Axis Edge Storage Enhancements Examined

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 22, 2011

While on board storage has been available in IP cameras for years, for most manufacturers, including Axis, it was practically useless as it could not be effectively integrated and managed remotely. In September 2011, Axis announced a significant improvement in their edge storage support delivered in their 5.40 firmware release. In this note we examine how this impacts the market and a promising application of NAS integration.

The most obvious application of edge storage is to integrate SD card storage inside a camera with third party VMS software. In this announcement, Axis cites edge storage support by Aimetis, Genetec, Milestone and Seetec which is a fairly significant segment of the market. Genetec already had edge storage support (review our test of Genetec's trickling feature for more info and videos).

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