Progressive Scan = The process whereby a picture is created by scanning all of the lines of a frame in one pass. Many analog surveillance cameras use Interlaced Scan as opposed to Progressive Scan, and are not good at capturing moving objects with clarity. Most IP cameras use Progressive Scan, making them superior for tracking and capturing moving objects, such as a license plate on a vehicle.…

Since the inception of ipcamerasupply.com we have been fortunate enough to have a dedicated group of installers, network consultants, VoIP enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and webmasters who have put time and effort to helping our business grow. These fast growing vehicles of young “feet on the street” are called our affiliates.

Our sister company’s (VoIP Supply) affiliate program was originally put in place to provide our customers a way of delivering products to their customers and colleagues directly via our online store. In turn we have been able to track these purchases by their referral link and award affiliates on a percentage of the total sale made. With the success of the VoIP Supply affiliate program, we decided to replicate the model for our IP Camera Supply store …

Optical Zoom= Changing the focal length of a camera by adjusting the physical zoom lens.  The higher the optical zoom, the better the results.  In a camera, an optical zoom of 10x or more is called a “superzoom” lens.  Note that if a camera is advertised with “10x zoom,” that does not necessarily mean optical zoom only.  In many cases, the optical is 3x with the additional 7x being digital.…

Found some news today about Axis Communications, regarding the announcement of the company opening a new sales office in Moscow, Russia.  Moscow has had a great interest in IP Cameras, installing them in the Moscow Metro system, promoting safety for riders.  The Metro now contains over 3,000 Axis network video products with a further potential for installations.  According to the Axis website:

Axis network cameras and Axis video servers are now installed at three of the Moscow metro’s 12 lines. The network video products are part of an integrated security system aimed at improving safety and security for passengers and staff on the subway trains. Allowing remote access to video on the moving trains, the products enable visual verification of alarms and quick responses by

Network Video Recorder (NVR) = Functionally similar to a DVR, a NVR also accepts IP camera inputs. NVRs can be software-based, making them suitable only for accepting IP camera streams over the Internet. An NVR typically consists of a PC or Server, with on-board CPU, RAM, Operating System (Typically Windows) and local Hard Drive storage on which video streams from surveillance cameras are archived. Some examples of NVR software packages include Milestone Systems, Axis Camera Station and Luxriot.…