Posts Tagged ‘free video recording software’

ACTi NVR Software Versions Overview

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

As a quick follow-up to yesterday’s Post about ACTi’s NVR software upgrade, this slideshow from ACTi should further help your understanding of its capabilities and how the different versions fit together to manage even the largest corporate IP CCTV requirements:

ACTi IP CCTV NVR Presentation

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If this raises any further queries, please feel free to use the comments section below, or our ACTi Forum.

Free NVR Software Upgrade from ACTi

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

ACTi have recently upgraded their free IPCCTV network video recorder (NVR) software.

ACTi provide their CCTV software free-of-charge, on a CD, in the box with every new camera.

ACTi’s software will only manage and record ACTi cameras.

We would recommend that anybody installing ACTi’s NVR software checks their website for the very latest software version (click the software tab at the bottom of that page to see the latest version).

Also, if you already have ACTi’s NVR software installed, you should check their upgrade instructions for the correct upgrade routine according to your existing version, operating system, etc.

Information on ACTi’s latest NVR software version:

ACTi’s new NVR software application is now available for download. The NVR 2.2 is the first FREE 64-channel management software supporting MJPEG, MPEG4 and the most efficient compression standard – H.264.

NVR 2.2 supports ACTi’s full product lineup; Box, Bullet, Fixed Dome, PTZ and Speed Domes. All resolutions from VGA up to Megapixel are supported. Additionally, users can do real-time live view monitoring, recording and playback with simultaneous 64-channel window display. With the enhancement of overall control management, NVR 2.2 empowers users with a smooth and fast operating speed while processing multiple tasks at the same time.

ACTi is the only IP camera manufacturer offering free “server-client” software with streaming engine. Our complete unified solution includes a full line of hardware devices and management software that enables customers to easily enjoy anytime/anywhere video monitoring without any extra licensing costs or maintenance fees.

Other key feature enhancements along with the formal release of NVR 2.2 are highlighted as follows:

  • Auto Upgrade
  • Supports Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Server 2008.
  • Supports SQL Express 2005 SP3.
  • Easy accessibility to ACTi camera through both hostname and IP address.
  • The ability to automatically backup E-Map images, language settings, and manual snapshot files during software upgrade.
  • Improved System Monitor for system log search by date, time, channel, user and login IP. System log export is also available.
  • Supports our latest H.264 devices.
  • Enhanced Playback Speed Control
  • Event ID Supported
  • AccessKey to Maintain Image Aspect Ratio
  • Export Video in AVI format or JPEG Files
  • Enhanced Digital Zoom Operation

Along with this new version release, ACTi announced the availability of their new Central Management Server (CMS) software, which makes video management in large scale or multi-site projects easier and more cost-effective.

Check our ACTi Forum for further FAQs.

See the range of ACTi cameras, servers and software in our webshop.

Or feel free to leave comments below.

Free iPhone App for Home CCTV from Yoics

Monday, January 5th, 2009

This free iPhone App from Yoics allows you to access a webcam from your Free iPhone CCTV AppiPhone and use it to keep an eye on things at home (office or wherever).

Currently only available for the iPhone, and only for use with a single webcam camera but it might be just what you are looking for, and you don’t get better value than free!!

Surveillance webcam app for iPhone

Free NVR (Network Video Recorder) software from ACTi

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

NVR Professional and NVR Enterprise video recording software from ACTi are both free to use with their cameras.

ACTi NVR Professional free video recording software

ACTi NVR Enterprise free video recording software

The Professional version is shipped on a CD in the box with every camera purchased and can manage up to 64 cameras on any single site.

The Enterprise version can be downloaded from ACTi’s website free of charge. This version can be used for multi-site solutions where there are up to 16 cameras at each site. For camera counts greater than 16 on multiple sites ACTi NVR Enterprise can manage up to 64 cameras but, they charge for licences for 32, 48, and 64 camera versions – please contact us if you need any further details on this software.

Currently, this free video recording software only manages ACTi products, but you can mix their video inputs from their megapixel network cameras, standard IP video cameras and analogue CCTV to IP Video servers.

Their offer of free video software makes this perhaps the ideal migration route for owners of existing analogue CCTV cameras. Simply convert those CCTV cameras into IP video feeds by use of an ACTi video server. Then install their free recording software onto a suitable PC. Then add megapixel network cameras for better resolution IP CCTV into the future …