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How to set Snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

Setting up Snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

:: set Snapshot on Uniview

Note: This function or management page may vary with models. Please see actual Web interface for details.
Note: Only some certain models support third stream.

To set snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras, please follow the instructions below. If you need additional information please contact us at 904-996-0061 or [email protected]

General Setting

1. Click Setup > Video & Audio > Snapshot.

UNV Snapshot

2. Select On, and then set resolution, most large and schedule as needed. Some parameters are described below.

Snap Shot Interval: Interval between two snapshots. For example, with Snapshot Interval set to 1 and Number of Snapshot set to 2, the camera will take 2 snapshots (take one first and then take another after 1 second).

Number to Snapshot: Currently 1, 2 and 3 Snapshots are allowed

Snapshot Mode:

-Schedule: You need to set a snapshot time, e.g., 19:12:00, which means the camera takes a snapshot at 19:12:00.
-Repeat: Allows you to set an interval (unit: sec). For example, according to the settings shown in the figure above, 60 seconds must elapse before the camera takes another two snapshots.
-Event: Snapshot is triggered by an event such as an alarm input and a motion detection alarm. Settings effective to event-triggered snapshot also apply to manual snapshot.

3. Click Save.

 

 

Advanced Settings – Set clarity of snapshot

Note: Please turn off the Face Detection before setting the photo parameter.

1. Click Setup > Intelligent > Advanced Settings. Click Photo parameters tab.

2. Set the thumbnail image clarity.
3. Click Save.

 

Quick Links:

Uniview IP Solutions

Uniview IP Cameras

Uniview NVR

 

 

Ellipse Security is an Authorized Distributor for Uniview Products in the USA. We stock a variety of Uniview IP Cameras, NVRs and accessories and offer Free Lifetime, In House Technical Support. If you have questions about UNV Products, give us a call at 904-996-0061. If you are thinking about using Uniview for your next project, we can help with that too! UNV Products are price protected for our installers and dealers. Please call for pricing.

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The advantage of using an NVR with Dual NICs

NVR with Dual NICs

What’s a ‘Dual NIC’?

We have been asked about using an NVR with Dual NICs (Network Interface Cards) and why some NVRs have them. To understand the advantages of a NVR with a Dual NIC, we should first understand exactly what ‘Dual NIC’ means. Essentially, a Dual NIC means that an NVR has (2) Network Interfaces or Ethernet Ports. Most NVR recorders only have one ethernet port for connection to your network. So you may ask, “How do you use Dual Ethernet Ports on an NVR?”

Well, we will get into the advantages, but we want to mention that just because your NVR has a Dual NIC does not mean that you have to use both ports. You can use the NVR just as you would an NVR with one port, by plugging into Port #1. In addition, remember that if you do decide to use both ports (to accomplish one of the advantages below) both NIC ports can NOT be on the same gateway/subnet. This will result in neither port being able to work.

Dual NIC NVR

What are the advantages of using a Dual NIC on my NVR?

There are 3 main advantages to using the Dual NIC feature on your NVR. Essentially, they are:

  1. Multi Address
  2. Fault Tolerance
  3. Load Balance

We will explain the benefits below in order to bring some insight as to whether a Dual NIC NVR can be useful in your next application.

Multi Address

First, lets talk about the Multi Address and what that means. Multi Address allows for the implementation of two different gateways, or IPs on your NVR. This would allow your NVR to be on your main network, or port #1, while your IP Cameras are on a separate network, or port#2, using a switch or PoE switch. Let’s say that your IP Camera System consists of 30-40 cameras or more. Using the Multi Address would be especially beneficial since it would allow your cameras to be on a separate network so you don’t have 40 cameras bogging down your main network. Keep in mind, the cameras will be on a separate subnet or gateway, but can be accessed manually over the main network. The two networks must be configured using different gateways in order to work properly and avoid conflicts.

 

Fault Tolerance (Net Fault Tolerance)

A second advantage or benefit of using an NVR with Dual NICs is called Fault Tolerance. Fault Tolerance allows for your NVR’s NICs to be configured in a redundant state. In other words, your NVR can be connected to two different switches on your network, so if one fails, the NVR will automatically pop over to the secondary switch and remain operational. This creates a safeguard or redundancy for your data. Fault Tolerance can be a great benefit for applications that require more redundancy, or when the NVR must remain on the network at all times. In applications that require constant remote monitoring, this feature can offer a great benefit to your client.

Dual NIC NVR

Load Balance

That brings us to the third main advantage of using an NVR with Dual NICs, which is Load Balance. You can probably ascertain from the terminology, where we are going with this one. Again, this feature is especially beneficial in large applications with 50 or more IP Cameras. Load Balance allows for both NIC ports to ‘share’ the load of video data on your system. The result is that ‘lagging’ or ‘skipping’ on video from the cameras is greatly reduced. Large Security Camera installations can use a lot of bandwidth and Load Balance can help deal with the challenge. The are a few different options when using a Dual NIC for Load Balance with your IP System. Your specific application will determine the configuration that best meets your requirements.

Uniview NVR NIC

For information on HOW TO set up a Dual NIC on your NVR, please see our article HERE. This article will go past the benefits, and into the How To’s of setting up the Dual NIC functions. Of course, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

 

 

NVR with Dual NIC

Several of our Uniview NVR’s have Dual NIC ports. If you are not yet familiar with the advanced features of Uniview NVRs and IP Solutions, you owe it to yourself to give us a call. Our Dealers have installed many UNV IP Systems in a variety of business applications across the US, and one thing is evident. They love Uniview!

I have attached a Uniview NVR User manual below for additional information on setting up the Dual NIC. You can also view our selection of Uniview NVRs below.

UNV Network Video Recorders User Manual

View the UNV NVR’s Here

 

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IK10 Security Cameras – What is IK10?

IK10 Impact Ratings for Security Cameras

Have you been asked to find an IK10 Rated Security Camera for a project? If so, you may have wondered “What Exactly is IK10?” Since we carry several IK10 Security Cameras, we have been asked this question numerous times and decided to dedicate a post to briefly describing what the IK10 rating is, and what benefits there are to using Cameras with the this impact rating.

Impact Protection (IK) Rating: Degrees of protection provided by enclosures, for electrical equipment, against external mechanical impacts in accordance with IEC 62262:2002 and IEC 60068-2-75:1997.

