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 …

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 …

Digital Video on High Seas

It’s 4am in the morning, 1st of September 1995, and I’m on board a converted fishing trawler, the S/V Rainbow Warrior acquired by Greenpeace after the original Rainbow Warrior was sunk in Auckland harbour, 10 years ago. I hadn’t slept in 24 hours, and I knew the coming day wasn’t going to be a short one either. I had only …

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 …