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Re: Network video server for cameras



I have the video server that you refer to, from the same supplier. It has
been up and in place for about six months during that time it has worked
fine expect for one occassion when it froze. Overall I am pleased with it
but it does have some limitations, mostly on motion detection, as follows;

1. You can only have 1 camera selected if you want to use motion detection.
If more than one is selected then the 'poll' of the cameras generates a
motion detection incident.
2. I can  not get FTP to work on motion detection, which may be my
technical
skills, however mail works fine I upload my images to a dedicated google
mail account which can hold about 3 weeks of 2 cameras (different video
servers).
3. Motion detection is generated by changes in the picture content, it is
amazing how many birds fly past, shadows occur or branches blow in the wind
on what I thought was a 'static' picture.
4. The power supply runs a little hot (in practise this has not been an
issue)
5. I am not using any audio in (I don't have a requirement at the moment)
6. I have not managed to see a picture outside my LAN, I can get through to
the video server from the office but just get  the  web page with a blue
screen where the picture should be. On my network at home I can see the
picture from nay connected PC including an Audrey.
7. You can connect upto 4 cameras but only one audio device. You can also
take an output to a TV (I haven't tried this)
8. If more than 1 device is attached you can select which cameras to look.
9. You can round robin between the selected cameras automatically
10. The display will either show a single camera view or the same view
split
into 4,9 or 16 parts each part is updated in turn.
11. The unit has a tendancy to keep poor time resulting in wrong time codes
12. It prefers IE to Firefox (functionality is reduced, from that described
above as you appear to only have a single camera perspective)
13 installation was simple.

I also have a CCTV with embedded server from the same people. I can use the
same web interface for both devices. It is worth checking the website
before
bidding on eBay, I found them cheaper than the 'bid' price on a few
occasions, although I see the link you provided is a buy it now.

Hope this helps

Steve


On 03/01/06, Ward, David <DAvid.Ward@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Ian,
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> Many thanks for the info
>
> Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Oliver [mailto:lists@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: 03 January 2006 15:10
> To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [ukha_d] Network video server for cameras
>
>
> In article
> <90176089A75AB54592013B635D928E0501BD163B@xxxxxxx>,
> David Ward wrote:
> > Which box did you get, and what's the quality like?
> > I ask because my mother-in-law is keen on getting one of these
for her
> > infants class
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> I bought from here -
> http://birdcamerabox.co.uk/
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> I went for the special offer of a free combi feeder with each combi
box
> - this means that you can switch the camera lid between box and
feeder.
> http://birdcamerabox.co.uk/special-offers.asp#2
>
> Note that ours has colour and audio - there is now some text on the
site
> saying the colour option doesn't have audio. This needs confirming,
but
> maybe your budget is maybe limited so b/w might be best.
>
> The build quality of the boxes is *excellent*. Good design, materials
> and construction.
>
> The picture is very good as is the audio. But the supplied 12V psu
> causes lots of hum. I'm using another, which is better, but am going
to
> add some better caps to the original (small box part way down the PSU
> lead) and initial tests show that this will work well.
>
> Now I just need to get the pictures onto the web ...
>
> Regards
>
> Ian Oliver
> Sunny Leeds, UK
> Using Java on Tini for control via Dallas 1-wire
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