Impact protection ratings can be extremely important when deciding which Security Camera models to deploy in a surveillance application. Not all environments are created equal, and of course, not all Security Cameras are created equal, especially in regards to Impact and Ingress Protection. In addition, you may also have a written spec for a job that requires meeting this standard. In this article, we will specifically discuss the Impact Protection standards, or IK Ratings, as they relate to Surveillance Cameras. If you would like to know about Ingress Protection, or IP Standards, you can read our other article here.

CCTV applications where Cameras are mounted in areas subject to vandalism and higher than normal abuse should look to higher standards of impact protection. Installing an expensive IP Camera that gets damaged by a rock or other projectile can be frustrating and costly for you and your client. Before offering a quote, look for an IK10 rated Camera, such as the IPC3238SR3-DVPZ from UNV. IK10 Rated IP Cameras can stand up against external abuse and vandalism better than your standard out door camera because IK10 is the Highest Standard of Impact protection available in Security Cameras.

What is IK10?

The Impact Rating of an electronic device is measured by Impact Energy or (Joules) it can absorb. Many of you may have heard of this term used for other devices as it is a relatively common term in some industries. Many products have ratings measured in Joules, which is essentially Energy Absorption/Dissipation. The number of Joules of Impact converts to a Standardized Terminology that becomes the IK Rating for a given device. For example, a device that can absorb 20 Joules Impact is rated IK10. This applies to Security Cameras as well. You may want to inspect the chart below for a clearer picture by comparison.

 

IK10 Chart

 

Here is some additional (More Technical) Information from Wikipedia:

[The European standard EN 62262 — the equivalent of international standard IEC 62262 (2002) — relates to IK ratings. This is an international numeric classification for the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts. It provides a means of specifying the capacity of an enclosure to protect its contents from external impacts. The IK Code was originally defined in European Standard BS EN 50102 (1995, amended 1998). Following its adoption as an international standard in 2002, the European standard was renumbered EN 62262.

Before the advent of the IK code, a third numeral had been occasionally added to the closely related IP Code on ingress protection, to indicate the level of impact protection — e.g. IP66(9). Nonstandard use of this system, was one of the factors leading to the development of this standard. IK uses a separate two numeral code to distinguish it from the old differing systems. The standard came into effect in October 1995 and conflicting national standards had to be withdrawn by April 1997.

IK ratings help to classify products by its resistance to impacts by Kinetic Energy. In turn, EN 62262 specifies the way enclosures should be mounted when tests are carried out, the atmospheric conditions that should prevail, the number of impacts (5) and their (even) distribution, and the size, style, material, dimensions etc. of the various types of hammer designed to produce the energy levels required.] *1

 


Highest Impact Rating in Security Cameras

Currently (02-2020) IK10 is the Highest Rating Possible for protection against impact in electronic devices, such as Security Cameras. You can install CCTV Cameras that have the IK10 rating, can be used in applications with high rates of vandalism. In addition, a Security Camera that is IK10 rated will generally withstand a variety of elements better than standard Dome or Bullet Style Cameras. IK10 Cameras are built to last, so you can rest easy that you have chosen the best possible option for your CCTV application.

Ellipse Security offers several Uniview IP Camera models that are IK10 Rated for deployment in hostile environments. What’s even better? These IK10 Rated Cameras from UNV have the most extreme temperature range in the industry. Many of these models can withstand temperatures down to -40 degrees Farenheit. Yes, that’s 40 degrees below! And up to +158F. 

 

IK10 Vandal Proof

 

Uniview IK10 Security Camera Models:

IPC3238SR3-DVPZ 8MP IP Dome

IPC324ER3-DVPF28 4MP IP Dome

IPC8542ER5-DUG 4K Multi Sensor IP Camera

IPC324ER3-DVPF28

 

Have additional questions? Feel free to call us toll-free at 877-880-7728 or email [email protected]

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Universal Block Storage (UBS) incorporated in Uniview NVR’s

UBS Technology from Uniview (Universal Block Storage)

Uniview has been a leader in surveillance technology since IP Cameras were first introduced. Since then, the company has continued to dedicate large resources to developing new technology to serve the surveillance industry. One of UNV’s many innovations is their UBS Technology that is incorporated in their NVR Recorders. UBS, or Universal Block Storage was developed by Uniview to help solve some of the issues presented by modern video data recording requirements, as well as dealing with efficiency.

Uniview UBS

 

What is UBS?

A critical job/feature for video surveillance systems is to ensure the video data recordings keep all necessary information. The current trend in Video Surveillance is to increase the date range for recording and to have enhanced volume. Unfortunately, this can threaten the efficiency and reliability of the data.

To solve this problem, Uniview has developed an innovative technology—Universal Block Storage (UBS) which ensures the safety of data while enhancing efficiency.

Unlike traditional file recording methods (packing video data into common file systems like FAT or NTFS and then writing it to hard disk) the Uniview UBS solution directly divides and maps the video data into a hard disk data block, which forms the minimum data unit onto a hard disk.

Benefits of Universal Block Storage:

Higher I/O Efficiency:
By using UBS technology, a higher writing efficiency can be realized. This is because of the reduction of file packing and the rewriting process, plus the ability to directly write to a hard disk. All this reduces the virtualization as well as the data processing layer.

Secured Data:
In common file systems, data is not secure because the video is packed with a common file format. To remedy this, UBS technology has adopted a private algorithm to do all of the data mapping, thus assuring there is no way to directly view video data from the hard disk.

Data Anti-theft and Accurate Playback Retrieval:
Due to the minimum size of data block and higher I/O efficiency, UBS is able to retrieve recording data which contains less than 1 second of video. The playback retrieval can narrow down to a time scale of less than 1 second. This provides accuracy in finding the exact playback data required.

In a common file recording system, if there is a sudden power outage when the recording is not packed into one complete file, the data will be totally lost from the Flash (which may contain a few seconds of video). Using UBS technology, a sudden power outage will not affect the recording. This is because all the video data has already been mapped and written onto hard disk.


Uniview IP Solutions PoE

 

All of our Uniview NVR’s use UBS Technology. If you are looking for a professional featured NVR that is user friendly and packed with features then you should try Uniview on your next application. Also, you can check out our Uniview NVR Line Up Here: Uniview NVR

 

Ellipse Security is an Authorized Distributor for Uniview Security Products out of Jacksonville, Florida. If you need any additional information or would like to see more products, you can call us toll-free at 877-880-7728 or send us an email: [email protected]

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EZView Mobile Surveillance App for Uniview

Ellipse Security is a Uniview Authorized Distributor

Uniview Mobile Client Software

Uniview’s EZView Mobile Surveillance App is user friendly, and robust. The Mobile Client Software supports iOS and Android, Phones and Tablets. Up to 6 Devices can be added or up to 100 channels. Add a device by scanning a QR Code or S/N Log In. With the EZView Mobile app, you can access your NVR and IP Cameras from anywhere, view live, search recording, and select various display options.

