The other common tool is the Dynacolor / Axis / Razberi one but I am not sure if that will solve your issue.
Background: IP Camera Installation Tool Preferences
I found this one.
It appers be really useful. I dont know if it works fine. I would suggest IPVM make a few tests with this equipament..lol
Bests from Brazil
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 05/27/14 07:39pm
Everfocus has a forthcoming product, the IP Sidekick, that will power a PoE cameras and allow you to wirelessly connect a tablet or smartphone to an ONVIF S compatible camera.
This is the only reference online I could find.
Street price is about $225, although I would like confirmation this thing actually works first.
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The last time I did a full installtions I went out and purchased an 8 port POE switch and a wirless d-link router (it was cheap, I was in a rush). I plugged 6-7 of my cameras into the switch and used the wirless to take my laptop closer to the camera for adjustments. It had it's downfalls being the school was large, and some cameras were out of range. But for smaller sites, or sites where I may have access to some network ports around the building, that has been my best way to go.
I've also started doing a jack, or a female connector near the camera either in the ceiling, or a junction box if in conduit., with a patch cable, usually not longer than 15ft to the camera. Makes doing a POE injector a lot easier for service later.
No it´s different. The other product you put on energy plug, and that offers conection with Wifi and Ethernet PoE out.
In fact i have never used this tool. I googled and i found it.
It´s look very interesting tool, that´s why i posted it...
IPVMU Certified | 06/18/14 08:25am
Hello Ari Erenthal,
I got myself onto B&H (New York USA distributor) mailing list 12 days ago (12.June2014) and they advised me of in stock availability last week Australia time (14.June.2014).
I paid for 1 x unit immediately and had it into AU in 4 days via UPS!......AU$270.00 inc delivery.........
Fired it up, downloaded the Everfocus IOS App, low and behold, it appears that ONLY IP cameras with a DHCP IP as default and possibly ONLY Everfocus IP cameras can be connected to the app and Ipad/iPhone!.........
HOWEVER!........ As it is essentially a WiFi hotspot with POE and battery connectivity..........
I successfully connected my laptop and surface tablet via wifi to the hotspot, then cable connected a generic IP camera (fixed IP) and VWALLA!...... connection to the IP camera default GUI was established along with configuration menu.......
GREAT little device for the price considering the WiFi/POE/HotSpot on Battery capability.
WELL WORTH the money if you are regulary in th IP device config realm as no main power required!!!!!
Regards to all readers,
Chris, I assumed POE meant the standard 48v deal, though looking at the dlink spec sheet it doesn't say... Why would you think differently?
As we are mentioned in the above discussion, I thought it would be useful to point out that Veracity will be launching a Wireless version of PINPOINT within the next 2 months. We demonstrated this product at ISC West.
It will be announced on our website as soon as it is shipping.
Hi All we have been using the Veracity point source POE injector device paired with small Netbook PC's we have several of the POE gadgets in the field now. The challenge these days is seems to be the small rugged and low cost netbooks. I noticed today on the Tatung USA web site a newer product... TOM-0431IP they are claiming works with several vendors protocols. Anyone here have any exposure to the product? The details and product image looks interesting of course assuming it is not too pricey.
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I've been looking for something as well to assist with pointing/focusing IP cameras.
We have pretty good wireless coverage, but inevitably, where I need to mount the cameras at have weak/no Wifi available.
I ran across this today.
ARC Wireless makes a small router/AP that is POE powered, and will pass POE power to another device. You'll have your POE to run the camera already, so just insert this in between the camera and the cable running back to your POE switch/injector.
Then you'll have a wifi AP in very close proximity to your cameras.
The price is right too. I bought one for $54.00.
I suppost you could also make a battery pack/converter to run it as a stand-alone device.
Hopefully it will come in later this week. I'll post a follow-up after I do some testing.
Thanks for the input.
I'm hoping this may still work in my environment because I don't really need 802.3.af voltages. All the cameras I'm working with all run off passive POE and only requre 12 Vdc to run (they will regulate down anything from 48v to the 12v they need.
The Ubiquiti device might actually even be better in my case because all of our Wireless across the plant is based on Ubiquiti APs.