When we approach any outdoor IPVS solution design, we have always taken into account three traditional approaches for data transmission from our cameras to one (or one of many) central recording servers:
1) Hard-wired Ethernet 10/100/1000 to a network switch
2) Wireless (or Wireless Mesh)
But now there is another approach that was pioneered by Dotworkz of San Diego: A minicomputer on-board their CoolDome enclosure that runs Windows XP and allows local wireless accessibility!
a) Recording in very challenging environments (parking lots surrounded by foliage come to mind)!
b) Situations where video is unlikely to ever need to be viewed, but when so, is urgently important.
c) IPVS cameras that are highly mobile. This is especially true for civic IPVS solutions where we all know that crime decreases within camera range.
d) IPVS solutions that require Windows-based add-ons (like video analytics)
The Dotworkz solution is named “Xero” (for Zero bandwidth required!) You can learn more about it online at:
Since this is a CoolDome enclosure, this enclosure can handle extreme temperatures inside and out.
At list price, with installation included, we price these units at between $8,000 – $10,000, depending on the quality of the IP camera inside. If that seems high to you, remember the savings from trenching, wireless bridges, or fiber infrastructure (as well as ongoing operating costs!)