The User Interface (UI) uses a graphical window setup that has very little hints of it being Windows. The LiveView application can be used to monitor and control up to 36 connected IP Cameras – there is an icon showing 36 so I assume it can handle 36 devices. As long as the IP Camera is connected to the same network as the computer you will see the unique camera ID appear under the Auto Search. Double click the ID and you are prompted for the access password. If you wish to access the IP Camera using your Android or iOS device, you will need that unique camera ID and the password.
While on the subject of mobile devices, I downloaded and installed the mLiveView software on an Android device and got it setup and connected in a jiffy. There wasn’t anything spectacular about the mLiveView on Android except when I swiped my finger across the streaming video on the screen. Magically the camera panned and tilted based on my finger swipe. The action was nearly instant except for the video stream having to catch up on the mobile device.
Using a 1Mbps mobile broadband stream I was able to see a 5 frames per second (fps) stream at 320×240 pixel resolution. That’s pretty decent and your mileage will vary depending on operator, broadband package and signal strength.
Getting back to the Desktop installation of LiveView and LivePlay, the application can be operated without reading the manual as the icon driven interface is clear. At the bottom left you find the main controls for configuring, playback, scheduling and language. There is a panel just above this which allows presets, scanning and manual panning and tilting with arrow icons.