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AirLive Video Surveillance Press Reviews – Now we’ll show you how in practical terms it seems the implementation of video surveillance system based on IP cameras, the example of the company AirLive November 15, 2011

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Now we’ll show you how in practical terms it seems the implementation of video surveillance system based on IP cameras, the example of the company AirLive.”

 

AirLive Video Surveillance Solution

Now, we’ll show you how in practical terms it seems the implementation of video surveillance system based on IP cameras, the example of the company AirLive IP video surveillance system is a device that allows communication between IP cameras, computers, and storage devices for video recording and on the Internet if it is a remote control. The first step for the setting up a system of IP video surveillance is certainly the installation of such devices. In our case we used the AirLive WN-220R, a wireless router which supporting transfer rates up to 150Mbps, for the SOHO segment.
This wireless router has four Ethernet ports, and in a practical sense you can connect up to four IP cameras.  AirLive WN-220R offers you the ability to set up by using the wizard or manually step by step. After one or another way to set the WAN connection and get access to the Internet, you’re ready for the next step in setting up a system of IP video surveillance. This router distinctive design offers support for popular encryption methods (WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK), and the WPS. The more advanced functions to be integrated firewall with IP address filtering and service, URL blocking, and control the MAC address. Implemented protection against DoS attacks; a feature that makes this router extremely interesting for applications in video surveillance system is dedicated support for AirLive IP Cameras. Access service menu is also available at 192.168.1.254, as with other AirLive routers. This router is available at affordable price.

 

 

 

After initial setup and after addition of computers to the WN-220R connect at least one of the supported IP cameras, the Forwarding Rules menu you will find IP CAM section, which will be shown all the cameras connected to your WN-220R. Since the routers DHCP options at default settings on, access IP CAM section will be necessary for you to know that the IP address assigned to your camera or camcorder.

In this section, the cameras can assign different descriptions, so cameras can assign descriptions related to the location where you are. For purposes of this guide, we used AirCam 200PHD IP, IP-resolution 2MP camera with PoE support (12V Passive PoE). This is a camera that does not support wireless connectivity, support for power through Ethernet cable is extremely useful addition, given that it eliminates the need for the outlet near the camera or use an extension cord.AirLive WN-220R, unfortunately, no PoE support, but it jumps AirLive with a simple and practical solution in the form of pass-through adapter. This adapter will connect your power adapter, input power cable connected to the router, and the output power cable that goes directly to the camera. This solution is included in the package, and comes with IP-200PHD camera.

AirCam IP 200PHD the classic IP camera which support for video recording at resolutions up to 1600×1200 pixels or 2MP. In addition to the passive PoE support, it can boast of two-way audio support and built-in microphone and speaker support for the merger. The manufacturer has decided to integrate the microSD slot, and IP-200PHD which can write recorded contents on predefined rules without the need for additional storage solutions. Monitoring can be done through a web-based application or using any of the web browser and thanks to 3GPP support, secured and access through 3G or 2.5G network, and monitoring can be made ​​with your mobile phone. The camera manufacturer supplied AirLive CamPro Express software for video surveillance, which allows simultaneous monitoring of multiple video streams in real time. 64 channels are supported through web user interface; a user can select different configurations (1, 4, 9, 16, 32 or 64 cameras).
Once you have the IP CAM menu routers learn the IP address of your camera, you can access the web interface that gives you the ability to monitor and adjust the camera settings. AirCam IP 200PHD cameras can be purchased at a cost of around 250KM, and there are more expensive and cheaper models, and video surveillance can be planned according to your needs and budget.
As we already mentioned, WN-220R has four Ethernet ports, and in this way you can connect up to four cameras, provided that your computer or connect to a wireless connection to the access provided through the Internet. It should be noted that AirLive offers dozens of different IP cameras, including a variety of wireless models, so you can choose the appropriate models to configure your particular video surveillance system. Following the merger of one or more IP cameras, unless you intend to sit in front of non-stop computer and monitor video streams, content is needed somewhere to save and record.

