Salient VMS Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 15, 2016

Independent VMSes are increasingly a dying breed (with Exacq, Milestone, VideoInsight and Aimetis being sold off in the past few years).

The ones remaining have benefited from this, as many integrators prefer having an independent VMS. One of those who members have asked about is Salient, a US based VMS provider, which is ~20 years old but not very well known.

In this report, we share our test results of Salient. The video below overviews what we cover:

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CompleteView ****** ********

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Camera *******

** *** *****, *******'* ****** ******* *** *** ********* ********.

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

******* ** *** ******* ** ***** ** ******* *** *** function ********, ******* ***** ** ***** ********* ******* ****. *** example, *** ********* **** *** ****, **** ****** ** ***** supported, ********** **** **** ***** *** ***** ******. ******* ****** occurred **** **** **** ******, ** **** ** *********. 

** * ****** ******* *******, ******* *** **** ** *** some ****** *********** ******, *** *** ***. ********, **** ** these ******** *** ********* **** *** **** ** **** *******, many ***** ***** ****** ** *** **** *** **** ******.

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******* **** *** ******* *****. ******* ***** *** *** ******** supported *** ** ***** *** ***** ******* ******. **** **** using **** ****** ******** *** ************* ** ** **** ** the ****** (*****, ***, **********, ***.), *** ** ****** ****** or *** ******* *** ********* ** **** *** ** ***** conformant *****.

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******** ** **** *****, *******'* ******** ****** ******* ** **** limited, ******* ****** **** *** ******* *** **** ***** ************* (Panasonic, ****, *****) *** ****** *** ** *** **** ** all (*****, *******). ****, *********, *******, *** ******* *** **** widely *********.

** **** ***** ** ****** ****** ****** *** ******** *** some ** *** ****** ******* ****** ********* *****.

Search *** ******

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******* ****** ******** ******** ****** *** *** ** ******** *******, as **** ** ********* ******.

Alarm ******/*********

****** *** ************** ** *** **** ****** **** ** ****** icon *****, **** ** **** ** ***** ** ***** ***** video.

** ***** ** **** ******, ***** **** *** *******:

  • ***** ******: *** ************ ***** ****** ** * ******** ********* client *********** ***** ******** **** ***** *****. ******* ******** * split ****** **** ** *** ***** ** ***** ****** *** received, **** ******* ***** ********* ***** **** *** ** ***. Past ****** *** ** ****** ** ****** ******** * ******** clip ** *** ***** ****.
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Management ******

******* ********* **** ** ********** *** ** * ****. ***** is ** *********** ********** ********** ** *****, *******, ** ***** functions. * ******'* ************* *** ** ****** ** ***** *******, but **** ** * ****** ******* *** ******** **** ********** administrators *** *** **** ** **** ***** *** ****** ** each ******, **** ** *** **** ****, *******, ***. ******* says **** *** ****** *** ******* ** ****** ******** ******* at **** ** * ****** *******.

** ******** ** ****** ******, ***** **** ****** ****** ********* as ****, *** * ******** ************* *******. ****** *** ****** users *** ******* **********, *** ******, ***** *** *** ********* if *** **** **** **** *** ***** ** **** ******. Salient **** **** *** ******* ** ******* ***** *********.

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

Live ****

**** **** ******** ********* ** ***** *****, **** **** ******* UI ******.

******** * ****** **** *** **** ** ******* ********** *** camera ******* ** ******** *** *** ** ** **** *** clients. ***** **** **** *** ****** **** *** **** **** the ******* **** *******.

***** **** ****** * **** ** *** ****** ************* *********** before * ***** **** *** *****. ******* ***** *** ********* after *** **** ** ****** **, *** ** ******* ****** view **** ** ****.

************ **** *** *** * ****** ********* **** **** ******* VMSes, ** *** *******, ******** **** ***** ** ************** ****** be **** **************.

Display *******

*******'* ******* ******* ********* **** *** ****** ****** ********** ** the ****** ** *** ******. *** **** ****** ** ******** from *** ****** ** *** ******, **** ********** (***** ** default) *** **** ** *** ******* ******. ** * **** viewing **** *** *******, *** *******, *** **** **** * 960x540 ****** *** **** ** * ***** *******. **** ********* zooming ** ******* ***** **** ******, *** **** ****** ** sent.

**** **** **** ** *** ******* *********, *******, ** **** transcoding ******** ********** ****** ****. ** *** *****, **** ********* by ~*-*% *** ****** **** ******* ******* *** ****** ** (transcoding **** *****). **** ******* *** ****** ** ******* ***** may ** ******* *** ****** *** **** ** ********* *** when ****** ********.

