Compro Technologies IP540 PTZ Cameraby Cameron Butterfield on October 12, 2010 9:03 PM EST
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The Compro IP540 came in a very nice looking package. The box art was very informative on all the specifications and capabilities of the unit, including expandability options such as the optional 802.11n upgrade and the Digital I/O expansion box for use with sensors.
The box underneath the outer packaging was a plain brown box, however the unit was packed very securely with more than adequate foam packing to keep it protected during shipment.
The package includes a camera unit, power and network cables, mounting kit, software CD, manual and our unit even included an update sheet outlining new features that were included in the latest firmware update.
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fausto412 - Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - linkCan we get a round up so we know what else the competition offers. i can't compare and see what i get at different price levels without a roundup.
ganeshts - Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - linkI understand :) This is only our 2nd IP camera review. Look for a roundup towards the later part of the year.
Right now, there are two options which we have used and tested :
1. Dropcam Echo : Perfect for the AnandTech readers' parents and those who don't want to read up manuals and documentation. Cost : $279 ; has cloud based support, easy sharing with friends by email address with sharing settings as private or public for a given time duration (all the stuff that comes in with cloud based services)
2. Compro IP540 : Perfect for the tech users who don't want to trust their security to the cloud. More business oriented compared to the Dropcam. Cost : $200
Zoomer - Friday, October 15, 2010 - linkCongrats compro for this major coup. :) However, activex support seems a little...quaint these days.
Cameron Butterfield, what about reviewing these DVR-like systems that uses analog cameras? They seem to provide a ton of channels, record to hdd, etc, for a very affordable price. Like $300 for a 4 way system with recording capability.
gifpaste - Thursday, October 21, 2010 - linkAwesome! Looking forward to your roundup
nanfy - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - linkThis camera looks great but it isn't even for sale yet. Its on notify from mwave. They also have a PoE version and the optical zoom version but there is no place to buy them from yet.
Dk0524 - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - linkHi All,
I have seen the Compro NC570 in stock at www.ipcam-central.com. That's the Compro HD camera with 12x optical zoom, Pan and Tilt and night vision.
Seems to be a quite powerful offering.
ganeshts - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - linkI am quite sure there must be some encryption for the stream.
Cameron has the review unit in hand, and he will respond ASAP.
cbutters - Thursday, October 14, 2010 - linkAlthough there is obviously username/password protection on the interface, this camera does not currently support encryption on the stream, compro plans to offer https connection in future professional camera lines starting Q1 2011.
nanfy - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - linkSome video samples with both IR on and off in 640x480@30fps and 1280x1024@15 fps would be nice.
vol7ron - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - linkagreed. also, is it just one camera per package? or are there packages that come with 4-8 like other comparable devices?