Types of Nx Witness Licenses

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    Freddy Quispe Tello

    How much is the price of a license Nx-Edge? where can I buy it?

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    Tony Luce

    HI Freddy - Nx Witness is sold through a network of distributors and resellers. If you tell us more about yourself/your company we can point you to the right company in your region to provide you pricing.

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    Matthew Fox

    How do you guys handle multi-sensor cameras? I am using an Axis Q3708-PVE and it is requiring 3 licenses. Should that be the case?

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    Chen Zhen

    Is there any charges for the mobile app? Are the I/O control and two way communication available on the mobile app?

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    Duncan Miller

    Is Nx Witness installed on a Raspberry Pi consider NX-Edge? If so does that mean you can only record one camera to a Raspberry Pi?

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    Thanh Nguyen

    I need Video Wall Trial License (Nx-VideoWall-Trial) to demo for my customer. Can you help me?

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    Nicolas Harding

    Waiting for an answer to a question which is similar to Duncan Millers question above. "Is Nx Witness installed on a Raspberry Pi consider NX-Edge? If so does that mean you can only record one camera to a Raspberry Pi?"

    As stated above:

    2. EDGE Recording License (Nx-Edge)

    • Enables recording of captured video on ARM servers.
    • One license channel per camera.
    • Only one license key could be activated on a device.
    • Never expires.

    Does "Only one license key could be activated on a device." mean per raspberry pi device? This would not be the case I hope. I am looking at running approx 4/5 cameras on a raspberry pi using nx server, this would mean i will need 5 Nx-Edge licences, yes? I hope this is possible.

     

     

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    Norman Graafsma

    HI Nicolas,

    Until recently, Edge licenses were meant for ARM-based servers (Raspberry Pi and Banana Pi) only. 
    Soon (likely when we launch v4.0) we will allow Professional licenses for ARM-based servers after they have been validated by our team. 

    Regarding: 

    "Does "Only one license key could be activated on a device." mean per raspberry pi device?"

    This still applies, but this also means you can use more than one camera per RPI, but one license key can contain 4 channels (or 1 or 2 or 3). You can request this up front when you place your order. Currently, the limitations for an ARM-based server is 4 cameras, but likely this will change as well. 

    For more information, please reach out to you local Nx Witness distributors. 

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    Nicolas Harding

    "one license key can contain 4 channels (or 1 or 2 or 3)."

    So if I go for one licence key with 4 channels, the pricing is same as purchasing 4 Edge licences?

    "Currently, the limitations for an ARM-based server is 4 cameras"

    Do you mean in relation to licencing? On this page at the bottom https://www.networkoptix.com/nx-witness-server/ it mentions 'up to 8 streams for a Dual Core ARM', Im assuming a 'Dual Core ARM' could be a Raspberry Pi?

    What if I want to run 5 cameras from 1 Raspberry Pi device? 

    So can a Raspberry Pi 3+ running Nx Server handle 8 streams with motion detection on?

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    Norman Graafsma

    Hi Nicolas, 

    Currently, you would need the Edge licenses for an RPI and you could buy an edge license containing 5 channels. 

    If you have 1 key with 5 licenses, it would cost you 5 times the license price. 

    For an RPI 3+, 5 cameras should be fine, depending on the resolution, compression, framerate, etc. (5 HD cameras at medium compression @ 25 FPS)

    But from v4.0 on, we will support the regular Professional licenses. This means you can add as many licenses as you want and as many keys as you like. That being said, obviously, 60 channels on an RPI won't work, but you could do it. 

    Also, we will launch an ARM device validation tool at the same time as we launch v4.0. With this tool, you can validate your ARM-based board and if the tool approves the hardware, we will support it.

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    Nicolas Harding

    Hi Norman,

    " For an RPI 3+, 5 cameras should be fine, depending on the resolution, compression, framerate, etc. (5 HD cameras at medium compression @ 25 FPS) "

    When you say 5 cameras should be fine, would this include using the PI3+ (Nx Server) for recording motion events simultaneously from the 5 cameras? OR perhaps the PI3+ is not powerful enough?

    I would be using my desktop PC as the front end running Nx Witness to view these streams and recorded events.

    I saw mention of the Nvidia Jetson Nano being compatible with v4 of your software. Is this platform any more powerful than the PI3+? I see that it uses a similar (same?) quad-core Cortex A57 processor.

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    Norman Graafsma

    Hi Nicolas,

    The RPI3 is powerful enough for 5 cameras and motion recording. 

    The Nvidia Jetson Nano is more powerful, but also an entirely different device. 
    The Jetson boards are mainly developer boards for AI solutions, although you can use them for lots of other applications as well. 

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    Tony Luce

    Nicholas - 

    The best way to determine if a hardware device is suitable for the solution you're putting together is to test it before deploying.

    A few basic recommendations:

    • Keep your Server CPU usage to 30% or less during normal use (e.g. capturing / recording video) if you never want to see a hardware failure. The RPI3 should be below 30% with 5 cameras at the settings you outline.

    • The Raspberry Pi has no SATA connectors (assume you're aware of this already!). Recommend avoiding recording to SD cards as they tend to fail rather quickly. If using a Pi suggest you record to an external SAMBA NAS.
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    Mezga Geza

    There should be an affordable pricing model for home users, hobbyist. 🤔 

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    Jasper Leenknegt

    @Norman Graafsma Is it allready sure that you can activate Pro licenses on a ARM device from V4.0? Can you also use a starter pack? Does this work allready with the Beta version?

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    Norman Graafsma

    Hi Jasper,

    It is sure that you can use Professional licenses on an ARM device from v4.0 and onwards.

    In theory, you could use a starter pack as well, but these are intended to be sold with hardware by our distributors and not as a separate product, and therefore aren't available for most people. 

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    Jasper Leenknegt

    Thank you for your quick reply.
    Does this already apply to the beta version?

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    Jasper Leenknegt

    @Norman Can I test this already with the Beta version?

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    Tony Luce

    Hi Jasper - yes. You should be able to test this with the Beta version.

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