Apps for Engineers: Vision applications

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These vision enhancement applications are listed in the app as of October 2015.

By CFE Media October 10, 2015

Apps for Engineers from CFE Media is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Mobile apps are categorized apps by category, company, and type. This month, see these vision enhancement application tools including an app that is a barcode and QR reader, a video surveillance app, and an app that allows the user to remotely monitor cameras, video cameras, and DVRs. Click on the Apps for Engineers logo on the right to link to where you can download the CFE Media Apps for Engineers mobile application from Google Play and the iOS App Store.

IP Cam Viewer PRO

iOS 5.1.1 +, Android 1.6+

Cost: $3.99

Developer: Robert Chou

Remotely view and control IP Cameras, DVRs, and Network Video Recorders. Supports SSL, H.264, MPEG4, RTSP, ONVIF, motion detection, 2-way audio on some cameras, pan/tilt, optical zoom, presets, relay control, and digital pinch to zoom.


Android 2.3.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Sage Electrochromics 

This app provides SageGlass dynamic glass users with an easy way to control the tint level of their glass for optimal daylight and comfort. Users can select pre-defined scenes, adjust and monitor the tint level of a specific zone, or revert to automatic control.

ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader

Android 3.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Scanbuy

ScanLife provides additional information related to scanned products. Scan any product’s barcode, QR Code, or Microsoft Tag and see more about it including prices and reviews.

TruVision TVRMobile 2.1

Android 2.3.3+

Cost: Free

Company: United Technologies

TVRMobile allows the user to monitor Interlogix TruVision and UltraView video surveillance equipment from virtually anywhere in the world. It features real-time video display for live viewing of up to 16 channels and playback of four channels simultaneously. TVRMobile also has intuitive features and controls, such as swipe PTZ camera control, landscape mode, snapshots, bookmarks, and favorites to make accessing video quick and easy.

– Edited by Eric R. Eissler, editor-in-chief, Oil & Gas Engineering,

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