The third in a three-part series on storing video data covers flash storage and how it is advancing security technology. Virtues like greater speed, smaller form factor and cooler operation are enabling new approaches to system design such as edge-based topology.
March 20, 2011
The second installment in a three-part series on storing video data covers distributed storage as a design solution for large-scale projects. Specifically, learn the differences between network-attached storage and storage area networks.
February 13, 2011
The first installment in a three-part series about storing video data provides an overview of the essentials, such as the formula for calculating storage requirements. Also, find out the distinctions between the differing RAID types.
January 11, 2011
The boundaries of security solutions can extend far beyond buildings and their immediate area. Find out how to power and connect systems in remote locations.
December 21, 2010
Megapixel cameras, Internet streaming, file transfers ... what do all these things have in common? They take up large amounts of bandwidth on a network.
October 31, 2010
We've spoken before in this column about the technologies behind wireless transmission of data. This time around, I'd like to discuss some things to keep in mind when actually looking at implementing and deploying a wireless network.
September 28, 2010
Much like the famous quote about time, technology also marches on. During the past two to three years, much has been made about “cloud computing” and what it will do to revolutionize the future. Let’s take a look at exactly what cloud computing means, what anything “as-a-service” means (e.g. software as a service, or SaaS) and what effect it may have on our industry.
August 31, 2010
A question that comes up extremely frequently in my travels is whether or not IP video equipment should travel on the same network as other business systems such as E-mail, Internet, etc.
August 05, 2010
One of the oft-mentioned benefits of network/security convergence is the relative ease of installation as a result of being able to use existing cabling and infrastructure. One of the necessary components of this infrastructure is power. It used to be our cameras and other devices required two cable paths, one for data/video and one to power the device.
June 30, 2010
Along with the logical convergence of video and IP networking, another systems technology is rapidly leaving the traditional hardwired realm for the IP network — access control.
May 31, 2010