Onvif (348)

Displaying 'ONVIF' tags 101 - 125 of 348 in total

Free VMS Software Directory

Many Video Management Software (VMS) providers offer free versions, either open source, for a limited number of cameras or for a limited amount of time. These options may help users with limited needs or those looking to test out VMS before buyin...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

ONVIF Favorability Results 2017

(PRO Only)

ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully deliv...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

DeskCamera ONVIF Screen Capture

(PRO Only)

Recording PC screens have historically been an expensive proposition, requiring dedicated hardware or specialized, proprietary software. However, some developers are attempting to change this, with applications which stream PC desktops via ONVIF. ...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Avigilon Pro 4K Camera Tested

(PRO Only)

Avigilon is best known for their large sensor, high megapixel cameras. But with new offerings from Sony and soon Axis, the questions is how well their H4 Pro Series can keep up with competitors. In this report, we tested the Avigilon 4K Pro (8L-H...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Hikvision No on H.265 But Pro On H.265+

(PRO Only)

Hikvision said H.265 was a 'solution in search of a problem' a half year ago but now they are getting bullish, embracing H.265+. In this report, we examine Hikvision's new position on H.265, and the likelihood that the company can change the slow...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Overview

(PRO Only)

This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in 201...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2019

(PRO Only)

 For years, HD resolution was IP camera's greatest advantage. However, starting in 2013, analog cameras with HD resolution started shipping and, now, just a few years later, HD analog has become a significant force in the video surveillance indus...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

API / SDK Tutorial

(PRO Only)

While Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are key to 'open' platforms, they are frequently misunderstood and over-hyped in physical security. While APIs can provide great benefits, using them is much more complex than often mentioned in sale...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Milestone: H.265 Not Ready For Prime Time

(PRO Only)

Hype for H.265 has been growing, but Milestone is recommending restraint, despite supporting H.265. In this note, we examine Milestone's position on H.265, and what the company says is holding back H.265 adoption, contrasting it to recent moves b...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested

(PRO Only)

For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras. In our past tests, Longse was no match for Hikvision or Dahua, with numerous quality flaws. But with cameras advan...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Genetec Expels Hikvision

(PRO Only)

Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them 'untrustworthy', citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership / control. While manufacturers infrequently remove support for competitive reasons, doing it for cyber se...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

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

(PRO Only)

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

(PRO Only)

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

(PRO Only)

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

(PRO Only)

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

(PRO Only)

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

(PRO Only)

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)

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

Milesight - A Chinese "End To End" Solution Examined

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

ONVIF Profile G Video Storage Test

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

Axxon Next VMS 4.0 Tested

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

HD Analog DVRs With Exacq, Milestone and Genetec VMSes Tested

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

D-Link ONVIF-Enabled Security Switch Examined

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

(PRO Only)

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 - almost 3 years ago

Displaying 'ONVIF' tags 101 - 125 of 348 in total