Short for Internet Protocol, network data transmission method. Data is divided into individual, completely independent packets, each packet containing both sender s and receiver s address (every computer or host on Internet has unique address). IP ensures packets all arrive at receiver s address regardless of route taken. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) places received packets in correct order.canonglossaryus
Under IPv4, written as four groups of digits separated by periods (xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx), under IPv6, eight groups. Address on IP network. See IP.
Similar to webcam (camera digitizes images, compresses, sends over network) but more advanced. IP-enabled security cameras usually have embedded OS (operating system), offer browser interface so user can operate, view video remotely over Internet. Often feature FTP of images, web server capability, built-in motion detection.
IP Rating stands for Ingress Protection Rating. Number has two digits, optional letters following, e.g. IP66, IP68. First number defines protection against foreign objects, with 0 lowest rating, non-protected, and 6 highest, dust tight and protects against access with wire. Second number defines level of protection against water, with 0 non-protected, 8 higest, protected for continuous immersion in water.