Milestone 'Smart' Spot Monitor

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Jun 18, 2013

Many users want to avoid dedicating a PC just to watch surveillance video in their store or business. Recently, we looked at general-purpose options from Android Mini PC and Razberi devices. Now, an Italian company, Feniva, has developed a custom alternative for Milestone’s VMS. In this note, we examine its key features, strengths and weaknesses, comparing it to Raspberry Pi and Android Mini PC devices.

Product Overview

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Comments (4)

In the video, it looks like it was extremely low frame rate, or maybe even dropping frames. I wonder if that's a limitation of the wireless connection or the processor. Or maybe both. Or maybe just a really poorly set up demo.

Yes, I noticed that too earlier. It's hard to tell on a manufacturer marketing video but we've seen slowness of similar spec'd Android Mini-PC units so this would not be a susprise.

I did however ask where the servers were located and just received a response that the demo was done in Italy and the servers are located in Denmark.

Hi,

for $500 or less I can have a small Pc ASUS vivoPC, (smaller than a MacMini)

there is 2 models of Asus vivoPC:

one with Core i3, 4GB ram, 500GB HDD, Windows 8 for $433

or with Core i5, 4GB ram, 1TB HDD , Windows 9 for $547

also a mac mini installing Windows (easy with apple-Bootcamp)

but it need to add the Windows license price pluss to the mac mini ($600)

so, in my pont of view, eaither for small form factor or price, this new product not make to many sense, now if the price was 50% less, about $250 I will considered,

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