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  1. One 2.2MP h.264 @ 22FPS continous = 255kps Normal bandwith at this resolution and framerate using H.264 is 255kbs, sometimes jumping to 305kbs. In contrast we have one 2.2 megapixel MJPEG camera running @14FPS it averages 1500kbs.
  2. Can u tell us please what kinda bandwith u pushing with 20 Arecont using Highwire adapter in total Thx Between 6 and 7mbs for 20 cameras. Usually 255kbs per camera.
  3. We have 20 Arecont megapixel H.264 cameras on ONE RG59 cable using the Highwire High-Speed Ethernet over Video Cable Adapter. Here the link http://www.veracityusa.com/products/highwire/hwdatasheet.pdf
  4. Agreed, a lot less vendors, no downstairs this year. A lot of IP stuff. I thought the video wall was kinda of cool and cheesy at the same time. Language barrior in the foreign vendors. Although I saw a girl at the NUUO booth who spoke japanese, english and spanish...Pretty impressive!! Food was cheap at the buffets and booze was free at the vendor parties and while gambling! Noticed not as many product models this year. I guess budget cuts affected the eye candy too Overall a smaller show but a good one none the less! It's kinda hard to have a bad time in Vegas!!
  5. You could run conduit which would be a huge PITA.
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    Images degrading after an hour..

    Run a daytime test with the short cables to see if the camera fails after an hour or so. Beware of those cheap Ebay cameras. Were they used and what brand?
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    Images degrading after an hour..

    Few questions-What kind of power supply are you using? What is the distance from the power supply to the camera? Is the image only bad at night when the IR's are on? What is your favorite color?
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    How to "flip" an image on the Sony Exwave Camera

    I think you installed your camera upside down. you need to take down the camera and move the mounting bracket to the opposite side of the camera. The mounting bracket has several small screws in them. Simply reverse the bracket and your camera and image will be right side up.
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    How to "flip" an image on the Sony Exwave Camera

    I think you installed your camera upside down. you need to take down the camera and move the mounting bracket to the opposite side of the camera. The mounting bracket has several small screws in them. Simply reverse the bracket and your camera and image will be right side up.
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    Megapixel nabs thief

    check this out. Megapixels are awesome. http://www.exacq.com/blog/2008/08/20/success-story-megapixel-cameras-lead-to-quick-arrest/
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    High Heat Install! Arizona! It's Summer!

    I've lived in Phoenix my whole life and I've seen my fair share of shotty installs. Exposed cameras in direct sun, enclosed cameras without a blower in direct sun etc. The cameras I've replace in those situation still worked, but had some image distortion and definately shortens the life of the camera. Most cameras are rated for 122 degrees (50 deg C) and you shouldn't have a problem if you use a blower or install under an eave out of direct sunlight. Anyone remember June 26, 1990 when it was 122 degrees?
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    GOOO GIANTS!!!!!!!

    Go G-Men!!!! Arizona is a mad house, expecially scottsdale and phoenix. Too bad I didn't rent out my house. Homeowners are making some serious cash renting out their houses for the week. GO GIANTS!!
  13. What the F. I understand security, or at least I pretend to.
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    This criminal is screwed

    Great footage and clarity. What DVR are you using?
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    Schneider Electric buys Pelco

    I've been hearing rumors about this for a couple of months and hoping it wasn't true. But it is ftp://ftp.pelco.com/news/Pelco_Schneider_Announcement.pdf
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    Hey Scorpion, looks like your bandits struck again!!! MORONS, hope they get caught. http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=78522fc9-25f5-4f5e-a868-b5c6bf12f95b&t=s3&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_m_edpicks&fg=&gt1=10150
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    The system we use is Bravo http://www.genesisgaming.com/uniquefeatures.html Those are our tables on the website. Since it is not a live video feed, surveillance is not required to record it (in Arizona anyway) Gaming compacts vary from state to state, Survtech is in California and blackjack players are allowed to handle the cards, in Arizona they are not.
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    I can't believe Surveillance isn't tied into the system. Who records it, the pits? Arizona is a little behind in indian gaming, as far as table games go our compact only allows blackjack and poker. No craps or roulette. Blackjack was just passed in 2002. here is a different picture to show how small the raised rail is.
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    Yes, kinda hard to play poker when you can't hold the cards and their dealt face up The rail is about 4 inches high. 1 camera for each chair. We didn't do the work ourselves, the cardroom subbed it out. I can find out more info if you want. It is not tied into the surveillance system, it is localized in the blackjack pits. They call surveillance for reviews of everything but the bet amounts, we can't see it from overhead.
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    We have a raised rail and the cameras are located under the rail. Our compact does not allow players to hold or touch the cards, everything is dealt face up. After the bets are placed, and the players hands are clear the picture is taken. Drinks and ashtrays are not allowed on the felt, the rail has a built in chip holder and plenty of room for drinks and ashtrays. Objects blocking the view of the cameras are not an issue. We also have software that keeps track of who the player is, how much they bought in for, and bet average.
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    We have that. There is a camera located under the rail at each seat. After the bets are placed and before the hand is dealt the dealer presses a button on the table taking a snapshot of the player's bet. If there is a payout discrepency, the pitboss can bring up the bet amount on an LCD screen from the pit. From the overhead table cameras it is nearly impossible to determine the bet amount. You can tell the chip's value (red, green, black) but you cannot tell how many are in the stack.
  22. Be careful running your own wires without permission. Most contractors won't let you do it unless it is agreed upon in your building contract. I've known people that have tried to "sneak in" wire runs; the inspector saw the wires and noticed they were not on the blueprints and had the wires torn out. Your out money, wire and time. Really pissed me off
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    My boss wanted us to look into facial recognition as well. The only useful application in a casino environment would be the customer views at the cage windows. Then you run into your problems A. Most thieves wear pulled down baseball caps and sunglasses. B. Their head is on a swivel and they constantly look down; making it impossible to map their facial features. I agree with Survtech, the technology is a little ways off, and it is easy to defeat. I convinced my boss that facial recognition is not feasible for us at this time.
  24. We had the same issues, lighting, glare, ceiling height. Check out http://www.covitechnologies.com/ This was our only solution for identifying the suits of the cards from a 30 foot ceiling. You are talking about fixed overviews of the tables right?
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    Weatherproof dome ?'s

    Does everybody use weatherproof/outdoor domes in all outdoor applications? I will be installing an outdoor camera that is located under an eave protected from the elements. I guess it could get wet if it was raining sideways, but that doesn't happen very often in Arizona. I'd hate to spend an extra 80 to 100 dollars on a weatherproof dome if I really don't need it. I always shrinkwrap all connections in outdoor installations. The camera is for my house and not a client. The KT&C WDR weatherproof dome and Nuvico WDR indoor dome would be roughly the same price, I'd rather have the Nuvico. Opinions appreciated, Thanks!!