Xeoma VMS lifehacks: tips and little known features

Trial versions of Xeoma

One of Xeoma advantages is the What You See Is What You Get policy that means that a user can thoroughly test Xeoma before purchasing licenses.

When you first launch Xeoma it starts in the Trial mode by default. This trial mode allows you to test all Xeoma modules including those exclusively available in the Xeoma Pro edition (like Detector of Loitering, Detector of Abandoned Objects, Privacy Masking, etc.) or with an Additional license (e.g. Recognition of Emotions, Text, Color, Object Types, Sound Types, Age, etc.).

However, sometimes what you need is to test a certain Xeoma commercial edition instead – Lite, Starter или Standard – to make sure that its set of modules and features fit to your needs.
See below how you can get a trial version of a certain Xeoma commercial edition.

Getting a trial version of Xeoma Standard edition:
1. Download Xeoma for your operating system from Xeoma official page but don’t launch it yet.

2. Windows and Android: add the words “trial_standard” as it is done in the example below:
Windows: xeoma_win64.exe -> xeoma_trial_standard_win64.exe
Android: xeoma_android.apk -> xeoma_trial_standard_android.apk
и т.д.

For Linux / Linux/ARM: unpack the downloaded Xeoma archive with your system tools. After unpacking, add _trial_standard in the name of that unpacked executable file as it is done in the example below:
xeoma.app -> xeoma_trial_standard.app

3. For Windows / Android / Linux / Linux/ARM: launch the renamed Xeoma executable file on your device.

4. Done! When you launch the program now, it will be launched in the Trial version of the Standard mode. It will allow using only the features available in Xeoma Standard, and your settings will be reset at every restart and every 8 hours. After the reset, you can re-configure Xeoma, and thus repeat the trial time.

Getting a trial version of Xeoma Lite:
1. Download Xeoma for your operating system from Xeoma official page but don’t launch it yet.

2. Windows and Android: add the words trial_lite as it is done in the example below:
Windows: xeoma_win64.exe -> xeoma_trial_lite_win64.exe
Android: xeoma_android.apk -> xeoma_trial_lite_android.apk
и т.д.

For Linux / Linux/ARM: unpack the downloaded Xeoma archive with your system tools. After unpacking, add _trial_lite in the name of that unpacked executable file as it is done in the example below:
xeoma.app -> xeoma_trial_lite.app

3. For Windows / Android / Linux / Linux/ARM: launch the renamed Xeoma executable file on your device.

4. Done! When you launch the program now, it will be launched in the Trial version of the Xeoma Lite edition. It will allow using only the modules and features available in Xeoma Lite, and your settings will be reset at every restart and every 8 hours. After the reset, you can re-configure Xeoma, and thus repeat the trial time.

Getting a trial version of Xeoma Starter:
Unfortunately, there is no trial version of Xeoma Starter. But you can use the Free version of Xeoma or the trial version of Xeoma Lite instead (keeping in mind that Xeoma Starter is somewhat different from either of them).


Trial versions of Xeoma

Downloading a free version of Xeoma is similar to download of a trial version of a Xeoma edition. See more in this page: Download free version of Xeoma video surveillance software


Launching Xeoma in the client-only mode

Xeoma video surveillance software can installed to auto start of the system in various options – to have either the client or the server side (or both) to start at the OS boot.

If you need to have Xeoma run as a client only without installation for example, when you’re giving Xeoma to your boss or client). In that case just add the word client to Xeoma file name, and the launched file will start the client part only by default. See below how to do that.

Launching Xeoma file in the Client-Only mode:
1. Download Xeoma for your operating system from Xeoma official page but don’t launch it yet.

2. Windows and Android: add the word client to the file name as it is done in the example below:
Windows: xeoma_win64.exe -> xeoma_client_win64.exe
Android: xeoma_android.apk -> xeoma_client_android.apk
и т.д.

For Linux / Linux/ARM: unpack the downloaded Xeoma archive with your system tools. After unpacking, add the word client to the name of that unpacked executable file as it is done in the example below:
xeoma.app -> xeoma_client.app

3. For Windows / Android / Linux / Linux/ARM: launch the renamed Xeoma executable file on your device.

4. Done! Now when you launch Xeoma file, it will start only the client part.

xeoma_advice_icon For those who work through console, the same result can be achieved by launching Xeoma with the -client argument. See more about console commands

xeoma_advice_icon Besides, Xeoma’s free rebranding tool allows customizing Xeoma version to only work in the Cloud-Only mode. See more about free rebranding tool