The Past, Present and Future of Category Cable

It’s hard to imagine a world without Category cable — or, as it’s more commonly known, CAT cable. We rely on it for everything from connecting our computer networks to distributing video and television signals from their source of origin to the viewing device.

Published: 04/21/2017

READ MORE

MPEG Video Distribution

MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) refers to an international group of authorities that establishes global standards for audio and video distribution and compression. MPEG is also the general term given to the collection of standards that apply to the coding of video data in a digital compressed format. MPEG video formats consist of the following:

Published: 08/07/2015

READ MORE

H.264/H.265 Video

H.264 is a commonly used video coding format for the recording, compression and distribution of video content. Also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, H.264 is the video compression standard that was jointly developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG). H.264 is best known as the video coding standard that applies to Blu-ray Disc players, as well as for streaming Internet sources such as YouTube and iTunes.

Published: 08/07/2015

READ MORE

Low Latency Video

If you’re an IT manager or anyone who works or comes in contact with video distribution systems, you’ve probably heard the term “latency” at some point. A simple definition of latency is the time lapse between when a video frame is captured and actually displayed. The lower the level of latency, the shorter amount of time lapse that is present between frames. Latency is measured in terms of milliseconds.

Published: 07/27/2015

READ MORE

Encrypted Video

The availability of technologically advanced video distribution systems has enabled the widespread organizational use of video for a variety of purposes. Video can be used as a type of virtual salesperson that allows customers and prospects to see a product in action. By seeing the product and action, customers can get a better sense of its features and benefits. Video can also be used for training purposes and to deliver information and entertainment to employees and/or customers.

Published: 07/17/2015

READ MORE