Nx Witness Advantages

A few good reasons Nx Witness VMS stands above the competition.

What Makes Nx Witness Awesome?

Here are a few hints: It’s fast. It’s lightweight. It’s cross-platform. It’s easy to use. It’s painless to maintain.

Nx Witness was designed to be instantly usable so new users can install, configure, and begin administrating Systems with little to no training!

Nx Witness auto-discovers 99% of IP cameras out there and works with USB Webcams (v4.0), RTSP, HTTP, UDP streams, and even offline video and image files.

Nx Witness is fast, with advanced technologies like adaptive scaling and a Desktop client that can run on even low-power CPUs like the Intel Compute Stick.

Nx Witness has applications for every major OS – including Windows, Mac, Unbuntu Linux, ARM Developer boards, iOS and Android devices, and all major Browsers.

Nx Witness’s Server Hive Architecture brings with it Automatic Camera Failover so you can design your system for maximum redundancy with no single point of failure.

Nx Witness VMS comes with a suite of free developer tools that allow you to integrate anything – 3rd party video analytics, access control, fire & alarm systems and more!

Nx Witness allows users to customize their system to match their own needs – with a customizable Desktop background, infinitely customizable Layouts, and more.

Nx Witness has FREE software upgrades and no annual support fees. In some cases it’s more cost effective to buy a new Nx Witness system than to upgrade a legacy VMS.

Nx Witness saves users money by reducing costs across the board. It’s easy to design, runs on low-cost hardware, and requires little-to-no maintenance during use.

Nx Witness is Built for Users.

Nx Witness was designed to be instantly usable for everyone – from operators to administrators.

THe "Expected" User Experience

Nx Witness user interfaces are inspired by Google Material Design and follow modern design principles.

Drag & Drop Customization

Users can customize their own experience by dragging and dropping resources to create unique layouts.

No prerequisite software needed

Unlike traditional VMS’s Nx Witness requires no pricey prerequisite software (e.g. SQL Database) to install and use.

install & Configure in Minutes

With installation wizards and auto discovery of devices you can get an Nx Witness system up and running in minutes.

advanced control capabilities

Features like Advanced PTZ, Universal Fisheye De-warping and Soft Triggers give you the ability to react quickly to any event.

built in help manual

A Context-sensitive Help Manual is built right in to the Nx Witness Desktop interface.

Simple, Straightforward Licensing

Free to use for live streaming, Nx Witness licensing is simple and based on the number of devices you want to record / control.

Smart Video Search

Search recorded video using any combination of motion, events, metadata, date/time, or device attribute.

Nx Witness Works with 99% of IP Cameras. And More.

With Nx Witness you can discover and manage 99% of IP video devices on the market today.

native support for major brands

With support for in-camera video analytics, I/Os, audio, PTZ, and even AI-powered object detection.

any ONVIF IP camera

Support for all ONVIF Profile S devices out of the box – including key features like PTZ, I/Os, and 2 way audio.

camera web page accessible from anywhere

With a built-in browser in camera settings operators can access their camera web interface from anywhere, anytime.

RTSP / HTTP / UDP Stream Support

Integrate 3rd party DVRs, NVRs, or other streams to create dual-streaming IP cameras using RTSP, HTTP, or UDP.

WEbcam Support

Nx Witness automatically discovers USB Webcams and treats them just like an IP camera. Record operator stations and more.

i/o Devices & Two-Way Audio

Nx Witness natively supports I/O devices from Advantech and Axis, as well as 2 way audio.

Virtual Cameras (Action CAms, Offline Video)

Virtual Cameras allow operators to import footage from any offline video source into the archive to be used like any IP camera.

URLs and Web pages

With a built-in, full-featured Chromium browser operators can interact with 3rd party web pages, services, or websites.

Nx Witness is all about Speed.

Nx Witness is engineered to be fast and responsive on standard off-the-shelf hardware.

NO GPU Required

Nx Witness Desktop runs on any device with OpenGL2.1 and Intel HD graphics with no need for expensive graphics cards.

2 minute setup

Our goal is that all users can install and configure Nx Witness on standard hardware in 2 minutes or less.

low power consumption

Stream, capture, and manage up to 128 dual-streaming HD IP cameras on a single core of a Core i3.

instant automated Event Reactions

The Nx Witness Rules Engine allows administrators to create automations using IFTTT logic in a matter of seconds..

Low Latency Connections from anywhere

The Nx Cloud service makes it a breeze to connect to your System(s) and view low-latency video from anywhere, anytime.

instant integrations with generic events

Integrate 3rd party devices and systems instantly using HTTP Generic Events.

search a year in a second

Nx Witness Smart Search feature allows operators to search a year’s worth of archived video in less than a second.

adaptive scaling

Nx Witness automatically adjusts to optimize network and CPU usage and prevent dropped frames during viewing.

Nx Witness is Cross Platform

Nx Witness supports all major operating systems – including Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Mac, and more

Windows

Nx Witness Desktop and Server applications support all 64 bit versions of Windows released in the last 10 years.

