Colby Systems Corporation is a leading supplier of Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for the Police, Airport and Casino markets. Founded in 1982, Colby Systems has been involved in Computer, Broadcast, and Digital Video products since its inception.
In 1987, Colby Systems designed and installed the first in-police-car
Macintosh based computer system for a prominent San Francisco Bay Police Department.
In 1992, Colby designed and built the first MPEG-1 Digital Video Recorder, the DR3000,
for the CIA to bring video back from Bosnia to the Pentagon over
low-bandwidth satellite circuits.
In 1993, Colby designed the first Video-Through-Cellular System, the VM-4, that enabled
TV stations to send live video from the field back to the station through the
cellular system using a small briefcase-sized unit. http://www.chuckcolby.com/vm4.html
In 1994, Colby Systems won the top 10 of the National Association of
Broadcasters Show (NAB) in Las Vegas for the development of the first MPEG-1
DVR, and then won the top 10 award again at NAB in 1996 for the development of
the first MPEG-2 DVR.