I have seen VMS' that can take a live feed from a cellphone (not sure if it is through an app or a raw feed) and incorporate that in (display the feed in a control room, record the feed, etc.) so Ops staff can see what an officer is seeing in the field. Could this Flexpower unit be used in that scenario? Taking into account that it would be used within the WiFi coverage of a facility.
Basically have it off the majority of the time, but close at hand to grab and take on a call in case you need to fire it up and feed the images back to control where it would not only display but record? I know it is not made for that at all, but would that work?
I kind of like the idea of using this for response to a scene. The problem is making it handle the Wi-Fi handoff from access point to access point while an route. Something tells me that would be a problem.
The base needs to connect to VMS via usb cord. Can be difficult if range of camera to base is restricted for signal strength to hard wire to VMS. So far this is the only camera I have found that advertises Onvif compatible to work with VMS's. I have a few clients that this would be very handy. Could one assume this technology will increase in availability and quality in near future?
The base does not connect to the VMS via USB. In our test the base was connected over the network via a patch cable. We also talked to tech support about the USB ports, they stated they are for power only.
I would expect that this is not the last ONVIF wire free camera we'll see in the next year. I think the technology is improving, but I think this is held back by trying to share some components with the DIY side. These could be $300-400, larger, with a bigger battery, and 1080p, etc., addressing a lot of the weaknesses we saw, and users would be more likely to move towards this sort of gear.
Well that just shows that Netgear tech support cant even provide me the correct info. It took me 5 reps and over an hour to finally get one guy to tell me the only connection to a Onvif VMS is the USB port.
Should stick to IPMV for all my tech support questions....Netgear is not impressive at all. Thanks John...that makes more sense of how it connects.