Upgrading from analogue to digital
A Video Encoder can be used to connect several analogue cameras to your computer network. The images can then be stored using PC-based software or a Network Video Recorder, as well as viewed live via a web-browser
What is a Video Encoder?
A Video Encoder (also referred to as video server) digitises analogue video signals and sends digital images directly over an IP network, such as a LAN, intranet or Internet.
It essentially turns an analogue video system into a network video system and enables users to view live images using a Web browser or video management software on any local or remote computer on a network.
It allows authorised viewers from different locations to simultaneously access images from the same analogue camera, as well as network (Digital CCTV) cameras if they are added to the system.
An IP-based surveillance system will give you the ability to secure people and property, or monitor equipment and facilities, remotely from anywhere there is a networked computer.
In addition, by utilising the serial ports of a video server, you can remotely control existing equipment such as pan/tilt/zoom devices or time-lapse tape recorders.
A video server can be connected to a wide variety of specialised cameras such as a miniature or microscope camera.
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