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Old 17-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #2101
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Hi,

I'm a newbie to IP cam but intended to get a few pcs for my house to monitor kids/maid/etc...

Not sure which brand/model is cheap and good now.

Maybe the expert here can give me a few website and brand/model to look at.

Quite confuse regarding Vstarcam and MARIX. Google and saw VSTARCAM by MArix. So who should i approach?

Lastly, how is Foscam? Heard this brand is quite popular among motherhood forum

thanks in advance!
Marix is the sole distributor for brand Vstarcam. So just look for them will do if u want vstarcam. Not confusing at all. Foscam is popular there as foscam have been advertising there for a very long time. And the seller offers his service very cheaply. Only recently did foscam starts embracing p2p technology. So they are quite a late entry as a pioneer in ip camera.
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Old 17-03-2014, 10:44 PM   #2102
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Does you guys off the IP camera before you go sleep and turn it on the next day to save electricity? Since that all sleeping and no one will be monitoring. Keep on/off will spoilt the camera anot?
I personally wont off the camera. Cos i do recording. Constant on/off will corrupt my microsd cards' recording. From my experience with foscam, easyn and vstarcam. So now, i just leave it on all the way.
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Old 18-03-2014, 01:10 AM   #2103
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Marix is the sole distributor for brand Vstarcam. So just look for them will do if u want vstarcam. Not confusing at all. Foscam is popular there as foscam have been advertising there for a very long time. And the seller offers his service very cheaply. Only recently did foscam starts embracing p2p technology. So they are quite a late entry as a pioneer in ip camera.

Hmm so foscam is OK? I check on the video resolution is not good. Any other camera with better quality?
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Old 18-03-2014, 07:42 AM   #2104
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Which video quality is not good? So far most of Hd cameras gave good resolution in the market, and marix's demo r offline for weeks. U need to call them to see it online

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Old 18-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #2105
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Marix is the sole distributor for brand Vstarcam. So just look for them will do if u want vstarcam. Not confusing at all. Foscam is popular there as foscam have been advertising there for a very long time. And the seller offers his service very cheaply. Only recently did foscam starts embracing p2p technology. So they are quite a late entry as a pioneer in ip camera.
What is p2p technology?

So does Vstarcam have this technology as well? Kindly advise.
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Old 18-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #2106
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hi all,

understand Foscam is very popular in this thread.

it is sufficient for home use...

but why isn't anyone talking about Panasonic? for more than home use?

too expensive?
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Old 18-03-2014, 11:47 AM   #2107
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Hi GekoSg,

Do you know what is the differences between T7835WIP & T7837WIP?

I realize the night vision is slightly different, but do not understand what does "Built in IRCUT,no color cast in day,clearer images at night" means?

Basically, which one is better?
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Old 18-03-2014, 01:41 PM   #2108
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Looking at specs. Both are the same hardware. But diff casing only. Not surprised.

Ir cut filter means it filters out the ultra violet ray from the sun ray. N vstarcam web site claims to use dual filter. So night wise the white wash from ir leds will notb too strong to create a washed out white area bah.
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Old 18-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #2109
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What is p2p technology?

So does Vstarcam have this technology as well? Kindly advise.
Yes. They started this trend with a few manufacturer.

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Old 18-03-2014, 07:01 PM   #2110
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Does you guys off the IP camera before you go sleep and turn it on the next day to save electricity? Since that all sleeping and no one will be monitoring. Keep on/off will spoilt the camera anot?
It's runing at 5V and about 0.5A. Better to turn off the aircon or water heater to save electricity.
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Old 18-03-2014, 11:18 PM   #2111
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p2p stands for peer to peer. From camera straight to your PC or phone. Does not need to go throught server. It is the faster to stream video this way. Another way is to stream to a remote server and the PC or phone access the server. This is a slow method that does away with port forwarding is useful in complicated network system where the client has to pass through many layers before reaching the WAN.
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Old 18-03-2014, 11:49 PM   #2112
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Replacement IP Cam

Hello, the Foscam FI8918 which i bought from Marix 2.5 years ago kaput already.... wanted to get a replacement unit... but just realise that Marix no longer carries Foscam.... ... I am very satisfied with Foscam and works perfectly on my mobile phone and various monitoring stations.

Seems like most cameras nowadays are H.264 format.... Can I find out if I switch to Vstarcam or Foscam FI8910W... can it work with my Android app tinyCam Monitor? Just realise that Vstarcam is not listed in the app but not sure can access via those generic paths? Prefer not to install another proprietary app since I have another 2 x FI8918....

Can the H.264 footage be streamed using the generic URLs such as /videostream.cgi or /videostream.asf? Currently, I am using /videostream.cgi to save the footage onto my Synology NAS and using /videostream.asf to hear audio on VLC... Can the new camera work with this?

Does Marix offers some discount for a returning customer?
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Old 19-03-2014, 08:55 AM   #2113
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Medscy... ur best bet is to call them. Lolz
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Old 19-03-2014, 12:55 PM   #2114
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Anyone can recommend a cam that matches my requirement?
- Wide angle
- Very clear capture
- Supports card recording
- motion detection for recording but still can view live (not sure if there is such function)
- Wired (wireless function is a bonus for backup)
- Supports audio capture and audio out
- Night vision (optional)

Going to put this in my hall.

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Old 19-03-2014, 05:02 PM   #2115
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Problem connecting to camera from smartphone

Hi all,

Having a problem here which I hope the experts here can help.

I recently upgraded to StarHub fibre and switched my router to the new one given by them.

I used to be able to connect to my camera through my smartphone on 4G network but with the new router, I can't'. Strange thing is that I am still able to connect to my camera from my workplace laptop. I just can't connect via mobile network. If I connect my smartphone to my home WIFI, I am able to connect to the cameras.

Does anyone here know what I am missing? It will seem that it's due to some setting in my new router?

Thanks!
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