LONG Building Technologies | 10/09/15 10:51am
We have installed a handful of the M30s. The hardware has been solid, no problems so far (about a year old currently). We don't spec them very often because the price doesn't become competitive until you get to mid-size projects that require the Professional level software. For smaller camera counts it is more cost effective to use Express and a 3rd party PC. I would guess 20 cameras on an M50 is going to be more expensive than other options, but, if it fits the budget, I don't see much of a downside. And Professional may be the right choice for this environment. If you add channel licenses beyond what it comes with, 3 years of CARE/SUP are automatically included, so channel licenses are a little more expensive than standard Professional licenses. But less then a standard license plus 3 years CARE/SUP.
What equivalent version of Miilestone's VMS is running on the Husky units?
So they really act like a COTS server running Professional? No surprises? Just ordered my first M30 and am waiting for it to arrive. With the M30 you would wish for local client viewing capabilities since they are for small projects but I suppose they don't have enough processing power.
David, for an M50, how much storage are you looking at? Have you gotten a quote on a similarly spec'd Dell or HP box? Be curious to see how they compare in price.
Thanks for the comments Dan - John we're looking at external storage around 30TB and we are also pricing a Dell box - I guess our main query was is the Husky worth it when you consider the preloaded Milestone app and lack of bloatware and other undesirables that we routinely have to get rid of? Minimising setup time and not forgetting something important has obvious value and I guess this exercise will quantify that. We are on an island as well with multi-day shipping time to consider when facturing in device reliability.