Comet Video Technologies' Comet 600 links as many as six of your CCTV cameras to its network connection, and streams video to your cell phone, PPC, laptop, or other networked device for real-time surveillance from afar. The unit connects through its Ethernet cable to a broadband connection.
A typical problem with streaming surveillance video is that the image stream is intended for local cable connections that can handle its relatively high resolution. The Comet 600 formats the video to accommodate the lower bandwidth of the cell phone and its small display.
Setup and view
The Comet 600 hardware is simple to set up. It is a small plastic box with six BNC cable connectors on the front, and Ethernet and power connections on the back. In order to connect it to an existing CCTV monitoring system, one Y connector is attached to each camera line in order to send the video signal to both the monitor/recorder and the Comet 600. I attached two cameras to two cable connectors, then connected the unit to my Ethernet switch and plugged in the power unit.