FAQ Glossary

Title Definition
AVI AVI is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback.
BANDWIDTH Bandwidth describes the maximum data transfer rate of a network or Internet connection. It measures how much data can be sent over a specific connection in a given amount of time.
BLC BLC (Back Light Compensation) - Where a bright light source is behind the subject, BLC allows the camera to adjust the exposure to properly expose the subject in the foreground.
BNC BNC is a miniature quick connect/disconnect RF, Radio Frequency, connector used for coaxial cable. Digital recording equipment uses the connection for synchronization of video signals.
BRIDGE A bridge router is a network device that works as a bridge and as a router that routes packets for known protocols and simply forwards all other packets as a bridge would. Often used to bridge between an IPs modem and a users router.
BULLET CAMERA A small cylinder-shaped camera often used for video surveillance. Will often provide better night vision viewing than dome cameras.
CAT5 Category 5, unshielded twisted pair type cable, often use network connections.
CAT6 Category 6, is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet. Cat6 specification is better suited toward environments that are generally unfriendly to twisted pair cabling. This includes areas that have lots of interference from things like power lines, lights, and manufacturing equipment.
CCD CCDs are a very high-quality sensors in terms of fidelity and light sensitivity. CCD sensors create high-quality, low-noise images. CCD sensors tend to have higher quality. CCDs tend to be used in cameras that focus on high-quality images with lots of pixels and excellent light sensitivity.
CLIENT PORT The client port is the port used to log in to the DVR menu through either Internet Explorer or the DVR software interface.