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Welcome To SIP, Video Surveillance

Video surveillance is one of those huge markets where standards aren't used enough. Though I am not an expert in surveillance, I have been on the edges of this market and its requirements in the past several years. During this time, I have seen only two types of surveillance systems: 1. The closed proprietary ones, where everything is done with some obscure protocol. 2. The hybrid ones, where camera links use proprietary protocols, but some gateway along the way is capable of converting it to a standard protocol. The standard protocol of choice in this industry is RTSP - real time streaming protocol. It is basically a protocol defining a kind of a VCR remote control, where you can "select a channel", "play" a stream and do some other tricks. There seems to be some who regard SIP as a better solution for RTSP (and I agree). Full Story

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:07 PM

Apple is Patenting iContact

If there's anything I like about Sagee it's the amount of interesting links he sends out on twitter (and via email). Last week he sent this one out: apparently Apple has filed a patent on a camera that is "hidden" behind a display screen. If there's anything that makes video calling weird it's the fact that you simply can't keep eye contact. Full Story

Posted on February 3, 2009 9:34 AM

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