I added our M3007 to Milestone Enterprise and found the same thing. It appears to add similarly to an 8-channel encoder. You can disable some of the channels but it seems odd that it would require multiple channels for what are essentially secondary streams.
IPVMU Certified | 03/24/14 04:34pm
With Video Insight, the camera licensing is based on devices, or 'camera bodies', not individual imagers. So, with Arecont for example, the four image streams are all covered under one camera license. Each can be treated individually (for server-side motion detectiom, privacy masking, etc). The 4 views make most sense side-by-side.
Multi-channel analog-to-IP encoders are treated along the same lines: The encoder device requires a single license, and all image streams delivered by it work under that umbrella camera license. In both cases, a single IP address is used and multiple ports are configured, one for each stream.
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IPVMU Certified | 03/24/14 08:02pm
Completely normal for Milestone and ONSSI.
For Milestone and ONSSI, cams with multiple streams do indeed use a license for each stream. The simple fix is to only enable the ones you actuaally need to use. This can be done at any time within the management application.
Ideally, you do all the stream enables during your 30 days grace period....and when you have all the channels configured as you need...you register the software on the Milestone site to get the permanent licenses activated.
With Genetec Security Center 5.2 it uses 1 license for an Axis M3007
Exacq Technologies also only uses 1 license for each IP address, regardless of the number of video streams. also 1 license typically for 4 channel encoders, 4 licenses for 16 channel encoders.
DVTEL only uses 1 license for panoramic cameras.
ExaqVision need one license for M3007