Testing Super Low Cost VMS (Xeoma)

By: 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.

*** ******** *** **** than $* *** *******? Prices **** ********* **** down **** *** **** few *****, *** * relative ******** ** ******* them **** *****.**********'* ************** **** **** $**.** per ******* *** ***** $10 *** ******* *** 32 ******* ($***.**), **** to * *** ******* for ******** ** ********.

****, *** ******** ******* ******** ************** *****.

*******, ** *** ***** too **** ** ** true? *** **** ** really ***** **?

[***************]

Key **** ********

***** ** ** **** to ***, ***** ** get ******* ***, ***** the ******* ** **** ever ****. *******, ** has ***, ** ***, advanced / ************ *******. And ***** ***** ***** direct *********** ****** **** multiple ******* (******** ***** exact ****** *** ** 'Manufacture **** ******' ******), ONVIF *** *** (**** though ** *** *******).

** *** *** ******* for ********* ****** ****'* inexpensive *** **** / small ******** ***, ***** is ***** ***********. *** more **** ****, ** is *********** ** *** how **** ********* ***** UI ** ******** *** user **********, *** ****** unattractive *** **********.

Xeoma ********

**** gives * *** ******* overview ** *** ***** VMS. ** ********* *** watch **:

Key **********

****** *****, ***** ******* is *** ******** '*******', the ******* ***** ****** is ********** ** ***. Here *** * *** specifics:

  • ********: *********** ***********- *** *** **.***, and dmg was **.*** (** ********, all **** *****.  ** issue *** ***** ************* where *****/******** ***** **** to ** ******, **** no ****** ********* ***********)
  • **** ** *** ********* geared ******* ***-******* *** schematic **** ** ******** camera *************/********** (*** **** manual ** ***** **** the ******** *** ********** and ***-*** *** *** easily ****** ** ***** via ********, ******* ** another ****)
  • ********** ******** **** ** duplication ** ****** ******* (mass ***) *** **** configuration *******. (********* ** more ****** ***** *******)
  • ****** *******: **** ******** ******* from ********** ********* ******* into *** **** ********* object's ******** ** *** video ****** **** ******* different ****** ********.
  • *** ***** *******: *** the ***** *.*** ******** acceleration ******** ***** *** transfer **** *** ********** to *** ***** ******** card. *** **** ******** allows *** ********* ** **** streams (*********** ******* **** ********) **** MJPEG ******* ******, ***** is *** ******* ******. (In ********, ***** ***** hide ***** ******* *** may ********* ****** *** wrong ****** *** *** user's *********** ** ******.)** did *** **** ***** options.
  • ***** ************ **** **** most ***** ******* **** as *****, ******, ***. (compared ** ***** ***** requiring * **** ******)
  • **** ** * ******* on *** ***** *********, but **** ** ********* first
  • ******* *** **** ******* available -** *** *** (having ****** **** ** becoming ****** *********** *** other ***** ***** ****) 
  • ****** *******: ******* ******* Webserver ********** *** ******* port ********** (** ******* required) ** * ***** server ********** ** ******* ***** ******.

 

Key *************

*************, **** ** * borderline ************ ***, ** best, ******* **** ******** enterprise ***************: ****** ******* integration, ***** **********, ***** analytics, ******* ***** ************. 

********, ***** *******, ****** claimed, *** *** **** with *** ** *** 3 ***** ******* ** tried **** *** ************ confirms **** **** **** not *** *** ******** ONVIF *********** ****. 

****** ***** *** ********** ones, * ****** ** features *** ******* *** or ****, *********:

  • ** ******* ******: ** date/time, calender feature ** *** ******* to ****** ****** ******** cameras
  • ** ******* **** *** software, *** ** ** a *** ******* ****** with ******* **** ** use.
  • ** ****
  • ** ******* ** *** between ***** ******, *********** for **** ******** ***** and ** ******** **** configuring ******** *** **.
  • ********* *** ** ***** view ** **, **** in ******** ****** *** URL ** ******* ********* to *** *** (******** issue)
  • *** **** ****** ** built **** *** ******** via ********** *** ***-***. This ******* ** ****** child ***-***, ***** *** annoying, **** **** ******** will ********* **** ***** 3 *****, ****** **** always ******.  
  • ** *** *** *********
  • *** ********** ** ** add-on ******* **** ***** ~1.3 ***** *** *******- added ****, ****** ***. 
  • *** ***** ***** *** proprietary .*** *****, **** via ***** ** ****** in ******* ****** **** software. 
  • *******: ******* ** ******* in ****** *** ******* via ***** ****; **** a ***** ** ******** given ***** ** ********* are ***-**** ***.

