Qumulex VSaaS Unified Video and Access Tested

By Sean Patton, Published May 28, 2021, 09:21am EDT

Qumulex launched with significant industry interest due to its founders previously founding Exacq, then selling Exacq to Tyco. Now nearly 3 years since starting Qumulex, how well does the product work?

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We purchased a Qumulex appliance and cloud subscription, and in this report, we examine Qumulex's initial VSaaS offering, including a 14-minute screencast:

  • How does live and playback streaming work?
  • What common VMS features are missing?
  • How often are updates released?
  • What client UX issues exist?
  • What issues and limitations are there with system configuration?
  • How well does the PWA work on mobile?
  • How easy is the initial setup?

Executive *******

*******'* ********* ****** *** very *** ******* **** and ******** *********, ******* video *** ****** ******* interface, **** ** *****, and ***** ***** *******. The ****** *** ****** and *** *** ****** from *********, ****** ******, or **** ** ******* over * ***** ** testing.

******* ** ******* **** fundamental *** *** ***** features (********* *** ****** digital ****, ** **** forward ** **** ********* playback, ** ********** *********, no *****-****** ********, ** notifications, ***., **** ******). Qumulex ******* ***** **** be ******** ****** * to ** ******. *******, the **** ** *********** could ******** ** ** a *********, ** ******* has ************* ***** ********* than *** ***** ***********, and **** ** ***** competitors *** **** ********** video *********, *** ******** a ******* ****** ****** control ******.

*********** ***** **********, ******* in **********, *** ******* was *** ********** ** their ******* *********, ************ repetitively ******** ********. ** the ******** ****, ** Qumulex ****** ******** ***** missing ******** ** *** end ** ****, *** long-term ****** ** ***** delays ****** ** ***********.

Vs ***** *** *** ***

*******'* ******* ***** ********** is ***** ***, *****-******* management **** **-******* ********** to ******* *** ***** cameras ** *** *****, and ******* *** ***** and/or ***** *******. ******* is *******, **** ******** a ***** ***** ** appliances *** *************. ***** Eye *** **** ****** VMS ******** ** **** but ****** ******* *********** to ******* ***** **** ** ***** Eye ~* ***** ***** it ********. ***** *** **** not ***** * ******* video *** ****** ********* but ********** ***** **** its ****** ******* *****'* cloud ****** ****** (**** ***** ******).

*** *** ******** ****** the **** **** ** Qumulex, **** *********** **** * ***** conferencing/telecommunications **********, *** ** ***** surveillance **********. *** ***** of ******/********* (**** ****)********** (**** ****)**** **** *** ************* further ***** ** *** features, ** *********, **********, and ******-**-***** *******. *** does *** ***** * native ****** ******* ******** but ********** *** ***** into*** ***** ****** *******, OpenPath, *******, *******.

*** *** ******* **** camera ************* *** ****** comparatively (~$*** **** *** year). *** *** ***** its ********* **** ******* than *******, **** **** 120 ****** ** ********, compared ** ** *** Qumulex.

****** *** *** ***** Eye, ******* **** ****** an *******-****, ********* ******* model, *** $*** *** camera, ***** **** *** include ***** ********** ** storage.

VSaaS ******** *****

*** ********* **-****** ***** overviews *** ******* *********:

Features ******* - ******* *********** ******* ********

******* ** ***** ** its *.* ******* ***** (Backend ******* **: "********"), and *** ******* ****** of *** *****-******* ****** is ******* **** *********** VMS ********:

  • ** ******* **** (**** or ********, ******* ** mobile)
  • ** **** ******* ** Fast ********* ********
  • ** ********** *********
  • ** ****** ****** *** (PWA *** ** ****** on ******)
  • ** *****-****** ********
  • ** *************

***** **** ** *** include ***** ****** *** more ******** ***/***** ********:

  • ** ****** *****-****** **************
  • ** **********/*******
  • ** **** ** ******** Motion/Event ******
  • ** ************/*********** ****** *** playback
  • ** ****** **** ****** Sharing
  • ** ****** ***** ** Cloud *********

******* ******** **** ******* Zoom, **** *******/*******, ************, and ****** **** ******* were ******** *** ******* in *** **** ****. They **** ***** **** specific ** *** ***** listed *****, ********* *******, would ** ********* ****** 18 ******:

** ***** ** *********, ‘Near ****’ ** ****** three ******, *** ‘*******’ would ** ***** ****.

*** ********** *** ****** driven ** ********* *** opportunities. **** **** ****, all ** *** ****, with *** ******** ********* of ****, **** ********* be ********* ** *** end ** ****.

