Category Archives: IPCS Terminology


The Difference Between H.264 and MxPEG

March 4, 2014
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 ... READ MORE

Axis Naming Convention

August 23, 2013
Axis is probably one of the most well known names in IP surveillance. They were the first on the scene completely dedicated to video over ... READ MORE

Bigger (Resolution) Means Better (Quality)

May 24, 2013
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 ... READ MORE

TripWire: The Wired Network

February 12, 2013
CCTV started out as a strictly wired system.  The cameras were connected to a monitor station by expensive coaxial cable. However that system was solid. ... READ MORE

IPCS Word(s) of the Day: Video Streaming

July 21, 2008
Video Streaming= Streaming video is a sequence of "moving images" that are sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer as ... READ MORE

IPCS Word(s) of the Day: Video Capture Card (DVR Card)

July 17, 2008
Video Capture Card (DVR Card)= Computer cards that you can install on the motherboard of your own computer to create your own DVR. Avermedia and ... READ MORE

IPCS Word(s) of the Day: Varifocal Lens

July 16, 2008
Varifocal Lens = A camera lens in which the focus is not fixed.  It can be manually or automatically adjusted. ... READ MORE

IPCS Word(s) of the Day: Vandal Resistant

July 15, 2008
Vandal Resistant = Cameras and other devices that are "vandal resistant" or "vandal-proof" have been manufactured in such a fashion as to make them difficult ... READ MORE

IPCS Word of the Day: TFTP

July 14, 2008
TFTP = Abbreviation of Trivial File Transfer Protocol, a simple form of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). TFTP uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and ... READ MORE

IPCS Word of the Day: Telephoto

July 11, 2008
Telephoto = In order to make distant objects appear larger, cameras require a telephoto lens. ... READ MORE
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