Look ON: Utility/video surveillance
Developer/publisher: Mobile Video Solutions
Cost: Free [iTunes link]
For me video surveillance systems — it is the run wild wood. In a past there was an experience of communication with such decisions as the consumer, and since then there was only one reminiscence — difficultly and expensively. But times change. Once and the computer was registered on very difficult and fabulously expensive piece available to civil servants, mad scientists and the enthusiasts ready колупаться with it for days without a break. And at present actually in each family such device is. And after all began all with those, mad to measures of the ordinary petty bourgeois of the enthusiasts, wanted to make the home computer available each on means and with which it is simple to work. All began with 2 Stivov, Jobs and Voznyaka, organized the tiny creation in garage. At present, in a certain degree, something similar occurs and in the market of systems of video surveillance, to that only distinction that small revolution began a techno not here and there, behind the seas and oceans, and in the Russian Federation. Yes, in that Russian Federation which many mashes underestimate, perceiving it as «the banana republic» and which are convinced that all specialists already parted. It not so. Specialists remained, innovatorsky products are and created them on the native earth of the company too. One of them — it «Mobile video decisions» in common with own development of Ivideon.
On the 1st look of Ivideon — it is one of many services on the video surveillance organization. If to dig more deeply, it structurally differs from analogs. For example, for personal use service is free that is an unprecedented case. Usually participants of this market do not divide clients into business users and ordinary people by whom the video surveillance system can be demanded. You want to watch far off something or for someone — pay for service (thus for each video channel separately), for the equipment, for allocated Aypishnik.
In a case with Ivideon not only only it is not necessary to pay, but it is possible to use already available actually at each owner of the personal computer or the laptop the equipment. In other words, almost always voobshchy it will not be necessary any finansovlozheniye. Not including if the user is the happy owner of iPhone/iPod touch or iPad, he besides will receive the mobile terminal for supervision over the object, being in though to what point of the earth where there is an access to the Web. Actually, for iOS also it will be a question of the client of Ivideon below, but before it is necessary to mention besides that any special knowledge are not necessary for start-up of personal system of video surveillance by means of the considered decision. Everything is so simple that to me personally, yet did not test Ivideon in business, voobshchy all this seemed any hitretsky draw.
Namely, special chambers are not necessary, the video registrar or a special payment of expansion in the personal computer is not necessary, the allocated Aypishnik in case of use of the network chamber is not necessary. Quite usual webcams, also that thus will approach that is built in the laptop. All work on video translation in though what comfortable place for the user assumes the Ivideon service and it does it gratuitously. And capture of the image is realized by means special ON for Windows or Linux. The client for OS X while is not present, but will be — about it we will have a talk is sensitive later. For now let’s construct the system of video surveillance in 5 minutes:
Everything is truly so simple, as it is shown in the scheme and on video above. We create the account on the website Ivideon, on what less than a minute leaves, and we receive the letter, where is carefully described what after all to do further:
Then we run across according to references, we load server software for the computer and the client for iOS.
Installation of the first is ordinary and simple, though it is necessary to make some actions, and is concrete, to connect the annex to Ivideon made before the account (or to make the latest), to choose the webcam and a microphone (suddenly will desire to write a sound from an external microphone and to use the separate USB chamber, instead of noutbuchny) to specify a way to archive with videos and volume allocated for their disk place to be caused with start-up variations ON (the machine gun at OS start, etc., see pictures of the screen is lower). Then the application is started and starts to conduct record:
So, the server part is started. Direct attention that when the webcam works, on it the greenish light-emitting diode is lit, in other words, imperceptibly for someone to look it will not turn out. Unless if to use the external chamber and here and there it to hide.
Ivideon already conducts capture, and at desire it is possible to see that after all the such occurs «on other end of a wire» in any web browser, including mobile, for this purpose it is enough to come into a private office on the website.
But it is much more convenient and more fascinating to do it not on the computer, and on iPad or iPhone for which there is a special client (the universal appendix). It works in the best traditions of the "apple" goods — started and use. The only thing that it is necessary to make — it to enter data of own account. Everywhere there are helps, even in the mobile client if you suddenly loaded the first specifically it is to click the link enough and detailed summaries will be provided to the user. Such care of the client is lovely, in particular if to consider that the company for personal use provides everything gratuitously.
In this case at us already everything is connected and adjusted, and means, after data input of the account of Ivideon to a descent there will be an access to the attached chambers — them can be much, but at me access appeared only to one. Such piece as ASUS Virtual Camera in a screen picture — is feature of a laptop. The server part of Ivideon caused two chambers: virtual and real, the picture is broadcast with the 2nd, a sound — from the microphone built in the laptop, with the first there is nothing.