************, ******* ** ********* growth, ******* **** **** plan ** ****** ** ~50 *********:

** *** ********* ******* at ** ********* ** of *** *** ** May. ** ********** ******** that ****** ** *** end ** ****, **** the ******** ***** ** software *********** *** *****.

**** ***** ***** ****** significantly ******* **** ***, Eagle ***, *******, *** Verkada.

Remote *** ******* ********* *****

****** ********* ** *** web *** ****** ****** was *****, **** ** buffering ** ****** ****** with **** ** ********. They *** *** ** the ****** **** ********* we **** ******, ********* less **** * ******:

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******* ***** **** **** currently *** ****** ***** Platform, *** *** ******** to ** *****-********, **** future ***** ** ******* private ****** ** ***** public ******.

******** **** *** ***** worked ****, **** ** buffering ***********, *******, ***** is ** **** ******* or ****** ******* **** has ****** ******** ** other *****.

Unified ****** *** *****, *** *******

******* ******* ******* ***** and ****** ********** ** a *** **************. **** offer ********** ** ******* and *********** ** * single *** ********* *** video ****** ********** **** assigned *****.

*******, **** **** **********, the ********* **** *** display ******* **** ********** doors, ******* **** ******* a ***** ****** *** door ******, ******, *************, and ****** ****** ****:

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******* **** **** **** this ****** ****** ** provide *********** ** *** Live ****:

*** *********** *** **** View ** ** ***** the **** *********** ******** in ******** **** *** views. ** ********** **** we ******* *** **** Widgets ** ********** ***** that *** ** ********* and ****** ** *** view **** ******** ******* the ******** ***** ******, and ** ****** **** these ***** ** *******.

**** **** ***** ***** a **** ** ****** to ******** * **** with **** **** ***** if *******, ** ******* a ****** ****** ** doors ***** ** **** View.

************, **** ***** **** would ****** * ****** that ********** ***** **** a **** ** ********* requested **:

** ***** *********** ******** a ******** ****** **** would *********** ****** *** associated ****** **** * Door ****** ** ******** feedback ***** * ****** for **.

UI ******, ******

** *******, ** ***** Qumulex's *****, ********* ***** easy ** ******** *** control, **** ****** ** double ***** ******** ** move ******* ******* *****:

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*******, ******* **** * Progressive *** *** ******, meaning ***** ** ** native *** ** ******* mobile ****, *** *** interface ************* ******* *** web ********* *** ****** devices. *******, ***** *** minor ** ****** **** used ** * ****** device, *** **** *********** limitation ** ***** ** no ****-****** ***** ** iOS.

******** ************* ************** **** **** ** a ********** ** ***** devices *** ****-****** ****:

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** ***** *** ****** a *** ***** ***** issues **** ******* ****** testing, ********* * ****** that *** ********* ******** properly, *** *** ***** stream ** ******* ***-*******:

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************, **** *****-****** ******* are ********* *** ******** as * ********** *******, and **** ** ** option *** ********* *** Axis ********* ****** ******** view:

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

** ***** ****** ******* using ******* *******/*** *********, unlike **** *** ********** that ******** ******** ****** of ********** *** **** options:

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*******, ** ***** *****, Qumulex **** *** ***** Area ** ******** *********, basic ******** ********, *********, analytics ******** *********, ** map-based ********.