This step in the network video recorder suitable characteristics, we will show you NVR4 company AirLive. This lightweight device is intended for home or office use, which provides support for installing two SATA II hard drives, with the possibility of connecting up to four IP-based video cameras. NVR4 not limited to the AirLive IP video cameras, but also provides support for models of other manufacturers (Axis, Sony, Panasonic, and Vivotek). It built-in Gigabit Ethernet which will provide enough bandwidth for up to four IP video cameras, and using hard drives in capacities of 1TB, depending on quality, providing the capability to store up to 200 hours of video. Implemented software is based on Linux and NVR4 has 128MB of DDR memory. Installation NVR4 network video recorder is not significantly more complicated than installing IP cameras.

After connecting the recorder, it is necessary to install the NVR Search Tool, an application that will find NVR4 on the network, and allow you access to an assigned address. Access to the user menu in this case is done through one of the Internet browser, and everything should be done after connected to assign channels and IP cameras. This process is done automatically or manually, in the case of automatic assignment of the user must enter the access data to the camera (user name and password). 

With the connected cameras, you can specify the schedule of activation of the recording for each camera. The recording can be continuous, without exclusion, and it is possible to adjust each camera separately, so that the recording starts at fixed time every week.

This solution allows very flexible use of the savings in the available storage capacity. The cameras can be activated to sound or movement. In LiveView section you can supervise in real-time, while the Playback section you can view footages from exactly chosen time period. Network video recorder is the most expensive component of the video surveillance system, a test model NVR4 available at a cost of about 425KM. If you consider that this is a machine you need to buy one or two hard drives, the price can be twice as much as these. Since the purchase of network recorded considerably increases the value of investments, most home users will at least initially to use a computer or network drive, or even the ability to record to a microSD card slot integrated into the IP-200PHD camera.

The example of video surveillance system that we have this time presented with WN-220R router, network NVR4 recorder and two IP cameras 200PHD, will cost you less than 1000KM, which is the most user-friendly price for this solution. The significant advantages of IP surveillance system compared to traditional CCTV system are able to purchase a step by step, and a significant investment can be broken down into several smaller ones. The system that we’ve shown is characterized by ease of installation and use, and requires no special knowledge and understanding of networking technologies. 

We hope that we have treated the case as shown in a simple, flexible and relatively affordable way to configure the video surveillance system that will suit your needs.

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AirLive Multi-Functional 3G router (Part 2) February 22, 2010

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I am back.  For those who are unaware, it is the period of Chinese New Year here in Taiwan and we were having a nice little week long vacation.  During the holidays, I traveled to the countryside and visited a friend’s who own a farm.

This is also the perfect opportunity for me to test out the power of AirLive latest creation – the Air3G.  Now for those who are following my last blog entry, I did mention that one of the main feature of Air3G is it 1 Watt high power radio.  But for most of us who live in the city, we can’t really appreciate the full power of 1 Watt due to the limited space we are living in (unless you are living in Buckingham Palace).

9X CoverageWhile out at the countryside, I have the first hand opportunity to witness just how far AirLive Air3G can transmit.  First we hook up the Air3G to the ADSL line and place the Air3G close to an open window.  Next I took my MacBook and travel to the farthest end of the farm, which in my estimation is about 800 meter away from Air3G.  The next thing to do, obviously is to try and connect my MacBook to Air3G and amazingly, I can still managed to achieve about 70% signal strength.  I am pretty sure that I can still get a signal at 1 kilometer, but unfortunately I ran out of space to test that.  This may not sound very interesting but think of what it can do if you are sharing your Internet Connection with your neighbors or to use it in a hotspot environment.

But wouldn’t it be troublesome if every time you change your SSID password and you will need to inform everyone whom you are sharing with?  This is even more unimaginable if you are using it as a hotspot device.  That will bring us to Air3G next feature – Hotspot Authentication.  Air3G is by no means a full-fledged hotspot device but it does allow you to create a username/password for up to 40 users.  This is enough for you to share your connection with surrounding people or to use it as a small simple hotspot device (for example, using in as a hotspot for a café).

Hotspot

Well, it is really hard to appreciate Air3G through words and text.  You’ll need to try it out to fully experience the power it can unleash.

Till next time…

Author: William Ko
Email: marketing@airlive.com

It’s Finally here… AirLive Multi-Functional 3G router (Part 1) February 8, 2010

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“To go with 3G or not to go with 3G”, that is the questions I had been asked a lot lately by friends, customers and just about everyone I know.  Many of them are thinking of switching to 3G Internet services at their home.

