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How Good/Bad Is The Ocularis (Formerly Onssi, Now Qognify) VMS Software Since Milestone Breakup?

How good/bad is the Ocularis (formerly OnSSI, now Qognify) VMS software since they stopped OEMing Milestone back in 2016? I don't have any first-hand experience with Ocularis since before the breakup.

I have a client that is running an older, out of date Ocularis system. They are adding a new building to their campus that will increase their camera count by about 50%. I'm debating sticking with Ocularis and updating the software at their older buildings or using this opportunity to switch to a different VMS.

Any insight and/or advice?

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** *** *** ****** is ***** ** *********, you ****** ******** ********* to * **** ***-**-*** Milestone ********.

** *** **** ** "upgrade", ***'* **** ** replace *** ********* ******* with *** ****** ***** one (** ***** **** have * *** ******** IDK). ** *** ***** side, *** ********** ***** be ** ***** ** switching ** ******* *** altogether. **** *** *** totally ********* *********, *** saying *** ** ****** than *** *****, ****'** just ********* ** *** they ** ******.

*** ******/********* ***** **** need ** ******* *** Ocularis ****** **** ********** Smart ******. *'* ** fan ** *** ********* client, *** ****** **** to ****** ***** **** and ****** ** ******* when ********* ** **** torture.

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********* ** *** ****, it ***** ** ******** to ******* *** ******* solution ******.

*********, *** ****** ******** alternatives ** *********. ** you're ***** ** ******, it's ********* ***** ****** a *** ******* *** a **** ****** ********.

** *** **** **** the ***** ******* ** Ocularis *** **** **** the ****** ********* ******?

** * **** ****, I ****** **** ******* lists **** ******** *** Cayuga ** ******** ******** on ***** *******. *** both ** ***** *** same ****** ********* ****** under *** **** **** just * ********* **** interface?

******** *.* ** **** it ********, ****.

******'* ********* ****** ** the **** ***** *** hood. *** ********* ("******** Manager") **** *** *** to ************ ** *** a *** *********** **** you're ***** ********, *** it ***** ******* *** same.

*****'* ******** * ***** that *** *** *** to **** ** "****** mode" *** *** ********, so * ***** **** means **'* ****** **** the **** ****. **** Cayuga **** **, ******** Manager ******* *** ****** client *** **'* **** like ***'** ***** ******.

**'* **** * ***** since * ****** *** offices ** ***** *****, so ***'** **** ** verify **** * *** here. ** ***** *********** be ***** ****.

*** ********** **** ********* was *** ***** *.* release (****), ** ******** less **** *.* ** milestone.

***, ***, ****** ****** have *******, ****** ** the ********* ****** *** both *** ****** ***** alone-product *** *** ******** system.

****** ** * ******** VMS ***** **** * recorder *** * ****** (what * ***** **#* is ********* ** ** "bland ******* *-*******"). *** Ocularis ****** *** *********** do * ****** ***** to * ****** ******, but * ***'* **** if **** ** ********* today.

******** ** ******+***** *****; basically, ******** *** "*********" several ********* *** ******* into *** ******* ******** (mixing ******* ******** ** XProtect *** ******). **** allows *** *** ************* that **#* ** ******** to : ******* ****** Milestone ***** ******** ** parallel **** *** ****** one ****** *************. *** idea ***** **** *** keep *** *** ****** running, *** *** *********, and **** **** ***'** built ** *** *** recording ******** *** ****** the ****** ****** *** free ** *** ******* for *** *** ******.

**'* * ****-****** ** the *********** ************ ** Ocularis (***-***-*****). ** *** used ** ******* ** limit *** ******** ****** of *** ********** **** Milestone ** *** ****** backend, ** ***** *** no (********) *** ** convert **** ********* ** Cayuga ** ******. *** way * ****** **, it *** ***** ****** worked *** ****, *** it's ** *** ***** and ** *********** *** work.

** **** ** **********: Unless *** **** ******* retention ************, * ***** simply **** * ******* set ** **** *** old ******, **** ** case *** **** ** access ********* **** *** old ****** ****** *** transition ******. **** **** cost * *** **** in ******* ** *** will *********** ** ******** the ********* ****** ****** the ********** (****** *** manually ****** *** ********* period ** *** ****** system ** **** **** by). **** ******* ** transitions ******* ***** ***'** too.

* ***'* ***** *** "you **** * *** 1070" ** ********, *** that's ******* *****.

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*** ******** ** ******** right ***** *** ***** with ********* *** ****** with ****** *** * lot ** ******. *** SeeTec ******** *** **** antiquated *** *** **** stable.

******* ****** **** **** improving **** *** *****. Ocularis *.* *** * lot ** ******, *** I'd *** **** **** of *** ********* ****** with ****** **** ****** out ** ******* *.*, which *** ******** ** 2016. ***** **** ****, they've *** * *** of **** **** ****** the ****** ************* ***** less ******.

**** ******* **** **, we **** * ****** worried ***** ******** ******* dropped, *** ****'** ******** implemented ****** *** ********. *** primary ********* **** ******* is **** ****'** **** messing * *** **** licensing *** **********.

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** *** *** ********, I'll ** ******. *** SeeTec ******** ** ***** not **** *********. ***** are ***** * ********* SeeTec ************ **** * have ** *** *********. There's ***** * *** of ******** *****.

******** ************* ***** *** some ********. **'* ****** largely *** **** ***** the *** ****. ***** are ******* ******** **** seem ******** (******* ** the ********) **** **** haven't *****. * ***** it's * **** ******* it **** * **** had ** ***** *** the ******** ******...

*** ******** ****** ** still *** **** *** out *****, **** *'** seen. **'* *** ** the **** ******* **'** still ***** ********.

******** ***** ****** *** changed * *** ********. (Desktop ****** ** *** Windows ********; *** *** browser ****** ** ****** devices *** **** ** use ******** ***** ******.) Ever ***** ******** *.*, every ****** *** ******* to *** *** *** works ***** *** ****.

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*** ****** ******* ** OMS ** ** ******* to ***** *** ******* stuff. *** ***** ****** on *** ******* ***** nothing **** ** **** to. *** ****** *** (still **** ***.**********) *** now **** **** ****** Cayuga ****. **** **** of ***** ** ****** what's ***** ** ******.

*** ******** ****** ** still *** **** *** out *****, **** *'** seen. **'* *** ** the **** ******* **'** still ***** ********.

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