FAQ Glossary

Title Definition
FLASH DRIVE A small data storage device that uses flash memory and has a built-in USB connection. They can be used on any computer with a USB port, which nearly all modern computers have.
FST32 "FAT" stands for "File Allocation Table," which keeps track of all your files and helps the computer locate them on the disk. FAT32 is an improvement to the original FAT system. FAT32 supports up to 2 terabytes of hard disk storage.
GAIN An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input. Also called amplification.
GATEWAY Your Gateway is usually the address of your router, which serves as the gateway to your internal network and distributes all of the activity between each machine connected to it.
GOOGLE Google is the world's most popular search engine. It began as a search project in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and in only a short time, Google became the number one search engine in the world.
H.264 H.264 is a standard for video compression, and is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video.
HDD Stands for "Hard Disk Drive." "HDD" is often used interchangeably with the terms "hard drive" and "hard disk." However, the term "hard disk drive" is technically the most accurate, since "hard drive" is short for "hard disk drive" and the "hard disk" is actually contained within the hard disk drive.
HDMI Stands for "High-Definition Multimedia Interface." HDMI is a digital interface for transmitting audio and video data in a single cable. Most of our DVRs do NOT support HDMI so be sure to check your manual to see if your DVR is one that does.
HIGH RESOLUTION CAMERAS Cameras that feature 480 TVL (Television Line Number) or greater. Having a higher TVL results in a clearer picture since an increased TVL adds more detail to the image.
HLC HLC (Highlight Compensation) increases bright light suppression when encountering dynamic light bursts, such as car headlights providing greater detail by adjusting incoming light compensation levels.