Garmin is one of the top brands of GPS Units, which are available. One of the best features of Garmin GPS Units is the fact that the units have the ability to receive and download custom-made maps. You will need a specific computer program in order to create maps for "Garmin GPS" Units. This program is called cGPSmapper.You can purchase cGPSmapper at its website: http://www.cgpsmapper.com. cGPSmapper is available for purchase in both professional and standard versions. You will have to purchase a registration key in order for the program to work. However, you can use cGPSmapper for thirty days without a registration key, in order to test the program out.This program is available specifically for Garmin products. However, it should be noted that the cGPSmapper system was developed independently from Garmin. It was developed, in order to fill a gap where other GPS programs leave off, and it works quite well, if you know how to use it properly.You need to make sure that you have a few necessary items or programs. These will be used to help you generate your map and download it to your GPS device. What you need will include cGPSmapper, geographical information on the generated area, a way to download the map to your GPS once it has been created, a program to generate and manipulate graphics (think Adobe or Paintshop), a Garmin GPS Unit, and if you want to add photographs to the mapping, then a program called OziExplorer is necessary.To generate the map, you can use geographical photographs, maps from your Garmin GPS Unit, other maps, and aerials. Once you have found the images you want to use, you need to install your cGPSmapper program. You will be guided through the installation, so you should not have any problems with this step at all.You are going to want to generate the map photographs. This may mean you are scanning them so the area can be mapped out or downloading them. Once you have done this, you can calibrate any images you have with OziExplorer. This is only if you want actual photographs of the area as opposed to a map.Your map will need several points of reference on it. You can map these points and they will be imported specifically into your cGPSmapper program. The points of interest will give you the ability to generate the details of the map. Both waypoints and tracks can be saved in OziExplorer.You will need to edit multiple txt files in order for the map generation to work properly. You can find out exactly what to put in these txt files by doing a search for custom map generation on Garmin GPS devices in your favorite search engine. These txt files should be placed in your cGPSmapper folder. You also need to modify another file called GenerateMaps.bat. You will be modifying your registry and can find out more information on this as well as a template you can use at the cGPSmapper website.Once you have modified the batch file and the registry file you will find that two images have been created. You can navigate through MapSource or another similar program to find these images. You can navigate for maps with MapSource, and unlike other GPS programs, you do not need to use a CD to do this.Your map should map the information that is listed in the registry. It may take you a little while for you to make certain that the image can be uploaded. If it cannot or there is a problem, then your MapSourcce will not even start. You will not have to worry about trying to download the file until you know it will load. Common problems include a wrong location where the file is stored and problems with the registry so check those two things first if you are having trouble with MapSource.Once MapSource is up and running you can do little things like play with the zoom on the image to make things easier to see, tweak the image itself, and prepare the image to be downloaded. Now, comes the moment you have been waiting to complete.The area on the map, which should be downloaded, needs to be highlighted. You should connect your PC to your GPS device or you can connect the two through Bluetooth technology. Once you are connected, use your GPS system to navigate on your PC to where you stored your map. Then you can click File >>> Send to Device.When your map is loaded, you can use it on your Garmin handheld unit or Portable GPS system. The best part is that your custom maps will be stored so you can use them later, when you need them the most.
