Testing Super Low Cost VMS (Xeoma)

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Jun 27, 2013

VMS software for less than $3 per channel? Prices have certainly come down over the last few years, but a relative newcomer is pushing them even lower. FelenaSoft's Xeoma charges no more than $19.95 per channel and under $10 per channel for 32 cameras ($299.95), down to a few dollars for hundreds of channels.

Plus, the software is being actively developed every month.

However, is the price too good to be true? How does it really stack up?

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Comments (14)

Sarit - Where did you get the camera feeds from?

Via VPN, but the YCAM was local and onsite. The worldcams were an available, built in, option in Xeoma.

Luxriot is cheaper and has pro features like search, federation, ad integration, video analitics ..

Luxriot is cheaper????

Luxriot is certainly better overall, but it's nowhere close to as inexpensive as Xeoma is.

Comparison

Luxriot 4 channels ~$269, Xeoma 4 channels - $59.95

Luxriot 9 channels ~$449, Xeoma 9 channels - $139.90

Luxriot 16 channels ~$539, Xeoma 16 channels - $199.95

Luxriot 'Unlimited' per Server ~$1400, Xeoma 256 channels - $1119.95

Well it is cheaper if you have more than 500 cameras like me, plus the value cost relation is better when buying luxriot unlimited, if you have fewer cameras xeoma is cheaper but i still question if its worth it since you can jump to luxriot just for a bit more.

You have 500 cameras on a single server? Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Luxriot Enterprise covers cameras on a single machine, i.e., if you have 5 machines with 100 cameras each, you buy 5 Enterprise licenses?

Either way, using Xeoma for more than a few dozen cameras would be crazy, as they lack the features needed for larger scale management so even if you could save a few dollars in product cost, it would be a bad idea.

Yes. The way I understand it is although Enterprise offers unlimited channels and clients it is PER server. So if you get 500 cameras per server than you only pay one Enterprise fee of $1349 - about ~$2.70 a channel.

However, if you have 5 servers to split those 500 cameras, you would need to pay the Enterprise fee 5 times thus increasing your per channel cost to ~$14.00 per channel.

You are completely correct, in my case i have 500 in just one server. :)

Daniel, would you elaborate on the setup? Type of cameras and settings, server, number of users...how long has this one server been in operation?

Cray XC30 might do it...

Ha! So expensive it requires a quote request, found out it's 500K...Thanks Marty! So where were we with trying to calculate cost savings on channels?

So say you spent 500K for this server and loaded 500 channels with Enterprise version..all in all it'll cost you ~$1000 per channel???

Well, in fairness, Cray has a $25K model too - the CX1 (runs a special version of Windows too!)

I was really just being facetious, indicating my doubts about the 500 cams on 1 box comment. :)

If you can put 500 hundered cameras on one server I would be very very surprised, the data throughput requirement would be outragous, even if the cameras are recording at a low image quality

It has been brought to OpenALPR's attention that Felenasoft (ANPR) is distributing our software illegally. They are free to use our open source software if they comply with the AGPL requirements. They are not free to sublicense our software if they are in compliance.

"The Affero GPL (AGPL) is designed to close the so-called 'application service provider loophole' in the GPL, which lets ASPs use GPL code without distributing their changes back to the open source community. Under the AGPL, if you use code in a web service, you required to open source it."

To the best of our knowledge Felenasoft has not made their source code available as required nor have they licensed our commercial software which supersedes these requirements.

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