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H.264

H.264

The H.264 standard for video encoding is also referred to as MPEG-4 AVC. H.264 was released as an open standard by telecommunications and IT industry organisations. It is often associated with high definition applications, including HD DVD.

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ONVIF

ONVIF

The abbreviation ONVIF stands for Open Network Video Interface Forum. This is an industry group that has developed a specification to support global interoperability among IP-based physical security products. The goal is for the IP products

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WDR

WDR

In surveillance technology, WDR refers to wide dynamic range. This is a camera’s capability for digital exposure adjustment so that a wider range of image details can be identified, even when subjects are surrounded by shadows or bright

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Outdoor-Ready Surveillance

Outdoor-Ready Surveillance

An outdoor-ready camera is built specifically for exterior imaging. This category of surveillance equipment is ready for outdoor installation and can operate within a wide range of temperatures. It features weather-resistant camera housing.

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Day/Night Camera

Day/Night Camera

The day/night camera function allows for automatic adjustments in daylight and low light surveillance conditions. The cameras often include an Infrared Cut Removable Filter, also known as an ICR. The filter is in place during the day to block

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Vandal Resistant Cameras

Vandal Resistant Cameras

Within a security system, the vandal-resistant camera is designed to resist breakage and damage, as well as discourage redirections that lead to recording loss. Environments that demand a high level of security benefit from vandal-resistant

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PTZ Camera

PTZ Camera

A PTZ camera is capable of movement control for a broader range of surveillance coverage. PTZ stands for pan, tilt and zoom. A surveillance camera with PTZ functionality features a rotating lens with directional and zoom capabilities. The camera

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IPv6

IPv6

IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol Version 6. It is the most recent revision of the Internet Protocol, which provides the standards for Internet datagram transmissions. IPv6 solves some of the limitations of IPv4. IP addresses are used when

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IPv4

IPv4

The acronym IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol Version 4. It is a revision of the Internet Protocol, which specifies standards for Internet data transmissions. The Internet Protocol is used in packet-switched layer networks, such as Ethernet.

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Auto Negotiating

Auto Negotiating

Device Autonegotiation An Ethernet process of auto-negotiation allows mixed technologies to perform without interference when connected. The IEEE released the auto-negotiation method as a way for devices with different functionality to interact

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10/100 Base

10/100 Base

The term 10/100 Base refers to an Ethernet connection that supports both 10 Mbps (megabits per second) and 100 Mbps data transmission rates. Ethernet is the commonly employed networking standard for LAN communications. It is standardised by

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