Axis Admits Edge Recording Problems, Offers Solution

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 19, 2014

This year, IPVM members have repeatedly identified edge recording problems with Axis cameras / software, first in a discussion, "Axis Edge Storage And Camera Companion Is Unstable", then in Worst VMS Manufacturers 2014 results and, most recently, in On-Board Storage Usage Statistics.

Now, Axis has responded, offering a solution to those edge recording problems, with the company noting that they have "undergone tens of thousands of man-hours extensively testing the system".

In this note, we examine Axis' solution, the issues involved and what this means for edge recording more broadly.

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********** ** *** ******** **** *** *** **** ******* ***********, Axis ******* *** ******** ****** *******. **** ***** **** *** best **** ** ******* *** ********* *******.

*** **** **** **** **** ***** "**** ** ********* ** hours" ******* *** **** ******* ** ** ********** ** ***** commitment ** ********* *** *** ******* ******** ** *** ******. Unfortunately, **** ****** ****** *** **** *** ******* ** *** SD ***** **** *** **** **** *** **********.

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