Mobotix Move OEM Camera Line Tested

By: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 25, 2019

Mobotix has long been criticized for not offering integrated IR, mechanical cut filters, varifocal lenses, optical zoom and other features that have been commonplace for almost all other manufacturers for many years.

In 2018, Mobotix announced 'MOVE', a new lineup that would offer all of these features but, according to Mobotix would be 'contract manufacturered' unlike their historic lineup made in-house in Germany.

IPVM bought and tested the Mobotix Move VD1A-4-IR to see how well it performed, who they were 'contract manufacturing' from and how unique or not it was.

mobotix move tested

Inside this note, we show how they are OEMing and the problems this places Mobotix in, including a statement from Mobotix in response to our findings.

******* *** **** **** criticized *** *** ******** integrated **, ********** *** filters, ********* ******, ******* zoom *** ***** ******** that **** **** *********** for ****** *** ***** manufacturers *** **** *****.

** ****,******* ********* '****', * *** ****** that ***** ***** *** of ***** ******** ***, according ** ******* ***** be '******** **************' ****** their ******** ****** **** in-house ** *******.

**** ****** *** ****** the******* **** ****-*-**** *** *** **** it *********, *** **** were '******** *************' **** and *** ****** ** not ** ***.

mobotix move tested

****** **** ****, ** show *** **** *** OEMing *** *** ******** this ****** ******* **, including * ********* **** Mobotix ** ******** ** our ********.

[***************]

*******

*** ******* ******* ****** that ******* ** ****** MOVE ******* **** ********* OEM ********** *********, ***** a ********** ***** ********* offering, ******* ** ***** Dynacolor **** **** ** FLIR ********** (******** *****). While **** **** ***** fewer ******** **** **** buyers **** ****** **** Dahua ** *********, ** significantly ********** *******'* ******* positioning *** ***************.

*** *** ***** ****** of ******* *********, **** should **** ******* *********** in ******** ********** **, varifocal ******, ******* ****, etc. *******, *** ***-******* users, ** **** *** give **** ** * reason ** ******, ***** they ***** *** ***** Dynacolor **** ** **** non-Chinese ************* **** ****, Avigilon, ******, ***.

Weakens ******* *****

*** **** ****** ******* Mobotix's *****, ** **** are **** ***** ** a **************, *************, "***" camera ********, **** ******** temperature ***** *******, **** storage, *********, *** ****** complex ********, **** * relatively *****, *** ***** user ****. ******* *** Move **** ** ******* to ***** *** ******* without ***** ******** ********, it **** ********** ****** their ********** ** * higher ***/***** ********, ******* more **** "****" * relabeller.

*******, ******* ****, ** the ******, **** **** be ****** ** *** features ** **** **** with *******'* '***' ** well ** ********* ***** core *** **** ** Germany *******.

*******

*** ******* **** ****-*-** sells *** ~$*** *** online. **** ******* ** comparable ** ********* ***** Series (**-*********-****, ~$*** ******) and **** *** ******* (~$600, ****** **** ***** resolution, *** ***).

****** **** **** ***** cost *** ******, **** as *** ********* **-**********-***, ~$300 ****** ** ****** QNV-7080R, ~$*** ******.

Dynacolor ***

*** **** **** ** OEMed **** ********* ************ Dynacolor. **** *** *********** evident **** ******* *** camera ** ******** ********, as ** ********* ** install ** ******* ******* signed ** *********.

mobotix move camera loads dynacolor activex

******* ********* **** ** "faulty **** **", *******, we ****** **** ****** through ************, **** *&* Photo. **** ***** **** convincingly **** **** ****** if **** **** ** a ***** *** *** fact **** *** ****** on * ***** **** through ************ ***** **** various *** ***** ***** receiving **** ******** ** production ********. 

