Lincoln Tech Bridges Gap from Analog to IP with Hybrid Solution
Following the trend in still photography and film production, consumers are moving to digital formats for security and surveillance to leverage advantages that include very high resolution images and storage options that include small footprint devices or web-based repositories. There is, however, one big difference — a business with an analog security system has made a sizable capital investment for equipment purchase and installation. If the CIO is pushing for replacement with a digital system that offers capabilities to better serve the business, the CFO is likely pushing to retain the current system until the end of its financial life cycle and to avoid additional capital expense until then.
Security system manufacturers have responded to both executives by offering “hybrid” systems — a digital video recorder (DVR) that can capture images and information from both analog and digital cameras and display on analog, digital, and web-based screens. Purchase of a hybrid allows a business to use currently installed analog equipment, begin to realize benefits from new technology, and transition to a fully digital system over time.
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