Chinese Open Source VMS Software Released

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 08, 2016

China has disrupted cameras. Can they do the same for VMS software?

Two Chinese developers are bootstrapping their own VMS software, that they have made open source and does not require payment.

We spoke with the developers about what they are doing, share those findings inside, review their approach and compare it to alternative low-cost options.

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Comments (5)

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