Axis Camera Companion VMS V3 Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 27, 2015

Axis is focusing more on their own 'end to end solutions'.

Camera Companion is Axis' 'VMS killer', which is free and eliminates using traditional VMS software. It jumped off to a great start, then got hammered with SD card problems and constrained by limited cloud and VMS functionality.

Now, Axis has released the third version of the Camera Companion, which aims to fix these problems.

IPVM has tested the new version to determine how well it works and how it changes Axis competitive positioning.

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Positioning ******

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SD **** ***********

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Remote ******

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Comments (15)

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