Patent Number: 8,791,984

Title: Digital security camera

Abstract: The systems and methods described herein provide imaging systems for imaging a scene. The imaging system includes an optical head, a processor, and an analog communication port. The processor receives captured digital image data from the optical head. The processor sends the image data to the analog communication port to generate an analog video stream that is protocol compatible with typical closed-circuit television (CCTV) networks, such as PAL or NTSC. The imaging system has a physical interface that allows the system to plug into a conventional CCTV network. To generate a video stream that is protocol compatible with the CCTV network, the analog communication port may down sample the digital image data to generate a PAL or NTSC compatible image. The down sampled digital image data is converted to a compliant analog signal and delivered over the physical layer of the CCTV network for display on a conventional television monitor.

Inventors: Jones; Peter W. J. (Belmont, MA), Cargill; Ellen (Norfolk, MA), Purcell; Dennis W. (Medford, MA)

Assignee: Scallop Imaging, LLC

International Classification: H04N 7/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018