New Video Storage Technology Removes Random Pixels


Security integrator and manufacturer MDI Inc. was recently
granted a patent, titled “Computer System and Method for
Storing Video Data.” The new patent, number 6,892,246, will
act to strengthen the company’s intellectual property
portfolio, the firm said.

According to J. Collier Sparks, MDI’s CEO and president,
the patent represents a major development in the area of
video data storage using conventional computer memory
incorporating mass storage technology. Once memory is
maxed, says Collier, the oldest video data is degraded by
removing random pixels from the video frame, thereby
freeing up an enormous amount of data storage space.

MDI intends to further develop this new mass storage
technology, thus providing what appears to be a significant
amount of space on a hard drive. The firm is currently
developing proprietary hardware that will allow end users
to better control the level of video data compression in
accordance with their image resolution needs instead of
hardware capacity.

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