Posts Tagged ‘network cameras’

Samsung iPOLiS IP Cameras

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Samsung iPOLiS (previously Samsung Techwin) have released a new product range for 2011 featuring a wide range of Network Video products, IP Cameras and accessories. Here is a list of the models available at our product pages:Samsung iPolis SNO-5080 bullet IP camera


The range of IP Cameras includes:

The range of Network Video products includes:


Accessories include:


To view the entire range of Network Video products, IP Cameras and Accessories as well as datasheets and other products available at use-IP please use the links below:

Brickcom Box Cameras

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

As part of their range available in the UK, Brickcom Communications are producing four varieties of IP Box Camera. The four models available comprise of two wired (FB) and two wireless (WFB) models. Within those categories there is then the choice of either Standard (100Ae-21) or Pro (100Ap-31).

Standard Models Feature:

  • MPEG4/MJPEG Dual Codec compression
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet capability
  • Local storage via SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • Bi-Directional Audio
  • Megapixel image resolution at 1280×800
  • Maximum frame rate of 15fps
  • Fixed 4.2mm CS mount manual iris lens

Pro Models Feature:

  • MPEG4/MJPEG/H.264 Triple Codec compression
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet capability
  • Local storage via SD/SDHC Memory Card slot
  • Bi-Directional Audio
  • Megapixel image resolution at 1280×800
  • Maximum frame rate of 30fps
  • Varifocal 3.5~8mm CS mount manual iris lens
  • Support for auto-iris lenses

Both the Standard and Pro Models are fitted with a 1/4″ CMOS image sensor and come with the lenses stated in the comparison above, although both cameras will accept any CS mount manual iris lens and the Pro models will also accept any auto-iris CS mount lens. All models come with a power supply unit and Brickcom’s Software Kit which comprises of EasyConfig, PC-NVR Lite, QIG and User Manual.

Full technical specification along with Datasheets, User Manuals, Quick Installation Guides and Product Comparison documents are available from our product pages:

  • Brickcom FB-100Ae-21 Standard Fixed Box IP Camera
  • Brickcom WFB-100Ae-21 Standard Wireless Fixed Box IP Camera
  • Brickcom FB-100Ap-31 Pro Fixed Box IP Camera
  • Brickcom WFB-100Ap-31 Pro Wireless Fixed Box IP Camera

For our entire range of Brickcom Cube, Fixed Box and Fixed Dome Network Cameras use the link below:

Axis Q1755 Review at PC Pro

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Axis Q1755

The Axis Q1755 HD TV Network Camera received a glowing review in a recent test by PC Pro magazine:

If you want surveillance functions such as clear facial identification or the ability to read car number plates at a distance then the Q1755 is the IP camera of choice. It’s pricey, but its image quality is superb and the range of monitoring and recording features won’t be beaten.


After installing the camera to monitor a nearby car park and associated access roads, we can safely say the Q1755 delivers the best image quality we’ve ever seen. Focus is sharp, colour balance is very good and detail at maximum optical zoom is impressive. On full zoom, car number plates could be clearly read at 60 yards and, dependent on weather conditions, could generally be made out at more than 120 yards away.


IP camera technology has recently come on in leaps and bounds, but Axis’ new Q1755 takes this to a higher plane.

Read their full review here.

For further details see our webshop – Axis Q1755 Network Camera

Mobotix Q24 Network Camera

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Mobotix Q24

The Mobotix Q24 is their latest 3 megapixel hemispheric network camera.

It supercedes the popular Mobotix Q22. The ‘4’ is a new designation from Mobotix and represents their new faster processing engine, we will in due course see this appear in other models in the range e.g. Mobotix ‘D’ series dome cameras and the original ‘M’ series cameras.

The hemispheric operating principles are quite difficult to understand from a cold start and we are often quizzed about just what the Mobotix Q24 can actually do.

The classic application is to ceiling-mount this camera in the centre of a room and gain the ability to monitor and record everything that occurs anywhere in the room, with electronic pan/tilt/zoom capability to zoom into any area of interest (either in Live mode or in recorded footage) to see more detail. But, you can also wall-mount the Q24 and view a 180° wide field-of-view in front of the camera OR set the camera to deliver views of three preset selected sections of the overall scene covered.

Those good people at specialist Mobotix trainers The IP Academy have just released a new video introducing the Q24 and explaining a few of these features, it does a far better job than my words above seem to …

Mobotix Q24 explanation video from The IP Academy

Network Camera Bandwidth Calculator

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Network Camera Bandwidth CalculatorJVSG, the Joint Video Surveillance Group, have developed a great software tool which helps you to calculate the bandwidth needed for network CCTV cameras.

This is one of the major concerns expressed (typically by IT Managers) when people suggest adding video cameras to their network.

The software can calculate the bandwidth requirements for cameras with all the common resolution specifications and allows you to calculate the effects of varying resolution, frame rates, numbers of cameras, the video compression standard (H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG) etc.

You can even estimate the impact of varying amounts of motion activity in the scene.

See below for more information on the settable parameters, or click the image above to visit their website.

You can download and run a FREE 45-day evaluation copy of this software from their website, and if you decide to buy it’s just £39 to licence the software for continued use.


  • Resolution – Camera resolution in pixels. You can select resolution from the drop-down list. The list contains most popular PAL and NTSC camera resolutions (like 352×288 CIF PAL, 704×576 4 CIF PAL) as well as some typical network cameras resolutions (like 640×480) including megapixel resolutions (1280×1024, 1600×1200), HD and full HD resolutions (1920×1080) as well as others.
  • Compression – Video compression. You can choose from MPEG4, H.264, four levels of Motion JPEG (MJPG) compression (from Low to High) and “RAW Data”. If you use Motion JPEG you can use different JPEG compression levels. If you use low MJPEG compression (level 10) you get best quality of picture and about 10 times lower frame size. If you use Medium MJPEG compression (level 20) you usually obtain a good picture quality and an optimal Quality/Frame Size ratio. With a JPEG level of more than 50 your picture becomes bad for video surveillance purpose.
  • FPS – Frames Per Second. Typical FPS for video surveillance system is from 5 to 15 frames per second. In some applications (like CCTV in casino) it is required to use higher speed values (25-60 FPS). Alternative name for FPS is IPS (Images Per Second).
  • Days – Required length of video archive in days (24 hours). Used for storage space calculation.
  • Cameras – Number of cameras in your CCTV installation with the same parameters.
  • Recording % – Estimated motion recording activity. 100% for constant recording. This parameter is used to calculate disk storage space in case the video is recorded on a schedule or on a motion detector.
  • Image Complexity – Frames from some CCTV cameras are more detailed and have a higher frame size.
  • Motion % – Motion activity (100% for constant activity). This parameter is used for MPEG4 and H.264 bandwidth estimation.