IP cameras, or network cameras, have quickly become the wave of the future for surveillance technology needs. Pioneered just before the turn of the century by Axis and picking up traction a little less than a decade ago, IP cameras enabled better resolutions, additional features and a streamlined, decentralized model of security surveillance to evolve. Just because a new technology comes along doesn't mean that every business should jump ship from their CCTV models of running security, though - and this is where network encoders come into play.
Because older analog technologies and newer IP protocols aren't inherently compatible, encoders are required to bring analog video signals into a usable format for digital IP-based networks of the future. Video encoders manage and transpose video signals, and quality encoders handle a multitude of extra functionalities, such as streaming multiple channels simultaneously, recognizing video codecs (H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG), handle advanced analytics, and provide this quality video stream at maximum 30(25)fps at 4CIF resolutions.
Samsung Techwin's SPE-1600R is one such professional quality video encoder system. Designed to support up to 16 channels, the rackmount arrangement is perfect for larger facilities working to upgrade their existing systems to a new IP solution. This specifications sheet has even more details about the SPE-1600R, and when combined with Samsung's comprehensive software management suite, it is a sure-fire win for any enterprise network.
For more information about Samsung Techwin, their SPE-1600r security video encoder solution for analog video systems, or about telecommunications security needs in general, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today!