advida looks like another hikvision made product to me. Just saying
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Advidia are definitely OEM'ed. It's something we also discussed here: Panasonic Buys VideoInsight.
Some of the older ones I believe are ACTi and the newer ones Hikvision. In general, Hikvision is solid (we have a lot of Hikvision tests).
Have you already decided on using Video Insight as your VMS?
No but we are going up against them on a project
Find it hard to believe that one Video Insight server can
manage throughput for 88 3mp Advidia cameras
Their servers supposedly are bundled with
free Video Insight software
I have a prospect running 260 cameras on 2 dell servers with video insite. They are happy with it. They have zero integration going on, access is a Keri system and they want more of it if that means anything. System has been in place 4 years. Their 3 megapixel Advidia fixed domes have same moisture issues and their Hikvision counterparts. When used outdoors they like to be partially shielded from the elements. Place them in an area where they get a stream of water it is certain death by drowning.
The dome was completely filled on several on several cameras. I can't believe Im the only one who has had an issue. It is the identical camera to the Avidia I have seen so its very relevent.
IPVMU Certified | 05/01/15 05:47pm
We have successfully deployed Video Insight Monitor Station Client VMS and Server software. In addition we have had much success using Advidia VP-16 and VP-8 encoders to convert our legacy analog cameras to networked digital signals. We have implemented a robust replacement of analog cameras with Advidia A-34 and A-54 cameras as our legacy analog cameras fail. Service has been spectacular. Easy to operate and maintain with excellent 24/7 tech support. Good resolution and clear imagery.