The New Post-Milestone OnSSI Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 01, 2015

OnSSI surprised the industry earlier this year by acquiring rival VMS company Seetec.

For years, OnSSI's market position has been hurt by the perception that they were just Milestone with a different client, due to their OEMing of Milestone's 'recorder engine'.

Now, by acquiring one of the largest VMSes in Europe, not only has OnSSI eliminated that criticism, the combined companies have a stronger position across the Western world.

But is the new OnSSI VMS good? What does OnSSI lose (or gain) from moving away from Milestone?

We tested the new OnSSI Ocularis 5.0 using the Seetec recorder to find out, looking specifically at changes in licensing, camera addition, discovery, database, UI and pricing.

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