Testing IP Camera Test Monitor (Tatung)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 06, 2015

Integrators frequently cited insufficient installation tools as one of the key problems of IP camera installation. While many use a laptop, the size and necessary accessory devices to do this make it cumbersome.

We bought a new device from Tatung called the TOM-0431IP. What is different about this from other IP camera install tools, is that combines a computer, monitor, battery, switch all in a relatively small device that you can strap to your wrist, as shown below in our test setup:

It is a neat concept but how easily or hard is it to use?

We tested it to find out.

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Comments (8)

I can't vouch for it, but something like the CaseMate HD anti-glare screen protector wouldn't be hard to add to handle the glare, and for $15 versus a device price of $800, seems like a smart accessory to purchase.

Hey Scot, good suggestion. I actually thought about that, too. I'm sure there's something that would fit this fine, considering there are Android and iPhone models larger than 4.3" now. We may order one and report back, as it would remedy a key problem here.

This device looks like a great tool for testing and saving time. Has it been out long?

Ken, I believe it first started shipping second half of last year.

Tatung's not exactly marketing it much but one member brought it to our attention in a recent discussion.

Ethan,

Great review.

Am I understanding you right that all of your zooming and focusing was being done manually? The monitor does not have a way to access a cameras remote zoom/auto focus features, correct?

Zooming and focusing can not be done on the included Tatung app.

It's possible, though not guaranteed, to use 3rd party Android apps to do this. For example, if Avigilon has an Android app that allows remote zoom / focus controls, you could try installing that on the device, and if it worked, you could then use that instead of the included Tatung app.

Do anyone have experience with this CCTV Tester:

http://www.cctvtester.com/en/productview.asp?id=385&nid=29

http://nebula.wsimg.com/0ca2b7086918f4daa2b802ba8fb8d703?AccessKeyId=284FD895B173009D702F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

This is the OEM for the test monitor.

Atherton Electronics.

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