Why Develop with Meta

It's Fast. It's Free. It's a Full-Featured IP Video Platform.

Creating intelligent video applications is hard.
Meta makes it easier.

With Nx Meta developers can rapidly create customer-tailored Powered by Nx products or Works with Nx integrations.

Covering 90% of features required by any customer, developing with Nx Meta VMP is fast – and your end product is guaranteed to be snappy and responsive.

With applications for all major operating systems and modern browsers you can develop intelligent video applications that meet your customers’ infrastructure needs.

Meta’s architecture includes Cloud, Desktop, Mobile, and Server applications which you can combine with your own technology to create your ideal intelligent video solution.

Nx Meta VMP includes a suite of free developer tools – including the Metadata SDK (C++), Server API (HTTP), Storage SDK (C++) and Video Source SDK (C++).

As Meta evolves to include new features and core technologies your product’s capabilities will also evolve, keeping you at the cutting edge of intelligent video.

With Nx Meta VMP you can integrate your system or devices to create an entirely new Powered-by-Nx product you can promote and sell to your own customers / market.

Nx Meta is Lightweight and Fast.

Nx Meta VMP is extremely lightweight and is cross-platform – with support for most standard computing hardware and all industry-leading operating systems.

Automatically Discover 99% of IP Cameras

Nx Meta VMP supports almost all IP cameras (ONVIF or other) out of the box. Check our supported devices page for a full list.

Reliable Video Recording

Schedule recording of any connected IP Camera, RTSP/HTTP/UDP stream, or even offline capture device (e.g. GoPro).

Snappy Video Playback and Management

Nx Meta’s Desktop, Browser, and Mobile clients for fast review, control, and playback of live or recorded video with low-latency and no need for expensive GPUs.

Advanced Rules Engine

Nx Meta has a built-in IFTT rules engine that allows operators to create rules for automatically responding to system events with actions.

Connect from Anywhere

The Nx Meta Cloud service makes it simple to connect to your Systems from anywhere, anytime, over any type of network from Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile devices.

Redundancy with the Server Hive

Nx Meta’s  unique Server Hive Architecture means your system will have no single point of failure with built-in automatic camera failover a key, free feature.

Nx Meta is Cross-Platform.

Nx Meta VMP is extremely lightweight and is cross-platform – with support for most standard computing hardware and all industry-leading operating systems.

Windows Support (Desktop / Server)

  • Windows 10 Home (July 2015)
  • Windows 10 Pro (July 2015)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise (July 2015)
  • Windows Server 2012 (August 2012)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (October 2013)
  • Windows Server 2016 (October 2016)
  • Windows Server 2019 (October 2018)

UBUNTU LINUX (DESKTOP, SERVER)

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: “Xenial Xerus” (April 2016)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: “Bionic Beaver” (April 2018, v4.0)

android (Mobile)

  • Android 5.0: “Lollipop” (November 2014)
  • Android 6.0: “Marshmallow” (October 2015)
  • Android 7.0, 7.1: “Nougat” (August 2016)
  • Android 8.0, 8.1: “Oreo” (August 2017)
  • Android 9.0: “Pie” (August 2018)

Mac OS (Desktop)

  • OS X 10.11: “El Capitan” (October 2015)
  • macOS 10.12: “Sierra” (September 2016)
  • macOS 10.13: “High Sierra” (September 2017)
  • macOS 10.14: “Mojave” (September 2018)

ios (Mobile)

  • iOS 11 (September 2017)
  • iOS 12 (September 2018)

ARM DEVELOPER BOARDS

VMWARE

The Nx Server application runs well in Virtual Environments and is supports (experimentally) VMWare, VirtualBox and more.

Docker

The Nx Server application is supported experimentally in Docker. 

Nx Meta is Modular.

Developers use all or some components to create their ideal solution.

Nx Cloud

A public cloud application built for simple, fast, and reliable remote connectivity and management of your systems.

  • Connect an unlimited number of downstream systems
  • Quickly connect to and switch between systems
  • Manage user access / reset passwords
  • Integrated Health Monitoring dashboard

Nx Server

A lightweight media server application designed for discovering and managing system resources and rights.

