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Back in 1976 - Years before IBM released itsS Personal Computer
to the masses and helped push along a technological revolution
that's changed the way people around the work work communicate
and access information - a handful of tech excutives made some
bold predications in a series of interviews with U.S News.

Murray Turoff, a computer science professor at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology, ventured that owners of personal computers
would one day be able to make "conference" calls and hold virtual
meetings, cutting, down on the need for business travel and allowing
employees to work from home.

IBM's mid-2000s departure from a personal computer production
industry it helped ioneer is increasingly looking like a shrewd
move as demand for traditional desktops continues to wane in the
face of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and wearable technology.
Research outfit Gartner in July estimated global PC shipments
declined in April, May and June for the seventh consecutive
quarter of contraction.


According to the debate of whether surveillance cameras
should be put in public areas, like schools, stores,
libraries, airports, bars and clubs, some individuals feel
more secure with the cameras, while other citizens and
privacy advocates feel nervous about the idea of someone
warching them every time they are out in public

When we install a home security camera, we gain increased
house safety. Just like that, the main benefit of
surveillance cameras in public spaces is also the increase
of public safety. Public surveillance cameras help you
stay safe while clubbing shopping, and travelling.

Additionally, crimes can be deterred before they even
in some cases. If a suspicious individual or individuals
or items are seen in an area, the appropriate authorities
can be contacted to move into the area before any damage is
done or any crime is committed. Moreover, any people in the
area can be cleared as a precaution.


Video surveillance systems stated out as 100-percent analog systems
and are gradually becoming digital. Today's systems, using network
cameras and PC (personal computer) severs for video recording in a
fully digital system, have come a long way from the early analog
tube cameras, which were connected to a VCR (videocassette recorder).

In between the fully analog and fully digital systems, there are
several solutions that are partly digital, that is, systems that
incorporate both digital and analog devices. This has led to some
confusion in the video surveillance industry today, as some talk
about a "digital" system to mean analog cameras that connect to a
DVR ( digital video recorder), whereas others use the term to
describe a network video system with network cameras. Although
there are digital components in both systems, there are some very
important distinctions to make between each of the systems

Although DVR's provided great improvements over VCRs, they also
had some inherent downsides. The DVR was burdened with many tasks
such as the digitization of video from all cameras, video compression,
recording, and networking. Additionally, it was a "black box.
solution, that is, proprietary hardware with preloaded software,
which often forced the end user to source spare parts from one
manufacture, making maintenance and upgrading expensive.

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