IBM compatible PC
W98/ME Digital High Resolution Video & Audio Recording Surveillance System
for Colour or Monochrome video cameras, Record and Display or Playback
Video and Audio (Sound Card required) recording.
Timer - Time Lapse - Motion Detection with Multiple Masking Zones and
Level Detection with adjustable threshold.
Log: Time & Date
stamped video clips sorted by Year - Month - Day - Time.
multiple HDDs & Folders in host PC or over LAN, oldest files are
automatically overwritten on a First-In First-Out (FIFO) basis to avoid
loss of current surveillance recordings.
recording and remotely via Modem or LAN. (via Internet using Web Cam
or Function Key initiated Automatic Dial-Out to Pager or Telephones.
custom Sound File may be configured to automatically play when image
changes are detected.
Detection mode, system may be configured to record Video only when image
changes are detected, Audio recording is initiated by an increase in audio
tedious and time consuming review of tape recordings, labelling and
storage of tapes.
high cost of a Time Lapse VCR, Maintenance and Cassettes.
Higher-Resolution, Lower-Noise, Deterioration-Free and Consistent Image
Quality than possible with a VHS or even SUPER-VHS VCR.
continuously: no down-time while tape rewinds, is changed or replayed.
SPECIFICATIONS - CAPTURE CARD:
Single Chip Bt878
BrookTree IC Video Capture, fully PCI 2.1 compliant.
Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia) EIA/NTSC (Please
read this) (USA) & SECAM (France) TV systems.
4 standard composite video (AV) 75 ohm inputs via RCA sockets.
(only one input is used with this software)
Remote-View (View images remotely via Modem or LAN, IPX/SPX /TCP/IP
Back-Up (Files may be written to CD-R, MO and Zip media).
Web-Cam Stores variable quality (compression) JPEG images to a Web
Server, view with Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.
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Limited support for FREE software !
GoVideo-1 v4.0 Surveillance Software
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Capture up to 768 x 576.
Mode and a Secondary 3 level Movement Period control may be used to
initiate automatic Dial-Out of up to 6 stored telephone numbers, custom
Text / Audio may be sent to Pagers / Telephones, can also be initiated via
Keyboard Function keys for use as a "Duress" alarm to summon help.
Anytime Remote access to the PC running GoVideo Surveillance System via
LAN, via Modem, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Internet / Intranet, World Wide Web
support for MSIE and Netscape Navigator browsers.
settings: Brightness, Contrast, Sensitivity, Video Quality, Alarm &
Paging, Mask Areas and Title.
Mode with variable sensitivity, monitors image for changes and records
tedious and unproductive visual monitoring, system may be configured to
play a standard or custom audio file when motion is detected. User's
attention to activity in areas under surveillance may be announced by PC
Sound System ie: "Movement at Rear of Building" - "Movement in Display
Area" - etc - etc.
Zoom in / Zoom
out on playback using mouse or function key.
user to define areas that will be disregarded by Motion Detection
function, multiple masked regions may be defined anywhere on image or the
entire image masked and segments of importance unmasked.
View Log File,
allows browsing of recorded video clips (file for each event), sorted by
Year - Month - Day - Time.
replay of any event, or from any event to the end of log.
Store the video
clips, locally to HDD and/or remotely through a network.
storage, system automatically overwrites oldest files (FIFO) to avoid loss
of current surveillance recordings, user configurable to overwrite when
disk space is below 500 MB or 100 MB, eliminates the need to regularly
review and delete recordings.
with Mouse or Keyboard.
Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness and Gray Scale may be altered to enhance
image, frames can be saved as a BMP or JPEG file.
AVI Video Clips,
BMP and JPEG files may be easily copied and distributed via Floppy Disc,
CD ROM, Zip, Tape, e-mail, etc,.
AVI Video Clips,
BMP and JPEG files may be easily and quickly distributed (via e-mail) and
viewed by Police, Security Personnel, etc.
AVI files can be
viewed Full-Screen using standard Windows MS Media Player, BMP and JPEG
files can be viewed with MS Paint, Quick View, etc, no special software
analysis (in Motion Detection mode) of images at up to 768 x 576 (CCIR/PAL
& SECAM) 640 x 480 (EIA/NTSC).
* CONSISTENT IMAGE QUALITY
conventional VHS or SUPER-VHS recording systems that are susceptible to
fluctuating results depending on condition of Tape, VCR Heads and
CCIR/PAL recording up to 768 (H) x 576 (V) = 442 368 pixels.
VHS VCR: CCIR/PAL
recording ~ 320 x ~ 576 = 184 320 pixels, ~ 58% less data.
CCIR/PAL recording ~ 530 x ~ 576 = 305 280 pixels, ~ 31% less data.
is based on a VCR operating in Frame-Recording mode, as most VCRs
(in Time-Lapse mode) only record Fields, the situation is
considerably worse as only 288 (not 576) horizontal scan lines are
recorded. In Field mode per camera pixels for VHS are: 92 160, 79%
less data, for Super-VHS 152 640, 65% less data.
SOLUTION when paired with our HIGH-RESOLUTION 600 + Horizontal Line
CAMERAS to capture very detailed images of Motor Vehicle Number Plates
and for Identification purposes, Number Plate recognition
in good conditions with scene
widths of 6 ~ 10 metres is achievable.