************, *** ****** ** discoverable ***** *********'* ****** tool:

discovery-using-dynacolor-tools

Web ** ************ ** ******

*** **** **** ****** many *** ** ************ with ***** *********-***** ****** we **** ******, **** as **** ********** (******** DVTel), ********* ******, ***********, and ******** ********.

web-interface-similar-to-other-dynacolor-oems

****: ********* **** *** generally **** ***** ***** own ***** ** ** do *** **** *** direct ********* ****** ** compare, ****** *** ********* ActiveX ******* ** *** 'Mobotix' ****** ** ***** enough.

*** **** ********* ** very ********* **** *** traditional ******* *** **, with * ********** ********* layout, ******* *** ******** buttons, ********, *** *** menus ***** ** *******'* non-OEM **.

move ui vs non-oem mobotix ui

Mobotix *** ***

******* **** ****** *** their *** *** (**************** Unique **********), ******* ** using *********'*.

uses mobotix mac oui

**** *** ******* ** not **** **** ****, instead ****** ********** ** Dynacolor, *****, *********, ***.

Image *******

******* **** ***** ******* was ******* ** *** varifocal ****** **** ***********, such ** *** ****** Wisenet * (***-*****) *** Hikvision *********** ****** (**-**********-*), with ******* ****** ******* and **** ********** ** ~60 ***, *****.

image quality competitive 200lx

********* ******* (~*.* ***) with ** ** **** also *******, **** **** very ****** *********** ** facial ******** *** **** legibility.

image quality competitive 0 1lx

IR ********

******* **** ********** ** coverage *** ******* ****** at *** ***** ** the ***** ** ****, though *** *** ********** subjects ** *** ****** of *** *****.

ir slightly dim at edges

************ *** ******* **** at **** ***** ***** (~5' *** ******), ****** at **** ******** ******* are ******** ******* ** *********, ** ****.

ir-overexposure-at-very-close-range

VMS ***********

*** **** ****** *****, streamed, *** ********** ******** in ********, *****, *******, Milestone, *** ******* ***** VMSes, ****** ******** *** smart ***** ****** ****** issues ** **** (********* below).

****** *** ******* *** weak, **** **** ******** Control ****** *** ********* XProtect ********** ****** **** motion. ******* **** **** are ******* **** ***** VMSes, ********* ******* ** integration ****** ******.

vms integration comparison

Smart ***** ************* ******

***** *** **** ******'* smart ***** (******** ** as *** ****) ********** properly ** ********, *******, and *********, ******** ***** codecs ** *** **** camera ****** *** ****** to ********** **** ** Exacq *** ******* *****. The ****** *** *** appear ** ************, *** the ****** ******** ******, with ** ******** ***** was ***** ** *** timeline **** ******** (***** below ** *****).

gaps in timeline with smart codec enabled

Similar **** ** *********** *****

*** **** ****-*-** ** sized ********* ** *********** outdoor *****, ******** ****** than *** **** ***, but ******** ******* **** Hikvision's *********** ****** *********.

similar size to other outdoor domes

Mobotix *********/********

******* ******** ** * verbose ********* ********** ***** move, ************* ***** ****** as '********[***] **** *** party *************' ***** *********** its *********** **** ******** Mobotix *********:

******* ** * ******* premium-quality ************ ** *********** IP ***** *******, ******* standards ** ********** ****** technologies *** ************* ******** solutions, *** ******** ******** its ********* ******* ** specific ****** *****.

**** *** ****** ******* Move *****, ** **** fulfilled *** ******* ** our ********, ** ***** a ************* ***** ** line **** *** **** standards ** ******* ******** and *******.

******* **** ******** *** fully ********** ** *** existing ******* ********* ********** together **** *** *****.*. They ******* ******* *** additional ******* *******, **** as *** ******* *** camera *****. ******* ************* includes ******* *** ******* range, ******** ************* ***-** credentials, ******* **** ********* and **** ***** */* registration.

******* **** ******** *** specified *** ****** **-***** and **** *** ******* quality ********* ********* ** our **** ********* “**** in *******”.

********* *** ******** **** fully ********** *** ** end ********* ** **** received ** *** ********* and **** ********** ****** opportunities. ** ***** * detailed *********** ***** *** advantages *** *************** ** our **** ******* *** range *** *** *** MOBOTIX **** ********* ** our *******, ****** ********* and ******* ************* ********.

