Q: Where can I find International Distributor for Australia, New Zealand
and Asia Pacific Region.
A: Micronica. See www.micronica.com.au Micronica ships Worldwide
! Quickly and easily.
Q: When will Express 6 be available.
A: It is available from Micronica RIGHT NOW !
Q: What sort of frame rates can Express 6 provide ?
A: Express 6 can stream up to six video cams in JPEG (10 FPS) or 1
cam in MPEG (30 FPS)
Typical Frame Rates Examples at 352x240:
- MPEG-1 single camera 352x240 over LAN = 30 FPS (Usable with 1 camera Over LAN. Browse to
- JPEG server push 352x240 over LAN: 1 Camera=10 FPS,x2=3 FPS,x3=2 FPS,x4=1.5 FPS,x5=1.2 FPS,x6=1 FPS
Q: What resolution and frame rate can I expect with two channels over a 11 Mbs Wi-Fi connection ?
A: Same as on a LAN
Q: How does the Express 6 deal with intermittant network outages (e.g. as typically encountered with
A: No problem! When the link's back up, you'll be able to receive video again.
Q: What is the nominal bootup time of the Express 6 ?
A: 15 seconds.
Q: What compression methods are being used ?
Q: Can Express 6 Store images of trigger events before they occured ?
A: Yes ! You can set pre-trigger and post-trigger frames to be
stored, uploaded to somewhere on your network or the internet, or even emailed to you
when they occur !
Q: Can I use Express 6 with motion detectors ?
A: Yes ! Simply connect your existing motion detector to the alarm
I/O Ports on the Express 6. You can also consider connection door switches etc.
to the Express 6 for alarm purposes. And Express 6 even has relay output
that you can utilise. A handy feature.
Q: We have a requirement for a speed monitoring application for a railway application.
Basically, we have a radar/display unit that will display the approach
speed to the driver of the train as they approach a bridge. The radar unit
generates a switched TTL output if the train exceeds a
preset speed on approach. Should this occur, the requirement is to grab a single frame to allow
train/driver identification, with the actual speed/time/date (which is output serially from the radar unit) to be overlayed on the image.
If image overlay is not possible, the data should be included in an email, that is posted automatically along with the
image. What can you recommend ?
A: It is possible to do all of this with some scripting in either NetCam (http://www.stardot-tech.com/netcam) or our Express 6 Video Server
The Express 6 is designed more for speed and input triggers in mind, whereas
NetCam is designed with high image quality in mind (but can also be scripted to read an input and respond accordingly, although with more of a delay several seconds or so).
There would be a nomimal NRE charge for customizing the product for your application which can be refunded if a volume order is placed. If you have a software engineer available that is familiar with UNIX/linux shell scripts and programming languages like awk then we can guide you in the right direction and you can do the scripting
Q: I want to have 30 viewers. Can Express6 handle that ?
A: It can be done. But we don't advise 30 concurrent viewers hitting the Express 6
directly. It has limited resources and would run out of memory with this many viewers at once. 20 is the highest
we recommend. For 30 viewers, you can either a) have the Express 6 upload to your server via
the built in FTP facility. That's very easy. Or b) "Pull" the images from a script running on
another "relay" server that serves out the final stream.
An example command for calling the JPEG from the Express 6 would look like this:
Q: How can I do a full system default reset if i totally muck up the
settings or forget the Admin password ?
A: Easy. Just press the tiny RESET putton on the front panel using a
paperclip and wait a couple of minutes for the Express6 to reboot. Then you are back to
Q: What are the tiny DIP Switches underneath the Express6 for ?
A: They change the input impedance from 75 ohm to 50 ohm
termination. Handy if you are splitting the video input feeds with another
piece of video equipment such as a Monitor, VCR, DVR etc.
Q: What options do you have for saving images (i.e. to hard disk) ?
A: You can save images over LAN or Internet using FTP and other means. Or
use the DVR Recorder Software http://www.stardot-tech.com/dvr
Q: How can I use the I/O connections ?
A: For details of the I/O Connector and how to use it check out
Q: Where can i get more detailed technical info ?
A: Here are some sources of information:
Where can you buy it ? It's quick and easy !
You can visit a resellers in your area (not all resellers support
all products) or order directly from MICRONICA
if you like:
Micronica On Line Order
Dealers In Your