Have you ever accessed an IP camera using a web browser? It's not all that eventful. You can view live video streams from the camera and navigate menu settings. Apart from that, there's not a lot else.
It's a different altogether story with a MOBOTIX camera.
Because MOBOTIX install recording software in their cameras, you don’t need a VMS application to perform DVR style search and playback. All the typical navigation icons you would expect in a DVR console such as find-event, pause, next-event, previous-event, fast-forward, re-wind etc can all be done via a web browser. If you're not familiar with security camera technology - let it be stated for the record, that's very unique!
It doesn’t matter whether the recorded footage is located in the camera or an external storage device, the camera handles the video access management.