Video Over IP ApplicationsVideo Over IP can be used for a variety of purposes, including downloading, streaming, CCTV surveillance and videoconferencing. Transferring video over IP networks poses challenges in terms of bandwidth and QoS, but modern compression technologies and steadily increasing bandwidth are making it more and more feasible. As an emerging and rapidly evolving industry, new video over IP applications are being developed across a wide range of industries. A few of the major vertical application markets include:
- Streaming video content
Video on Demand
Online education (distance learning)
Video analytics (e.g., medical video imaging)
IP video simplifies and consolidates video storage media, making video data available for retrieval and transmission from any location on the network and viewable in a standard media player on a PC, or on any TV screen with a decoder attached. With advanced compression technologies and hardware acceleration, digital video can be transferred at line speed (up to Gigabit speeds on a GbE network), and transfer costs are reduced as Ethernet is a more ubiquitous and inexpensive transport medium than traditional coaxial cable.
Network video infrastructure products can be used in a virtually unlimited range of video applications. Lanner products for Video Over IP applications include analog to digital audio/video capture cards, dedicated video server appliances and other network-ready IP technologies. Lanner network video products incorporate the latest media compression technologies such as H.264 AVC/SVC (advanced video codec / scalable video codec) and advanced network transfer technologies including multi-Gigabit Ethernet.