Holy obscure reference, Batman!
And that's John's point exactly, you can be the world's greatest juggler, yet can't even be casually referenced in a sentence where juggling is the verb and Gatto is the juggler, without Robin crying Holy WTF! (Note: Gatto is now a trunkslammer)
But that's not my point, and honestly I'm not sure what caused me to wake in the middle of the night with one pressing goal, to end the charade and expose the sauceless wonder in a bag for what it really was, a sauceless wonder in a bag...
On the other hand, that was not necessary since the device itself has no pretentions, and aside from remarkable aesthetic and ergonomic deficiencies, is just a natural pairing of useful components that some tech probably put together to do his job. Other techs said that's cool, which led to where did you get it? and we should sell one!
That said, it does have a couple of things that show its more suited to being a test diag rig for a particular brand of camera than a general purpose integrator tool:
For instance the battery is nice and certainly could come in handy, but for an intergrator (correct me if I'm wrong), lack of POE to the camera is not usually the problem, the problem is connecting to the camera to your mobile device AND powering it at the same time. Unlike, say a RMA tech trying to determine working status of 50 boxed cameras in some corner of receiving.
And as I mentioned before, unless the cameras are all one brand, you typically want to be running Windows on a wired connection. if only because thats where and his all the good discovery tools run...
Well, a PoE passthrough and a WiFi hotspot. Which anyone could have done but no one did.
Well certainly Everfocus did not develop a POE and wifi hotspot first. If you mean they were the first to bag it and say, Integrators Use This, It Is Good!, then I'm sure you are right.
Poe passthru WiFi hotspots have been around for a little while now, from multiple vendors... Here's a DLINK one that looks a lot like the bagged one...
Anyway, it just didn't seem like anything you couldn't do yourself. What I can't believe doesn't exist and would be glad to shown wrong is, a laptop that has PoE out on its ethernet jack! That's all you need! So where is it? :-(