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Network devices allow remote video surveillance and audio monitoring using the TCP/IP telecommunication environment.

Network devices can be defined as a self-contained hardware and software modules integrated in the digital video surveillance system using the TCP/IP telecommunication environment. To use network devices, the system requires connection to the telecommunication network using the TCP/IP protocol to interact with other components of the digital video surveillance system.

Network devices for video surveillance and audio monitoring are:

  1. network cameras (IP-cameras);
  2. various types of network videoservers.

Network cameras are designed for video surveillance and transmission of the digital video signal to the users via the TCP/IP telecommunication environment.

Note

If a network camera is equipped with an analog camera instead of a digital one, then a video signal is at first digitized by an AD converter embedded in the camera and then transmitted to the users via the TCP/IP telecommunication environment.

Network videoservers are connected directly to the analog cameras; they digitize analog video signal and transmit it to users via the TCP/IP telecommunication environment. The users who use analog cameras connected to the network servers can use the same functionality range for the video stream playback and transmission, as the functionality of network cameras.

Network devices are connected to Server network card using the standard RJ-45 connector.

Detailed information on how to connect network devices to Server is given in the documentation for corresponding network devices.