I have a camera on a solar-powered system in a remote location, with internet access via an expensive and not-too-fantastic 4G connection. In other posts it appears to be a very good idea to house NX Witness Server on an SBC like RPi in the same box of electronics on the same network as the camera. I will be working towards this.
Others will be working with similar remote set-ups like this and like me may have invested in a device that monitors remotely the health of that battery, to optimise operation time of the camera. In my case that is a Victron Cerbo GX. Victron makes the Venus OS of the Cerbo available to all and it can be installed on a RPi, but I considered that to be a bit beyond me and I paid the extra for the proprietary device. However, it means I have a small computer in the box already.
Has anyone considered installing NX Witness Server on a device running Venus OS or its cousin Venus OS Large, be that a Cerbo or a SBC like RPi? The small amount of information online indicates that the Venus OS might be too heavily modified to be able to add other software to the device, but it would be great to hear from some more technically minded people on this one.
And to complete this series of questions, is it remotely feasible to mount NX Witness Server on a good 4G modem router?
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