OpenEye Apex VMS Tested

By Sean Patton, Published Jun 26, 2018, 12:20pm EDT (Research)

******* ** * ** *******, ******* nearly ** ***** ***. ** *** past *** *****, ******* *** **** one ** * *** *** ********* that **** ******* ** ***** *****-***** with ********* '***** ******* ***** ********* ********'.

** **** ******, * ********* ** a *** ****** ** **** *** tests, ** **** *******'* ***, *********:

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Client ********

Key ********

*******, ******* ******* ***** ****, **** similar ******** ** **** *****. *** primary ******** ******** ***:

  • *****-***** ****** ****** **********:*** ****** ****-** *** ****** *** a ***** ****** ********* ** ** system *** ****** ******, **** ********* Image ************ ******* ** ******* ******* camera ***** ** **** ** *** and *****
  • ******-**-***** ***** *******:*** ****** ******** ******-**-***** ******* (** addition ** ***** *********) ** ****** or *****-****** *** ******* ** *** web-based ***** ******, ** ****** *********** for *** ***********
  • *-**** / *********** **** **************:*** ***** ****** ******** *-****** ************, sending ** *****-******* *** ** *** phone ****** ********** **** * **** account
  • ****** ***** ********* *******:*** *******, ********* *** ****** *** connect ******* *** ******* *** *******, authenticating **** *** **** ***** *********** and ***********. **** *** ******** ***** streaming ** ********* *** **** *** require ********** **** ********** ** *** connectivity ** *** ******
  • ****** *** ********:*** ****** ** ******* ******* *.* added *** ***** ******** *** ** to ** *******. **** ******** ** a ********** **** ********* ** ***.

******* ******* **** ******** ******* *** options **** ** * ****** **** interface, ***** ******* * *** ****** camera ****** *******, *****-****** ************ ********, etc.

** ** ******* ******** ****** ** many *** *********, ********* *** ** mid-tier *** **********:

  • ** ****** ***** ********** ** ********* Settings (***, ********* *********, ********* *******):******* ****** ****** ********** ** **** logins *** ***********, *** ****** ********* settings *** **** ********** ** **** server *** *********, *** ****** ** group ** *******. **** ** * significant ********** *** ***** ****** ***** deployments *** ********* ******* ** ********** VMS *********.
  • ** *******:* ***** ******* ** **** *****, ******* Station ****** **** *** ***** *** camera *******. **** ** * **** back **** *** ******* ****** ******, which ******* ****** ******* *******.
  • ************ ***** ******** *** *********:*** ****** **** *** ******* ******* video ********* ***** ** * ****** tab. ************ ******** *** ** * significant **** ***** **** ********** ** review ***** **** ********* ******* ** different ***** ** ****** * ******* when ** ** *** ***** ** what **** ** * ******** **** were ** ** * ******** ****.
  • **** *** ******** ************ ******* *** Supported:******* ******* ****** **** *** ***** a **** ** ******** ** **** live ***** ** * ****** ***** viewing *** ****** ** **** **** camera ** * ***. *************, **** is * *********** ********** *** * user *** *** ** *********** *** monitoring *-* *******, *** ***** ** review * ***** ******** **** * minute *****, *** **** *** **** the ******* ** ******** **** ********** while *********.
  • ****** ********* ***** ***** ****** *** Supported:**** *** ********* ***** *** ******** to *** *****, *** *** ******* .VAR ****** ***** ******

Thick ****** ** *********

*** ******* ******* ***** ****** *** the *** ****** **** **** ******* functionality *** **** ********* ******. ****** some *** *********, ***** ****** *** require * ******** ******** *** *** of *** *** ****** ** **** have **** ******* ** *** ***** client *** **** *****.

*** ********** ** *** *** ****** is **** ** ** ******* ** viewing * ****'* ******* ** * time, ** ** **** *** ******* multi-site ********** ******* * ****** ****** view, **** *** ******* ******* ***** client ******** ****.

Thumbnail ***** ******

********* ***** ****** ***** *** ****** for ******* ******* **** ** ****** enters ** ****** * ******'* ***** of **** ** *** ****** ***'** looking *** ** ************* ***** ****** to ******** ** * ********* ** the ******'* ***. ******* *******'* ******* of ********* ****** **** ********* *** a ****** ****** ***** ***** **** specific **** ** ****** **** ***** to *******, ** *********** ******** *** of *** ********** ** *** ****** down *** **** ***** ** *** search.

