Smart Hosted IP Camera Launched

By: John Honovich, Published on Nov 10, 2009

Cernium's Archerfish has added a smart IP camera to their existing 4 channel smart encoder for the home market. Called Archerfish Solo, the camera embeds storage and analytics into an IP cube camera managed by Archerfish's hosting service. The camera is indoor/outdoor, has integrated WiFi support and provides intelligent search (see product comparison table).

This looks to be a substantial improvement to their first Archerfish product (now called the Quattro for its 4 analog inputs). While Cernium does not disclose the price of the new Solo, the price of Quattro is shared: $1700 USD for the kit and $25 per month for the service. It's likely too much for the home market (see our analysis of the Vue personal video and other home market competitors).

The next question for the new Solo camera is: Will this still be too expensive and too much for the home market? On a feature basis, it will be hard to beat all the functionalities built in? However, will that make the cost and complexity too much for what the home market seeks?

While distribution for the Solo is not disclosed, the Quattro can now be bough direct from Archerfish on-line.

2 reports cite this report:

Archerfish Criticized by Reviewer on Dec 11, 2009
Cernium's home video offering, Archerfish Quattro, has been criticized by an on-line reviewer/tester of the system. Unlike a previous reviewer who...
Cernium to Sell Home IP Video on Amazon.com on Nov 21, 2009
Cernium announced that their home IP video product, Archerfish Quattrro is now available for sale at Amazon.com. For $1,699, the kit includes 2...
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