EZView Mobile App

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will always know what’s going on at your business with Quick access, Push Alerts, Motion Detection alerts and Alarm Recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Live Video or Recorded Video with EZView Mobile App!

 

 

Split Screen

Snapshot

Multiple Users

Live View

Playback

Multiple Devices

 

EZView Mobile Client Quick Features:

  • Mobility: live view, playback, and device management anytime, anywhere
  • Remote control: cloud device management by a cloud account; two-way audio, PTZ control
  • Security: data encryption, pin/pattern password protection, each device can bind with only one cloud account
  • Alarm notification: alarm notifications on mobile device; view live video, alarm video and snapshots
  • Sharing: share devices; share videos/images through third-party apps
  • Stability: P2P networking technology, elastic and scalable architecture
  • Easy to use: add a device by QR code scanning, tap to switch live view/playback, cellular/Wi-Fi data usage

 

EZView Mobile Client Datasheet:

UNV EZView Mobile Surveillance App Datasheet(V1.5) (2)

 

Check out all Uniview NVR’s Here!

UNV IP Solutions

 

For more information on Uniview Products, EZView, or your next project, call toll-free at 877-880-7728!

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EZStation VMS Video Management Software for Uniview IP Cameras, NVR’s, Hybrid DVR’s and Devices

EZ Station VMS

Ellipse Security is a Authorized Distributor for Uniview

 

EZStation Video Management Software – VMS for Uniview IP Products

Uniview

 

Unified management for Uniview’s IP cameras, NVRs, hybrid NVRs, network keyboards, decoding devices

Efficient device management: Automatic device discovery (or search by network segment); add devices by IP address/domain name; add devices by EZDDNS; add devices and adjust time in batch.

 

Diverse functions:

  •        Live view: scene, custom layout, split screen, auxiliary screen display, corridor mode, sequence display, audio, two-way audio
  •        Recording: local recording, alarm-triggered recording, scheduled recording, recording download
  •        Playback: synchronous/asynchronous playback, instant playback, recording search by time/event, and play recordings on SD card
  •        PTZ control: preset, preset patrol, recorded patrol, patrol plan
  •        Alarm: Service alarm (event alarm), device alarm (online/offline, etc.), alarm triggering (live view, etc.), real-time/history alarm management
  •        E-Map: hot spot, hot zone, eagle eye, and map alarm
  •        Video wall: live view, sequence display and playback on video wall, alarm to video wall, open window(s) by one click, auto bind decoding channel, multi-window for one decoding channel, save and switch scene, small pixel pitch LED, virtual LED

EZStation Demo


 

Uniview’s EZStation Video Management Software is compatible with all Uniview NVR’s, Hybrid DVR’s and IP Cameras. VMS allows for management of multiple NVR’s and IP Cameras over a centralized platform, so your surveillance network can be managed from a central location or office, even if your locations are in different cities or countries. With the Uniview Software, as well as VMS in general, additional management tools are available beyond what is normally included in IP Camera and single NVR software. The software provides a single management interface allowing clients to access camera sources across all servers, making them appear to be a unified collection rather than isolated on multiple independent sources.

 

EZStation VMS Datashet:

UNV EZStation3.0 Datasheet

 

EZStation User Manual:

EZStation 3.0 User Manual

 

Please feel free to call us, or email us, with any questions regarding your Uniview IP System and EZStation VMS.

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How to Set Scene Change Detection on a Uniview NVR

NVR308-32E

How do I set Scene Change Detection on a Uniview NVR?

Uniview Scene Change Detection for UNV NVR’s

Note: Only some certain models support this function. Please see the actual model for details.

Note: This function, management page and supported alarm triggering and arming schedule may vary with models. Please see actual Web interface for details.

 

1.Click Setup > Intelligent > Smart Settings. Choose Scene Change and then click  

Uniview FAQ

2.Select Scene Change Detection.

 

3.Set detection sensitivity,alarm-triggered actions and arming schedule as required. For the detailed steps and alarm-triggered actions descriptions, refer to How to set Motion Detection Alarm.

 

4.Click Save.

 

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What is Cat8 Cable?

Cat8-Blue

What is Cat8 Cable? For the past two decades, people have challenged the use of Ethernet and Network Cabling. It was believed by some that Ethernet would soon be a thing of the past. Yet, even after Google’s attempts with fiber optics, Ethernet remained the standard for home and commercial networks.

 

Category Cabling

Throughout the years, Ethernet has developed and changed. Every so often new iterations would arise. The various “Cat” designations have gone from Cat5e to Cat6 and Cat6a, and then Cat7 in previous years. But now, we have Cat8 Cables. Cat8 has caused a lot of excitement with IT Network Technicians, Data Centers and now even installers who work in the field of Video/Audio Surveillance. With Cat8, many iterations were surpassed making Cat8 the Ethernet cable one would select to go further into the future. Although this is particularly beneficial in larger applications such as Data Centers, many enthusiastic tech savvy business owners and even gamers have already looked at Cat8 for their networks.

Comparisons:

Just to review the differences between all “the Cats” we can see why Cat8 is taking us on a forward path to faster and more efficient data transfer and recovery. Cat5 operates at 100 MHz and transfers data at speeds up to 1000 Mbps. Cat6 works at 250 MHz and can get up to 1 Gbps. Cat7 is impressive with 600 MHz and 10 Gbps rates. These are the numbers on each Category Cable that have been tested and vetted.* Yet Cat8 uses 2000 Mhz signals to move data from 25 Gbps (Cat8.1) to 40 Gbps (Cat8.2). This is exponentially higher than each iteration of Ethernet cable previously. 

 

Cat8 comparison

 

So, why is Cat5 slower? First of all, it’s cheaper. The production of Cat5 requires less twists and shielding. Cat5 is therefore less expensive to produce. With fewer twists in the cable pairs it becomes increasingly difficult to shield higher frequencies, interference and crosstalk.

