...they would not deploy their enterprise IVMS-5200 software in the US...
Technically it's not in New Mexico (or any state), it's in Pueblo Nation.
btw, hikvision just rolled out the newest version of their IVMS softwate.
It's available only to specific registered projects that are pre-approved for 5200 in specific verticals. AFAIK there are multiple iVMS-5200 sites in the U.S. almost entirely in gaming verticals. I'm sure if someone had the right Fortune 500 or public project they would sign off on selling it for the project. Not sure what other verticals they are targeting but definitely the megaproject/gaming verticals due to sheer volume of product being deployed for a good beta test.
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My Hik rep told us last week that it would be coming, but was a matter of timing. They have built relationships with other partners that are important to them. Releasing 5200 could damage these if not done correctly.
Will 5200 be free for Hikvision and a license fee for 3rd party cameras? Or will it be totally free? Anyone know yet?
I am working on a project outside the US. And I am interested in the Hikivision 5200:
How does it deal with Hikvision NVRs? Are they seen/considered as one entity thus one (1) license per NVR regardless of the number of camera attached to the device or are the licenses per camera regardless? Thanks
During the recent upgrade, Santa Ana Star Casino replaced the 40 DVRs with 24 hybrid DVRs equipped with several Hikvision products, including iVMS-5200 software, new encoders, and 10 storage servers...
Does 5200 really run on their hybrid DVR appliances?
The iVMS-5200 (or at least the version which has been available on the European market for quite some time now) has also the capability to record streams (from ip cameras or recorders), e.g. it can be used as a pc nvr and storage solution. For this function a separate "storage server" license should be purchased. So far though, in most of the installations I have witnessed, the iVMS-5200 is deployed as a more sophisticated CMS software which can provide more advanced alarm and video monitoring features, while the recording is done in NVRs. The most significant advantages compared to the free iVMS-4200 are the client-server architecture, which allows for centralized setup and administration as well as the additional "add-on" modules (also purchased separately) like LPR, business intelligence/people counting and mobile transportation CCTV. For some of these addon features to be functional, one would need a specific Hik camera. Also available now here in EU is a pre-assembled Hikvision PC server which comes with iVMS-5200 on board with 128 channel licenses (it is called "Blazer PRO")
I am working on a large scale Municipal project involving 2000+ cameras. We are strongly considering 5200 due to the excellent feedback we have received from other localities and the engineering support behind Hikvision. We have deployed several of the higher end 128 channel machines with excellent results. Hikvision support for the products across the board has been 'remarkable'. We have deployed around 900+ IP cameras so far with '1' failure over the last 18 months. The technical support is first class, we have a local corporate tech in our immediate area to help the Integrator with any issues they cannot resolve. You can knock the Chinese all you want, there are some bad apples, but HIKVISION is not one of them.
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