Ubuntu Linux

Nx Witness Desktop and Server applications support all 64 bit versions of Ubuntu OS from 16.04 LTS forward.

MAc OS

Nx Witness Desktop is available for Mac OS, giving users the ability to manage their system from Apple computers.

Embedded ARM

With  builds for Raspberry Pi and NVIDIA Jetson, Nx Witness can even be customized to run on embedded ARM devices.

VMWare

Run Nx Witness in a virtualized environment with VMWare ESXi, Virtual Box, and more.

Docker

Nx Witness even has a Docker container image created for developers and orchestration managers. 

Android

Download Nx Mobile on your Android phone or tablet for on-the-go management of your system from anywhere, anytime.

iOS

Download Nx Mobile on your iPhone or iPad for on-the-go management of your system from anywhere, anytime.

Nx Witness is Dependable.

Nx Witness’ Server Hive Architecture and Stability means you never have to worry about your video.

Server hive architecture

Nx Witness has a unique Server Hive Architecture that enables automatic camera fail over and more.

simplified networking

Secure communications consolidated into a single, configurable port (7001) and advanced network routing.

Health Monitoring

View your Systems’s health with built-in health monitoring for all Systems connected to the Nx Witness Cloud service.

STorage Management

Store on local HDDs, NAS devices, and more. Record two places at once or schedule archive backups.

Optimized Camera Settings

Nx Witness automatically optimizes camera settings for optimum frame rate and resolution with the lowest possible network usage.

connect from anywhere with cloud

Nx Witness Cloud allows operators to connect to their system from anywhere, anytime.

Free, Fast online Support

The Nx Support Portal is a centralized, online knowledge base and ticketing system available to licensed Nx Witness System users.

backup and restore

Backup your System’s database and restore to a set point in time with ease.

Nx Witness can Integrate with Anything.

With free, open developer tools Nx Witness VMS can integrate with any 3rd party device or system.

Server API (HTTP, REST)

A full featured REST API that allows 3rd party systems and devices to be integrated using HTTP API calls.

VIDEO SOURCE SDK

Provides the ability to integrate virtually any live or recorded video source or archive, as well as I/O devies.

STORAGE SDK

Allows developers to read / write to any 3rd party storage solution – even unique storage technology like Coldstore.

METADATA SDK

Designed for rapid integration of computer vision technologies that generate object metadata from video.

Instant Integrations with Generic events

Use HTTP Generic Events to integrate Nx Witness with 3rd party software and hardware solutions in minutes.

Integrate 1000's of web apps with Zapier

Zapier is a cloud-based automation platform that allows integration to thousands of web-based applications.

Nx Witness is Completely Customizable.

With free, open developer tools Nx Witness VMS can integrate with any 3rd party device or system.

Customize desktop branding

Add custom backgrounds to Nx Desktop clients in a System to customize your system with your own brand.

custom camera recording

Set up custom recording schedules including record on motion, on event, by schedule, by motion, and more.

custom user roles

Create custom user roles and give the right people access to the right devices with custom rights.

Custom Layouts

Built situational awareness with custom layouts combining cameras, web pages, I/O devices, and more.

Custom Automations

Use the Nx Witness Rules engine to create custom automations – including operator alerts, integration triggers, and more.

Custom INtegrations

Integrate anything with the Nx Witness Developer tools and create a system that expands your situational awareness.

Nx Witness has no Annual Fees.

No annual service contracts. No extra hidden fees. Free updates forever.

No annual support fees

Unlike competitors Nx Witness has no annual support fees to maintain support or get the latest versions.

free UPdates forever

Stay up to date and get new features with Monthly Patches and 1-2 major updates each year. For FREE.

A Continually Evolving VMS

Create custom user roles and give the right people access to the right devices with custom rights.

Online Global support

Built situational awareness with custom layouts combining cameras, web pages, I/O devices, and more.

Online Support COmmunity

Use the Nx Witness Rules engine to create custom automations – including operator alerts, integration triggers, and more.

Local support via resellers

From system design to post-implementation troubleshooting Nx Witness Resellers provide local professional support.

Nx Witness Saves Money.

No annual service contracts. No extra hidden fees. Free updates forever.

Runs on standard computing hardware

Nx Witness lowers the cost of implementation and ongoing ownership because it runs well on low-cost hardware.

Lowered infrastructure costs

Nx Witness is lightweight, allowing you to use more cost-effective computing and network infrastructure.

Use Existing IP Cameras

Replace your existing, expensive VMS software with Nx Witness and you can reuse existing IP camera / encoders.

free upgrades & support

Nx Witness comes with free online support and free upgrades for the life of your IP video system.

Free Operator Training / Certification

Nx Witness Operator training is Free. Get certified online and stay up to date with the latest features.

Proactive Health Monitoring

Health Monitoring in Nx Witness helps you be proactive in identifying / replacing malfunctioning hardware.

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