Digital Cctv: A Security Professional's Guide

Other | July 1, 2007

byHarwood, Emily M., Emily M. Harwood

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The effects of digital technology on the security industry require constant vigilance by security distributors, sales staff, and installation professionals. Today and for the foreseeable future, all security professionals must have at least a basic understanding of digital technology.Digital CCTVaddresses this new challenge.

Topics convered include compression variables such as Lossless and Lossy, which are explained by reviewing Huffman and Run Length Encoding (RLE), and by relating these forms of compression to ZIP and Stuffit, which are commonly used in personal computers. A review of JPEG, motion JPEG, MPEG and wavelet compression schemes among others, with a comparison of the merits of each, is also provided. AsDigital CCTVtraces the stream of digital video flow from the computer industry through compression, transmission, display and storage, and explains how analog video signal is converted into a digital signal, the reader will learn and understand the mysteries of digital science.

* Explains industry concepts, acronyms and buzzwords acurately and clearly
* Covers history, current complexities, and the future effects of digital science
*Provides practical information about how digital video works, how digital video is stored and transmitted, what digital systems can and cannot accomplish, and what to expect from digital video equipment in modern CCTV systems

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The effects of digital technology on the security industry require constant vigilance by security distributors, sales staff, and installation professionals. Today and for the foreseeable future, all security professionals must have at least a basic understanding of digital technology.Digital CCTVaddresses this new challenge.Topics conv...

Emily M. Harwood is a technical author and consultant. She is currently the owner of Amani Marketing and Business Consulting, providing seminar and exhibition coordination as well as business planning for companies within the security industry. The author of dozens of articles in such magazines as Security Management and Government Vid...

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Format:OtherDimensions:328 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - We Live In An Analog World
Chapter 2 - What Exactly Is Digital Video?
Chapter 3 - In The Beginning
Chapter 4 - Compression - The Simple Version
Chapter 5 - More On Digital Video Compression
Chapter 6 - Internet Transmission, Networked Video and Storage
Chapter 7 - Guided Video Transmission
Chapter 8 - Wireless Video Transmission
Chapter 9 - Examples Of Digital Video For Security
Chapter 10 - Pieces And Parts
Chapter 11 - Integrating Digital Video With Other Technologies
Chapter 12 More Digital Video Applications
Chapter 13 - From VTRs to VCRs, DVRs, and NVRs
Chapter 14 - Central Station Monitoring and Video
Chapter 15 - More Digital Video Applications
Chapter 16 - New Roles of Digital Video
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