Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) is an example of the Software as a Service (SAS) model of web software deployment. In the case of MVaaS, video management as a software is hosted as a service provided to customers across the Internet. Like other SaaS applications, MVaaS eliminates the need to install and run software on the customer's own desktop computers.
MVaaS is often used to address the challenges of managing distributed network video recording, streaming and broadcasting across multiple locations and devices (such as PC web browser, mobile phone (3G) and media sets. MVaaS providers reduce the user’s burden of software maintenance, ongoing operation, and support.
Because MVaaS is hosted on the Internet as it a web platfrom, it creates a lower cost value proposition when scaled across multiple locations. MVaaS applications are generally priced on a per user, per camera or per site subscription basis, eliminating the upfront expense typically required for video software.
Key characteristics of Managed Video as a Service:
- The application is delivered primarily in a one-to-many model (single instance, Multi-tenant architecture)
- Feature updates are done on-line in the network and are transparent to the users, which eliminates the need for downloadable patches and upgrades
- End site - Edge devices (cameras and recorders) are plug-and-play - all customer premise equipment connects to the video service without requiring configuration by the customer
- All application functionality is available via the Internet using a web interface without requiring an application installed on a desktop
- Provides centrally controlled/administered access that is mandatory for proper security and allows centralized administration of users and video, making it easy to add or remove users
- Scalable to hundreds or thousands of locations
- Provides ability to view not only live video but also to search and review recorded video
- Works through firewalls and NAT devices without configuration, and will run over broadband cellular and satellite connections
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SaaS: Software as a service is a model of software deployment where an application is hosted as a service provided to customers across the Internet. By eliminating the need to install and run the application on the customer's own computer, SaaS alleviates the customer's burden of software maintenance, ongoing operation, and support. Conversely, customers relinquish control over software versions or changing requirements; moreover, costs to use the service become a continuous expense, rather than a single expense at time of purchase. Using SaaS also can conceivably reduce that up-front expense of software purchases, through less costly, on-demand pricing. From the software vendor's standpoint, SaaS has the attraction of providing stronger protection of its intellectual property and establishing an ongoing revenue stream. The SaaS software vendor may host the application on its own web server, or this function may be handled by a third-party application service provider (ASP). This way, end users may reduce their investment on server hardware too
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VCR >DVR>NVR...and now NeoVSP™: on the past three decades Video surveillance has evolved from local CCTV solutions to fully web based service. At first, VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) security systems leaned on analog cameras and the video was stored on tapes. In case to find a desired store event needed hours or days of watching the whole records. The tapes lastingness was limited too and they wore down quickly. The next generation was the DVR (digital video recorder), which digitized the video and stored it on a hard drive for more manageable storage. Advancing technology provided more efficient compression; better functionality in security measures. Eventually, network capabilities were expended and the IP-based products began to emerge. The expansion of network and IP cameras allowed the development of fully digital systems that receive digital images/video streams over a network and record them on a hard disk in a digital format. The NVR (Network Video Recorder) was born. Progressive scan imaging improved video quality, and the ability to view and manage digital video surveillance over standard data networks greatly reduced cabling problems and costs. But NVR systems were expensive and difficult to maintain, accessing such systems over the internet required specific configuration and constantly maintenance by network professionals.
The NeoVSP™ (Video Service Providers) takes this evolution one step further in to the future of video surveillance. Broadband speed internet became available to everyone and the numbers of the internet surfers rose significantly. Many businesses and other organizations start suggesting SaaS (Software as a Service) fully web based platforms. NeoVSP™ takes the video surveillance one step forward in to MVaaS (Managed Video as a Service) platform. No more large quantity of hardware on the viewed site or local devices but fully web based solution which is flexible available any time everywhere over standard network straight to your browser. NeoVSP™ as a hosted application doesn't require any special software installed on the user PC. The web applications are hosted on a distant location in a servers cluster and all user interaction with the system takes place in a web browser environment. NeoVSP™ simply connect to every IP camera and the user can begin using the system.
As internet technologies develop and broadband speeds continue to increase, the practicality and effectiveness of web based video surveillance solutions will become scattered.
IR cameras: there have existed two types of IR cameras: IR cameras with self IR lightning, and cameras with external IR lightning. IR cameras know how to decode IR lightning as regular lightning and can provide with lightning picture. Cameras with self IR lightning have red IR lamps scattered on the camera body that lighten the vision area, the light reflected from the vision area builds the picture. (Source text: Wikipedia )