Originally Posted by videobruce
Installing firmware in a CCTV camera??
The cameras have a Texas Instruments SoC (System on Chip) inside of them. Not that different from the sort of processor/SoC you find in a smart phone. As a result they run software to do their functions and that software (firmware) can be updated.
Ok, since you brought all of this up, what is the real frame rate, the distance from your router and specs on your PC or DVR?
30FPS for the 2MP camera and 20FPS for the 3MP cameras (when using 3MP mode). They are connected with a CAT6 Ethernet cable to a patch panel in my basement. That is connected to a HP Procurve Power over Ethernet switch which then connects into the rest of my network via a gigabit uplink. The cameras don't use wifi. The CAT6 runs are under 100 feet from the PoE switch. The PC is a few year old Core2Duo E5200 that's running a FileZilla FTP server. The cameras detect motion and then save H.264 encoded recordings to the FTP server. That uses up a few percent of CPU on the system.
No, you can use them with Dahua's PSS software or other PC based PVR security software packages that support the cameras like Linovision NVR+
. You can also use them with a compatible NVR. Or, you can use them with a NAS or PC that's running a FTP server.
Edited: I didn't notice before that the updated firmware increased the 3MP frame rate to 20FPS.Edited by Stereodude - 3/23/13 at 9:06am