Boundless Security Systems, Inc.
the communications bandwidth experts
Demos and User's Manual for Boundless' Ultra Low Bandwidth, Wireless Digital Video Surveillance Systems
Please call us so we can walk you through the demo. The content varies with time, and only a tiny fraction of the system capabilty is shown. Your default web browser should open when you press a channel link. Viewing our demo video in a web browser does not require any software to be installed, and works on many kinds of viewing devices, but gives a demo with a lower frame rate than when video is viewed in our client software that runs on a PC. The instantaneous live uplink data rate is shown in the title of the real-time video.
This page contains narrated recorded demonstrations that also serve as a User's Manual, Video Edition for the Boundless Security System™.
Video screen shots have been captured on a Toshiba Satellite A15-S157 notebook computer running Windows 2000 Pro on a 2.2 GHz Intel Celeron processor with 512 MB DDR SDRAM, DirectX 9, and 1024 x 768 resolution with 16M colors. Boundless' Control Panel and Video Player client software provide video screen formatting and display of live and recorded video, and searching of recorded video, from multiple local and remote, Boundless multi-function, ultra low bandwidth, Multi-Stream Video Servers.
NOTE: The video screen shots have been captured at only one to a few frames per second, far less than the 10 to 30 frames per second per camera with which live and recorded video can be displayed by Boundless' Control Panel and Video Player software. The drastically reduced rate of video screen capture results in video display that appears jerky in the demo video clips below. In addition, the third-party, video screen capture software that was used to recompress video presented by Boundless' Control Panel and Video Player software reduces the sharpness of the demo video clips below.
The video of the red caboose on Route 67 in Oxford was taken at a distance of more than 100 yards and at an angle to the road of about 30 degrees. There is a large depth of focus, which appears compressed due to the large distance, shallow angle of view, and large zoom factor. The image has a widescreen aspect ratio because we configured the stream to be cropped at the top and bottom before being compressed to remove uninteresting portions of the image, improving image quality for the remaining pixels for a given data rate.
The following demo video clips for the Boundless Security System™ are presented in the AVI file format with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. The AVI format is supported by the Microsoft Media Player, Real Player, Apple QuickTime Player, and others.
NOTE: The demo video files below are large due to their high resolution. Right-click on a movie icon and save the file to your hard disk (use Save Target As in Windows). Then double-click the downloaded file to view it.
(1) How to use three live and recorded, IP-video streams per camera with different resolutions, frame rates, compression parameters and data rates to simultaneously satisfy competing needs for sharp images, long storage duration, ease of communications, and ease of display-formatting, (2) use of widescreen camera format to crop uninteresting portions of images prior to recording, and (3) ability to use only a fraction of the screen, 2m:30s narrated, 54 MB.
How to: (1) search recorded video by motion data rates, (2) define motion zones and search recorded video according to motion only within the zones, and (3) save a sessions file with both live and recorded video, and to reopen a session and return to specific frames in the recorded video, 6m:9s narrated, 62 MB.
Demonstration of real-time, 3G wireless live video from a moving vehicle, viewed on a distant 3G wireless laptop, using ultra low bandwidth, Boundless Security System™, with GPS tracking, about 2 minutes, 9 MB.