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By now you’ve probably seen plenty regarding Grandstream. Not only are they an evergreen presence in voice over IP endpoints, but they’ve also made quite a splash in the video over IP as well.

From humble beginnings, with their GXV3615 indoor cube IP camera, Grandstream has made their presence known with their award winning GXV3672 outdoor day/night IP Camera and more recent outdoor day/night vari-focal lens GXV3674_HD_VF. The quality is great, they are surprisingly sturdy, and the price is right.

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The best part is that Grandstream IP cameras are compatible with Grandstream video phones. That means that on that gorgeous …

If you’ve been looking at a MOBOTIX solution, chances are you’ve noticed MOBOTIX cameras record in all the expected compression’s, and then in an extra compression: MxPEG. You may be asking yourself ‘What is this MxPEG? How does it compare to H.264?’ Let me help you out with that.

Video recorded in HDTV (1920 x 1080) is compressed in H.264. It was created for broadcasting high definition video, which is why nowadays it’s the most common video compression out there. While it’s ideal for bandwidth conservation, when paused on a frame, there is a fuzziness to the image. A minor inconvenience really. It’s usually acceptable, which is why most surveillance companies allow H.264 as one of their compression options, but MOBOTIX wasn’t satisfied.

As a …

Known for their long lasting, robust, and unique IP cameras, MOBOTIX has been one of the leaders in the IP surveillance market for years. Recently MOBOTIX standardized all their models to 5 MP from 3 MP and their latest leading update has been to their AllroundDual M15, which they utilized one of the dual lens modules with a thermal lens.

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What is it?

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The new MOBOTIX MX-M15D-Thermal is an AllroundDual IP Camera perfect for situations that require a decentralized system in an environment that usually has poor visibility. A thermal camera is preferable when you need to know what is around the perimeter but visibility conditions make it hard to capture clear images on camera. The M15D-Thermal was created to detect hotter than average body …

The T24 Door Station from MOBOTIX is more than just a doorbell, security camera, intercom system, keyless entry…well, it’s more than you might think it is. If you thought the T24 Door Station was all of this and more, then, OK, it’s exactly what you think it is.

The MOBOTIX T24 IP Video Door Station is an incredible addition to the safety and security of any residence, business, or warehouse. Now available at VoIP Supply, you can custom create your very own T24 Door Station to whatever your needs may demand. However, all those parts can be incredibly daunting and the part numbers tend to be confusing to someone looking at it for the first time, so we’ve created this in-depth guide to T24 door …

Higher Megapixels are all the rage in IP cameras. Who can blame it? In a world of HDTV, higher resolution is a seductive quality. Details that have been missed for decades are now clearly defined, for better or for worse. When converting this over to surveillance, that paradigm is exactly what someone is looking for in their security system.

Several manufacturers have been quick to respond with higher resolution cameras, but strangely, the larger name brands such as Axis, SONY, Panasonic, and MOBOTIX were slow to respond. When speaking with the engineers at these companies, one comes to discover that higher resolution is not a simple cut-and-dry process.

The technology behind pixels is actually quite interesting. In simplest terms, think of pixels as units …

The funny thing about model numbers is they sort of make sense, but not always. Fortunately, VoIP Supply is here to help with our dedication to help make the buying process easier! Today we discuss the naming convention of a particular favorite brand of mine, Vivotek:

Prefixes:

  • IP (ex: IP8331) — Network. Think of it as IP, like Internet Protocol, even though all of Vivotek’s cameras are network cameras (and most are PoE, though not all), this naming convention tends to be the default for most box, cube, and bullet cameras.

 

  • MD (ex: MD8562) — Mobile Dome; weatherproof and compliant with EN50155 standards, these IP cameras are specifically made to go places be it cars, buses, or trains (so does

TV-IP262P

What Is It?

The TRENDnet TV-IP262P is an indoor dome, enterprise class, Megapixel IP camera that can record footage at 1280 x 1024 resolution, and transmit data in H.264 compression format. This business-class IP camera can manually be adjusted up-and-down at 70 degrees, pan side-to-side at 350 degrees, and has a tamper resistant attractive outer casing. With PoE capability, power and data can be streamed directly to the TV-IP262P allowing you to view your surveillance footage from any computer (or smart device!) with an Internet connection.

What Does it Do?

The TRENDnet TV-IP262P Megapixel internet camera is an ideal IP surveillance option for office buildings, schools and retail shops looking for that extra security measure. Streaming a smooth 1280 x 1024 resolution at up to …

Grandstream GXV3672_HD

Recently, Grandstream released several new cameras that have made a great impression here at VoIP Supply and on the web.  Our VoIP Supply Lab was lucky enough to get one of them, the new Grandstream GXV3672_HD, and we immediately jumped on the network to check it out!

The physical appearance of the new IP camera was a pleasant surprise.  This IP66-rated weatherproof outdoor IP camera has a solid metal casing with a matte black finish.  Included with the GXV3672_HD is a sun shield to prevent glare on the lens and a back-mounted camera mount comes preattached.  The wiring is already strung through the camera mount base, so the Power-over-Ethernet IP camera is ready to go as soon as you are.  If you are not planning on PoE, a universal power supply …

One huge advantage of an IP camera based surveillance system over their analog, coaxial cousins is vastly better image quality.

So why are so many analog cameras still in use? 

Dragging Surveillance Into the Digital Age

Matt Krebs at TechNewsWorld asks, “In a world where HDTVs, Blu-ray and 3D IMAX features dominate the entertainment landscape, how can video from surveillance cameras be so poor?”

Cost is always factor but the gradual shift to higher quality, full-featured IP cameras can also be attributed to surveillance systems that haven’t broken down yet.  Many systems still employ analog components that have not out-lived their usefulness on fully functioning infrastructure that was expensive to install.

That may now change with surveillance in the Cloud.

Hosted Video Partnership 

Krebs explains that, “As with other virtualized services, …

Recognizing that parking lots are areas of high traffic, accidents and crimes IP Video Market Info has put together a Parking Lot Shootout testing IP camera surveillance kits from leading manufacturers like Axis, Bosch, IQinVision, and Sony.

Monitoring a wide area to simulate everyday activity, they then analyzed 12 different scenes from midday to nighttime to twilight hours with several variables.

Click here for the full report.