Here’s a link to the interview from Sydney Australia:
Here’s a great three-part interview with Vlado Damjanovski (author of the CCTV bible), by Chris Cubbage!
Originally, I was going to do an insightful session on Video over a wireless network and a “Troubleshooting Networked Video Workshop” but they’ve asked me to contribute to a Keynote session with a presentation about “The Future of CCTV” with a panel discussion with Vlado Damjanovski (CCTV, Second Edition: Networking and Digital Technology) afterwards. My ”Troubleshooting Networked Video Workshop” is still scheduled for the last day (December 1st). For more information, check out this link:
Many people still use the term CCTV as a label for video surveillance of any kind. It has been the standard for decades. As I go into much more detail in my book, CCTV stands for “closed circuit television” which uses the 100 year old analog television system (NTSC & PAL) over coaxial, making them private and not publicly distributed. Typically the cameras were connected directly to a monitor (point-to-point) or a controller or multiplexer. DVS stands for Digital Video Surveillance or Digital Video Security. The primary difference here is the analog video is encoded digitally (1′s and 0′s) and the delivery method over a new and/or existing network infrastructure. It’s video over an IP network, client/server, rather than point-to-point. This makes it possible to view the video (being digital rather than analog) over an IP network from anywhere you have the client software installed (and the network configured). The real value in a DVS architecture is the simple fact that you do not need to run point-to-point connections. You can use an existing network infrastructure as long as that network has enough bandwidth, and can be configured for streaming video (QoS, Multicast, etc).
This is in my DVS book, but not in full color! First photo is of the Security Command Center using a few different isolated CCTV and alarm systems and one Milestone DVR for the Food Court. The second image was the design for the new command center and the third is the final new Security Command Center, where all cameras and two separate alarm systems were integrated into a single interface.