If you saw the extremely popular movie The Martian this fall, did you happen to spot the cameos by Mobotix cameras?
The Martian follows astronaut Mark Watney as he attempts to survive being left behind on Mars by working with the supplies he has and a background as a botanist, along with mission control at NASA and his fellow crewmembers onboard the Hermes spaceship.
These surveillance cameras allow crewmembers and mission control to monitor actives on the spaceship and spot issues as soon as they happen. Down here on Earth both of these cameras are just as useful - with IP66-rated outdoor housing and HD resolution, Mobotix cameras are used by businesses in every industry.
Mobotix's mobile app enables you to view your Mobotix video surveillance system remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The free app, included with any Mobotix camera or system with a firmware of 126.96.36.199 or higher, delivers multiple features to maximize your viewing experience. Read more about this cutting-edge app below.
High-resolution images: Users can expect high-resolution footage of their Mobotix camera system. You'll be able to view ultra-clear live and recorded video wherever you go.
Numerous search functions: Quickly browse through specific footage to find exactly what you're looking for -- the search functions allow you to find events even in continuous recording mode.
Convenient Playback: The app gives you the ability to play back external MxPEG videos.
Control Several Cameras: With the Mobotix Mobile App, you can control and view several cameras at once.
Event alerts: Receive alerts directly on your mobile device or tablet thanks to Event Alerts, a function that notifies you if your camera is tampered with or an alarm is triggered.
Control Image Settings: Easily adjust images to optimize visibility. Control image settings such as brightness and contrast.
Mobotix is a leading IP camera manufacturer, known for their unique and innovative designs. We've recently added some more Mobotix cameras to our store, to help ensure there's a camera available for every application!
Many industries, including retail and banking, need an easy way to monitor their entire store or shop. A megapixel hemispheric camera, with its wide angle of view, can capture an entire room. The new Mobotix Q25 camera features 5MP resolution, complete 360 degree panoramic view, and several customizable options. Choose from indoor or outdoor models, and two lenses for a camera built for your store's layout.
If you need to mount the camera on a wall but still want a complete wall-to-wall view, consider the Mobotix i25. This camera also features 5MP resolution, but the unique design makes it easy to mount on the walls of your building.
For a camera that's truly customizable, the Mobotix D25 dome camera has six lens options! They range from telephoto to super wide angle, day or night, so you can confidently secure your building.
If you are experiencing a rather slow performance in Milestone Smart Client, the streaming quality may be set too high for the number of cameras you have displayed. When you add more than eight cameras on the screen, the size of the images is small enough that trying to display them in full resolution and frame rate slows down the system.
This blog post will walk you through several settings you can change to improve system performance.
To begin, open up Smart Client and click on Setup in the top right corner.
On the left side of the page, scroll down until you find the Properties section of the menu:
Start by selecting the camera feed you want to change by clicking on the ellipsis button.
When the menu opens, expand the Server root menu by clicking the arrow next to it. Then expand the Camera root menu, and then click on the camera you want to change. In this example, you are changing the settings for Camera 1.
The first setting to change is Image Quality. The default selection is Full; however you can improve performance by reducing this toHigh with no discernable loss of quality.
Second, you can reduce the Frame Rate from Unlimited to Medium.
It is possible that you may actually see an increase in frame rate by changing this setting, as the system is no longer overwhelmed by displaying so many videos at top frame rate.
While making these changes, make sure you do not change the Keep when Maximized setting. You want this to remain unchecked, so when you maximize a camera it will display the video with full settings.
Once these changse have been made, you should see an improvement in the performance of your Milestone system.
VIdeoSurveillance.com has just added a trove of new and exciting security cameras to its online store, including cameras from trusted manufacturers like Axis, Vivotek, and Mobotix. The new Axis cameras include the P1365, P1365-E, P5624-E, P5635-E, and the new Axis IP Video Store Station. The P1365 & P1365-E are two powerful fixed box IP surveillance cameras offered by Axis, both with 1080p HD video resolutioin. The P1365-E camera is built for arctic weather conditions, allowing it to thrive in temperatures between -40 F and 122 F. The P5624-E and P5635-E are high-performance PTZ IP surveillance cameras with 720p HD and 1080p HD resolution, respectively. Both are designed to withstand outdoor conditions, and each comes with wide dynamic range to balance out poor to difficult lighting scenarios. The Axis IP Video Store Station is an innovative camera system for entryways, enabling 2-way communication for high-security environments. The IP video store station is outdoor-ready and delivers 720p HD resolution.