** **** *******, ** ******* ****** down *** ****** ** *** ****** where *** **** *** ***** *** of *** ******* ***:

Timeline ***** ******

*** ******** ****** ************* ** ******* to **** ***** *** *******. *******, the ******* ******* ****** **** *** support ************ ********, ** *** ******** video ******* ** **** **** *** always ************ ** *** ******** ** the ****** ** *** *********. **** does ******** *** ********* *** *** reduce ********* ********* **** ************ ******** can *****, *** ** ** * deficit **** ********* ******** **** **** Enterprise *** *******.

Event ***** ******

*** ***** ****** **** ** **** to ****** *** ****** ******, ****** events, ** ********* ******. *** ** more ******* *** ** ********, * start *** *** **** *** ****, and * ******* ******** ** *** event *** ** **** ** ****** the *******.

*** **** ** ******** ** **** with ** *** ******** ** *** screen ** ***** ** ** *** list ** *******, *** **** ******** a ****** ******* ***** ** *** right-hand ****. *** **** *** ****** to **** ** ********** ***** **** a *** ** *** ******** *** and ** ******** **** ** *** Timeline ****.

Object ***** ******

*** ****** ****** ** *********** * motion ****** ****, **** *** ******* to ****** *** **** ** ******** in *** *****. ** *** *** same ******** **** ** *** ***** Search ******, ***** **** ******** * single ******* ****** ** *** *****-**** side ***** *** **** *** ****** in *** ******** ****:

Exporting ***** ** ***** *******

******* ******** *** ** ***** ****** storage *** ******** *** **** ***** additional ******* ** **** ******. **** storage ** *** ***** ******** *** converted ** ** *** ******, *** for ***** ** *** ****** ******* format (.***).

*** ******* *** ****** ***** **** the **** ******** ** *** ***** servers ** * ****** ******** **** is **** ** ******* *******'* ****** tool. **** ******* **** *** ***** for ********* ***** ******* ** *** cloud-based **** ***** ********* ************ ** the ********, ** *** *** ********* process ** **** ***** **** *** recorder ** *** ***** *******.

 

Export *******

*** ******* ******* ****** *** * tool ****** *** "****** *******" ***** keeps * *** ** *** ***** exports **** *** ******. *** *** displays *** ****** *** **** *********** specific ** *** ***** ******, *** the ****** ******** ** *** ****** (local ****** *****). ** **** ******** a ******* ****** ** **** **** exported *****:

Local ***** ********* ****** ***** *********

*** ********** ** **** *****-****** ******* is ********* *** ***** ******* *** cloud ******* *** **** ** *** same ******* **** *** **** *******. The ******* ******* ****** *** **** to ****** **** ** *** *******, offering **** **** **** "*** ***** **********". **** ****** ****** ******** ** a ***** ******* **** *** ******** to ****** ***** ******** **** *** recorder, ******* ** ******* *** ****** through *** ********. **** ** ******* by ******* *** *** ** ******** in *** ******* *** ******** ****** Network ******** ****:

*** *** ******* ** **** ********** is ********** *** ** *****-******** ** a ****** *** ********* ****** ****. A ***-** ****** **** ******** "*****" if *** ** ********, "****** (***)" or "****** (*** ***********)":

Channel ******* ********** ******

****** ****** *** ********** ***** *** completed ** *** ******* *** ******** portal. *** *** ****** *** ***** main ********:

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  • ****** *** ******* ****** ******, **** alert *******
  • ******** ****** ******* *** ****** *******
  • ******** ** ***** ************ ****** (******** reference ****** ** * ****** ** day *** *****, ******** ** ******* day *** ***** ******)
  • ********** ** ********** *** ******** *****, user ******, *** ****** ***********

Local *** ****** ****** *************

* ********* ****** ** *** **** platform ** *** ***** ********** ** users *** ****** ********** ****** ** the ******* *** ******, *** ****** setup *** ********* ************* ***** ** done ** *** ******** *** *********. The ******** *** ********* ** ********** through *** ******* *** ******, *** configuration ******** *** ***** ** **** recorder.

