From what I have heard the cameras shall be released in mid may.
I only have what everybody else have and these are catalogs of the cameras and the press release.
I have raised questions to Avigilon and did not get any answers yet in regard to how much will these cameras shall be truly independent.
From what I do know is that these cameras shall have a built in HDD and will come in 1-3MP. They have a built in license meaning that you can connect to them directly from the Avigilon client and you can group some of them into a site.
The configuration (not sure about this one) shall be done from the client with some more option on the web browser.
The most burning questions I have (and I have no answer about) is if these cameras can be used really as independent cameras with 3rd party VMS's.
If someone has some more info I'll be glad to hear too.
Itamar, it is SSDs not HDD. We have a post based on our discussion with Avigilon here: Avigilon's H4ES Announcement
I do not see how it could be used with 3rd party VMSes. The Avigilon VMS server runs on the camera so basically you are asking if Avigilon's VMS can be used with 3rd party VMSes, which is generally not supported.
Edge cameras have two options from that I have been told.
A) you can connect them to a windows ACC server just like the non Edge H4 cameras. This requires a license and does not use the edge storage.
B)you can use them as a standalone system (up to 16 on the same LAN grouped as one site) which you do not need a ACC license to connect the ACC client to the Edge cameras.
C) you can do both A & B at the same time for redundant recording.