Surveillance Systems

September 11, 2013

surveillance systems


An intelligent video surveillance system is key to helping protect and operate your business. Gotuwired works closely with leading manufacturers to design smart systems for commercial entities such as offices, retail stores, public arenas, industrial facilities, government buildings, and schools. Our high-tech solutions can provide a necessary advantage to operating and protecting your business. Documenting events on video can assist when auditing activity for safety and customer traffic, allowing for more efficient workplace.

Security is more critical today than ever before, and video surveillance is a versatile solution to providing a watchful eye over the safety of visitors, employees and company assets. Our experts can design the right system to address your individual needs.

Video surveillance products can be used to provide real-time security in any situation. Surveillance cameras allow for remote viewing and monitoring across either an analog or IP network. The user is able to not only monitor the video feed but also control the cameras to pan or zoom as needed. DVR and NVR systems allow recording of video surveillance as well as storage of the data for playback and remote access from your Iphone, Android or PC..

Video Surveillance and CCTV Solutions

  • Fixed and PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras
  • Covert cameras
  • Legend and cyber-dome cameras
  • Rugged and wide dynamic range cameras
  • High-resolution cameras
  • CRT, flat panel and LCD monitors
  • Video switchers and controllers
  • Digital video recorders
  • IP solutions
  • Digital fiber solutions
  • Video analytics
  • Security consoles
  • Command centers
  • Data storage systems

GotUWired offers a wide variety of solutions for the video surveillance market in San Diego, including DVRs, NVRs, budget-friendly analog cameras, high-performance HD IP cameras, encoders and processors, power-over-ethernet solutions, and interface devices. Some of our most popular brands are Pelco, Acti, Arecont, Milestone and Axis.

Video Walls

June 14, 2013

video walls

As flatpanels have been coming down in price, videowalls have become a popular method for advertising and displaying content in a larger format.  Video walls are often found in entrances, windows, control rooms, stadiums, and other large public venues, such as baggage claims. They can also benefit smaller venues when patrons may view the screens both up close and at a distance, respectively necessitating both high pixel density and large size.

A video wall consists of multiple displays tiled together contiguously or overlapped in order to form one large screen. Typical display technologies are usually LCD, LED, or plasma screens. Reasons for using a video wall instead of a single large screen can include the ability to customize tile layouts, greater screen area, and greater pixel density.

Screens specifically designed for use in video walls usually have narrow bezels in order to minimize the gap between displays – and are made to be left on for longer periods of time. These displays usually come with menu features made for video walls; A command signal may, for example, power all screens in the video wall on or off.

Simple video walls can be driven from multi-monitor video cards, however more complex arrangements may require specialized video processors, specifically designed to manage large video walls.  As always, we can accompany this technology with a wireless touchpanel or Ipad to facilitate operation and create a simple interface.  If you are looking for way to wow your audience, video walls may be the solution for you.

Latest on Projectors, Plasmas, LCD/LED TVs

March 16, 2013

Quixel Research has provided this year many reports on the consumer audio and video state. Here are some highlights on front projectors, LCD/LED TVs and plasma TVs.

Low-resolution Video Projectors Drive the Category

Front projectors grew in 2012 with unit sales by nearly 160,000 versus the previous year, but revenues minimized by 8% over year-over-year. This category rose 30% in revenues and 24% in units from Q3 to Q4 2012. Value-priced 720p projectors got in both revenue and unit share in this overall market.

LCD/LED displays over 50-inch fuel big-screen category

LCD/LED TV was up in unit sales by 2% in 2012 compared to 2011. The fourth quarter was up 29% in whopping versus the third quarter. Revenues declined by 3% in 2012 versus the previous year. TVs larger than 50-inch grew in unit share from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012from 11% to 24%. The top selling LCD TV was a 60-inch model for Q4 2012.

Plasmas Still Alive

The plasma segment unit sales grew about 70% in 2012 versus the previous year for TVs larger than 60-inch. Revenues maximized 53% in 2012 to a total of about $800 million for the year. Category of plasma TV is still so much alive, especially with its well-priced 50-inch and 60-inch 1080p models.

Direct-Lit LED, LCD TVs Are In

March 14, 2013

Comparatively more affordable direct-lit LED Back Light Units (BLUs) have stand out as the mainstream of the LCD TV market. Direct-lit LED BLUs has been chosen by some manufacturers like Samsung Electronics and a few other Chinese TVs manufactures up till last year. Now it has begun finding favor with a majority of companies this year.

Direct-Lit LED, LCD TVs

Direct-lit LED BLUs share in the LCD TV market is programmed to exceed 20% according to this industry in this year’s first quarter.

Lamps of cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) BLU LCD charges are rated in 2012 for 30%. It came down to 10%, getting way to LED BLU LCD, of which comparatively less-cost direct-lit LED BLUs can be fast earning popularity.

Samsung Electronics is the most offensive adopter of this direct-lit LED BLUs. Samsung Electronics is maximizing the number of its models of direct-lit LED BLUs after detecting a model of direct-lit LED TV in the last year first half.

Also, LG Electronics is managing to raise its share in the LCD TVs of direct-lit LEDs to 50% by the last of this year.

