VMS Mobile Apps Guide

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Nov 19, 2013

Every VMS supplier has mobile app clients now, even if many are still not using them. However, significant differences can exist across VMS implementations.

In this guide, we review 15 key features / components, including:

  • Mobile Platforms
  • Device Size Optimization
  • Server Requirements
  • Streaming Modes Supported
  • Stream Selection
  • Layouts/Views
  • Live
  • Recorded
  • Searching
  • Alerts/Events
  • PTZ
  • Audio
  • Administration
  • Sharing
  • Maps
  • Multiple Server Support

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Streaming ****

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Stream *********

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