Software *******

****** *** *******, ******* ******* *** platform **** ******* *.* ** *.*. As **** *** *** ****** ******, video ********* *** ********* *** *********** during *** *******. ***** *** ****** updated, **** **** * ****** ** video ********* *** **** ****** *** entire *******.

*** ******* ******* **** ************* ********** the ******** *** **** *** ****** to ******* ** ****** ** * clean ************. *** ***** ************ ******* software ****** ********** ************** *** ** also **** ****** ** ***** ********** issues **** * ****** ******. **** completing *** ***** *******, *** ******* Station ******* **** ***** * ******* to ********.

Camera *******

******* ***** ** *** **** ** cameras ********** ********, ****** *** ******* **** *******, 360-degree *******, *** ****** *** ******* PTZs. *** *** **** ******** ***** compliant *******, *** ***-********* ******* *** be ***** ** ********* * ****** generic **** ****** (** *********).

** **** **** ** *** ******, Axis, *** ******* ******* ** *** test ******. **** **** *** **** direct ***** *********** **** ****, ********* an ********** **** *** **** ****** integration ** ******** ** ***** **** in *** **** *** *********, *** the ****** ** *******. ******* **** that ***** ******* ** ****** ** a ****** ******* ****** *** * to ** ******.

Not ******

* *** ****** ******* ******* ********* in ******* *.* **** **** ******* but *** ******* ** *** ***** of *** ****:

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Software / ******** ********

*** ******* **** ******** *** ** purchased ** ** ***-**-*** ******** ***** includes *******, ****** ********, *** ********.

******* **** ***** * ********-**** ******* of *** *** ***** *** ** loaded ** *****-***** ******* ** ***** servers.

******** ******* *** **** *** ****** software *** *** ****** ******** *** be ************* ********** **** ******* ***** services **** *********, *** **** **** to ** ********* ********.

Pricing ********

******* **** ** ******* ** ***** tiers:

  • ******: $** **** *** *******
  • ********: $** **** *** *******
  • ************: $*** **** *** *******

*** ******* ********** ******* *** ******* types ** ****** ****.  ****** ******** a ******* ** ** ******* *** server, ******** ******** * ******* ** 32 *** ******, *** ************ ******** a ******* ** ** *** ******.  OpenEye **** **** **** ******* ** 128 ******* *** ****** *******.

*** ***** ******* ***** ******* * 1-year ************ ** ******* *** ********.  Additional ***** ** *** *** ** purchased ** ***** ** ** * yearly ***** *** $** **** *** camera ***** **** ******** *** ******** updates.  *** ***** *** **** ******* their ***** ******* ** ********** ** 50GB ** * **** ** $*** MSRP *** ****.

*** ******** ******** ** **** *********, includes * *****-***** ***** *** *** OS, *** ********* **** **** ***** unless ******* ** ********* **** ********. Pricing ****** ****:

  • ** *******, *** ********* ********* **** Built-in ** ******* ** ****** ******* $1,266 **** (**-*******)
  • ** *******, *** ********* ********* **** Built-in ** ******* *** ****** $*,*** MSRP (**-*******)
  • ** *******, *** *****-****** $*,*** **** (OE-MGX08)
  • ** *******, ****, * ******** **** $3,298 **** (**-*****)

Comments (6)

Apex is the recording platform (OWS) OpenEye Web Services is the VMS*

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Not according to OpenEye:

Apex VMS is tightly integrated with OpenEye Web Services for complete remote administration of your users and recorders.

Ultimately, we are differentiating the Apex platform with OWS from their older Radius series of recorders.

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I've been using OpenEye more frequently over the past year and I feel that their pricing is comparable to other VMS, their thin and thick clients are both very user friendly and intuitive, their timeline search works very well, and their customer service as well as tech support are top notch.

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We just completed our integration to this new offering and will offer in both our "On Premise" and "Cloud Hosted" systems. We are getting positive responses from those who are moving in this direction..We OEM from PCO and will offer this as a Galaxy product like we have the NVR/DVRs for the last 11 years. One thing about PCO that is a huge plus is they are very responsive in their engineering support. Great partner. 

 

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Does OpenEye Disclose where/by whom their cameras are made?

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Yes, country of origin can be found here:

https://www.openeye.net/made-in-the-usa 

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