Axis Zipstream Claims Average 50% Savings

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 25, 2015

Axis claims that its new Zipstream compression technology can "lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average 50% or more."

That is quite an audacious claim for such a fundamental element of video surveillance systems.

In this note, we explain how Zipstream works and how it matches up against other bandwidth 'saving' technologies and rival products:

  • Dynamic Scene Compression - How It Works
  • Dynamic I Frame Interval - What It Does
  • Axis Best and Worst Case Zipstream Scenarios
  • Axis Availability Restrictions
  • Zipstream vs H.265
  • Zipstream vs Vivotek Smart Stream and Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode
  • Zipstream vs Ambarella
  • Zipstream vs Dahua and Hikvision
  • Zipstream Marketing Impact

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Dynamic ***** *********** - *** ** *****

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Axis **** *** ***** **** ********* *********

** ****' ********* **********, **** *** ***** ****** *** ******** across ********* ******:

*** ************** ** ****:

  • ******** ****, **** *** ****** ***** *****, *** **** ** compress **** **** ******* ******** ******* ****, ******* **** ******* lots ** ******* **** ** ******* *** ****** ******* *******.
  • ***** ****, **** *** ******* *** *****, *** ****** ** compress **** ******* *********** ******* ****, ******* *** ******* *** relatively ***** / **********.
  • ***** **** ********* ** *** **** ****** ** ***** ********* due ** *********** ***** *********, *** *********, ****** *** ******* savings *********. *******, ***:******* ********* ** *** **************: ******** ********* ** ***** ** ****.

Axis ************ ************

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********* ** ******* ** **** ******* *************-*, ***** ** ****' ****** ******** ****. *** **** ******** cameras **** *** ** ******** ** ********* ******* *****, **** ***** *** *** **** *** ******. *******, Axis ** ********* * **** ** *** ** ***** ***, of ******, ********* ******** *** ******.

******** ** ******* ******** ******* **** *** ********* *********** ** scheduled *** ******* ** ***** *, ****. ** **** ** test *** ***** **** **** ** ****.

Zipstream ** *.***

** *** **** ****** *** *.*** *** ** *** ****** Axis ** ***** ** **** ****. ** **** ***, ********* could *** ** ************ ******* ******* ****** ******* *** *.***, which ** ******* ********* *** **** ****** ********** ********** ****.

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Zipstream ** ******* ***** ****** *** ******* ********* ******* ****

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Zipstream ** *********

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Comments (22)

** *****, ***** *** *** * **** *********** ******. * will ** **** ********** ** ******* ****'* **** ****** ** bandwidth ******* *** ***** ******* **** *** **** ********* ******* is ********.

* ****** **** ***** ****** ** **** **** ***** ********* feature ** *********** **** *.*** ***********? *'* * ****** ********* they ****'* ************ **** ************ *** ****** **** ******* ******* year ** ******* *.***. ** ***** **** *** **** ** a ****** *********** ******** **** ***** *** **** ******** ******* to ******* *** *.*** *******. ** **** ** *********** ** see *** *** ************ ******* ** ***** *** ********* **** out ***** *** ********.

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• *****-******* *** ** **** ***** *.***.
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• ******* ******* *****, *.*. ** *** *** * *.*** Zipstream ****** *** *** **** *.***, ***'** **** ** *** another ***** ** ****** **** ** ** ******** ** ****.

******* ****** **** *** *********** **** *******, ** ******* **** Zipstream ** * ********* *********** ***** ****** **** ****** **** differentiate *** ******* **** ********* *********. ******* * ******* *** emerging ******* ** *.*** ******* *** ************* ******* ** ***** the ********* *********. ** *** ***, *** **** ******** ** when **** **** ******* *.***? ******* ******** ** *** **** will *** *** *.*** ******* ******* **** ***** *************? **'* going ** ** ** ******** ****!

* *** * ***** *.*** *** **** **** ********* *** announcement ** *** *.*** **** ** ***** *******. * *****'* seen *** ***** *.*** ******* ** ***** ** *** ****** announcements ***.

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*** ******** *** ** ****** ********* *********** *** ****** ********** objects **** ***’* ***** **** **** *** ********** ** *** frames. *** * **** **** **** ***** ** ** ** acceptable ******** ** *** ******** (** ******** ** *************—***** ** what * *** ** *** *********** ********** ** ****** *******). To ** **** ***** *********** ************* ***** ********* ************ *** use ***** ** ************ ***** *** *** ***** **** ******** for **** ***** ** ******** **** **** *** *** ***** and ** ******** *******—*********** **** *** ************* ******** *****’* **** to ******* **** ** ****.

** ****** *** **** ******** ** ****** ************ *** ********** subtraction ** *************** ********* *** ** ******* ***** ****** *** imager. *** * **** ************** ******** ***** ************ **** *** compression ********. ** * ******** ***** ************** ***** *****.

*** ************ ** **** ** ****/**** *** ** ********. ** impression ** **** ******** *********** ******* ***** *** ** *** static ********** ** ***’** ******* **** ** ****** *** **** picture ** *** ********** ***** *****. **** *** ********* *** rates *** ***. *** *** ***** ******* “******” *** ***********. So ************* **** ****/**** ** ********* ** *** ******. ** answer *** ******** ** *** ****’* **** ***** **** **** H265 ***** ** ******* **** ******** *** ***** *** ****** available ** *** ****** *** ****** ****’* ***** ***. ** other *****, **** *** **** *** **** **** ****** ****, and *** ******** ***’* ***** *** **** ******..

**** *** ***** * ****** ** ****** ********* **** *****:

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* ***** ***** **** ***** **** ****** ******* *.*** ***** hate *** **** **** *** ****** ** ************ *** *****, possibly ******* ** ***** ******...

**, *** * **** ***** ***** ** ****** *** ******** did **** ****** ***** ******.

****** **** *** **** ******** **** ****** ****. ******** ******** before **** ****** ********?

* *** **** ****:

***** **********, * ****-*****, ****-********* ***** ******** ******, ** * response ** ** ***** ** **** *****, *** *** ********* comments:

"...***** ********** *** ***** ** *************** ** **** ***** *** based ** ****, *** *******. ******** ******* **** * ****** of ********** ******** ***** **** (****** **** *, *, *, and ** *** ***** ****** *** *****), ** *** *** state **** **** ** ** ********** ******" (*********, ****).

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*** ************* ** **** ******* *****.

****** ****, ****** ** *****.

*** *** ** ***** - *'* ******* *** ** ***** lanyards ;-).

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