras and those who have stepped in and been burned will be immense,” writes Ed Fitchett, president of Toronto’s Fitch Surveillance Systems. By Scott Goldfine · June 30, 2010

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