All too often, tender specifications ask for h.264 compliance and the excellent Mobotix MxPEG is overlooked or is unknown by the specifier. The reason is usually because of industry acceptance of h.264 and the need to differentiate from MJPEG. MxPEG however is an excellent video codec designed specifically for the security industry and missing the opportunity to demonstrate this is unfortunately lost. By enabling h.264 functionality via the VS-One, Mobotix cameras can now be integrated into an existing VMS and the user will not have to run two systems. This is great for situations where a user wants to migrate in a controlled way, wants to retain their software or has a situation where they need to use a Mobotix camera. It also enables Mobotix installers the opportunity to gain a foothold on projects where h.264 is necessary for the tender process, even if they later demonstrate and the customer selects to use MxPEG.
RTSP functionality also has uses for webcam applications. This is ideal for enriching audio/visual content on a website for example. Immersing users with a full live video and audio experience has many benefits for engagement and returning visitors.
The VS-One can also be configured to display cameras on a television, in a matrix mode. With no PC required, there are no system management requirements, no software updates and no means to interfere or break the system. A simple public monitor view of the live cameras is a useful deterrent in shops, to provide a view of school playgrounds and on construction site entrances.
"The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network control protocol designed for use in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. The protocol is used for establishing and controlling media sessions between end points. Clients of media servers issue VCR-style commands, such as play, record and pause, to facilitate real-time control of the media streaming from the server to a client (Video On Demand) or from a client to the server (Voice Recording)." (Wikipedia, 2016)