Understanding IP CCTV Cameras

When choosing a CCTV system to monitor the security of your vessel, there are a few things to account for. Here I will discuss some of the common questions regarding Network IP Cameras and NVRs (Network Video Recorders). Analog Cameras & DVRs To begin with I would like to differentiate between analog and IP cameras. This refers to the connection …

Football World Cup Broadcast behind the broadcaster

Ever wondered what happens even before the Broadcaster gets a hold of the TV signal to put on your Television? What happens between the camera and your television? Every four years the FIFA World Cup showcases the skill and talent of the world’s best players, but it is more than just a football tournament: It is the aspiration of FIFA …

To WIFI or not to WIFI

WIFI is everywhere, WIFI is your lifeline in many places, where would we be without that wireless connection! How often do you look at the top of the screen on your mobile to see if you have at least 2 or 3 bars on the WIFI symbol? Are you really connected? And why is it so slow when you know ...

HELP! Where is my internet!!

If trouble has hit, and the internet has stopped working or the connectivity has ground to snails-pace, just as your guest tries to access his email, or stream his favourite song… the alarm is rung in so many ways, and the rush to solve the mystery hampers all normal activity. In this article I’ll run you through some of the …

Is corrosion eating your pipes?

Most people are familiar with corrosion due to the visual aspect that it leaves behind. With superficial corrosion on the exposed superstructure leaving stains or bubbling of the paint, and the degradation of installed sacrificial anodes. The invisible danger though lies in the corrosion when it is not directly spotted and causes unexpected damage resulting in more unforeseen expenses during …

TVnewsweb.com NewsFeature

16/2 Amsterdam, Netherlands Tim Gorter’s passport is one of the most heavily stamped in the TV news industry. He lives out of a suitcase, sometimes not knowing where he’ll be tomorrow, let alone next week or next month. Tim Gorter He’s one of the small band of uplink engineers who travel to the world’s major stories, often at a moment’s …

Store and Forward Video (Livewire / Toko)

by Tim Gorter, Teletechnics Afield Sunday, August 08, 1999 In today’s fast moving newsgathering market, the wish for a lightweight portable SNG facility is becoming increasingly requested. Both Toko and Livewire have responded to this, with a unit enabling video transmission over portable satellite terminals. Using their encoding terminal and an Inmarsat HSD (High Speed Data) capable satellite telephone, material …