British CCTV manufacturer AMG has produced a free downloadable whitepaper that guides readers through the basics of IP video network design.
The firm says the document is written expressly for those who have analogue CCTV knowledge and who want to understand the basics of IP video system design, the whitepaper takes into account the significant changes in technology that have taken place over the past 15 years. It looks specifically at:
- How the different elements of an IP video system function
- How these differ from analogue CCTV
- How system design impacts network requirements
- And, which equipment can be utilised to ensure optimum performance, investment, and future proofing
It says that by using simple, straightforward language and clear examples, the whitepaper takes an unbiased look at both the advantages and challenges of using IP video for surveillance installations, and illustrates the differences in approach required to design an IP video network, as opposed to the traditional analogue system.
AMG Sales and Marketing Director Andrew Pigram, who authored the whitepaper, told us: “We wanted to provide a no-nonsense, easily understood whitepaper which would serve as a useful starting point for those interested in learning about IP video network design. Network video can be perceived as overly-complex and perhaps daunting. This whitepaper offers concrete, pragmatic information, and provides the key considerations which should be addressed when designing any new IP system.”