IPVMU Certified | 10/21/14 09:25am
We recently have gotten a number of requests to put up PVMs (public view monitor) and are trying to figure out the most cost effective way of doing it. We only need to display one camera on the PVM but the entire system is IP (Samsung and Arecont cameras), and Exacq does not push IP video over its analog output.
After looking around for a few hours it seems like the options that are cheap aren't as effective (Raspberry Pi, Android Mini-PC) and the rest (decoders like Acti, Axis, or Grandstream, putting in a PC to use Exacq's VideoPush feature) are pricey or do not ensure that they will work with the cameras we have installed. Another idea would be to install a Smart TV with an ethernet port and browse to the camera's page, but I haven't had any experience with how well that would perform on a consistent basis.
What are you all doing for this scenario?