About the presenter - Vlado Damjanovski

I am based in Kiama, on the  beautiful south coast of New South Wales,  Australia.  

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I am an author, inventor, lecturer and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) specialist. 

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I run my own company, ViDi Labs Pty.Ltd., which provides consultancy, design & project management, system-commissions, product testing, desk-top publishing and seminar training.

  

I have a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University Kiril & Metodij in Skopje (Macedonia). I specialised in broadcast television and CCTV.  My 1982 thesis on the subject of charge-coupled devices (CCD) pre-empted their wide commercial use by ten years.  My first job in 1982, at the Video Engineering company was as a design engineer for CCTV cameras. 

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In 1987 I migrated to Australia as an independent migrant based on my qualifications.  Due to this early experience in the broadcast industry in Macedonia I landed my first Australian job opportunity as a Broadcast TV engineer with TCN Channel 9.

I proudly participated in the Australian Bi-Centennial TV broadcast undertaken by Channel 9 in January 1988.Following that I returned to the CCTV industry, being offered an attractive position the Vamarc company.  

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It wasn’t long before I began teaching my colleagues about CCTV, as most of them were sales based and not technical. Consequently, this ad-hoc teaching evolved into a fully fledged seminar business which I conducted Australia-wide with the STAM company. 

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In 1995 I published my first technical reference book on the subject of CCTV because there were few books on the subject at the time. I simply called it CCTV.  This was, and still is, one of the first and most complete reference manuals on the subject of CCTV.

This book  was accepted and approved by the international CCTV industry because it covered all that a CCTV expert, installer and consultant should know. 

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The book content has evolved with the industry’s evolution and each new edition covers the latest technologies; information builds on previous editions. 

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Now in its 4th edition, CCTV - from light to pixels has been translated into Russian, Korean, German, Chinese and Farsi, and it continues to have 5-star rating on Amazon. This latest edition can be found on Amazon.com or other quality technical book stores.

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In my seminars I demystify and explain all the tricks and technologies of the CCTV industry. I use a simple and clear approach supported by illustrations, videos, images, and specialist drawings. I encourage topic-related discussion and Q&As to assist the learning.

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I conduct these seminars world-wide, so I can come to you if it is easier. 

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I have experience and practical knowledge in designing and commissioning a number of CCTV systems throughout Australia and Overseas.  These commissions include the Darling Harbour CCTV system, the Downing Centre CCTV system and the Sydney City Council system.  In 1997 I was the chief consultant and designer for the Star City Casino digital CCTV system . This system was one of the first digital systems in the world, costing in excess of $1.5M.  In 2003 I was instrumental in winning the system design for the Sands Casino (Macao) - another world-first in utilising Digital Virtual Matrix switching of over 2,500 digital recorders - costing in excess of $5M. 

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I was involved in the creating of the Australian CCTV standards AS 4806 series back in 2003~2006, and I am currently working closely with the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in creating the new Digital CCTV Standards IEC 62676. 

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I have developed innovative products for the CCTV industry such was the Programmable Test Pattern Generator TPG-8, the new SD/HD ViDiLabs Test Chart and, more recently, the ViDiLabs calc application for iOS and Android smart devices. This App can be found on iTunes ( https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/vidilabs-calc/id1054879397?mt=8 ) and very soon on Google Play. These products are used by companies world-wide, in their various measurement and quantifying CCTV system performances. 

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Using the latest camera measurement technology, my company also conducts in-house camera testing and software evaluation for customers.

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I know cameras! I am a passionate photographer of over 45 years and I invite you to visit my photographic web site www.damjanovski.com and enjoy my  Poems with Pixels.

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Contact me via: 

vlado (at) vidilabs.com

In my 30 years of teaching, I have trained many professionals, end users, installers, managers, consultants and manufacturers.

They all learned something new and important for their business.

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A large number of professionals are very knowledgable in many areas, but like any human being, they have knowledge gaps in other areas. 

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I have spent nearly 45 years of my professional life studying, working with, designing, testing and developing products and technologies in CCTV. As a result, I have the experience and the ability to pass such knowledge onto others - simply, systematically and efficiently.  

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This was the reason I wrote my first book on CCTV when, in 1995, there were few books on the subject to be found. 

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My books grew out of this lack of materials and the ever changing CCTV technologies. 

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Also, this was the reason for having four editions of the book, each one of them including additional and new technologies to the previous ones.

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My customers have used the Syllabus page to decide what topics they feel would suit their outcomes and those topics not needed. In addition, they’ve added some new and interesting topics that I easily  included in the seminar. 

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If needed, we can even design a new seminar based on your specific needs, such as my recent one on Video Content Analytics held in Singapore (2018.)

E-mail me your requirements and let’s discuss options.