Tag Archives: MOBOTIX

QCam Pro iPhone app tutorial

We've been swamped with enquiries and questions since we posted our review of QCam Pro, so we decided to upload a video tutorial explaining how to setup and configure this shiny new iOS app for MOBOTIX cameras.

The thing that's most interesting to installers is the ability in QCam Pro to re-brand the interface and resell the hosted notification service.

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How To Playback MxPEG Sequences Using a Web Browser

Search and playback within video sequences recorded by a MOBOTIX camera, can be accessed directly from any standard storage device, using a free-of-charge viewing client - without the need for a central NVR. You can read more on the subject of direct viewing access from storage here.

VMS in the MOBOTIX camera even allows powerful DVR-style event searching using a web browser.  Geing universally available from any computer, web browsers are commonly used as a viewing client.   In this tutorial we provide a quick guide on how to playback recorded MxPEG sequences using a web browser.

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What’s inside the latest issue of MxInstaller magazine?

That's right, the 92-page edition has been released in Australia and will be made available in USA, UK and France in two weeks.  If you would like to obtain a copy contact your local MOBOTIX supplier or authorized distributor.

This is our biggest issue ever, with 28-pages of tutorials plus a brand new 20-page fast search MOBOTIX product guide. In our investigation articles we discuss the issues surrounding ONVIF and we've also include a comprehensive NAS and hard disk guide.

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Is VMS Licensing Too Expensive?

Some may be unfamiliar with technologies unique to MOBOTIX such as "hemispheric video", "decentralized recording" and "MxPEG", but everyone understands what "no software licensing" means.

In fact, this is attracting a stream of newcomers to the MOBOTIX community, who are tired of constantly shelling out thousands of dollars to VMS vendors for the right to record and playback video.

In an interview with MxInstaller (see interview below), Craig Shipway of Vast Security expressed his distaste at being charged to connect cameras to a system that has already been paid for, "...you own the computer, you've bought the software, you've bought the cameras, then you've got to pay a fee to use the stuff you already own."

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IP Cameras That Can Record Direct To Storage

Last month a US-based manufacturer laid claim to producing "...the world's first line of cameras to record to storage".   The press release on the vendor's site was edited soon after, with "world's first" changed to "their first line of cameras to record to storage".

The initial press release certainly took many in the MOBOTIX community by surprise.  In fact it's been 10 years since MOBOTIX invented the "decentralized recording" concept, and produced the world's first IP camera that could record direct to storage.
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ExtIO Overview

The MOBOTIX ExtIO provides a functional interface, enabling people to access and activate the VoIP and messaging functions in a MOBOTIX camera.  Think of the ExtIO as a physical extension of the camera itself, so that camera's functions such as recording, phone call, 2-way communication can all be activated with the push of a button.  Additionally, it can be used to activate other electronic devices via it's two signal outputs.

ExtIO is commonly used for secure entrances, panic stations and applications where instant 2-way communication and integration with existing devices, is required.
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Using Synology NAS With MOBOTIX

Synology recently sent MxInstaller a DS1511+ NAS to review.  So in addition to the review we've thrown in a video tutorial to boot.  Before we go into the tutorial, here's a few things you should know...

You can load an enormous 15TB storage into a DS1511+ and it comes equipped with an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz x86 Processor and 1GB 64-bitDDR2 RAM which would partly explain its incredible performance.  However it's important to keep in mind that any NAS offering a combination of high throughput and large capacity, also has a maximum camera limit. Additionally, the more cameras recording to a storage device, the shorter the life expectancy of the unit, (and we're not just talking about the hard drives).
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