So, if it’s the twists and shielding we need to get higher frequencies, the production costs makes Cat7 and Cat8 more expensive. But the raw materials made Cat7 much more expensive. Cat7 often uses gold plates for shielding. Cat8 is less expensive than Cat7. One of the most popular and trusted types of shielding for Cat8 is S/FTP. This is a process that insures each pair shielded is foil wrapped and then a 4-pare shield is around the group of wires. The raw material is copper, much less expensive than gold.

 

 

Cat8 Visual

 

 

Cat8 Future

With the exponentially higher Mhz signals Cat8 will “Future Proof” your home or business. And with all the wrapping and shielding Cat8 still has the physical appearance of the lower category cables, but is significantly thicker. Cat8 uses the 8-pin modular (RJ45) connector, the same used in previous versions. This means that Cat8 (Cat-8, Category 8) Cables are backwards compatible with Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and Cat7 cabling.

Power Requirements?

What particularly attractive about Cat8 is it does not require more power. The 25GBASE-T/40GBASE-T equiptment is designed to operate over shorter distances up to a maximum of 30 meters. The power needed to transmit a signal 30 meters at 40 Gb/s is approximately the same as the power needed for 10GBASE-Tn transmission for distances up to 100 meters. There are always contributing factors to deciding which Network Cabling will work best for your application. However, if you are looking for Category Cables that will stand up to the requirements of the future, CAT8 is a perfect option!

 

Shop for Cat8 Patch Cables Here

Shop for Bulk Cat8 Cabling Here

 

*there are variations on each cable and the arrangements of cables can boost or inhibit performance

 

 

Cat8 Compatibility

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CCTV Glossary of Terms

CCTV Glossary of Terms

Here is a Glossary of Common (and not so common) CCTV Terminology. When choosing a surveillance camera, or a security camera system, it is helpful to be able to identify what terminology is relevant to your application. Since CCTV is evolving rapidly, we hope to come back often to update this list and keep you informed of new terminology relative to the CCTV Industry. If you can not find what you are looking for here, just give us a call. We Love to talk to people about Security Cameras!

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Numerical

1080P

1080p (1920×1080 px: also known as Full HD, is a set of HD High Resolution Video modes characterized by 1,920 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally and 1,080 pixels down the screen vertically; the p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a resolution of 2.1 megapixels. It is often marketed as full HD, to contrast 1080p with 720p resolution.

4 Megapixel

4 Megapixel Cameras security cameras that are capable of providing video resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 pixels which is 30% greater than HD1080p.

4K Resolution

This refers to one of two resolutions. 3840 x 2160, or 4096 x 2160. It is 4 times the resolution of 1080p. This will also allow much higher zoom rates on stills taken from any video clips.

5 Megapixel

5 Megapixel CCTV cameras are capable of resolutions up to 2560 x 1920. These cameras do have a different aspect ratio than 4MP, however. So there is a slight trade off.

720P

720p refers to an image resolution of 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall. Originally a standard for HD (high-definition) television, it can refer to the resolution of video content, the recording capability of a video camera.

8 Megapixel

These are cameras that are capable of resolutions up to 3264 x 2448. This resolution is creeping up on the low end of 4K, and about to breech the high end of 2K resolutions.

960H

960H is a resolution which offers 400% higher image quality as compare to CIF resolution. 960H resolution is 960p (horizontal) x 576p (vertical). This is also known as WD1 resolution.

960P

An image resolution of 1280 pixels wide by 960 pixels tall. It can refer to the resolution of video content or the recording capability of a video camera.

 

A

ActiveX

ActiveX is a standard that enables software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, regardless of the language(s) used to create them. Web browsers may come into contact with ActiveX controls, ActiveX documents, and ActiveX scripts. ActiveX controls are often downloaded and installed automatically as required.

AGC

Automatic Gain Control automatically increases the video signal in low light conditions. In modern days AGC is available in most of the cameras.

AHD

Analog high definition closed-circuit television video surveillance standard that uses coax cable to transmit HD video from security cameras to DVRs. AHD supports 720p, 1080p(2MP), 4MP, 5MP and 8MP HD video resolutions.

Auto Iris

Auto Iris lens adjusts shutter automatically to allow the right amount of light to fall on the imaging device. There is a tiny motor and amplifier built in which receives a control signal from the camera to maintain a constant one volt peak to peak (1.0 Vp-p) video level.

Alarm Inputs/Outputs

This can be a physical wired device like PIR Sensor, Door sensor, Glass break sensor, Smoke sensor etc., that recognize any suspicious activity that triggers alarm output such as sending e-Mails and uploading video on FTP server. Alarm inputs on a DVR, XVR or NVR can be used for connecting additional devices.

Analog

In CCTV, analog refers to a Camera Video Format. This refers to systems and components that use the Video standard NTSC/PAL composite video formats. New technology has allowed Analog to attain high resolutions which are reffered to as HD Analog or HDCCTV. Current HD Resolutions are up to 8MP as of 2019.

Angle of View

The angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view, or FOV. Angle of view is generally describe in degrees such as 90°, 75°, etc. and can be determined in width and height of view.

Aperture

Aperture refers to F Stop value of a lens. It is the area of the aperture that determines the amount of light allowed to enter the Image sensor. The lower the F – stop number the more light it is able to absorb, f 1.0 means it can work under low (light) Lux level.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Artificial intelligence for video surveillance utilizes computer software programs that analyze the images from Surveillance Cameras in order to recognize humans, vehicles or objects. Common AI functions include “Face Detection”, “Left Baggage Detection” and “Line Crossing” among others.

Aspect Ratio

The ratio of the vertical to the horizontal image size. This is usually 4:3 for analog video. A widescreen monitor typically has a 16:9 video format option.

AVI

An acronym for Audio Video Interleaved. This is a typical video format used in the PC world that can be read by a variety of standard programs. Some DVR manufacturers can export video to AVI files for easy review in a standard PC.

AWB

Auto White Balance feature on color cameras whereby the camera constantly monitors the light and adjusts its color to maintain white areas.

 

B

Backlit

An object illuminated from behind such as a CCTV Sensor. This can be helpful when working in darkened rooms. Also known as BLC or Back Light Compensation in CCTV Cameras.

Back Up

In CCTV DVR context backup refers to saving a selected clip of video to an external device for the purpose of reviewing the clip in a standard PC. This is also called as Export

Balun (Active / Passive)

This is a device that allows video to travel over a twisted pair (Cat 5) wire rather than coax (RG 59) cable. This device matches the impedances of the different signals. Balun stands for balanced-unbalanced. A balun is required at the transmitting device (camera) and receiving device (DVR, monitor, etc.). Passive distance can be up to 990’ (300Mtrs) and active can be up to 9900’ (3 Km). Also referred to as a Video Balun.

