Some Must Know Facts about Video Servers


Video Servers


Video Server - "Host" of Video Broadcasting:


A video server is a device that is dedicated to delivering video for broadcasting purposes directly over an IP network, such as LAN and intranet. Video servers have also been called a "host", a video encoder and an IP video server.


Along with broadcasting video it performs storage recording and can transmit radio or TV channels. They have the ability to store hundreds of hours of compressed audio and video. They can also provide different codec, some of which include:

  • lossy
  • lossless
  • Pulse Code Modulation
  • Delta Modulation
  • Bitrate
  • AVI

Many Advantages of Video Servers:


They store data that includes Meta data and allows for fast searches of names, remarks, dates, time codes, etc. They at times include a genlock input device, which is used to synchronize other television pictures together. It is typically provided to avoid the need for time-based correction or Frame synchronizers.


They also allow for direct to disk recording in which analog signals, digital signals, and digital audio and digital video are digitally recorded to optical disk technologies like DVDs and CDs. They can also be recorded to hard drives and videotape. Video servers can transmit information on different interfaces such as SDI for digital video and XLR for balanced analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio (can carry over two channels) and also Time Code (a sequence of numeric codes generated by a timing synchronized system).


An IP-Surveillance system can conveniently be accessed remotely from any networked computer. Equipment such as pan, tilt and zoom devices can be remotely accessed as well.


A company that manufactures this kind of product is Axis Communications, a leader in network video and a driving force in the shift from analog to video solutions. They are Swedish company that focuses primarily on the video security, video surveillance, banking, education, government, industrial and other industries. They sell 1-port 4-port, 6-port and 16 port video servers.


Consider Partnering with ASAP Semiconductor:


ASAP Semiconductor, through its proprietary website ASAP Memory, is a leading distributor of all video server products. Please contact ASAP Semiconductor today at sales@asap-memory.com and one of our knowledgeable sales staff will be ready to assist you.


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