***decision ** ********* **** *** ***** ************ allows us to react more flexible to customer needs and opens up new innovative approaches requested by the market.

*** ****** ******** **** contains ** *** *********** of ********** ************ ******** as ********* ** *** market.

************, ******* **** ***** concentrate ** *** ******** providing *** **** **** quality ******* *** *********.

******* *** ***** *** reputation ** ********** *** best ********* ** *** current ****** *** *** ensure **** *** ******* solutions *** ** **** with *** ****-******* *********. [emphasis *****]

Mobotix **** *******

***** ** ** ********** to **** **** ******** for ************* *** ******* **********, *** *** ***** with * ***** ******** product *********, *** **** case ******** *** **** is **** ** ** a ****-*** ******** ** have ********* ****** ** offer ***** **** ******* and ******* ******* ******* products. *******, ** **** follow *** **** ****** path ** ********** ***** past ***** *** ******* OEMed *******, *******'* ****** will ** **** *****.

Comments (12)

*** *** ******* *** integrate **** ******* ***** than ***** *** *** this *** **** ******?

** ****:

*** **** *.* (*** also *** *** *****) can ********* **** *** ONVIF-complient ****** ** **** as *** **** ***** and *** **** *** range.

 

***,*****'* ******** ********** ************* *** **** *** Mobotix ******* (******* *** VMS / **** *.*) as ********** *****:

** **** ** ***** on *****'* **** **?

** ****:  **** ** is *****, ****** * screen **** *** *** ONVIF ****... **** ****** across 

******, *** ******* *** showing *** ** *****.

**** ***** **** *.*? ** ***** ONVIF ******* *** * still ** *** *** that ****** ** ** the ******** ***** *********.

** ****,- *******...

** ***** * "******" mistake/reject ***** *** ****** ONVIF * ************ ** MxMC2.0 ** ** ******* the *****.* ***** ********** with ******* ********** *** party ******* ** *** standard ********. *** *** the ****** ** ****** on *** ***** ******** being ********** ** ** used *** ****** ** of ***** ********* ********. We ******** ******** **** ONVIF ****** *** ***** cameras ** *** **** be ******* ****** *** next ***** ****.

** ****,- ***** *****.* registration ******* *** **** me.....

* *** *** * point ** **** **** in *** ***** **** MxMC ******** ***** *** cams. ***** **** ****, it ******* ** ** a ********* ** *** Mobotix ***** ****'* **** greatly ****** (** ***** by **) ** * uniquely ******, ******* *** hi-performance ****** **** **** of ****** ********** *** excellent ******** / *****-***** compatibility. 

**** ******** **** *********** content **** *******, **** of ****** **** ********* training ****** ***.

******* ******* ******

**** ** ********, ******* is ******** *** *** of *.***:

** *** **** ***********, any ****** ** ******* MOVE ******* *****.****** ** ********** **** an **** *********** ************ for *one-time *** for an Integration Starter License!...

*** ** ***patent ********** of H.264, (only small) license fees *** ********, but they are compensated again thanks to reduced storage costs. [emphasis added]

~$*** *** *** *******,********* ** **** *&* photo *******.

**** *** **** ** pay *** ***********? *.*., each ******** **?

**** ** * *******:

******* ***** ** *** back ** *** **** they ** **** *** expand ** **** ***** them *** ***** ******** unique.  *** **** ****, money *** ****** ** integrate **** ******** ****’* VMS *** ***** *** and ** ****** *** next ** *** ****** company **** *** **** camera **** ** ******* a *****, ********** ********* the ***** *** ***** who ********* **** ** and **** **** **** the *** ** *******, the ******* ********** **** and *** ********* *** want ** **** ***** products.  **** *** **** a ****** *********** ** right *** **** *** should **** ***** ******* on ******** ****** ***** they ***** **** ***** **** a ****** ** ***** surveillance, ***, ******** *** the ***** *** ******* to ****** *** *** completely ******* *** **** and ***** *** **** slowly ****** **** **** obscurity. 

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