Bandwidth

Device bandwidth is the range of signal frequencies that a piece of audio or video equipment can encode or decode (the operating frequency). Video uses a wider/higher frequency range than audio, thus requires a wider bandwidth.

Bandwidth Limiter

This refers to a feature in some DVRs and Remote Software that limits the size of the network traffic provided. This feature restricts DVR/Remote software communication so more bandwidth remains available for other network traffic.

Base Band Video

This is the video signal used in CCTV. It is the NTSC or PAL format minus the broadcast frequency modulation and many other embedded signals used in Broadcast TV. It consists of video, horizontal sync and vertical sync. This is all that is required to view a video signal on a monitor

Bit Rate

Bit rate is measured in bits per second. In IP video it usually refers to the bit rate from an IP camera. Controlling the bit rate controls the bandwidth needed to transfer data from the camera. The camera processor will automatically limit the maximum bit rate sent from the camera to the bit rate setting selected.

Bit

Individual parts of data communication. A bit is the smallest part of the overall data stream. Serial communication is measured in bits per second (RS-232, RS-485, etc.).

BitVision

The mobile app for all current STOiC DVRs. This is available on both iOS and Android. A more stable and easy to use version of FreeIP. It can be found on the App Store as well as the Google Play Store, depending on your mobile OS of choice.

BNC

This is the standard connector type used in CCTV. It provides an easy snap-on connection for a coax cable. What BNC stands for is less clear. Some say it means British Naval Connector. Others attribute it to the type and the inventor; Bayonet Neil Councilman.

 

C

Camera

This is the basic video collection device that has many forms and configurations. Some are: box cameras (require a separate lens), bullet cameras (slim line all in one construction), dome camera (all in one in a dome design), PTZ camera (mounted on a PTZ platform device), PTZ dome (all in one package). An IP or HD camera can be any of these and connect directly to a network.

CAT5

CAT5 is a network cable that supports Ethernet speeds (up to 100 Mbps). As with all other types of twisted pair EIA/TIA cabling, CAT5 cable runs are limited to a maximum recommended run length of 95mtrs (313 feet) & it can be available in 2. Market contains four pairs of copper wire.

CAT5e

Is similar to CAT-5, the ‘e’ standing for enhanced. This cable has more ability for data transmission. Cat-5e also can be used for Gigabit Ethernet and generally has less near-end crosstalk. In new cabling system CAT5e cables are almost always used over CAT5.

CAT6

Is a most sophisticated cables, it is also comprised of four pieces of twisted pair copper wire, it has a longitudinal separator. This allows the cables to be separated from each other and, in turn, allows not only for an increased data transfer speed, but less crosstalk and double the bandwidth. CAT6 cabling is a good choice for IP Camera & NVR, especially those that are evolving and might need more options in the future. CAT-6 is perfect for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and can work at up to 250 MHz.

CCD

Charged Coupled Device is a type of image sensor used in CCTV cameras. The sensor converts optical images in to electrical signals. These are also known in the market as HAD CCD, IT CCD, Super HAD CCD.

CCTV

An acronym for Closed Circuit Television. Originally this was described as a system with cables directly from cameras to viewing devices with no outside world connections. The Internet has changed all that. Now you can access any DVR with browser software through the Internet. CCTV has continued to be used to refer to surveillance Cameras and systems of all types.

CIF

An acronym for Common Intermediate Format, a set of standard video formats, defined by their resolution. CIF resolution is 352 x 288 pixels and is also known as D1 720 x 576, 2CIF, 4CIF, 960H.

CMOS

Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor imaging chip is a type of Active Pixel Sensor made using the CMOS semiconductor process. Extra circuitry next to each photo sensor converts the light energy to a voltage. Additional circuitry on the chip may be included to convert the voltage to digital data. CMOS cameras were originally low in quality but typically less expensive than a CCD sensor. This has been known in the market as HDIS/ HQIS/ DIS/ QIS Sensors, or flicker less camera etc.

CMS

Control Management Software is a software used for managing multiple systems.

CMS Software

This is an acronym for Central Management Software. This is a generic term used to indicate the installable remote software packages provided by any DVR manufacturer. Each manufacturer has a specific name for their CMS product.

Coaxial Cable (COAX)

A type of shielded cable capable of carrying a wide range of frequencies (video or radio) with very low signal loss. Used in CCTV and HD CCTV applications with BNC Connectors

CODEC

This stands for Compressor/De-compressor. Some people call it encoder/decoder. This refers to the software that compresses or decompresses the video.

Compression

Video must be compressed in size in order to make it manageable in the record and remote transmit functions. Typical compression standards include H.264 / M-JPEG & MPEG-4. Some DVR manufacturers use proprietary compression methods that are usually modified versions of the standards.

Contrast

Contrast is the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view.

Contrast Ratio

The ratio between white and black. The larger the contrast ratio the greater the ability of a projector to show subtle color details and tolerate extraneous room light. There are two methods used by the projection industry: 1) Full On/Off contrast measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full on) and the light output of an all-black (full off) image. 2) ANSI contrast is measured with a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio. When comparing the contrast ratio of projectors make sure you are comparing the same type of contrast. Full On/Off contrast will always be a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same projector.

Covert Camera

A covert camera is a camera that is not visible or noticeable. It is intentionally obscured from view and often used for surveillance of employees. Covert Cameras can be hidden in a variety of devices, including PIR Sensors, Smoke Detectors etc. These Cameras are also referred to as Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cameras and Concealed Cameras.

CVBS

CVBS is composite video base band signal for the security camera market. This is what is considered original analog standard definition video cameras. Those Analog security cameras are not high definition and capped off at 960h 700 analog tv lines resolution.

CVI

HD-CVI (High Definition Composite Video Interface). This video format enabled analog CCTV signals to move into the high-definition range. Prior to this, it was limited to 960h.

 

D

DDNS

DDNS stands for dynamic DNS, or more specifically dynamic Domain Name System. It’s a service that maps internet domain names to IP addresses. DDNS is commonly used for NVR’s, DVR’s and IP Cameras when attempting to remotely connect to your system.

Depth of Field

This is the in-focus range of the image produced by the lens. Objects in the focus area are clear. They will become less clear as they get closer to, or further away from the camera. The distance of the area of clear focus is the depth of field.

