Universal Camera Tester Tested (IPC-8600)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 20, 2016

Setting up cameras is often a pain.

A number of test tools exist but are frequently limited on camera support or have a small screen, slow interface or other issues. Many installers still use laptops, even though they are inconvenient or risky when working from a ladder or lift

Now, a new tester is getting a lot of interest from IPVM members.

This tool claims to do it all - IP, ONVIF, AHD, CVI, TVI, plus PoE out for IP cameras and more.

We bought one, the IPC-8600-ADHS, and tested it out. This video overviews the unit itself:

 

Inside, we provide detailed analysis and 5 more videos explaining if you should use it, what works well and what issues you may face.

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