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Need for Centralized Live Remote Monitoring Drives the Encoder and Video Server Markets


Palo Alto, Calif. – The video surveillance industry believes that IP-based surveillance has overcome barriers such as consumer mindset and traditional security systems. The need for live, distributed and centralized remote monitoring fuels the growth of encoder/video server-based systems.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, North American Encoder and Video Server Markets, reveals that the market earned revenues of $110.0 million in 2006 and estimates this to reach $575.6 million in 2013.

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“An encoder/server-based video surveillance system offers the benefits of an IP-based video surveillance system without any major changes to the existing analog systems,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Giridhar Athmanathan. “The encoder/server-based system also lowers the total cost of ownership due to its ability to provide all the advantages of an IP-based system by combining an encoder/video server with an analog/CCTV system.”

At present, analog CCTV-based legacy systems require centralized and distributed live data monitoring. Encoder and video server-based systems can cater to this need and act as the next step to the digital video recorder (DVR). In addition, with the increasing adoption of fourth generation video surveillance, the demand for encoder and video servers will likely increase in the future.

However, the cost of encoder and video server-based systems could prove challenging and will likely prevent widespread adoption of the system in the immediate future. Owing to the nascent nature of the encoder and video server industry, the technology to reduce the cost significantly has yet to emerge.

“The cost of encoder and video server-based systems can be attributed to the high processing requirements of running analytics,” explains Athmanathan. “Furthermore, advanced compression techniques needed to use network bandwidth efficiently are likely to load the processor, thus increasing the overall cost.”

Ideally, the strategy to overcome the cost constraints will result from the improvisation of the encoder and video server technology as well as the ability to attain a reasonable bandwidth–cost tradeoff. Increased application of encoders and video servers that would enhance investments in technology and unit sales may also bring down the system cost.

North American Encoder and Video Server Markets, which is part of the Security Growth Partnership Services, provides an insight into the encoder/video server markets, with a clear focus on the vertical applications in the video surveillance industry. There is also a thorough examination of the government and homeland security, retail, banking, and enterprise level sectors and other applications. Interviews with the press are available.


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