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TKH Security S64 E/SA
Whilst it is very true that IP-based technology does deliver a variety of benefits that are impossible to achieve with composite technology, it is equally important to remember that composite solutions do certain jobs very well, have an impressive record in the field, have led to thousands of convictions and have been designed with longevity in mind. All these factors equate to one thing; there is an established composite-based video surveillance infrastructure out there, and it’s good for at least another decade, if not more! With the benefits of a fully digital solution becoming ever more obvious, but with quality legacy devices still operating, and operating well, in the field, it is understandable that many solutions – both new and existing – increasingly have a hybrid element. Hybrid solutions are seem by some as a halfway house, neither one thing nor another, and are therefore often classed as transient. Such thinking is usually down to a limited view of the bigger picture. It is possible to use IP-enabled technology, alongside the best of any existing legacy composite technology, to create a credible and effective security solution. This also allows users to maximise on current investment in composite systems and infrastructure.
Such systems can be expanded and upgraded in the future, allowing installers, integrators and users to choose whatever components best meet their needs, without having to totally reinvest. Rather than being a halfway house, it could be argued that hybrid solutions are essential in the near future, and single technology systems can be less costeffective in many instances. For this test, a range of high resolution composite video cameras were used. The tests were carried out using the servers’ on-board pages, along with two leading VMS solutions for side-by-side comparisons. Please note: Reports regarding features and functions of the codecs, plus initial connection to the servers and basic network configurations, were carried in the previous issue of Benchmark. If you do not have a copy, the on-line issue can be viewed at www.benchmarkmagazine.com.
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