We've also added a heavy-duty Vivotek IP camera to our store: the Vivotek IB338-HR bullet camera with an embedded PoE extender. This camera makes power distribution in outdoor or indoor environments simplifed as it includes an embedded PoE extender for covering distances up to 300 meters (or just over 984 feet). The IB338-HR delivers 1 MP resolution. Finally, we've got a noteworthy Mobotix camera to brag about: the Mobotix C25 hemispheric camera, specifically built for suspended ceilings. The hemispheric camera has a diameter of just 4.7 inches, making it small in size and virtually undetectable to passersby. It also weighs just 200 grams. Below, we've featured the C25 hemispheric camera:
The new MXLeo Lowlight Exposure Optimization software by MOBOTIX is now available, and included in the 4.1.9 firmware release. Free of charge to the MOBOTIX user, the highly intelligent software package can be downloaded on all 5 Megapixel MOBOTIX cameras. Take advantage of this free download today, and start experiencing the sophistication and ease of use that Mobotix software brings to video management.
Visit the MOBOTIX press release for more details.
Finally, it's here: Mobotix has unveiled a cutting-edge mobile monitoring solution that's now available through iTunes. Compatible with all Mobotix IP cameras, particularly the Mobotix Door Station, this new app facilitates remote monitoring like you've never seen before.Read More
Mobotix received the Merlion award for the Mobotix Q24 camera last month at the Safety and Security Asia 2011 trade show.Read More
Mobotix is rolling out a new IP camera that supports high-quality 6.2 megapixel dual images using two 3.1 megapixel image sensors and two different types of lenses. With this innovative set-up, the camera can provide a total panorama, 180-degree view of the scene and supports synchronized exposure settings with linked image control. The D14 offers higher maximum frame rates in all resolutions.Read More
Coventry Airport, located in the heart of the English midlands, prides itself on keeping operating costs low to pass those savings along to passengers. Although their infrastructure doesn't boast as many amenities as other airports, one area they don't skimp on is security. As the highest priority for the facility, Coventry Airport selected a system of 26 Mobotix IP cameras to monitor the airport's day-to-day operations.Read More
It used to be that when someone rang the doorbell you would verify who they were by peering through a tiny peephole in the door. Not anymore. With the Mobotix T24 IP Video Door Station, ringing the doorbell gets a high-tech makeover. Now available on VideoSurveillance.com, the innovative module combines a high-resolution camera with a keypad that controls access and monitors entrances for homes, office buildings and more.
A 3.1 megapixel 180Â° hemispheric door camera captures the entire entrance scene with no blind spots: wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. When someone rings the doorbell the Mobotix T24 establishes a connection with either an IP video phone or a standard computer over the network. The Video Door Station allows users to have video conversations with visitors at the door and even open the door remotely from anywhere in the world. The T24 works with the latest international video telephony standards VoIP/SIP and H.264.
If homeowners or surveillance operators are away, the hemispheric camera automatically records who came to the door in their absence. The Mobotix T24 has programmable settings for continuous or event-triggered recording such as when someone rings the doorbell or when the camera detects movement.
The IP Video Door Station is equipped with a keypad that controls access using a PIN code or an RFID transponder with the individually configurable access module. The T24 supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) which allows for flexible and cost-effective installation.