*** ***** ***** **** **** of ***** ** ******:

 

************

************ ******* *** *******, *****, *** *** Android *** *********. **** clicking *** ******* ****, it ***** **** **** 15 ******* ** *** a **** ***** ** *** software *********** ****** * camera **** ** *** network *** **** *** cameras ** *** (**** without ********). ** **** to ***** *** *******.

Test *****:

** **** **** *** runtime (*********) ******* ** MAC (** * **.*.*) and *** **** ******* Software (******* *, ** bit). ** **** **** cameras: isight (built **** *** ***), Axis, *****, *** ****.  

**********

*******, ***** ** * great ****** *** ***** looking *** ** ********* low ***** *** * VMS.  ** ****** *** non-technical ***** *** ******* to ********* *** ******, while ******** ******** ***** the ******* ** ******* the ******** ** *** low ***** *************, ** ******* degree. ** ***** **** basic - **** **** *************; ** ******** to ********** ***** ********. These ******* ********** ********* whether * ******* ** a ******* ********* **** compared ** ***** ***** level ***** **** ********* and *****. ** *** other ****, ********** ** a **** ****** ******* with *** ******** ***** two ***** *** *** become **** ** * threat ** *** ****** years ***** *** *** cost ****** **** **** additional ********.

 

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.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Startup Vaion Launching End-to-End AI Solution Backed with $20 Million Funding on Jun 17, 2019
An EU / USA video surveillance startup, Vaion, founded by ex-Cisco Senior Directors is launching an end-to-end VSaaS platform with $20 million in...
Sighthound Transforms Into Enterprise AI Provider Profile on Jun 14, 2019
Sighthound is now rapidly expanding its R&D team, building an enterprise AI service. This may come as a surprise given their origins 6 years...
Embattled $400 Million China Funded Philippines Surveillance System Proceeds on Jun 13, 2019
An embattled 12,000 camera surveillance system project that will cost ~$400 million will proceed.  The project contract was awarded, had its...
Camera Course Summer 2019 - Register Now on Jun 12, 2019
Register for the Summer 2019 Camera Course.  This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology...
Carnegie Mellon AI Startup Zensors Profile on Jun 11, 2019
Zensors is a startup formed by Carnegie Mellon graduates from a Carnegie Mellon research project, offering customized models per camera that they...
Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested on Jun 11, 2019
Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail" We bought and tested the...
Directory of 30+ VSaaS / Cloud Video Surveillance Providers on Jun 07, 2019
This directory provides a list of VSaaS / cloud video surveillance providers to help you see and research what options are available. 2019 State...
OpenALPR Doubles Prices on Jun 06, 2019
There is no 'race to the bottom' in cloud / AI video surveillance. In May, Verkada increased their prices. Now, OpenALPR is doing the same with a...
"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight" on Jun 05, 2019
The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of...
Startup Rhombus Systems Says Twice the Features, Half the Price of Verkada on Jun 04, 2019
Closed cloud systems may be the fastest growing segment of video surveillance with Meraki and Verkada. Now another California company is joining...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Genetec Synergis Cloudlink - Complex, Costly and Confusing on Jun 18, 2019
Genetec's Synergis Cloud Link is complex, costly and confusing compared to competitor access control architectures. Inside this note, we examine...
Startup Vaion Launching End-to-End AI Solution Backed with $20 Million Funding on Jun 17, 2019
An EU / USA video surveillance startup, Vaion, founded by ex-Cisco Senior Directors is launching an end-to-end VSaaS platform with $20 million in...
The Scheme Hikvision and China Importers Use To Avoid Tariffs on Jun 17, 2019
Hikvision and numerous China importers are avoiding 25% tariffs by including an SD card slot in their IP cameras to claim they are 'digital still...
Sighthound Transforms Into Enterprise AI Provider Profile on Jun 14, 2019
Sighthound is now rapidly expanding its R&D team, building an enterprise AI service. This may come as a surprise given their origins 6 years...
ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand on Jun 14, 2019
ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG),...
NSA Director Keynoting Dahua and Hikvision Sponsored Cybersecurity Conference [Canceled] on Jun 13, 2019
The technical director for the NSA’s Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center will be keynoting a physical security cybersecurity conference that is...
Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Access Reader Tested on Jun 13, 2019
California based Farpointe Data has been a significant OEM supplier of conventional access readers for years to companies including DMP, RS2, DSX,...
Embattled $400 Million China Funded Philippines Surveillance System Proceeds on Jun 13, 2019
An embattled 12,000 camera surveillance system project that will cost ~$400 million will proceed.  The project contract was awarded, had its...
False Verkada 'Unrivaled' Low Light Performance Claim Removed on Jun 12, 2019
Verkada falsely claimed that it delivered 'UNRIVALED LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE' until IPVM questioned. In fact, Verkada's low light performance is...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact