Azena [Formerly S&ST] Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Oct 22, 2020, 10:27am EDT

Azena, a Bosch spinout, is spending tens of millions of dollars aiming to become the app store for the security industry, but how well does it work in the real world?

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To find out, we tested Azena with two of the earliest available Vivotek models supporting Azena (FD9392-EHTV-O and IE9111-O), examining:

  • How does Azena compare to Axis' Camera Application Platform (ACAP)?
  • How hard is it to configure each device?
  • How hard is it to add apps?
  • How do apps perform?
  • Is the UI simple to use?
  • How do these apps integrate with Milestone Xprotect?

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** *** *******, *****’* platform ****** ****** ****, with **** **** ** buy *** ******* **** the ***** **** *******.

*******, *** ***** ** multiple **** ****** ******* to **** ******** ***********, with ********** ********* ** several ******** **** ** tested *** *** **** integrated ** *****, ******** monitoring ** ***** *** web **.

************ ********* ********* *** mainly **** ******* **********, with ** “****** ***” yet ********* *** **** a *** ****** ****** currently ******** (**** **** forthcoming **** *****, ******, and ******).

*******, *****'* *** ***** is **** ** *** users. *********** *** *** volume *********, *** ****** block *** **** ********* from ********** **** ******** themselves.

Compared ** **** ****

***** *** *** ********** over****' ****** *********** ******** (ACAP)***** ***** *** ******, purchase, *** ******* **** from * * ******* cloud ** ***** *****, while **** **** **** be ******* **** **** or ***** ******* *** manually ********* *** *******. Axis **** *** ******* any ******* *** *****,**** * ******* ** partner ****.

*******, **** **** *** broadly ********** **** ****' line, ********* ***-****, ***-*****, and ****-*** ****** ** different **** *******, ******** far **** ****** ******* than ********* ***** *******. Additionally, **** **** *** often ********** ** *****, a ******** ** ********* available ***** ****.

Connecting ******* ** ***** *****

******* ***** ** *** cameras ("********") ** ******. Camera **** **** ***** be *** ** ** NTP ****** *** **** cloud ******* *******. ***** clicking "***** ******", ***** are ***** ** *** Azena ****** ********** ********* where ** *** ** named *** **** *********.

Easy ************ ** ****

**** ** *** ** selected **** *** *** store *** ********* ** can ** ********* *** the ***** ****** ********** tab ** ********* *** camera *** ******** *** app **** *** ****, shown *****.

*** ******* **** *** not ******** *********, ***** may ***-******** **** ***** their ******* *********** (****** Management ****) ***** ********* to *** ********, **** connect ** *** ****** network ** ******* ****.

Simple *** ************* **** *********

**** *********, **** *** has *** *** ** accessible **** *** ******'* applications ****. **** *** are ******* ** * single ****** *** ************* and **********. *** *********** page **** ******** *** and *** ***** ** each ***, ***** **** statistics ** ****** *** crashes.

Open ** *** *****

*****'* *** ***** ** open ** *** ****. They ** *** ******* end ***** **** ********** apps ** ******* **** by ***********, *** ** they ***** *** ****** sharing **** *********** *** apps ****** *** ********* on ******** *******. *********** could ****** *** **** credentials ** *** *****, though **** ***** ****** to ****.

**** ** ** ******** to **** ***** ***** / ***** *********, **** as***** *** ***************** ************** **** *** ***** to ******** *********** *** do *** ***** ****** purchases **** *** *****.

Mixed *** ***********

** *** *******, *** performance ******, **** **** working ** ********, *** others ********** ***** ****** or *** ********** ** marketed, ******** *****.

**** **** **** ** not ** ********** **** of ***** ****. ** have ****** ***** **** 10 ** *** **+ currently *********. *** *********** may **** ********* ** the ****** ******** **** and *** *******, *** is ****** ** ******* as *** ******** *******.

Package ***** ******** *************

******* ***** ** ******** to ****** ***** ** packages **** ** *** scene, ******** ** ***** when ******* *** **** in ********* *********. ** our *******, ** *** not **** ** ***** on ***** ********. *******, the *** ********** ***** alerted, ******** ************* **** nothing ** *** ***** had *******.

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Neurala ***** ******* ****** **********

*** ******* ***** ******* app *** ** ****** to ********* ******* ** the *****. ***** ****** an ****** ***** (*.*., "eye *****" ** "*****" below) *** ******* ******* to *** ****** *** training, ***** ***** *** app ********** ****.

** *** *******, ******* was **** ** ***** and ********* ********** *******, but *** *** ******* any ********* ** ***** systems ** **** ****** on **** ****. *********** was **** ********* ** the ***'* **. ** plan ** ******** ** Neurala *** ********** ********** testing ** ***** ***.

Dynamic ******* ******* *** ***** ****

******* ******* **** ** TMG ***** ****** *** certain ******* ** *** scene **** ** *******, keyboards, ** ********. *******, in *** *****, ***** dropped **** * ******* distance ** ** *** edges ** *** *****, revealing ****** ********.

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************, ** * ****** or ******** ** ********* obstructed ** ******* ******, the **** *** *******.

Social ********** *** ***** ***** ** ****** *******

****** ***** ****** ************ ******** ** ***** when ******** *** *** near ** **** *****, violating ****** ********** **********. However, ** *** *****, it ************ ******** ******* in *** ***** ** people *** ***** ***** alarm ** * ****** got ****.

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SAIMOS ********* ********* ** ***** ****** / ****** ********* ***********

****** ********* ********* *** perhaps *** **** ** the **** ** ******, with ******** ********* ******* and ** ***** ****** caused ** ******, *******, or ***** *******.

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**** *** **** ******* a ********* ******, **** among ***** ****. ***** downloading *** ********** ***** plugin, ****** ****** ******** in ********, ******* ** other *********.

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Versions ****

******* ******* **** ****** using ******** *.*.*****************

**** **** *** ******-****-* and ******-* *** *** currently ********, *** *** expected ** ** ******** in ** **** ** Q1 ****.

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* *** ***** ** the ***** ********** **** they ********* **** **********, It ****** ****. ******* its **** ***** ** Android. ***** ** *******. However * **** *** founders ** ******* *** knew **** ****** **** even **** ****** ** OS. *** ****** ****** bought **** ** ******* Andy *** **** ***** an **** ***** **** allowed ******** ** **** micro ************* ** *** stack ** **** *** could *********** ******** **** data ***. ****;'* ***** the ***** *** ******* OS. ** **** **** for **** **'* *****.

*** * ****** **** this **** ***** ***. More ***********, **** ******* and **** '**** ******' development ** ****** ****. This ** ********** **** for *** *************.

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*** *** ********* **** any **** ******** ** how ** ***** *** chicken *** *** ******* of ******* ****** ********* and ******** ******** ***** to ******* ********** ** write ******** *** *** platform ***** ** **** enough ** ******* ********* and ******** ******** ** the ********. **** *** Microsoft ***** ***** ****** with ******* ******...

****, ***'* *** ****** that ***** ******* **** copied ****' **** ******** and *** **** ***** own *********** *********, *.*.*********'* *************'* **** ********. ****** ************* ****** is **** * *** partner ** *** *** website:

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*** *** ********* **** any **** ******** ** how ** ***** *** chicken *** *** ******* of ******* ****** ********* and ******** ********

** ********* *** ****, this ** ********* ******** to *** ***-***** ********* ** ********* ** a **** *********.

***** ****** *** ******** may ***** ***** *** platforms, *** *********** ** large ***** ******** ** quite ***.

** * **** **** from *** *********, *&** itself ** **** **** but ** *** *** advantage ** ***** ******* on **** *** ******* to ****** ******* ** scale **** **. *** I ***** ** **** agree ***** ** ******** for * ***-***** ******. Axis *** *****, *** sure, *** **** **** not **** ******* ** invest ****** ** **** ACAP * ****** **** offering.

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***** ****** *** ******** may ***** ***** *** platforms, *** *********** ** large ***** ******** ** quite ***.