The client for iPhone is more comfortable, than for iPad:
At a background — the stunned owner of the Windows-laptop participating in experience. On the face-to-face — more stunned founder
At desire of video on a tablet it is possible to develop on all screen. On iPhone it occurs the machine gun upon transition to a landscape mode. Except translation in real time (if is more exact, there is a small delay in a two-three of seconds) there is a possibility to see archive. In the integrated calendar day, and on a timeline in the lower part of the screen — concrete time gets out:
As to property of video, it is in dependence from property of the webcam and, on my look, completely satisfactory. With the specialist IP chambers, of course, it is possible to reach the best result. Their Ivideon supports too.
Capture of video is carried out with use of the MPEG4 codec, and stream volume — on the average 1-2 Mbit (at permission of 640х480 points). In the course of experience which proceeded from half an hour about one hour (precisely did not mark), the archive in volume about 250 MB was created. By the way, if it is obvious not to specify the folder to archive at installation, it will be in the hidden catalog of the user of Windows.
When using the webcam of the laptop of the initial/average level, on storage of 30-60 minutes of video 200-300 MB will be necessary
Manually it is impossible to see files, they remain in a hitretsky internal format, but it is possible to establish the PC client from the website and a message local (in functions it is necessary to allow this function) or remote viewing with its help. Preservation of a suitable piece from archive in the popular AVI format is carried out via the web interface. By the way, this function was entered only at first the current month — service povsevremenno develops and modernized.
So files of archive of videos look
But it is better to behold once, than 100 times to read or hear. Lower the video review of Ivideon and, so to speak, translation of its abilities in real time:
You see everything truly works and it is gratuitous. Prospects at service are enormous and it already started to influence the market of systems of video surveillance seriously. Namely, rivals of «Mobile video decisions» had to reconsider the pricing policy and either to reduce the prices, or not simply to offer «naked service», and comprehensive decisions with wide abilities because basic functionality of Ivideon provides absolutely gratuitously.
In due time Skype made revolution in IP-telephony, «Mobile video decisions» began the revolution in video supervision. Already at present many Korean, Taiwan and Chinese producers of IP chambers supported the Ivideon service (to the middle of summer the full number of partners will reach one and a half 10-ov) and build in it an insertion of own goods.
By the way, support by the company at first Linux, instead of OS X also is proved by features of IP chambers. Actually — it is the same webcams, but with more high-quality in certain cases optics and the integrated Linux operating system. For IP chamber connection to system of video surveillance the computer is not necessary, it is enough to insert an Ethernet-wire into a router (certain chambers can and eat from Ethernet). Existence ON Ivideon in an insertion of the device gives the chance to be released from the expensive video registrar or the server which role executes cloudy computer center «Mobile video decisions». Not including that, it very much simplifies control of all system, specially trained person is not necessary. The most skilled user of the personal computer will cope though what more or less.
IP chambers with the integrated service of Ivideon
Such makary, the small Russian team from 2 10-ov the person could stir up well the market and forced his participants to move, operate, reduce the prices and to improve quality of own services. Moreover, it gave possibility though to what consumer to make the system of video surveillance in some clicks, and it, believe, expensively costs. Options of free use of Ivideon of the house and in small business weight, beginning from remote supervision for the kid and finishing video surveillance realization in a personal little shop, in warehouse etc.
There is a mass of pluses and for corporate clients. One of the main — is decent economy of means at the expense of system effectiveness. With Ivideon about 300 IP chambers are onboard capable to serve one modern server. It is possible to cover solid the sizes office building. Support of usual systems of video surveillance will need much more servers.
As I mentioned above, thanks to efforts of «Mobile video decisions» it became much simpler to use IP chambers. They any more are not stock for the elite because of own difficulty and though what advanced user will manage to adjust not only only video surveillance system on the basis of webcams and IP chambers too. In other words, that sort products evenly become mass, and mass character means the overestimated demand and increase of volume of production, sales that essentially the price of the final product in turn will allow to lower. And all this occurs against gradual transition from analog systems of video surveillance to digital, in other words to those IP chambers which reduction of the cost will essentially accelerate this process.
As to the client of Ivideon for OS X, over it a lot of work at present rages, the founder of service, Vladimir Yeremeyev told. Already even there is a working version but while it supports only IP chambers. The company enters the international market and OS X support, as OS 2nd for popularity after Windows, for it in a priority. Respectively, is long to expect respective ON it is not necessary.
And you reflected, what technical revolutions are made here and there, over the ocean? Turn back around, the future is managed not by the countries, the future is managed by people, enthusiasts of own business, those who flare internal fire, those who live own work, those who try to change the world to the best regardless of where they live also what conditions around. Such people are everywhere and in their Russian Federation much too.
Cost: Free [iTunes link] of the Usability: 5, Interface: 5, Registration: 5, Cost/quality: 5, Verdict: 5