When searching for a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, there is the right way and the wrong way. If you were to follow all the presumably right things to do, you can still make some awful mistakes. One of the most dreadful things that you can do is to choose the software and then choose the implementation partner.Lets illustrate a typical scenario. A company is looking for new business software. They decide that they will do the best practice way of selecting software. They define their requirements, they then send out these requirements to the VAR (Value Added Reseller) of the ERP solutions. For the sake of argument, they choose four software providers and send the RFI (Request for Information) to four different VARs, one from each of the software solutions. They get back the RFIs and then start to eliminate the candidates. They drive it to two solutions.The next step is for them to have the VARs provide demos. If they do it correctly, they have the VARs demonstrate the software according to their business process with their actual data. The demonstrations go well and they now have the decision of which software to go with. They choose X. Then someone on the team says Yes, X is great software, but I am not sure about the VAR. What if we look at some other VARs or implementation partners?At this point the problems begin. The company wants to interview and get references on three other VARs. They begin doing the due diligence on these other implementers. You might be asking, So what have they done wrong? It makes sense to check out all the implementation options. Yes that is true, but what about the VAR that spent days and weeks preparing, demonstrating and learning about the company and their business? They have invested a lot of time and resources.Some would argue that that is just the nature of competition. True, but. what if you find that there is not a better VAR than the one you began with. Now all you have done is made them feel distrusted and alienated. This is not the way to start an implementation. It could have dire consequences down the road.You want an implementation partner who is your trusted advisor. Going into an implementation should be a partnership working towards a similar goal. Bringing in other candidates at the end of the selection is not the way to bring a trusted relationship to the table.If you are dealing with a software company that has various VARs, the ideal situation is to ask the software developer, which VAR they would recommend for your business type and industry. This must be done early in the selection when you have just come to the first list of candidate software providers. They may give you a couple of names. You can then screen these two or three VARs early to choose an implementer who you want to do business with, should you choose their software. Then if they are not selected, they understand that it is your choice in software, and if they are selected along with the software, you have already vetted them and you can now begin an implementation with a truly trusted advisor.Many people forget that the VARs put a lot of time and money into chasing you the lead. If you choose them early and then choose the ERP software, then you move together in unity. If you choose the ERP system and then choose the VAR, the VAR will hold resentment at having spent the time and money only to be possibly tossed out at the end, when another VAR, who has done nothing, gets the implementation. Should the chosen VAR not work out and you have to go back to the first VAR, there will be little chance of working with them as a trusted advisor. So choose the people early and before the choice of software is made. Doing so will only aid in a successful implementation.
S/N RATIOSignal-to-Noise ratio is calculated with the logarithm of the normal signal and the noise RMS value.SCENE ILLUMINATIONThe average light level incident upon a protected area. Normally measured for the visible spectrum with a light meter having a spectral response corresponding closely to that of the human eye and is quoted in lux. Scotopic Vision levels are illumination levels below 10-2 lux, thus invisible to the human eye. Silicon. The raw material of which modern semiconductor devices are made.SIMPLEXIn general, it refers to a communications system that can transmit information in one direction only. In CCTV, simplex is used to describe a method of multiplexer operation where only one function can be performed at a time, eg. either recording or playback individually.SKIN EFFECTThe tendency of alternating current to travel only on the surface of a conductor as its frequency increases.SLOW SCANThe transmission of a series of frozen images by means of analog or digital signals over limited bandwidth media, usually telephone.SMEARAn unwanted side effect of vertical charge transfer in a CCD chip. It shows vertical bright stripes in places of the image where there are very bright areas. In better cameras smear is minimised to almost undetectable levels.SMPTESociety of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Spectrum analyser. An electronic device that canshow the spectrum of an electric signal.SPECTRUMIn Electromagnetics, spectrum refers to the description of a signals amplitude versus its frequency components. In optics, spectrum refers to the light frequencies composing the "white light" which can be seen as rainbow colours.SPGStands for Sync Pulse Generator. A source of synchronisation