* ***** **'* *** necessarily ** **** ***** their *** ********'* ****** of ******* *** ***** Hikvision's *********** ** ****** in * ****** ******** besides ***** *** - especially ***** **'* ********** experience **** ****.

* ***** **** *'* trying ** *** ** that ** *** ****** from ****** *************' *********** the ***** *********** ** S&ST ***** **** ***** if **** ***'* *** have * ******** ** their ***.

****, *** ** *** macro ****** **'** ****** in *** ******** ** the ****** ** ******* integrated ********/********/******* ********* (* la *******). ****'* ***** the ******** ** ** open *** ********* ******** so ****'* ******* ****** why *'* ********* ***** S&ST's *******.

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**** ****** *************' *********** the ***** *********** ** S&ST ***** **** ***** if **** ***'* *** have * ******** ** their ***.

****** *** ****, ***** has *** *****, *** value ** *** ***** camera ************'* ******** ** essentially ****. **** ***** is ** *********** ****** camera *** '********'?

*&** ** ***** ** have ** ***** ****** money *** **** ** get ** **** **** of ******** **** ****** manufacturers. ** **** **, they **** * ****** value ***********.

*****, * ** *** saying **'* ***** ** be **** *** *&** but * ** ****** it's ********* ********** *** Hanwha, *******, ***. ** do **** ** ***** own.

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** **,*********** ********** ** ** opinion ** *** ****** the ******** *** *** is ****** **. **'* the **** **** *** can******** *** ****** ** a *****. * ** ***% positive ** **** ****** discussions ***** *** ************ needs ** *** ***** in *** **** **** IPVM *********** **** ***** on ********... ** **'* been ******.

**** ** *** ******* thing ** **** ** S&ST *** **'* *** even * **** ********** because *** ***** **** to ****** *** ******* apps ********. ** **** had ***** ** ****** purchasing *** ********** ********* to **** (*** **** could **** - ****’** have *** **** **** of ***** ************ *** ages), ** ****** ***** have **** **** *******.

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"****** ******?" ****** ******'* come ** **** * better ****? **** **** itself **'* ** **** me *********** **.

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****, ** *** ********** named "****" *** **** they *** * ********* issue ** **** ******* it ** ****

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***** ***'* ******* ***** for **'* ******** *******...

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***** ***** *** ***** IoT *****. ******** ** Things. **** *** ****** to ***** *** **************** and *** ********* ** IoT ******* ** *** security *****. * ***** it ***** *****. **** people **** ***** ** it ** ****, ***** I ******* ** ***** parent ************.

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**** ****** **** ***** to ** ** ****

****(****** ******** & ****** Alliance) ** *** ***** of ********* **** *** working ******** ** ********* the ******* ********* ****** the *&** *** ***** / **.

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** ** ******* **** are ***** * **** job ******** *** ******** itself. **** ** ***** of **** *** **** task ** ** **** reliable ******** *************.

** ** ********* ** using ** *** *** specific ********* ** ****** be **** **** *** software ************ **** ***** be ** *** ****** two ***** ***** - which ***** ** * potential ******* *** **** solutions. **** ** ** app ** **** ****** you *** ***** ** sure **** *** ** the ****** ************* **** the ******* *** ***** the *** **** *** store ** ***** ** use ** ** * USP.

**** ** ***** ** a ******* **** *** software ***** ****** ***** a ****** **** ** use ****** *** ** sure **** *** ******** is ***** ** ** maintained ** *******.

* ****** **** **** the **** ** ** app ***** ** ***** to ***** * *** era, *** * **** my ******** ****** ***** S&ST ********* ***** ***** to ** ********.

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***** ******* * *** come ** *******, **** is *** **** ** Azena ********, *** *** cameras ******** **** ** VMS *** ******** ********* alerts ** *** (******* this ***** ********).

** **** ******** ** still ******, *** ** is ******.

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******* *** **** ***** ************* analytic *********** (*.*., '*' for ********) *** *** hosting ** ******* **** inside ** * ****** (which ** **** *&**/*****) is ******** **. ** such, **** *** **** complimentary **** ***********, **** that **** *****?

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