DHCP

This is an acronym for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This is a function that allows a network to automatically assign an IP address to a PC when the user logs on to the system. All devices on a network require an IP address. DHCP does this automatically. The alternative is to manually enter a static IP address in each device.

Digital Zoom

This refers to enlarging a portion of an image by adding additional pixels within the image to fill the larger area. It makes the picture area larger at the expense of video quality. The intelligence for this feature can be in a camera or a DVR. The opposite would be Optical Zoom in which a camera physically zooms into an image using all available pixels.

DNS

Domain Name System matches internet computer names to IP numbers.

Domain

A number of computer devices administered as a group. A Domain server is set up and maintained by the network administrator (the person in charge of the network).

Driver

Device Driver is a software program that allows a computer to communicate with a peripheral. You need the appropriate driver to allow your printer to work with your system. Many drivers are available on a PC as part of the operating system. However, don’t depend on this as drivers for devices newer than the operating system will not be installed. You typically get a copy of the driver with the purchased device. The manufacturer’s web site is a common place to get the latest available drivers for a device. Drivers are often referred to as DLLs (dynamic link library). Virtually all drivers used in CCTV devices are proprietary. So once you get away from the standard stuff you have to rely upon the manufacturer’s good will for interface help.

DVR

An acronym for Digital Video Recorder, this is a manufacturer designed hardware platform for recording. It may have many functions like Recorder/ Multiplexer/ Remote surveillance/ Alert notification. It is a proprietary design that is unique to an individual manufacturer. DVR’s are commonly used in HD CCTV and generally will have BNC Inputs. DVR’s range from 4 Channel to 32 Channel. New versions of HD DVR’s which support multiple HD Formats are called XVR’s.

Dynamic IP

This refers to IP addresses that are automatically assigned to a network device when the user logs on to the system. See DHCP.

 

E

Ethernet

Ethernet is a family of frame-based computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs). The name comes from the physical concept of the ether. It defines a number of wiring and signaling standards for the Physical Layer of the OSI networking model as well as a common addressing format and Media Access Control at the Data Link Layer.

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F

Field

Each complete video image in NTSC/PAL (frame) is composed of two fields. One field consists of the odd numbered lines in the frame and the other field consists of the even numbered lines. When viewed together in rapid succession, these lines form the complete frame image. The NTSC and PAL formats called for double scanning fields to reduce the visual flicker that was common on early TV monitors. Monitors got better over time but the “standard” did not change. Each individual field independently forms a picture.

Focal Length

The distance between the secondary principal point in the lens and the plane of the imaging device. The longer the focal length, the narrower is the angle of view.

Frame Rate

Frame rate, also known as frame frequency and frames per second (FPS), is the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames.

FTP

File Transfer Protocol transfer documents between different types of computers.

 

G

Gateway

This is the hardware/software device used to connect LANs with dissimilar operating systems. The gateway often refers to an Internet connection. The gateway is a single device that provides a single IP address to the outside world and routes traffic to the appropriate internal IP addresses.

GUI

An acronym for Graphical User Interface. This is the visual display that the operator uses to use the system. Pronounced “gooey”.

 

H

H.265 (H.265+)

This video compression method is an improvement over earlier formats like JPEG, M-Jpeg, MPEG-4 providing smaller average usable file sizes. Most of our IP Cameras and NVR’s allow for H.264, H.264+, H.265 and H.265+.

HDD

An acronym for Hard Disk Drive.

HDMI

Acronym for High Definition Multimedia Interface. This is a single cable connection used in consumer electronics providing a high level of clarity. This type of connection is now common in CCTV products, and is capable of higher resolutions than VGA or Composite.

 

I

Interlaced Video

Also known as Interlaced Scan, is a technique for doubling the perceived frame rate of a video display without consuming extra bandwidth. The interlaced signal contains two fields of a video frame captured at two different times. This enhances motion perception to the viewer.

IP (IP Address)

An acronym for Internet Protocol. IP is a unique number/ IP address assigned by an internet authority that identifies a computer on the internet. The number consists of four groups of numbers between 0 and 255, separated by periods (dots). For example 192.168.1.254 an IP address.

IP Cameras

These are IP based video cameras using IP networking as their basis rather than the traditional video signal used in broadcast and closed circuit systems. Migration to IP Cameras increased due to higher resolution capabilities as well as capabilities. However, HD Analog Cameras have bridged the gap on resolution dramatically (Currently up to 8MP).

IP66

This stands for Ingress Protection. It is a measure of the ability of an enclosure to resist dust and water. It is expressed (usually) as two numbers as in IP66. This rating would mean your outdoor dome enclosure is totally resistant to dust and water entry.

IPv4

IPv4 Internet Protocol Address form of IP address is a number address of 32 bits appearing by 4 numbers that is parted by period. Each number can be from to 255 from 0.

IPv6

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

IR

Infra-Red light is the wavelength of light produced below the visible part of the spectrum. Humans can’t see this light but cameras can. IR cameras use Infra-Red LEDs to light an area and provide usable (black and white) images in total darkness.

IR Cut Filter

IR light can distort colors in CCD and CMOS cameras. An IR filter is often used in cameras to filter out IR light during bright daylight conditions. An IR cut filter is automatically removed at low light to allow the camera to take advantage of IR light in lower light conditions. The camera usually switches to black and white operation at this time since B/W works better than color in low light. However, new Starlight Cameras have emerged as a way for Cameras to stay in color in extremely low light levels.

 

J

JPEG

A Format for compressing image files.

 

L

LAN

An acronym for Local Area Network. This could be as small as a two computer system, or, it could incorporate hundreds of users in a campus environment. It is local in that there is a direct wire connection between all parts of the network.

LCD

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. The majority of modern monitors use this to provide their display.

Legacy

A term used to describe hardware that may be obsolete, but still being used and somewhat supported.

LED

A LED is a Light Emitting Diode.

Live Video

Live displays current activity. This can be at the camera location or at a remote site connected to the cameras through the Internet.

LUX

It measures the amount of uniform light that falls on one square meter. Security camera specs use the lux to indicate how much light they require to operate, with lower lux levels indicating a camera as more effective in lower ambient light.

 

M

MJPEG

A Format for compressing image files.

 

N

Network

Allows two or more computers to exchange information quickly and easily. Also, in surveillance, a term used to describe IP Cameras (IP Network Cameras).

