Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The long road to IP video standards

Together with my european counterpart, Gerard Otterspeer, we wrote this article (http://www.securityinfowatch.com/Cover+Focus/the-long-road-ip-video-standards) for SecurityInfoWatch.com about the standards.

Simple plain English, and touches on both ONVIF and PSIA, as well as IP cameras, encoders and DVRs. The specifications themselves are technical and low-level, yet the benefits for the world are very high level and simple. In doing the research for this article I wanted to add something to the relative void of information in-between.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reality Check for SecurityInfoWatch.com

I was asked by SIW to be blunt and contraversial. They didn't have to ask twice. Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did writing it.

http://cctv.boschsecuritynews.us/e_article001607911.cfm?x=bgkKsL0,b2pH22nP

Understanding RAID

I wrote this white paper to try and turn RAID mumbo-jumbo into plain English. It goes on to explain how Bosch's global storage partner, NetApp, does 'RAID 5' and 'RAID 6'. It's important to understand the differences, especially with RAID 6 (RAID DP in NetApp terminology) because without it you will start losing video as drives sizes continue to get bigger. Maybe RAID 5 is perfect for your needs, but it's always helpful to know what you're not getting by not upgrading one more level, especially when the disk array itself is the same cost.

http://cctv.boschsecuritynews.us/e_article001607916.cfm?x=bgkKsL0,b2pH22nP