pulses.SPLIT SCREEN UNIT(Quad compressor). Equipment which simultaneously displays parts or more than one image on a single monitor. It usually refers to four quadrants display.S-VHSSuper VHS format of video recording. A newer standard proposed by JVC, preserving the downward compatibility with the VHS format. It offers much better horizontal resolution up to 400 TV lines. This is mainly due to the colour separation techniques, high quality video heads and better tapes. Sync. This is short from synchronisation pulse.TBCTime Base Correction. Refers to the synchronisation of various signals inside a device such as a multiplexer or a TBC Corrector.TDGShort for time and date generator.TELEMETRYRemote controlling system of, usually, digital encoded data, intended to control pan, tilt, zoom, focus, preset positions, wash, wipe and similar. Being digital, it is usually sent via twisted pair cable, or coaxial cable together with the video signal.TERMINATIONThis usually refers to the physical act of terminating a cable with a special connector, which for coaxial cable is, usually, BNC. For fibre optic cable this is the ST connector. It can also refer to the impedance matching when electrical transmission is in use. This is especially important for high frequency signals, such as the video signal, where the characteristic impedance is accepted to be 75 Ohms.TIME LAPSE VCR(TL VCR). A video recorder, most often in VHS format, that can prolong the video recording on a single tape up to 960 hours (this refers to a 180 min tape). This type of VCRs are very often used in CCTV systems. The principle of operation is very simple - instead of having the video tape travel at a constant speed of 2.275 cm/s (which is the case with the domestic models of VHS VCRs), it moves with discrete steps which can be controlled. Time Lapse VCRs have a number of other special functions very useful in CCTV, such as external alarm trigger, time and date superimposed on the video signal, alarm search and so on.TIME LAPSE VIDEO RECORDINGThe intermittent recording of video signals at intervals to extend the recording time of the recording medium. It is usually measured in reference to a 3 hr (180 min) tape.TIME MULTIPLEXINGThe technique of recording several cameras onto, usually, one time lapse VCR by sequentially sending camera pictures with a timed interval delay to match the time lapse mode selected on the recorder.UHF SIGNALUltra high frequency signal. In television it is defined to belong in the radio spectrum between 470 MHz and 850 MHz. Unbalanced signal. In CCTV, this refers to a type of video signal transmission through a coaxial cable. It is called unbalanced because the signal travels through the centre core only, while the cable shield is used for equating the two voltage potentials between the coaxial cable ends.UPSUninterruptible power supply. These are power supplies used in the majority of high security systems, whose purpose is to back-up the system for at least 10 minutes without mains power. The duration of this depends on the size of the UPS, usually expressed in VA, and the current consumption of the system itself.VDAVideo Distribution Amplifier. A device that provides multiple outputs from one video signal such that interference to one output will not affect others.VERTICAL SHIFT REGISTERThe mechanism in CCD technology whereby charge is read out from the photo sensors of an Interline Transfer or Frame Interline Transfer sensor.VHFStands for Very High Frequency. A signal encompassing frequencies between 30 and 300 MHz. In television, VHF Band I uses frequencies between 45 MHz and 67 MHz, and between 180 MHz and 215 MHz for Band III. Band II is reserved for FM radio from 88 MHz to 108 MHz.VHSStands for Video Home System, as proposed by JVC, a video recording format that is most often used in homes, but also in CCTV. It has its own limitations due to the concept itself, the speed of recording, the magnetic tapes used and the colour separation technique. Most of the CCTV equipment today supersedes VHS resolution.VIDEO EQUALISATION CORRECTOR(Video Equaliser). A device which corrects for unequal frequency losses and/or phase errors in the transmission of a video signal. Video frame store. A device which enables digital storage of one or more images for steady display on a video monitor.VIDEO IN-LINE AMPLIFIERA device providing amplification of a video signal.VIDEO MATRIX SWITCHER(VMS). A device for switching more than one camera, VCR, video printer and similar, to more than one monitor, VCR, video printer and similar. Much more complex and more powerful than video switchers.VIDEO MONITORA device for converting a video signal into an image.VIDEO MONITORA device for converting a video signal into an image.VIDEO PRINTERA device for converting a video signal to a hard copy printout. It could be a monochrome (B/W) or colour. They come in different format sizes. Special paper is needed.VIDEO SIGNALAn electrical signal containing all of the elements of the image produced by a camera or any other source of video information.VIDEO SWITCHERA device for switching more than one camera to one or more monitors manually, automatically or upon receipt of an alarm condition.VITSVideo Insertion Test Signals. Special shaped electronic signals inserted in the "invisible" lines (in the case of PAL, lines 17, 18, 330 and 331) that are used to determine the quality of reception.VLFVery Low Frequency. Refers to the frequencies in the band between 10 and 30 kHz.
