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 CCTV addresses 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. As Digital CCTV traces 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
CCTV Installers, CCTV System Designers and manufacturers, Electronic Security Distributors, CCTV and integrated system sales professionals, security managers, security consultants
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 Glossary
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 Video, she previously worked for a security product manufacturer and has served as a technical editor for Security Technology and Design.
Affiliations and Expertise
Amani Marketing and Business Consulting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA