If you read the kind of stuff that I do, you cannot help but be amazed at the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, IoT for short. With the costs of Wi-Fi interfaces dropping into the range of $1 per device in large volume, more and more “things” are getting connected to LAN networks and the Internet.
The testing and performance requirements for cameras used in real-time event surveillance, demand surveillance in response to events and forensic video review need to be developed in consideration of the devices producing digital multimedia content as well as how these devices capture content and perform with the devices’ network, storage and interoperability with other devices and systems.
For coax cable connections to analog cameras, our industry long ago standardized on the BNC style of connector. The BNC (Bayonet Neill–Concelman) was patented in 1951; consequently, it has been heavily used in analog CCTV, other video and 10BASE2 coax-connected Ethernet networks for decades. These connectors were and are manufactured by a wide variety of companies.
My father and grandfather were old-school hunters and fishermen who were tempered by living through the Great Depression. As a youth I would listen in wonder as they described various nefarious methods to draw edible game within shooting range, as procuring protein for their hungry families was truly a life-or-death issue.
Vision & Purpose with 2020 just three short years away, security integrators such as Comtronics' John Campau are forming ambitious plans based on emergent opportunities. More Details in SDM's 2017 Industry Forecast Study projects strong growth this year.