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Why IP Video Surveillance?

IP is an abbreviation for Internet Protocol. IP was developed in the 1970's as a way for government and university computers to communicate. The fundamental IP protocol has actually changed very little over the past 30 years a testament to the simplicity and vision of the original design. IP is now the backbone of the global Internet and nearly all data communications.

Advances in computing power and network bandwidth make it possible to compress and transmit digitized video streams over IP networks. So what are the advantages of an IP Video system?

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Third largest mobile operator in Germany E-Plus was in a situation similar to that faced by many businesses: it needed to update the security and video surveillance systems at the company's data center. E-Plus needed to transform a scattered arrangement of cameras into a modern, integrated system with support for future expansion, hardware additions, and new instruments and functions.
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"Axxon Enterprise made the case for increased ROI easy. When we implemented it in a retail setting, we were able to show the client that security personnel numbers could be reduced. This led directly to cost reductions and a higher return on investment."
Antonio Klodzinski, Commercial Director MultiSystems (Axxon Partner - Brazil)