NX Witness Server as an Axis ACAP App?

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Barry Dent,

    For your applications such solution would be really useful. 

    I have suggested this internally quite awhile ago, and there is some movement on the subject, but I also have to admit that we face some challenges, mainly due to the chipsets Axis uses which requires quite some changes to our software. Which is technically not an issue, but limited resources and other brands that don't have these challenges lowered the priority a bit for Nx Witness mediaserver as an Axis ACAP.

    But I moved this topic to our Feature Feedback section, so our product team is aware, and the feature will move higher on our priorities list.

    JIRA-FR-87

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    Tagir Gadelshin

    Barry Dent

    as Norman - Nx Support mentioned, we are working on it. List of models we are looking at is those that have ARTPEC-8 in it. 
    Please, let us know any ideas you have about it.

    AXIS P3265-LV

    AXIS P3265-LVE

    AXIS P3265-V

    AXIS P3267-LV

    AXIS P3267-LVE

    AXIS P3268-LV

    AXIS P3268-LVE

    AXIS Q1656

    AXIS Q1656-B

    AXIS Q1656-BE

    AXIS Q1656-BLE

    AXIS Q1656-LE

    AXIS Q3536-LVE

    AXIS Q3538-LVE

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    Fredrik Ahlsen

    I`m also very interested in this.
    Are you going to support other brands besides AXIS?

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Fredrik,

    Currently, we are working on one other brand, but encounter some issues. Are there other brands you would like to propose that have the option to install Linux-based applications on the device itself?

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    Barry Dent

    Thanks to all responders. Good luck with implementing on the Axis ARTPEC-8 devices. If it works out it would be good to see it trickle down to ARTPEC-7 and below. For me, it will be a complicated choice between the extra expense of a new, very good, camera with an API that can be accessed properly by clever people, and the combo of my much cheaper but almost- as- good image-wise existing cameras with terrible API, firmware and documentation, plus a RPi to accommodate the NX Witness Server. I will create a new post with another idea.

    My suggestion for another brand might be to look at Milesight. I chose one of their cameras recently in response to the moral dilemma around the two big brands, one of which I had bought quite a few of. I might be fooling myself that Milesight does not have the same problem, but the camera is good so far, and cheap even after I paid a local reseller margin. At least for a non-technical end user like me, the documentation seems good.

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    Joel Sabine

    I think it's great idea to have Nx run as an ACAP...

    I also agree it would be great to extend support to ARTPEC-7 as this will allow support for some entry level cameras, not sure how much more work this would add but it definitely would make it much more affordable to deploy a solution this way if the lower cost cameras could be supported.

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