Avigilon's H.264 4 Channel Encoder Examined

By: John Honovich, Published on Jul 20, 2011

Starting in August 2011, Avigilon will start shipping a 4 channel H.264 encoder [link no longer available]. This will be in addition to Avigilon's existing 4 channel JPEG2000 encoder. Just like the new H.264 cameras, the 4 channel H.264 encoder will support ONVIF and can integrate with 3rd party VMS systems, unlike any of the existing JPEG2000 offerings.

Key specifications of the H.264 encoder include:

  • 30fps max for all channels
  • PTZ support
  • 4 audio inputs and outputs
  • External i/o support
  • PoE and low voltage power support
  • Pricing: $345 MSRP

Best comparison for the Avigilon encoder is Axis's recent M and P series introductions.

On a pure specification basis, the Avigilon encoder offers far greater value. The Avigilon encoder specifications match up well with the Axis 'premium' P Series. However, the cost of the Avigilon ($345 MSRP) is far lower than even Axis's 'mid level' M series encoder (at $499 MSRP).

In our testing, both Avigilon and Axis products perform well and are fairly easy to use. We expect the same of both companies's recent encoders.

However, given the Avigilon encoder's much lower cost and now openness to 3rd parties, we think the Avigilon encoder will become a very attractive option.

1 report cite this report:

New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011 on Sep 21, 2011
This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made...
Comments : Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

Bosch Presents MIC 7100 Extreme PTZs on May 21, 2020
Bosch presented its MIC 7100 Extreme PTZs at the April 2020 IPVM New Products...
Cast Presents PoE Perimeter Lighting on Apr 28, 2020
Cast Lighting presented its PoE powered Perimeter fence system during the...
LSP Presents 2nd Generation FP Power Supplies on Apr 29, 2020
Life Safety Power (LSP) presented its FP2 power supply in the April 2020 IPVM...
IPConfigure Presents Orchid Fusion VSaaS on Apr 30, 2020
IPConfigure presented Orchid Fusion VSaaS at the April 2020 IPVM New Products...
Hikvision Global News Reports Directory on Jun 18, 2020
Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video...
WatchNET Presents Long Range Wireless Automation Sensors on May 05, 2020
WatchNet IoT presented its commercial, long-range automation sensor...
IDIS Presents 12MP IR Panoramic Fisheye on May 26, 2020
IDIS presented its 12MP IR panoramic fisheye camera at the April 2020 IPVM...
NetApp Presents Hybrid Cloud Video Archive on May 11, 2020
NetApp presented its hybrid S3 cloud video archive at the April 2020 IPVM New...
SenseB4 Presents Cloud Network Device Monitoring on Jun 09, 2020
SenseB4 presented its cybersecurity and network health monitoring products at...
TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu on Mar 18, 2020
With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human...
Mobiqam Presents Battery Powered & Quick Setup Video Surveillance on Jun 12, 2020
Mobiqam presented its battery-powered, quick setup video surveillance system...
Optex Presents Outdoor Battery Powered Multitech Motion Sensors on May 07, 2020
Optex presented two outdoor rated, battery-powered motion sensors, the QX and...
Mobotix 7 Line Camera Tested on Mar 12, 2020
Mobotix is attempting a turn-around, struggling for years, then releasing the...
Milestone Presents XProtect On AWS on May 04, 2020
Milestone presented its XProtect on AWS offering at the April 2020 IPVM New...
Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide on Jul 27, 2020
Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2020, with more and more...

Recent Reports

Taiwan Lilin NDAA Compliant Cameras Tested on Aug 13, 2020
Taiwan-based manufacturer Lilin is taking direct aim at Dahua and Hikvision...
White House Expands Dahua Hikvision Blacklist To Federal Funding on Aug 13, 2020
The White House is expanding the NDAA to blacklist anyone who "uses" banned...
Actual Coronavirus Testing Options Examined on Aug 13, 2020
Fever cameras have emerged as an indirect and flawed way to test for...
Video Analytics Online Show September 2020 Opened - Axis, Avigilon, Bosch, BriefCam, Genetec, Milestone + 30 More on Aug 12, 2020
IPVM's sixth online show will feature 35+ Video Analytics companies...
The German Company Powering Many China Temperature Tablets (Heimann) on Aug 12, 2020
Many fever tablet suppliers market German-made Heimann thermal sensors while...
Salesforce Drops Dahua and Hikvision on Aug 12, 2020
Salesforce has dropped Dahua and Hikvision as customers, forcing the two mega...
Access Control Course Fall 2020 - Register Now on Aug 12, 2020
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry....
Genetec CEO Declares "We Don't Negotiate Payment With Patent Trolls" on Aug 11, 2020
Are patent trolls like terrorists? Genetec's CEO is coming out strongly...
Hanwha AI Analytics Camera Tested on Aug 11, 2020
Hanwha has released their Wisenet P AI camera, adding person and vehicle...
Alabama Schools Million Dollar Hikvision Fever Camera Deal on Aug 11, 2020
The Baldwin County, Alabama public schools purchased a $1 million, 144-camera...
Dahua Taunts Australian Government, Continues To Sell Illegal Fever Cameras on Aug 10, 2020
Dahua is effectively taunting the Australian government by continuing to sell...
HID Releases VertX Replacement Aero on Aug 10, 2020
HID is replacing two established and broadly supported types of access...
NDAA Compliant Video Surveillance Whitelist on Aug 10, 2020
This report aggregates video surveillance products that manufacturers have...
Telpo China Temperature Tablets Tested on Aug 10, 2020
The provider for overseas companies ranging from Canon Singapore to US'...
Dangerous Hikvision Fever Camera Showcased by Chilean City on Aug 07, 2020
Deploying a fever camera outdoors, in the rain, with no black body, is...