Industry News Roundup May 2014

By John Honovich, Published May 23, 2014, 12:00am EDT

Monitoring over 100 surveillance sites, the IPVM Spider picks up 300+ pieces of news each month.

Here are 18 of the most noteworthy news items, including from Milestone, Mobotix, Axis, Avigilon, Dropcam, Tyco and more:

VMS Items

  • Milestone encoder licensing change / price drop [link no longer available] - Now it's 1 license per IP address, even if there are 4 or 16 analog cameras connected to the encoder, significantly dropping prices for migrating analog cameras.
  • Intransa / Viakoo is back, now as a video network monitoring solution, charging $10 per user/month/site [link no longer available].
  • Milestone has improved their access control software / integration [link no longer available]
  • Genetec has a case study, using an infographic - it's certainly different and clearly shows low level tech details but will it be more effective convincing prospects?
  • A major new VMS release from QNAP - Version 5.0 claims "intelligent desktop with multi-window design, simplified user interface, and newly added features including a floating tool bar, playback shuttle bar, and video thumbnails"
  • Another VMS release from Network Optix / HD Witness [link no longer available] - Version 2.2's lead feature is "universal fisheye dewarping"
  • Luxriot is now supporting ONVIF Profile S [link no longer available]
  • OnSSI is now doing recertification training online [link no longer available].

Camera Items

General News Items

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