Title: UAV, General Atomics MQ-1L Predator A
Uses a satellite data link system to provide near real-time reconnaissance.
Used in Afghanistan, the Balkans, and in attacks against Al Qaeda forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, directed by CIA ground forces.
Humans are essential to flying it, more so than with most other combat aircraft.
Title: Scherzo di Follia
Artist: Pierre-Louis Pierson
Date: 1863–66, printed 1940s
Person in Photograph: Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)
Courtesy of the Met
The earliest use was in 1942 in Germany for the monitoring of V-2 rockets.
It was a big day for CCTV technology when video cassette recordings (VCRs) became widely available. You no longer needed a person to monitor the CCTV. You just pressed “record”.
Next came multiplexing technology! This allowed for multiple video signals from CCTV cameras to be combined and displayed on one monitor. 4 screens on one screen – score!
VCRs were eventually replaced by DVDs which were replaced by network video recorders (NVRs).