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Closed circuit television (CCTV) is experiencing a leap in technology using digital techniques and the Internet. The new edition of this high-level professional reference retains the particulars that made the first edition a success, including the details of CCD cameras, lenses, coaxial cables, fiber-optics, and system design, but it is expanded to cover all video compression techniques used in the ever increasing assortment of digital video recorders (DVRs) available on the market today.
It also serves to clarify the technology of data networking. The theoretical section explains the various compression techniques, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, JPEG, Wavelet, H.261/263, JPEG-2000, MPEG-4, etc. Networking is also a new and unknown area for many CCTV installers and this is explained in a brand new section. The challenge of selecting the right system from such a wide variety of new technologies available in CCTV has been compounded by the advent of DVRs.
This edition of the book demystifies DVR technology. This book encompasses CCTV standards for the U.S., Europe, and Australia, and is fully illustrated with dozens of photographs, tables, checklists, charts, diagrams, and instructions.