IP network cameras, in conjunction with IP software systems, can offer much more than CCTV solutions. IP Network video solutions also have advantages over PC-based Web cams. Some of the benefits are briefly outlined below.
Image quality: Image quality is one of the key aspects of IP network video products. IP cameras provide much greater resolution than the analog CCTV cameras. For example, the IQ702 camera has a 2 Mega pixel sensor and provides a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.
There is also a choice of compression schemes used. For example, Axis provides a range of video compression standards (Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 or MPEG-2) for users to choose from. In many network video products, both Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 are supported simultaneously. This enables you, for example, to view at full frame rate with MPEG-4 and record at the same time with Motion JPEG, allowing for optimization in image quality and bandwidth. Read more on image quality or compression standards.