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Anyone Here Use Ipconfigure?

Looks like a solid option for smaller installs but haven't seen any recent comments by actual members here who have used it. I'll be installing a demo tonight on a RPi to test it out.

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Using their LPR?

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I'll be interested in LPR as well.

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About 8 months ago, their CEO told me that ipConfigure is no longer developing their LPR. Check the versioning and see how many updates or advancements have been made since it was released 8 years ago.

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Disclaimer: I am VP Engineering for IPConfigure.

We are and always have been a VMS company, albeit with significant interest and expertise in analytics. We entered the LPR market a number of years ago with an innovative camera embedded offering, but we made the difficult decision to exit the crowded LPR space last year in order to better focus our energies on our Orchid Fusion VMS. To this day we struggle in some circles to shake the idea that we are an LPR company, but our VMS software has always represented the overwhelming majority of our software revenue and engineering investment.

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I wasn't thrilled with the performance of the Raspberry Pi version. Of course, we could have squeezed out a bit more if we did more to cool it. The representative we talked to said that it was really just a gimmick to get the attention of the nerds, but it wouldn't be appropriate for a professional installation.

Other than that, I liked the interface. The stored video is not encrypted or randomized in any way, so a malicious sysadmin could make evidence disappear (if that scenario is something you worry about).

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Disclaimer: I am VP Engineering for IPConfigure

IPConfigure has customers who run Orchid Core VMS across 1000+ locations spanning single enterprise environments -- typically those locations use traditional (Intel) Linux or Windows servers, but all editions of Orchid Core VMS, including the Rasperry Pi version, share the same code, feature set, and capabilities. We find that a Raspberry Pi 3 is capable of recording (and transcoding, when required) around four 1080p cameras with Orchid Core VMS. Our Raspberry Pi version is used commercially across a variety of verticals, and while I wouldn't personally call it a gimmick, it was designed to act as an inexpensive entry point and demonstration vehicle for our software.

IPConfigure's software encrypts all data in motion; for data at rest we recommend filesystem encryption at the operating system level.

Thank you for your feedback and comments.

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Nice looking software, if I didn't already have license for another VMS I would definitely consider it... I might actually evaluate it because the ability to use linux is a huge plus.

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I should have been more specific about the performance. The cameras recorded just fine. However, when we tried to view the video through a web browser, we could not reliably view more than one high-quality stream at a time. The most we could do was view one high-quality stream and two low-quality streams.

This was done using a Raspberry Pi 3 with the official case and without a heatsink, sitting in a warm and dusty environment.

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Will the Mobotix line of cameras work on Orchid?

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Modern Mobotix cameras, yes. We have elected not to implement support for the older HTTP-based MxPEG cameras, but any Mobotix camera with RTSP and h.264 will be supported.

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Thank you Mr. Tompkins

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We sell quite a bit of it with very good success. I would say we have over 4,000 cameras running on it with about 75%on the fusion cloud .

The product is solid and is extremely user friendly. Our customers love it.

The feature set is pretty much record and playback, but that is what 99% of customers need.

Setup on smaller systems is simple and easy, they are working to improve enterprise setup based on customer suggestions.

In a distributed enterprise environment it can't be beat as it is 100% browser with no plugins.

Finally their tech support is very good.

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Have used orchid vms and orchid fusion but nothing more... Orchid is the vms that is white labeled and sold as Hitachi vms

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