Pricing: Is this correct?

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  1. John Capell

    John Capell n3wb

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    So if I want to build a 70 camera system, I need (#A) Milestone XProtect Pro Software Base License @ $499 & (#B) 70 Milestone XProtect Pro Software perCamera Licenses @ $169 each? (prices as seen on B&H)

    Would a Dell Optiplex I7 6700 8GB be sufficient to run this configuration?
     
  2. tangent

    tangent Known around here

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    If you log into / sign up for an account at B&H you may see lower pricing, this happens for some cameras.

    Hardware would depend on the resolution and frame rate of the resolution of the cameras. I'm not a Milestone expert, but I'd think you might need a more powerful system or to split the load.

    You should probably compare some other VMS as well like Avigilon and Digital Watchdog.
     
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  3. SkyLake

    SkyLake Pulling my weight

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    I don't think so. For 70 camera's you would need quite a big system with dual Xeon server grade CPU's, and much more RAM :)

    I tested Milestone Xprotect Essential+ on a spare system with just a i7-3820 with 16gb memory, and if you put everything (recording server, databases etc.) on a single server, then it will move quickly to its max with just only 2 camera's.
     
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  4. adamg

    adamg Young grasshopper

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    I've never used the low-end Milestone systems, but the Expert and Corporate I know can handle 70 cameras on one server fairly easily.
     
  5. SkyLake

    SkyLake Pulling my weight

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    The software is not the bottleneck, but the system specs. A Intel I7 6700 with 8GB of ram will not run 70 camera's easily, if at all. A real server, with server grade hardware it always is easy to run it on one server :D

    Personally i store databases and recordings on separate storage servers or raid partitions.