Barry What are you client machine specs for this project?
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I found the Bosch Dinion Ultra 8000 on our DW Spectrum - supported devices list, which means that some users have successfully used DW Specrtrum with this camera.
I have seen some other posts in the discussion section here on IPVM that have indicated that the setup is both intuitive and straightforward. Others have been in your shoes before a shared their experience - eos Blows Away The Competition
Not sure what analytics you are looking for but our Smart Search is pretty cool. Also, our Generic Event allows DW Spectrum to receive any third party event via HTTP if you find a analytic you like.
Our DW-BJCUBE4T may in fact be that animal.
Pro Focus LLC | 01/04/17 09:16pm
That's a tight budget, but you could meet your goal with a Dell server running DW Spectrum. That's what I would sell, anyways.
One word of advice though, you are going to need way more than 4TB for twelve 4K cams. At least if you want more than a few days retention. I know you said 4+, but just wanted to stress that 4TB shouldn't be your floor.
well with the exceptions of analytics you could buy the Samsung/Hanwha XRN-2011 NVR. for about $2300 plus more for extra storage it comes with every thing you asked for except analytics.
Plus Samsung/Hanwha 4K cameras are cheaper and just as good for the price. plus the NVR's are ONVIF compatible so even if you go with Bosch, AXIS, Panasonic, Sony etc, cameras they will work with it
IPVMU Certified | 01/13/17 04:01pm
If you wanted, you could purchase a Cube from DW loaded with Spectrum, comes with 8 licenses right now. Add 4 more licenses and an extra HDD and you've got your box for about 2,500 fully licensed.
Milestone Systems | 01/13/17 04:26pm
I'm a backline support manager at Milestone
I don't know the cost (I'm just a techie) but you could go with a Milestone Husky appliance, or of that's not your cuppa, but you still need "ready to fly" hardware, we have hw partners like Dell, HP, Seneca, BCDVideo and more who offer ready to use servers (https://www.milestonesys.com/community/business-partner-tools/partner-add-ons/?fp=&fst=Server&fr=region_North%20America&ffs=)
Other an LPR as an add-on, the software does not currently have analytics built in, but we support a wide range of edge-analytics from both Axis and Bosch, so you could potentially make use of them which eliminates compute requirement on the appliance/server itself. I use a HikVision camera at home to monitor the entry and use the onboard intrusion zone analytic rather than motion detection to trigger recording and push notifications for example.
Remote configuration/management would only be possible via remote access like TeamViewer or similar unless you landed on the XProtect Advanced platform (XProtect Expert, XProtect Corporate, or Husky M50/500A).