Freeware is a way to get copyrighted Software for unlimited use for free. Most developers of the software retain the copyright and control to add and make changes to the software as they see fit. Many Freeware's are complete versions of a paid or shareware program, however there are a few of them which are only parts of the program. Freeware was established by Andrew Fluegelman, when he created PC-Talk and did not want to use the more expensive and conventional way of distributing his product.Freeware programs are meant to be downloaded from many different sites without any limitations on the download. If the programs are not available under these terms then they are not true Freeware Software.UsabilityThe Usability of most Freeware Programs is extremely easy, and many if not all provide instructions on how to get the most of your programs. In most cases you search or go to your favorite place to download and search for the type of program your are looking for, when the download link appears just click the link and let your Download Manager or Internet Explorer do the rest. The only other thing you should have to do is either run or save the program, depending on download instructions.Pro'sFreeware has many Pro's, from free unlimited use to easily found on a multiple of sites, such as Downloads 3000. There are many different types of Freeware programs, with games like Akalbeth, BC Racer, and Word Whiz to name only a few. There are also numerous web browsers and anti-virus programs such as Avast, AVG Anti-Spyware, and even SpyBot removal tools with examples like Spyware Doctor, and WebRoot SpySweeper.With all of these wonderful Programs and thousands more why wouldn't you give Freeware a shot.Con'sThe Con's are very few and far between, when it comes to something free and easily found and even easier to download. The only real downside I can see for Freeware, is when you search for a Freeware program and are directed to scams instead. That really aren't free, what you were looking for in the first place and end up costing you more than your time and money.SafetySafety is a big part of your computer and Internet life, with many places wanting to know more and more about you everyday. Be warned on these things however, there are Freeware Programs out there like Spyware Doctor which helps erase and block your personal information, but the biggest step you can take is this. Remember only when and if you have to register your already downloaded and installed program should you be required to give out your personal information. There are a few which require your email and sometimes name but generally that is it, and if they do ask for more check them out before just filling out the form.Summary and RatingThere is an old saying you pay for what you get, yet in this case you are getting that may cost hundreds for nothing more than your time. As with all Downloads it is always advisable to run a check on the program with your anti-virus, and of course before even clicking the link to download, make sure your PC has enough resources.When it comes to rating something like this I think it is pretty self explanatory, an astounding 10 of course.
The television industry has gone through many changes. Imagine at the beginning of television. The moments that you saw on TV had no way of actually being recorded. They were broadcast live, and straight into your home. This was a great breakthrough, like the radio, except with sound.There are many ways that television changed the face of what was going on in the world. However, the technology quickly changed. First you were able to watch recorded images. Then, you were able to choose from several different channels that were watching different things. Soon, the television was in color, and then, there were cable networks that carried all kinds of channels that you could watch each day.With every advancement comes something new. There is nothing different in that statement when it comes to things like Canadian satellite TV.What Is the Difference?There are many things that are different about Canadian satellite TV from the TV that you might have now. For one, the signals come from satellites, which means that the picture is going to be clearer and easier to see. Also, you are going to find that with Canadian satellite TV there are many more stations for you to choose from.One of the best things about Canadian satellite TV is that you can actually get channels form all over the world. If you are able to get packages the contain channels from around the world, you will find that there is so much to learn by watching another countries television programs. This can be a truly educational experience for your whole family.Another good thing about Canadian satellite TV is that it is generally affordable to most people. You would think that it would be very expensive, but actually Canadian satellite TV is something that most every citizen can afford. This hails back to the time when television was new. As things came out, they started out very expensive and therefore very exclusive. However, as something new came out, the prices would drop and they would be more and more affordable.There are many benefits to having Canadian satellite TV. The price and the fact that you can watch just about anything from anywhere are just two of the reasons that this is something you should consider for your family. It is at the cutting age of technology, and it is easy to have in your life. Contact your local television providers for more information.