With over 35 years of professional experience, Vlado Damjanovski is one of the world foremost experts and authority on Closed Circuit
Television (CCTV). He is an author, inventor, lecturer, App designer and imaging
specialist based in Kiama, near Sydney,
and he is well known to the International
Through his company ViDi Labs he provides training, consultancy, design, product testing, articles writing and publishing.
Vlado has an honours degree in Electronics Engineering from the
University “Kiril & Metodij” in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia),
specialising in Broadcast TV and CCTV. His 1982 thesis on the subject
of Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) preempted their wide commercial use by
In 1995 Vlado published his first technical reference book - simply called 'CCTV'. This was, and still is, one of
the first and complete reference manuals on the subject of CCTV.
Covering all that a CCTV expert, installer and consultant should
require, this book was accepted and approved by the international
industry. Now in its 4th edition and translated into four languages,
Vlado's book continues to have a 5-star rating. The last edition is
titled 'CCTV - from light to pixels’ and it is translated into multiple
languages, including German, Russian, Korean and Farsi.
Utilising his best-seller books Vlado conducts easy-to-understand CCTV training seminars. He demystifies and explains all the tricks and technologies of the CCTV industry. These seminars are conducted worldwide (www.cctvseminars.com).
In addition, Vlado has designed and commissioned a number of CCTV Systems around Australia and overseas. These include large-scale projects such as the Darling Harbour CCTV system, the Downing Centre CCTV system and the Sydney City Council system. In 1997 Vlado was the chief consultant and designer for the Star City Casino Pit-Cam CCTV system, one of the very first digital CCTV systems in the world using digital recorders.
Vlado was the chief editor and publisher of the foregone magazine 'CCTV
Focus’. This magazine was launched at the International Security
Conference (ISC) in New York, August 1999. 'CCTV Focus' became the
leading technical magazine for the CCTV industry.
Vlado was the chief contributor in the creating of Australian and New Zealand CCTV Standards (AS4806.1, AS4806.2 and AS4806.3).
Through his company, Vlado designs and offers many specialised tools for the industry. These tools include Programmable Test Pattern Generators, Camera Analysers, CCTV Test charts, ViDiLabs iOS calculator App, system drawings icons and tools, etc.
In addition to regular
consulting work, and teaching at his seminars, Vlado continually writes
for the industry magazines and presents on various conferences. In
addition, Vlado is an active member of IEC TC-79 group contributing
towards the international standards development of 62676 standards for the IP CCTV and VSS.
Vlado is also known for his
amateur photographic work having exhibited in Europe and
Australia. Vlado has also had his photographic work published in
magazines and books and has won numerous awards (visit Poems with Pixels).
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