IPVMU Certified | 03/04/16 04:14am
Our facility in Southern California has roughly 70 cameras running on a Genetec system. Most of the cameras are original to the initial installation 6+ years ago, when MJPEG was state of the art compression. The cameras run on 10 servers; one VMS server and one archive server in each of our 5 buildings on the campus. The entire system is on an isolated LAN.
The servers are beginning to fail and, rather than spend the $250K to replace them, I'd like to tie the cameras and VMS into our server center in Phoenix. I'm planning to replace the majority of the cameras with Axis Zpstream or other smart codec cameras over the next few years to save bandwidth.
I'm wondering whether, during the transition, my Genetec VMS will be able to run on both the on-site servers for the MJPEG cameras and the Phoenix server for the smart codec cameras and allow us to view cameras from different servers on a single client.