LenovoEMC sent us their new px2-300d a few weeks ago - a new networked storage unit targeted at small business users. Designed to fill multiple roles for companies without sizeable IT departments, the px2 can serve files and media while also keeping track of all your security cameras. Most of all, it's designed to be rock solid regardless of what you need - read on for our thoughts.
Keeping a watchful eye
So, LenovoEMC refers to the PX2 as a network video recorder. That's because the units come with updated firmware that includes Milestone Arcus software.
Milestone enables some pretty clever functionality for users looking to keep an eye on their home or work offices.
In addition to accessing your videos over the web via any modern browser, iOS and Android users can install Milestone Mobile, a surprisingly polished app that allows you to control the cameras from afar, view archived video footage - you get the idea. It lets you keep an eye on things no matter where you are, and it's free - which is as it should be, since Milestone carries a price premium.
We had no problem getting the unit set up. Like most networked storage devices, the PX2 has an internal web server to let you make changes via a standard browser interface. There were only two cameras lying around the office to test with, but the PX2's software picked them up with little trouble, and smoothly stored the resultant videos stored directly onto the NAS.
Read the full review of Milestone Arcus.
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