************, ** *** *****, *.*** *** ********* **** ********* **** MPEG4 ******* ********* ********** *** *********, **** **** ****** *.*** streams ******** ********* **** ********* **** *** ******** **** ********** stream. ** **** ******* *** ** ******* *** ******** ** this *****.

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

 

Comments (30)

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**** ******* ** ***** ******* ** ************, **** ******* **** be ******** ** ******* *.* ** ************ ********* ** ** released ** **** ** **** ****.

*******, ** ******* ******* (**** ** **** “******* ********** *******”), in *** ***** ****** (** *:**) ***** ******* ** *** live ********* ********** **** *** ******. ************ **** ******** **** out *** ***** ** *** ******’* ***** ** **** **** are *** ********* ** *** ******, ** **** ****** *** user **** ****** ******* ***** ** *** ********* ****** **** the ***** ********** *********** **** *** ****** ** *** ****** may *** ******. **** ******* ***** **** ********* **** **** digitally ******* ** *** ******. ******* ********** ******* **** *** affect ******** *****; ************ ****** ******* *** ****** ***** ********** streamed **** *** ******.

***** *****

*****, *** *********** ****** ** * **** *******. * **** of ******* *** **** ******* ******* **** **** *** *** at *** **** ******* ** *** ******, *** *** ** robust.

** *** *** ***** ****** *** ************ ******** ** ***** exports, * **** ** ******* ****** **** **** ****, *** others **** ****** *****-******* ***** **** ***** *** ******. *** a *** **************, ** ** *** *******.

*** ******* ***** *** **** ***** *** **** *** *** 7 ** * *****, **** ****** **** ******** *********** ** it ** * ******** *** *** **** * ** * years. ** *** **** **** ** *** ******, ******, *** answer ***** ** **** ** *** ******** ** **********.

*******, ****** *** *** ***** ******* **** **** **** ** scaling ******* ** ***** *******, **** ** ********* ****. *** can ** *********, *** *** **** ** **** ** * must **** ***** ***** ************** **** ******* ******* *** ** had ** ***** ********?

* **** ******** **** ** ***** **** *** ********* ** in *** *********** **** *** **** **** **** ******* ****** sales ** *** ** **** *****. ** ***** ** *** different ************ *** **** ** *** **** ** *** *** having **** *** *** ******** ************.

** **** ** ** **** **** ** **** *** ** years ** *** ********? **** *** ***** ***** ****** ** Witness, ***** ** ***** * **** ***** *******.

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*** ****** **** **** ** * ****** **** **** *** to ** *******?

** **, **** **** *** *** *** ****** *******, * 2.5

** ******* *** *** *********** *** ** ** ***** / requirement ** **** ******* ** (*.*., ********). *********, ** ***** be ***** ****** **** ****** (** *** **** ** ****).

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******** *'* ******* ******* *** ***** ** ****.

********* ** ***** ** *** ** *** *** **** ******* one **** ** *** **** ** *** ***** *** ******* your ************* **** ******* :)

******, **** ******! ***, ** ** ********* ******* *** ***? Just ******* ** **** *** ** ***** ** **** ******.

**** ***** ****, ** ***** ** *** ** ***** ** real ******.

******* ** ******* **** ******** ****.

** *** **** * *** **** *** ******** * ***** list ** *** ***** ******* ****.

[**** ****: *********]

*'* *** **** **** ** *** **** ** ****. ** (Network *****) ** ****** ********* *** ******** **** *** **** problem ***** *** ****** ** **** ** ***** *** ** to ******* ***** **-******* *******. **'* ******* ******* ** **** NX ******** ****** ******* *** ** **** ** ****. ** doesn't **** **** * ****** ******* ****** **** * *** find. * **** ***** ***** ** ********** ** ***** **** can *** ***** *** ********.

**** ******** **** ****** * ***** ******* ** ***** ******** page *** **.* **** *** ****** ****. *******, ** ***** wasn't ****** ** ***** ******* ***** ********* *** **'* ***** not *******. *** ***** *** ***'* ******** ** *** *** Store. **** *** **** **, **** ******* ****'* **** ***** the ***** ******* *** **** *** ******* ****'* ********** ********. However, * ******* ** **** ******.

** *** *** *** **** ** *******, *** ******* ** still *****, *** **** *** ********** ****** ******** *** ****** bugs.

*'* *** **** **** ** *** **** ** ****. ** (Network *****) ** ****** ********* *** ********

** *******, **** * *** **** ****, * **** (**) on *** ***** / ********* / ************ ****.

***** *******, * ******** ** ****'* **** *** *****. ** that ******, * ***** *****. **** ***** *** **** ** products *** ******** ** ****** *** ** *** *********.