With up to 795
Horizontal Pixels our High-Resolution Cameras paired with 768 x 576
Capture results in images with detail not possible with even a SUPER-VHS
at 768 x 576 consist of 2.4 x more Pixels than VHS Field-Recording
or 1.45 x more Pixels than SUPER-VHS Field-Recording.
at 768 x 576 consist of 4.8 x more Pixels than VHS Field-Recording
or 2.9 x more Pixels than SUPER-VHS Field-Recording.
For info on some
of our High-Resolution Cameras click on:
CPU: Pentium 200
or above, Pentium 500 or better recommended (Pentium IV 1.7 GHz or better
for 768 x 576 Capture) Celeron not recommended.
Motherboard: PCI 2.1 compliant.
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 / ME with latest updates.
One PCI Slot and unshared IRQ (Interrupt Request).
Sound Card: (optional) for: audible announcements, audio recording or
automatic Dial-Out notification to telephones.
Hard Disk space: Plenty of disk storage for recording, at least 1GB.
System RAM: 64 MB or above.
Display card: 16-bit high colour or 24-bit true colour, 800 x 600 or
above, Direct Draw compatible.
Parallel Port: for KEYPRO Hardware Key.
Printer can still be connected and used.
External Modem and Telephone line (optional) for remote viewing, Web Cam,
Dial-Out, etc. Recommended Modems: Rockwell, ZyXel or
Lucent ChipSet, other types may be unsuitable. (Some users have
reported success with following ChipSets - we include this for
informational purposes only and do not recommend or suggest that any of
these will function with GoVideo-1 System. DSI (Digicon
systems), D13635-1/5655 with Creative Win Modem, Connexant sold under name
of "Pine" no. FM-3711-11 V4.0 W03/01, Rockwell 6793 PCI Modem, Intel 815).
Video Camera: with standard 75 ohm composite video output, monochrome or
Hard Disk Space
requirements are impossible to specify, there are numerous variables that
will affect the size of each AVI Video Clip, they include: Image
Resolution - Compression - Capture Rate (Frames-per-Second) - PC
Speed/Performance - Image Content:- A solitary person moving about
(only a portion of image is changing) - VERSUS - Numerous persons and/or
vehicles moving about (large portions of image are changing).
examples from a system that operates continuously 24 hours per day, PC
hardware is: AMD K6-2/450 CPU (approximately equal to a 450 MHz Pentium),
Epox MVP3 Apollo AGP/PCI ChipSet Motherboard with 1 MB L2 cache, 128 MB
100 MHz DRAM, IDE 33 ATA HDD.
This data is from
a system operating in Motion Detection Mode, Camera is a 600 + H-Line
Colour Day / Night / IR unit with Automatic Iris Lens and Infra-Red
illumination, the scene is the driveway / entrance to our warehouse.
Activity in this situation includes: one to several persons moving about
in the driveway, motor vehicles coming and going and passing motor
vehicles. A person moving about in the driveway occupies 60% ~ 20% of the
captured image frame height, a Truck occupies up to ~ 40% of image area.
The Motion Detection Sensitivity level is such that a Cat moving about at
an ~ 6 metre wide point in the scene triggers recording Day or Night
(under InfraRed illumination). GoVideo settings are: Resolution = 384 x
288, Compression = 5 (minimum compression, therefore highest image
quality), Frame Rate is set to maximum for this Computer, 62 per 10
There are 5
levels of Compression, with a static scene and resolution = 384 x 288,
frame file size varies between 1 kB ~ 7 kB as compression is varied from 1
(maximum) to 5 (minimum). The minimum Frame Rate is 1 per 10 seconds, the
maximum rate is dependent on PC Speed/Performance and resolution. AVI file
data (number of frames) was obtained using MS Media Player with Indeo
video 5.04 Decompression Filter - Video Renderer.
Over a 20 day
period 3 547 events were captured, they occupied 467 MB of Disk Space, the
smallest AVI file was 12 kB (2 Frames), the maximum was 8 389 kB (896
Examples of some
files: 14 kB (2 frames), 56 kB (12 frames), 163 kB (38 frames), 294 kB (59
frames), 66 kB (104 frames), 722 kB (137 frames). There is no direct
relationship between the number of frames and file size, this is variable
and depends on frame to frame changes in the images.
Above data is
from an actual operating system and is presented as a guide only, actual
results in each situation will vary considerably due to the numerous
variables involved. Capture at 768 x 576 approximately quadruples
CAP 4 CH Capture
W98 / ME compatible software on CD ROM: Single Camera GoVideo-1 Version
4.1, Remote-View, Back-Up, Web-Cam & Drivers.
KEYPRO (Parallel Port, software protection device).
Version v4.1 update is available Free-of-Charge
to v4.0 purchasers, to obtain a copy
e-mail as an attachment a copy of
purchase receipt together with the version number of your current
software. If all information is not provided you will not
receive a reply.
RELIABILITY: Use an On-Line
Uninterruptible Power Supply linked to
Automatic Shut-Down Software to reduce the risk of Operating System faults
or loss of Data.