  • Discover & manage IP cameras / streams / devices
  • Securely manages recording archives and streams
  • HTTP Server API for integrating devices and systems
  • Metadata SDK to integrate computer vision apps

Learn more about Nx Server

Nx Desktop

A rich media browser with a flexible GRID interface for connecting to, viewing, and managing a System.

  • Customizable, flexible interface increases awareness.
  • View up to 64 HD streams on a single Layout.
  • Multi-mode use – Connected, Offline, Video Wall.
  • One single interface for administrators / operators.

Learn more about Nx Desktop

Nx Mobile

A mobile app designed for connecting to, viewing, and interacting with system devices.

  • Fast, reliable on-the-go connections to Powered-by-Nx systems.
  • Soft triggers, universal fisheye dewarping, calendar search, smart motion search, and more!

Learn more about Nx Mobile

Server API (HTTP)

Interact with the Nx Server application using standard HTTP API calls to pull video, system info, send events & more.

Learn more about Nx Meta Dev Tools

SDKs (C++)

Use C++ code and adjacent libraries / technologies to integrate 3rd party devices and Systems

  • Metadata SDK
  • Storage SDK
  • Video Source SDK

Nx Meta is Extensible.

Combine Meta with 3rd party products to create a unique turnkey intelligent video solution.

Server API (HTTP)

A full featured REST API that allows users to integrate 3rd party systems and devices with Meta
using authenticated HTTP API calls.

  • System API
  • Server API
  • Video API
  • Audio API
  • Proxy API
  • WebSocket API
  • Authentication & Encryption API

 

Video Source SDK (C++)

The Video Source SDK provides the ability to integrate virtually any live or recorded video source (IP Cameras, NVRs, DVRs, etc) into a System. 

With the Video Source SDK developers can create methods for discovering, displaying, analyzing and recording video. 

The Video Source SDK also allows integrating device I/O ports and motion detection information.

Metadata SDK (C++)

The Metadata SDK was designed for the rapid integration of AI-powered computer vision applications focused on recognizing and tracking objects and people.

Get Started with Meta today to get access to the Metadata SDK in the Nx Meta Dev Portal.

Storage SDK (C++)

The Storage SDK allows developers to read from or write to any storage location: local, remote, or even the Cloud. Creating a storage plugin requires implementing standard functions such as: I/O stream, if file exist, delete file, list of files in the folder, etc.Storage SDK also contains an example for using an FTP server as a storage location..

Nx Meta continually Evolves.

Accommodates the latest IP Video industry and complimentary technologies.

2 or 3 Major Releases Every Year

Every year Powered by Nx products see 2 to 3 major releases with new features requested by our partners and users.

Since its launch in 2013 Nx has had 22 major releases and 260+ new features.

BUG FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

Each new release addresses known bugs and usability issues. 

Every release goes through rigorous regression testing (at least 16 weeks) before release to ensure stability.

Continual UX / UI Improvements

Nx Meta User Interface components are continually evolving to reflect the latest UI / UX standards and based on developer, partner, and user feedback.

New Device Support

Nx Meta’s ability to discover and manage IP cameras and related devices is updated every release.

Supported devices– IP Cameras, IoT devices, joysticks and more  – are expanded with every release.

New Developer Tools & Specific Capabilities

Nx Meta’s developer tools evolve with every release and developers can request new features and new capabilities that enable faster and more robust integrations with their devices or systems.

 

New PLATFORM Support

As Operating Systems and related frameworks continue to improve and evolve Nx Meta is kept up to date with the latest emerging technologies.

Nx Meta is Free to Use.

Accommodates the latest IP Video industry and complimentary technologies.

Free Nx Meta Developer Portal

The Nx Meta Developer Portal allows free, fast enrollment and access to the latest releases, patches, and beta versions of the Nx Meta IP Video Development Platform.

Free Nx Developer Community

Interact with Nx tech partners and Powered by Nx product developers in the Nx Developer Forum on the Nx Support Portal. 

Free Promotion of Integrations

Join the Works with Nx ecosystem and promote your integration on My Nx and the Nx Cloud Integration Marketplace. 

Free Development Licenses

Developers working with Nx Meta can request as many long-term licenses as needed to develop and maintain Works with Nx integrations and Powered by Nx products.

Request Nx Meta Developer Licenses

Learn more about Nx Meta

Nx Meta is the video development platform used to create Powered by Nx products.

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