*** **** ********* **** ******* *** ****** ** ******* *** OEM ************ **** **** **** ****, ***** ***** *** ******** through ***** *** ******* *** ****** *** **** *********** **** their ****** ******* ******** (* ***** **'* *** **** *** that ******** ******** *-*** ***********, ****** *'* *** ***% **** of ****). ***** ********* *** ******* ******, **** ********, *** more ******** **** *******, *** ** **** *******, ** ****** is * ****** ***** ********.

** ***** *** ***** *** ******** **** ****QuickTrack like what Salient offers?

**** ** *** ********* **** * ****** ** ** ****** said **** **** **** *** ******** ** ****** *** ***** image ***** ** ******* ******* **** ******** ******** ****.

*** ***** **, ****** ***. ******** ***** **** ** **** video *** **********.

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**********: *'* *** ** ****** ***

@*********** * ************ ******* *** "******** *********" ***** **** *******.

* *** * ******** ** * ******* ****** **** ***** why ******* ***** ***** ********** ** *** ******.

* *** ******** **** ********* **** ******** **** * ******** recently ********* *** *** ** *** ** *** ******* *** the *** ******.... ********** **** **** ********.

**** * ********** ** **** *** ************ ** *** *** has * ***** ******** ***** ** **** ******** *** *** stream ********* **** *********** *** ***** ******/****** *******.

*** *** ****** ***** ** ** ** **** ** ***.

*** ****** **** *** ** * *** *** *** *** Salient **** ********** ********* ** ** *** ** *** ******. Their ****** **** **** *** **** ******.

****... ***** ****** ****** **** ** ********** ***** ** *** the ****** ****** **** **** *** **** **** ** *********.

**** *** ******... **** ** *** *** ******** **** ***** CPU *********.

************™ ******** ****** ********** ** *** ***** ***** ** ******* advanced ************* *********:
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 ***** *************

********* ***** ******* *** **** **** ********* *** **** ********* to ***** ******* *** ***-****** ***** *********.

****** **** ** *** **** **** *** *** *** **** VMS ...********** ****-*** * **** **** ******.

**** ** *** ******* *** ******* *** **** **** *** instance? **** *** ****** ****** ******** *** ****** ** ***********, or ** **** *****?

** *** ********* ******* ****** **** *** *********?

**** ** * **** ******** *** ***** * **** ** answer. ***** ********* ******* **** **** ****** **** *** *** 'transcoding ******'...*******, *** **** **** ****** ** **** ********* ****.

*************, ** **** *** **** **** ** *** * ******* license ** **** **** **** ** *** **** **** ***** VMS ********.

*** *******, * ***** **** ** **** ** * *** move *** ************/****** ******** **** ******* ******, ***** * ***** built ** ** **** *** *** ***** *** ******...*** ***** the ********* ****** ** **** ****...**** *** ********** *** ***** up *** *** ****.

[****** ****, * **** *** *******]

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**** ******** ******* *** ******* *** **** ******, *** ***** stream ** **** ****** ** ******* **** ****. **** ****** stream ** ************* ****** *** ***** **** ******* ** **** less *** *********, ****** ******** ******* **** *** **** ****** does *** ******** *** *** **** *************.

**** ******* ** ********* *******, * ********* (** ****** ****) can ** ***** ** *** ******** ***** ** *** ********** are **********. ** **** ************ *********** ********** *** ******** ** the ****** *** *** ** *** ******** *****. ***** ** recorded **** *** **** ** **** **** ***** ** *** clip *** *** ** ****** ** *** ******** **** ******, providing *** ******* ** ** ******* ******* ********* ******* ** the *****.

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****, *** ************ ******* *** ** ***** ** * ********* computer **** *** ********* ******.

*****...****** *** ********** * *** ******. *** * **** ********** questions.

*** ****** *** *** ******* **** **** ******* ***** *** use ...*** ***** ************ ** *** ***** *****.

***** *** *** "******* ****** **********' *** "******* ***** ********".

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*** *** **** ***** * **** ** ******* ***** *** motion *********, *** * **** ******* *** '****** ******'...*** **** the ****** ****** ********* *** ****** *** *** ***** *******?

****** ******** ********** *** ***** ******** **** ********.

*** ******* ***** ******** ******* **** ******* ************ **** ********** a ****** ****** **** ****** ***** ****** ********* ** *** used *** **** ** ***** *** ******* * ****** (*** therefore, ******* ********** ******* ** *** ********).

******* ****** ********** ******** *** ********** *** * ***** ******. Users *** ***** **** ***** **** ******* *** *** ****** sent ** ******* **** *** ** *********** ******. **** ******* Stream ********** ****** **, *** ** ** ****** ****. ** that *****, *** ** *** '******' *** *** ** *** 'slave'.

*** **** * **** **** *** ****** **** ****** *********? Doing **** *** *** ***** ** *** ****.

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