Unidata NEON HIRES Image & Video 5MP System (2502D)
The images and video snapshots can be displayed on any web
browser on the Internet, as well as being sent routinely by FTP to a further
system for display and archive purposes.
The system uses the Inmarsat M2M service as the bandwidth
requirements are high. It supports video, with the ability to capture an
immediate or scheduled high resolution image and an immediate video capture for
a defined period, from 1 to 5 minutes, and to set up a suitable frame rate and
resolution. For most applications a slower frame rate of 5 frames per second,
similar to security camera frame rates will provide a reasonable video
performance reducing the bandwidth requirements.
The Neon Applications Software maintains the hi res and
video files in the same SQL database and these can be viewed on the web
interface and or reported out of the neon system in the same way data logging
files are reported out. For example by ftp, email and web services or by direct
SQL database access.
The screen shots show how the Unidata Neon High Resolution
Satellite Telemetry Cameras are added to Neon via the Cameras tab on the
Loggers tab, and how the resolution and frame rate and encoding can be selected
via the web interface at a central location, while the equipment is located at
the very remote location.
Multiple camera buttons may be added so that different
resolution images and videos may be captured from the same camera without the
need to reconfigure the camera. Simply press the appropriate capture button to
take a photograph or video at the required resolution or frame rate.
Photographs and captured videos may be viewed on the
photographs tab. An historical list of photographs is presented. Photographs
and videos may be previewed on screen or downloaded for viewing at full