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  • Overview of RAID for IP Video Storage

    By Ronen Isaac - Saturday February 26, 2011
     Storage is a big part of IP video security and so I thought I would start a small series of video storage starting with the basics.  Today we will discuss RAID.  RAID has been discussed many (x4) times throughout the years but I still get questions...
  • Outdoor 802.11n has arrived

    By Ronen Isaac - Wednesday October 14, 2009
    Now that 802.11n is ratified we are starting to see a rush of products come to market.  Of the the outdoor ones are the really interesting to me and probably to you since wireless IP cameras are mostly used outdoors where cabling is difficult...
  • Wireless Beamforming is so cool

    By Ronen Isaac - Friday September 11, 2009
    I have been saying this for a little over a year now but someone finally started testing the theory that wireless beamforming (if done correctly) is really cool. Tom's Hardware has produced a great and seriously in depth article about beamforming and...
  • Some thoughts on Public Surveillance RFPs

    By Ronen Isaac - Monday August 17, 2009
    I was looking at the latest public RFP for a wireless IP video surveillance solution and this RFP, like most, left me wondering why the protocol has remained as it has. Mainly: What was being asked for would require a small data center just to...
  • Gigabit wireless backhaul for IP video

    By Ronen Isaac - Sunday August 9, 2009
    You may or may not have head of millimeter wave or E-band gigabit wireless bridges but they have been around for several years now and are quite proven. We recently installed a pair of these bridges at one of our clients and are extremely impressed by...
  • Deploying Wireless Mesh - How it all comes together

    By Ronen Isaac - Tuesday June 30, 2009
    Wireless Mesh seems to still be misunderstood so I though I would put down a couple of pointers explaining how it works at a high level and focusing on throughput of course, we are talking about video here...  Wireless mesh networks require a good amount...
  • What is a Distributed Surveillance Environment?

    By Ronen Isaac - Thursday April 2, 2009
    I have been wanting to write about this for a while now.  A distributed surveillance network is simply when you have your recording servers distributed across multiple geographic locations instead of having one central recording locaiton.  Benefits...
  • 100Gbps Ethernet - Seriously I can't wait

    By Ronen Isaac - Wednesday April 1, 2009
    I am very excited to finally get to blog on the new SIW v2.0. Lately I have been reading about the development of 100Gbps Ethernet and its getting me excited. Today there are excellent VMS platforms, like Milestone Systems XProtect or ONSSI, that...
  • "Wireless-ify" any IP Camera

    By Ronen Isaac - Tuesday February 17, 2009
    So I would first like to apologize for being out of the loop for what feels like eternity.  We have been busy pushing out our new website , I was out at the Milestone MIPS '09 for a week and of course there were other less interesting things going on as...
  • Not So Intelligent CCTV: Part 1

    By Ronen Isaac - Tuesday January 6, 2009
    Sorry I haven't written in so long but my new wife and I finally went on our honeymoon to South America.  It was a great time.  We went to a sleepy town called Buzios in Brazil and then to Buenos Aires and Mendoza in Argentina.  Each city had its...