Demonstrating just how diverse IP surveillance camera capabilities are, a Mobotix network camera was installed at the top of the volcano Valahnukur in the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, the same volcano that erupted clouds of ash that closed down airports all over Northern Europe. Fortuitously, the Mobotix camera was mounted just before significant volcanic activity occurred. Anticipating volcanic events, the camera was installed to capture footage of the eruption and share it with the public via a live web feed.Read More
Mobotix IP cameras are a key player in documenting the decades-long project restoring the Medway Queen shipping vessel in Bristol, England. The ship was nicknamed the "Heroine of Dunkirk" after it rescued 7,000 stranded troops during World War II. As an important part of maritime shipping over the last century, the restoration of the ship has caused considerable interest from the history community as well as members of the public. The Medway Queen Preservation Society chose to use a Mobotix IP camera to accurately record the process of restoration.Read More
Scotland's oldest public museum, the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, is now protected by a collection of hemispheric IP cameras from Mobotix. The new video security installation offers an extremely discreet surveillance solution thanks to the low-profile design of the cameras.Read More
While used primarily on land, Mobotix cameras are now taking to the seas. In a new partnership, Mobotix will be providing cameras for a man sailing around the world twice. His project is called sail2Horizons. The network cameras will record images and video on board the sailboat at specific times. They will also capture footage as needed with event triggers.Read More
Fresh off the heels of its first breakthrough hemispheric IP camera, the Q22M, Mobotix has upped the ante once again with a new and improved Q24M model. Like its predecessor, the Mobotix Q24M includes a unique integrated distortion feature which allows for clear and accurate panoramic images. This eliminates the bending and distortion of images you often find with panoramic or wide-angle cameras. The camera captures high-resolution video images with a 180-degree field of view, perfect for detailed wide-area surveillance.Read More
Jackson High School in Cleveland, Ohio has installed a new IP surveillance system that uses high-resolution Mobotix IP cameras, MXControlCenter video management software, and two-way VoIP communication. This cutting-edge solution provides vastly improved image quality when compared to the school's previous analog CCTV system. The new scalable IP video system also offers considerable savings in installation and maintenance.Read More
Alaska's Anchorage Christian School has completed installation of a new IP-based surveillance system that features high-resolution megapixel network cameras from Mobotix. Previously the school was monitored by a 30-camera analog CCTV system. The upgrade to Mobotix IP cameras brings far superior image quality, better reliability, and a host of sophisticated features and functions.Read More
Overland Storage announced last week that it will be teaming up with Mobotix to deliver high-resolution video surveillance and archiving solutions geared towards the under 100-camera system market. The systems will include products from the Overland Snap Server network attached storage family (NAS), along with Mobotix megapixel IP cameras. Overland's Snap Server line is designed to give users outstanding storage capacity in a scalable solution that supports future growth.Read More
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is responsible for protecting the water resources of the South Florida region. In order to achieve its goals, the SFWMD now turns to Mobotix network cameras for video surveillance meant to deter threats to the district's pump stations, catchment basins, flood control structures, and other facilities.Read More
Mobotix is once again pushing the envelope, this time with the release of the Q22 network camera. The Mobotix Q22 is a unique IP network camera that provides a full 360-degree field of view. Unlike ordinary PTZ cameras, the Q22 does this with no moving parts. Instead, it uses an innovative hemispheric lens that enables users to monitor wide areas with a single camera that can see everything at once.Read More
MOBOTIX is pushing the envelope once again. This time, the megapixel camera specialists have introduced a new series of IP cameras that carry a significant amount of built-in storage. The Mobotix RB version IP cameras have eight gigabytes of built-in solid state storage, making them ideal for mobile surveillance and rapid deployment situations when external storage isn't a viable option. Think of temporary surveillance in a high crime area, for instance.Read More
MOBOTIX is always on the cutting edge when it comes to high-resolution IP cameras. The company's latest venture is a series of network cameras engineered specifically for verifying license plates, not just during the day, but also at night. The MOBOTIX M12 LPF IP cameras feature a long pass filter that, when used with an Infra-Red illuminator, allows for the ability to capture and verify license plate numbers on moving vehicles at night.Read More
IIPSEC 2008 - Unraveling the Mysteries of Networked Security & BMS Technology - is set to go down Jan.29-31 in Nr Coventry UK. And Mobotix will be on hand to show off its new 3.1 megapixel camera systems. The new megapixel Mobotix IP cameras are capable of viewing and recording images with a resolution of up to 3.1 megapixels (2048x1536).Read More