My first question is whether you've tried to add the camera via the Axis driver. A lot of times even if it's not supported it's still using the same SDK. The basics of the Axis VAPIX SDK don't seem to have changed all that much. I'd at least give it a go. I've added Axis cameras from that era which are installed in this building to modern VMSes without issue.
If that fails, the 211 should have RTSP out: rtsp://user:pass@ipaddress/mpeg4/media.amp -- I believe you should be able to run server side motion on that using NO/DWS, as well.
Can you pull video in via RTSP? On the 211, the RTSP stream should be rtsp://ip_address/mpeg4/media.amp. Just a thought, I was able to do this with some Cisco cameras and a VMS in the past.
Ha! Great minds think (almost) alike!
How do I get a substream for motion detection for NO/DWS when using RTSP?
[IPVM Note: Poster is from Network Optix]
I'm involved in this software developement, so you can trust me:-)
The software natively do not support Axis cameras with old 4.x firmware.
However there are a couple of ways to work around.
Simple one: use generic RTSP/HTTP link
1)You can right click on the server in the tree->Add Cameras ..
2) in the camera address put something like http://<IP address>/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi?resolution=320x240 Do not forget to provide proper credentials.
This way server will take MJPEG stream from the camera. The good news is that if resolution is less than 720xsomething motion detection is supported anyway( server does software MD). Max resolution of this camera is 640x480, so MD will work.
Downside is that if you will have 30 fps, it will be a bit CPU consuming( but likely not much ).
Another downside - it's MJPEG( storage consumption).
Use our simple SDK to integrate this model. I not sure if this is good option unless you have a huge amount of this cameras.
Let me know if it was helpful. And let me know id you have more questions.
If you want to talk privately and have other questions/feedbacks about the software - more than welcome as well.
Any Axis camera with a model number not starting with a letter is old enough to be likely network vulnerable and should be replaced, regardless of the vendor's capability to support it. Not saying they were bad cameras, but bugs have been seen and vendor updates have stopped on those models.