ONVIF Screen Capture Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 23, 2015

Recording a PC's screen to a VMS has several uses, but historically has required expensive dedicated encoders or specialized software for each VMS.

Now, a new offering called Screen ONVIF has released a standalone application which streams a PC's desktop via ONVIF, claiming compatibility with any ONVIF NVR or VMS.

We tested out Screen ONVIF with several VMSes and NVRs to see how it performs and test compatibility with leading VMSes and recorders.

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