Network Bandwidth

This refers to the total amount of network traffic that is allowed on the network. A typical LAN connection is 100Mbps. All devices on that leg of the network share the available bandwidth. WAN traffic is much slower because of the slower connection to the outside world.

Network Switch

A hardware device used to connect multiple devices to a network. These devices usually have from four to 32 inputs. They can be connected together to make any size network.

NTSC

National Television Systems Committee of the Electronics Industries Association (EIA) which prepared the NTSC format specifications approved by the Federal Communications Commission, for US commercial color broadcasting. `NTSC’ also refers to a color television format having 525 scan lines, a field frequency of 60 Hz, a broadcast bandwidth of 4 MHz, line frequency of 15.75 KHz, frame frequency of 1/30 of a second, and a color subcarrier frequency of 3.58 MHz. NTSC is the North American Standard for CCTV.

 

O

ONVIF

Acronym for Open Network Video Interface Forum. This is a growing standard for IP camera interface. Cameras such as Stoic Technologies IP Cameras and Tru View IP Cameras use ONVIF protocol. They are compatible with many major brand like Axis, ACTi, Bosch, CNB, Dahua, Everfocus, Hikvision, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Hanwha, Sony, Uniview, Vivotek and many more.

Operating Humidity

The device can operate is the humidity range.

Operating Temperature

The device can operate is the relative operating temperature range.

Optical Zoom

Used to describe a method of using the lens of the camera to enhance and enlarge the image, rather than digital means. Pixelation does not come into play with this method. This is completely dependent on the camera itself. Optical Zoom allows for complete use of pixels available.

OSD

Acronym for On Screen Display.

 

P

P2P

Peer to Peer is a network where all users can share information equally. You share the information on each computer’s drives with all the other computers in the workgroup. The workstations (each PC) communicate directly with each other.

PAL

Phase Alternation Line; the European standard color television system, except for France. PAL’s image format is 4:3, 625 lines, 50 Hz and 4 MHz video bandwidth with a total 8 MHz of video channel width.

Password or Passcode

Is the act of establishing or confirming something (or someone) as authentic i.e. that claims made by or about the subject are true.

Ping

Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for packets sent from the local host to a destination computer, including the local host’s own interfaces.

Pinhole Lens

Lens used for applications where the camera/lens must be hidden. Front of lens has a small opening to allow the lens to view an entire room through a small hole in a wall.

Plug and Play

Plug n Play basically means that the product is pre-configured in such a way it may require 0 configurations by the end user or system integrator.

POE

Acronym for Power over Ethernet. This is a network device that provides power to a device using one of the CAT-5 cable twisted pairs. This is an installation advantage eliminating the need for a locally installed AC outlet.

PPPoE

It means assigning a changeable IP address to a DVR to connect DVRs at remote places.

Privacy Zones

This refers to the ability of a camera to mask parts of its normal viewing area to prevent the operator from viewing the protected areas. This can be in fixed cameras or in PTZ cameras. The intelligence for operating this feature can be included in a dome, a DVR or in a Matrix switch.

Private Networks

The term private network is pretty generic. Generally it means that the network is restricted to specific users. This could range from a separate grouping of computers connected locally, two LANs connected together through a phone connection, to a complex “Intranet” that is accessed through the Internet, yet only available to authorized users. The Intranet version is often referred to as a “Virtual Private Network.” In the case of Digital Video Recorders and their remote software connections, we refer to a private network as a separate grouping of security devices that are not connected directly to the normal company business network. The advantage of this private network is that you have all the bandwidth available for a specific purpose and you will not affect other company business in the case of a failure.

Proprietary

In CCTV context proprietary indicates a non-standard method of accomplishing something. This may be good or bad depending on the results. (usually bad). Some proprietary software solutions were developed by manufacturers before the current standards were implemented. Some are attempts to intentionally circumvent the ability to work with other manufacturer’s equipment. Most were just developed separately with no thought of how anyone else approached the same issue. A downfall of Proprietary equipment is that once the manufacturer stops supporting it, your system is effectively defunct.

Protocol

In CCTV context a protocol is the command set used to control one device from another. An example is that each manufacture develops their own code to send commands to PTZ domes. This is why you see so many options for camera control in DVRs. The protocol is the software element. The hardware element is RS-422, RS-485, etc.

PTZ

Pan Tilt Zoom a device that can be remotely controlled to provide both vertical and horizontal movement for a camera, with zoom. This is a movable mechanical base for a camera. PTZ Cameras are used to actively search a wide area up to 360 degrees and zoom in to a point of interest.

PTZ Dome

A fully contained PTZ mechanism and camera installed in the same dome housing.

 

R

Rack

An industrial standard housing Rack Mount. Available in different sizes such as 19″, etc.

RAID

An acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Drives. There are several different levels of RAID devices. The key is that if one of the drives fails, the information from that device is retained in the remaining drives. The different RAID levels range from storing all information in two separate locations, to using software gymnastics to share information on all drives so that any single drive failure will not allow any loss of data.

RG-59

A video coaxial cable with 75 Ohm characteristic impedance. A type of coaxial cable that is most common in use in small to medium-size CCTV systems. It has an outer diameter of approx. 6 mm and it is a good compromise between maximum distances achievable (up to 266m) and good transmission. See also RG59 Siamese

Router

This is the hardware device that provides a gateway to the Internet.

RS485

It is used to communicate between DVR and peripheral device such as keyboard or speed dome to control the camera’s movement via RS-485 communication style.This is an advanced format of digital communications compared to RS-232. It is a balanced line transmission system. It is classically a half-duplex 2 wire presentation.

 

S

SATA

Acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. This is the cable that connects a PC motherboard to a disk drive or optical drive. It is a thin round cable providing serial communication. This is a newer technology than traditional parallel connections (ribbon cables). So you must know what type of drive each DVR requires.

SDI

(HD-SDI) Serial Digital Interface. The first HD Analog format introduced to the video security market. HDSDI solutions are capable of transmitting 720p or 1080p resolution video over standard coaxial cable.

Siamese Cable

Refers to a Coaxial Video Cable coupled with a Power Cable. AKA: RG59 Siamese. A common configuration is RG59 Coax with 18/2 Power Cable.

Smart IR

Technology to auto-adjust the intensity of built in infrared LEDs to compensate for objects within close distances to the camera lens.

Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. SNR is defined as the ratio of signal power to the noise power, often expressed in decibels.

Standalone System

A device that runs independently without the need to be connected with other devices.