Well, we will need to realize that 3G Internet is no longer use only on the road.  Using 3G Internet at home has its advantages.  Firstly, 3G connections are improving, bringing them close to the performance of some ADSL services.  Secondly, you do not need to place your router close to the ADSL (or cable) socket – you can place it anywhere that will provide the best coverage.  When you are out, simply bring along your 3G modem and you can carry your Internet with you.  You do not need 2 subscriptions.  And for those areas with unstable ADSL connections, 3G acts as a perfect back up to your Internet connection.

The downside to a 3G connection is that you only get 1 SIM card (and a modem), thus you are not able to share your connection.

Which is why AirLive Air3G is such a highly anticipated product.  Not only does it allow you to share your 3G with Single Stream 802.11n coverage, it is also a high power router and a hotspot authentication device.  Basically you get 3 devices for the price of a normal router.

AirLive Air3G

This week, we will take a look at one of the function – 3G/WAN backup.  As mentioned, 3G Internet is a perfect backup to your ADSL (or cable) connection.  Admittedly, most 3G routers allow you to choose WAN or 3G services but most of the routers currently in the market require you to do the switch manually.

AirLive Air3G smart backup system (well, I did wrote about smarter strategies, read it here) lets you do that without the need of your interventions.  For a start, you can set your primary (or preferred) connection to be either WAN (ADSL or cable) or 3G connection.  When your primary connection is down, Air3G will automatically switch to your secondary connection.  But wait, that is not all.

Now, the smart thing to do when implementing a backup connection is not to go on an “Unlimited plan”.  You only want to pay for what you used.  You want to use as little of your secondary connection as possible and switch back to your primary connection when the service resume.  Unfortunately, as far as I know, all the 3G routers currently in the market require you to do the switching manually.  AirLive Air3G is the first 3G router in the market that provides automatic connection recovery.  Air3G will automatically switch back to your primary connection when the service is resumed and all these processes are done in the background without you even notice it.

Air3G WAN/3G application

Next issue we will look at the other 2 important aspects of AirLive Air3G –
1 watt high power router and hotspot authentication mode.

Author: William Ko
Email: marketing@airlive.com

Smarter Strategies for the New Year February 1, 2010

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the technology news of the week is Apple’s announcement of iPad, which was touted as a smart tablet.  SMART – that is our blog topic for the week.

At the start of the year, we were thinking, what is our vision for 2010? How can we improve customer overall satisfactions?  The answer?

Smarter Strategies for the New Era.

After a couple of years of recession, many countries are starting to undergo economic recovery, but the effect of the recession is there for us to see.  Companies will change their way to do business.  No more wasteful spending, every dollars must bring in the maximum return on investment (ROI).

So how will AirLive ensure our customer will continue to have the cutting edge when marketing our products?  First stop, smarter products.

We had been talking about going green lately but having a green product is more then having new chipsets that consume less power.  The firmware must be intelligent enough to know when to increase the power when in demand or using the least energy when the machine is in idle mode.

And our Polling function for our outdoor Access Points have built-in intelligent that will automatically determine the distance of the clients for maximum transmission efficiency.  And should one of the machine failed, Lock-to-AP will automatically search for the next available machine, thus maintaining a smooth connection.

And what about our latest 3G routers with WAN failed-over?  Sure, most 3G routers is able switch to WAN when the 3G connection fails (or vice-versa) but AirLive 3G router will know the connection recover and switch to your preferred connection the instant they become available.  Now that is a smart router.

While many companies emphasis on smarter products, we at AirLive like to think differently.  Not only do we have smarter products, we only provide smarter marketing services so that our customer can promote AirLive product at greater efficiency.

For a start, we decided to tear up our product catalog (not literally, of course).  Rather than having all the products in one big catalog, we split them up into 4 different product lines.

You and your customers can now focus on the product lines that they are really interested in.  And in order for AirLive customers to have instance access to our catalog at any time, they are now available as an interactive online version.

