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60% Lower Bandwidth, 'Video Anywhere' - Digital Barriers TVI / EdgeVis

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Streaming video over low bandwidth, wireless connections often results in stalled video, broken up video or significant video delays. But Digital Barriers says their TVI CODEC (not to be confused with the HD Analog format), which is being re-bran...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Hanwha / Samsung Wisestream H.265 Test

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In our first test of H.265 cameras (including Samsung and Vivotek), H.265 benefits were essentially nil, both versus leading H.264 cameras and, worse, to emerging smart codec H.264 cameras. Now, Hanwha is claiming improved H.265 performance combi...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Move Aside Cisco, Axis Has A Network Switch For Integrators

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Cisco is a common choice for network switches, including in our Favorite Network Switches survey, but now Axis is releasing a 16 port PoE+ switch specifically targeted to the security market. They say this switch has features that make it more su...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Mobotix Founder Out, Company Embracing Open Platform

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The founder of Mobotix, Dr. Ralf Hinkel, is out of Mobotix, just 7 months after the company was acquired by Konica-Minolta. With his departure, Mobotix is shifting its market approach and embracing a more open one. We spoke with Mobotix about cha...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Milestone Launches Free Upgrade, Building Upon New Free Essential

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Now that Milestone has killed Go and made 8 Channel Essential free, they are launching another free offer to give more features away. In this report we examine Milestone's offer, compare the two versions, and discuss when it might make sense for ...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

IndigoVision Profile - Going Head-To-Head Against Milestone, Genetec

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Cameras are commodities, the money is in VMS. This is the new philosophy of IndigoVision, long known as a closed end-to-end systems provider. The company is relaunching their VMS, Control Center, and shifting their focus heavily to the software s...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

How And When ONVIF Will Support H.265

ONVIF Profile S does not support H.265. And Profile S is what literally every ONVIF device supports today for video. So what happens to H.265 cameras? In this note, we explain ONVIF Media2 service and ONVIF Profile T, how they impact H.265, the...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD)

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Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and more. Now, IPVideo Corporation is looking to change this with the NomadHD, a "wire free" camera system in...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Milesight - A Chinese "End To End" Solution Examined

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Where most Chinese manufacturers have focused on their camera hardware, one is attempting to be the Avigilon of China. We spoke with the President of Milesight's US division, Michael Slack, about how he wants to provide the market with a new end-...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

ONVIF Profile G Video Storage Test

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A standard to retrieve video stored on 3rd party devices. This is the aim of ONVIF Profile G. The proprietary nature of accessing recorded video has been a problem for years, forcing most users to limit themselves to a single recording platform a...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Axxon Next VMS 4.0 Tested

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AxxonSoft is one of the biggest VMS vendors (reporting 263,000 channels sold in 2015), especially strong in their home market of Russia, but not well known in the Americas. Axxon aims to change that with their newly developed Axxon Next 4.0, the ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

HD Analog DVRs With Exacq, Milestone and Genetec VMSes Tested

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HD analog offerings have proven to deliver HD video at radically lower prices. However, the main limitation for professional applications is their recorders / VMS software. The advanced features and usability of Dahua and Hikvision's DVR / VMSes ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

D-Link ONVIF-Enabled Security Switch Examined

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D-Link has embedded ONVIF discovery software into a network switch, and are targeting security integrators with what they claim is a unique offering to optimize setup and management.   In this report we examine D-Link's security switches and thei...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

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In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party integration.  Now, Pelco has released new firmware that they say fixes this problem with what they call 't...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Access Control Does Not Want ONVIF

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ONVIF has become a major force in video surveillance. Despite its well deserved criticisms, ONVIF is widely embraced by video surveillance manufacturers and generally useful in production deployments. However, ONVIF has been a resounding dud in A...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

LTS Camera and NVR Tested

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LTS is one of the fastest rising manufacturers / OEMs in North America.  We recently bought and tested the LTN8704-P4LTS, a 4 channel NVR, along with the LTS CMIP3024W-28, a 4MP turret camera. We tested them against similar specified products ...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined

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Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP - 200MP cameras, video analytics, and claims to offer advanced solutions for critical customers. We s...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

Chinese Open Source VMS Software Released

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China has disrupted cameras. Can they do the same for VMS software? Two Chinese developers are bootstrapping their own VMS software, that they have made open source and does not require payment. We spoke with the developers about what they are d...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

Hikvision ~$300 Mini PTZ Tested

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A PTZ camera at fixed dome prices? That is the promise of Hikvision's new DS-2DE2103, a compact PTZ with 3x optical zoom in a package smaller than typical dome cameras. The question is, at this size and price point, what performance is given u...

By John Scanlan - almost 3 years ago

Milestone ONVIF Bridge Tested

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The Milestone ONVIF Bridge could be a breakthrough. Enterprise VMSes have long restricted 3rd party access making larger system integration more difficult, PSIMs more complex and expensive and greater lock-in. Now, Milestone's ONVIF Bridge, enab...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Axis Chinese Competitor Companion Dome V Tested

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A $169 1080p dome from Axis? The Companion Dome V is, by far, Axis' lowest cost 1080p dome, a full $100 less than even their new M3045-V. Every manufacturer has been hit by rapid Chinese expansion over the last few years. Axis is clearly trying ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Hikvision vs Exacq VMS

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Hikvision and Exacq are two of the most commonly used recorders in the market, but how do they really match up? With Hikvision so much less expensive than Exacq, what features, if any, are users giving up?  In this report, we look at Hikvision's ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Axis Acquires Intercom Manufacturer 2N

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Axis has now made its second acquisition in the past 3 months. And it is another company most industry people know little about. In this note, we examine Axis' acquisition of Czech intercom specialist 2N, their financials and how 2N's IP intercom...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

Universal Camera Tester Tested (IPC-8600)

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Setting up cameras is often a pain. A number of test tools exist but are frequently limited on camera support or have a small screen, slow interface or other issues. Many installers still use laptops, even though they are inconvenient or risky wh...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

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