Many ****** ******* ******** "********"

******* ** *** *** features, ****** ******* ******** are ******* ** **** initial *******. ** ** example, ***** ** **** able ** *** *** configure ** **** ***** door **********, ******* ** credentials ** ********** ****** meant **** *** ********** needs ** ** ******** synchronized:

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******* **** **** **** of ***** ******** *** currently "********" *** ***** be ********* **** *** 2.0 ****** ****** *** end ** *** ****:

** *** ***** ******* on *** ****** ******* side *** ** **** much ** *** ********* UI **** ******** ** AC *** **** ********. The ***** ******* *********, which **** ** ******* 2.0, **** ***** ** ship ****** *** *** of *** ****

*******, *** ********* *************** of ****** *********** ** not ******** **** ****:

** ** *** *** have *** ******* ** automatically ****** *** *********** when ******* ** *********, permissions ***. *** ****. That **** ** ********** that *** **** ** push ** ****** ** the **********. ** *** future *** **** **** the ****** ** **** synchronize ** ****** ** push ******* ********. * would *** ****** ** see **** ***** **** year.

** **** ****** *** testing **** **** ** available.

Deep ********** **** ********

****** **** *****, ******* the ******* *** *********, they ***** * ****** proxy ********** ** *** Linux-based *******/*********. **** ********* shows * **** ***** of ********** **** ** details, ******** *****, **** information, *** ****:

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**** ********* ** **** where *** ********* **********, updating, *** *************** **** are *******, *** ****** the **** ******* *********. This **** ********** ** supporting *** ********** * system **** ******** ********.

************, ** ***** *** proxy ********** ** ******* and ****** *********** ****** consistently *** ********** ************* and ***************:

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*******, **** ** ********* useful ******* **** ****** streaming *** ******** ******** are *** ********** ** the ******* ********* *** direct ** **** ******.

Hardware ********* - ***/*******

******* ****** * ***** of******* ******/*******, *******-**** *** NVR-gateways. ** ********* *** tested *** ****** ** rack ******, **** *** of ***** *******:

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*** ********* ** ******* Ubuntu **.**.* ***, *** Qumulex **** **** **** offer * ********-**** ************ version, ****** ******.

*******

******* ****** ****** ************* that **** ** ***** based ** *** **** of ***** *******:

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

**** **** ***** * cloud **********-**** ************ *** $10 *** ****** *** month *** ** "*******" no-cloud ********* ******* *** $125 *** ******.

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

******* ****** * ***** range *** ********* ***** *****, **** ****** ******** at $*** **** *** a ******* *********-**** ***** gateway, ** ** $**,***+ for * ***** ** rackmount ******.

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** *** ***, * believe **** *** *** a ********* ***** ** well ** * ** not ********, *** **** excludes ********/******* *******.

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**** ******* **********, *** thanks *** *** ********. While ** ********* **** with ********* ** ********* their ********** ** *** Security, ** ** *** offer * ********* ***** that ******** ******** / feature *******. **** **** to ***** *** ** me ** ***.***.**** ** you'd **** ** ******* further.

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******* ****** ** **** they ** **** *** concentrate ** *** *** platform **** *** *** features ** *****. ****** about *** ****** *******, there ** ****** ****** control *** *****.

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********. * ***** **** customers **** ************ *******. They ***'* **** ** have ** **** **** and ***** ******* ********* interfaces. **** **** **** and ******, *** *** as ********* ***** ****** best ** ***** ** each ******. ********** **** the ***** ** *** market **** ******* *** to ** ***** *****.

************ **** ********** *** enough *** **** ***** shouldn't ** * ****** more ********* ***'* ***** doing ****, *** * think **** **** **** too ** ** ***********.

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* ******* ******* **** I *** "********* *** having ******* ****, ** fast ******* ** **** rewinding ********." **** ** embarrassing.

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*******, *** **** *** last ****.

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********* ***: *** *** to **** **** ******* something **** **** (****?) people *** ***** ****** to *****, ****** ** is************. ** *****. "*****" works ******* ** ** so ***** ** ** easy ** ******** ******* the ******** ********.

(********: * **** ** a **********, *** ****** to ** ******, **** generally ** *** ***** it ** * ***** idea.)

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* ********** **** ** you **** ** ******* it, **** ***** ** made. *******, **** *** clarification,**** ********** **** ****** *** **** ** a (********* **********) *********** of ******* (******) *** Exacq.

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