Plasma TV altitude: What height can they go?

March 13, 2013

Plasma TVs don’t handle well high altitudes because of how they work, but what height is very high? Plasmas generate light with buckets of tiny pixel-size lined with a phosphor material. A noble gas, like argon, is filled in these buckets and sparked into a plasma by Electrodes that emits UV light then makes the phosphor flash a specific colour. The gas pressure and the panel structure/glass strength are balanced at sea level versus the external air pressure.

Plasma TV altitude

There is less pressure and the air becomes thinner as going toward space. Since plasma TV is sealed, the noble gas spreads, pushing the glass apart very slightly. As such, it gets it a bit harder for any electrode mounted on front of the glass for doing their electro-magic. They and the glass do a bit extra noise as they work harder. Plasma TV has gotten a so better, its glass has become stronger, and designs have gotten more sturdy, so this is so less of issues than it once get.

This means that: Denver is about 5,400 feet thus that is fine. Santa Fe is about 7,200, right on the Panasonic and Samsung cusp, but good for LG. People in regions like La Ronconada, Peru (16,728ft), Breckenridge (9,600ft), or La Paz (11,942ft) might should to consider LCDs.

Panasonic: Plasma is still the best TV technology

March 12, 2013

If you are purchasing a new TV and look for the best picture quality, plasma TV is still absolutely the best one to get. It isn’t like LED that is bright and more in the face, which many people like. But it’s a various appreciation kind for the TV experience with plasma TV. So it is still the best tech for movie and sports.

Panasonic plasma TV

Unlike plasma TV that uses glass panels with over two million of tiny cells filled with inert gases mixture, LCD TV uses a LEDs array for illuminating their pixels. The gases are excited when an electric current passes through these cells, causing them illuminating the pixels over the screen. This lighting method is better for contrast levels, motion reproduction and reducing 3D crosstalk than LCDs.

Panasonic is today the only leading brand producing full plasma TVs ranges, and though the undisputed plasma king (Pioneer) couldn’t get the tech pay financially. Panasonic thinks plasma is only now as a display technology coming of age. The nice thing is that it is now where we have the right balance, where anyone has got the best quality of picture at a lot more affordable price.

Elite TVs- When you want the best

February 7, 2012

elite tvs


A lot of excitement has been generated recently with the return of the Elite brand.  Pioneer Elite is well-known to be the best of the best when it comes to picture quality.  Well, until Pioneer decided to up and leave the Plasma market.  It was long rumored that most of the techs from Pioneer joined Panasonic and that Panasonic may bring the Elite name back, but Sharp recently acquired a controlling interest in the Elite brand and has officially released the new Elite lineup.  This lineup consists of the two largest 3D-capable HDTVs today, the 60” PRO-60X5FD, and the 70” PRO-70X5FD.

The picture of the Sharp Elite PRO Series HDTVs delivers deeper black levels and better contrast than any other LCD or plasma on the market. Unlike other full-array local dimming TVs, it maintains its superior picture from normal viewing angles and blooming artifacts are virtually nonexistent. Color is extremely accurate, shadow detail is excellent and video processing does everything we expect and more. The screen maintains black levels well under ambient light.  Like all newer premium TVs, they’re 3D-capable and have internet connectivity. They have built-in Wi-Fi, and a suite of internet services that includes Netflix, YouTube, Napster, and Elite Advantage, a concierge service that provides owners with remote assistance and diagnostics. No-nonsense styling, best-ever energy efficiency and a nearly-complete feature set, including two pairs of 3D glasses, ice the cake tastefully.

The Elite Series HDTVs may cost more than your standard HDTV, but there is good reason.  Everything about them, such as their picture quality, their support, and their looks is a level above the competition.

Sharp’s Giant 80″ HDTV

October 31, 2011

Sharp's giant 80" HDTV
Sharp has unveiled a very impressive new AQUOS LCD TV, which launched earlier this month. It is the LC-80LE632U, boasting a mammoth 80-inch screen. It’s definitely not lacking in the features department either, it’s loaded with full 1080p resolution, the UltraBrilliant LED backlighting system, and built-in WiFi. Not only does the WiFi enable streaming from services such as Netflix and CinemaNow, but it also allows Sharp to assist with tech support if needed.

The 80-inch display on this unit gives you more than double the screen area of a 55-inch TV. The LED backlighting means it will slurp less power than CCFL sets, and it has a very nice contrast ratio of 6M:1 dynamic. The set also features a 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced refresh rate for a clear image and the TV is under 4-inches deep, making it much thinner than projection TVs.

The TV minimizes light leakage using a 10-bit processing panel. This huge TV features dual USB ports, for the viewing of high-resolution video, music, and photos. It also uses a special Vyper Drive engine, which reduces lag when gaming on this monster TV. The 80-inch TV is retailing for $4,999.99, which is definitely one of the best values per inch in today’s market.

We currently have a promotion going on this TV for $4399, give us a call at (858) 999-2031 for more information.

Digital Signage

May 3, 2011

Digital Signage is the way of the future and can help grow your business.

san diego digital signage
Digital signs can inform, educate,  and entertain. Have you ever entered a store or a restaurant, and had your attention automatically go to the running TV?

