Exacq's Cloud Drive Storage Tested

Author: Sean Patton, Published on Feb 04, 2019

Less than a year after acquiring cloud video company Smartvue, Exacq has launched its 'cloud drive storage' offering.

We see the VSaaS market expanding with many new competitors and incumbents such as Exacq adding new cloud services.

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How well does Exacq's Cloud Drive work? We tested it. Inside this report, we share our findings on:

  • Capabilities and Limitations
  • Cloud Streaming Performance
  • Client Interface Changes
  • Configuration
  • Pricing

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  • ** ***** (**) ***** ******* ***** * **** ************ *** 30 **** ******** *** ******** ** $*,*** *** ****.

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***** ***** **** ***** ***** ***** ******** ********** ********* ******, it ** ****** ** ** **** ********* *** ******** ***** (motion/event/bookmark/alarms) ******.

Documentation *** ******* ********* *******

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* ** *** ********** *** ** *** ***** *** ******* usage ** ***** ******* ***** ** ** ****** *** ******** storage. **'* **** ******* ** **** ***** ******* *******.

*(**********) ******* **** *** ******* ***** ** ***** ******* ***** be **securely **** ********* **** on it. This is what I'm potentially willing to pay for as a customer.

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(*) ******* ** *** ********* ** ********* ***** *******, ****** way, ** ** * ***** *******.

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**, ** *** **** (*), ***** ** *** *** ********* 'extension ** ******* *******' ** * ****** *******. *** **** misunderstood ****.

** *** **** (*) ***** *** **** **** ** *** clarity ** ******* ********. *** *** **** ** ***** * discussion ******.

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-**********- *** ****** ****** “****** ****** ******** ******** * ****** setup ** *** ********** ** **** ********** *** *** ** the ******** ***** *****, ****** ** *** *******.” * **** to ******* **** *** ************* ** *** **** *** ***** is ******** *********. **** ******** ***** *********** ** *** ***** from *** *** *** ***** *********** **** *** ***** ** the ****** ** *** ****** ****. ***** *********** ** *** client **** *** *** ** *** ********* *********, *** ** planned *** *** ** *** **** ********.

-*** ***** ** *** ********- ** **** ******* ***, ***** Drive ******* *** *********** ** *** ********* ******** ** ****** primary *******. ***** ********* ** ***** ******* ** * ***** scenario, *** **** ** **** ***** ******* *** ** **** customers ******* *** ******** ***-**** ******* ***** *** ********* *****. The ******* ***** ** ** ***-**** **** ** ***** ** to ******* ******* ********/***** *** ** ******* ******* *************. ****** than ***** *** *** ****** ***** ** ****** *********, ** example ** ***** ***** ***** ** ******* *** **** ****** day ** ***** ** *** ***** ** ******* ********* ******* theft/destruction ** *** ***, ** **** ********** *****. ** ***** scenarios ****** ********* ***** *** * *********-*********** **** ** * central ********** ***** ****** *** ****** ** ** **** *********. Overall **** ***** ******* *********** ******* *** **** ***** *** value *********** ** *** ********* *******, *** ** ******* ***, the ***** ***** ************* *** *** ** ********** **** ***** existing ************.

- ******* ********** ********/************* – ** *** ***** ***** ******* is *** ***** ** ** * ********** ***** *** ******** at **** ****, ***** ** ** ********* *** **** ************* and ** *** **** ******* ********** ************. ** ** ********* better **-******** ********** ********** *** * ****** *********** *** **** plans ** ******* ******** ** *** ****** ** ***** ********. On *** ****** ****, *******, ** **** ** ******** ****** choice ** *** **** **** ** ******** ** ***** *** video ** ****** ****. **** *** *********** *** ******** ****** not **** ** ***** ***** ***** ** ****** ***** *** where *** ******* **** *****. *** *******, * ***’* **** which ******* ****** ******** ** ****** *******. ******* ** ***** to *** *** ******** ***** * **********. ** **** *** on *** *** **** *** ***, **** *** ****** ** prefer ******* **** *** ***. ** *** ******** ** **** the ******** *** *** ***** ** ****** ** **** ****** bandwidth, **** *** *** *** ********** ** **** ***** **** the *****. *** ****** ********** **** ***** ****** *** **** all *** ***** *** ******** *** ******** **** *** *********, but ** ***** ***** *** ***** ****** ** **** *** cloud *** *** ***, *** ****** **** ****** ** *** preference *** **** ****** **** *** **** ******* *** **** button ** ***** **** ***** *********.

- ******* - * ***** **** *** ******* ** **** complex **** *** “*******” ******* ***** ($** *** ** ****, motion ** **********). ** ******* ** ***** *** **** ********** for ******* *********** ** ******* ******* ** ******* ******* *** motion **********. ***** ** ** **** **** ** ***/* *** 30 **** ** ********** ********* *** **** ******* ** $*** yearly (****), ** *** ****** ********** ** **% ** *****, our ******* ***** **** ** **** ** **** ***** **** the ******* *****. *** *** ******* ***********, *** ***** ******* assigned ** *** *** ** *** **** ** ******** ******* or *** **** *** **********. *** *** ******** ** ****** camera **********/***/******* ****** ** ****** ********* *** ***** *** ***** storage ******** ** *** ***. *** **** ** **** **** pricing ***** ***** *********** *********** *** **** **** *** ******* NVR ******* ********** ********* **** ******, ******* **** ** * new ******* *** ** **** ****** ** ******** ** *** pricing *** *********.

****,

**** **********: * **** *** *** *******, ******* ***** *** can ****** **** *********: *** ** *** ****** ** ********* or *** *********? **** ** ****** ** ******* *********? *** big ** *** "** ****" ****** ** ***** **( ** terms ** ****). **, ** ***** ** ****** *** **** data *** ** **** *** *** ** ********* ** *** cloud *******?

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