VIVOTEK Online Training

Before your participation in the VEC (VIVOTEK Expert Certificate) two-day workshop program, it will be helpful to learn a few fundamentals of IP surveillance systems. VIVOTEK is glad to provide a series of online training courses, which cover the relevant topics of IP surveillance technology. You can make use of these courses anywhere and at any time via the Internet.

Chapter 1.

Introduction to
IP Cameras

"Surveillance cameras," also known as "Network cameras", "Internet Protocol cameras" and "IP cameras" evolved from the digital video camera. With the capability of transferring data via a computer network and the internet, these cameras set a new standard for the surveillance industry. In this chapter, you will learn the difference between IP cameras and analog cameras and why the IP camera is the best choice when building a reliable and cost-effective surveillance system.

Chapter 2.

System Architecture

In an IP surveillance system, video streams are digitized and transmitted over networks. This allows users to view and manage their video and images remotely with networked device such as a PC at without limits on location or time. In this chapter, we will introduce the types of components that you will need and how to build up your own surveillance system, step-by-step.

Chapter 3.

Introduction to Networks

IP cameras and computers can be connected via the same Ethernet network. In this chapter, you will learn the computer networking basics for surveillance systems.

Chapter 4.


Since IP cameras transfer digitized video signals via a network, understanding bit-rate and bandwidth allocation control is essential. In this chapter, you will learn the relationship between bit-rate and bandwidth, how to transmit videos over an IP-based network and how to store video data in a cost effective manner.

Chapter 5.

Different Types of Cameras

A network camera can be designed for indoor use only, or for both indoors and outdoor use. In this chapter, we will introduce different types of cameras and accessories, including the enclosures you may need to protect your cameras and the mounting kits which allow for installation in a wide variety of locations. You will learn the advantages of different types of cameras, and know how to find out the necessary accessories for your application.

Chapter 6.

PoE Extender & Switch

Not only cameras, VIVOTEK also offers Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions to the surveillance market for provide complete IP surveillance solution for you. This chapter give you a brief introduction of VIVOTEK's PoE products, including a wide range of PoE switches, PoE extenders, and PoE injectors. By adopting VIVOTEK's PoE solutions, the cost of the entire surveillance system implementation can be significantly reduced.

Chapter 7.


Turning to the advanced technology of IP cameras, this chapter provides in-depth information about IP camera components including lenses, sensors and the core platforms of VIVOTEK cameras.

Chapter 8.

Further Learning

Upon completion of this VEC online training course, you will now have a fundamental understanding of IP cameras. To help you to take further steps toward becoming an IP surveillance expert, in this final chapter we will give you a quick glance at our complete VEC training course.