Well, digital signage provides an even better, more tailored source of information and entertainment to the shopper or guest! Also, a digital sign can increase efficiency, productivity and enhance the enjoyment of your customer or guest’s overall experience.

Think of this: Moving images and music can be soothing and put people at ease. A digital sign will accomplish this for you.

Now, it can be a challenging task to setup digital signage for your business by yourself. Most people have limited or no experience in setting up a digital signage system. What kind of cables do I use? Plasma or LCD display? Will a regular monitor work well or do I need a professional model display?

That’s where we come in.

san diego digital signage

GotUWired is an expert in San Diego digital signage and we can get you a tailored setup that meets the needs of your business. After all, you only have a short amount of time to capture your customer’s attention!

The 3D Phenomenon

February 16, 2011

If there is one thing that was made abundantly clear at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last year, it was that the entire consumer electronics industry was strongly pushing for a switch to 3D. Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Vizio, Sharp and a number of other manufacturers have all announced new 3D capable models that they will be releasing over the course of this year (2011). Never before have we seen such widespread industry support for 3D, and this will certainly go a long way in helping bring 3D to the masses.

Riding on the enormous success of James Cameron’s latest movie, Avatar, many of the big name electronics manufacturers are making a strong case for bringing an authentic 3D experience to the consumer’s living room. This time around the timing seems perfect. Over 60% of Avatar’s ticket sales were for 3D viewings of the movie, a startling statistic given that the number of 3D capable screens around the world is far outnumbered by their regular 2D counterparts.

New 3D technology overcomes previous limitations

Old 3D technology from many years ago never really caught on, but new 3D technology overcomes its previous limitations.

  1. Unrealistic to Realistic 3D – An unrealistic effect was caused due to the images for the left and right eye being unnaturally spaced causing eye strain. However, current 3D video capture technology coupled with the projection of both left and right eye images by the same device ensures that such effects are mitigated in new 3D displays.
  2. Goodbye to Nausea and Headaches – These side effects were predominantly due to the analog nature of 3D films many years ago when the films for the left and right eye view were projected simultaneously but were hard to keep in sync with one another. This resulted in an uncomfortable viewing experience, confusing the viewer’s brain due to the unrealistic and unnatural visual stimulation.  Current 3D displays however, are digitally synced so no such issues exist and these “3D Symptoms” are thankfully a thing of the past.
  3. Poor to Great color fidelity – Using Anaglyph technology, images were split into chromatically opposite colors so that by using tinted glasses the viewer was able to view a unique image for each eye thus providing a 3D effect. However, the use of these tinted glasses drastically changed the appearance of colors and in general resulted in a poor 3D experience. With the use of new Polarized or Active Shutter technology, this has been done away with as the image displayed on the screen represents the true color and each eye piece does not distort the image color in any way (apart from lowering the incoming brightness of the image by a small amount).

3D Content

Many people seem to whine about the lack of 3D content and that this lack of 3D content guarantees the failure of this industry push towards 3D. After all, content is king right? There are some issues with this criticism however.

  1. ESPN, DirectTV, Discovery Channel and UK’s Sky have pledged support for delivering 3D content as early as 2010. ESPN has already procured the necessary equipment for shooting live events in 3D and plan to air football and NBA in 3D in the near future. A number of other content providers are also joining ranks and pledging support for delivering more 3D content. While 3D content is still at a nascent stage, we have to keep in mind that these are still early days. However, with all the industry support so far, the signs seem very positive.

2.      Hollywood is also backing this push to 3D with over 20 3D movies released on 2010. Keep in mind also that every 3D animated film will likely be available in 3D as this medium enables an effortless transition for producing movies in 3D. These numbers will only increase, especially if there is widespread interest in 3D content as witnessed by the success of Avatar in 3D.

3D TVs are Backward Compatible with Regular 2D

This is one of the main reasons why 3D will eventually succeed over time. Pretty much all the proposed 3D technologies that are being developed by various electronics manufacturers are compatible with regular 2D content. This of course is for a good reason as it would be suicidal on the part of device manufacturers to make their 3D sets not compatible with conventional 2D content given that there is a long transition period ahead as we make the switch from 2D to 3D (and perhaps it will never be a complete 100% switch).

Displays requiring active shutter glasses are pretty much your regular high performance LCD or Plasma TV with a high refresh rate (120-240 Hz) and the ability to sync with your active shutter glasses. However, they are perfectly capable displays for 2D content as well and there shouldn’t be any real decrease in performance or image quality. Additionally, the high refresh rates of newer 3D TVs will actually be a bonus for regular 2D content as this refresh rate boost will help smooth the display of fast paced 2D scenes and sporting events. Finally, the prices of the TVs themselves aren’t going to be all that much more than regular TVs.  If you don’t want 3D at all, you could still buy a 3D capable set for roughly the same price as regular TVs and just skip buying 3D glasses and any other accessories that you might need for viewing 3D content on your new TV. All in all, it’s a win-win situation either way and this is one of the main reasons why the long run adoption of 3D TVs will hence in general a will win situation.

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