Click here to view the Home/SOHO Online Product Catalog

Click here to view the Enterprise Online Product Catalog

Click here to view the WISP Online Product Catalog

Click here to view the Surveillance Online Product Catalog

Well, we have more new products and services coming your way.  A little sneak preview for our loyal readers – very soon, instead of you having you visiting us at our trade show, we will be bringing the trade show to you right in the comfort of your home.  For the latest updates and information, stay tuned to this blog space.

Contact: William Ko
Email: marketing@airlive.com

What does Mac and AirLive have in common? January 25, 2010

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I was installing Windows 7 on my Mac (via bootcamp) when a question pop into my mind. What is a computer without its operating system (OS)? As we all know, a computer without its OS is completely unusable. And when you installed different OS on machines with the same specifications, why are we experience difference in performance. Mac computers are said to be running faster and easier to use than Windows-based computers even when running on a slower CPU – why is this so?

The key lies in the operating systems. The OS is the brain of the machine. When the OS is well written or developed with unique features that none other OS have, your machine thinks better, runs faster and performs smoother. So what has this got to do with AirLive and our technology?

When in come to wireless networking devices for professional usage, the firmware plays a critical role, just like the OS to a computer. Only with a well-developed firmware, will you get better signal coverage, longer distance connectivity and obtain maximum throughput. Without a good firmware, very often, your devices are only running at 50% efficiency – at most.

Many will think that AirLive is a manufacturer for high quality networking hardware. Well, there is a slight misconception here. We not only made high quality hardware but we are also dedicated to develop our own firmware. There are many companies out there who claimed to develop their own firmware, but in actual fact most are using some generic firmware and customizing them to add a bit more functionality. These usually result in poor performance and instability.

By developing our firmware from ground up, we are able to ensure a smooth integration between processes, between the hardware and the software and between performance and user experience. We call this The AirLogic Experience.

AirLogic Interface

The end result, not only you will get a top performing firmware that is stable, fast and efficient, we also add in some unique functions such as:

  • Super Channels – Operators who hold the license to 4.9GHz or 6.1GHz frequency bands can avoid interference from radar and other 5GHz devices (just made sure you have the license for that frequency)
  • Polling – Multi-point installation with clients at different distance is always efficient but our Polling function will automatically manages the bandwidth according to the distance to the center AP for you.
  • Lock-to-AP – WISP client can make a priority list for outdoor APs.  So when one AP is down, the CPE will automatically connect to the next AP on the list.
  • 8-point WDS Bridge Mode – WDS Pure MAC Bridge mode provides much faster throughput than common WDS-AP-Station architecture, allowing you to establish 8-point bridge network instantly

Think of us as the Mac in the networking industry. Our hardware may have the same specifications as other but our firmware just made it better, so try out the AirLogic Experience for yourself today. And to wrap things up, I would like to borrow a quote from Macintosh – “Get an AirLive, it just works”.

p/s: Did I mentioned, we also provide FREE Software upgrade.

Next week → Smarter Strategies for the New Year.

Contact: William Ko
Email: marketing@airlive.com

AirLive: What’s in store for 2010? January 22, 2010

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2009 had been significant for the networking industry. 802.11n was finally ratified, economy was recovering and more countries are de-licensing the 5GHz spectrum.  So what does 2010 holds for AirLive?

For a start, we have a new technology blog where we will share our concepts, ideas, product information and case studies with you. This is also the year where AirLive turns green with more online activities as we do our part to reduce carbon footprint, preserve resources and most importantly, bringing information timely to you at the comfort of your home.

Technologies and products wise, there will also be major changes.  Smartphone’s like iPhone and Blackberry are pushing the price of 3G Internet connection down.  We see this as a business opportunity for 3G routers as users begin to look for way to share their 3G Internet connection.

For outdoor wireless connectivity, you can expect the demand for high power wireless products such as our very own AirMax5 continue to grow.  High power wireless device allows a longer and wider coverage and this will reduce operator’s installation cost.

Another area where we can expect to see major changes is in the area of Networking Surveillance.  H.264 is now the mainstream video compression technique, together with new megapixel lens and more unique functions, this year might just be the year where IP Cameras will pose a major challenge to traditional CCTV cameras.

Well, it looks like we will have an exciting year ahead, so stay tune to this blog for more discussion as we integrate life with technologies.

Contact: William Ko
Email: marketing@airlive.com