Just about any video surveillance system has a place (or several places) where there is a problem of connectivity. The first thought that leaps to mind is parking lots…who can afford to dig up 300 feet of asphalt to lay cable to a camera that will capture license plates at the entry? Other examples are campus environments, properties bisected by public thoroughfares, guard shacks at secondary gates, etc. There are several responses: ignore the problem, throw very costly over-engineering at it, or install something that approximates coverage which everyone knows won’t work in crunch time. None of these are truly satisfactory, whether in the short or long term.
In response to these “corner cases”, NetVid Labs developed the VX-200. After a significant and thorough search we settled on a single-board computer with an embedded wireless, matched it with an industrial-rated power solution, and cased it in an IP66 enclosure. The VX-200 was designed from the ground up for the IP, megapixel, and multi-megapixel IP video surveillance market. It allows security professionals complete flexibility in camera selection and location, and enables video stream transmission, of any format, from virtually, anywhere using industry-standard WiFi 802.11b & g.
Since the VX-200 utilizes passive POE as a power source for the IP cameras, there is no need for an external power supply for the camera. Simply connect the VX-200 to a standard 110 circuit, and then attach the cameras to the VX-200 with standard Ethernet POE wiring.
Because the VX-200 supports all standard network protocols, the network protocol and camera stream format is selectable by the user to best suit their requirements.
Reliability and Performance
The VX-200 offers the highest level of stability and reliability when paired with NetVid Labs’ VR-100 Wireless Megapixel Video Access Point. Research has shown that most access points are not capable of sustaining the data rates required for reliable IP and megapixel video streams.