The purpose of this chapter is to give readers a basic idea of the state of the market of hardware technologies related to the video database and its applications. We will briefly describe some of the products in three categories: video boards, storage systems, and video server systems. Although the authors have made a considerable effort to keep what they describe here up-to-date, it is by no means a complete listing of all the commercial products now available on the market due to the ever-evolving nature of the market, and the diversity of video products. There are many other video products that we could describe here, for example, in the video board section, the MPEG encoding system and animation controller, removable storage systems, and so on. All information in this chapter was gathered through World Wide Web sites and product catalogs of companies, as well as newspapers and magazines. The authors have not checked the precision of the technical details that come from above sources and thus do not hold any responsibility for their accuracy. All the company names and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
KeywordsDigital Video Video Server Disk Array Storage Subsystem True Color Image
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.