Starlight / StarVis

Sony created STARVIS a back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for surveillance camera applications. It featured a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and combined high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions within a frame. This technology is used in many STOiC cameras, and provides color CCTV images in low-light situations. Most of our STOiC Cameras are Starlight Capable.

Static IP Address

This is the name given to a manually entered IP address. In large networks IP addresses are usually automatically assigned by DHCP.

Subnet Mask

This is a 32 bit binary number used as part of IP addressing. Each octet is expressed as a number between zero and 255. The subnet mask numbers define the network number.

 

 

T

TCP/IP

This is an acronym for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. This is the most common protocol for communicating through the Internet.

Tour

Refers to PTZ control: You can select a series of cameras, Presets and Patterns into a tour. This will switch from one camera, preset or pattern to another in the order and for the time selected. The result is a tour (the name is derived from a guard tour where the guard physically goes from location to location) of video from a central location.

Transmission Range

Generally refers to the distance a video signal will travel. Transmission ranges vary by technology.

TVI

High Definition Transport Video Interface. It is a digital signal processing and transport technology used to transmit video in HD security cameras and DVRs. HDTV technology was developed by a company named Techpoint. They released the TVI video standard in 2014.

 

U

USB

Acronym for Universal Serial Bus. This is standard PC hardware. It allows external devices to be easily connected to a PC, DVR, etc. Connected devices are typically hard drives, CD/DVDs and flash drives.

UTC

This is an acronym for Up-The-Coax. This refers to sending telemetry information (PTZ control data) to a PTZ device on the same coax cable that provides the video. The data is transferred during the Vertical Blanking Interval (that wide black line you might see on a rolling image) and does not interfere with the video display. This is especially helpful in installation and allows UTC compatible cameras and DVR’s to communicate with each other without having to run an additional cable. Our STOiC XVR’s are all UTC Supported.

UTP

An acronym for Unshielded Twisted Pair, known as network cable CAT 5 UTP or CAT 6 UTP Cable

 

V

Vari-Focal Lens (Variable Focus)

This is a lens with a manually adjusted focal length. The field of view can be adjusted easily after the camera is installed. This simplifies installation with one lens type accommodating multiple locations. See Also: Motorized Zoom

VMS

VMS stands for Video Management System. A VMS allows for managing several IP Cameras, NVR’s and DVR’s over a single platform.

W

WAN

Acronym for Wide Area Network. A WAN is typically a number of individual LANs connected together through telecommunication links (ISDN, T1, DSL, etc.) either directly, or, through the Internet.

WDR

Acronym for Wide Dynamic Range. This refers to cameras. This is a high end feature. A camera viewing an image with very bright and very dark sections will probably not show any detail in the dark areas as the camera is adjusted to tone down the bright areas. With WDR the camera view will be much improved showing detail in both light and dark areas. This feature also provides better image detail in low light conditions.

WiFi

Is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It provides short-range wireless high-speed data connections between IP cameras to nearby Wi-Fi access points. Wi-Fi has different types of encryptions standard WPA / WPA2 / WEP for secured access. There are variants of Wi-Fi, 802.11g, is capable of providing speeds of up to 54Mbps and is backwards compatible with 802.11b.

 

X

XVR

An XVR is a DVR that can support multiple formats. HD XVR’s can support AHD, TVI, CVI, CVBS and IP simultaneously. They also have an auto detect feature so cameras from multiple formats can be recognized instantly without having to switch any settings.

 

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View From Anywhere with BitVision

Bitvision Mobile App

BITVISION REMOTE VIEWING APPLICATION

View From Anywhere with Bitvision!

Stoic Technology has partnered with HeroSpeed in providing bitvision, a new and improved remote management application. The Bitvision app delivers an upgraded user experience and new functions in remote viewing with Stoic DVR’s and XVR’s. View your security camera system from anywhere with more functionality and better user interface!

The most important features of a remote viewing app are ‘ease of operation’ and reliability. The Bitvision app delivers an improved overall experience and added features. Improvements include performance on login, previewing, settings as well as other functions. We have tested Bitvision extensively and like the new features. The app has a better functionality and is easy to use. We will share some screen shots below.

 

Improvements over previous apps are shown below:

User Interface

On the login interface, Bitvision adopts a neat and simple UI design and improved visual experience with easier navigation. Bitvision will also be continually upgraded, and a third-party login portal can be added to the screen to suit users with different needs.

Menu Access

We are committed to improving management efficiency and ease of operation. Bitvision, with the login menu on the left, puts the main functions of “Device”, “Gallery”, “Event Message” and “Cloud Device” on top. You can therefore, quickly find and view alert information, video in cloud storage, recording files, and screenshots as well. The new menu design makes it easier to view your data especially in an emergency situation. Bitvision is created with the premise and purpose of being more user-friendly. “Preview”, “Playback” and “VR” are on the homepage so you have easy access to desired menu items.

More Features

Bitvision has added a variety of new features over previous apps. By clicking on the device and entering the details, you can turn on the alarm switch and deployment time for weeks. You can also select the encoding standard of H.265+, H.265, H.264, and the resolution and frame rate in the application. The most efficient and current encoding standard can save space, and also lower the requirements for network speed. Live AND stored video data can be easily accessed through your bitvision app, and the capacity of the hard disk or the TF card can be viewed at any time. You also have the ability to format the Hard Drive directly through the app if needed.

Login Screen       

 

Main Screen Real Time

                                                     

Main Playback Screen   

 

VR Options Screen

                                             

Dedicated Continuous Improvements

In the near future, IP/DDNS & Playback, where the device playback can be viewed without being affected by camera binding will be added.

Artificial Intelligence, will be added. AI (Artificial Intelligence) will feature Face Recognition and Passenger Flow Analysis.

We are dedicated to continuing to improve the bitvision application.

 

See User Guide Below for more information.

BitVision App User Manual


BitVision App

The BitVision client is an easy to use P2P network camera video monitoring professional mobile phone client software, connected by a sequence number, the only global P2P network and network cameras installed in the home or office, view real-time video images, and image capture, video. The scene situation users can learn in the shortest possible time home or office. P2P network camera of the software production and the company in the network of cooperation to normal use.

What’s New

Version History

Feb 20, 2019

Version 9.1.7

  1. Modified some French and added Polish language
  2. Modified ssl encryption to default off
  3. Login account to change the password bug
  4. Preview the bugs of the collected devices in real time

 

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